Tour of Slave Castles and Kakum National Park, 2 days

Cape Coast Castle & Elmina Castle

Day 1

In the  morning depart to  Cape Coast in the Central Region, passing through some of the principal streets of Accra. Sightseeing of the western part of the capital, Kaneshie, Odorkor, and Kasua, where there is a large market.

Continue to Mankesem, a famous settlement of one of Ghana’s Akan tribes. Next is Sultpond, the home of Ghana’s political history, and Anomabo the home of the famous Jazz musician, Louis Armstrong.

Arrive at Cape Coast Castle, which was the seat of the British Colonial administration until 1877 when the capital was moved to Accra. The Castle is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Next stop is  Elmina Castle, also  referred to as Saint Georges Castle was built in 1482  and is said to be the oldest European built structure outside of Europe. The castle was used during the Anglo Dutch War of 1664-1666 by Admiral de Ruyter, commander of the Dutch fleet.  You will see in the harbor next to Elmina Castle  numerous pirogues preparing to go to sea, this  offers one of West Africa’s greatest photo opportunities. Elmina Castle is also a UNESCO World Heritage site.  This evening you can  enjoy a leisurely  drive through the township of Elmina where you may visit  the European cemetery. Check into your hotel for dinner and over night stay.

KAKUM NATIONAL PARK AND CANOPY  WALKWAY

Day 2

Check-out after breakfast and drive to Kakum National Park, an undisturbed virgin forest situated about 30 km north of Cape Coast. Arrive at Kakum National Park, which is one of West Africa’s surviving tropical rainforests. This provides an unforgettable “Jungle” experience amidst the tropical vegetation and wildlife. The forest provides the opportunity to see some of  Ghana’s indigenous plant life, rare butterflies, flora and fauna. The most popular attraction is the Canopy Walkway, which is made up of seven bridges extending 330 meters and hanging 30 meters above the forest floor. Early afternoon  depart  for  lunch.

After lunch we return to Accra stopping at selected villages before arriving in Accra late afternoon.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

This Tour Includes:
• Transportation in private vehicle
• Experienced tour guide
• Admission to  listed sites
• One night hotel accommodation with breakfast

This Tour Does Not Include:
• Cost of visa
• Meals not listed
• Travel Insurance
• Gratuity to driver and guide