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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
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Old Fadama Slum Tour in Accra
"Meet your local guide and head off on foot to Accra’s Old Fadama area. As the capital city of Ghana Accra attracts high numbers of people in search of a better way of life. Many are drawn here from rural areas across the country in the hope of improved living conditions and this puts a strain on the city’s resources. During your tour learn how Accra has expanded and grown to accommodate the influx and meet some of its residents.Stroll through Old Fadama and observe people going about their daily lives. Life isn't particularly easy in a slum such as this yet many of the residents maintain a positive outlook in the face of challenging circumstances. Hear all about it from your guide and see locals hard at work salvaging discarded appliances and machinery. Learn how unwanted items are turned from waste into profit
From $39.00
 
Accra Architecture and Neighborhoods Tour
"Start your walking tour by meeting your guide at the city’s Ussher Fort built in the 17th century by the Dutch to enforce their stronghold in the area. Then take a stroll with your group to the area that was first colonized by European settlers the Danish and Dutch neighborhoods to observe the beauty and elegance of the European-style architecture that abounds. See the many grand buildings and stately homes once used by the city’s first colonizers.Continue onward to Accra’s so-called English neighborhood otherwise known as Jamestown. The majority of the English officials and staff who managed the colony lived and worked in Jamestown during the 19th century a turbulent time in the country’s history. Admire the most impressive buildings with your guide
From $41.00

More Things to Do in Larabanga

Mognori

A visit to the eco-village at Mognori is worth the wee detour. The village is inside the national park. A few years ago their crops were destroyed by elephants.The response was to help them diversify...
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iaint
Nov 01, 2015

Game hike

We were booked onto a 2 hour early morning hike through the bush, looking for wildlife. Sounded good to me.I don’t know how much it cost because we were on a “package” arranged by the group leader....
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iaint
Oct 19, 2015

Game drive

Pretty much compulsory to have this on the itinerary. I don’t know how much it cost because we were on a “package” arranged by the group leader. The wildlife outings were included along with the hotel...
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iaint
Oct 17, 2015

Visit the Imam of the Mosque

The Imam's son invited us to walk to his father's house to meet him. The old man was comfortably seated, but blind. The son actually spoke good English, but his father knew only a couple greetings,...
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atufft
Mar 25, 2007

More Mud Mosque Images

The Larabanga Mud Mosque does indeed merit more than just 5 photos, so enjoy these others. Note that the timbers emerging from the mud are both part of the structural building, and scaffolding for...
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atufft
Mar 25, 2007

The Great Mud Mosque

The Sudanese style mud mosque is quite common in West Africa, but this one claims to be very old. Guidebooks debate the age, some arguing the building dates back to the 14th century. The huge tree...
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atufft
Mar 25, 2007
 
 
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The restoration

Every two years the mosque needs restoration. Being of adobe construction, the rains cause untold damage to the mud bricks. Hence the little wooden poles sticking out of the walls. A large group of...
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grets
Feb 07, 2007

Larabanga Mosque

The mosque at Larabanga is reputed to be the oldest mosque in Ghana, and one of the oldest in West Africa. It is assumed to date from 1421, but there appears to be some disputes over the origin of the...
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grets
Feb 07, 2007

Magic Stone

The magic stone from the Larabanga myth is a standard part of a tour through the village. The stone however, has nothing special what so ever, excpet for its vague history. Read more about this myth...
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Pieter11
Nov 17, 2006

Walk through the village

It is possible to have a guided walk through the village. It's of course also possible to do so without a guide, but then you will not be able to see the special places, and it is easier to take...
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Pieter11
Nov 17, 2006

The Ancient Mosque

The main attraction in the village of Larabanga is the old and famous mosque. It is said that the mosque was built here in the beginning of the 15th century, and therefore it eould be the oldest...
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Pieter11
Nov 17, 2006

Wander Among The Homes and Animals

The path to the mosque involved passing through the private residential area of town. There were a number of interesting homes and among them, goats and other animals.
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atufft
Mar 25, 2007

Top 5 Larabanga Writers

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atufft

"The Village with the Oldest Building in Ghana"
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Pieter11

"Larabanga, village with The Mosque"
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grets

"Larabanga"
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iaint

"Rest & Relaxation"
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Wafro

"Larabanga and its Mosque"
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