Offices of M&J Travel And Tours/SYTO. Located at:
Ring Road East,Osu, Accra.
2.Harper Road,SSNIT Building.
3.Center For National Culture.
ASHANTI/BRONG AHAFO ACTIVITIES.
pick up points and drop-off point is M&J office in Kumasi
KUMASI CULTURAL CENTRE
The best way to understand a people’s way of life is to understand their cultural and traditional values and heritage. To achieve this, we start off from M&J office in Kumasi, or the hotel we’re lodging, with visits to the Cultural Centre, which is near to the Kejetia Circle. The arts and crafts seen in this place, coupled with the Prempeh II Jubilee Museum, should unravel the rich cultural and traditional values hidden in the great Ashanti Kingdom’s history.
South east of Kejetia Circle in the heart of Kumasi is the largest open market in West Africa, dubbed the Kejetia Market! Situated on 12 ha landscape, this market boast of about ten thousand traders, who trade in goods like pottery, crafts, clothing, textiles, and old trade beads, et cetera.
MANHYIA PALACE MUSEUM
The next point of call is the 85-year old Manhyia Palace, which houses a small but worth-visiting history museum of Ashanti history and regalia and artifacts.
KUMASI MILITARY MUSEUM
The highly reputed Ashanti weaponry and military exploits is laid bare at the Kumasi Military Museum. With visits to this interesting museum, we gift ourselves with the rare opportunity of having a highly informative guided tour of the Kumasi Fort to see the spoils of wars that the Ashantis had had with the other tribes and Europeans, and a fine collection of weapons. This museum also doubles as information centre for all military exploits in the colonial and pre-colonial era of Gold Coast and Ghana.
OKOMFO ANOKYE SWORD
Near to Okomfo Anokye Hospital is the site of the 300 year old sword, that has, according to oral tradition, being stuck in the ground. The sword also marks the spot in which the Golden Stool had reportedly descended from the sky. We hear all the stories about how significant this sword is to the unity of the Ashanti Kingdom.
We come back to M&J office in Kumasi or lodging at the hotel.
King Osei Tutu, one of the most powerful and prominent Kings that had helped tremendously in molding the Ashanti tribe into a Kingdom, conquered the Denkyira homeland in 1701.
The indigenes of Denkyira, seeking asylum, ran to Adanwomase near to Kumasi, taking with them the art of Kente weaving. We spend the morning visiting them at their kente weaving base, before we proceed to enrich our knowledge further with a one hour tour of the village with stop overs at the chief’s palaces, the danwoma tree, the traditional healer’s shrine, the local cocoa farm, and some other interesting sites.
Our start off point is the M&J office in Kumasi
The dyed, re-and-black adinkra cloths that usually characterizes Ghanaian funerals, takes the centre stage with visits to Ntonso, a small village on the main Kumasi-Mampong road. With visits to the centers, we get to be educated on how the stamps are used to dye and design the various adinkra cloths, using kente and other cloths.
We continue driving south of Ntonso to visit a small community that specializes in woodcarving and pottery. Arguably, they produce one of the finest wood products and pottery artifacts in Ghana.
20 kilometers north-east of Kumasi lies the must-see community of the finest kente-weavers of Bonwire! We get to experience the weavers do their work and buy souvenirs right from source.
We come back to M&J office in Kumasi
Created out of a meteorite impact, the most expansive natural lake in Ghana with a total surface area of about 25km square, sits majestically in a crater with high walls of thick vegetation!
We set off from M&J office in Kumasi, in the morning to spend some refreshing moments walking on the banks, canoeing, birding or fishing. Guests who are good swimmers can also take a dive into the 90metre deep lake, or bike along the banks.
After a rewarding trip, we return back to M&J office in Kumasi or the hotel.
Half-way between Kumasi and Tamale, exactly 5 kilometres from Kintampo on the Tamale road lies the 25-metre high Kintampo Falls (known as Saunders Falls during the colonial era after a British medical officer who was stationed at Kintampo, and was shortly renamed Nkrumah falls right after independence, in honor of the first president of Ghana, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah).
With a lot of beauty to boast about, this waterfall lies on the Pumpum River, a tributary of the Black Volta, and is said to be home to a large aquatic snake and other animals.
We drive from M&J office in Kumasi to experience this breath-taking scene after which we continue to Buabeng-Fiema monkey sanctuary.
BUABENG-FIEMA MONKEY SANCTUARY
Lying one kilometer apart in the Nkoranza district is the twin town of Buabeng and Fiema which has a sanctuary created in 1974 to house a mona monkeys and black-and-white colobus population in a 35ha semi-deciduous forest.
With visits to the sanctuary, we get the rare opportunity of interacting with the between 15-50 mona monkeys, and the about 200 black-and-white colobus that are protected by the villagers who believe that these monkeys are sacred.
We wrap up the tour with a bird and butterfly watching expedition, after which we return to M&J office in Kumasi or the hotel or the hotel.
TANO SACRED GROVE
Situated 15 kilometers north of Techiman on the main Techiman-Tamale road is the attractive cluster of sandstone rock formation inside the village of Tanonoase, sitting beautifully at the source of the Tano River. This trip we’ll take in the morning, after a converging at M&J office in Kumasi, or we start off from our hotel.
Visitors to this sacred place who will be making their visits to the sacred grove in April or May can par-take in the cleansing rituals held within these periods at the source of the Tano river. A cultural trip to Baafi for hiking is highly recommended to visitors to Tano Sacred Grove.
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