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


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


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.

$2146.25 Private & Custom Tours


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.

$347.07 Cultural & Theme Tours

Cloth making tour

Enjoy an airport welcome and pickup to your chosen hotel.You are then picked at your hotel in a bus to the cloth making village.Before we embark on the journey,the tour guide will give you a short safety briefing. Then, you’ll be ready for your 3 hour scenic journey to the village. Departing from Accra,you'll first head to the Volta Region only( if you opted for the one day tour)and then to the Ashanti Region( on the 7 day tours)After seeing how the two different cultures make their cloth,we then head to the north( that isn’t the 12 day tour) on flight from Kumasi. Extra 50 euros will be charged on non English tourists to provide the best translation as possible

$3788.10 Multi-day & Extended Tours

8-Day Guided Safari of Ghana from Accra

Day 1: Accra You are met at the Kotoka International airport and transferred to your Accra accommodation. Day 2: Accra - Tamale Depart from Accra to the domestic airport at Kotoka International Airport for your domestic flight to Tamale Airport. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to Mole National Park. You arrive at Mole motel, a stunning location situated on the escarpment overlooking the watering holes with a pleasant pool. The motel offers a great base to explore the park.Day 3: Tamale After a restful night, you will wake up in the African jungle for your morning foot safari, accompanied by your guide in the park with the possibility of viewing many different animals. After the morning foot safari you return back to base. You will depart 15kms on a dirt road from Mole Motel to Mognori Eco Village. In the late afternoon accompanied by your guide you will take your last game drive. Day 4: Wechiau Hippo Sanctuary You will head to the Wechiau Hippo Sanctuary. Wechiau Hippo Sanctuary is a protected area consisting of a 40 km stretch down the length of the Black Volta River. The Wechiau Sanctuary is home to hippos, bats, chameleons, hedgehogs and many different types of lizards and snakes.Day 5: Lake Bosumtwe - Boabeng Fiema You will head to the south of Ghana from Mole to Lake Bosumtwe the largest natural lake in Ghana with deep cultural resonance of the Ashanti’s. During the drive you will see great diversity to the landscapes which will change from savannah to tropical forest. En route you stop at the Boabeng Fiema Monkey sanctuary to see the Mona and Colobus monkeys.Day 6: Kumasi Market - AdanwomaseToday you will relax and take in the sights and sounds of the beautiful and peaceful serene lake area . It is a free day but you will have optional free excursions to the Kumasi market, the biggest open market in west Africa and to the cultural center or visit Adanwomase kente weaving village and Adinkra cloth printing village.Day 7: Tafi Atome You will depart from lake Bosumtwe to the Volta region. Upon arrival you will visit the Tafi Atome monkey Sanctuary at a small village. You take a short hike to Wli Water falls for one hour walk on foot bridges passing through thick and semi deciduous forest. Take a dip in a refreshing shallow pool at end of the walk. In the evening you will be entertained with cultural dance and drumming. Day 8: Wli - Accra In the morning you leave Wli village behind to Accra. On the way you stop at the Shai Hills Resource Reserve for a 2 hour walking safari. You will see troops of olive bamboos. You continue to Accra to the Kotoka International Airport for your onward flight.