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The Ghana tour offers the very best of Africa

Based in the west coast of Africa, the multi-cultural country of Ghana is a fantastic start base for anyone visiting Africa for the first time. Africa can be an intimidating destination with fears of extreme rural environment, hostility and lack of amenities. Although this is true in a few areas, a country such as Ghana has welcomed change through independence and are now a fairly modern country. This gust of change has ushered in an influx in their tourism industry. The Ghana tour offers the very best of Africa. Although the country is modern in many ways, there are still areas where guests will get the opportunity to experience Africa at its rawest. The treat on the Ghana tour is that this need notbe done by slumming it. The tour provides more than your basic amenities to enjoy this land in true comfort. The Ghana tour package will indeed include all factors to ring in the vacation in luxury.

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After entering the country in the city of Accra, the tour is immediately on. The city is a great way to get acquainted with the country’s past and immerse into local culture. The city is also the centre of the country’s museum and heritage sites. It is truly a melting pot as many people from little towns have made their way here to live a big city life. The Ghana tour then moves on to life outside of the city to Kakum where guests get to see just how Ghana had become one of the largest suppliers of cocoa in the world. The beach town also offers some time to relax in the sun, indulge in some fishing or take a short scuba course. The second chance to experience some history on Ghana is a visit to Cape Coast Castle. The site has a dark past because it was here that people were tortured and held being sold off into slavery.

The Ghana tour does lighten up a bit, in the form of the many wildlife offerings. First up is a chance to see the Mona monkeys in TafiAtome. At this sight, one cannot just wander in and go exploring. The land belongs to the local village who have taken it upon themselves to protect the land and the monkeys. Tour companies will usually arrange for permission for their guests to enter into the territory for a chance to view and play with the friendly monkeys and learn about conservation efforts. The Volta region is rich with wildlife, due largely in part to its flowing river. Here guests get to see hippos, leopards and crocodiles. Many more animal sightings will follow on the Ghana tour and if done through a travel company, then you would stand a higher chance of seeing them. Many animals are housed in sanctuaries and reserves and only a certain amount of visitors are allowed in every day. These people must also be a part of a tour group for their safety. So not booking into a Ghana tour could mean losing out on seeing some very exciting animals.