Situated on West Africa’s Gulf of Guinea, Ghana is known for diverse wildlife, old forts and secluded beaches. For safari adventures, many visitors chose to base themselves in the capital city of Accra, which is an ideal jumping off point for meeting some of the exotic species that call Ghana home.
Finding the right tour for you depends on many factors, such as budget, length of stay and preferred method of transport. We’ve done some research and come up with three varied trips that we hope inspire you to visit this magical country.
4-Day Wildlife Safari in Mole National Park from Accra
FROM $960.25 PER PERSON
This 4-day walking safari and game drive takes you into the heart of Mole National Park, famous for its elephant watering holes and a host of other exotic wildlife. On day one you’ll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel featuring stunning views. Late afternoon, enjoy a private drive safari accompanied by an expert ranger. The following day, head off on a morning foot safari, finishing in the charming village of Mognori Eco where you’ll hop aboard a canoe for a trip up the mole river. The remainder of the day can be spent as you wish. On day three, venture northwards to Wechiau Hippo Sanctuary on the Black Volta Rive . Here you’re likely to encounter hippos, bats, chameleons, hedgehogs and many different types of lizards and snakes. The following day, after a hearty breakfast depart to Tamale for your onward flight back to Accra.
Big and Beautiful Tour
FROM $1,365 PER PERSON
This 11-day tour begins at Kotoka International Airport Accra where you’ll be met by an experienced guide and transported to your hotel in Anomabo. The ensuing days will see you visit some of Ghana’s most incredible wildlife parks, including Kakum National Park, Mole National Park and Mole National Park, where you’ll get to see a huge variety of animal species, from hippos to wild elephants to wild monkeys, bats, chameleons, hedgehogs and lizards. Other highlights include sacred monkey-spotting at Boabeng-Fiema, a visit to a hippo sanctuary, a canoe safari along the Black Volta river, and a stop-off in the fascinating city of Kumasi. The tour can also be extended to include a relaxing beach stay at Anomabo Beach Resort where you can pamper yourself after your epic safari adventure.
5-Day Eastern Ghana Highlands Hiking Tour from Accra
FROM $1055.70 PER PERSON
This 5-day excursion gives you the chance to explore Ghana’s eastern highland villages, featuring rolling hills, valleys, waterfalls and rocky outcrops. On day one, an experienced guide will pick you up and transport you to TK Beads, a renowned beads manufacturer, before continuing on to Shai Hills Resource Reserve for wildlife spotting and hiking through ancestral caves. The next day, head to Tafi Atome for more hiking and monkey-spotting. On day three, you’ll embark on the toughest hike of the trip which takes you to the majestic Wli Upper falls – a worthy reward for your efforts. Day four lets you briefly rest your weary limbs with a drive to the foot of Mountain Afadjato, the highest peak in Ghana, before trekking to its summit. Your final day will be spent exploring the far eastern part of Ghana known for its lush green landscapes mountain and water falls, before your journey back to Accra.