Excursions

In this section we present you our excursions, put together to tour some of the highlights of Ghana. There are numerous places of interest to visit in Ghana, offering great tourism opportunities.

The excursions in this section take you to from beaches of Kokrobite to the castles of Elmina, from the serenity of a cruise on Lake Volta to the rain forest animals at Kakum National Park, and from the waterfalls at Boti to the Akosombo Dam.

Apart from this list we can offer you custom-made excursions to specific destinations. Please contact us for more information.

 

Cultural Afternoon at Kokrobite (6½ Hours)
This tour first takes us to a fishing village at Kokrobite beach, 25km west of Accra, arriving there on time to observe the fishermen landing their catch.

From here, we will drive to the Academy of African Music and Arts for lunch. Enjoy an afternoon of African music and dance performed by a resident cultural troupe at this Africa style resort situated in a rustic enclave.

 

Aburi Botanical Gardens (Full day)
We will depart Accra via the University of Ghana Campus to Abokobi, a historic settlement of the Basel Missionaries in the second half of the 19th century.

We continue to Aburi Botanical Gardens, 40km north of Accra and enjoy a relaxing walk through the vast flora rich botanical garden.

We then proceed to Larteh for a visit to the Akonedi Shrine (optional) where herbal medicine and psychic healing are practised by a traditional priest. Depart for Accra arriving in the evening.

 

Akosombo Dam (9 ½ Hours)
From Accra we will drive northeast to Akosombo, arriving in time for a conducted tour of the hydro-electric Akosombo Dam situated on the 400km long Volta Lake, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world covering an area of 8502km2.

We will have lunch at the Volta Hotel whilst we enjoy a panoramic view of the Akosombo Dam and Lake Volta.

 

New Tafo – Boti Falls (Full day)
We leave Accra on a drive north to Tafo in the Eastern Region of Ghana. We will visit the Cocoa Research Institute at New Tafo where we will be conducted around by the authorities on a tour through a model cocoa farm. We depart Tafo for lunch at Koforidua.

After lunch we will proceed to the Boti Falls, a seasonal waterfall in the forest reserve at Huhunya. There is an additional attraction of viewing the wonderful “Umbrella rock”. We depart for Accra arriving late afternoon.

 

Dodi Island Cruise (8½ Hours, Sundays Only)
We depart Accra early and travel northeast to Akosombo on Lake Volta. We will drive past the industry city of Tema, the Kloyo Mountains and Shai Hills arriving at Akosombo to board the MV Dodi Princess for a cruise on the Volta Lake, one of the greatest landmarks of Ghana, to Dodi Island.

Lunch is served on board Dodi Princess, while a live band plays. We will return to Akosombo Port late afternoon and continue to Accra arriving early evening.

 

Manet Beach Resort (8 Hours)
Situated 100km east of Accra is the Ada Volta Estuary (Azizanya), where the Volta river enters the sea. Manet Beach Resort offers clean beautiful beaches and an opportunity for boating, fishing, yachting, water skiing and other water sports. Return to Accra late afternoon.

 

Around Cape Coast (Full Day)
We leave Accra early in the morning for our journey to the Central Region. Along the road we see splendid beaches lined with coconut trees. Kakum National Park is our first stop. Kakum National Park has a canopy walkway, the only one of its kind in Africa, and fascinating herbal plants and trees and the tropical rain forest animals. While hiking along the Kuntan Trail, we will learn about the various medicinal and practical uses of forest plant species. This tour through nature’s pharmacy also passes through some beautiful areas of rainforest. If we are lucky, we may run into a troop of Campbell’s monkeys, a pair of duikers or other rain forest animals.

After lunch we will visit Elmina Castle and Cape Coast Castle to see the slave dungeons. These medieval castles are UNESCO World Heritage Monuments. We will arrive back in Accra late afternoon.

 

Wli Falls (11 Hours)
From Accra, we will take a scenic drive to Hohoe in the Volta region of Ghana. We will stop briefly at Dr. Noamesi’s Herbal Treatment and Research Centre at Hohoe for a briefing about the centre’s herbal preparations for baldness, diabetes, infertility etc.

We will continue to Wli Falls, the highest fall in Ghana, for a refreshing afternoon in this green and serene environment. Return to Accra late afternoon.