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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+
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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 Local Customs in Gnani

Witchcarft # 5

If you are interested in knowing more about witchcraft in Ghana, or the plight of women in general or witches in particular, check out these links. Women in GhanaGhana's Witches, scratching where it...
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Feb 08, 2007

Witchcraft # 4

Witches can be men or women (and even children), and although I have been led to believe that there are about 200 men at the village, the vast majority of the witches we saw in Gnani were in fact...
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Feb 08, 2007

Witchcarft # 3

Unfortunately, the age old tradition of witchcraft is being much abused as a way of ‘disposing of’ elderly relative that the family no longer can afford, or wish to, look after. This is especially...
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Feb 08, 2007

Witchcraft # 2

Witchcraft is something that usually happens during a period of your life when you are experiencing problems and you need some extra strength. A few people are born with it, and may not even know that...
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Feb 08, 2007

Witchcraft # 1

Witchcraft really does exist in Africa. It is part of everyday life. These quotes from a BBC Forum Board on whether witchcraft is alive, says it all: “These guys exist and one shouldn't underestimate...
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Feb 08, 2007

Inhabitants

560 witches live in Gnani and arrive at the rate of four or five a week. Some come with their families, although most of them are women between the ages of 40 and 70 years. Often the family will...
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Feb 08, 2007
 
 
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Sacrifice

When an alleged witch initially arrives in the village, a ceremony takes place in which a chicken is sacrificed and blood given to the shrine. The bird is thrown towards the ground and the way it...
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Feb 08, 2007

Greeting the chief

As is customary everywhere in rural Ghana, you need to greet the chief and gain permission before entering the village. You cannot speak directly to the chief, so during our very interesting question...
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Feb 08, 2007

Fetish Shrine

The word fetish is derived from the French fétiche; ("to make"). A fetish (in this context) is (usually) a man-made object believed to have supernatural powers, or power over others. The fetish in...
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Feb 08, 2007

Agriculture

The villagers are given some assistance from charity organisations as well as the Church and Father Josef. They keep goats and chickens and grow soya beans and millet – which they keep for future use...
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Feb 08, 2007

Safe haven?

Not all villages are run as a ‘safe haven’ unfortunately; a couple of them are no more than glorified prison camps. In some of these communities, the women are being sexually and financially abused by...
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Feb 08, 2007
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"The Witches' Village"
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