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$687.50 Cultural & Theme Tours

SAFARI IN MOLE

Day 1: Drive from Accra to Mole. This 11 hour trip will commence from Accra at 04:00am and will have some stops en route for washroom, lunch and the Kintampo waterfalls.Kintampo Falls  flows from the  Pumpu River which falls some 70 meters down beautiful rocky steps. Take a short break from the journey with a tour here descending the over 150 steps to the base of the falls. Arrival and overnight at the Mole Motel.Day 2: Spend the day on a safari at one of the largest game reserves in West Africa home to elephants, baboons, monkeys, antelopes, warthogs, etc. This two hour walk will take you closest to the elephants and the other primates. You can also choose to go in a safari jeep. Later explore nearby attractions such as the Larabanga mosque, the mystery stone and Mognori village. Overnight at the Mole Motel.Day 3: Start early drive back to Accra via Kumasi. You will be dropped off at your hotel to end the tour.

$1730.91 Private & Custom Tours

15 days 10 regions tour of Ghana

We depart Accra to the North by air the next day afternoon you’re arrival. We then tour the 3 northern regions first then ends in Accra on the 14th day. You will be picked at your hotel and brought back there.  Tamale, Bolga, Paga, Damongo, Larabanga, Mole, Mognori Village among many others will be visited while in the north.You will have meet and greet services right from your arrival at the airport then a brief orientation by us with a free a la cart meal at a fancy restaurant in the city.The next day, you will be treated to these as our journey around the entire country begins:  A Quick view of Paga town and the border to Burkina Faso. Then we Proceed to the Pikoro Slave Market where slave masters 1st arrived from Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, etc before they moved to Salaga.  We then Continue to Bolga. (Distance:30mins) Lunch at Akayet Hotel (Buffet). We will also Tour in Bolga township. Brief shopping at the craft market/cultural centre. In the evening we Depart to Tamale (Tamale City Tour) We will Check in at a Hotel and have dinner at 6:30pm. As part of Leisure you are free to Enjoy hotel facilities- swim pool, gym, etc -After breakfast at 8am, have an excursion trip to Mognori Eco Village (Distance: 1:50hrs) to have a canoe cruise experience. -Visit the Chief's Palace and witness an exciting northern cultural dance (arranged). -Mingle with the natives, have photo shoot session in native northern attire, observe how shea butter is processed and experience a total unique culture of northern Ghana. - Proceed to Mole National Park, (10km from Mognori). Embark on an afternoon safari, admire the herds of baffaloes, elephants and enjoy the serene atmosphere of the biggest game reserve. -Lunch at Mole Motel (Buffet) -Zaina lodge on request* -Move to the Larabanga Mosque. The oldest mosque in West Africa which has survived for centuries despite inclement weather. -Continue to Damongo to witness a typical northern market day -photo shoot session. -Farewell, depart back to Tamale and have dinner at the hotel at 6:30pm. -Free time (Corporate network session)

$2550 Food, Wine & Nightlife

VOYAGE GHANA 2019

ItineraryDay 1: AIRPORT PICK & ORIENTATION Stop At: Kotoka International AirportYou will be met and transferred to your hotel for Orientation.Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight at Fiesta Royale Hotel - a 4 star HotelDay 2: GREATER ACCRA REGION TOUR 1Stop At: Black Star Gate, Accra, Greater AccraYou will start your tour with a visit to the Black Star Square, An enormous public square and parade ground built to celebrate Ghana's independence. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, Accra, Greater AccraYou will also visit the memorial site of Ghana’s first president and the African of the 20th century, Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah, Duration: 1 hourStop At: James Town Light HouseYou will continue your tour by visiting the famous Jamestown lighthouse fishing Village.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Shai Hills Resource Reserve, Greater AccraYou will end your tour for the day with a trip to Shai Hills Game reserve. It is one of the easiest and most accessible wildlife viewing options in Ghana. Several hills inside the reserve offer some incredible views over the plains of the park.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at Fiesta Royale Hotel - a 4 star HotelDay 3: CENTRAL REGION TOURStop At: Elmina CastleYou will depart for historic Central Region and tour Elmina Castle and township.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Cape Coast Castle, Cape Coast, Central RegionYou will continue your visit to Cape Coast Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage site built by the British.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Kakum National Park, Cape Coast, Central RegionYou will also visit the Kakum National Park spanning 357km2. It boasts of the only Canopy Walkway in Africa, which offers an excellent walking tour through the forest to see much of Ghana’s indigenous plant life.Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at Coconut Groove Hotel - a 4 star Hotel.Day 4: WESTERN REGION TOURStop At: Nzulezo -The Village on Stilts, Beyin, Western RegionYou will depart Cape Coast for Nzulenzu ‘ The Village on stilt’. Nzulenzu is one of the Amasuri Wetland, a Ramsar site and the largest inland swamp forest in Ghana.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Busua Beach ResortYou will make your way to Busua beach for relaxation and swimming. Busua’s long sandy beach is clean and safe for swimming and water sports Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at Coconut Groove Hotel - a 4 star Hotel.Day 5: ASHANTI REGION TOUR 1Stop At: Manhyia Palace Museum, Kumasi, Ashanti RegionYou will depart to Kumasi, the heart of Ghanaian culture and history, visiting places such as the Manhyia Palace which has served as the seat of the Ashanti monarchy since 1924, and the Military Museum. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Kejetia Market, Kumasi, Ashanti RegionYou will proceed to the centre for national culture and take a thrilling walk through the Kejetia market known as the largest open market in West Africa. Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at Golden Tulip Hotel - a 4 star Hotel. Day 6: NORTHERN REGION TOURStop At: Larabanga Mosque, Larabanga, Northern RegionYou will depart for Mole National Park about 446kms North of Kumasi via Larabanga Mosque. Built primarily from packed earth, Larabanga is Ghana’s oldest mosque, and one of the country’s most revered religious sites. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Mole National Park, Larabanga, Northern RegionYou will continue your trip to Mole National Park, Ghana's largest wildlife refuge. You will take the evening safari walk of the park to discover its diverse animals' species. Some of the primates to see includes elephants, warthogs, antelopes, baboons etc.Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at Zaina Lodge - a 5 star Hotel.Day 7: ASHANTI REGION TOUR 2Stop At: Ahwiaa Nnuam (Wood Village), KobicityYou will depart Mole in the morning and embark on a visit of the craft villages of Ashanti to Ahwiaa for woodcarving. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Ntonso Adinkra Craftsmen, Kumasi, Ashanti RegionYou will continue by visiting Ntonso for Adinkra textile and Bonwire for kente. The Akan people have a richly diverse culture that translates into pictorial symbolism, similar to that of Egyptian Hieroglyphics. Adinkra is an important part of the Ashanti culture, an ethnic subgroup of the Akan people.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at Golden Tulip Hotel - a 4 star Hotel.Day 8: VOLTA REGION TOUR 1Stop At: Volta Hotels AkosomboYou will also visit Lake Volta, the largest man-made lake in the world by surface area and the 4th largest in terms of volume for a boat ride and relaxation. Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at Volta Hotel Akosombo - a 4 star Hotel. Day 9: VOLTA REGION TOUR 2Stop At: Afadjato GblediYou will visit Mountain Afadjato, which is the highest mountain in Ghana for a hike. Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Wli Waterfalls, Hohoe, Volta RegionYou will then make your way to the Wli waterfall which is the highest in West Africa for some more hiking and swimming. Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at Volta Hotel Akosombo - a 4 star Hotel. Day 10: GREATER ACCRA REGION 2Stop At: Makola Market, Accra, Greater AccraYou will use this day for last minute shopping experience before your departure flight tomorrow. You will visit The Makola market, Ghana's second largest open market.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: The Accra Arts Center, Accra, Greater AccraYou will continue your shopping by visiting the National Art and Craft Centre, where you can shop for Souvenirs for yourself and love ones back home. Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at Fiesta Royale Hotel - a 4 star HotelDay 11: RELAXATION AND AIRPORT DROP OFFStop At: Labadi Pleasure Beach, Accra, Greater AccraToday will be a relaxation day. You will take a trip to one of the famous beaches in Ghana, Labadi beach. Officially known as the La Pleasure Beach, is a scenic stretch of sand situated in Labadi, a suburb of Accra. There are dozens of bars and restaurants littered across the place, where you can enjoy cool beers and local food like charcoal-grilled tilapia, spicy kebabs and jollof rice. There are also stalls where you can buy continental dishes like french fries, burgers and salads.Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Kotoka International AirportYou will depart the hotel to the airport ontime for your flight.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$4134.83 Multi-day & Extended Tours

9 Days Sahel and Guinea Savanna Birding Holidays

Day 1: Accra You are met on arrival at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra the capital city of Ghana, and transferred to your hotel.Day 2: Shai Hills and Akosombo Early Morning by sunrise you drive to Shai Hills Resource Reserve about an hour drive out of Accra. Shai Hills Resource Reserve is a woodland savannah park and an exciting birding site for savannah and woodland specialists such as the Plain-backed Pipit ,Violet backed starling, Western Tree Pipit, Stone Partridge, Blue-bellied,  Broad-billed Rollers, and many more.Day 3: Tongo Hills Depart from your hotel for your onward flight to Tamale. You are met by your savannah birding guide and you drive to Tongo at the North-eastern part of Ghana. Your target species include the Rock-loving Cisticola, Cabanis bunting, Brown–rumped Bunting, Cinnamon–breasted Bunting, Fox Kestrel, Booted Eagle,  and many more. Day 4 : Tono Dam Track down the beautiful birds on the African continent the Egyptian Plover on the White Volta River close to the Ghana-Burkina Faso boarder. Other species include the Chestnut–belied and Purple and the Blue-eared Starlings, Hoopoe, Yellow-billed Oxpecker, Yellow-winged Pytilia, Yellow Penduline Tit, Scrub Robin, the Knob-billed Duck etc. Day 5: Bolgatanga –Mole National Park On Tour day 5, you will spend the morning revisiting Tongo Hills to pick some birds you might have missed and continue your drive to Mole National Park passing through Tamale  and Damongo. Stop by Larabanga which is believed to be the oldest mosque and building in West Africa. Continue to Mole National Park where over 315 bird species have been recorded including the Senegal parrot, Violet Turaco, Red Throated bee–eater and Fox kestrel.Day 6 and Day 7 Mole At Mole National Park, some target birds you will most likely to see during the remaining two days include Chestnut–crowned Sparrow Weaver, Abyssinian Ground Hornbill, Exclamatory Paradise Whydahs, Togo Paradise Whydah, and Gambaga Flycatcher.Day 8 :Mole – Daboya – Tamale - Accra Check out of Mole and take about two hour drive to Daboya, a rather traditional town noted for its hand woven and unique textile. Here you will see the  Egyptian Plover along the shores of the River. Continue to Tamale Airport to catch your flight back to Accra.Day 9 : Densu Delta Ramsar Site -Sakumo - Accra Depending on the time of your return flight, you have the option of spending the morning and most of the day birding at either the Densu Delta Ramsar Site, the Sakumo Ramsar Site, or the Winneba Plains. Target species here are waterbirds of various kinds. You are transferred to the airport  for your flight back home or better still extend your visit to the forest area for altogether different experience with forest birds.

$3116.64 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.

$2010 Multi-day & Extended Tours

NORTHERN REGION TOUR of TAMALE and MOLE and BOLGATANGA

ItineraryDay 1: TamaleStop At: Tichama Tours, Accra, Greater AccraVisit the Tamale Chief palace.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Meet Our Culture in Sognaayili, Tamale, Northern RegionA 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. Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: A night at the modern City HotelDay 2: BolgatangaStop At: Tongo Hills, Bolgatanga, Upper East RegionWe will spend a day in Bolgatanga where you will see the basket market, Tongo hills, Sirigu painted houses and the Paga crocodile pond. Duration: 1 dayNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: A night at a hotel in BolgatangaDay 3: Mole National ParkStop At: Mole National Park, Larabanga, Northern Region 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. Duration: 2 daysNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Two night stay at the Mole hotel or at Zaina lodge.

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