Nyonkopa Eco Tours

Experience Ghana the local way. Learn about the Ghanaian culture. Meet new friendly people. Experience wildlife and nature.    

Day 1.

Arrival, Airport Pick Up & Hotel Check-In.

Orientation and relaxing time.

Overnight at Accra.

Day 2.

Accra City Day Tour.

Morning pick up in a private air-condition vehicle. Visit W.E.B. Du Bois center, take a guided tour of the museum and listen to history of the Father of Modern Pan-Africanism. Continue to the Independence Square and visit the Eternal Flame of African Liberation, lit by Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah first President of Ghana. 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. Stop at Makola Market, Accra’s largest open market overflowed with goods, people, scents and sounds to see how local Ghanaian market operates. Continue to Jamestown, a fishing community as well as one of the historic old towns of Accra. Take a guided tour of its interesting sight and learn new things.

Overnight at Accra.

Day 3.

Fantasy Coffin Workshop, Artist Alliance Gallery & Trashy Bag.

Morning pick up in a private air-condition vehicle. Depart to Teshie, an Accra coastal town and one of the most populous settlements in Ghana. Visit a fantasy coffin workshop. Learn the history and tradition behind these unique funerary boxes as locally called in Ga as”Abebuu Adakai, 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. Proceed to the Artist Alliance Gallery to see a whole building fully packed with art works. Finish the tour after a visit to the trashy bag center to see recycled plastic waste made into funky and useful products.

Overnight at Accra.

Day 4.

Shai Hills Resource Reserve, Volta River Boat Cruise & Bead Factory.

Morning pick-up in a private air-conditioned vehicle. Depart for Shai Hills Resource Reserve, an about 51 kilometer square and only wildlife reserve in the Greater Accra plains. Tour through the reserve with a special site guide to see baboons, ostrich, zebras, antelopes and do a fancy rock climbing with a knot ropes. Take a nice view of the nearby surroundings standing on an Elephant and Hieowenya Rock. Continue to a bead factory to see how traditional Ghanaian beads are crafted. Return to Atimpoku to enjoy a boat cruise on the Volta River. Relax and refresh having a beautiful view of the river.

Overnight at Accra.

Day 5.

Aburi Botanical Gardens, Tetteh Quarshie Cocoa Farm & Koforidua.

Morning pick-up in a private air-conditioned vehicle. Travel northeast of Accra to the Eastern Region of Ghana. Visit Aburi Botanical Gardens, see the famous ficus tree and the carved tree narrating our worldly life journey. Learn about the different species of indigenous and exotic plants and their medicinal uses. Stop at Aburi Craft Market to see the unique kinds of traditional Ghanaian carvings. Continue to site of the Tetteh Quarshie Cocoa Farm, first cocoa farm in Ghana. Take a guided tour of the cocoa farm and listen to history of how cocoa came to Ghana, making Ghana the world’s second largest cocoa producer after Cote d’Ivoire. Learn how cocoa is planted and picked. Taste a ripe cocoa fruit and feel the natural taste of a cocoa before it is processed into chocolates. Acquire new knowledge on cocoa production and processing in Ghana.

Overnight at Koforidua.

Day 6.         4 Hours Drive.

Boti Waterfalls, Bonsu Arboretum & Kumasi.

Morning travel 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. Head to Kumasi, kingdom city and capital of the Ashanti Region of Ghana. Stop at Bonsu Arboretum, a semi-deciduous native forest and exotic plants species maintained for research purposes for a zip-lining adventure.

Overnight at Kumasi.

Day 7.

Adanwomase Kente, Ntonso Adinkra Stamping & 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 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 the Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary Resthouse.

Day 8.         4 Hours Drive.

Tamale Leather Factory, Tamale Central Market & Centre for National Culture.

Morning savanna travel to Tamale, the capital city of the Northern Region of Ghana. Visit the Tamale central market, Centre for National Culture and the Zonga Tannery factory to see hides of sheep, goats and cows pinned down to dry in the sun. Listen to history of the factory from one of the tanners.

Overnight at Tamale.

Day 9.

Wulugu Mud House, Former Slave Market of Saakpuli & Bolgatanga Craft Market.

Early morning savanna travel to Bolgatanga in the Upper-East Region of Ghana. Stop at the unique style Zayaa mud house at Wulugu. Visit the former slave market of Saakpuli, see it small museum and the massive Baobab tree which slave were chained. 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 and Pottery Village Guesthouse in Bolgatanga.

Day 10.

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 and Pottery Village Guesthouse in Bolgatanga.

Day 11.         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. Return to Mole National Park.

Overnight at Mole National Park.

Day 12.

Morning Safari walk, Eco Village Walking Tour & Afternoon Safari Drive.

Morning safari walk at Mole National Park. Experience an eco-walking tour at the Mognori village. Afternoon safari drive to see animals of the park such as elephants, buffaloes, water hogs, waterbucks, antelopes and others.

Overnight at Mole National Park.

Day 13.         5 Hours Drive.

Larabanga Mud and Stick Mosque & Kintampo Waterfalls.

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 Kintampo Waterfalls in the Bono East Region of Ghana to see the waterfalls scenic flow.

Overnight at Kumasi.

Day 14.

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

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 Asante 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 Asante Kingdom. Continue to Manhyia Palace, an official seat and residence of the Asantehene. Learn about the history of the Asante kingdom including the royal lineage, rituals and the struggles for Asante unity.

Overnight at Kumasi.

Day 15.

Assin Manso Ancestral Slave River,

Morning travel to Elmina stopping at Assin Manso Ancestral Slave River Site, relate to where slave captives were made to take their last bath before transported to the America’s.

Overnight at Cape Coast.

Day 16.

Butre, Fort Metal Cross & Busua Beach.

Morning travel along the coast to Busua. Visit Butre, a small fishing village sited on a beautiful sandy beach. And an old British fort, built in 1692 on a small hill of Dixcove. Listen to history of the fort. See the fishing community from the fort yard. Relax and refresh at the beautiful surfing beach.

Overnight at Busua.

Day 17.

Nzulezu Stilt Village & Fort Apollonia.

Early morning visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Nzulezu Stilt Village in Amansuri Wetlands. An Architecturally fascinating and unique village accessible by a canoe ride only. Visit Fort Apollonia, last fort built by the British in 1770 on the Gold Coast now Ghana.

Overnight at Busua.

Day 18.

Kakum National Park, Crocodile Pond, Stingless Bees & Cultural Performance.

Visit 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 Hans Botel to see crocodiles and a Stingless Bess Center to see how natural pure honey is made. Enjoy a scenic coastal drumming and dancing performances in the evening.

Overnight at Elmina.

Day 19.

Elmina Castle, Cape Coast Castle & Posuban Shrine.

Depart Elmina fishing community to Kokrobite beachfront village. Visit Elmina Castle, an oldest colonial building in the Sub-Saharan African built by the Portuguese in 1482. Then 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. Continue to Posuban Shrine, a famous three-storey shrine in Mankessim.

Overnight at Kokrobite.

Day 20.

Orphanage Home, Leprosarium Centre and Departure.

Visit an orphanage home, spend some time with special and needy children. Make a small donation of either clothing, food or cash to put smiles on the children’s faces. Make another visit to people sick of leprosy and abandoned by families. Make a small donation of either clothing, food or cash to support their daily upkeep. Say bye to Ghana and plan on visiting again.

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 & Beverages.

International air flight.

Accommodation.

Visa and visa fees.

Travel insurance and immunization.

TOTAL TOUR COST PER PERSON: $4,883.

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