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Duration: 10 days
Location: West Africa
Starting Price: $2,186
Single Supplement: $306
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Tour Highlights

  • Welcome greetings and dinner followed by brief orientation by tour operator
  • Hike through Agumata Forest Reserve to Wli Waterfall
  • An early dawn visit to the monkey sanctuary at Tafi Atome to see the Mona monkeys
  • Walk on the canopy bridge at Kukum National Park
  • Visit Bobiri Butterfly Sanctuary and Aburi Botanical Garden
  • Trek in Shai Hills to view antelope, bushbucks, kobs, baboons and monkeys
(Minimum group size 10 pax)

Based on 3 Star Hotels

Day 1: AKWAABA  WELCOME

Arrive in Accra, Ghana. Transfer from the airport to your hotel for a welcome drink and orientation. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Lodging: Hotel in Accra
Meals: D

Day 2: ABURI BOTANICAL GARDEN

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel, then depart for the beautiful Aburi Botanical Gardens.  This eco-paradise was created in 1890 for pleasure and scientific research.  It is an exceptional habitat for plants and butterflies from all around the world.  After leaving Aburi, visit the impressive Woodcarver’s village, a wonderful place to pick up that special souvenir from your trip. Following lunch, depart for a scenic drive to Ho, where you will enjoy dinner and overnight.

Lodging: Hotel in Ho
Meals: B D

Day 3:  FRIENDLY MONKEYS  WLI WATERFALL

After breakfast, prepare for an early morning departure for Tafi Atome, a village that has practiced conservation as a culture by keeping their monkeys sacred. You will have the rare and exciting experience of witnessing these endangered animals in large numbers as they live in the wild. Continue on to Wli Waterfalls. Enjoy a hike through the lush greenery of the Agumatsa Forest Reserve where you will cross the same river eleven times to reach the breathtaking falls. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Lodging: Hotel in Ho
Meals: B D

Day 4: MOUNT AFADJATO  TAGBO FALLS

After an early breakfast at your hotel, depart for a drive to the foot of Afadjato mountain which is approximately 885m above sea level (2905ft).  From there, you will climb to the highest peak in Ghana, without climbing gear. After descending from the peak, enjoy a walk through a secondary rainforest and enjoy a cool and invigorating environment at the base of the Tagbo Falls. Return to Ho for dinner and overnight.

Lodging: Hotel in Ho
Meals: B D

Day 5: SHAI HILLS RESOURCE RESERVE

Check out of your hotel after breakfast and depart for the Shai Hills Reserve, which combines nature, conservation, rich cultural interest and archaeological sites with splendid, scenic beauty. Embark on a trek through the savannah plains to view West Africa’s big game: antelopes, bushbucks, kobs, baboons, monkeys and many bird species including the crested eagle, ground hornbill, blank bellied bustard and more. Visit the Obonu Tem and Se Yo caves that serve as home to many animals, but most notably insectivorous bats. You will have the opportunity to learn about the various artifacts that have been found at the site, which is the homeland of the Krobo people. Continue the journey southward to Accra. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Lodging: Hotel in Accra
Meals: B D

Day 6: KUMASI CITY TOUR

After breakfast, check out of your hotel and depart for a drive through the forest zone to Kumasi, the seat of the Ashanti Empire. Explore the legend of the famous Ashantis at the Manhyia Palace Museum. There you will get a sense of a day in the life of an Ashanti ruler (Asantehene). At the museum, you will also obtain firsthand information on the legacies of the Ashanti kingdom, a regal history that dates back to 1700 and is told with relics and artifacts. Next, enjoy a drive through the city of Kumasi to view monuments dedicated to the memory of great Ashanti people.  End the day’s your at the National Cultural Center, featuring the Prempeh II Jubilee Museum and the studios of various potters, brass and batik makers. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Lodging: Hotel in Kumasi
Meals: B D

Day 7: BOBIRI BUTTERFLY SANCTUARY

After breakfast, depart for a visit to the Bobiri Forest Reserve to view the flower gardens designed to attract a variety of butterflies in the forest. Enjoy a hike through the semi-deciduous rain forest which is home to the butterfly population. Learn about the socio-economic and medicinal importance of these tropical trees. Later, depart for a drive to Elmina in the Central Region. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Lodging: Hotel in Elmina
Meals: B D

Day 8: KAKUM NATIONAL PARK  CAPE COAST CASTLE

After breakfast, depart to explore the historic Denkyira Kingdom, particularly Kakum National Park. Kakum is one of West Africa’s surviving tropical rain forests, spanning over 360sq km and filled with diverse and dense vegetation. A blend of true rainforest and semi deciduous forest, Kakum is the home to over 40 large mammals, 400 bird species and a breathtaking array of butterflies, flora and fauna.

The most popular attraction in the forest is the canopy walkway which is made up of seven bridges extending 330m and hanging 40m above the forest floor. You will be given the choice to walk the canopy or enjoy a 2km nature walk through the forest to discover the wide variety of exotic floral species and the medicinal values they offer.

After lunch, visit the Cape Coast Castle, which was built by the Swedes in 1653 and later taken over by the British. The castle also houses the West African Historical Museum, established by the Smithsonian Institute in collaboration with the Ghanaian Government in 1994. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Lodging: Hotel in Elmina
Meals: B D

Day 9: ELMINA  ACCRA

Check out and depart for a drive along the coast to Accra. Upon arrival, embark on a sightseeing tour of the city. You will drive through the administrative and economic districts of Accra, the capital of Ghana. Over 100 years old, this city has a blend of colonial and modern architecture that summarize her history.  You will visit the W. E. B. Dubois Center for Pan African Culture, Independence/Black Star Square and Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park. After lunch in a local Ghanaian restaurant, you will end your tour at the Arts Centre where you will have an opportunity to use your bargaining skills to shop from an open-air market for artifacts from Ghana and West Africa. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Lodging: Hotel in Accra
Meals: B D

Day 10: DAY AT LEISURE/DEPARTURE

Breakfast will be served at your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure or last minute shopping. Check out and transfer to the airport for check-in and departure.

Meals: B

* DISCLAIMER: Cost will vary depending on group size. Contact a member of the team at travelafrica@landtours.com to get a customized quote. The cost of package will increase if hotel and transportation cost increases. Quote will be reviewed 3 months before your tour begins and you will be notified accordingly.