Discover Ghana! Ghana -- the original Gold Coast, the land of Coca, the Black Stars, Kwame Nkumah, Kofi Anan, and the first sub-Saharan African country to gain its independence-- is rich with history, culture, and natural resources! Ask a Ghanaian about Jollof rice, and watch as they proudly proclaim that their country makes the best Jollof Rice in all of the world! Join us on this Voyage Back to Ghana, come discover this country’s history, experience its culture, and enjoy the “world’s best” Jollof Rice. We beg you not to mention this fact around any Nigerians.
Accra Tour (2 days):The capital city of Ghana, a country with one of the highest per capita GDP in West Africa, and one of the world’s fastest growing economies, Accra is a lively and unique place to be. During this tour, Voyageback will help you experience all that this animated and historical city has to offer. Highlights: Kwame Nkrumah Memorial ParkOsu (formerly Christianborg) Castle: Located in Jamestown, the oldest area in Accra, discover the interesting history of this castle from it being under Danish ownership, to becoming the former seat of the Ghanaian Presidency. Makola Market: Experience the famous Makola market, where you will see the Ghanaian entrepreneurial spirit on full display. You can try your hand at haggling, sample authentic Ghanaian dishes (keep in mind that Ghanaians love their food spicy)! Other Sites include: National Museum, the W.E.B. Dubois Center for Pan African Culture, Flagstaff House (official seat of the president), Independence/Black Star Square, Kane Kwesi Carpentry workshop. The Akosombo Dam, a hydroelectric dam, is also one of the country’s main source of electricity supply. (optional boat cruise on the Volta River).Kumasi Tour: Kumasi, home of the Ashanti people and the great Ashanti King, Ghana’s second city, and also known as the “Garden City”, is a beautiful place to be.Discover the historical importance of Kumasi, including: Learne about Okomfo Anokye, and Yaa Asantewaa, the queen mother and warrior who gloriously led her people to battle against British colonialism in the War of the Golden Stool. Highlights: Manhyia Palace Museum: Originally built by the British after the War of the Golden Stool, has been converted to a museum dedicated to the displaying the history of the Asantehenes.Prempeh II Jubliee Museum: Remember that Ghana is the original Gold Coast! Now, you are in Kumasi, the land of Kings and Queens! Craft Villages: This is another opportunity to purchase unique handmade crafts. We will visit the Ashanti Craft Village, Bonwire (see how the famous Kente cloth is made). Cape Coast and Elmina Castle: Take an unforgettable Voyageback through history as you stroll through the corridors and cells within Cape Coast and Elmina castles. Learn about the historical significance of both locations, as they played a pivotal role in storing captured Africans and “preparing” them for the voyage during the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Kakum National Park: Spanning over 139 square miles, this is one of West Africa’s only surviving tropical rain forests, and was established by local people, not by the State Department of wildlife. A Beach Resort: Relax by the pristine beaches on the Atlantic Ocean and partake in plenty of activities to add a little pizzazz to your adventure. Choose from Labadi Beach, Ada Beach, or Busua Beach Resort.