Enjoy waterfalls, a night safari, history and many traditions with this Best of Ghana: 12 Day Tour. You'll discover all the West African country has to offer.
Best of Ghana: 12 Day Tour
Day 1: Arrival in Accra
On arrival at Accra airport, we'll be waiting to take you to the hotel in the Ghanaian capital. Once there, you'll have free time to settle in and rest.
Day 2: Accra
After breakfast, we'll start our guided tour around Accra's most symbolic locations. The first stop will be the Independence Square, and then nearby is the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park where the remains of the first Ghanaian president rest.
We'll visit the country's largest artisan market and go to the James Town neighbourhood, which is famous for the many lighthouses which shine for the boats from the Gulf of Guinea. To end the day we'll go back to the hotel to have dinner.
Day 3: Accra - Shai Hills - Aburi - Accra
In the morning we'll take you to Teshie Nungua, a small village which is famous for its 'fantasy coffins' carved into curious shapes. Next, we'll go to the Shai Hills Reserve and admire the traditional local animals including the antelopes, baboons and bushbucks.
Later, in the afternoon, we'll visit the Aburi botanical garden and learn about the indigenous flora. We'll also go to the Akuapim hills and the Tetteh Quarshie Farm where the Ghanaian cacao is cultivated. Before heading back to Accra, we'll stop at the Plant Medicine Scientific Research Centre.
Finally, we'll go back to the hotel in Accra and have dinner.
Day 4: Accra - Akosombo - Ho
We'll leave the hotel in Accra to head north to the Akosombo Dam, and admire the beautiful views of the Volta Lake, known as Ghana's hydroelectric birthplace.
Following on, we'll stop at Tafi Atome and its monkey sanctuary, where we'll find a sacred forest which has survived several fires and human disturbance. Then, in the afternoon we'll go to our hotel in Ho to have dinner.
Day 5: Ho - Wli - Tamale
On this day we'll make our way to Tamale in northern Ghana and stop at the Agumatsa Forest Reserve along the way. We'll continue on to the Wli waterfalls, the largest in the country, measuring up to 24 metres tall (78 ft).
On arrival in Tamale, we'll go straight to the hotel to have dinner and rest.
Day 6: Tamale - Tongo - Paga - Mole
We'll start the day by going to Tongo, where a traditional greeting will welcome us. Our next stop will be the town of Paga, famous for its sacred crocodiles. Don't worry, they're completely harmless.
Then we'll return to Tamale to visit its market and continue to Mole National Park to experience a night safari! The day will end at the hotel in Mole for dinner and rest.
Day 7: Mole
We'll have an early breakfast at the hotel and go back to wander through the Mole National Park. Then, you'll have free time to relax in the hotel pool while watching the elephants.
In the afternoon, we'll visit the village of Morgounori. Here we'll discover the traditional lifestyle in northern Ghana. and go for a canoe ride. After this, we'll return to the hotel and have dinner.
Day 8: Mole - Kumasi
After breakfast, we'll make our way to Kumasi. We'll stop at the Kintampo waterfalls, then continue on to Kumasi, the capital of the Ashanti Kingdom. We'll visit the city's central market and the Okomfo Anokye Sword. Did you know that there is a local myth that a golden throne came down from heaven?
The day will end back at the hotel in Kumasi to enjoy a delicious dinner.
Day 9: Kumasi
Once we've had breakfast we'll go to visit the Manhyia Palace, which was the official residence of the Asantehene of Asanteman. The tour will also take us through Kumasi's historic centre and stop at the National Cultural Centre, where you'll find the Prempeh II Jubilee Museum.
Later, we'll head to the Ashanti artisan villages: Ahwiaa and Bonwire. You'll see how African sculptures are formed and how Kente's famous fabrics are produced. Finally, we'll go back to the hotel in Kumasi to have dinner.
Day 10: Kumasi - Busua
In the morning we'll leave Kumasi and the tour will move to Busua. Before arriving, we'll stop at the city of Obuasi, a rich gold mine from the ancient Kingdom of Ashanti.
We'll spend the afternoon settling into the hotel in Busua which has the best beaches in Ghana. You'll have time to relax under the sun and swim in the Gulf of Guinea. The day will end with a delicious dinner.
Day 11: Busua - Cape Coast
The eleventh day will begin by visiting the Elmina Castle, also known as the St. George Castle and UNESCO World Heritage Site. The next stop will be the Kakum National Park, one of the few tropical forests in West Africa. Its main attraction is the wooden walkway which reaches across the impressive green space. You'll feel like your flying over the trees!
The day will end by returning to the hotel in Elmina, next to the beach, where you can enjoy its facilities and have dinner.
Day 12: Cape Coast - Accra
In the morning we'll visit the Cape Coast Castle and the West African History Museum.
Afterwards, we'll go back to Accra and take you to the airport where the Best of Ghana: 12 Day Tour will end.
The Best of Ghana: 12 Day Tour includes 11 nights accommodation with breakfast at the following hotels or similar ones:
- Accra: Best Western Plus Accra Beach Hotel.
- Ho: Hotel Volta.
- Tamale: Hotel Mariam.
- Mole: Mole Motel.
- Kumasi: Hotel Noda.
- Busua: Busua Beach Resort.
- Elmina: Elmina Beach Resort.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:
- Tours or activities will not consist of more than 10 people per group.
- A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
- The use of masks is obligatory. Masks will be given to those clients who do not have their own.
- Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
- All those taking running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
- All those taking running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear gloves throughout its duration.
- Disinfected radio units will be provided, and headphones will be single-use.
- Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
- The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.
- The temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit), and a full refund applied.
- The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
- The capacity of all means of transport will be reduced to 5% of their maximum capacity.
- At monuments, museums and attractions, the maximum permitted capacity will be a 5% of the total maximum capacity.
- Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
The price of the tour depends on the size of the group. To see the exact price you must fill in the booking form, and select the number of people on the tour. The price includes all of the entrance tickets.
The tour is exclusively in English.
Pick up and drop off at Accra airport.
Transport by car or minibus depending on the size of the group.
11 night accommodation with breakfast.
10 evening meals.
English speaking guide.
Private and exclusive tour, there won't be anyone else other than your partner, family and friends.
Lunch and drinks.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility or pushchairs/strollers).