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Accra: Guided City Tour with Lunch

1. Accra: Guided City Tour with Lunch

Join a guided city tour of Accra, the capital of Ghana. First stop is Black Star Square, where you will learn about Ghana's fight for independence. Also known as Independence Square, this square boasts three monuments, and is the primary site for the nation's public gatherings, national festivals, and Independence Day parades.  Next, head to the vibrant township of Osu for a visit to the Osu Castle. Also known as the Christiansborg Castle, this 17th-century castle was converted into a Presidential Museum in 2017. Occupied by the Portuguese through the 17th-century, this ocean-front castle is now one of Ghana's most important heritage sites.  Continue to Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, a remarkable mausoleum dedicated to Ghana's first president. From here, visit the colonial-era James Town Light House and then venture to the bustling Makola Market. Being Accra's oldest commercial hub, Makola offers a wide range of products, from car parts to land snails. After exploring Makola, you'll visit a nearby restaurant to have a typical local lunch. You will then be transferred back to your hotel.

Accra: Aburi Botanical Gardens, Cocoa Farms, Waterfalls Trip

2. Accra: Aburi Botanical Gardens, Cocoa Farms, Waterfalls Trip

Following collection from your Accra or Tema accommodation, your day begins with a Tetteh Quarshie Cocoa Farm. Be transferred cross country in an air-conditioned 4x4, served with water and snacks and with a friendly, experienced, and helpful guide. Once at the cocoa farm, learn how Tetteh Quarshie was a pre-independence Ghanaian agriculturalist who was directly responsible for the introduction of cocoa crops to Ghana. Cocoa crops today constitute one of the major export crops of the Ghanaian economy. In 1879, Tetteh Quarshie planted the seeds at Mampong with some success. Following the Tetteh Quarshie Cocoa Farm, depart to the Aburi Botanical Garden. From there, visit the Aburi Crafts Village. The crafts village is a decent size with many shops to check out, and contains plenty of local woodwork and artisans crafting as you shop. There are many types of arts/crafts there, including clothing, jewellery, key chains, bottle openers, baskets, and furniture. At the conclusion of your experience, your driver returns you back to your accommodation in Accra/Tema.

Accra: Shai Hills, Caves & Boat Full-Day Eco-Friendly Tour

3. Accra: Shai Hills, Caves & Boat Full-Day Eco-Friendly Tour

Start with pickup from your accommodation in Accra. Meet your friendly and experienced guide before traveling to the Shai Hills Resource Reserve located within the city. Once at the Reserve, embark on a safari drive. See a variety of wildlife species in one of the most easily accessible nature reserves in the region. Try to spot native animals including zebras, antelopes, baboons, and many bird species. Sit back and relax in a 4x4 as your professional driver drives you through the serene landscape. You'll also feast on an inclusive lunch and refreshments. Enjoy a cruise on the man-made Volta Lake. Travel by boat to Ghana's prime hydro-electric plant, set in lush, green tropical vegetation.

Accra: Cape Coast and Elmina Private Cultural Tour

4. Accra: Cape Coast and Elmina Private Cultural Tour

Take a day trip to Ghana's Central Region, about 147km from Accra, an area known for its role in the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Accompanied by a local guide, learn about the slave castles built on the Gold Coast of West Africa by European traders.  The day begins early, with pickup from your accommodation in Accra. Travel in an air-conditioned 4x4 to the Cape Coast, enjoying some snacks on the way. The first stop of the day is the Cape Coast Castle, one of about 40 slave castles or large commercial forts built on the Gold Coast of West Africa by European traders.  Originally built as a Portuguese feitoria (trading post) in 1555, it was later used as part of the trans-Atlantic slave trade as a place slaves were held before being loaded onto ships bound for the Americas.  Next, visit Elmina Castle, erected by the Portuguese in 1482. The first trading post built on the Gulf of Guinea, Elmina Castle is the oldest European building in existence south of the Sahara. The last stop on the tour is Fort St Jago, also known as Fort Coenraadsburg or Fort São Tiago da Mina, a small Portuguese chapel built in honor of Saint Jago. Situated opposite the Elmina Castle, it was used to protect the castle and is one of the oldest military constructions on the Gold Coast.  After exploring the Fort, return to Accra for hotel drop-off.

Accra: 2-Day Trip to Aqua Safari Resort and Treasure Island

5. Accra: 2-Day Trip to Aqua Safari Resort and Treasure Island

This tour begins from Accra the capital of Ghana in a luxurious 4x4 air-conditioned or Mini-van bus with air-condition. We shall pickup travelers from their hotel at 6:00 am. Breakfast pack is served on the bus with water and fresh fruits. The journey to Ada will excite you with an interesting and experience tour guide and a driver. First stop will be at Ada Aqua Safari where travelers will have the best luxury holiday getaway resort with welcoming serene environment, donkey rides and boat cruising, Cozy and relaxing lakeside. Depart to Hotel Pickup at Hotel to visit treasure island in Ada on your second day. You can do many water activities like swimming, jet ski, and boat cruises. Segway and horse riding are other exciting fun to have. Travelers will then depart Ada to Accra and drop off at their hotel.

Wildlife, Elephants & Safari Tours in Ghana (Mole Park)

6. Wildlife, Elephants & Safari Tours in Ghana (Mole Park)

Meet your guide at Tamale Airport and your driver will drive you through Tamale, the capital city of the Northern Region. Afterward, enjoy a scenic drive to the Savannah region where you will discover the vibrant culture of Ghana's largest region. Stop at Larabanga and visit the oldest mosque in West Africa, built in 1421. Admire the building, constructed in the Sudanese architectural style, and the restoration work that has been done on it several times since it was originally built. Depart the mosque to visit the sacred Mystic Stone, which is known to return to its original place of rest after several attempts at moving it to a different location. In the 1950s, some British road constructors were compelled to redirect a major road after 3 attempts to remove the stone. Discover this legendary rock which has been conserved as a tourist site by the locals to preserve its history and generate revenue for their communities. Visit to Mole National Park, Ghana's largest wildlife refuge. Where you will embark on a guided walk and a canoe safari. depart for Tamale and go back to Accra.

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What people are saying about Accra

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 34 reviews

This review is long overdue, but needed to be done. My family and I visited Accra, Ghana this May (2022). We booked the Cape Coast and Elmina Cultural Private Tour that lasted a duration of 9 hrs. We were picked up by our tour guide Ishmael right on time early at 7 am and started our tour. Ishmael is a great storyteller and has a rich knowledge of Ghana. Ishmael was nothing less than an all around spectacular tour guide who is punctual, knowledgeable, and friendly, and for my family and I definitely went the extra mile to make our day one of, if not the best while in Accra, Ghana. (full review in Google)

An amazing trip getting a private tour of Accra. My guide was very patient and took the time to answer all of my questions about Ghana’s history and it’s people. At no point did I feel rushed to leave any of the locations. I highly recommend this tour. Only con, is that some of the sites were closed for renovations and I feel like the description on this site should mention these and the places to be visited instead.

This tour was absolutely amazing! I feel like I got to experience all of Accra in just one day. The tour guide, David, was very friendly and knowledgeable. He ensured that we had the best experience possible and took plenty pictures for us from our phones. I truly enjoyed this experience and would recommend it to others.

Visiting Aburi for a guided tour was the best experience for and my family. Very educative and lovely tour guide Maxwell. I will next time wear appropriate shoes like trainers due to long walks

It was the best tour of Accra, our driver was very knowledgeable and friendly and drives smoothly.