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Cape Coast Guided Day Tour
"Enjoy a complimentary hotel pickup and transported to the historic Cape Coast Township for this tour. After a two and a half hour trip from Accra you will arrive in Cape Coast for a guided tour of the castle. Whiles here you will come to terms with the unpalatable conditions that the slaves were subjected to as you witness their cells and difficulty of their incarceration. From here you will understand why there are people of African descent all over the world. medicinal as well as social values of the trees as seen generations past and now. Enjoy some breathtaking view of the countryside and the palm frond beaches as you make this trip. This trip is done with your private tour guide who w history and customs of the communities en route. You will return to Accra after the tour as your private car take you to your hotel.""""Take a trip to the past to learn all you can about the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade as you visit the Cape Coast Castle. Being among the largest slave castles in the world
From $234.00
 
Cape Coast Guided Day Tour
"Enjoy a complimentary hotel pickup and transported to the historic Cape Coast Township for this tour. After a two and a half hour trip from Accra you will arrive in Cape Coast for a guided tour of the castle. Whiles here you will come to terms with the unpalatable conditions that the slaves were subjected to as you witness their cells and difficulty of their incarceration. From here you will understand why there are people of African descent all over the world. medicinal as well as social values of the trees as seen generations past and now. Enjoy some breathtaking view of the countryside and the palm frond beaches as you make this trip. This trip is done with your private tour guide who w history and customs of the communities en route. You will return to Accra after the tour as your private car take you to your hotel.""""Take a trip to the past to learn all you can about the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade as you visit the Cape Coast Castle. Being among the largest slave castles in the world
From $234.00
 
Accra Slavery Museums and Forts Walking Tour
"Meet your guide in central Accra and set off on your leisurely paced walking tour. Although the slave trade is long gone monuments still stand here as chilling reminders of this terrible human trade.With your knowledgeable guide explore the former slave prisons of Ussher Fort and James Fort in the Jamestown district. Two of the many European forts built along the Ghanaian coast these military posts were used to store commodities and to hold West African slaves before they were shipped overseas.At Ussher Fort head inside the museum that charts Ghana’s slave trade with poignant artifacts and displays. View the exhibits and learn about the incredible cruelty involved in the enslavement of West Africans around 4.5 million of who are believed to have been shipped from their homelands during the 18th and early 19th centuries.Hear heartrending tales from the era as you explore James Fort a building once used by the British to imprison slaves
From $39.00

More Things to Do in Kumasi

Ashanti Cultural Arts Center: Kente Cloth

Some of the best shopping is done at this park like atmosphere of artisans at work. Ashante Kente cloth is a very tightly woven double sided technique that turns out a relatively narrow, but unlimited...
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Mar 22, 2007

Statues

In Kumasi you will see several statues in the centre of the city, that all have a strong religious and historical meaning. Like most statues in Ghana they look funny: most of them are made of cement...
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Mar 15, 2007

National Cultural Centre

The National Cultural Centre in Kumasi is completely different from the one in Accra. While the one in the capital is a crowded labyrinth full of pushy salesmen, the Kumasi one really is about the...
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Mar 15, 2007

Colonial Buildings

More than any other city in Ghana, Kumasi has an old centre where you can see beautiful remainings of the Colonial Era. Especially in the valley between the main "circles" in the centre, you'll see a...
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Mar 15, 2007

Kumasi Fort

In the centre of Kumasi you will find what is probably the oldest building in the city: Kumasi Fort. This building was built after the British finally defeated the Ashanti during the war in the end of...
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Mar 15, 2007

Kejetia Market

The most famous place in Kumasi is its central market, also known as Kejetia Market. It is said to be the biggest market in Africa, and it indeed is huge. It covers a total area of 10 hectares and...
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Pieter11
Mar 15, 2007
 
 
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Trading streets

A fascinating thing to see in central Kumasi are the many streets that are completely full of large and small market stalls in open air. Everything is origanised according to product-type, and...
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Mar 12, 2007

Kumasi Market

Wild, chaotic, busy, rowdy, hectic, crazy, riotous, frenzied, confused and full of activity – Kumasi market is all these things and much, much more. The largest outdoor market in West Africa, it is...
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Jan 21, 2007

Manhyia Palace Museum

The former Royal Palace has now been turned in to a museum. The palace is modest by European standards, but offers an interesting insight into the way of life of the Ashanti rulers and their culture....
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Jan 21, 2007

The Craft Centre

The Craft Centre is a part of the Cultural Centre, but I must confess I found it disorganised and somewhat ramshackle. There were some good items of arts and crafts on sale, but they were spread about...
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Jan 21, 2007

Ashanti Besease Shrine

The ancestral shrine house at Besease was built around 1850 and is one of ten remaining examples of traditional Ashanti architecture. Most were destroyed by the British. The shrine is included in the...
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Jan 13, 2007

Meet the king

One of the highlights of my visit to Ghana was meeting Nana Okyere-Antwi I, the Ashanti King. Our trusted guide, Noah, had managed to secure us an audience with the king, through a local contact. We...
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Jan 13, 2007

Ashanti Traditional Museum

The Ashanti Traditional Museum is housed within the Cultural Centre in Kumasi. Unfortunately, no photography is permitted inside. The museum houses traditional artifacts and possessions from the...
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Jan 13, 2007

Churches in Kumasi

The string of first missionaries to Ghana quickly died of malaria, but eventually, Ghana became a great success story for the Protestant and Catholic denominations that sent missionaries there. The...
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Jun 05, 2006

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