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Awukudae Festival

08 Jul 2016 - 23 Dec 2016

Awukudae is a series of festivals that take place every Sunday at about 6 week intervals.  It is a celebration of the milestones of the Ashanti Empire, and stool which is the embodiment of the soul of the Ashanti people.  The root of the meaning of Awukadae is to take a break from the real world and celebrate and focus on the spiritual world, so one can then continue to carry on with one’s purpose. 

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Welcome to Ghana!

Ghana has all the ingredients for an unforgettable holiday. It is endowed with verdant forests and is rich with rare flora and fauna, miles of clean beautiful beaches, and an enduring cultural heritage. It is also one of Africa's most peaceful and thriving democracies, with 100 ethnic groups and 70 dialects. The locals are welcoming, friendly, and many speak English! Experience the charm and hospitality of the Ghana for yourself; there are many great Ghana accommodation options all offering there own distinct Ghanaian flavour.

Ghana is blessed with an enviable natural heritage. Visitors are enchanted by the hospitable people and well-preserved Ghanaian cultures.

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Stretching inwards from the coastline is a narrow strip of grassy plain, which widens as it stretches eastwards. The west and south are covered by thick rainforests. The rainforests in Ghana are being turned into nature parks such as the Mole National Park, which is very popular among eco-tourists. There are many Ghana tours visiting the national parks, contributing to the continued success of the new nature parks.

Compared to the other African nations, Ghana game reserves are quite small. However, many animals such as antelopes, elephants, monkeys, lions, and a huge variety of birds and butterflies can be spotted here. Lagoons and sandy palm-lined Ghana beaches dot the coastline. The lagoons are equipped with facilities for water sports, and the beaches are the perfect place to relax under the warm African sun. Most of Ghana's beaches are located in the capital city of Accra, where you will find many Ghana hotels to choose from. 

Traces of Ghana's rich history are still visible across the country. For example, remains of 42 European castles and forts can be seen, the Cape Coast and the Elmina Castles being prime examples of some of the many Ghana tourist attractions on offer. UNESCO has declared the castles as World Heritage Monuments. These were also the sites of wars between the Ghanaians and the British.

There are many great cultural events in Ghana; one way to tell that a celebration is underway is by catching a glimpse of the chiefs and queen mothers riding on luxuriously gilded palanquins amidst pomp and ceremony. Events in Ghana are colourful and lively, and a great experience to complement your holiday in Ghana.

Shopping in Ghana is great fun for those who love to bargain. While you will not come across many western style malls in Ghana, the traditional open markets in Ghana provide a glimpse of the sights, sounds and smells of an African market.

The ancient Ghana Empire flourished in western Sudan until the 11th century. It is from this empire that Ghana derived its name. Ghana was known as the Gold Coast till it gained independence from British colonial rule on 6 March 1957. It was the first black African colony that gained independence. The first Europeans to reach Ghana were the Portuguese, followed by many others in later years. The castles that dot the coast line bear witness to the fact that Europeans traded in gold, ivory, and slaves for over four centuries.

Located on West Africa's southern coast, Ghana is bordered by Burkina Fasso on the north and northwest, Togo on the east, Ivory Coast on the west, and the Atlantic Ocean on the south. Check out Ghana map for the location of the many great things to see and do in Ghana along with the location of the many great Ghana hotels.

Ghana's coastline is made up of a sandy foreshore backed by a coastal plain. On the west, the forest stretches up to the sea. The forest stretches north from the western edge and then extends eastwards for around 170 miles into Ashanti. Steep ridges and thickly wooded hills break the monotony of the forests.

The undulating savannah lies to the north of the forest belt and through it flows the rivers, White Volta and the Black Volta. The two rivers join and flow southwards through the hills. Mount Afadjato, at about 2900 feet (880 metres), is Ghana's highest point. It is situated in a hill range on the eastern border. Ankobra and Pra are the other perennial rivers flowing through Ghana's sandy landscape. The other rivers usually end in salty lagoons. Ghana does not have any natural harbours.

The second largest producer of cocoa, Ghana's economy is greatly affected by the cocoa export market.In June 2007, large offshore oil reserves were discovered in Ghana. It is still too early for the resulting economic boost since oil will flow after a few years only.

Ghana's climate is typically tropical. It is hot and humid, more so in the north. Of the four distinct seasons, two are rainy seasons. One occurs from March to July, and the other from September to October. The first season experiences heavier showers. The other months are usually dry although a little rain is common all through the year.

Browse through our  Ghana pages to learn more about us and our country. We are your local connection in Ghana and are pleased to help you plan your Ghana trip.

The best kind of service is service to humanity! This activity gives you the opportunity to render volunteer services in a field of your choice to those who need them the most. From working in an orphanage to helping in an HIV/AIDS centre, your time and energy will be well received.

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Experience a meeting of chiefs, when homage is paid to the ancestors. Ashanti culture centres on ancestral worship, and so once a month (every 42 days) it is customary to come in contact with the ancestors to give them thanks for their protection. Parts of the weekend festival are open to the public.

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The tour takes you through three craft villages of your choice. You can learn about the centuries-old kente weaving tradition in Adanwomase. Ahwia is where fertility dolls and wood carvings are manufactured. Ntonso is where the traditional funeral clothing called Adinkra is made. Watch brass craftsmen at Sokoban or pottery making at Pankrono - choose any three of these villages and gain an interesting insight into local life!

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This property combines the concepts of rural and modern architectural designs. It is a typical African house built with local materials, including a clay and thatch roof, but it's nicely furnished inside.

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This beautiful hotel was built in the early 1990s. It retains its noble ancestry structure, with round shaped rooms in a form of apartments, well decorated lawns, and flowers on either side of the pavement. It also serves as the central location for the booking of domestic flight tickets for City Link Airlines.

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This unique-looking 2 star property is nicely built with very decent standard rooms, state of art facilities and decorations in the rooms. The name Mariam was as a result of the good hospitality training the owner learnt from her mother. Another interesting thing is they have on sale locally made Shea butter made by local nearby communities.

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The hotel is located in the centre of Tamale. It is owned and operated by Mr. and Mrs. Wilhelmina Sakle Aklaku; both are locals from the Volta region of Ghana. It has the most vibrant entertainment centre in Tamale, which is mostly opened on Fridays and Saturdays.

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Radach Lodge is a full service guest house which offers a mixture conferencing, accommodation and religious services. This facility can accommodate about 200 people. The architectural design of this facility is very nice.

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You are volunteering in southern Ghana but want to see the savanna in the north? You want to see your friends from the orientation week again and meet other volunteers from all over Ghana? Join us on this weekend trip!

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Experience a meeting of chiefs, when homage is paid to the ancestors. Ashanti culture centres on ancestral worship, and so once a month (every 42 days) it is customary to come in contact with the ancestors to give them thanks for their protection. Parts of the weekend festival are open to the public.

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The trails of the slave trade might remain unchanged but the impact of the trails on society evolves. It was a crime against humanity to engage in human selling and buying and remnants of this still serve as a testimony to this issue today.

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Welcome to Ghana!

Ghana hotels team

Akwaaba! Welcome from Marian and her team…your local connection in Ghana.

We at M & J Travel and Tours share a deep admiration for Ghana; its rich culture, history, heritage, eco tourism, natural treasures and wonderful people who are known as the friendliest people in Africa. With over 2 decades of experience we offer eco-friendly tour products, hotel booking, and flight ticketing for your travels. We also have a range of volunteering programs involving health care, drumming and dancing classes, working in construction, education, orphanages and conservation. Feel free to contact us with any inquiries and we look forward to seeing you in our motherland of Ghana.




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