Let's Tour Accra, Aburi Botanical Gardens & Cape Coast Together In 5-7 Days

Introduction

This tour covers some of the regions in Ghana where adventure, nature tours, and history is well dominated. The regions are; Greater Accra Region, Central Region, and Eastern Region this tour will also give the tourist a complete experience and feel of the Ghanaian lifestyle, its rich culture, and the people.

Tour Plan

DAY 01 ARRIVAL IN ACCRA

Upon arriving at the Kotoka International Airport, an LMP Prestige Travel and Tours personnel will be at the airport to welcome you and grant you the necessary assistance needed. Then you would be taken to your hotel where you will also be assisted with your check-in and preparations for the next day. Hotel Check-in begins at 12:00 pm.

The night will be spent in Accra at Fiesta Royale Hotel or Tang Palace Hotel
DAY 02 ABURI BOTANICAL GARDENS/ BOTI FALLS
Morning Activities

Your guide will help you to exchange your currency for Cedi. For guests who prefer to use the ATM or bank, you would be taken to the closest one available to get some money. For guests interested in sewing some African attire, we can arrange a meeting with a Fashion Designer to take your measurements and styles for sewing.

Aburi Botanical Gardens

Aburi Botanical Gardens is situated in Aburi, a small town in the Eastern Region of Ghana. It is about an hour’s drive north of Accra, the capital of Ghana. Aburi’s location in the green Akuapem Hills has long been favored as a serene escape from the capital. Thanks to an altitude of around 450m, Aburi enjoys a relatively calm and breezy climate.

The botanical gardens remain their main attraction today. In clear weather, the bird’s eye views back to Accra can be awesome. Aburi Botanical Gardens is one of only five botanic gardens in Ghana. If you like superlatives, you’ll enjoy the fact that it is the oldest and biggest botanic garden in Ghana.

The park is made up of hundreds of plants that have a lot of medicinal uses, some of which are used to cure many illnesses. They are used to make different spices and are also used for beautification purposes. There is also a carved tree that looks like a real dead tree which represents the struggles of life. Most of the trees were planted by colonial masters and other important leaders around Africa.

From there we visit the Boti Falls

Boti Falls is a twin waterfall located at Boti in the Eastern Region of Ghana. Boti Falls takes its course from a river known locally as Ponmpon. History has it that the fall was hidden in the forest until it was discovered by a white Catholic priest. There are actually two falls at Boti: The upper falls and the lower falls.

Boti is a seasonal fall that is a double side-by-side fall during the high flow and at the bottom of 250 concrete steps. During full flow, you are surrounded by a canyon of falling water. It can be found in the forest of Huhunya.

The larger one is mythically believed to be the male and the smaller one is the female. According to the local folks, when the two merge, a rainbow is formed. It is usually said that these rivers are mating when this happens.

A visit to Boti is actually a three-in-one pack: the umbrella rock, the three-headed palm tree, and, of course, the falls themselves. It is the most visited falls in the Eastern Region.

Then we visit the Tetteh Quashie Cocoa Museum

The Tetteh Quarshie Cocoa Museum is a great place to learn about the history of cocoa and Ghana. It is a must-visit for anyone interested in Ghanaian culture and history.

Back to Accra for Dinner and overnight at Fiesta Royale Hotel or Tang Palace Hotel
DAY 03 CAPE COAST/ ELMINA

Today you will embark on a drive to Cape Coast. Cape Coast is a city in the Central Region of Ghana. It is located on the coast of the Gulf of Guinea, about 75 miles (120km) southwest of the capital, Accra. Cape Coast is a popular tourist destination, known for its historical sites, Cape Coast is a city in the Central Region of Ghana. Cape Coast is a vibrant city with a rich history. It is a great place to learn about Ghana’s past, and it is also a great place to relax and enjoy the beach. The first stop we visit the Elmina Castle.

Elmina Castle:

Visit the Elmina Castle, a UNESCO world heritage site built-in 1482. It was the first European structure built in sub-Saharan Africa. At noon, have a guided tour through cape coast Castle and Castle Museum. The cape coast castle was a departure point for Africans being sent into slavery in the Americas while the castle museum was the home of ‘Door of No Return. From there we visit Fort Jago.

Fort Jago:

Within walking distance to Elmina Castle, Fort St Jago originated as a chapel built between 1555 and 1558 by the Portuguese, which was later converted into a lodge and watch tower. From the vantage point of this nearby hill, the Dutch launched their successful land attack on Elmina Castle. Drive to Cape Coast, visit the Kotokuraba Market

Kotokoraba Market:

The Cape Coast, Kotokoraba Market is the biggest market in Cape Coast, the capital of the Central region of Ghana, which is the tourism hub of Ghana Dinner and overnight at Lemon Beach Hotel (s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 04 CAPE COAST/ AQUA SAFARI RESORT

After Breakfast, Visit the Kakum National Park

Visit the famous Hanging Bridge (Kakum National Park)

Welcome to Ghana’s most visited attraction, the Kakum National Park. Tucked away in the Assin Attandanso Reserve is the Kakum National Park and Canopy Walkway which offers visitors spectacular scenery and a fascinating wildlife experience along with modern camping facilities. The park’s best-known feature is undoubtedly its 7 suspension bridges which form a 333-meter-long canopy walkway, suspended up to 27 meters above the forest floor from trees that are over 300 years old. Next stop we visit the Cape Coast Castle

Cape Coast Castle:

Cape Coast Castle is the largest of the buildings which contain the legacy of the transatlantic slave trade and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Like most ancient fortifications in Ghana, Cape Coast Castle played a significant role in the gold and slave trades. But also, two significant contributions were made here: the arrival of Christianity, and the establishment of the first formal education system through Castle Schools.

A guided tour of the Cape Coast Castle will acquaint you with its many interesting features including Dalzel Tower, the slave dungeons, and the cannons and mortars used in the Castle’s defense. The West African Historical Museum is located inside Cape Coast Castle and contains a growing collection of art and cultural objects, including ceremonial drums, old muskets, shackles from the slave trade, and ancient pottery.

Leave Cape Coast for the Aqua Safari Resort
Overnight and Dinner at the Aqua Safari Resort
DAY 05 TOUR OF THE AQUA SAFARI RESORT

After a sumptuous breakfast, the guide will lead the guest on a tour of the exotic Aqua Safari Resort

Aqua Safari Resort:

Aqua Safari is a resort located in Ada, Ghana. It is a popular destination for tourists, who come to enjoy the resort’s many amenities, including its beautiful location on the Volta River, its luxurious accommodations, and its wide variety of activities and excursions.

Some of the activities and excursions offered by Aqua Safari include:

  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Sun Bathing
  • Guided Nature Tours
  • Visit Nearby Villages
  • Bird Watching
  • Game drives

Aqua Safari is a great place to relax and enjoy the beauty of Ghana. It is also a great place to learn about Ghanaian culture and to experience the country’s unique wildlife.

Drive Back to Accra, spend the night at the Fiesta Royale Hotel or Tang Palace Hotel
DAY 06 ACCRA CITY ADVENTURE

After breakfast, it will be a full-day tour of the city of Accra.

Places to visit include:

Independence Square has an opportunity to see the enclosed flame of Africa that was lit by Dr. Kwame Nkrumah in 1961.

Also, visit the newly refurbished Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, where the first president of Ghana was laid to rest. The place is set in attractive gardens joined by the museum which has photos, artifacts, and insight into Dr. Nkrumah’s life. There is a National Culture Centre as well. It is the largest outdoor art and craft market in West Africa selling traditional crafts.

Followed by James Town, Accra historical neighborhood where history resides. The town is well-known for its lighthouses that were constructed by the British in 1875 as navigational aid for trading vessels. Lastly, walk around the Brazil House, and learn more about the seven Afro-Brazilian families who returned to settle in Ghana in 1836. The most familiar name of Brazilian includes.

Also visit the W.E.B. Dubois Memorial Centre for Pan African Culture, located in Accra, Ghana, which is a legacy museum, founded in 1985, the former residence and the final resting place of W.E.B Du Bois. Dr. Du Bois was a civil and human rights leader, described as the father of Pan-Africanism, co-founder of NAACP, and a productive author focused on civil rights issues and African history.

The center is a complex of four buildings which include the home where Dr. DuBois spent his last years, an administrative building, the Garvey Guest House, and the tomb of Dr. DuBois and his wife Shirley Graham DuBois. The structures and personal library are in need of repairs and an update, restoration, and refurbishing.

After that, we go to the Accra Arts and Craft Market to see creativity at its best. Ghana is well known for its arts and crafts, which reflect our traditions and cultures. Art can be identified with all tribes and regions. This may also be an opportunity for guests to get gifts or souvenirs for family and friends back home.

Back to Hotel for Dinner- Fiesta Royale Hotel or Tang Palace Hotel
DAY 07 OPEN DAY

Not much activity since it is departure day, if there is time we can relax, go to the spa, and visit some iconic beaches.

Back to the hotel to prepare for departure. Like the Arrival, personnel of LMP PRESTIGE TRAVEL AND TOURS will definitely accompany the guests to the airport to help them with checking in and baggage weighing. He or she will only leave when the guests have been fully checked in. Then we can say our work is done.

END OF TOUR
HOPE WE MADE YOUR TRIP ENJOYABLE

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