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Full-Day Private Tour of Accra
"This tour will take you some historic sites of the city to places such as the National Museum which has exhibits on some ancient relics from both Ghana and other parts of Africa. You will also see the site of Ghana’s first president and the African of th the WEB Dubois Centre for Pan African Culture and shopping spree to put your negotiation skills to test. You will also see some markets of Accra landmarks fantasy coffins etc."""This tour takes you through some historic sites of the city to places such as the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum which is dedicated to the lasting memory of the African of the last century and other interesting places.title=Highlights&1=Full-day+tour+of+Accra&2=Enjoy+a+comprehensive+tour+of+Ghana%27s+vibrant+capital+city&3=Ideal+for+families+and+solo+travelers&4=Includes+entry+fees%2C+round-trip+hotel+transport+and+the+expertise+of+a+local+guide&5=Receive+personalized+
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Full-Day Private Tour of Accra
"This tour will take you some historic sites of the city to places such as the National Museum which has exhibits on some ancient relics from both Ghana and other parts of Africa. You will also see the site of Ghana’s first president and the African of th the WEB Dubois Centre for Pan African Culture and shopping spree to put your negotiation skills to test. You will also see some markets of Accra landmarks fantasy coffins etc."""This tour takes you through some historic sites of the city to places such as the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum which is dedicated to the lasting memory of the African of the last century and other interesting places.title=Highlights&1=Full-day+tour+of+Accra&2=Enjoy+a+comprehensive+tour+of+Ghana%27s+vibrant+capital+city&3=Ideal+for+families+and+solo+travelers&4=Includes+entry+fees%2C+round-trip+hotel+transport+and+the+expertise+of+a+local+guide&5=Receive+personalized+
From $40.00
 
Half-Day Accra City Tour
"This 5 hour tour will commence at the convinience of the client and first visit the Makola Market with its beautiful display of products. Continue to the old suburbs of Accra such as the British Dutch Brazillian and Danish Accras. Following this will be the Kwame Nkrumah Museum and Park to learn about the African of the last century Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah and shop at the Art Centre in Accra before retiring the day. This mini tour of Accra will take you to the core of the city to explore places such as the Makola Market which is the largest open market in Accra. Th Dutch Accra as identified by the Ussher Fort Danish Accra as marked by the Christianborg Castle and Brazil Accra in Ga Mashie identified by settlements of Returnee slaves from Brazilfollowing the abolishing of the infamous slave trade. You will visit the Kwame Nkrumah Park to learn about the Great ""
From $130.00

More Things to Do in Ouidah

The Python Temple

The python temple is one of the highlights of a visit to Ouidah – unless you are bothered by being in a room with over 40 snakes! The pythons are Royal Pythons and are sacred, representing the God Dan...
janiebaxter
May 04, 2008

The Magic of the Sacred Trees

There is another important sacred tree in the sacred forest with a more recent history. In 1988 there was a strong storm and the tree fell over and blocked the forest path. When the workers came to...
janiebaxter
May 04, 2008

The Tree That is Really a King

All the trees in the forest are sacred, some more than others, but this tree is the reason the forest is sacred and is THE most sacred tree. King Kpasse who ruled Ouidah in the 16th century when it...
janiebaxter
May 04, 2008

Temple of King Kpasse

This small temple in the sacred forest stands next to the sacred Iroko tree and is dedicated to King Kpasse who was responsible for the forest becoming sacred in the 16th century. It was built by his...
janiebaxter
May 04, 2008

Zomachi, the Repentance Monument

The Zomachi monument symbolises repentance and reconciliation. It was built after the first day of repentance and reconciliation in January 1998, when the leading citizens and elders of Ouidah held a...
janiebaxter
May 04, 2008

The Tree of Forgetfulness

The Tree of Forgetfulness was planted by King Agadja, one of the Dahomey Kings who controlled the capture of slaves, who ruled from 1718 to 1732. The tree was blessed with magical powers. The captured...
janiebaxter
May 04, 2008
 
 
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Temple in the Sacred Forest

This temple stands near the sacred Iroko Tree in the sacred forest. Entrance is reserved for Voodoo priests and priestesses, as is the area of the forest beyond it, and it is used for special...
janiebaxter
May 04, 2008

The Slave Trader Don Francisco De Souza

Many Ouidah people have Portugese names, and De Souza is a common one, after Don Francisco De Souza the famous slave trader. Born in Brazil to a poor farming family, De Souza went to Ouidah to make...
janiebaxter
May 04, 2008

Door of No Return

The Door of No Return was the last land stage of the journey of the slaves which started in their villages, when they were captured, then took them to the slave market in Chacha Place, around the Tree...
janiebaxter
May 02, 2008

Slavery Museum in the Old Portugese Fort

The slave trade is a big part of the history of this part of Africa. It lasted for around 300 years starting from the 16th century and during this time millions of Africans were transported from their...
janiebaxter
May 02, 2008

Gozin Temple, Sacred Forest

This temple is dedicated to the Gozin, which is a clay pot that was used in traditional ceremonies. If a King ruled for 10 years a ceremony was held in celebration, and then held every 10 years he...
janiebaxter
May 02, 2008

Chacha Place

Chacha Place was the site of the old slave market where the slaves were auctioned under the big tree, planted in 1747 by one of the Dahomey Kings. They were then taken to the dungeons to await their...
janiebaxter
Apr 30, 2008

The Cathedral

The Cathedral is not one of the prettiest, and considering all the other fascinating and wonderful things to do and see in Ouidah it is easy enough to miss. It was built in the early 20th century and...
janiebaxter
Apr 30, 2008

Chodaton Plantation, Festival for Twins

The Chodaton plantation is the venue for the annual festival in honour of twins which is held the first Sunday in October. Twins travel from all over the country and are given special food to eat,...
janiebaxter
Apr 30, 2008

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