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In 12 days you experience a green rainforest, the legendary European slaveforts on the Guinea coast and the realm of the Ashanti. We break the journey at Ghana's superb wild beaches and the exotic bays of Cape Coast.

In Ghana's Kakum Nationalpark you step over the treetops of the tropical primaeval forest giants and visit the Bosomtwe lake, formed by a meteorite and lying in the middle of a world of tropical plants and hilly landscapes.

You picnic directly in front of the Kintampo waterfall, and experience on safari the wildlife and the vastness of the 4840 Kmē Mole National Park. In the savannah landscape of the north you will seek out Ghana's oldest mosque in which one of the oldest existing Korans can be found. Later you traverse the enormous Volta reservoir in a passenger steamer redolent of tropical scent and fresh sea air, an intensely African atmosphere


day 1  - Arrival in Accra

Evening arrival in Accra. You will be met at the airport and brought to Biriwa where you will be lodged at the comfortable Biriwa Beach hotel. This is wonderfully situated on a height overlooking the Atlantic. Practically every part of the hotel offers a view of the sea.

day 2 Accra - Biriwa

After an early breakfast, a tour introduction and then a quiet day on the hotel beach.


day 3 El Mina-Castel and Kakum-Park


Midday we visit El Mina Castle. The El Mina castle was built in the year 1471 by the Portugese and was the centre of the world slave trade. It was from this place that most slaves were shipped to America and other parts of the world. It is the oldest European building in the tropics. In the afternoon the journey continues into the 630 kmē Kakum Park. In this protected rain forest live over 600 types of butterfly and 280 different bird types, 9 monkeys and 100 mammals, reptiles and amphibians - including the threatened black and white colombus monkey, king antelope and forest elephant. You stroll under the tree canopy of 70 m tall forest giants on a hanging bridge and look out over the green tapestry of the rainforest.


detailed description of the Kakum - Park


Finally, led by an expert guide, we make a botanical tour through the undergrowth, looking for rare animals and plants. In the afternoon we return to our hotel in Biriwa.


day 4 Biriwa - Bosomtwe

After breakfast we drive to Lake Bosomtwe. This wonderful still lake is an invitation to bathers. It was formed by a falling meteor about 1,3 million years ago and lies near Kumasi. We stay overnight in the Bosomtwe Paradise Resort.

day 5 Kumasi- Bosomtwe

Morning journey to Kumasi. The city is the capital of the  Aschanti region und royal seat of the Aschanti kings, the richest and mightiest tribe in Ghana. You visit the King's palace, the museum and the market, the biggest in West Africa, some woodcarving shops and a kente weavery. Finally we return to Lake Bosomtwi. The rest of the day is up to you.

day 6 Bosomtwi - Mole

In the early morning we leave the hotel and drive through Sunyani and Techiman in the Brong Ahafo region towards Kintampo. We picnic there at the waterfall and continue on to the Mole National Park where we arrive towards evening. Overnight accomodation is at the Mole hotel.


day 7 Mole National Park

With 4840 kmē, the Mole National Park is the largest in West Africa. On small safaris you will experience the 92 types of animal which live here. Elephants, waterbucks, kob antelopes, primate families, and crocodiles. At all times you will be accompanied by experienced guides. We stay another night in the Mole safari Hotel.

day 8 Mole - Larabanga

After breakfast we head for Larabanga to visit the oldest mosque in Ghana. One of the earliest Korans is preserved in this mosque. We continue on to Tamale, the capital of the northern region and visit the arts market with it's handmade baskets, wooden carvings and leather goods. The rest of the day is up to you. We stay overnight in our local hotel.

day 9 Salaga - Volta See

In the morning we head for Salaga, once one of the largest slave markets. Now we drive south along the Volta lake reaching Makongo at midday. The vehicles are unloaded onto a ferry for the lake crossing. In Yehi we go ashore and wait for the MV Yapei-Queen, a freighter. We stay overnight on the ship.


day 10  Lake Volta

In the morning you travel by ship from Yeji 253 km down lake Volta. With more than 8600 kmē, this is the largest reservoir in the world. Drifting past small harbours and beaches, we stop off at tiny villages to take on cows, yams, cars, trucks, goats, marketwomen and tourists. The ship's life is typical of the region. Onboard you may like to sample some African cusine, perfectly prepared by the ship's cook. You spend a further night on the MV Yapei Queen.


day 11 Akosombo - Accra

At around midday we reach the harbour of Akosombo. Here, housed in the great dam is one of the biggest generators of Africa. It supplies electricity not only to Ghana but also to Togo, Benin and part of Ivory Coast. From there you journey on to Aburi, to a huge botanical garden, then towards Accra, the capital city of Ghana.  We stay overnight in Accra.


day 12 Accra

In the morning we do a sight-seeing tour of Accra. You experience the huge Arts-Market, visit woodcarving shops, check out the kente fabric, the brass working and the colourful baskets. Then on to the Kwame Nkrumah mausoleum. Nkrumah was the first President after Ghana's independence in 1957. After visiting the national museum you are invited to partake in a typical Ghanaian meal in the "Country Kitchen" . Finally we drive to Kotoka International Airport where our journey ends.

day 13 Arrival in Europe/ USA




g r o u p  s i z e

 people minimum 5 maximum 10


price per person

 (half-board in double room, excl. flights)

$ US




single - room supplement




 s c e d u l e 2002




























Individual arrangements

double- room/half-board/pp

(tour begins on a monday)

number of persons

$ US


4     person



2 -3 person





p r i c e s    i n c l u d e

  • all transfers, excursions as  mentioned in the description
  • transport with vihicules  (without lclimatisation)  usually used in the country
  • 11 nights  in lodges and hotels with country standing
  • half-board during the trip
  • english speaking guide



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