“Ghana is filled with creative inspiration and this tour introduces you to some of the best - with Kente and Adinkra cloth workshops, Ashanti markets and ecovillage visits.”
Full day Accra tour | Visit to coffin maker | Kakum National Park | Elmina Castle | Cape Coast Castle | Kumasi | Manhyia Palace Musuem & Central Market | Adanwomase - home of Kente cloth | Ntonso Adinkra Textile Village | Boabeng Fiema Monkey Sanctuary | Kintampo waterfalls | Mole National Park | Mognori Eco Village | Larabanga Mosque
Description of Ghana tour, cultural, wildlife & nature
Ghana is an incredible destination for artists, musicians and photographers – the country is packed with creativity and inspiration. In Accra, you can wander through Osu Oxford Street, the city’s most colourful street, to visit the Arts Centre, a hub for Ghanaian arts and crafts where you can shop for wood carvings, textiles, leather and metalwork. Nearby, the W.E.B. Dubois Centre for Pan African Culture, a memorial to the African-America Pan Africanist of the same name, who became a Ghanaian citizen.
Beautiful, handwoven Kente cloth is symbolic of Ghana, an on this Ghana cultural tour you will have the opportunity to meet master weavers and learn how to spin, wrap and weave this textile. The village of Adanwomase is known as the home of Kente, and a village tour here takes you to the Chief’s palace, a forest shrine, the traditional healer’s shrine and a cocoa farm so that you can learn about the history and culture of this village You’ll also be treated to drumming, dancing and traditional storytelling.
Next, we’ll explore another of Ghana’s famous textile traditions: the Adinkra cloth. Adinkra also means farewell – which is why this cloth was traditionally used for funerals. In Ntonso Adinkra Textile Village you will learn about the meaning of the Adinkra symbols, and see how they are stamped on the fabric using wooden stamps dipped in a black dye made from tree bark. If you are here on a Saturday, you may be able to observe an Ashanti funeral, alongside mourners dressed in red and black. It is often considered an honour for foreigners to attend, and the funeral is more of a celebration of life than death.
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On this trip, we take heritage,culture,environment and development seriously.Our main goal is help travelers make and leave a positive mark to the visiting communities, because like it or not your actions have impact on the heritage,environment and most importantly the local community.Travelers on this trip are always encouraged to respect the visiting sites and are not allowed to trample upon any statues that might cause its erosion.Try to erode as little as possible and always think twice before mounting on any statue.Your visit to the National Park and other Ecological villages exposes you to many fauna and flora on this trip.Always remember that the fauna,flora as well as the archeological facts are the only tools for the visiting communities to fight poverty through tourism. Although, your visits takes you to some museums, mausoleum and craft centers, we do not allow buying of any original archeological artifact.This is to ensure that as thousands and thousands of tourists visit those places, the artifacts are not taken away to the disadvantage of the communities and generations. You would be contributing to the destruction of the Nation's cultural heritage if you buy any original archeological artifact. Although we all want to have souvenirs on the various places we've visited, but we have to be larger than life in our attitudes regarding cultural heritage.
The communities we visit on this trip are very core part our business.We support the local communities generate income through our tours.All the tour guides we use on trip are locally trained guides who have excellent knowledge of the communities and the indigenous people.People are amazing! We cannot go to a community with a colonial attitude without interacting with the locals.Whilst on the trip you will be taught a few local language pleasantries like greetings and responses. This is a good way of building relationships where you get to know and appreciate the people and their culture. We patronize locally owned accommodation providers as our way of sustaining local jobs and ensuring grass root community development. We are aware of the needs of the local people, in this respect our doors are wide opened for any traveler who genuinely wants to help the people in his/her own small way. We give travelers the option to patronize local meals on the trip as a way of leaving monies with the local people.
Reviews of Ghana tour, cultural, wildlife & nature
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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
It was OK
A bit disappointing really
Reviewed on 21 Apr 2016 by Maggie Bligh
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?
Many interesting experiences - Shai Hills reserve, cocoa farm, kente cloth & adinkra, elmina fort. Purpose for me was to re-visit my childhood beach at Busua which will stay with me for another 53 years - finding the family of people in a photo from 1962 was very special. Loved seeing the countryside, the flora & fauna, and meeting local people.
2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?
I don't think anyone else would book this holiday as it was a personal journey for me, but I would advise both travellers and those arranging their tours to look at the distances and amount of time spent in a vehicle. We spent the majority of a day in a vehicle which was very tiring and meant we had to keep going to reach our destination each evening rather than take a leisurely journey, stopping to take in the sights or visit interesting things en route. If we had known just how long a day's travel was, I would have dropped the long haul to Kumasi in order to enjoy a more leisurely trip. In the end we decided not to visit to Kakum national park and the Stingless Bee Center, which I was keen to see, due to being so tired.
3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
As far as I can tell we stayed at locally owned hotels. We did not reduce environmental impact because of the huge amount of travelling we did. Not sure how much we supported conservation
4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?
Ghana is a wonderful country - beautiful countryside, lovely friendly people, so much to see and explore. It has not been overly developed for the tourist trade yet and could do better at some national places of interest - the Assin Manso Slave River had an air of neglect and was unmanned at the time of our visit. We had a very good driver who was attentive to our requests. The staff in the office were also very responsive.
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Thanks for the time to leave us these wonderful feedback! We are also glad that you had an amazing time on the whole on your just ended tour with us and our staff were responsive and attentive to your requests. We have taken note of your comments on the coverage of distances and time spent in the vehicle to see sites listed on your itinerary. Any future travellers on just a similar adventure will be given orientation that covers all areas of their trip including distances, nature of the roads, any useful information to prep them for each day's program. Our doors are always open whenever you need us for any future assistance or information. We wish you all the best in live and say hello to Lizzy for us!