Welcome to Kumasi


Kumasi has some interesting sights, and in comparison to Accra or Tamale, you'll likely feel a pleasant drop in temperature. The city's constant traffic congestion can be oppressive, however, so consider staying at Lake Bosumtwe – it's a gorgeous spot just one hour from here – and visiting Kumasi as a day trip.


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Kumasi activities

$693.75 Multi-day & Extended Tours

03 DAYS ASHANTI CENTRAL COMBO

Day 1: With an early departure from Accra, take a 5 hour drive to Kumasi. Embark on a city tour to the Manhyia Palace, the Art centre, the Prempeh Museum, Okomfo Anokye sword site and the military museum. Check in to your hotel for the night. Day 2: Depart for Elmina via the Assin Manso Slave River site.  The site is where the slaves had their last bath in African waters before being locked up at the slave castles in wait for shipment. Also visit the Cape Coast Castle built by the British in 1665 for another tour before retiring the day at your hotel in Elmina. Day 3: Check out of hotel and visit the Elmina Castle built by the Portuguese in 1482. Explore the history of Elmina on foot after the castle tour. The last tour will be to the Kakum National Park. The Kakum National Park offers the traveller an interesting trail to the most popular Canopy Walkway in Africa whiles learning about the medicinal value of the trees in the forest. Return to Accra after tour.

$687.50 Tours & Sightseeing

Western Pearl

Day 1: Explore the serenity and adventure of the Western Region as you visit the Ankasa Forest Reserve and Nzulezo village on stilts. Also visit the Fort Apollonia and Nkroful, the birthplace of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the first president of Ghana and the great pan-African who pioneered and championed for the independence of Ghana the first sub-Saharan country to do so. Overnight at Busua.Day 2: Depart for Elmina. En route, visit the habour city of Sekondi-Takoradi. Arrive in Elmina to tour the Elmina Castle built by the Portuguese in 1482. This serves as the oldest European building in sub-Sahara Africa. Further explore Elmina on foot to very historic and interesting vicinities. Overnight in ElminaDay 3: Start the day with visit to The Kakum National Park which offers the traveller an interesting trail to the most popular Canopy Walkway in Africa. Also learn more about the medicinal and economic value of the trees in the forest. Continue to the Cape Coast Castle built by the British in 1665 for another tour before returning to Accra.

$86.25 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

ASSIN MANSO SLAVE RIVER & CAPE CAPE CASTLE

Departing Accra early in the morning, you will take a 3 hour journey to the Assin Manso Slave River Site. This site used to serve as a slave market and best known for being the place where the slaves had their last bath in African waters. After sorting the fit ones were sent to the forts along the coast where they were locked up in the cells for months before "shipment" across the Atlantic to a place and a future unknown. After the tour here, continue to the Cape Coast Castle where the bones of the two slaves were returned through. Built by the English in 1665, this is one of the largest slave castles in the world. Take an emotional guided tour through its dungeons and sections to discover unpleasant conditions they were exposed to. Return to Accra after tour.

$862.50 Holiday & Seasonal Tours

EASTER 2019 GHANA EXPEDITION

DAY 1: 18TH APRIL 2019 ~ ARRIVE/ACCRAOn arrival at Kotoka International Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel.Proceed on a city tour of Accra. Places of interest will include the Kwame Nkrumah Park, the Dubois Centre, Makola, Osu among others.Overnight at Accra City Hotel. DAY 2: 19TH APRIL 2019 ~ ACCRA/KUMASI (B)After breakfast checkout and depart for Kumasi.En route, spend some time with Easter celebrants at Kwahu. The people of this area have adopted Easter as their main festival and this attracts thousands of celebrants both internationally and nationally. Highlights of the occasion includes the hand gliding and paragliding festival.Continue to KumasiCheck in to your hotel and overnight. Miklin Hotel DAY 3: 20TH APRIL 2019 ~ KUMASI CITY TOUR (B)After breakfast, proceed on a city tour of Kumasi.Visit the Manhyia Palace which has served as the official residence of the Ashanti monarchy since 1924 when the British offered it to them for compensation although they rejected it and paid for it fully.At the Cultural Centre later, see the fake golden stool on display at the Prempeh II Museum and explore other sites of interest here.Then continue to the Okomfo Anokye sword site. This site was the point where Ashanti history all began when the golden stool was conjured down by this priest and also planted a sword into the ground which still exist till today since the late 1600.Explore on foot the largest open market in West Africa at Kejetia before retiring for the day.Overnight at Miklin Hotel.DAY 4: 21ST APRIL 2019 ~ KUMASI/ELMINA (B)After breakfast checkout of hotel for departure to Elmina.Stop en route at the Assin Manso slave river site for a tour. This was a slave market where enslaved Africans took their last bath in African waters before being locked up at the castles for shipment across the Atlantic into other parts of the world as slaves.Visit the Kakum National Park. the Park is a virgin forest spanning 357km2. It boast of the only Canopy Walkway in Africa. Take an adventurous walk on the walkway.Overnight at Coconut Groove Beach Resort DAY 5: 2ND APRIL 2019 ~ ELMINA/ACCRA/DEPARTURE (B)After breakfast, checkout of the hotel and visit the two UNESCO World Heritage Castles at Elmina and Cape Coast.The Elmina Castle also known as the Ft. St. Georges Castle was built by the Portuguese in 1482. As one of the largest slave castles in the world, it remains the oldest European building in sub-Sahara Africa.Explore through the dungeons of the Cape Coast Castle built by the British in 1665 and recently visited by President Barrack Obama in 2009.Continue to Accra for departure.

$1375 Multi-day & Extended Tours

YEAR OF RETURN GHANA 2019 TOUR

DAY 1 | ARRIVALArrival in Ghana and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in AccraDAY 2 | ACCRA CITY TOURVisit the memorial site of Ghana’s first president and the African of the 20th century, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the W.E.B. Dubois Centre for Pan African Culture and enjoy a shopping spree at the largest arts and craft bazaar at the Arts Centre. Explore some landmarks along. Overnight in AccraDAY 3 | ACCRA/KOFORIDUADepart Accra for Koforidua. Visit the Aburi Botanical Garden en route. Other places of visit will include the Aburi Craft village and the Boti waterfalls, the umbrella rock and the three headed palm tree.Overnight in Koforidua.DAY 4 | KOFORIDUA/KUMASIDeparting Koforidua, the group will visit the traditional building and shrine of Ashanti at Ejisu Besease. Further tours will include visits to Bonwire renowned for being the originating place of the world famous kente woven textile, Ntonso which is popular for the Adinkra traditional textile and Awhiaa Township for woodcarving. Overnight in Kumasi.DAY 5 | KUMASI CITY TOURVisit the Okomfo Anokye Sword site, Prempeh II Museum, the Manhyia Palace which has served as the seat of the Ashanti monarchy since 1924 and the Military Museum. The largest open market in West Africa Kejetia spanning 12 hectares will be yours to explore as well on foot. Overnight in Kumasi.DAY 6 | KUMASI/ELMINADepart Kumasi for Elmina via the Assin Manso Slave River site where the enslaved Africans had their last bath in African waters before continuing to the castles in wait for the Trans-Atlantic journey. Also visit the Elmina Castle on arrival. The Ft. St. Georges is the oldest European building in Sub-Sahara Africa and one of the largest slave dungeons in the world built by the Portuguese in 1482. Overnight in Elmina.DAY 7 | ELMINAVisit the Kakum National Park which is a virgin forest spanning 357km2. The Cape Coast Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage site built by the British in 1665 will also be toured before retiring for the day.Overnight in Elmina.DAY 8 | ELMINA/ACCRA/DEPARTUREYou will be transferred to Accra for departure.

$2146.25 Private & Custom Tours

AMAZING GHANA

DAY 1 | ARRIVALArrival in Ghana and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in AccraDAY 2 | ACCRA CITY TOURTake a tour of Accra to the memorial site of Ghana’s first president and the African of the 20th century, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the W.E.B. Dubois Centre for Pan African Culture and shop at the Arts Centre. Overnight in AccraDAY 3 | ACCRA/KOFORIDUAVisit the Aburi Botanical Garden en route. Established in 1890 by the British, it has a large variety of subtropical trees some of which were planted by some world leaders such as Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II in 1960. Also visit the Boti waterfalls, the umbrella rock and the three headed palm tree. Overnight in Koforidua.DAY 4 | KOFORIDUA/KUMASIDeparting Koforidua, you will visit the traditional building of Ashanti at Ejisu Besease. Visit Bonwire renowned for being the originating place of the world famous kente woven textile, Ntonso which is popular for the Adinkra traditional textile and Awhiaa Township for woodcarving. Overnight in Kumasi.DAY 5 | KUMASI CITY TOURVisit the famous Okomfo Anokye Sword site from 1697, the Prempeh II Museum, the Manhyia Palace which has served as the seat of the Ashanti monarchy since 1924 and the Military Museum. Overnight in Kumasi.DAY 6 | KUMASI/ELMINADepart for Elmina via the Assin Manso Slave River site where the enslaved Africans had their last bath in African waters before being taken to the castles in wait for the Trans-Atlantic journey. Tour the Elmina Castle which is the oldest European building in Sub-Sahara Africa and one of the largest slave dungeons in the world built by the Portuguese in 1482. Overnight in Elmina.DAY 7 | ELMINAVisit the Kakum National Park which is a virgin forest spanning 357km2. It boast of the only Canopy Walkway in Africa and offers an excellent walking tour through the forest to see much of Ghana’s indigenous plant life which has medicinal as well as sociocultural values. The Cape Coast Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage site built by the British in 1665 will also be toured before retiring for the day.Overnight in Elmina.DAY 8 | ELMINA/ACCRA/DEPARTUREYou will be transferred to Accra for final shopping and departure.