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Detailed Itinerary

Upon arrival at the Kotoka International Airport, our representative will meet and transfer you to the hotel.

Rest of the day at leisure.

Dinner at the hotel

O/N: Labadi Beach Hotel 5* (HB) - Executive Room

Breakfast at Labi Beach Hotel.

Start the day with a drive by the Osu Castle (Christiansborg), which was originally built by the Danes, we then proceed to the Independence Square.

The Independence Arch in Accra, Ghana, is part of the Independence Square which contains monuments to Ghana's independence struggle, including the Independence Arch, Black Star Gate, and the Liberation Day Monument.

Continue to the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, the final resting place of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s first President.

Proceed Jamestown, the ‘original Accra’ with its old streets, 19th century lighthouse, Ussher Fort and James Fort.

End the day with a visit to the Dubois Centre for Pan Africanism.

Dinner at the hotel.

O/N: Labadi Beach Hotel 5* (FB) Executive Room

Breakfast at Labadi Beach Hotel.

Meet your English Speaking Guide and set off for the Ashanti Region to visit the Manhyia Palace,

The Manhyia Palace is the seat of the Asantehene of Asanteman, as well as his official residence. It is located at Kumasi, the capital of the Ashanti Kingdom and Ashanti Region.

Manhyia Palace was built by the British in 1925 to receive Prempeh I when he returned from a quarter of a century of exile in the Seychelles to resume residence in Kumasi. It was used by the Ashanti kings until 1974; the current Asantehene now lives in a modern compound behind the museum.

Also witness the Awukudae Festival, a durbar of Chiefs and Elders paying homage to the Asantehene.

Awukudae Festival meaning: "Wednesday ceremony", is a traditional Ashanti festival in Ashanti. Like the Akwasidae Festival, celebrated on a Sunday, Awukudae is part of the celebrations within the Adae Festival cycle. The festivals of Adae are not interchangeable, having been fixed from ancient times

End the day at the Kumasi Cultural Centre, which offers a good account of the rich Ghanaian culture, provides evidence of the Ashanti Kingdom's eminent past.

It houses the Prempeh II Jubilee museum, which provides a fascinating collection of Asante’s history.

O/N: Golden Tulip Kumasi City Hotel 4* (FB) Excutive Room

Breakfast at the hotel.

Meet your English Speaking Guide and start the day with a visit to the Kejetia Market, the largest open-air market in West Africa.

You will also visit the Asante Traditional Buildings.

Asante Traditional Buildings is a World Heritage Site in Ghana, which is a collection of 13 traditionally built buildings from the time of the Ashanti Empire in the area

Continue your day to the crafts villages of Ntonso, famous for adinkra design and Ahwiaa for carving. Also visit the village of Adanwomase (Kente) to interact with locals and to learn traditional skills like kente weaving, palmwine tapping, farming.

End the day with a cultural performance at the village.

Dinner at the hotel.

O/N: Golden Tulip Kumasi City Hotel 4* (FB) Executive Room

Breakfast at the hotel.

Join in a naming ceremony this morning to be given traditional names.

Depart for the Central Region with a stopover at Assin Manso, where slaves were kept, had a last bath in the "Donko Nsuo" before shipment to the New World.

On arrival, we visit the Elmina Castle overlooking the nearby Fort Jago, for an insight into the history of slavery.

Take a walk through the Elmina township and fish market to view some homes built in colonial style and also to experience the lifestyle of the Fantis

Dinner at the hotel.

O/N: Coconut Grove Beach Resort (FB) Standard Room

Breakfast at the hotel.

Set off in the early morning to the Kakum National Park, which comprises of undisturbed virgin rainforest to experience a walking tour on the longest and highest canopy walkway in West Africa.

In the afternoon, visit the Global Mamas fair trade store and create individual two yards of traditional batik fabric.

Create several West African traditional dishes in Esi’s kitchen and then enjoy eating the feast prepared!

Continue to visit the Cape Coast Castle, declared as a UNESCO World Heritage site and its West African Historical Museum.

End the day with a short stroll through the ancient township.

Dinner at the hotel.

O/N: Coconut Grove Beach Resort (FB) Standard Room

Join in a morning church service, if you wish, before departing for the Western Region.

Visit Fort Sao Antonio situated close to the mouth of the River Ankobra. It was the second Portuguese fort on the Gold Coast after the Elmina Castle.

Arrival at your lodge, rest of the day at leisure.

Dinner at the lodge.

O/N: Lou Moon Lodge (FB) Standard Room

Breakfast at the lodge.

Meet your English Speaking Guide and visit a nearby fishing village before setting off for Accra along a coastline marked with and forts and castles.

There will be some brief stops at Fort St. Sebastian, a prime example of both Portuguese and Dutch influences and Fort Amsterdam on the summit of a hill in Abanzi, the ancestral home of Louis Armstrong.

Also stopover at Fantasy Coffin Makers, where coffins are made to reflect a person’s affiliation.

O/N: Labadi Beach Hotel 5* (HB) Executive Room

Breakfast at the hotel.

Meet your English Speaking Guide and Start the day with a walking tour through the Oxford street for last minute shopping.

Continue to the Arts Centre for National Culture, the Artists Alliance Art Gallery, Woodin, Wild Gecko Handicrafts shops.

Refresh at the hotel before transferring you to the airport for your onward flight to Kenya

20:40 Depart Accra

05:35 Arrival into Jomo Kenyatta International Airport where you will be met and transferred to the hotel.

Arrival into Kenya on Day 10

Rest of the day at leisure.

1 - O/N: The Sarova Stanley 4* (BB) Deluxe Room
2 – O/N: Boulevard Hotel 3* (BB) Standard Room

08:00 Breakfast

10:00 Transfer Daphne Sheldricks (public viewing)

11:00-12:00 Baby Elephants viewing (Public viewing)

13:00 Giraffe center visit

Transfer back to your hotel.

Dinner at Tamambo Karen Blixen

1 - O/N: The Sarova Stanley 4* (BB) Deluxe Room
2 – O/N: Boulevard Hotel 3* (BB) Standard Room

07:00 Breakfast at your hotel

08:30 Transfer to Wilson airport

10:00 Scheduled flight Wilson to Masai Mara

11:00 Met on arrival at local airstrip

Check in at the camp

Lunch

15:00 Afternoon game drive

1 - O/N: Sarova Mara Tented Camp 4* (FB+) Luxury Tent
2 – O/N: Sentrim Mara Tented Camp 3* (FB+) Standard Room

Day spent at Masai Mara game reserve with game viewing.

1 - O/N: Sarova Mara Tented Camp 4* (FB+) Luxury Tent
2 – O/N: Sentrim Mara Tented Camp 3* (FB+) Standard Room

Day spent at Masai Mara game reserve with game viewing.

1 - O/N: Sarova Mara Tented Camp 4* (FB+) Luxury Tent
2 – O/N: Sentrim Mara Tented Camp 3* (FB+) Standard Room

Day spent at Masai Mara game reserve with game viewing.

1 - O/N: Sarova Mara Tented Camp 4* (FB+) Luxury Tent
2 – O/N: Sentrim Mara Tented Camp 3* (FB+) Standard Room

06:00 Early morning game drive.

08:00 Breakfast at your camp

0:00 Transfer to local airstrip

11:00 Scheduled flight Masai Mara to Wilson

12:15 Arrival at Wilson airport and transfer to Jomo Kenyatta Airport for your onward flight
We can also book a Day room for you prior to your flight to refresh

End of services.

Inclusions

Accommodation as specified in itinerary
Meals as specified in itinerary
Transfers as specified in itinerary
English Speaking Driver as specified in itinerary
English Speaking Guide as specified in itinerary
Services of an experienced English-speaking driver-guide
All entrance fees and guided excursions as described in itinerary
All park fees
1 litre bottled water per person per day
Internal Flights Accra to Kenya
Internal flights in Kenya Wilson to Masai Mara to Wilson

Exclusions

International Flights and Airport Taxes
Visa Fees (if applicable)
Medical & Travel Insurance
All expenses of personal nature
Any entrance fees and guided excursions not included in the above itinerary
Early Check In & Late Check Out
Internal & Domestic Flights (priced separately)

Notes

Rates are based on 5* with 3* combination category hotels.

Rates for 5* with 4* combination category hotels on request

Exclusive Use Vehicle Olare Mara Kempinski : Price on request
Nairobi Day room at Villa Rosa Kempinski: Price on request

Trip Highlights

Accra - Kumasi - Elmina - Axim - Nairobi - Masai Mara

Departure Period

01 Nov, 2020 to 15 Dec, 2020
AUD 13,359 P P twin share

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