This 8-day guided wildlife safari and historical tour offers you the experience of a lifetime while bringing you up-close with the animals in their natural habitat. You will see elephants that are approachable on foot, troops of monkeys, baboons and hippos from eye level.
You'll see and hear amazing sights and sounds during the drive, canoe and hike to national parks and villages, and have a chance to learn about the animals along the way. You'll also enjoy swimming in the waterfalls, and stay at stunning locations while traveling through the varying landscape of the Savannah grasslands.
And also the UNESCO Heritage site where in the fourteenth century Elmina Castle and the sixteenth century Cape Coast Castle became one of the most important stops of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Elmina castle is the home of the infamous “Door of No Return.”
Highlights Close encounter with wildlife Airport transfer All entrance fees included, It is an awesome experience every tourist can get.
Day 1: Accra You are met at the Kotoka International airport and transferred to your Accra accommodation.
Day 2: Accra - Tamale Depart from Accra to the domestic airport at Kotoka International Airport for your domestic flight to Tamale Airport. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to Mole National Park. You arrive at Mole motel, a stunning location situated on the escarpment overlooking the watering holes with a pleasant pool. The motel offers a great base to explore the park.
Day 3: Tamale After a restful night, you will wake up in the African jungle for your morning foot safari, accompanied by your guide in the park with the possibility of viewing many different animals. After the morning foot safari you return back to base. You will depart 15kms on a dirt road from Mole Motel to Mognori Eco Village. In the late afternoon accompanied by your guide you will take your last game drive.
Day 4: Wechiau Hippo Sanctuary You will head to the Wechiau Hippo Sanctuary. Wechiau Hippo Sanctuary is a protected area consisting of a 40 km stretch down the length of the Black Volta River. The Wechiau Sanctuary is home to hippos, bats, chameleons, hedgehogs and many different types of lizards and snakes.
Day 5: We visit the Boabeng Fiemah Monkeys Sanctuary, Here This monkey sanctuary has no fences, the monkeys are here because they want to be. There are two types the Black and White (Geoffroy's) Colobus, and smaller Campbell's Mona. The Colobus live high up in the trees eating just leaves while the Monas are at lower heights, eating a wide variety of food, including that brought by visitors. There are said to be around 700 Monas and 500 Colobus monkeys, that form 13 troupes within the sanctuary area.
Day 6: Kumasi Ashanti Kingdom-Visit the Manhiya Palace where is the Head of the Ashanti Kingdom resides.It is the official residence of Ashanti Kings(Asantehene)until 1974,now a museum containing treasured items relating to the Ashanti Kingdom.
A visit to Bonwire where the Famous Ashanti Kente was developed around 17th Century A.D by the people of Ashanti the Kingdom; it can be traced to the long tradition of weaving in African dating back to circa 3000 BC.
Day 7: A visit to the Cape Coast Castle and the Elimina Castle and the Fort Sao Jorge de Elimina-the site is the first Europeans contact with West Africans when the Portuguese landed in Ghana then Gold Coast in 1471. Elimina Castle,a UNESCO World Heritage Site is where the first European structure in Sub-Saharan Africa. It was the first trading post built on the Gulf of Guinea, so is the oldest European building in existence below the Sahara. First established as a trade settlement, the castle later became one of the most important stops on the route of the Atlantic slave trade. The Dutch seized the fort from the Portuguese in 1637, and took over all the Portuguese Gold Coast in 1642.
You will get the chance to learn more about the history of the Slave Trade as well.
Day 8: Accra -Its will be a free day for you to shop whatever you want to buy and also a Beach day for some horse riding and fun. There is no beach like the Kokrobite beach or the Labadi beach here in Accra Ghana.
In the evening we escort you to Airport for Departure and time to say goodbye