This region has the largest collection of European trading forts (later used in the slave trade); the highest tropical jungles; numerous mines, picturesque villages and friendly people; and old architectural styles and vivacious festivals. The region’s water villages on stilts are amazing to experience. A visitor can charter a local canoe out to the village and actually stay overnight in a guest house on the water.

Day one
Arrival and overnight at hotel

Day two
Departure from Accra through to Cape Coast and finally arrive in Western region-Takoradi. After lunch, we continue for a day city tour. Overnight at Hotel

Day three
Depart hotel after breakfast and drive west to Akatakyi Crocodile Pond where the local fetish priest entices the crocodiles from the water with a live chicken. Bring a bottle of schnapps for the libation. Visitors are welcome every day except Wednesday, a sacred day. Stop to visit coconut grove and palm plantations on the way.
Continue to Busua Beach Resort for beach rendezvous i.e swimming, playing games and relaxation. Overnight at Takoradi

Day four
Depart for Nzulezo (the village on stilts), 90km west of Takoradi the next morning after breakfast. The ancestors of this village were said to have been led to the place by a snail. Nzulezo means “surface of water” Witness how the daily activities of the inhabitants such as cooking, schooling and sports, Festivals and durbars also takes place on the water.
Visit Forts for a guided tour later in the afternoon. Return to Takoradi. Overnight at hotel.

Day five
Return to Accra after breakfast, stopping over at Mankessim “Posuban Shrine”, traditional military war shrine for a brief historical account on the origin of the Akans, especially the Fantis. Late afternoon arrival in Accra

Accommodation (options)
Hans Cottage
Best Western Plus Atlantic Hotel
Protea hotel
Stella Lodge
Ankobra Beach resort
(Food at Hotel)