Let’s Tour Accra, Akosombo, Cape Coast Together In 5 Days

INTRODUCTION

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

Tour Plan

DAY 1 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 to grant you the necessary assistance needed. Then you would be taken to your hotel where you will also be assisted with your hotel check-in and preparations for the next day. Hotel Check-in begins at 2:00pm.

DAY 2 AKOSOMBO

Pick up from the hotel lobby at 8 am after breakfast.

An hour to the outskirts of Accra to visit some beautiful touristic sites…….

Brief History About Akosombo

Akosombo is a town in the Eastern Region of Ghana. It is located on the banks of the Volta River, where the Akosombo Dam was built. The dam was completed in 1965 and created Lake Volta, the largest man-made lake in the world by surface area.

The town of Akosombo was founded in the early 1960s to house the workers who were building the dam. The dam was built by the Volta River Authority (VRA), a government-owned corporation. The VRA also operates the dam and generates electricity from it.

Akosombo is a popular tourist destination. The dam and Lake Volta are popular attractions, and there are also several historical sites in the town. The town is also home to several traditional villages, where visitors can learn about Ghanaian culture.

Places to Visit:

Cedi Beads Factory- Krobo Odumasi

Cedi Beads Factory is a bead-making company located in Somanya, Ghana. The company was founded by Nomoda Djaba, also known as “Cedi”, in 1994. Cedi Beads The factory is known for its unique glass beads, which are made from recycled glass

The company has several workshops where the beads are made. The process of making the beads is labor-intensive and involves several steps. First, the glass bottles are crushed into fine powder. Then, the powder is mixed with water and molded into beads. The beads are then baked in a kiln at a high temperature.

Cedi Beads Factory sells its beads to a variety of customers, including retailers, wholesalers, and individual consumers. The company’s beads are popular for jewelry making, beadwork, and other decorative purposes.

Cedi Beads Factory is a social enterprise that provides employment opportunities for people in the Krobo region of Ghana. The company also supports several local community projects.

Here are some of the things you can do at Cedi Beads Factory:

  • Learn about the process of making glass beads.
  • See the different types of beads that are made at the factory.
  • Purchase beads for jewelry-making or other decorative purposes.
  • Support a social enterprise that is making a difference in the community.

Shai Hills Resource Reserve.

The forest guard will guide you for about two hours hiking to the Shai people’s ancestral caves. The reserve has several ancestral caves and a very attractive range of rocky hills set in the middle of vast open and wooded grassland. The caves continue to play an important role in local history, culture, and tradition.

The reserve is home to over 31 species of mammals, more than 175 species of birds, and 13 reptile species which include; kobs, oribi, grey duiker, bushbuck, civet cat genet, baboon, species of monkeys, and reptiles. From there we move to catch a cruise at the Lake Volta.

Boat Riding on Lake Volta

There will be a boat ride on Lake Volta where guests will see beautiful islands surrounding the lake and have a nice view of the popular Akosombo Dam which is the source of electricity for Ghana and other neighboring countries. Head Back to Accra, Dinner and Overnight Stay

DAY 3 ELMINA

At dawn, we leave for the beautiful city of Elmina

BRIEF HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF ELMINA

Elmina is a town in the Central Region of Ghana, located about 90 miles west of the country’s capital Accra. It is the oldest European settlement in sub-Saharan Africa and was founded in 1482 by the Portuguese.

The town was originally called São Jorge da Mina, which means “Saint George of the Mine” in Portuguese. This is because the Portuguese were interested in the gold trade in the area, and they built the castle as a trading post.

Elmina soon became an important center for the slave trade, and it is estimated that over 1 million slaves were exported from the town during the 16th and 17th centuries. The town was captured by the Dutch in 1637, and it remained under Dutch rule until 1872 when it was sold to the British.

Elmina is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Ghana. The town is home to a number of historical buildings.

Elmina is also a center for traditional Ghanaian culture, and it is home to a number of festivals, including the Elmina Traditional Festival and the Elmina Homowo Festival.

Here are some interesting facts about Elmina:

The name “Elmina” is believed to come from the Akan word “Anomansa”, which means “inexhaustible supply of water”.

The Elmina Castle is the oldest European building in existence south of the Sahara. Elmina was the capital of the Portuguese Gold Coast from 1482 to 1637.

The slave trade was abolished in Elmina in 1807.

Elmina was the site of the first British colony in Ghana.

Some Sites to visit at Elmina

ELMINA CASTLE

Elmina Castle (also known as St. George’s Castle) is a 15th-century European fort built by the Portuguese in Elmina, Ghana. It is the oldest European building in existence south of the Sahara.

The castle was built in 1482 as a trading post for gold and ivory. It later became an important center for the Atlantic slave trade, and it is estimated that over 1 million slaves were exported from the castle during the 16th and 17th centuries.

The castle was captured by the Dutch in 1637, and it remained under Dutch rule until 1872 when it was sold to the British.

Elmina Castle is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Ghana. The castle is a complex of buildings, including a chapel, a dungeon, and a number of rooms that were used for storage and administration.

The castle is a powerful reminder of the history of the Atlantic slave trade, and it is a place where visitors can learn about the horrors of this trade.

The castle is also a symbol of Ghanaian resilience and strength. It is a reminder that the Ghanaian people have overcome great adversity and that they have built a strong and prosperous nation.

THE FAMOUS HANGING BRIDGE (KAKUM NATIONAL PARK)

Kakum National Park is a national park in Ghana, located in the Central Region. It is home to a variety of plant and animal life, including forest elephants, monkeys, and birds.

The park is also home to the Kakum Canopy Walkway, which is a 350-meter-long (1,150 ft) treetop walkway that offers stunning views of the forest.

The walkway is made up of seven bridges that are suspended between 130 and 50 meters (430 and 164 ft) above the ground.

Visitors to the park can walk on the walkway and enjoy the views of the forest, as well as the opportunity to see some of the animals that live in the park.

The Kakum Canopy Walkway is a popular tourist destination, and it is a great way to experience the beauty of the Ghanaian rainforest.

Here are some interesting facts about the Kakum Canopy Walkway:

  • It was opened in 1995, and it is the first canopy walkway in Africa.
  • The walkway is made of wire rope, aluminum, and wooden planks.
  • There are safety nets on both sides of the walkway to prevent people from falling.
  • The walkway is open from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and open to tourists for a fee.

Head Back to Accra. Dinner and Overnight

DAY 4 ACCRA CITY ADVENTURE

After a great night’s sleep and a good breakfast, we explore the beautiful city of Accra. The Beacon of Hope for Africa It will be a full-day tour in Accra, first stop we visit the:

W.E DUBOIS CENTER

The W.E.B. Du Bois Centre for Pan African Culture is a memorial place, research facility, and tourist attraction in the Cantonments area of Accra, Ghana, that was opened to the public in 1985.

It is named in dedication to W. E. B. Du Bois, an African-American historian and panAfricanist became a citizen of Ghana in the early 1960s. He lived there in his last few years at the invitation of President Kwame Nkrumah, while compiling the Encyclopedia Africana.

The Du Bois Centre is located at No. 22 First Circular Road, in Cantonments, Accra, Ghana, the former residence of W. E. B. Du Bois. He died there on 27 August 1963. It was opened to the public on 22 June 1985 and was named a national memorial in November of that year. The Centre houses a small museum with part of Du Bois’s personal library and a collection of his works, which are made available to researchers. An adjacent shrine shelters his grave and the ashes of his second wife, Shirley Graham Du Bois.

The Centre also hosts a number of events, including conferences, workshops, and cultural performances. It is a popular destination for scholars, tourists, and anyone interested in the history and culture of Africa.

Here are some interesting facts about the W.E.B. Du Bois Center:

  • The Centre was designed by Ghanaian architect, Samuel Adjaye.
  • The museum houses a collection of Du Bois’s personal belongings, including his books, papers, and photographs.
  • The shrine is a traditional Ghanaian structure made of wood and clay.
  • The Centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

INDEPENDENCE SQUARE

Independence Square is a popular tourist destination and is a reminder of Ghana’s rich history and culture. Independence Square is a large and impressive square, and it is a must-see for anyone visiting Accra. The square is a symbol of Ghana’s independence and its unity as a nation. The place where Dr. Kwame Nkrumah lighted the touch of independence

KWAME NKRUMAH MEMORIAL PARK

The place 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.

ACCRA ARTS CENTRE

In this place, you 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 the Hotel for Dinner and overnight

DAY 5 OPEN DAY

Not much activity since it is departure day, if there is time we can relax, go to the spa, the market or 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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