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8 Days Nature and Adventure Tour of Ghana – Fall in sync with nature

8 Days Nature and Adventure Tour of Ghana – Fall in sync with nature

$1,646 (Per Adult)

$235 (Per Child)

$206 (Per Adult) / Day

$29 (Per Child) / Day

(Includes)

  • Transport
  • Accomodation
  • Sightseeing

Duration8 day(s)

LocationGhana

Start PointAccra

End PointAccra

AvailabilityAug 31 , 2017 to Dec 31 , 2027

No Add-ons for this package

Summary

Connect with yourself, nature and the universe. This tour is packaged for nature lovers and hiking enthusiasts who cherish beautiful vegetation, cool weather and waterfalls in general. Enjoy the fresh, cool inland rivers, lakes, waterfalls, hill top villages, mountains and landscapes of Ghana. This tour takes you to the Volta and Eastern Regions of Ghana, where the best of nature and adventure can be experienced in the country. Take this tour with a friend or friends to share the cost This tour can be modified to suit your budget and travel wishes The cost of package is subject to change as a result of unexpected increment in hotel rates and gasoline prices prior to payment Spontaneous stops based on client's interests for photography or a quick scenic gaze during the tour is allowed. There is a possibility of witnessing a naming ceremony, festival, drumming and dancing, join a church service or witness a funeral ceremony while tour is in session.

Activities

  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • General Photography
  • Landscape photography
  • Scenic Drive
  • Township tour
  • Culture

Places

  • Accra, Ghana

Physical Condition

  • Normal Physical Condition

Connectivity

  • WiFi and phone coverage at most lodges

Day-by-day Description

Day 1Arrival In Accra - Ghana

Arrive at the Kotoka international Airport, where our driver will meet and transfer from the airport to your hotel for a welcome drink, trip briefing acclimatization and relaxation

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

  • Transfer

Location

Accra, Greater Accra Region, Ghana

Travel Time: 1 hrs

Day 2Accra - Sogakope - Keta

Activities Included

Bird Photography Canoeing General Photography Landscape photography Scenic Drive Township tour Bird Watching Culture

After breakfast, the driver will meet you in the morning at the hotel and drive down the coastline to Keta, surrounded by the ocean near the mouth of the Volta River. It is built on a sandpit separating the Atlantic Ocean from the Keta Lagoon. Along the way, visit Sogakope and a possible excursion is to visit the village Tosukpo, where you could possibly (on request) undertake an adventurous excursion to the wetlands of the Avu Lagoon, home to the only aquatic antelope, the Sitatunga, and a variety of exotic savannah and water birds. Walk to the picturesque village of Bludo which is surrounded by water and sugar cane plantations or engage in one of the other excursions in the Avu Lagoon area, like a visit to the local gin distillation and also interact with the indigenes. Take a lunch break in a local restaurant Arrive in Keta and check-in at your hotel. Visit Fort Prinzenstein, built by the Danes in 1784 during the era of trans-Atlantic slave trade and used as a prison. It actually functioned until 1980 as a prison, until it was damaged by a storm in 1980. It has most recently been partly restored and opened like a museum. Spend the rest of the day exploring the Keta Lagoon; an internationally recognized wetlands area where many migratory birds live and the landscape is stunning (especially the months just after the rainy season). It is also possible to undertake a boat trip through the lagoon and the estuary, where you experience the mangroves and many little tropical islands and the sea. Continue to your resort and relax or walk along-side the beach here you see the fishermen at work, pulling up their nets from the sea. Retire to your hotel for dinner and relaxation

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

Location

Sogakope - Keta

Travel Time: 3 hrs

Day 3Ho - Amedzofe

Activities Included

Canoeing General Photography Hiking Landscape photography Scenic Drive Township tour Culture

After breakfast, continue your way to Amedzofe, the highest hilltop settlement in Ghana and surrounded by the lush vegetation and rolling hills of the mountains of Avatime. Along the way, make a short stop in the Kente weaving village Kpetoe, where you can observe the process of local cloth weaving. Also visit the Volta Regional museum in Ho. This museum was established in 1973 to preserve and exhibit cultural artefacts and other historical items that depict the people’s heritage. It main focus is ethnographic history, where you get to be told about the history of the people. Arrive in Amedzofe, check-in to your hotel, enjoy a late lunch and undertake a hike to the peak of Mount Gemi with one of the local guides. Spend the rest of the day to enjoy the atmosphere in Amedzofe where you will see some of the historical landmarks indicating the German presence in this area including the missionary work, and the development of the Evangelical-Presbyterian Church that influenced the area. Return to your hotel for dinner and relaxation

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

Location

Ho - Amedzofe

Travel Time: 3 hrs

Day 4Amedzofe – Liate Wote - Wli

Activities Included

Camping General Photography Hiking Landscape photography Scenic Drive Township tour Culture

After breakfast, enjoy another one and a half hours hike, where you find yourself through the forest to the Ote Falls. It is an adventurous trail with the possibility of taking a refreshing swim upon reaching the falls. Continue your journey to Wli, known for the highest falls in Ghana, called the Agumatsa Falls in the Volta Region of Ghana. Along the way, visit Liate Wote, a picturesque village, nestled in the heart of the Volta Region at the foot of the range of mountains that make up the Ghana/Togo border; Liati Wote is a hidden paradise, with over 300 species of butterflies in its forest, home to one of the largest butterflies count in Ghana. The village is the ultimate place to experience rural community life. The friendly local people are always ready to welcome you and see to it that your visit was worth the trip. There are hiking possibilities like taking a hike through coffee and cocoa fields and untouched forest to the Tagbo falls and the more adventurous 1.5 hours climb to the top of Ghana's highest mountain, Mount Afadjato, which stands at (2905 ft) Another interesting experience is to join one of the local farmers to their farmlands. Proceed to Wli; upon arrival, check-in at your hotel and enjoy a late lunch. After lunch, enjoy a hike to the lower part of the Agumatsa falls. Once you reach the falls, you may decide to take a swim in the basin of the falls. Return to your hotel for dinner and relaxation.

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

Location

Liate Wote - Wli

Travel Time: 1 hrs

Day 5Wli – Akosombo

Activities Included

Bird Photography Boat Cruise Canoeing General Photography Hiking Landscape photography Scenic Drive Township tour Culture

Enjoy another swim in the morning at basin of the lower falls and find your way to Akosombo. Along the way, visit the Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary along the way, a small community with a large monkey population, which are traditionally sacred to its inhabitants and protected from poaching. Another option is a visit to the Tafi Abuipe Kente weaving village, one of Ghana’s major kente-weaving centres. Most of the weavers work outdoors, which gives the village an interesting and interactive atmosphere. Arrive in Akosombo, check-in at your hotel and enjoy a refreshing lunch at the banks of River Volta. After lunch, there are assorted water related activities available on request. For example, rent a canoe or go for some swimming in a nearby pool, or undertake a guided boat trip on the river. A boat excursion to one of the islands in the middle of river could be organised.

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

Location

Akosombo

Travel Time: 3 hrs

Day 6Akosombo – Sesemi slave village - Boti Falls

Activities Included

General Photography Hiking Landscape photography Scenic Drive Township tour Culture

After breakfast, enjoy the morning to undertake some of the activities available. Optionally, visit the Akosombo Dam, which is used to produce hydro-electricity. The Volta Lake is cited to be one of the worlds’ largest man-made water reservoirs, however, it is not able to meet Ghana’s growing demand for electricity. Take a guided tour of the Dam and its surrounding landmarks. Continue your journey to manya Krobo district of the Eastern Region. Along the way, visit Cedi Beads in Odumasi, where you can take part in a workshop to see the processing of traditional glass beads making from recycled glass from start to finish. There is a shop available at the premises, where you will see the exhibition and sales of the finished glass beads. Drive to Sesemi slave village, a village situated in the Akwapim Hills towards Aburi about an hour’s drive north of Accra; enjoy lunch along the way. Arrive in Sesemi slave village and undertake a guided tour of the village. Visit the Frederiksgave Plantation and common heritage site, a historical exhibition and cultural centre covering a chapter in the history of Ghana’s and Denmark’s common past and cultural heritage. The site is now a museum as well as a bracing green spot with beautiful views of the stretched eastern lands of the Akwapim hills. Also pay a courtesy call on the Chief and elders of the villages for an add-on history of the town. Continue your journey on a scenic trail through the rolling Akwapim green hills to the quiet town of Boti, in the Yilo Krobo District of the Eastern region. Arrive in the town, check-in at your hotel for dinner and relaxation.

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

Location

Sesemi slave village - Boti Fall

Travel Time: 3 hrs

Day 7Full day in Boti and surroundings

Activities Included

Camping Canoeing General Photography Hiking Landscape photography Scenic Drive Township tour Culture

Spend the entire day to enjoy and discover Boti and its surrounding villages, known as the tourism hot-bed in the Eastern Region of Ghana Visit the Boti Falls, an amazing waterfall which is embedded at the heart of the forest reserve at Huhunya, which is found about 17km North-East of Koforidua, the regional capital. Also visit the Akaa Waterfall is located near the Akyeremateng village in the Akuapim North District about 2km away from Boti waterfalls and Asenema falls, which is one of the hidden gems in the Akuapim Hills. Enjoy fresh water bathing, swimming at the base of the cliff and suitable spaces for a picnic or gathering. There are also close to 250 platforms on the cliff to explore leading to a beautiful forest view. Return to your hotel for dinner and relaxation

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

Location

Boti

Travel Time: 1 hrs

Day 8Boti – Accra

Activities Included

General Photography Landscape photography Scenic Drive Township tour Culture

Enjoy more of Boti and its wonderful surroundings in the morning and find your way back to Accra. Along the way, Take a lunch break and continue your tour to visit the Tetteh Quarshie Cocoa processing Institute, where you get to learn about the propagation and processing of Cocoa. Optionally, visit the Aburi Botanical Gardens, one of the most beautiful, peaceful and fascinating places in Ghana, where you can get a bulk insight on medicinal plants and their botanical names. Also, visit the wood carvers, where you would see local wood carvers carving wood into different symbolic forms and shapes. Drive to Accra to end your trip. If desired, undertake some souvenir shopping before check-in and departure.

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

Location

Accra

Travel Time: 2 hrs

Offical Visa Regulations and Health Requirements

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VISA INFORMATION Visa for most West African Countries has to be applied for at the Consulate of the intended Country to be visited in your home country or in a neighboring Country if the Country to be visited does not have a consulate in your home Country, be it a multiple or single entry visa. Visas issued at the border or on arrival for some nationalities are twice the amount if applied at the embassy; and the process could be time consuming. Obtaining a Togo visa at the border is quite flexible as compared to border visa issuance of other West African Countries. Togo visa is valid for 7 days, and can also be used to re-enter the Country multiple times within that period. You could also apply for your Togo visa in advance in your home country. For the visas you apply in advance, once you have booked your trip with us, we will send you invitation letter(s) and contact details covering the countries to be visited to assist in your visa application. You will need to take two or three passport pictures, your yellow fever certificate and your passport which should be valid for at least 6 months after departure. You need a page in your passport that is blank on both sides for your visa. Your passport must be valid for the whole of your stay in the Country(ies) visited. When your visa(s) is issued, please cross check the visa stamps in your passport if it corresponds with your visa application submissions before your departure. Ghana visa fees • Single Entry Visa(must be used within 3 months from date of issue) $60.00 • Multiple Entry Visa $100.00 • Single Expedited $100.00 • Multiple Visa Expedited $200.00 Togo visa at the border: 10 000 - 15 000 CFA Togo visa in Accra: 25 000 - 30 000 CFA Benin visa in Accra: 15 000 - 20 000 CFA Burkina Faso visa in Accra 20 000 - 25 000 CFA Ivory Coast visa in Accra 35 000 - 40 000 CFA The above visa fees are subject to change as per Country regulations. MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS VACCINATIONS Yellow Fever vaccination is required for entry into Ghana and other West African Countries. You will be asked to show proof of immunization at the Airport of arrival or at the border. Other vaccinations are at your discretion. If your doctor cannot obtain one for you (generally cheaper), these vaccinations are readily available at any travel clinic. RECOMMENDED Diphtheria, Polio and Tetanus A current DPT vaccination is a good idea. This is a common vaccination given to children, but you need a booster shot if it has been more than 10 years since your last DPT vaccination. Influenza A current flu vaccination is also a good idea. There will undoubtedly be people on your plane carrying this virus and you never know when a major flu season will occur. Hepatitis A This vaccine is strongly recommended. It is given in multiple doses to protect against this illness which is spread orally in conditions of poor sanitation. Typhus / Typhoid Fever While typhus is not a big problem in Ghana, this disease, spread by dirty food or water, can be fatal. This vaccination is recommended when traveling in remote or unsanitary areas or if you plan to be around animals. Meningitis (bacterial) Characterized by blinding headaches and fever, meningitis can be fatal. The vaccination against bacterial meningitis is especially recommended if you will be staying in close quarters with many people or children. Ideally get the vaccination containing strains A, C, W and Y, but if only the A+C is available, that is better than none at all. There is no vaccination against viral meningitis. AT YOUR DISCRETION Cholera The oral vaccine Dukoral immunizes against this nasty scourge of dirty water. More importantly though, there are reports that this vaccine also provides some protection against e.Coli, the main culprit in traveler's diarrhea. Rabies Another recommended vaccination when traveling to remote areas. Absolutely essential if you will be working with animals. Rabies is spread by any mammal via a bite, scratch or lick of an open wound by an infected animal and is 100% fatal without treatment. The multi-dose vaccination is the same as any other injected vaccination - quick and painless. Hepatitis B This illness is carried in bodily fluids. This multi-dose vaccination is strongly recommended for visitors who may be volunteering or visiting clinics and may come into contact with blood or semen. Note that there is no vaccine for the other virulent strains of Hepatitis (C,D,E), which are spread in the same way as Hepatitis B. Tuberculosis (TB) While of concern to those staying in close quarters with many people or children, there is debate over whether this vaccine is useful for adults. Discuss with your doctor or travel clinic. TRAVEL INSURANCE It is essential that you have travelers' insurance when on holiday in West Africa. WHAT TO PACK FOR YOUR TRIP The following is a typical list of what might be required while embarking on your trip. If you are not traveling in a private car, then be certain to add a lighting object to your list. BAGS - Soft hold-all bag for excursions - Smaller travel/overnight bag or day pack for traveling - Lightweight backpack if traveling via public transport CLOTHING White clothing is not recommended because it is impossible to keep clean. - Smart-casual outfit - 1 set - Outdoor summer clothing in natural fibres - 3 sets - Light-weight cotton long pants - 2 pair: For cool evenings or to use as sun screen. - Comfortable walking shoes / sandals - 1 pair each - Undershirt / singlet - Not to keep you warm, but to keep the sweat from showing so much. - Underwear - 4 to 6 sets - Swimwear: Only wear this at beach or poolside. - Sarong or multi-purpose cotton wrap-around: Useful also as sun screen or dust cover for cameras. - Towel / face cloth / bandana / handkerchief - Hat in neutral tones - Sunglasses HARDWARE - Flash light or head lamp / 2 sets of batteries - Camera equipment / extra lithium batteries - Dust-free camera bag (Zip-lock bag is fine) - Extra battery, solar charger for phone TOILETRIES - Toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant (not antiperspirant), shaver, brush & comb, moisturizing cream, decongestant, anti-fungal. - Sunscreen lotion/sun block, lip-aid and floss: These are particularly difficult to obtain in Ghana. - Prescription drugs/small private medical kit (pain killers, plasters, anti-septic spray) / contraceptives / tampons - Contact lenses / lens fluid / spare glasses - Malaria tablets - Insect repellent (containing DEET is best) PAPERS - Passport / visas / travel documents - Pen / notebook / travel diary - Books / reference books / magazines / games to use during long siesta hours or delays - Cash in Cedis/CFA for personal expenses, tips & gratuities. Travelers' cheque and credit cards are difficult to use. OPTIONAL - Pocket knife - Duct tape - highly versatile! - Plastic raincoat or poncho - Items for bartering at markets or tips for good service - Bandanas, hats, anything with a logo - T/shirts, old clothes or stationery - Mp3 players, cameras & flash drives have high value FOOD AND DRINKS GENERAL OBSERVATIONS The cost of eating in Ghana and West Africa differs greatly depending on whether you eat local Ghanaian or West African food; Chinese, Continental, Lebanese food, would be rather expensive, probably starting at around $10.00 per dish. Ghanaian or West African meals will be half that, unless served at a restaurant catering to tourists. It is essential that casual visitors to West Africa take proper precautions when eating. Keep your hands clean and try to ensure your food is prepared and stored in sanitary conditions. Foods tend to be fried, boiled or grilled. The one common ingredient is a hot pepper that is found in most dishes and makes Ghanaian and West African food spicy-hot. - Water Drinking water is easy to find in the main cities; basically there are two options for drinking water: bottled water and "pure" water. Bottled water is what you are accustomed to in the West, and we them in abundance to quench your thirst. Make sure the seal is intact when the bottle is served to you. - Other Beverages All types of other beverages are available, from Coca-Cola products, to juices, energy drinks, and soy beverages. Getting these served very cold becomes more difficult the farther you are from a city. Juices may be either fresh, bottled, in a can or in a carton. Pineapple juice, orange juice, mango and guava are the most prevalent fruit juices. Fresh coconut juice is sold anywhere you see a pile of coconuts. Tampico is a refreshing juice drink sold in plastic bottles, while Milo is a chocolate beverage served cold along the roadside or hot for morning breakfast. Unless at an upscale restaurant, you should avoid ice cubes. You do not know what water has been used to produce them.

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Flexible Cancelation Policy

A full refund is guaranteed until one day before the start of the tour (minus the 9% Safarisource commission and the banking and transaction costs, these estimated 3% but may be slightly higher). Full amount due on booking and will be held by Safarisource until tour commences and then transferred to tour operator.

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