A “slower” and gentler way to discover the rich variety of landscapes and peoples of this fascinating region on the Gulf of Guinea. In West Africa a few hundred meters off the main road you enter a totally untouched reality- this is exactly what we will experience.
A “slower” and gentler way to discover the rich variety of landscapes and peoples of this fascinating region on the Gulf of Guinea. In West Africa a few hundred meters off the main road you enter a totally untouched reality - this is exactly what we will experience when we get out of our vehicles and walk into the “bush”. The perfect way to discover the coastline, the rain forest and the savannah and to visit remote villages. In the Volta region we climb up Mt Afajato – with its 885 meters it is the highest peak of Ghana - and we trek up rivers reaching refreshing water falls. Ghana is also the country where it is possible to encounter incredible peoples and see many interesting sights, such as castles dating back to the slave trade, the Kakum Rainforest with a wealth of botanical species, voodoo ceremonies …
Day 1: In the Gulf of Guinea, Accra - GHANA
In the Ashanti calendar certain days each year are set aside for very special celebrations in Kumasi and this traditional ceremony takes place in one of the last African Kingdoms which has maintained its ancient rituals still alive.
The ceremony is celebrated around the traditional chiefs in order to benefit from the constant protection of the guardian spirits and also to strengthen unity between the people and their chiefs. People kneel down to pay their respects to their chiefs.
After libations are poured over the thrones of the former kings here comes the time of the great happy ceremony. During this celebration, the chief sits under a spectacular colorful umbrella, is adorned in vivid cloth and massive centuries old jewelry (Ashanti gold jewelry and masks are considered masterpieces of African art) and is surrounded by the Ashanti elders and advisors, all under the authority of the Royal Speaker who holds in his hands the symbols of power. A narrow passage of dignitaries is also formed, representing all roles and positions of power within the kingdom: sword and knife bearers, armed guards, carriers of beautiful ostrich feathers fans etc. The ceremony is then made up of a procession of royal court attendants bringing gifts, storytellers reciting the history of the Ashanti Kings, drummers & trumpeters playing horns of ivory. Corpulent dancers dressed in vivid red costumes perform an erotic dance. We will witness and experience the splendor, the flavor and the atmosphere of one of last great African monarchs of the forests.
Other useful travel information
Single Supplement: EUR370
Visas: Ghana - single entry visa
Min passengers: Tours are confirmed with min 2 passengers. Prices are based on min 2-4 passengers and with reduced price of booking 5+ passengers at the same time.
Vaccinations: Yellow fever – compulsory; malaria prophylaxis - highly recommended.
Meals: lunch, picnic or at local restaurants (tourist menus); dinner at the hotel restaurant (tourist menu)
Luggage: max 20 kg and in duffle bags
Travel Insurance: compulsory for medical assistance and evacuation in case of emergency
Means of Transportation: microbus or minibus or 4x4 vehicles
Children on our tours? Trans Africa team is used to travelling with children. We can say that to really enjoy the trip they must be at least 8-10 years old.
Are all the festivals offered by Trans Africa truly traditional or they are only staged for tourists? The traditional festivals of the countries in which Trans Africa organizes the journeys are true and not “for tourists”. This is a specific “quality trademark” of Trans Africa: to offer the travellers the opportunity for genuine contact with the daily reality of the populations that they encounter
Explorer Tour: unique expeditions out of the beaten track in the remotest areas of West Africa to meet with exceptional tribes, lost villages, forgotten festivals and celebrations; the main ingredients being supreme adventure and real exploration with the highest available comfort and security. In this section we include hiking itineraries, trans - Sahara crossings etc, all are the result of many years of research and exploration.
Se vår destinasjons video fra Ghana;
© Ghana Tourism Authority
Ved skriftlig aksept av vårt tilbud bekrefter du/dere at våre betingelser er både lest og forstått og at evt kansellerings gebyrer kan tilkomme ved en evt. avbestilling av reisen.