Let’s Tour Greater Accra, Tarkoradi & Cape Coast Together In 8 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, Central Region, and Western 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 check-in and preparations for the next day. Hotel Check-in begins at 2:00 pm.

The night will be spent in Accra in Hotel or  Hotel

DAY 2 TAKORADI

We take a long drive to Tarkoradi to visit the Famous

NZULEZU STILT VILLAGE

Nzulezu is a stilt village located in the Western Region of Ghana.

It is built on Lake Tadane, which is a lagoon in the Amansuri River. The village is home to about 500 people, who are mostly fishermen and farmers. The village is said to have been founded in the 16th century by people who migrated from Walata, a city in the ancient Ghana Empire.

The village is unique in that it is built entirely on stilts, which rise about 10 feet above the water. This allows the villagers to live in a safe and secure environment, even during the rainy season. The village is also known for its traditional architecture, which is characterized by its thatched roofs and wooden houses.

Nzulezu is a popular tourist destination, and it is a great place to learn about Ghanaian culture and history.

Here are some interesting facts about Nzulezu stilt village:

The name “Nzulezu” means “surface of water” in the Nzema language. The village is built on a foundation of rocks and clay, which helps to keep it stable. The villagers use canoes to get around the village and to travel to the mainland. The village is home to a number of sacred shrines, which are dedicated to the village’s ancestors.

Nzulezu is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which means that it is recognized as a place of outstanding cultural or natural importance.

Stay over and dinner in

DAY 3 TAKORADI

After Breakfast today, you will visit a couple of beautiful sites Like

ANKASA NATURE RESERVE

Ankasa-Nini-Suhien National Park and Resource Reserve are situated close to the border town of Elubo, some 1-hour 45-minute drive west of Takoradi.  This 490km2 of intact wet evergreen forest is a zone of great botanical beauty and richness with some 300 plant species per hectare.  Its 43 mammal species include Bongo, forest elephants, and 10 primate species including the endemic Diana Monkey, and the endangered West African Chimpanzee.  Rich bird life includes parrots, hornbills, and the rare white-fronted guinea fowl.

Indeed, the Ankasa Resource area has been designated as an International Biosphere Reserve to serve as a nature museum for research.  Other interesting features in Ankasa are hiking trails, trees and twines of remarkable formation, river cascades, “Bamboo Cathedral” and Lodges constructed to make visitors a bedfellow of nature. It has unique vegetation and the humid air of the jungle. The weather at the reserve is unpredictable and tourists are advised to take along raincoats when visiting.  It can also be visited from nearby beach resort areas such as Axim, Jewi Wharf, Elubo, Busua, and Cape Three Points.

Tourist activities at Ankasa are Game viewing, Bird watching, Hiking/Nature walking, etc. Effective marketing of the Reserve will attract more tourists to the region and will generate revenue for the local residents living in and around the community.

KWAME NKRUMAH’S FORMER GRAVE- NKROFUL

Dr.Kwame Nkrumah’s former grave is located in Nkroful, Ghana, his birthplace. It is a simple gravesite marked by a headstone and a few palm trees

Nkrumah was buried initially in Nkroful in 1972, after his death in Romania. However, his body was later exhumed and reburied in Accra in 1992.

The former gravesite in Nkroful is still a popular pilgrimage site for Nkrumah’s supporters. It is a reminder of his humble beginnings and his commitment to pan-Africanism.

AKATEKYI CROCODILE POND

Akatekyi Crocodile Pond is a sacred pond located in the Western Region of Ghana.

It is home to a large population of crocodiles, which are believed to be sacred by the local people. The pond was created by a powerful fetish priest, who used his magic to tame the crocodiles.

The crocodiles are fed by the local people, and they are seen as a symbol of good luck and prosperity.

Visitors to the pond can see the crocodiles being fed, and they can also learn about the history and culture of the area.

Here are some interesting facts about Akatekyi Crocodile Pond:

The pond is about 30 kilometers west of Takoradi, the capital of the Western Region.

The crocodiles in the pond are Nile crocodiles, which are the largest species of crocodile in Africa.

The crocodiles in the pond are not aggressive toward humans, and they are often seen basking in the sun or swimming in the pond.

The pond is a popular tourist destination, and it is a great place to learn about Ghanaian culture and history.

We spend the night and have dinner at the

DAY 4 ELMINA/CAPE COAST

After breakfast, we take a drive to the beautiful historic town 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.

FORT JAGO-ELMINA

Fort Jago is a 17th-century fort located in Elmina, Ghana. It is also known as Fort Coenraadsburg.

The Dutch built the fort in 1652 as a defensive measure against the Portuguese, who had built Elmina Castle in 1482. Fort Jago is situated on a hill opposite Elmina Castle, and it offers a commanding view of the town.

The fort is a square structure with four bastions. It has a moat and a drawbridge, and it was initially equipped with cannons. The fort was used for military purposes until the 19th century when it was converted into a prison.

Fort Jago is now a museum, and it is open to the public. The museum exhibits artifacts from the fort’s history, including weapons, uniforms, and photographs. The defense is also a popular tourist destination, and it offers stunning views of Elmina and the Atlantic Ocean.

Here are some interesting facts about Fort Jago:

The fort was named after Coenraad van Beuningen, who was the Governor of the Dutch Gold Coast at the time of its construction.

The fort was used as a prison for European convicts and malcontents.

The fort was the site of a number of battles between the Dutch and the Portuguese.

The fort was damaged in an earthquake in 1755, but it was later repaired.

Fort Jago is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

19TH CENTURY DUTCH CEMETARY-ELMINA

The Dutch Cemetery of Elmina was constructed on the order of Governor of the Dutch Gold Coast Johannes Petrus Hoogenboom in 1806.

The Dutch Cemetery of Elmina is a historic cemetery located in Elmina, Ghana

It was established in 1806 by Governor Johannes Petrus Hoogenboom.

The cemetery is the final resting place of many prominent Dutch, Ghanaian, and African-American figures, including:

Herman Willem Daendels, Governor-General of the Dutch Gold Coast from 1814 to 1818. Carel Hendrik Bartels was a Dutch merchant and trader who was active in Ghana in the 19th century. R. P. Baffour was a Ghanaian chief who was a leading figure in the anti-colonial movement in Ghana. Chief Kweku Andoh, a Ghanaian chief who was a close advisor to King Nana Kobina Gyan of Elmina.

The cemetery is a popular tourist destination and is a reminder of the rich history of Elmina. The cemetery is well-maintained and is a peaceful place to visit. The graves are marked with simple headstones, many of which are in Dutch. There are also a few trees and bushes growing in the cemetery, which provide some shade.

If you are interested in learning more about the history of Elmina, the Dutch Cemetery is a great place to start. It is a reminder of the city’s rich history and of the many people who have made Elmina what it is today.

The cemetery is a popular tourist destination, and it is a great place to learn about Ghanaian history and culture. The cemetery is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Dinner and Overnight stay at the Lemon Beach Hotel

DAY 5 CAPE COAST/ACCRA

After Breakfast, you visit some very natural and historic sites on the Cape coast

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.

Next stop we visit the Cape Coast Castle

CAPE COAST CASTLE

Cape Coast Castle is a 17th-century fort located in Cape Coast, Ghana. It is also known as Fort Christiansburg

The fort was built by the Swedes in 1653 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 17th and 18th centuries. The castle was captured by the British in 1664, and it remained under British rule until 1957 when Ghana gained independence.

Cape Coast 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.

Some interesting facts about Cape Coast Castle include:

The castle was originally named Carolusburg by the Swedes.

The castle was the site of the first school for Africans in Ghana.

The castle was used as a prison for political prisoners during the colonial era.

The castle is home to a number of dungeons where slaves were held before being shipped to the Americas.

The castle is a popular tourist destination, and it is estimated that over 1 million people visit the castle each year.

OGUAA PALACE

The palace is located in Cape Coast, Ghana, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The palace was built in 1875 by Nana Kwamina Gyan III, the 24th Omanhene of Oguaa. The palace is a two-story building with traditional Ghanaian architecture.

The palace is decorated with intricate wood carvings and murals. The palace is a symbol of the history and culture of the Oguaa people. The palace is open to the public for tours.

The Oguaa Palace is a beautiful historic building, and it is a must-see for anyone visiting Cape Coast. The palace is a reminder of the rich history and culture of the Oguaa people, and it is a testament to the craftsmanship of the Ghanaian people.

Here are some interesting facts about Oguaa Palace:

The name “Oguaa” means “sand” in the local language, Twi.

The palace is made of coral stone and wood.

The palace has 12 rooms, including a throne room, a reception room, and a library.

The palace is surrounded by a wall, which was built to protect the palace from invaders.

The palace is home to a number of artifacts, including traditional Ghanaian clothing, jewelry, and weapons.

KOTOKURABA MARKET

The Cape Coast, Kotokoraba Market  is the biggest market in Cape Coast

It is a sprawling market with over 5,000 stalls selling a wide variety of goods, including produce, textiles, handicrafts, and souvenirs. The market is a major economic hub for the city and the surrounding area.

It is also a popular tourist destination, as it offers a glimpse into Ghanaian culture and commerce.

Kotokoraba Market is a vibrant and colorful place, and it is a great place to experience the hustle and bustle of Ghanaian life. If you are visiting Cape Coast, be sure to visit Kotokoraba Market and experience all that it has to offer.

Here are some interesting facts about Kotokoraba Market:

The market was founded in the 17th century by the Dutch. The name “Kotokoraba” means “market of the spirits” in the local language, Twi.

The market is divided into several sections, each selling a different type of goods.

The market is a major source of employment for the people of Cape Coast. The market is a popular tourist destination, and it is estimated that over 1 million people visit the market each year.

Dinner and Overnight Stay at

DAY 6 EN ROUTE TO ACCRA

At Breakfast, we start heading back to Accra via the village of Abandze the home of Louis Armstrong, the famous American Jazz Musician.

Brief History About the Village of AbandzeT

The village of Abandze is the ancestral home of Louis Armstrong, the famous American jazz musician. Armstrong’s great-grandfather, Kojo Amonoo, was born in Abandze in the early 1800s. Amonoo was captured by slavers and taken to the United States, where he was sold into slavery. He eventually escaped slavery and made his way to New Orleans, where he raised a family. Armstrong’s father, William Armstrong, was born in New Orleans to Amonoo and a Creole woman.

Armstrong never visited Abandze, but he was proud of his Ghanaian heritage. He often spoke about his ancestors in Ghana, and he even named his trumpet “Kojo” after his great-grandfather. In 1956, Armstrong visited Ghana for the first time. He was greeted as a hero, and he was given a traditional Ghanaian name, Satchmo Kwame Nkrumah.

The village of Abandze is a small village located in the Central Region of Ghana. It is a rural village, and the majority of the people who live there are farmers. The village is also home to a number of traditional Ghanaian craftsmen, who produce wood carvings, kente cloth, and other traditional Ghanaian handicrafts.

There is a small museum in Abandze that is dedicated to Louis Armstrong. The museum houses a number of artifacts that belonged to Armstrong, including his trumpet, his clothing, and his personal belongings. The museum also has a number of photographs and documents that document Armstrong’s life and career.

The village of Abandze is a popular tourist destination for people who are interested in Louis Armstrong and his Ghanaian heritage. The museum is a great place to learn about Armstrong’s life and to see some of his personal belongings. The village is also a great place to experience traditional Ghanaian culture.

We continue heading to Accra for a  Night of rest and relaxation. For those who love the nightlife, we will enjoy Accra by Night

Dinner and Overnight stay in Accra at the

DAY 7 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 was an African-American historian and pan-Africanist who 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 MAUSOLEUM

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.

OSU CASTLE

Osu Castle, also known as Fort Christiansborg, is a castle located in Osu, Ghana on the coast of the Gulf of Guinea in Africa.

A substantial fort was built by Denmark-Norway in the 1660s, thereafter the fort changed ownership between Denmark-Norway, Portugal, the Akwamu, Britain, and finally post-Independence Ghana.

The castle was the seat of government of the Gold Coast until 2007 when the new seat of government was established at the Golden Jubilee House in Accra.

The 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.

Here are some interesting facts about Osu Castle:

The castle was originally named Christiansborg by the Danes.

The castle was the site of the first school for Africans in Ghana.

The castle was used as a prison for political prisoners during the colonial era.

The castle is home to a number of dungeons where slaves were held before being shipped to the Americas.

The castle is a popular tourist destination, and it is estimated that over 1 million people visit the castle each year.

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 Hotel for Dinner- Hotel or Hotel

DAY 8 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

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