BRIEF HISTORY

Kumasi is the capital of Ashanti kingdom popularly known as the ‘Garden City’ with numerous cultural sites such as the Okomfo Anokye’s sword, Gold mines, Lake Bosomtwi, Bonwire (kente village) and many more.

Day one
Arrival and overnight at hotel

Day two
Depart Accra for Kumasi in the morning, taking a drive through scenic vegetation, villages and the breathtaking Kwahu scarps to Kumasi. Our first stop is Ejisu, the hometown of Yaa Asantewa, the bravest female army general in the history of the Ashantis. Yaa Asantewa led the Ashantis in the British-Ashanti War of 1901 and was exiled to Seychelles Island where she later died. Overnight at a hotel

Day three
After breakfast, leave by bus to Manhyia Palace Museum for a historical lecture on the origin of the Ashantis. Continue Okomfo Anokye Sword site.
Then visit the African art & craft village at Ntonsu, noted for the hand-printed Adinkra fabrics and also witness the various stages for brewing dye for Adinkra cloth from the roots and barks of the “Badie” tree, stamping of Adinkra symbols and special needle embroidery of Adinkra cloth. Overnight at hotel

Day four
Leave hotel for lake Bosomtwi in the morning after breakfast. The only natural lake in Ghana popularly known as ‘Kumasi beach’ to swim as well as relax. Drive back to Kumasi and continue to the military fort for a tour. Continue to kejetia for shopping. Overnight at hotel

Day five
Return to Accra via the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Stop over at Bonwire on the way back to Accra to experience the process of weaving the traditional Kente cloth on a loom. Arrive in Accra late afternoon.

Accommodation (options)
Royal Lamerta hotel
Anita Hotel
Noda hotel
Lake Bosomtwi Paradise Resort