14 Day Slave Route Tour
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Last updated: 08/07/2009
Arrive at Kotoka International Airport, transfer and check in to hotel. Visit Independence Square (also known as Black Star Square), Independence Arch, and the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial (the mausoleum of
Arrival at the Kotoka International Airport, our guide will meet you for a transfer to the hotel. (Spend the night at the Regency Hotel*** (or similar) in Accra.
Start the day with an Accra city tour through the principal streets of Accra. This tour will take us through the Independence square, the Arts Centre, and the Dubois Centre for Pan Africanism and the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum with a lunch break at the National Museum. Spend the night at the Regency Hotel*** (or similar) in Accra.
Set off for Cape Coast with a stopover at the Posuban shrine. Continue to Anomabo, the first capital of the Gold Coast before it was relocated to Cape Coast. Anomabo is the birth place of
George Ekem Ferguson, a renowned Surveyor who fought against the slave trade and helped in mapping out the routes used by the slave traders, an action which resulted in his death in Wa in 1897, where he was buried. Also visit Fort Amsterdam on the summit of a hill in Abanzi. Spend the night at the Elmina Beach Resort*** (or similar) in Elmina.
Start the day with a visit to the Elmina Castle then to the Cape Coast Castle, both declared as UNESCO World Heritage sites. Also visit the West African Historical Museum. Take an optional walk through the Cape Coast Township to view some homes built in colonial style and also to experience the lifestyle of the Fantis. Spend the rest of the evening the Cape Coast Cultural Centre for a cultural performance on slavery. Spend the night at the Elmina Beach Resort*** (or similar) in Elmina.
We visit the Kakum National Park comprising undisturbed virgin rainforest. A visit to the park gives an excellent walking tour on the canopy walkway the longest and highest of its kind in West Africa. We make a brief stopover at Hans Botel, a resort partly built on stilts on a river with crocodiles, lots of bird life and monkeys. Continue trip to Kumasi through the Slave Route of Assin Manso, where the slaves were kept, had a last bath in the "Donko Nsuo" before shipment to the New World. Spend the night at the Hotel Georgia*** (or similar) in Kumasi.
Start the day with a visit to the Manhyia Palace, the seat of the Ashanti kingdom, the Yaa Asantawaa Museum. After lunch, we visit a village make a presentation to the Chief, and seek permission from him to learn about the history of the region from the elders. Visit the Cultural
Centre in the evening. Spend the night at the Hotel Georgia*** (or similar) in Kumasi.
Visit the craft villages of Bonwire (Kente) also to interact with locals to learn about the art and history of the craft. Continue from there to Ntonso, a village famous for adinkra design. Learn the process of Adinkra printing from Master and also stamp chosen motives on t-shirts. Group will also learn traditional skills like kente weaving, palmwine tapping, farming, etc. Spend the night at the Hotel Georgia*** (or similar) in Kumasi.
Set off for Tamale in the early morning with a stopover at the Boabeng Fiema Monkey Sanctuary, where Mona and black and white Colobus monkeys are considered to be a significant part of the community, Also visit to mud hut villages along the route. Upon arrival, we spend the evening at the Tamale Cultural Centre for a possible cultural performance. Spend the night at the Gariba Hotel** (or similar) in Tamale
Visit the town called Salaga, where we pay a courtesy call on the Chief of Salaga. Visit the major slave market, the slave wells and cemetery now turned shrine, Also interview descendants of slaves for a vivid narration of their history. Continue from there to Yendi to learn about the great role the region played in Ghana's slavery history. This will include a visit to the Grave of Babatu, C19th Slave-Raider/Warlord and dialogue with descendants. Spend the night at the Gariba Hotel** (or similar) in Tamale
Make an early morning visit one of the six witch camps in the Tamale, where mostly women, accused of practicing witch craft are sent to live a life in exile. Continue trip to the Ashanti Region with a break at the the Kintampo waterfalls. Spend the night at the Lake Bosomtwi Hotel ** (or similar) in Abono
Early morning visit the Bobiri forest and Butterfly reserve, with a wide collection of birdlife.
Spend the morning on the banks of Lake Bosomtwi, a crater lake believed to have been created by a fallen meteorite. A tour to the fishing villages that surrounds it reveals the cultural practices of the in the hinterland. Experience an optional canoe ride on the lake. *It is a taboo to use power boats on the lake. Return to Accra after lunch. (Spend the night at the Regency Hotel*** (or similar) in Accra
Start the day with a visit to the famous coffin makers of Nungua (Paa Joe). Also visit the Arts
Centre and the Wild Gecko Handicraft shop, which produces authentic African handicrafts. Also visit the Artists Alliance Art Gallery, Aid to Artisans of Ghana (ATAG), the Precious Minerals and Mining Company (PMMC), where jewellery manufactured in Ghana are on display. The mission of this company is to buy from small-scale miners and sell precious minerals. (Spend the night at the Ramada Hotel*** (or similar) in Accra
Set off for the Eastern Region with a stopover at the Aburi Botanical Garden and the Centre for Scientific Research into Plant Medicine. Descend the mountains into Akosombo where group can take a boat cruise along the Volta River. Return to Accra in the late afternoon. (Spend the night at the Ramada Hotel*** (or similar) in Accra
Checkout of hotel for departure, No overnight stay.
- Inclusions -
- 14 days/ 13 nights tour includes the following: Transportation to all sites by a professionally licensed and experienced driver
- Extras -
- This tour is available for two or more pepeole
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