Ghana Historical Tours

Take a journey through West African history

Population - 31,038,800
Language - English
Currency - Ghanaian cedi
Capital - Accra

A journey of discovery as our historical tours delve into the dark colonial past as we visit UNESCO World heritage sites along our coastline, now silent memorials to the tragic slave trade era.

Learning the legacies of the powerful Ashanti Kingdom during tours of palaces, ancient communities, and museums to experience first-hand their incredible history. City tours enjoying the varied architecture of the many colonial edifices that have been well preserved to this day. Ghana’s struggle and success in becoming the first sub Saharan country to gain independence is intriguing and we learn of the mass migration that make up the diverse ethnicity of current day Ghana. The history of local traditional beliefs and how these remain strong today despite the growing influence of the Christian and Muslim faith is evident whilst visiting local shrines, ancient mosques, and historical churches. Ghana’s beautiful golden beaches, tropical forests, rolling hills our ancient connection with arts and crafts such as Kente, Adinkra, pottery and brass works and not forgetting a rich musical history, ensures the inquisitive traveller will not be disappointed. The stark contrast between the northern and southern cultures is diverse and compelling. Choosing one of our historical tours and immersing yourself in Ghana’s diverse culture and traditions is an experience that will live with you forever.

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Ghana Historical Tours

Award-winning Local Guides

Our passion is to create the best overall experience for our guests during their time touring with us.

One of the key components to achieving this is the local expert guide assigned to lead your tour. Here at Ashanti we are lucky to have highly educated, passionate, personable, fun, friendly and professional local award-winning guides working with us on a full-time basis. Local guides with personal connections to the locations you visit, opens doors and experiences that add so much more to your overall experience during your time with us. Our team are excited to welcome you to West Africa.

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Best of Ghana Historical Tours

Our Best of Ghana Historical Tours focus our time on the most popular historical sites of interest along the traditional golden triangle Accra, Kumasi, and Cape Coast.

Primary focus is on the coastal forts, castles and dark colonial past during the tragic slave trade era that spanned over 400 years. In addition, we embark on a journey through the legacies of the powerful Ashanti Empire and the many ancient communities keeping alive traditional craft production that include Kente and Adinkra cloth-making, ancient brass work, bead-making and wood-carving to mention a few. You will experience an authentic journey, immersing yourself into the daily culture whilst learning our history. Tours of any duration can be arranged, we offer scheduled year-round small group departures and can design bespoke tours for individuals, couples, families, small and large groups.

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Classic Ghana Historical Tours

Spreading our adventure along the full width of Ghana along the beautiful gold coast of the Western region and up into the rolling tropical hills of the Volta Region in the far East.

In addition to dedicating quality time learning and experiencing about the legacies of the powerful Ashanti empire, taking an emotional journey through the dark colonial past visiting the many memorials, monuments and edifices of the slave trade we also venture further from the golden triangle route visiting the beautiful Volta and Western Regions of Ghana. Getting off the beaten track to take in more remote communities learning the history of traditional crafts like beads, adinkra and kente, walking with nature visiting West Africa’s highest waterfall and enjoying wildlife in tropical rainforests whilst taking time to relax on the stunning white sand beaches in the West. Our experienced team can design customized tailor-made tours incorporating areas of interest important to you.

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Discover Ghana Historical Tours

No region of Ghana is beyond our reach as our Discover Ghana Historical Tours venture to all corners of this wonderful country.

Immersing ourselves in the diverse cultures and traditions of the many ethnic groups and communities we visit learning their interesting history. Northern Ghana is much less populated and developed than the south with stunning habitats, exceptional wildlife and traditional communities that have not changes for centuries. Mixing the north and south during your time here in Ghana gives you a comprehensive authentic experience of West Africa during your time with us. Our team are excited to work with you to create that perfect trip of a lifetime.

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Experience Ghana Historical Tours

Mixing with locals at every opportunity and experiencing life how it is daily as we eat local and live local during our Experience Ghana Historical Tours.

Walking the local markets, making traditional batik or beads and trying your hand at cooking local Ghanaian dishes whilst eating in remote chop bars and visiting the many spots to socialise in the communities we visit offers you the best insight into life here in Ghana. Getting off the beaten track to the more remote seldom visited locations and experiencing village life learning the history of the many ethnic groups we meet. Travelling with local guides who have personal connections to the communities you visit, opens doors and experiences that will last a lifetime.

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Customized Tailor-made Historical Tours

Ashanti’s strength is designing customized tailor-made tours incorporating any areas of interest you may have.

If you are an educator, solo traveller, couple, family, friends, or a travel agent arranging a group then allow our experienced team to design that perfect trip focused on the exact areas important to you. Organizing specific wildlife excursions, voluntary work, craft workshops, educational institutions, visiting friends, festivals or personal locations of interest, nothing is beyond our capabilities as this is an area, we are highly experience in. Having so many local guides experts in such a wide range of areas enables us to offer a varied tour portfolio. Tours of any duration and to fit all budgets ensuring the perfect combination for you.

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Scheduled Ghana History Tours

If you are looking to join a small group, then our scheduled Ghana History Tours are perfect for you.

Tours operate year-round as we focus our time taking you on a journey of historical discovery in addition to immersing you in the diverse culture and traditions of Ghana whilst visiting the many important monuments, museums, and cultural sites of interest. Authentic journeys venturing to all corners of this great country where our priority is our participants overall experience. Our expert local guides have personal connections to the places you will visit. Travelling with likeminded people, sharing experiences, and making friends for life are all benefits of joining one of our small group tours. Joining a group can also make your historical tour more affordable than a private tailor-made trip.

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Destination Management Company

Many International Travel Agents and Tour Operators use our services for their tours here in Ghana, Togo, and Benin.

Our client confidentiality policy means we do not discuss any of our clients with third parties. Our company hold all the required licenses and insurance policies to accept international tourists here which is not the case for many companies operating from Ghana. Each company that use our services, guides and vehicles have their own unique way of conducting their tours, our strength is the ability to adapt to each companies way in addition to designing customized tour itineraries ensuring they offer something different to their competitors. Our clients tour participants are always happy to learn that the company they travel with care about the location they are visiting by using a local DMC whose profits go towards building schools and helping locals. Contact us to see the many benefits of having us as your preferred West African DMC.

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Ghana, Togo, and Benin Historical Tours

Our local award-winning guides come from all over West Africa and have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of this region.

Local history, customs and beliefs vary significantly the more you travel, and each country has its own distinct history. Togo and Benin are both very narrow countries, and this enables them to be easily incorporate into a multi country tour with Ghana. Senegal also has good international flight links with Ghana and can also be incorporated into a customized history tour for you. If you have a desire to experience more of West Africa during your time here, then contact us to see the options available.

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Educational History Tours

If you are an educator at a school, college or university looking to bring students to West Africa to learn and experience cultural and history then our educational tours and study trips are perfect for you.

Our strength is the ability to focus on your needs and design quality, safe, customized trips ensuring you and your students get the most from your time here with us. Educational exchange programmes, cultural exchange programmes, community service trips and rural immersion programmes are just a selection of the services we can offer you. Ashanti African Tours are fully insured to accept international students and we take our safety and risk assessment planning very seriously. Make your study trip hassle free and allow us to offer you the provision of all destination management services you will need during your time here in West Africa.

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Our small group all-inclusive scheduled tours operate year-round, alternatively we can design private customized tours for individuals, couples, families, small or large groups

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Building schools, protecting rainforest, having a sustainable positive impact locally

Ashanti would like to think most people that travel to Ghana care about the locations they visit and about having a positive impact during their time here.

Booking with a responsible travel company goes a long way to achieving this. Many companies state they benefit locals and conservation when they do extraordinarily little and are more focused on their profit margins. Ashanti are West Africa’s leading travel company putting their profits back into building schools, protecting wildlife, rainforest, biodiversity and connecting communities to the conservation of their environment through community development initiatives connected to eco-tourism. Click to learn more about where our profits go.

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We Offset Your Trips Carbon Footprint

We plant 3 indigenous forest tree species for every tour participant that travels with us.

The main aim for this project is carbon offsetting - guests choosing to travel with us would offset their flights to/from Ghana by more than 15 times if the trees live to their expected lifespan. This is based on projected carbon dioxide generated on a return flight for the average guest (approximately 900kg/1980 lbs). The average tropical tree can absorb approximately 48lbs of carbon per year (when mature) and in Ghana it takes 30-50 years for a tropical tree species to grow to maturity, with an average life expectancy of 200-300 years. If the trees we plant for each guest are continued to be protected, then we are confident that we will be making a big difference in carbon offsetting: 3 trees planted would each absorb approximately 10,080 lbs of carbon, totalling 30,240 lbs/13,745 kg for all 3 trees (per guest).

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Booking a tour with us makes you an important part of our positive impact projects, having the option to visit and meet the locals benefitting from your booking is also a special moment for many of our participants

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