Arrival in Accra Kotoka International Airport and drive to stay at KNUST Guest House.
Meet at breakfast for itinerary discussion and depart Accra to stay at Ho Sky Plus in the Volta regional capital, with a stop at Shai Hills Game Reserve, where we engage in a walking tour to view antelopes and baboons and break at Aylos Bay Lake from resort. While at Ho, we also visit Vegus Batik shop for a workshop on making batik fabric and Agortime Kpetoe Kete weaving center, to learn about the history of Ghana’s most popular hand woven fabric famously known by the Ashanti as Kente claimed to be adopted from kenteng meaning basket in Akan. This is also believed to have been derived from the name Ke- meaning open and Te meaning compress in Ewe describing the process of weaving hence the original name Kete by the people of Agortime Kpetoe. They believe their ancestors who were captured during ancient wars thought the Ashanti’s and in teaching by the Ewe language Ke – Te as described above brought about the pronunciation Kente in Akan. You may also love to practice the process to understand the meaning of Kete as described and find some fabrics for your personal use or as souvenirs for friends and relatives.
We will drive through Avatime Mountains to visit Tafi Atome monkey sanctuary where we walk the luxuriant forest surrounding the Tafi Atome village to view and play with Mona monkeys. We continue driving to Wli where we also engage in walking through the Agumatsa forest sanctuary to visit Africa’s second highest Waterfall offering a dip in its pool under the waterfall catching glimpses of with rainbow circles especially on sunny days. We return to stay at Steve’s Hotel.
We drive to Accra and visit Artists Alliance the largest Artifacts shop and Accra culture center also the largest artifacts market in Ghana, where you may find beautiful artifacts for your personal decorations at home or as souvenirs for friends and relatives, before driving to the airport. Lunch will be at Labadi Pleasure beach resort.