Welcome to Cape Coast


Today, Cape Coast is an easygoing fishing town with an arty vibe, fanned by salty sea breezes and kissed by peeling waves. Crumbling colonial buildings line the streets, seabirds prowl the beaches and fishermen cast nets where slave ships once sailed. Many travellers use Cape Coast as a base to explore Kakum National Park, Anomabu and even Elmina.


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$1295 Multi-day & Extended Tours

EXPLORE GHANA AT INDEPENDENT 2019

DAY 1: ARRIVE ACCRA • Arrival and transfer to your Hotel. • Overnight at your hotel. DAY 2: ACCRA/KUMASI (B) • Depart for Kumasi. • Explore the craft villages of Ashanti for kente clothe at Bonwire which is known to be the place of origin of kente. • Visit the Ntonso Township popular for making the Adinkra traditional textile which comes with philosophical meanings. Take a short seminar on how the printing is done and get to make your own design and take away. • Finally, visit the Ahwiaa community for shopping for anything craft and wood. • Overnight at your hotel.  DAY 3: KUMASI CITY TOUR (B) • After breakfast, proceed on a city tour of Kumasi to the Manhyia Palace, Prempeh II Museum, Okomfo Anokye sword site and the largest open market in West Africa at Kejetia before retiring for the day. • Overnight at your hotel.  DAY 4: 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 which boasts of the only Canopy Walkway in Africa. Take an adventurous walk on the walkway. • Continue to check in to your hotel.  DAY 5: ELMINA/ACCRA (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 hotel check-in.  DAY 6: ACCRA CITY TOUR (B) • After breakfast join celebrants at the Black Star Square to observe the 62nd independent anniversary celebration of Ghana. • Explore British, Brazilian, Dutch and Danish Accra. • Learn more about the independent story as you visit the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum • Shop for crafts at the Arts Centre and explore the Victoriasburg district of Accra to sites such as the Black Star Square, Independent Square, Peace Park and the Danish Christianburg Castle. • Continue to the W.E.B. Dubois Centre for Pan-African Culture for a guided tour. • In the evening join the celebrations and your last night before departure. • Overnight at your hotel.  DAY 7: DEPARTURE (B) •  Check out and transfer to Airport to connect flight to onward destination.

$862.50 Holiday & Seasonal Tours

EASTER 2019 GHANA EXPEDITION

DAY 1: 18TH APRIL 2019 ~ ARRIVE/ACCRA • On 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 Kumasi • Check 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.

$275 Cultural & Theme Tours

Elmina & Cape Coast Castles Day Trip from Accra

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Elmina Castle, Elmina, Central RegionTake an extensive guided tour of this UNESCO World Heritage Castle. You will discover on this tour aspects of the castles such as the male and female dungeons, condemn cells, "door of no return" among several others. Learn on this tour how enslaved Africans were kept in cells prior to their "shipment" across the Atlantic and inhumane punishments meted out to "recalcitrant" ones who fought whiles in incarceration or ladies who resisted rape by the governor or the soldiers. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Cape Coast Castle, Cape Coast, Central RegionTake a guided tour through the underground dungeons of this castle which remains the meanest of the slave castles. Visited by the Obamas in 2009 and Melania Trump in 2018, this former English castle from 1665 has a very interesting story to offer you.Duration: 2 hours

$105 Cultural & Theme Tours

Cape Coast In One Day Tour: Kakum National Park, Elmina Castle, and More

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Cape Coast Castle, Cape Coast, Central RegionYou will be taken on a guided tour of this castle to explore its dungeons that held enslaved Africans up to 3 months prior to transfer across the Atlantic to the new world. From dark underground dungeons to the "door of no return" observe and have a feel of the conditions the captives went through in this bastion. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Kakum National Park, Cape Coast, Central RegionVisitors here will get to hike up to the only canopy walkway in Africa and experience an adrenaline rush feeling on this adventure tour. Made up of seven bridges suspended on trees, take a walk across the canopy and get the sense achievement after embarking on this tour. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Elmina Castle, Elmina, Central RegionThis castle was built by the Portuguese in 1482 and believed to have been visited by Christopher Columbus en route to the New Worlds. It is the largest slave fort in the world. Take a guided tour to explore the various sections of this bastion known as the oldest European building in sub-Sahara Africa. Duration: 2 hours

$2550 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

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.

$350 Kid Friendly

Cape Coast Castle and Kakum Park Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Cape Coast Castle, Cape Coast, Central RegionWitness the slave dungeons and the door of no return.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Elmina Castle, Elmina, Central RegionWitness the slave dungeons and the door of no return.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Kakum National Park, Cape Coast, Central RegionWalk on a suspended bridge in the Kakum Forest.Duration: 2 hours