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12 Day Wildlife And Cultural Safari in Ghana

Tamale, Tamale Metropolitan District, Northern Region, Ghana

Exciting Ghana Safari Tour

The guided holiday of the northern region of Ghana has rich cultural and historical sites coupled with friendly people who are always willing to share with you their lives and history of their community. You will explore the vast savannah landscape, culture, and wildlife, and enjoy birdwatching, hiking, and many more interesting activities. You will also visit eco-destinations where life is still very close to nature. You will have photo opportunities during sightings of wildlife animals like the African elephants, antelopes, hippopotamus, and crocodiles spread over the duration of the program.

Highlights

  • Visit a minor basilica in Tumu
  • Visit the Gwollu Slave-Trader Defence Wall
  • Trip to the Wechiau Community Hippo Sanctuary
  • Drive, canoe, and walking safari at the Mole National Park
  • Tour of Tamale market, mosque, and leather manufacture
  • Visits Bolgatanga, Paga, and Larabanga
  • 11 nights of accommodation
  • Breakfasts and lunches

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10 activity days
Group size: Maximum of 20 participants
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
08:00
Check-out Time:
17:00

During this tour, you will stay in various accommodations across Ghana. AC will be available.

Program

Day 1: Accra - Tamale

Upon arrival, have a city tour of Tamale, visit the Tamale central market, the central mosque, and the leather processing site.

Day 2: Tamale - Tongo - Bolgatanga

You will depart to Tongo to visit the shrine which is believed to give people good fortune and power. You will view the unique architecture of the region, the dramatic granite rock formations, and natural caves. Also visit the Bolgatanga local market for further interaction with the people.

Day 3: Bolgatanga - Sirigu - Paga - Bolgatanga

You will drive straight on the 34-kilometer road to Sirigu. Sirigu is known throughout Ghanaian history for its pottery, basket weaving, and unique symbolic wall decorations. You will get a guided tour of traditional homes belonging to members of Sirigu Women Organisation for Pottery and Art (SWOPA). You will also have the opportunity to meet with (SWOPA) women at the gallery. After Sirigu, you will depart to Paga, where crocodiles are part of the daily living of the people.

Day 4: Free day in Bolgatanga

You are free to spend the day in Bolgatanga.

Day 5: Bolgatanga - Tumu

You will head towards Tumu. You will stop over at Navrongo after about 30 kilometers drive. You will visit the Catholic minor basilica, the first Catholic church building in northern Ghana since 1903.

Day 6: Tumu - Wa

You will depart very early to begin the day’s tour. After about 32 kilometers on the ‘red dusty road’, you will stop at Gwollu to see the slaves walls built in the 18th century by the chief of the area. Gwollu is also the home of Ghana’s third President.

Day 7: Wa - Wechiau - Wa

Wechiau Community Hippo Sanctuary is arguably one of the best wildlife sites in Ghana. While at the sanctuary, you will visit the Wechiau Community Hippo Sanctuary where you can see a white huge skull of a hippopotamus.

Day 8: Wa - Mole National Park

You will depart after breakfast to Mole National Park. You will see elephants and baboons for use plus other smaller animals such as dulcimers. There is an Italian-funded introduction of lions that you can perhaps see if you are lucky.

Day 9: Mole National Park - Mognori Eco-village

You will depart at around 08:00 driving about ten minutes to Mognori Eco-Village for a two-hour village walk and drumming and dancing and two hours of canoe safari.

Day 10: Mole - Tamale - Accra

Early in the morning at 07:00, you will take a two-hour walking safari. Have breakfast and then depart from Mole National Park to Larabanga to see the mosque.

Day 11: Free day in Accra

You will have the option to stay in the hotel and rest or go out to do last-minute shopping of gifts for friends and families or also have a short city tour of Accra.

Day 12: Fly out of the country

Today based on your check-in time and departure, you will check out of your hotel and be dropped at the airport.

Location

This tour will take place in Ghana, taking you to Accra, Tamale, Tongo, Bolgatanga, Sirigu, Paga, Navrongo, Tumu, Gwollu Slave-Trader Defence Wall, Wa, Wechiau Community Hippo Sanctuary, Mole National Park, Mognori Eco Village, and Larabanga.

You will also experience the beauty of the extensive savannah, unexplored landscapes, opportunity to participate and share the traditions, visit sacred grooves, ancestral shrines of the Gonja, Kassena, Frafra, and Dagoba’s.

Food

During this tour, you will be served breakfast at your accommodations and 11 lunches. There will also be a complimentary bottled water per day.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

During free days, you have the option to do some gift-shopping or tour around Bolgatanga and Accra.

What's included

  • Tour of the Tamale central market, mosque, leather processing site, and traditional SWOPA homes in Sirigu
  • Visitations to a shrine in Tongo and a minor basilica (Catholic church) in Tumu
  • Trips to Wechiau Community Hippo Sanctuary, Bolgatanga local market, and Gwollu Slave-Trader Defence Wall
  • Round trip airport transfers from and to Kotoka International Airport (ACC)
  • Private car with air conditioner, fuel, vehicle insurance, and professional English speaking driver guide
  • Entrance and activity fees
  • 11 nights’ accommodation
  • Breakfasts and 11 lunches
  • Complimentary bottled water per day
  • 24-hour ongoing support

What's not included

  • International visas and flights
  • Vaccinations and medical / travel insurance
  • Dinner and drinks
  • Tips and gratuities
  • All other activities not listed on itinerary

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Kotoka International Airport (ACC). Transfer from and to the airport is included. M & J Travel and Tours will pick you up from the airport.

Please contact M & J Travel and Tours at least 72 hours in advance to arrange your airport pick-up on day one or start from your hotel.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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