- You are going to meet the oldest tortoise in Ghana which is a male and over 40 years old. History tells a farmer saw it on his way home from the farm and he brought it home to keep as pet. Now the farmer has been dead long ago but the tortoise still lives. You are also going to see effigies of Ashanti kings and Queens sculpted by Madame Tussauds of London Also going to see how Ashanti kings are endowed in pure Gold. Ghana was once one of the most popular countries in Africa that had lots of gold
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You are going to meet the oldest tortoise in Ghana which is a male and over 40 years old. History tells a farmer saw it on his way home from the farm and he brought it home to keep as pet. Now the farmer has been dead long ago but the tortoise still lives.
You are also going to see effigies of Ashanti kings and Queens sculpted by Madame Tussauds of London
Also going to see how Ashanti kings are endowed in pure Gold. Ghana was once one of the most popular countries in Africa that had lots of gold
Manhyia Palace Museum
We arrive Kumasi about km from Accra by comfortable bus ride and head straight to our first tour site the Manhyia Palace Museum where we get to learn the history of the Ashanti Kingdom and why the Ashantis continue to be the most powerful people in Ghana.
After touring the museum, the museum as a gift shop that sells many beautiful and interesting artefacts you can purchase
Kumasi Fort (Ghana Armed Forces Museum)
From the Palace we continue to the Kumasi Fort and we get to see the first military aircraft that landed in Kumasi. We will also see guns and canons used by the British during the Sagrenti war
we will tour all rooms at the museum which house lots of military artefact including army uniforms, money and flags. We return to our hotel and enjoy some pool, have dinner and then sleep for the next day's trip
Bonwire The Kente town
Located 18km on the Kumasi-Mampong Road, Bonwire is popular for Kente weaving.Kente is a colourful Ghanaian traditional fabric which is worn mostly on important occasions and celebrations. But before we get to Bonwire we will pass by the Antoa town where the oldest tortoise in Ghana is located and meet him.
The origin of Kente cloth is explained partly with a legend and partly with historical account, coming from two important towns in Asante Region of Ghana, namely Bonwire and Adawomase. On the part of Bonwire, it is popularly known that a man name Otaa Kraban and his friend Kraku Amoagya from Bonwire learnt the art of weaving by observing a spider weaving its web in the year 1650. Taking the cue from the spider’s web they wove a strip of raffia fabric and later improved upon the skills. They reported their discovery to their chief who in turn reported to the Asantehene. The Asantehene adopted the royal arts as precious and prestige cloth, and became the custodian of Asante Kente.
Lake Bosomtwe the only natural fresh water body in Ghana
Lake Bosomtwe is a lake formed by an ancient meteorite strike in the Ashanti Region. The name means Antelope God because it is said to be discovered by a hunter chasing an antelope that disappeared into the lake like it was trying to save the animal. The lake is seen as very sacred place to the Ashanti people who live in the area. The lake is about a half an hour drive from Kumasi. The shore is dotted with villages and it is believed the population in the area is close to 70,000 people.
There is a paved road that gives access to the lake from the direction of Kumasi, it rises in elevation over the rim around the lake and down into the lake ending at the first village Abono. There is a small fee to be paid at a road block at the rim of the hills around the lake this helps to support the communities in the area with people coming to enjoy the views and recreation. It is possible to take boat rides on the lake, swim, and hike around. The various communities around the lake are very welcoming and it makes for interesting hiking around the lake shore. There are also some great hikes up into the hills, and the sacred areas around villages.After here we get back to our hotel and have some fun, the next day been Sunday, we checkout in the early afternoon and head back to Accra and make preparations for your flights back to your countries
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