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Ghana Akosombo Tour
10 Day Tour

DAY 01:


Depart Washington International Airport via British Airways jet service to London. Meals will be served in flight.


DAY 02:


Upon your arrival in London (Airport Transfer) in time to connect with your continuing flight to Accra, Ghana. Upon your arrival in Accra, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.


DAY 03:


Black Star Square, Accra
Black Star Square, Accra
This morning enjoy, a city tour including the old and new township. Drive along the Gulf of Guinea, see the Christiansborg Castle, visit Black Star Square, State ceremonial grounds. Tour James Town where former President Kwame Nkrumah started his political campaign for independence. Visit old Accra Harbour, the National Museum, the W.E.B. DuBois Center, and the Arts Center. Drive to Legon to visit the University of Ghana.  Return to your hotel.


DAY 04:


Dodi Island
Dodi Island
Depart Accra this morning and drive eastward toward the Volta Region. Stop to visit the Larteh Shrine. Continue to Akosombo to visit the Akosombo Dam site. Enjoy a cruise to Dodi Island.  Proceed to your hotel for dinner and overnight.


DAY 05:


After a leisurely breakfast, depart Akosombo to explore the legends of the famous Ashanti whose legacies are still evident today. Pass the home of Yaa Asantewaa, the Queen Mother who led the Ashants to war against the British and hear a recount of her true life story. Arrive in Kumasi. Enjoy a city tour of Kumasi, drive past the statue of Prempeh, Cenotaph, Kumasi Fort, the City Centre, the Statue of Okomfo Anokye and the Royal Mausoleum. Continue to visit the Prempeh II Jubilee Museum, the Cultural Centre and proceed to your hotel for overnight.


DAY 06:


Adinka Cloth
Making Adinka Cloth
Morning visit to the craft village of Bonwire, home of the world famous Kente cloth, a sample of which decorates the foyer of the United Nations Building in New York. Witness the actual weaving process on a traditional loom. Continue to Ntonso, the centre of the Kuntunkuni (traditional mourning cloth) and Adinkra cloth, observing the dying process. Journey to Ahwia, the centre of the carving industry. See an assortment of Akuba dolls and other wooden items like stools and figurines. Return to your hotel.


DAY 07:


Kakum National Park
Kakum National Park
Depart Kumasi this morning and drive towards the Central Region of Ghana. You will make a stop in Assin Manso, an important site on the river where enslaved Africans were given their last bath and rested before the last leg of their forced march to the slave dungeons of Elmina and Cape Coast. Continue to Aburi Gardens, visit the Rain forest and the Institute of Herbal Plants. Continue to your hotel in Elmina for dinner and overnight.


DAY 08:


Elmina Castle, Port View
Elmina Castle,
Port View
Morning visit to Ft. St. Jago for a panoramic view of the historic township of Elmina. Continue to Elmina Castle, also known as St. George’s Castle. Proceed to Cape Coast University for a brief tour of the campus. Visit Cape Coast Castle and the West African Historical Museum. Proceed to Accra for dinner and overnight.


DAY 09:


Time at leisure for last minute exploration or shopping. This evening, after dinner, transfer to the airport in time to check in for your return flight to London.


DAY 10:


Arrival in London (Airport Transfer) in the early morning local time.  Check in for your return flight to USA.  Arrive USA in the afternoon, local time.