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If visiting Ghana one has to go to tour the castles/slave fortresses. These are located in Cape Coast. Cape Coast is three hours West of Accra (depending on the traffic). Getting there is easy, just ride one of the vans going back and forth for GHC 9 (about $5 US). This was the only air conditioned ride I had during my whole visit. The visit was the highlight of my trip and I admit, it was kind of emotional for me, being a afro-american. Chances were pretty good my ancestor that left Africa probably came via one of the fifty castles in Ghana. The two main ones left are El Mina and Cape Coast Castles. Seeing the dungeons and hearing the tales of how the captives and future slaves were shipped to the America's was quite compelling.
Updated Feb 26, 2012
Instead of (or as well as) planning all those trips up to so-and-so to do such-and-such, think:
You're in a new, exciting, undiscovered (i.e. there are no holiday brochures about Ghana) country. Do something new and exciting that other tourists haven't done.
Visit a village on the outskirts of a city, eg Nima, Kasoa, Mamobi (just outside Accra), Akropong, Madina (Eastern Region). Support local trades and make local friends (but don't accept a tour or guide, as it will inevitably cost you!) If you are travelling with friends as I was, you will really benefit from seeing the workings of the country and i guarantee you will come away with more from your visit.
Nima is a market town just north of Accra, especially popular in mid-October, when the Muslim fasting period of Eid finishes.
Kasoa is a 40 minute tro journey from Accra, costing c6500 in old money. It is situated just across the regional border, in Central region, on the way to Swedru.
Mamobi is a tiny village north of Accra. The evenings are pleasant in small towns because people of all ages just seem to congregate outside, talking to each other and socialising over food and music.
I definitely recommend it, especially if you have time, and particularly if you are confident using tros or taxis.
Written Jan 10, 2008
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Volunteering Opportunities ...........................Tours In Ghana does not simply point out dates and monuments but brings into the picture the men and women that walked these streets centuries ago.
We use these presentations to keep children and teenagers interested during the tour in Ghana and amuse adults as well.
Our tours are strictly private tours. We organize walking tours in Ghana as well tours with A/C Van or Coach with driver and guide.
To make your visit in Ghana as pleasant and relaxing as possible we can have a driver meet you at the airport, at the dock if you are on a cruise and send you to wherever you are lodging in Ghana.
When touring we advise our clients to take transportation with guide so that we can catch as much as possible of Ghana.
It also protects you from rainy weather and heat.
Updated Mar 27, 2007
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