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8 DAYS FORTS AND CASTLE TOUR OF GHANA

8 DAYS FORTS AND CASTLE TOUR OF SOUTHERN GHANA

Day1-

Arrival and transfer to Hotel for check-in and orientation

Day 2

We will depart Accra early in the morning and drive on the main Accra Cape-Coast road. Our first stop will be at Fort William (Fort Amsterdam) located at Anomabu. This fort was built by the Dutch in 1640 and had changed hands 4 times from the Dutch to Swedes, then to the Danes, back to the Dutch and finally to the English,from Anomabu we will continue our journey through Mankessim to the Cape- Coast castle. This castle was built by the Portuguese in 1555 was called Cabo Corso meaning short cape.

From Cape-Coast castle we will drive to Elmina for lunch. Elmina castle and fort St. Jago will be our next stop. Elmina castle was built by the Portuguese in 1482 to protect the gold-rich lands discovered in 1471. The castle was completed according to its original plan in 1486 and the town was raised to the status of a “city”.

Overnight in Elmina

Day 3

After breakfast we will depart Elmina by bus for the Kakum National Park which is a nature reserve, activities we will undertake include walking tours, and canopy walkway through the forest and self guided hiking, which provides an opportunity to see the indigenous plant life of Ghana and the various fauna.

From Kakum we will drive back to the Hans Cottage where we may view some crocodile’s whiles having lunch. Overnight in Elmina.

Day 4

After breakfast we will Depart Elmina by bus to fort St. Sebastian at Shama. This Fort was originally constructed and named by the Portuguese from1520-26. In putting up the fort, the Portuguese hoped to stop English ships from interfering in their trade in the Shama area.

From Shama we will move on to Fort Orange at Sekondi it was originally a lodge However, by 1704, the lodge had become a small fort called “Oranje”.and then onward to Fort Batenestein which is located in Butre. As early as 1598, the Dutch West Indian Company established a trade post at Butre. Butre village is located in a sheltered bay amidst the forests of Ahantaland, east of Cape Three Points.

Like Dixcove and Fredericksburg, it was among the early historic settlements generated by the 17th century inter-European and inter-African conflicts, partly because it lay close to the gold-rich hinterland.

Day 5

After breakfast we will continue with our exploration of the forts in the western region. Our first stop will be at Fort Metal Cross which is located on the shore of a large and sheltered bay, later designated as Dick’s Cove (Dixcove). Construction of the fort started in 1692 but was unable to be completed until 1698 because of spasmodic attacks by the Ahanta people which continued well into the 18th century on account of the presence of the Dutch fort Batenstein at Butre.

Our next stop will be Fort Groot Freiderischsburg located in princess town. Located on Manfro Hill 5km east of Fort St. Antonio, this fort was built by the Brandeburgers in 1683.

It was taken over by an Ahantan, Chief John Conney in 1708 and recaptured in 1725 by the Dutch and renamed Hollandia,we leave for Fort St. Antonio.

Over night at Axim

Day 6

We return to Accra but not before visiting fort St Apollonia (optional) and the Nzulezu village (village on stilts)

Day 7

We will take you on a tour of Accra, the capital city of Ghana. Places to be visited include the Usher Fort and James fort, Light House, Makola Market, Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum which is the last burial place for the first president of Ghana. We will then continue to the arts Center where you can buy gifts and artifacts for your friends and loved ones back at home

Rest of the day is free

Farewell dinner and evening night out

Day 8

Transfer to Airport for check-in and boarding


Tour details

  • Available Anytime
  • Duration: 8 Day(s)
  • From 8 to 20 people
  • Starts at Accra, Ghana

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