Tour Description by Grassroot Tours Ghana

This 8-day guided tour of Ghana and Togo is richly packed with culture, history sites coupled with friendly people who are always willing to share with you their life in their community. You will explore a lot including hiking, beach time, music and dance, and many more interesting activities. You will also visit eco-destinations where life is still very close to nature. 

Day 1 –  Accra – Arrival

Today depending on your time of arrival, a member of Grassroot Tours will pick you up from the airport to your hotel where you will spend the night before the start of your trip the next day. Orientation on what to expect will also be communicated to you. Overnight in Accra

Day 2 – Accra City Tour

This second day, you will take a tour of the country’s capital, Ghana. The 128 years old city has everything you could ever ask for in a modern city. It has bits and pieces from the past, grand architectural skills are put on display and there is no shortage of fun places to visit. Places to visit include the Independence Square where the country first declared freedom from British rule. You will also visit the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, the final resting place of the first president of Ghana. Another interesting place to visit today is the Makola market where people all over Accra come to shop. You will also visit the W.E.B Du Bois Center for Pan African culture, Jamestown lighthouse, and fishing harbor. After lunch, you’ll visit the Arts Center where you can get yourself some souvenirs and finally, you will visit a fancy coffin shop in Teshie where coffins are made in various shapes and designs. You will return to your hotel afterward to retire for the night and prepare for the next day. Overnight in Accra

Day 3- Cape Coast 

Today in the morning, you will leave Accra to the Coast. Upon arrival, you will visit the Cape Coast and Elmina Castles, also known as the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Before calling it a day, you’ll visit Posuban Shrines where you’ll see fascinating architectural structures and statues. You’ll also get to see Ft. San Jago that was built in the 1600s to protect the Elmina Castle from attacks. A visit to the fishing lagoon at Elmina wraps up your day. Overnight in Cape Coast

Day 4- Kakum National Park, Hans Cottage Botel

It is all about the adventure at the Kakum National Park as you will get to walk on West Africa’s only rainforest canopy walkway after you are given a tour of the forest to teach you the cultural, medicinal and economic importance of the plants you’ll find in the forest. Again today, Hans Cottage Botel is a place where you will find crocodile ponds and you will pay a visit to one of the ponds. You will move on to your beach accommodation to relax from the day and prepare for the next. Overnight in Cape Coast

Day 5- Cape Coast, Ghana – Lome, Togo

Early this morning you will pack your bags and leave for Togo’s capital Lome, driving about 6 hours. At noon, you will arrive in Lome. A city with a mixture of traditional and modern life. After checking into your room and having a good lunch, you will go ahead and tour around the market in Assigame where various things are being sold, come back and rest for the day. Overnight in Lome

Day 6- Lome

You will continue your city tour in Lome after breakfast this morning. First, you will visit the Monument de L’Independance. This was built as a tribute to Togo’s independence from France on April 27, 1960. The structure is composed of a human silhouette carved within it and surrounded by promenades, palm trees, manicured lawns, fountains and a black gold iron fence. After a good lunch, you will visit the Togo National Museum. It is located in the capital of Lomé. Founded in 1975, it houses ethnographical, cultural and artistic exhibits. Again today, you will drive to Agbodrafo to see slave dungeons. The city of Agbodrafo has been recognized as part of the “slave coast”. One can discover some vestiges of the past such as the “house of slaves” (Woold Home) or the well of chained ones. Overnight in Lome   

Day 7- Lome, Togo

This morning in Lome, you will visit the Akodessawa Fetish Market located at Akodessawa, which is a district of Lome. The Akodessawa Fetish Market or Marche des Feticheurs is the world’s largest voodoo market. It features monkey heads, skulls, dead birds, crocodiles, skins and other products of dead animals. You will also visit the Lome Cathedral so see the first Archdiocese of Lome, one of the seven Catholic Church districts of the African Republic of Togo. The rest of the day will be spent on the beach. Overnight in Lome 

Day 8 – Lome- Accra

Today after breakfast you will drive 3 and a half hours back to Accra, Ghana passing through Aflao. You will get to Accra this afternoon, have some time to go on your last minute shopping before your Grassroot Tour guide will bid you farewell before dropping you off at the airport or your final destination.