Nyonkopa Eco Tours

Learn some traditional Ghanaian craft and artwork skills. Visit a traditional village of Kente weaving in Ghana. Experience the real northern Ghana culture.

Day 1.

Arrival, Airport Pick-up & Hotel Check-Inn.
Orientation and relaxing time.

Overnight at Accra.

Day 2.

Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, Black Star Square, Artist Alliance Gallery & Fantasy Coffin Workshop.

Visit the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park & Mausoleum, dedicated to Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah for his struggle for Ghana’s independence. Listen to history of Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah and his vision for Ghana. Continue to the Independence Square and visit the Eternal Flame of African Liberation, lit by Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah first President of Ghana. Depart to Teshie, one of the most populous settlements in Ghana. Stop at the Artist Alliance Gallery to see a whole building fully packed with art works. Visit a fantasy coffin workshop. Learn the history and tradition behind these unique funerary boxes as locally called in Ga as”Abebuu Adekai, meaning proverbial boxes or coffins” from one of the artist craftsmen. Coffins here are made according to the profession or aspirations of the deceased while he or she was alive.

Overnight at Accra.

Day 3.

Pottery Craft Village & Volta River Boat Cruise.

Visit a local pottery making village. Spent some time with this beautiful craft makers. Learn the various skills involved in pottery making. Enjoy a motor boat cruise of the Volta River. Relax and refresh having a beautiful view of the river.

Overnight at Atimpoku.

Day 4.

Bead Factory & Boti Waterfalls.

Visit a bead making factory, learn some traditional bead-making skills mainly from broken glass bottles. Continue to Boti Forest Reserve in the Manya Krobo district of the Eastern Region of Ghana. Hike the rocky Boti Forest Reserve to the mysterious Umbrella Rock and the 3-Headed Palm Tree. Get to know history of the prayer rock, the tree on rock and the sound cave. Refresh at the Boti twin waterfalls and enjoy their scenic flow to the ground. Visit Akaa waterfalls, a highly secured area close to Boti. Walk down the 250 concrete steps to see the water flowing from the beautiful table-like rocks.

Overnight at Koforidua.

Day 5.         4 Hours Drive

Cocoa Farm & Bonsu Arboretum.

Visit a renowned cocoa growing village in the Eastern Region. Take a guided tour of a cocoa farm and listen to history of how cocoa is cultivated. Head to Kumasi capital of the Ashanti Region of Ghana. Stop at Bonsu Arboretum to see semi-deciduous native forest, and exotic plants species maintained for research purposes.

Overnight at Kumasi.

Day 6.

Kente Weaving, Adinkra Symbols Stamping Villages & Boabeng Fiema-Monkey Sanctuary.

Early morning travel to Ashanti traditional craft villages. Visit Adanwomase a kente weaving village. Take a tour of the village seeing the kente craftsmen weaving pieces of kente cloths with their wooden looms. Stop at Ntonso an adinkra cloth stamping village. See and learn the various stages of adinkra symbols production. Continue to Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary in the Bono East Region of Ghana. See a natural environment with over 700 monkeys. Walk through the monkey trails and listen to history of the sanctuary. Learn about the Colobus and Mona monkeys of the sanctuary. Take a short visit to the monkey priest shrine.

Overnight at Techiman.

Day 7.         4 Hours Drive

Tamale Leather Factory & Sognaayilli Village.

Morning travel to Tamale, the capital city of the Northern Region of Ghana. Visit the Tamale central market and the leather factory to see how, hides of animals such as goats, cow and sheep are tanned to produced bags, shoes etc. Listen to history of the factory from one of the tanners. Visit Sognaayilli Village, learn some rural activities such as, shea butter or peanut oil extraction, smock weaving etc.

Overnight at Tamale.

Day 8.

Wulugu Mud House, Bolgatanga Craft Market & Sirigu Women’s Art & Pottery Village.

Early morning savanna travel to Bolgatanga in the Upper-East Region of Ghana. Stop at the unique style Zayaa mud house at Wulugu. Continue to the Bolgatanga craft village to see beautiful savanna traditional crafts display. Sirigu women’s art and pottery village, a painted village and home of pottery.

Overnight at Sirigu Women’s Art & Pottery Village Guesthouse in Bolgatanga.

Day 9.
Northern Craft/Art Day, Drumming & Dancing Cultural Performance.

Experience a real northern culture. Engage in local activities like pottery, paintings, basketry and others. Enjoy drumming and dancing cultural performance in the evening.

Overnight at Sirigu Women’s Art & Pottery Village Guesthouse in Bolgatanga.

Day 10.         5 Hours Drive

Paga Crocodile Pond, Former Pikworo Slave Camp & Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows Cathedral.

Morning visit to the sacred crocodile ponds of Paga. Former slave camp at Pikworo, Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows unique mud-brick Cathedral.

Overnight at Mole National Park.

Day 11.
Morning Safari Walk, Eco Village Tour & Afternoon Safari Drive.

Morning trekking with a ranger at Mole National Park for elephants, antelopes. Experience an Eco walking tour at the Mognori village. Afternoon safari drive to see animals of the park such as buffaloes, water hogs, water bucks, antelopes and others.

Overnight at Mole National Park.

Day 12.         5 Hours Drive

Larabanga Ancient Mosque & Techiman Yam Market.

Morning travel south to Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. Stop at Larabanga to see the ancient Sudanese style mud-and-stick Mosque, oldest Mosque in Ghana and the amazing mystic stone. Continue to Techiman Yam Market, largest food market in Ghana.

Overnight at Kumasi.

Day 13.

Prempeh II Jubilee Museum, Okomfo Anokye Sword Site & Manhyia Palace.

Morning visit to the National Cultural Center a few meters away from the Kejetia market. Tour Prempeh II Jubilee Museum, which provides a fascinating collection of Ashanti history and treasures. Visit the Okomfo Anokye Sword Site to make a sightseeing of the sword, Okomfo Anokye buried into the ground about 300 years ago, exact place where Okomfo Anokye conjured the Golden stool unto the laps of king Osei tutu I, founder of Ashanti Kingdom. Continue to Manhyia Palace, an official residence of the Asantehene. Learn about the history of the Ashanti kingdom including the royal lineage, rituals and the struggles for Asante unity.

Overnight at Kumasi.

Day 14.

Assin Manso Ancestral Slave River & Cape Coast Castle.

Early morning travel to Elmina stopping at Assin Manso Ancestral Slave River Site, see where slave captives were made to take their last bath before transported to the America’s. Continue to visit Cape Coast Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well as one of the largest slave-holding sites during the infamous Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.

Overnight at Elmina.

Day 15.

Elmina Castle, Kakum National Park & Stingless Bees.

Morning visit to Elmina Castle, an oldest colonial building in the Sub-Saharan African, built by the Portuguese in 1482. Then Kakum National Park, a tropical rain forest of an area of about 375 square kilometers notable for nature and wildlife. Hike about 30 minutes ascending the steep hill to the Canopy Walkway suspended between 11-40 meters high above sea level and 350 meters long. Experience nature and the beautiful view of the forest in a secured series of nets and wires. Visit a Stingless Bees Center along the way to Kakum to see how natural honey is made.

Includes:

Pick up at Kotoka International Airport, Accra.

Entrance fees at all sites.

Certified tour guide.

A private air-condition vehicle & fuel.

Drop off at Kotoka International Airport, Accra.

Excludes:

Meals.

International air flight.

Accommodation.

Visa and visa fees.

Travel insurance and immunization.

TOTAL TOUR COST PER PERSON: $2,670.

Always happy to customize the trip to suit your personal or group travel interest!