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$2770.35 Multi-day & Extended Tours

12-Day Wildlife and Cultural Tour of Northern Ghana from Accra

Day 1: Accra - Tamale Upon arrival, have a city tour of Tamale, visit the Tamale central market, the central mosque and the leather processing site. Day 2: Tamale - Tongo - Bolgatanga You will depart to Tongo to visit the shrine which is believed to give people good fortune and power. You will view the unique architecture of the region, the dramatic granite rock formations, and natural caves. Also visit the Bolgatanga local market for further interaction with the people. Day 3: Bolgatanga - Sirigu - Paga - Bolgatanga You will drive straight on the 34km road to Sirigu. Sirigu is known throughout Ghanaian history for its pottery, basket weaving and unique symbolic wall decorations. You will get a guided tour of traditional homes belonging to members of Sirigu Women Organisation for Pottery and Art (SWOPA). You will also have the opportunity to meet with (SWOPA) women at the gallery. After Sirigu, you depart to Paga, where crocodiles are part of the daily living of the people.Day 4: Free day in Bolgatanga Day 5: Bolgatanga - Tumu You will head towards Tumu. You will stop over at Navrongo after about 30kms drive. You will visit the Catholic minor Basilica, the first Catholic Church building in northern Ghana since 1903. Day 6: Tumu - Wa You depart very early to begin the day’s tour. After about 32km on the ‘red dusty road’, you stop at Gwollu to see the Slaves walls built in the 18th Century by the chief of the area. Gwollu is also the home of Ghana’s third President.Day 7: Wa - Wachiau - Wa Wachiau Community Hippo Sanctuary is arguably one of the best wildlife sites in Ghana. While at the Sanctuary, you will visit the Wechiau Community Hippo Sanctuary where a white huge skull of a hippopotamus.Day 8: Wa - Mole National Park You depart after breakfast to Mole National park. You will see elephants and baboons for use plus other smaller animals such as dulcimers. There is an Italian funded introduction of Lions you can perhaps see one if you are lucky.Day 9: Mole National Park - Mognori Eco-village You depart around 8:00am driving about 10 minutes to Mognori Eco Village for a 2 hour village walk and drumming and dancing and 2 hours canoe safari.Day 10: Mole - Tamale - Accra Early in the morning at 7:00 am, you will take a 2 hour walking safari. Have breakfast and then depart from mole national park to Larabanga to see the mosque. Day 11: Free day in Accra You will have the option to stay in the hotel and rest or you go out to do last minute shopping of gifts for friends and families or also have a short City tour of Accra. Day 12: Fly out of the country Today based on your check in time and departure, you will check out of your hotel and dropped at the airport.

$2540 Multi-day & Extended Tours

NORTHERN ESCAPE & ANCIENT CASTLES EMANCIPATION

Day 1 :    ACCRA, GHANA IN Arrival in Accra (Ghana) and transfer to the hotel. Free time to relax. Day 2:  KUMASI | ASHANTI ARTS & CRAFTS We depart for Kumasi in the morning where we will spend the first day of this tour visiting the Cultural Centre, Prempeh II Jubilee Museum and Okomfo Anokye Sword Site. Day 3: FIEMA MONKEYS SANCTUARY |  THE MOLE GAME PARK We depart from your hotel early in the morning for the Buabeng/Fiema Monkey Sanctuary for game viewing. We will stop over at Techiman for breakfast before continuing to Mole Game Park via the Larabanga Mosque, the oldest Mosque in Ghana. Day 4: MOLE GAME PARK | AFRICAN SAFARI On foot from the motel, we will proceed on an early morning game viewing trip in Mole game park. En route, we will use paths that expose us to the ancestral art of tracking and approaching animals silently. Wildlife to be encountered in Mole game park includes antelopes, warthogs, baboons, blue and black columbus, elephants etc. Day 5: TAMALE   |  ADOBE MOSQUES | LARABANGA ANCIENT MOSQUE | We start our journey Northwards, Our dusty road follows the tracks of the former caravan road that used to connect the main trading centres of the Sudanese kingdoms such as Djenné or Timbuktu. Day 6: BOLGATANGA  | SCARED CROCODILE POND After breakfast, we leave for the Paga crocodile pond located at the north-eastern border between Ghana and Burkina Faso, to visit this sacred sanctuary for crocodiles. Day 7: BOLGATANGA | NORTHEN ARTS & CRAFTS We will visit the African arts & crafts market of Bolgatanga, famous for straw baskets, fan, hats, local northern attries, leather goods, metal jewellery and other African crafts. Day 8: GURUNSI TRIBES |  AFRICAN FRESCOES Drive and in the afternoon we meet with the Gurunsi tribe living in adobe fortified buildings decorated with black, red and white African frescoes. Day 9: NORTHERN GHANA | FORTIFIED VILLAGES The Lobi live in the surroundings of Wa, isolated in clay houses protected by a high wall without access and made of a rectangular granary surrounded by the different rooms and a cowshed. Day 10 : TALENSI TRIBE  |   ORACLE  Inside a deep crack on the higher side of the mountain there is the oracle’s cave, an important place of pilgrimage. People however are allowed inside only if accompanied by adepts. Day 11 : CAPE COAST  | HISTORIC SLAVES' CASTLES Elmina Castle is the oldest European building in Africa. At different times the castle has been used as a warehouse to trade gold, ivory, and eventually slaves. Day 12 : ACCRA | AFRICAN METROPOLIS We will visit the area of the coffin makers, with their elaborately shaped coffins representing fruits, animals, fish, cars, airplanes…. and the only limit is the intended occupant’s imagination.

$2010 Cultural & Theme Tours

NORTHERN REGION TOUR of TAMALE and MOLE and BOLGATANGA

This Trip is 11 hours by bus and 1 hour with flight ( we recommend to go by flight). All fees include roundtrip flight tickets, admission tickets,guide fees. Visit the Tamale Chief palace. A visit to the Leather factory where leather is use to make various products from shoes to drums to hat. You will get to try your hands our leather making. We will spend a day in Bolgatanga where you will see the basket market, Tongo hills, Sirigu painted houses and the Paga crocodile pond. Back to Tamale and make our way to Mole national park and the Larabanga mosque as well as the Mognori canoe bird watching.  Mole National park It’s home to elephants, leopards and rare birds such as the white-backed vulture. You will get to experience first hand how the local Shea-butter is made by local women. Daboya is home to smock making, traditional northern dress use by the chief and people. We always recommend a visit to the smock village.