Ghana Kingdoms of Gold Tour
From Accra To Anomabu, Kakum, Ekmina, Kumasi, Techiman, Mole, Yendi, Nkwanta, Wli, Akosombo, Voodoo, - 13 Nights
- Departing from:
- Anomabu, Kakum, Ekmina, Kumasi, Techiman, Mole, Yendi, Nkwanta, Wli, Akosombo, Voodoo,
- 13 Nights
- This special itinerary has 3 or 4 departures each year. Contact our office for dates.
- Tour Operator:
- Undiscovered Destinations
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Stretching from the dusty borderlands of the north to the tropical coast in the south, Ghana encapsulates all that is special about West Africa, with great scenery and wildlife complemented by a joyous and exuberant people who will make you feel welcome from the moment you arrive.
On this tour you will meet the Ashanti. The Ashanti people were one of the most powerful nations in Africa until the end of the 19th century. Originally from the northern savannah regions, the Ashanti people migrated south, carving farms out of the wild rainforest. The region was rich in gold, and trade in this precious metal developed quickly, with small tribal states developing and vying for control of resources. In the late 17th century the Ashanti ruler brought these states together in a loose confederation and the Ashanti Kingdom was born. Their social organisation is centred on the Ashantehene figure, the king of all the Ashanti. The Ashanti are the lords of the gold, so they adorn themselves in it during ceremonies. The Ashanti Kingdom was famed for its gold, royalty, ceremony and the development of a bureaucratic judicial system.