Formerly known as the Gold Coast, Ghana is most famous for being the first country in black Africa to gain independence. Famous also for its friendly people and rich, colorful culture, Ghana is often referred to as the “Gateway to Africa.” It certainly is a wonderful first port of call, as it embodies so many of the good things Africa has to offer. We hope to see you in Ghana soon, and have listed all of our itineraries featuring Ghana for you to browse below.
Ghana Return 2021 Tour
Akwaaba! Welcome to Ghana, “The Gateway and Heart of West Africa.” We invite you to join us on an unforgettable journey into a land rich in history, tradition and culture – a land whose people are noted for their warmth, friendliness and hospitality. Ghana’s history spans almost 2000 years, to the riches of the ancient Ghanaian Empire. Abundant trade in gold, ivory, salt and kola nuts between Ghana and other African nations eventually drew Europeans to the shores of West Africa and to the country known as the Gold Coast. From the legendary Ashanti Kingdom to the vibrant streets of Accra, you will find virgin beaches, bustling markets, and historical sites steeped in sad, inhumane histories. In Ghana, you will appreciate exquisite arts and crafts and experience cultural drumming and dancing that will touch your very soul with its intensity. Come, relax and enjoy Ghana’s culture, beauty and warmth.
Eco Volta Adventure Tour
On this Eco Volta tour, conquer the heights of Mount Afadjato (the highest mountain in West Africa), view the verdant terrain below and swim in sparkling waters as you behold the breathtaking Wli Waterfall cascading from above. Visit the most noted rainforest in West Africa, Kakum National Park, and experience the spectacular views of the rainforest as you cross the 100 foot high canopy walkway (one of only five of its kind in the world). The park is a prime location to view birds such as the African Hornbill, and in 1993 a butterfly species unseen anywhere else in the world was discovered in the park. As you travel north on this eco adventure, you will be delighted by a festival of butterflies at Bobiri Butterfly Sanctuary, so have your cameras ready to capture the exciting scene. You will also visit Aburi Botanical Gardens in the Akwapim Mountains and at Shai Hills to view West Africa’s savannah animals: antelopes, bushbucks, kobs, baboons and monkeys.
Ghana Culture Tour
Ghana’s many ethnic groups celebrate more than 60 festivals each year. At any given time, you find from two to twelve festivals taking place in a month. This tour features two of Ghana’ s most popular events, the Bakatue Festival and the Akwasidae Festival. “Bakatue” means the opening up of the Benya Lagoon into the sea. A solemn casting of the net symbolizes the beginning of a new fishing season and is celebrated annually by the people of Elmina. The highlight of the Bakatue festival is the regatta boat race. The Adae and Akwasidae festivals feature the pomp and pageantry of the Ashanti Kingdom and take place every six weeks at the King’s palace. You will witness the King adorned in gold ornament, riding high in a Palanquin carried by his subjects as he comes out to receive the homage of his sub-Chiefs and his people.
Northern Eco Adventure Tour
The exciting Northern Eco Adventure Tour is the perfect tour for the adventurous animal lover. It takes you the length of the country, passing through the town of Kintampo which is located at the very center of Ghana. You will visit Kumasi, Ghana’s second largest city and seat of the Ashanti Empire. The regal history of the Ashanti’s dates back to 1700 and is told with relics and artifacts. Journey through the savannah zone to Mole National Park where you will go on a walking safari to view elephants, antelopes, waterbucks, baboons, monkeys and many more of West Africa’s big game animals. At Mole you will see elephants up close and personal, and later, in the nearby village of Larabanga, view the oldest mosque in Ghana. The mosque is the only structure in Ghana with Sudanic architecture. At the outskirts of the village is the mystery Larabanga Stone. It is believed that whenever this stone is removed from its original and current location, it always returns back to the site.
Tribal Homelands Tour
Beautiful and fierce, seductive and spiritual, natural and rugged— West Africa is full of exciting contrasts and the Tribal Homelands tour has them all. This package fits so much into just two weeks in order to give you the experience of a lifetime. Your journey begins in warm, friendly Ghana and continues to traditional Burkina Faso, unconquered Niger, enigmatic Togo and fascinating Benin. The Tribal Homelands tour includes an array of interests and features the culture of several ethnic groups. This tour also offers you the opportunity to view diverse West African wildlife at Pendjari National Park and visit attractions earmarked as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Make stops in capital cities on the road to modern development as Africa begins its renaissance. Visit little known Natitingou and Parakou, the intensity of your sense of wonder will stay with you for a long time.
Forts and Castles Tour
The forty-six forts and castles along the West African coast are lasting evidence of Europe’s strong interest in attaining gold, ivory and African slaves from the continent. Ghana has the largest number of these structures, 26 in all, more than half of which are still standing today. On this tour you will have an opportunity to visit the forts and castles in the Central and Western Regions of the country. Cape Coast and Elmina castles along with Fort St. Jago have been officially designated World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. After visiting the UNESCO sites you will continue to the Western Region to visit Fort Metal Cross at Dixcove, Fort Appolonia at Beyin, Fort Orange at Sekondi and Fort Sebastien at Shama. You will learn how Portuguese, Dutch, British, Germans, Danes and Swedes built these forts and castles and why. You will also learn how they were used as well as their relationship to the local people in the area.
Tropical Adventure Tour
If you want to get away from it all, our Tropical Adventure tour is just what you need. Relax by pristine beaches on the Atlantic Ocean and take part in plenty of activities to add pizzazz to your holiday. You will return home completely rejuvenated. In Accra, you will explore the 100 plus year old capital city, with its blend of colonial and modern architecture. You will enjoy a cruise on the Volta, the largest manmade lake in the world. View the scenic and striking landscape of the undulating Akwapim-Togo mountain range as you dance to the sounds of Ghanaian highlife music. Visit Ada, on the Volta estuary, where you will enjoy a variety of water sports. Your time at Busua Beach will provide the perfect opportunity and location to unwind. Absorb the beautiful, natural surroundings and savor the hospitality of Ghana. Join us on this tour and give yourself permission to disconnect from the maddening pace of your world.
Sun and Fun Tour