Welcome to Akosombo

Amazingly, you can visit the dam: the Volta River Authority organises daily tours, which explain its history and the essential role Akosombo plays in Ghana's economy. The agency also organises tours of the hydroelectric plant, although these must be booked in advance.

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$250 Day Trips & Excursions

Akosombo Dam and Shai Hills Resource Reserve Tour from Accra

Being picked up from your hotel at 7:30am, you will take this 100kms journey north of Accra first to the township of Akosombo. Here you will be taken on a guided tour of the Akosombo dam which is the largest man-made lake in the world. It was constructed in 1966. The dam rises 440 feet (134 m) above ground level and has a crest 2,201 feet (671 m) wide and a volume of 10,451,000 cubic yards (7,991,000 cubic m). The dam is used for commercial fishing and navigation. The dam has an electric-power-generating capacity of 912 megawatts. The Dam meets Ghana’s needs and provides a surplus for sale to neighbouring countries. Returning to Accra you will stop at the Shai Game Reserve just 40mins north of Accra. Take a drive through this park to discover baboons, monkeys, antelopes, bats and ostriches. This tour is done in a private vehicle with an English speaking tour guide with you throughout the trip. Back in Accra you will be dropped off at your hotel to end the day by late afternoon.

$85 Kid Friendly

Volta Lake Tour & Cruise

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Akosombo Hydro Plant, Akosombo, Eastern RegionThis used to be the largest man-made lake in the entire world until recently. It is Ghana's main hydro-power plant. Take a tour of the upper part of the dam and take in the breathtaking view of the area. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Afrikiko Riverfront ResortWhile away the rest of the day at leisure here with an opportunity to hire a boat for a cruise over this lake with a minimum of about $20. It is one of the most quietest places one can be. Duration: 3 hours

$288.75 Kid Friendly

2 Days Eco Volta & Eastern Ghana Tour

ItineraryDay 1: Accra - AmedzofeStop At: Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary, Tafi Atome, Volta RegionEngage the friendly monkeys here on a tour through the village. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Afadjato South District AssemblyClimb to the top of the highest mountain in Ghana on an adventurous hike. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Wli Waterfalls, Hohoe, Volta RegionVisit and possibly soak in the cooling waters of the Wli Falls. Duration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight at the Abraerica Hotel in Amedzofe Day 2: Amedzofe - AccraStop At: Mt. Gemi, Amedzofe, Volta RegionTake in the breathtaking view of the region from the top of Mt. Gemi with its iconic cross. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Akosombo Hydro Plant, Akosombo, Eastern RegionVisit the Volta Dam which is one of the largest man-made lakes in the world. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Shai Hills Resource Reserve, Greater AccraTake a safari drive of the Shai Reserve discovering some primates such as baboons, zebras, ostrich etc. Duration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$3200 Cultural & Theme Tours

Ghana Nigeria Special

ItineraryDay 1: Arrival at Kotoka International Airport Stop At: Accra International Conference Centre, Accra, Greater AccraThe capital city of Ghana, a country with one of the highest per capita GDP in West Africa, and one of the world’s fastest growing economies, Accra is a lively and unique place to be. During this tour,Voyageback will help you experience all that this animated and historical city has to offer. Highlights:Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park: This beautiful park was created to honor the great Kwame Nkrumah, the man who led Ghana to independence from British Colonialism and first president of the Republic of Ghana.Osu (formerly Christianborg) Castle: Located in Jamestown, the oldest area in Accra, discover the interesting history of this castle from it being under Danish ownership, being used to store slaves before they were transported to the Americas, to becoming the former seat of the Ghanaian Presidency. Makola Market: Experience the famous Makola market, where you will see the Ghanaian entrepreneurial spirit on full display. You can try your hand at haggling, sample authentic Ghanaian dishes (keep in mind that Ghanaians love their food spicy)! Other Sites include: National Museum, the W.E.B. Dubois Center for Pan African Culture, Flagstaff House (official seat of the president), Independence/Black Star Square, Kane Kwesi Carpentry workshop. Duration: 2 daysMeals included: • Breakfast: Breakfast and Dinner are included in this packageAccommodation included: 3 Star Hotel or AirBnBDay 2: Akosombo Hydro Plant, Akosombo, GhanaStop At: Akosombo Hydro Plant, Akosombo, Eastern RegionThis experience is a voyage to south east Ghana to view the dam whose construction flooded the Volta River basin, eventually resulting in the creation of the Volta Lake (the world’s largest man-made lake!). The Akosombo Dam, a hydroelectric dam, is also one of the country’s main source of electricity supply. Enhance your tour by participating in an optional boat cruise on the Volta River.Duration: 15 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: Breakfast and Dinner are included in this packageAccommodation included: 3 Star Hotel or AirBnBDay 3: Kumasi City TourStop At: Kumasi Fort - Ghana Armed Forces Museum, Kumasi, Ashanti RegionKumasi, home of the Ashanti people and the great Ashanti King, Ghana’s second city, and also known as the “Garden City”, is a beautiful place to be. No visit to Ghana is truly complete without visiting the “Oseikrom”. Discover the historical importance of Kumasi, including: the Golden Stool (an embodiment of the soul of the Ashanti nation), that was created from the heavens by Okomfo Anokye, and Yaa Asantewaa, the queen mother and warrior who gloriously led her people to battle against British colonialism in the War of the Golden Stool. Discover why and how the Asantehenes were historically revered and is presently held to such esteem in Ghana. Duration: 10 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: Breakfast and Dinner are included in this packageAccommodation included: 3 Star Hotel or AirBnBDay 4: Visit to Museums, Cooking Class and Night out in AccraStop At: Prempeh II Museum, Kumasi, Ashanti RegionManhyia Palace Museum: Originally built by the British after the War of the Golden Stool, has been converted to a museum dedicated to the displaying the history of the Asantehenes. Stroll through the rooms as you learn about the great Asantehenes that came before the current Asantehene, Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II National Cultural Center: Sitting within peaceful grounds, visit the center and have the opportunity to experience various craft workshops including brass working, wood craving, batik cloth making (dyeing), kente cloth weaving, and much more.Prempeh II Jubliee Museum: Remember that Ghana is the original Gold Coast! Now, you are in Kumasi, the land of Kings and Queens! Witness first-hand the immense wealth of the Ashanti as you view the King’s war attire, ceremonial clothing, jewelry, furniture, and much more. Duration: 15 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: Breakfast and Dinner are included in this packageAccommodation included: 3 Star Hotel or AirBnBDay 5: Cape Coast and Elmina Castles, Beach Day and Night out in AccraStop At: Cape Coast Castle, Cape Coast, Central RegionTake an unforgettable voyage back through history as you stroll through the corridors and cells within Cape Coast and Elmina castles. Learn about the historical significance of both locations, as they played a pivotal role in storing captured Africans and “preparing” them for voyage during the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Discover how these Africans were dehumanized, treated, and how they ultimately fared. Kakum National Park: Spanning over 139 square miles, this is one of West Africa’s only surviving tropical rain forests, and was established by local people, not by the State Department of wildlife. Explore new heights when you go for a nice scenic walk on the 1,150 ft long canopy walkway connected to 7 tree tops.Duration: 12 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: Breakfast and Dinner are included in this packageAccommodation included: 3 Star Hotel or AirBnBDay 6: Beach Trip and Craft Village Tour and Transfer to LagosStop At: Busua Beach, Busua, Western RegionA beach respite will be well deserved after exploring so many parts of beautiful Ghana. As a coastal country, there are many opportunities to enjoy the sea. Relax by the pristine beaches on the Atlantic Ocean and partake in plenty of activities to add a little pizzazz to your adventure. Choose from Labadi Beach, Ada Beach, or Busua Beach Resort. ANDCraft Villages: This is another opportunity to purchase unique handmade crafts. We will visit the Ashanti Craft Village, Bonwire (see how the famous Kente cloth is made), Ntonso (home of Adinkra), Ahwiaa (the wood carver’s village). Duration: 19 hoursStop At: Freedom Park Lagos, Lagos, Lagos StateTransfer to LagosDuration: 6 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 7: Arrival in Lagos - Transfer from GhanaStop At: Ikeja City Mall, Lagos, Lagos StateWelcome Dinner at Protea Hotel Ikeja, LagosDuration: 5 hoursMeals included: • Dinner: This dinner will be a Buffet style dinner for all guests at Protea Hotel or Sheraton Hotels in Ikeja.Accommodation included: 3 Star Hotel or AirBnBDay 8: Lagos City TourStop At: Lekki Conservation Centre, Lagos, Lagos StateWhen many hear Nigeria mentioned anywhere, they associate it with Nollywood movies, Afrobeat music, and world famous writers. Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation is a land rich in history and culture. Let us guide you on an incredible eight day tour of Nigeria. Explore monuments, landmarks, and villages of three states. Your arrival will be in Lagos, the largest city in Africa and the cultural and economic center of Nigeria. Come experience the history, the cultural, and the allure of Africa’s city that never sleeps. After a few exciting days in Lagos, become more immersed in Nigerian culture as we move on to the historic Ogun and Osun states. Lagos City Tour:Visit historic and symbolic monuments in Lagos, beginning with: National Museum: This museum has one of the most significant collections of West African antiquities in the world. Learn about Nigerian history as you view archaeological, ethnographic, and traditional artifacts.National Arts Theater: Built in 1977, this edifice is one of Nigeria’s most culturally significant entertainment spots. Serving as a multi-purpose national monument for the preservation, presentation, and promotion of Nigerian arts and culture, this is a MUST visit site.Lekki Conservation Center: Run by the Nigerian Conservation Foundation, this center has a huge tract of wetlands set aside for wildlife viewing. Forget that you are in a busy city as you walk atop the trees on Africa’s longest canopy walkway, as monkeys, crocodiles, and birds roam in their natural habitat. Nike Art Gallery: Run by Nike Davies-Okundaye, one of Nigeria’s most important artist, this gallery is full of contemporary and traditional Nigerian arts.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: Breakfast and Dinner are a part of this packageAccommodation included: 3 Star Hotel or AirbnBDay 9: Lagos City Tour Continued Stop At: LUFASI Nature Park, Lagos, Lagos StateLagos Urban Forest and Animal Sanctuary Initiative (LUFASI) Nature Park Lekki: Sitting on about 20 acres of land, this park is filled with beautiful attractions and animals. Observe birds, including bald eagles, monkeys, chimps, and baboons. Watch as alligators frolic in Lake Nora, the huge man-made lake that is located in the middle of the park. See various floral species as you explore Fern Garden and Ekki Forest. Shopping in LagosLekki Arts & Crafts: Test your haggling skills as you move from stall to stall finding unique African crafts representing all of Nigerian culture. Lekki Beach Resort: Add a touch of luxury to your already amazing adventure by relaxing on a beautiful and exotic beach. If you get tired of relaxing, participate in some fun activities including volleyball, basketball, kayaking, jet skiing and more. Duration: 12 hoursStop At: Rumors Night Club VIParty like a rock star at this High End Night Club in the Heart of Victoria Island, Lagos Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: Breakfast and Dinner are part of this packageAccommodation included: 3 Star Hotel or AirBnBDay 10: Badagry TourStop At: Badagry Slave Museum and Black History Museum, Badagry, Lagos StateBadagry City Tour:Badagry Heritage Museum: Built in 1863 by the British Government, it was converted to a Museum in 2002 which preserves hundreds of artifacts, historical relics, and records from the slave route that ran through Badagry. Visiting the museum allows you to see the bleak past and learn more about Badagry.The First Nigerian Story Building:Built in 1845 by Anglican missionaries, this is where Reverend Samuel Ajayi Crowther (a liberated African slave) translated the Holy Bible from English to Yoruba. The Agai Tree Monument:Why build a monument for a fallen tree? Well, Christianity was first preached by Reverend Thomas Freeman under this tree before it fell in 1959. The first Christmas service in Nigeria was also held under the tree on December 25th1942. Seriki Abass Slave Baracoon:Built by Brazilian slave merchants in 1840, then handed over to their black collaborator and former slave boy Seriki Ifaremilekun Williams Abass, this site is now a museum. It houses relics, artifacts, and European products exchanged for slaves during the slave trade. Mobee Family Slave Relics Museum:Learn about the major role the royal Mobee family played during the slave trade era. At this mini museum, you will see relics from the slave trade including chains and shackles used to imprison African slaves before they were transported west. Vlekete Slave Market:Learn about the makeup of slave markets in Africa. Badagry Slave Port & Gberefu Peninsula (Point of No Return):Experience what it felt like to walk through the point of no return. This slave port and route was established for the shipment of slaves across the Atlantic. Your tour starts at the slave port, followed by a short boat ride to Gberefu Island, walk the same path as the slaves did as you step through the life changing door of no return, only in this case, you will return. Duration: 12 hoursStop At: Night Club ViParty at this Night Club in Lagos with The Who's Who in LagosDuration: 5 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: Breakfast and Dinner are included in this packageAccommodation included: 3 Star Hotel or AirBnBDay 11: Osun State Tour (Cradle of Yorubaland)Stop At: Ooni of Ife's PalaceOsun State Tour (The Cradle of Yorubaland)Often called the “State of the Living Spring”, located in south-west Nigeria, Osun State is an inland state wit the capital city of Osogbo. Legend has it that that Osun state, named after the River Osun is a manifestation of the Yoruba goddess Osun. Walk through what is considered Nigeria’s largest and oldest towns as you learn about the Yoruba Kingdom and unearth the origins of the Yoruba people. HighlightsOoni’s Palace Enuwa, Ile-Ife: Located in Ile-Ife, also known as the Kingdom of Ife, the spiritual home of the Yoruba people, Ooni is the traditional ruler of Ile Ife and his palace is a historical monument. As you stroll through the palace, discover the historical significance of relics you come across. This will help you understand why this holy city, founded around 500 B.C. is considered the birthplace of humankind, by the Yoruba.Ife Museum, Enuwa Square, Ile-Ife: This museum is the perfect place to learn about the history, origins, and culture of Osun state. Observe the many archaeological artifacts including bronze and terracotta sculptures dating back to the 13th century during your visit here. Ile-Ife City Walls: How did the ancients protect their cities from invasion? They built walls. Experience the relics of the walls the ancient Yoruba’s built to protect their Kingdom.Oshogbo Arts and Metal Works: Experience one of the top sites in Oshogbo where metals are artistically crafted and shaped to make valuable items.Oranmiyan Staff: The history of the Yoruba people is incomplete without a visit to the Oranmiyan Staff. Oranmiyan, the third Ooni of Ife, was the youngest son of Oduduwa (Oduduwa is the father of the Yoruba race). During this tour you will discover why people from all walks of life come to pay homage to this staff that was erected with a 5.18 stone column over four centuries ago. Museum of Arts: Portraying the Yoruba’s cultural heritage, spend a few hours in one of Nigeria’s best arts museums, located in Osogbo City. Osun Groove (Adunni Susan Wenger’s Art Works Center): Susan Wenger, an Austrian artist turned Yoruba priestess, helped designed the art edifice found in Osun groove.Duration: 18 hoursStop At: Kotoka International AirportReturn to Accra for departure to our various destinations.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: Breakfast and Dinner are part of this packageAccommodation included: 3 Star Hotel or AirBnBDay 12: Depart Accra Pass By: Kotoka International AirportDepart GhanaNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$2450 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Ghana Benin Nigeria 2019

Day 1, 22nd June will be arrival, depart to your hotel in an air conditioned minivan,  Day 2, 23 June is Accra City Tour.morning visit to the W.E.B Du Bois Center, Tour Dr Kwame Nkrumah Museum, Jamestwon, Independence Monument, Osu Oxfords Street, National Art Center. 24 June, Early morning drive to Cape Coast Castle, stopping on the enjoy Ghana’s sweet organic pineapple, continues to Kakum National Park. DAY 4. 25th June. ELIMINA CASTLE, SLAVE CEMETERY  Tour the oldest European structure in Africa, Elimina Castle,  a world Heritage site, Visit the Slave Route, stopping at the Slave River in Asinn Manso.    DAY 5. 26th June. NATIONAL CULTURAL CENTER , MANHYIA PALACE, KEJETIA MARKET,Morning visit to the National Cultural Center, one of Ghana's best Museums. Home of the Ashanti King, Manhyia Palace,  and the Komfo Anokye Sword. Shopping experience at West Africa's largest outdoor market, the vast kejetia market. Overnight at Kumasi. DAY 6. 27th June.  ASHANTI CRAFT VILLAGES, COCOA FARM. BEAD FACTORY, VOLTA RIVER.   Early drive to the Asante Kente cloth weaving village, Adinkra cloth stamping, wood carving. Continue to glass bead workshop near the volta river to watch this interesting handcraft. Evening Motorboat ride on the Volta River to the Akosombo dam.  Overnight at Atimpoku. DAY 7 . 28th June. ASAFO TRADITIONAL PERFORMANCE.  MONKEY SANCTUARY, WLI WATERFALLS, Morning depart to monkey sanctuary at Tafi Atome in the  Volta Region  for fun with habituated Mona monkeys . Continue to Kpando for Asafo (warriors) Group performance.  45 minutes hike to Ghana ' s highest waterfalls DAY 8. 29th June. TOGO BORDER CROSSING , FETISH MARKET, BENIN BORDER CROSSING, OUIDAH MUSEUM OF HISTORIQUE, PYTHON TEMPLE, DOOR OF NO RETURN. Early depart  to Lomé crossing the Togo Ghana border  Continue to Benin crossing at Héla-Kondji.  Tour the Portuguese Fort in Ouidah. Visit Pythons Temple, Over 60 pythons housed and worshipped within the walls of this voodoo temple .  Depart to the Door of no Return Monument in Ouidah.DAY 9. 30th June. LAKE GANVIE, ABOMEY-DAHOMEY, departure to the unique stilt village of Ganvie’, on top of lake Continue Musee Historique d’Abomey, once one of Africa’s great palace compounds.Stop at Benin’s most powerful shrine, Dankoli Shrine in Abomey. Overnight at Abomey. DAY 10. 1st July. BORDER CROSSING TO NIGERIA, NATIONAL MUSEUM ABEOKUTA. NATIONAL MUSEUM OF UNITY IBADAN. NIGERIA,  depart to Nigeria crossing at Tohoun Border. Visit the National Museum of ABEOKUTA , the largest  city of Ogun State in Nigeria. Continue to the National Museum of Unity Ibadan. Overnight at Ibadan. DAY11. 2 July. OSUN TEMPLE IN OSOGBO. depart to Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove, UNESCO World Heritage Center.   Continue to Lagos City. Overnight in Lagos. DAY 12. 3rd July. NIGERIA, BENIN, TOGO, GHANA. Morning depart from Lagos to Accra. Airport drop off 2 hours before your Flight. 

$1800 Cultural & Theme Tours

9 day Volta to Nzulezu tour in Ghana

Accra Arrival AccraDay 1 Meet your morning arrival at Kotoka International  Airport. Safe transport to your hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle in Accra. Refresh and relax. Neighborhood or Accra city orientation as time permits.Overnight at a mid-range hotel with nice pool near Oxford Street Accra City Tour Meet your guide at 8:30 AM and depart on guided tour of Accra. Visit to Kwame Nkrumah Monument, Independence Square, Makola Market,  historic Jamestown, W.E.B. Du Bois Center, fashionable Oxford Street in Osu.Overnight at a mid-range hotel Shai Hills Wildlife Reserve, Bead Workshop, Volta River Morning at Shai Hills for birds, baboons, antelope and cultural remains. Visit a glass bead workshop near the Volta River to watch this interesting handcraft. Enjoy a waterpark on the Volta River and motorboat to the Akosombo dam Overnight at a budget chalet on the banks of the Volta River. Umbrella Rock, Boti Falls, Botanical Gardens, Craft Market Scenic drive to seasonal Boti Falls. 250 concrete steps to the bottom of the falls. Moderately strenuous 45 minute morning hike to Umbrella Rock for stunning vistasAccraContinue to Aburi Botanical Gardens and Aburi craft market. Bicycling is available.Overnight at a mid-range hotel. Elmina Castle, Posuban Shrines, Fishing Harbour Morning departure, driving along the coast to the historic town of Elmina. Tour the U.N. World Heritage Site of Elmina castle  (video camera is extra fee)ElminaExplore the Posuban Shrines and fishing lagoon of central Elmina Overnight at Elmina. Busua Beach, Fort Metal Cross, Stone Village  Departure to Busua, a wide beach that is one of Ghana's most beautiful. Afternoon beach hike or bike to Fort Metal Cross in Dixcove and the Stone Village Busua. Late day relax at the beautiful beach of Busua, socialize in the village  Nzulezu Stilt Village, Fort Apollonia, Beach Afternoon Early depart for the beach village of Beyin, near the western border of Ghana. Canoe ride through the Amansuri wetlands to the stilt village of Nzulezu Busua Childhood home of Kwame Nkrumah at Nkroful. Return to Beyin, tour Fort Apollonia.Overnight at beach resort. Kakum National Park, Crocodiles, Beach Village, Fort William Early morning departure for West Africa's highest rain forest canopy walkway. Crocodile ponds and weaver bird community at Hans Botel. Stingless bee facility. Anomabu. Onward to the fishing village of Anomabu, tour the old town and Fort William Overnight at an mid-range beach  Family Compound, Traditional Blessing, Accra Departure Morning departure for Accra, visiting sites along the way as time permits. Enjoy some time socializing in an unplanned neighborhood to see our life Visit a typical family compound home. Traditional blessing for safe journey.Safe delivery to airport 2 hours before your evening flight.

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