Cape Coast Tour
Cape Coast Tour
Visit the castles of Cape Coast and spend time in Kakum National Park and Hans Cottage on this tour from Accra. You’ll visit Cape Coast Castle, which now hosts a historical museum and gift shop before heading to Elmina Castle, where you’ll learn about its role in the harrowing Atlantic slave trade. You’ll wrap your tour up at Kakum National Park, home to hundreds of bird species along with a variety of mammals. You will need to be casually dressed for a walk in the rain forest and amazing canopy walk that stands above beautiful rain forests.
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Stop At: Cape Coast Castle, Cape Coast Ghana
Cape Coast Castle is one of the largest of the castles built by European powers in today Ghana. It began as a trade lodge constructed by the Portuguese in 1555 on a part of the Gold Coast, which later became known as the Cape Coast. In 1653, following Sweden’s conquest of the Cape Coast, the Swedish Africa Company constructed a permanent wooden fortress for trade in timber and gold. It is open to the public and is currently a historical museum with Ghanaian arts and crafts gift shop, and it is the regional headquarters of Ghana Museums and Monuments Board.
Duration: 1 hour
- Elmina Castle was established by Portuguese in 1482 as São Jorge da Mina (St. George of the Mine) in Elmina, Ghana (formerly the Gold Coast). Elmina and Elmina Castle was the first trading post built on the Gulf of Guinea, so is the oldest European building in existence below the Sahara. It was first established as a trade settlement but later became one of the most important stops on the route of the Atlantic slave trade. Today Elmina Castle is a popular historical site, and was a major filming location for Werner Herzog’s 1987 drama film “Cobra Verde”. It is an extremely popular destination for African American tourists seeking to connect with their heritage and a powerful reminder of the history of the slave trade.
Duration: 1 hour
- The Park is made up of mostly undisturbed virgin rainforest and is one of the famous national parks in Ghana. It protects plant and animal treasures of the African tropical forest. Trails provide self-guided day hiking opportunities where you may sight some of the over 200 bird species represented: the parrot, bee-eaters, blue plantain-eaters, hornbills, and kingfishers. The dense vegetation provides cover for globally endangered species such as the forest elephant and bongo – the largest forest antelope, as well as various types of monkeys. The Canopy Walkway, suspended 30 meters above the ground, provides a treetop view of the beautiful forest.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Hans Cottage
HANS COTTAGE BOTEL is located in Cape Coast the Centeral Region of Ghana. A notable tourist destination of the country that spells outstanding rich tradition as well as the proverbial friendly hospitality of the Ghanaian. You get to hear the stories of how the friendly crocodiles came to be there; most importantly be able to touch and interact with the crocodile if you are as adventurous. Their cottages on the water are beautiful serving delicious meals.
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End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.