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WHEN BEADS TALK, 14 Day Journey through Ghana

THE ROYAL CEREMONY, 15 Days Travel in Ghana

WHEN BEADS TALK
14 Day Journey through Ghana
The focus of this trip is the annual Dipo Festival, an initiation of young girls into womanhood. ?

Day 1   Arrival Accra and transfer to hotel

Day 2   Accra to Kroboland, visit to convents in Kroboland to begin learning about the girls initiation process

Day 3   Kroboland to Wli to Ho, visit to highest highest waterfall in Ghana

Day 4   Ho to Kroboland, visit to Ho Museum and Ewe kente cloth weavers

Day 5   Kroboland, spend day with girls being initiated in the convent

Day 6   Kroboland, continue visiting the initiation

Day 7   Kroboland to Anomabo, drive to Anomabo and visit to fishing village

Day 8   Anomabo, visit to Elmina, home of oldest European settlement, slave exportation port which is today a colorful fishing town

Day 9   Anomabo to Kumasi, drive through the virgin rainforest and cocoa and palm plantations to the capitol of the Akan state

Day 10  Kumasi, visit Bonwire, the Akan kente cloth weaving village and the royal palace museum

Day 11  Kumasi, visit central market and attend a colorful Ashanti funeral in the afternoon

Day 12  Kumasi to Accra, drive through the rainforest to Ghana’s capitol, Accra

Day 13  Accra, tour Accra, National Museum, fantasy coffin makers and the old city of Jamestown

Day 14  Departure day

Included:  Bottle mineral water, all meals from Day 2 until Day 13, ground transportation, entry fees to museums, mid range hotels, English/French/Italian speaking guide

Not included:  Camera and photography fees, all beverages except bottled water, any personal items, tips to staff

Cost
3-4 persons  $1650 (in doubles)
5-6 persons  $1540 (in doubles)
single supplement $375
Fuel surcharge may have to be added if the price of fuel escalates.

THE ROYAL CEREMONY
15 Days Travel in Ghana
- On the 21st of March 2010, in Kumasi, the capitol of the Ashantis, the Akans will celebrate the “AKWASIDAE”, special Sunday festival. On this day, tribal chiefs and people of the Akan state pay tribute and homage to their KING of KINGS.

Kumasi is the historical and spiritual capitol of the Ashanti Kingdom.  The Ashanti had one of the most powerful kingdoms in West Africa, from the 15th century until the British destroyed and annexed the Kingdom, in the 1903.

Today, Kumasi with over 2,000,000 people, is a sprawling city with a splendid market situated in its heart, which at one time was the end of the caravan route from Timbuktu.

ITINERARY–all nights in local mid range hotels

Day 1   Arrival in Accra, Ghana  transfer to hotel

Day 2   Drive Accra to Anomabo, visit to Elmina Castle and fishing harbor

Day 3   Anomabo to Kumasi, drive through Kakum Virgin Rainforest with numerous cocoa and palm plantations

Day 4   Kumasi, AKWASIDAE Festival day at Palace

Day 5   Kumasi, visit cultural center museum and palace museum, visit Kumasi market, the largest in West Africa

Day 6   Transfer day Kumasi to Wa, driving on the former caravan route that became the slave route, to the home of the Lobis

Day 7   Wa, visit the Lobi and Dagara country

Day 8   Transfer through the savanna to Bolgantanga, home of the Gourunsi and Talensi tribes

Day 9   Bolgantanga visit the painted Gournsi villages

Day 10  Bolgantanga to Tamale, morning visit to Talensi villages in the Tongu Hills and in the afternoon drive to Tamale

Day 11  Tamale/Yende/Tamale  Visit the “witches” village outside Yendi

Day 12  Tamale to Kumasi visit crater lake in the afternoon

Day 13  Kumasi to Accra, Morning visit to Bonwire, kente weaving village and visits to traditional Ashanti homes

Day 14  Accra, Visit Accra, National Museum, fantasy coffin makers

Day 15  Departure day

Costs
3-4 persons  $1755 in doubles
5-6 persons  $1650 in doubles
Single supplement

Included all meals from Day 2 until dinner of day 14, bottled mineral water, all admissions except for Akwasidae, all hotels, ground transportation, English/Italian/French speaking guide. Not included is Akwasidae admission, any camera and photography fees, tips to staff, any drinks other than water.

30% nonrefundable deposit

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