2 Day Kakum National Park and Cape Coast Tour

Ghana, West Africa

2 Day Kakum National Park and Cape Coast Tour

per person

Take a panoramic view at the stunning Kakum National Park and experience nature from the 30-meters-high Canopy Walkway. Have a personal experience with slavery and slave trade at the Cape Coast Castle.

Tour Highlights

• Tours of the slave castles (Cape Coast Castles & Elmina Castles)
• Canopy Walkway at Kakum National Park
• Visit to the Assin Manso Slave River

  • Destination
  • Included
    5 Star Accommodation
    Airport Transfers
    Entry Fees
    Personal Guide

After early morning breakfast, you will be picked up from your residence and driven to Cape Coast, a coastal and colonial city which also served as the first capital city of Ghana. En route, you will take a diversion and stop at
the former slave site in Assin Manso. Visit the site of “Donkor Nsuo”, the former Slave River and market, as well as the final transit point for a large number of enslaved Africans. This is the final resting place for two ancestors
whose mortal remains were returned from the USA and Jamaica and re-interred there.

Afterwards, visit Elmina Castle, also known as St. George’s Castle, which was built by the Portuguese in 1482. Here, learn about the relationship between the western slave traders and the African tribes that participated in the trans-Atlantic
slave trade. Here participants will witness the dark and stuffy dungeons local people were forced to endure before being sent on a long and perilous passage across the Atlantic. To see the truth of these conditions in person is a
powerful reminder of the inhumanity of the slave trade.

Overnight at a hotel in Cape Coast/ Elmina. Meals Included: Breakfast.


After breakfast, check out of your hotel and drive through the historic Denkyira Kingdom to Kakum National Park, one of West Africa’s surviving tropical rain forests. Choose between a 2 km nature walk through the rain forest to discover
the wide variety of exotic flora and fauna species and the medicinal values they offer or take a walk on the canopy walkway hanging 40 meters above the forest ground.

After lunch on your own, embark on a tour of the infamous Forts, Castles, and Slave Dungeons of Ghana. History will unfold the story of the slave trade which the impact is still felt beyond the shores of Africa today. Visit the Cape
Coast Castle built by the Swedes in 1653 and was later taken over by the British. Here, you would learn about the relationship between the western slave traders and the African tribes that made the trans-Atlantic slave trade possible.
It is an opportunity to be up and close with history – to stand in the dark and stuffy dungeons, imagining the experience and conditions that millions of Africans endured. This castle also houses the West African Historical Museum.
Return to Accra afterwards.