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Join Secure Travel and Tours, a leading travel agency in Ghana, for a 9-day East Coast Invasion tour of Ghana. The tour covers Greater Accra, Eastern, Central and Western regions. This tour package gives you a taste of fantastic scenery, dynamic history and culture that re-connects you with your African routes. The Eastern Region will make you experience comfortable weather similar to that of the fall in the North-Eastern part of the United States of America, the Coast of France or Germany. You will be amazed to see a bird’s eye view of Accra from the Aburi Mountains. This tour’s climax will take you to the infamous Slave castles, a stark reminder of the acts committed by European powers and a great way to learn about Black History. Secure Travel and Tours will also let you visit one of West Africa’s most visited rainforests and a stilt village.

 TOUR ITINERARY 

Day 1 

Arrival 

Secure Travel and Tours representative will greet and welcome you at the Kotoka International Airport. Our staff will help transfer you from the airport to your hotel. You will have a welcome drink and a brief orientation about your tour. 

Day 2 

After breakfast, you will start your tour by driving through the capital city’s metropolitan, municipal, political and administrative districts. 

You will visit the centre of the father of Pan Africanism, W.E.B Du Bois, who was an African American sociologist, and civil rights activist. He was the first African American to earn a doctorate; he became a History, Sociology, and Economics professor. 

He helped organize several Pan-African Congresses to fight for the independence of African colonies from European powers. The centre was established in 1985 by the Government of Ghana to encourage visitors to contemplate the ideas of Pan-Africanism. 

You will make stops at Independence/ Black Star Square, Kwame Nkrumah (Ghana’s First President) Memorial Park. After lunch, you will end the tour with a visit to the Christiansburg Castle just off the Atlantic Ocean coast. 

The castle has been the seat of Government until the Authorities moved seat of Government to the Jubilee House. In 2017, the castle was turned into a Presidential Museum as part of Ghana’s 60th Anniversary Legacy Project. 

Day 3 

After breakfast, tourists will check out of their hotel and depart to the Eastern Region. After checking into your hotel in the Eastern, you will visit Tetteh Quarshie Cocoa Farm, Aburi Botanical Gardens and a bead manufacturing workshop. 

Tetteh Quarshie was a pre-independence agriculturalist responsible for introducing cocoa crops to Ghana, creating one of the Ghanaian economy’s major export crops. 

The Aburi Botanical Garden was established in 1875 for colonial government officials. The garden has played an essential role in encouraging cocoa seedlings and information about scientific farming methods. The trip ends with a visit to Somanya Beads Manufacturing Workshop. You will learn how indigenous beads are made and participate in beads production. 

Day 4 

After breakfast, you will visit Dodi Island and Akosombo Dam, which is on Volta Lake and it is one of the largest human-made lakes in the world. The Akosombo Dam is a monumental hydroelectric dam built in 1965 by Ghana’s First President and provides 95% of the country’s electricity. 

Day 5 

You will check out of your hotel after breakfast and depart to Boti Falls. During the journey, you will make a stopover at the Okomfo Anokye shrine at Awukugua. 

Okomfo Anokye is one of the greatest celebrated fetish priests in Ghana’s history and cofounder of the Ashanti Empire. 

According to oral history, he charmed a golden stool to descend from the skies and landed on the lap of the first Ashanti King, Osei Tutu. 

Boti Falls is a twin waterfall located at Boti Manya Krobo. 

Day 6 

After breakfast, you will visit the Assin Manso Slave River (Donkor Nsuo), a riverbank that served as a slave market and a final transit point for slaves from the northern part of the country. Slaves received their last bath before they were taken to the castles and shipped to the Americans. This is a sacred place of remembrance. Former slaves Samuel Carson and Crystal were reburied at Assin Manso slave cemetery in 1998 after their remains from the USA and Jamaica. 

After lunch, you will share information about your tour guide’s experience on the tour. 

Day 7 

After breakfast, you will depart to the Western Region and visit Nzulezu Stilt Village. You will stop over at a local government school, interact with students and teachers, and learn how the Ghanaian school system is run. 

The students will also entertain you by playing the fontom from drums and demonstrating the Kundum Festival. 

Nzulezu is a Nzema word that means surface on the water. The village was built on stilts on Tandane Lake. The wetland is home to a variety of animals such as monkeys, crocodiles, and marine turtles. 

According to oral history, the early settlers or the ancestors were led there by a snail. The tribe at Nzulezu do not accept intermarriages. 

Day 8 

After breakfast, tourists will check out of their hotel in Cape Coast and visit Kakum National Park and Cape Coast Castle and depart to Accra after lunch. 

Cape Coast Castle was built by European traders in 1653 for commercial and housing purposes but was later used in transferring slaves from all over West Africa to Europe and America. After the slave trade was abolished, the castle was handed over to the Government under the care of Ghana’s museums and monuments board. The most visited national park in West Africa is Kakum National Park. The park is home to more than 800 birds, butterflies, reptiles, monkeys, elephants, etc. 

The most famous attraction is the canopy walkway made up of seven bridges extending 330m, hanging 100 feet above the forest floor. 

Day 9 

After breakfast, you will join the Secure Travel and Tours team and donate to an orphanage home as part of the company’s legacy. 

You will also visit the arts and gallery centre in Accra, do some last-minute shopping, and test your bargaining skills. The rest of the day is spent at a beach, depending on the time your flight takes off. 

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