BRIEF HISTORY

Northern Region is the largest of the ten Regions in Ghana The Northern Region is a place for lovers of nature. Its natural features of scenic and beautiful vegetation contain some exotic species of flora and fauna and offer a different experience of adventure in nature and wildlife. Its savanna vegetation enhances the fantastic panoramic view from the Gambaga escarpment and Karamenga hills while offering opportunities for hiking and trekking.

Day one
Arrival and overnight at hotel

Day two
Depart Accra for Kumasi in the morning and spend the day to visit the cultural center, Prempeh II museum and the Okomfo Anokye Sword site. Continue to the craft village of Ahwiaa where the famous Ashanti Stools and fertility dolls are carved.
Next stop will be the craft village at Ntonsu. Ntonsu is noted for the famous ‘Adinkra’ cloth printed with dye produced out of the roots and bark of the ‘Badie’ tree. Overnight in Kumasi

Day three
Depart from your hotel early in the morning to Northern region. Stop over at Techiman for breakfast before continuing to Larabanga Mosque, the oldest Mosque in Ghana, where a copy of the Holy Koran is believed to have descended from heaven and is still preserved in the Mosque
On foot from the motel, proceed on an early morning game viewing trip at Mole Game Park. We will use paths that expose us to the ancestral art of tracking and approaching animals silently.
Wildlife to be encountered in Mole Game Park includes antelopes, warthogs, baboons, blue and black Columbus, elephants, buffalo, the occasional lion, scads of leopards, hippos and hyenas. Overnight at hotel

Day four
Depart in the morning to Paga crocodile pond, a sacred sanctuary for crocodiles, this is located at the north-eastern border between Ghana and Burkina Faso. The crocodiles here are enticed out of the water by the whistling of the caretaker and the brandishing of a live fowl. Return to Bolgatanga and overnight.

Day five
Visit the African arts & crafts market of Bolgatanga, famous for straw baskets, fan, hats, local northern attires, leather goods, metal jewelry and other African crafts. Depart for Tamale, arriving in time for lunch.
After lunch, spend time touring the principal streets and finally visiting villages of the Dagombas. Overnight at Tamale

Day six
Depart Tamale to Kumasi in the morning. Stop over at Kintampo falls to view the beautiful scenery. Overnight in Kumasi

Day seven
After breakfast, we return to Accra via Bonwire, home of the famous Ashanti kente cloth. Arriving in Accra late afternoon.

Accommodation (options)
Zaina Lodge
Nim Avenue
Mole hotel
Grand Hyatt – Wa