The Portuguese explorers who landed in the country in 1471 named it the Gold Coast. English, Danish, Dutch and Germans built their forts (castles )here to reap the abundant riches. In the 17th century, Frederick William, the Great Elector of Brandenburg, built a fort called Taccarary which later became known as Takoradi. Visitors can observe a window into the natural world of Ghana at the Monkey Hill nature preserve located in the heart of the city. Further afield join us as we look back at the tragic history of the Atlantic slave trade at Elmina Castle, the earliest known European structure in the tropics; built in 1482 by the Portuguese. Wander the ramparts of Cape Coast Castle and view villagers mending fishing nets and setting out to sea in painted fishing canoes. Explore one of the Ghana’s last remaining tropical forests at Kakum National Park and walk through the verdant canopy.

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  • Kakum National Park and Canopy Walkway

    Embrace the pristine natural beauty of Ghana's rainforests and wildlife during this scenic and memorable walking tour at Kakum National Park.

    Depart the pier for the 1.5-2-hour drive to Kakum National Park, a semi-deciduous tropical rainforest spanning approximately 138 square miles. The reserve was created to protect one of the remaining vestiges of Ghana's rapidly-diminishing rainforest, and the rare wildlife it contains. For the local people, the forest is the physical, spiritual, and cultural home for the gods and spirits that dwell in its sacred trees, rivers, stones and animals.

    Upon arrival at the park, you will commence an approximately 2-hour guided hike through one of the remaining vestiges of the rainforest. As you proceed along the Kuntan Trail, you will explore the economic and medicinal values of the forest. Walk along the Canopy Walkway, which is suspended 100 feet above the ground and offers commanding views overlooking the flora, fauna, rare birds and butterflies of the forest.

    Please note: This tour involved walking over forest trails, uneven paths and many steep steps in hot and humid weather. Only physically fit guests are allowed on this tour. No substantial meal is included on this tour, just a snack and refreshments.

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  • Twin City Tour of Sekondi and Takoradi

    Explore Ghana's historic, commercial and residential areas during this scenic orientation tour of Sekondi and Takoradi.

    Depart the pier for the brief drive through the harbor to Takoradi's Western Gate, then proceed through the main port. En route, you will learn about Ghana's main exports and the port's railway.

    Next, you will drive past Monkey Hill and the adjoining wetlands. This unique virgin forest is situated in the center of the metropolis, and is inhabited by monkeys and birds.

    Drive past the regional hospital and along the beach road to Sekondi. During an orientation drive through this European town, you will pass by old colonial buildings, the High Court and residential areas. Next, a stop will be made at the Bosomtwi Sam Fishing Harbour, where you can watch the loading and unloading of fish; the mending of nets; the boat yard; women buying and preparing the fish. Once you rejoin your coach, you will then drive past Fort Orange, the Takoradi Market Circle, and through John Sarbah and New John Sarbah roads; Sekondi's main commercial areas.

    Your sightseeing tour will conclude with a cultural show and refreshments at the Africa Beach Hotel before rejoining your coach for the return drive to the pier. En route, a brief stop will be made for shopping at the Harbour Bazaar.

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  • Cape Coast and Elmina Castles

    Take a stroll through Africa's Medieval past during this scenic and memorable visit to the Cape Coast and Elmina castles.

    Depart the pier for the 1.5-hour drive to the Cape Coast Castle. Originally built by the Dutch in 1637, the castle was captured by the Swedes in 1652 and named Fort Carolusburg. It was later sold to the English and renamed Cape Coast Castle. Upon arrival, you will take a guided tour of the castle. Along the way, you will see the Dalziel Tower, the graves of Governor George McClean and his wife, Leticia London, Palava Hall, where slaves were bought and sold, and mortars and canoes. A visit will also be made to the West African Historical Museum.

    Next, you will re-board your coach for the brief drive to the Coconut Grove Beach Resort. After a brief refreshment stop, you will proceed for an exterior viewing of Elmina Castle, the oldest European-style fortification ever built outside of Europe. The Portuguese built Elmina Castle in 1482. In 1637, it was captured by the Dutch and sold to the English in 1852. During the photo opportunities to snap the castle's exterior and nearby local harbor with several canoes sporting flags from all over the world, you will see the compass that was purportedly used by Columbus during his voyage to America.

    Please note: This tour involves walking over cobblestone streets and uneven surfaces. The restroom facilities offered during the visit to the Cape Coast Castle are not up to the standards encountered at more modern venues.

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  • Nature Conservation & Green Banks in the Twin City

    This tour highlights the various Wetlands and "Green Banks" of Takoradi. Starting off from the pier, you will first drive around the Sekondi/Takoradi metropolis on your way to the Monkey Hill wetlands area. A brief photo stop here and then you are back on your way, traveling next to the twin city wetlands where another photo stop is scheduled. These verdant wetlands are home to many species of birds and animals.

    Your tour continues from here with a drive past the Effia Nkwanta Hospital and then through the Fijai Green Banks zone. You will also pass through the green hilly landscape of the Sekondi colonial residency. Before making your way back to the pier, your coach will drive through the Market Circle and parts of the commercial enclave of the city of Takoradi.

    Please note: This tour includes moderate walking over some uneven surfaces. The tour is not available to guests who utilize a wheelchair and those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Loose clothing, comfortable, flat walking shoes, sun caps, sunglasses and insect repellent are suggested. Please bear in mind that you will be visiting an under-developed destination which will not have the same amenities and comforts that you would find in more urban areas.

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  • Kakum National Park and Canopy Walkway

    Embrace the pristine natural beauty of Ghana's rainforests and wildlife during this scenic and memorable walking tour at Kakum National Park.

    Depart the pier for the 1.5-2-hour drive to Kakum National Park, a semi-deciduous tropical rainforest spanning approximately 138 square miles. The reserve was created to protect one of the remaining vestiges of Ghana's rapidly-diminishing rainforest, and the rare wildlife it contains. For the local people, the forest is the physical, spiritual, and cultural home for the gods and spirits that dwell in its sacred trees, rivers, stones and animals.

    Upon arrival at the park, you will commence an approximately 2-hour guided hike through one of the remaining vestiges of the rainforest. As you proceed along the Kuntan Trail, you will explore the economic and medicinal values of the forest. Walk along the Canopy Walkway, which is suspended 100 feet above the ground and offers commanding views overlooking the flora, fauna, rare birds and butterflies of the forest.

    Please note: This tour involved walking over forest trails, uneven paths and many steep steps in hot and humid weather. Only physically fit guests are allowed on this tour. No substantial meal is included on this tour, just a snack and refreshments.

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