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Ouagadougou Airport, Burkina Faso

NOTE:

Departure Dates For This Trip is the FIRST (1 ST) Wednesday And the LAST Saturday Of Every Month.Effect from January, 2015 -  December, 2016

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 Departure Dates For This Trip is the FIRST (1 ST) Wednesday And the LAST Saturday Of Every Month.Effect from January, 2015 -  December, 2016

Embark on an 11-day tour of the slave routes of Africa in Ghana to leave your positive footprints on the land of Africa. This tour starts in Northern Ghana at places where most of the slaves came from and takes you all the way down to the slave castles from where slaves were shipped overseas. On the way, discover little-visited sights in the hinterland of the slave trade.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visits to Slave Castles and Forts in Cape Coast and Elmina to see the evidence that has survived as a testimony of the cruelty of the slave trade
  • Interact with the locals to know more about their culture, some of which was lost when slaves were torn from their roots
  • Visit local Slave Markets in Northern Ghana which fed the southern sector with slaves for export.
  • Visit Mole National Park and see elephants, antelopes and baboons in their natural habitat
  • Make a difference: This tour takes you to community-based eco-tourism projects where tourism directly benefits small local communities.

 

  • Group size: from 1 to 6 people
  • Pickup location: 

    Ouagadougou Airport, Burkina Faso

    NOTE:

    Departure Dates For This Trip is the FIRST (1 ST) Wednesday And the LAST Saturday Of Every Month.Effect from January, 2015 -  December, 2016

  • Drop-off location: 

    Kotoka International Airport, Accra

  • Pickup time: (8.00 AM - 8.30 AM)
  • Drop-off time: (12.00 PM - 1.00 PM)

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso and check in at a hotel. The day is free for relaxation and discovering the city.

Day 2

Today we drive to Ghana and visit Pikworo. This is a rocky terrain with indelible marks of slave presence. At this place, slaves were kept as captives in a cave before being sold to other slave traders. We also visit the Nania slave camp.

We spend the night in Navrongo, a town with a beautiful mud-built cathedral dating back to 1906 and decorated with traditional ornaments.

Day 3

Widnaba, a small rural community, is our next stop. This is one of the places where the people came from that were enslaved and here we learn about their culture and traditions. You will see the shrines where sacrifices were made to end slavery.

After this we visit Nalerigu and see a wall that was put up by the people there to defend themselves against the slave raiders. The night will be spend in a local guesthouse.

Day 4

We drive to Tamale, the bustling capital of the Northern Region. On a city tour we see traditional leather-making, shea-butter processing, a herbal garden, a local market, where clay pots are sold, and much more. If you are interested in leather work or local clothes make sure to check out the Centre for National Culture.

Day 5

We move on to Mole National Park; our first stop there is in a small community on the fringes of the park: Mognori eco-village. Take a relaxing canoe safari. We then take a walk through the village to learn about the life of the people in this traditional farming community. You will have the opportunity to witness and take part in a traditional performance (Drumming and Dancing).

You will spend your night at Mole Motel

Day 6

In the morning, we have a walking safari in the National Park. The afternoon is free to relax at the pool – while seeing animals. Late in the afternoon, you will embark on a 2 hours drive safari.

Day 7,

Today we move on to Kumasi, the heart of the Ashanti kingdom that was a major player in the slave trade. On our way we stop at Larabanga to see an ancient Sudanese-style mosque. Also on our way lies Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary where you can witness how monkeys and humans have co-habitated for centuries, because these animals are sacred to the inhabitants of this place.

Day 8

Today, we get the best out of Kumasi: We visit the museum to learn about Ashanti history. Try to pull the Akomfo Anokye Sword out of the ground! Nobody has succeeded so far. Akomfo Anokye was one of the famous leaders of the Ashanti Kingdom. The bustling Kejetia market is a good place to pick up some local fabric or just to watch Ghanaians go about their daily routine. Next we visit the cultural centre; here you will experience the rich culture of the Ashantis who value their culture very much. There are craft and weaving centers located within the cultural centre. The cultural centre is an ideal place to learn and partake in the rich culture of the Ashantis. As today is Akwasidae we will visit Manhyia Palace durbar grounds to witness the King of Ashanti Otumfuo sit in state to receive homage from the citizens of Kumasi and other travelers who came from far to greet him.

Day 9

We continue the journey southwards and on this day we reach the final destination of the slaves on the African continent: Cape Coast. Before reaching there we try not to lose balance on the famous canopy walkway in Kakum National Park and immerse ourselves in the beauty of the rainforest. After this we visit Assin Manso, where the slaves had their last bath before being sold at the castles. We reach Cape Coast in the afternoon and the rest of the day is free for personal exploration or relaxation at the beach.

If you have bought some local fabric on your way you get a possibility to get an African dress here. We go to the dressmaker tonight so that we can pick up the ready-made clothes the next day.

Day 10

Today will be a memorable and emotionally moving day as we visit the castles in Cape Coast and Elmina. Events took place within the walls of these castles that shaped the history of the world.

We tour the modern town to interact with the local people and we marvel at the panoramic view of the ancient city of Cape Coast from Fort George.

We will stand in the dungeons where slaves were kept and walk through the Door of No Return. You will also visit the Elmina Castle which is emotionally moving just as Cape Coast castle.

In Butre, which is close to Elmina, we witness a traditional naming ceremony.

Day 11

The tour is coming to an end as we move to Accra today. We will have a city tour and some free time.

Day 12

The highlight of this day will be the visit to the National Museum, in which we will see many artifacts of the slave trade. The rest of the day is free for shopping for souvenirs at the famous National Cultural Centre, for relaxation at Labadi Beach or for a personal exploration of the city.

Day 13

Say good-bye to Ghana and board your plane back home. You will be transferred to the airport by your guide.

 

Cancellation Policy

We advise that should you need to cancel, you must notify us on time. However, your cancellation must be in writing by email. It will be effective on the date of receipt of the mail. Cancellation charges, per person, based upon the date of the cancellation, are as follows:

90 – 30 days: 20% of tour cost

29 – 10 days: 50% of tour cost

Less than 10 days and no show: 100% of tour cost.

Participant Guidelines

This tour is designed to promote cultural interaction with the local people. Before you start your trip you will be given the travellers code of conduct so that you will know how to behave at a particular destination. Please respect local culture and ask permission from your tour guide before you do anything.

It is recommended that visitors bring along good hiking boots (there are wellington boots available for rent).

Other Disclosures

Inclusive

  • All internal transportation
  • Accommodation in simple budget and mid-range hotels
  • Breakfast and dinner 
  • Entrance fees to attraction sites mentioned
  • Water 1.5litres per day
  • Tour guide

Exclusive

  • Meals and drinks not mentioned
  • Other activities not mentioned