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A twelve-day Unique and once in a life time Wildlife and Cultural Tour to the three Northern Regions of Ghana
Day 1: Accra-Tamale
Upon arrival, have a city tour of Tamale. Have the opportunity to visit the Tamale central market, the central mosque and the leather processing site. You will have the opportunity to discover the leather cottage industry of Tamale. The fellows at the Centre of operations are young men who are generically engaged in various aspects of the leather process. This tannery has been in operation since 1940s. The leather boys picked the trade from their fathers who also apprenticed it from their parents. The interesting thing is that you get to see the process from start to finish.
In the afternoon, you will visit Sognayili village and see the Dagomba tribe. At Sognayilli village, you will visit the chief, the village shrine, see the traditional way of bathing newly born babies by the Dagomba tribe, try your hands on local cotton spinning and also interact with the locals as well as a traditional fortune teller who does it “the Dagomba way”. After the tour, return to Tamale for an overnight at your hotel.
Day 2: Tamale-Tongo-Bolgatanga
After breakfast, you will depart to Tongo where you have the opportunity to visit the shrine which is believed to give people good fortune and power. You will love the people sentimental attachment to the traditional belief in the shrine.
The natural beauty of the Tongo Hills with their rock formations and caves and the numerous sacred shrines of Tengzug constitute a unique cultural landscape and have been proposed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This unique landscape of the Tongo Hills is also home to numerous sacred shrines. Paramount among them is the ba'ar Tonna'ab ya' nee, nestled in the cliffs above the village of Tengzug. The hills also provide a stage for some of the most colorful festivals. The Boar' damm, which takes place in October, is a harvest festival centered on the ancestor shrines. Golob comes at the end of the dry season and is focused on the great earth shrine.You will explore the sacred shrines of Tongo Tenzugu. You will view the unique architecture of the region, the dramatic granite rock formations, and natural caves. Experience the traditional village lifestyles and enjoy the panoramic views. The learnt traditional chief will spend time to explain to you the source the power and how they are able to maintain.
The learned traditional chief will spend time to explain to you the source of the power and how they are able to maintain. After about 2 hours at Tongo, you will drive straight to Bolgatanga, where handicrafts are the main source of livelihood to rural women. Have an interaction with local women and find out how this is empowering them economically. Also visit the Bolgatanga local market for further interaction with the people. Over night at Bolgatanga.
Day 3: Bolgatanga-Sirigu-Paga-Bolgatanga
After breakfast, drive straight on the 34km 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. These women will have the opportunity to tell you how the art work is done and the background to the organization.
You will have the option of trying your hands at the pottery and painting activities using their traditional clay and natural paint.
After Sirigu, you depart to Paga, where crocodiles are part and parcel of the daily living of the people. At Paga, you will have opportunity see different species of the crocodiles, those who like nature are able to pose with the crocodile and have snaps of photos.
You will visit the Paga Pio‘s palace with traditional painting on the wall and unique architecture Return to Bolgatanga where you :will have dinner and overnight.
When in Paga you can play a” backyard” football with the locals in a village called Nania. Nania is the hometown of the Abedi Ayew nicled Pele former captain of the black stars of Ghana who played football in some European counties like Switzerland, Italy, and France etcthe experience will be unique
Day 4: Free day in Bolgatanga
Day 5: Bolgatanga-Tumu
After breakfast in the morning, you check out from your hotel and head towards Tumu. You will stop over at Navrongo after about 30Kms drive. You will visit the Catholic minor Basilica, the first Catholic Church building in northern Ghana since 1903 After about 150 Km, arrive at Tumu and have lunch. On the road to Tumu, you have the opportunity to observe the forest on the vast forest belt that serves varied purposes including the fulanis whose animals grass on the forest. Lunch and overnight at Tumu.
Day 6: Tumu-Wa
After breakfast, you depart very early to begin the day’s tour. After about 32km on the ‘red dusty road’, you 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. While at Gwollu, you further visit the Bone Setting Clinic near the chief palace. The ‘doctor’ will demonstrate how broken bones are set and how the clinic is complementing modern medicine practice in the community.
Arrive in Wa have lunch at your hotel. After lunch, you begin the Wa tour to the Wa-Na palace where you will see the colonial Palace architecture.
If there is time you will be entertained by local music group who are experts in xylophone making they will teach you how to pay xylophone..
Day 7: Wa-Wachiau-Wa
Wachiau Community Hippo Sanctuary is arguably one of the best wildlife sites in Ghana. It provides a rare opportunity to tourists to have a close experience with nature in their own way. It is the second largest populated sanctuary in Ghana. While at the Sanctuary, you will have the opportunity to visit the Wechiau Community Hippo Sanctuary where a white huge skull of a hippopotamus. The Sanctuary serves as the office, showroom and a meeting place. While at Wachiau, you can have a river safari, encounter with the hippos and can also arrange to meet with the chief where various hippo paintings can be seen on the walls of his palace. The palace is built on the ancient architecture but with modern paintings inside it
Day 8: Wa-Mole National Park
You depart after breakfast to Mole National park. Check into your accommodation and thereafter a 2 hours game drive. You will see elephants and baboons for use plus other smaller animals such as dulcimers. There is an Italian funded introduction of Lions you can perhaps see one if you are lucky. You take lunch at the motel restaurant whilst relaxing at the pool. Thereafter, you will have last 2 hours walking safari for the day starting at 3:00pm.
Day 9: Mole National Park-Mognori Eco-village
You take an early morning breakfast and then depart around 8:00am driving about 10 minutes to Mognori Eco Village for a 2 hour village walk and drumming and dancing and 2 hours canoe safari.
This is a community Based Eco-Tourism site near Mole Park. The people of Mognori have always lived a life in tune with nature and this is what they showcase. They use local materials to maintain the rare architectural styles of their houses, and their food and drinks come from organic sources, grown and prepared in the village.
Take a walk through this village, observing village life and sharing experiences with some of our community members. You will see how they prepare their houses and how they organize their households. You will see how shea butter is processed, and how we prepare our staple foods.
After the village walk you will leave for a canoe safari through the mole river into the mole national park and then return to the mole motel for your lunch at the motel restaurant near the pool. The rest of the day is free to relax at the pool side and take your evening dinner at the pool side to share your experiences of the day,
Day 10: Mole –Tamale –Accra
Early in the morning at 7:00 am, you will take a 2 hour walking safari. Have breakfast and then depart from mole national park to Larabanga to see the mosque.
You will spend about 15 to 30 minutes. Afterwards, you will continue your 2 to 3 hours drive to Tamale. Upon arrival, you will stop at the Cultural Center for your lunch; take a tour of the shops that sell artisanal crafts and later check in at the Tamale domestic airport for your flight to Accra. Upon arriving in Accra, you will check into your hotel. You will have the night to rest from the long days of traveling and touring.
Day 11: Free day in Accra
Today you will have the day to yourselves. You will have the option to stay in the hotel and rest or you 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 dropped at the airport. It will be time to bid good bye to your guide, escort and driver.

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