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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Ghana Program Itinerary

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These are the dates from the May 2012 trip to be updated for 2014.

Day 1: May 8 (Tuesday) Twin Cities Departure
Departure on Delta flight to New York. Arrive and connect Delta flight departing for Accra, non-stop service.

Day 2 May 9 (Wednesday): Arrive in Ghana
Arrive Kotoka international Airport, Accra, Ghana. Transfer to hotel for check-in, brief orientation, dinner. Afia Beach Hotel

Day 3 May 10 (Thursday): Accra City Tour
Visit to GA-Mashie, Independence square, Kwame Nkrumah Masoluem, Agloloshi slum and market, Weija Lake.  Afia Beach Hotel

Day 4 May 11 (Friday): Accra – Bepong
Depart Accra for Bepong. Stop over at Aburi Botanical Gardens.  Visit a cocoa farm. Visit Okkyehene's Palace.  Mount Sinai

Day 5 May 12 (Saturday): Activities At Bepong
Overnight Bepong Inspect School Project and clinic, visit a farm.  Visit surrounding towns
Mount Sinai

Day 6 May 13 (Sunday): Bepong – Kumasi
Depart Bepong for Kumasi. Stay at KNUST for 2 days.  Tour KNUST and surrounding communities. KNUST Guest House

Day 7: May 14 (Monday): Kumasi Tour
Tour Kamasi cultural center.  Visit Prempeh II mueseum, tour of Kumasi.  KUNST Guest House

Day 8 May 15 (Tuesday): Crafts Villages Tour
Visit Ahwiaa (carving village), Ntonso (adinkra printing village), Adanwomase (kente weaving village).  Lake Bosumtwi  KNUST Guest House

Day 9 May 16 (Wednesday): Kumasi – Axim
Depart Kumasi for Axim with village stops. Arrive Axim for dinner and overnight. Axim Beach House

Day 10 May 17 (Thursday): Tour Of Axim
Tour Axim town and visit the Fort. You may spend time at the hotel to view whales or relax at the beach. Dinner and overnight Axim. Axim Beach Hotel

Day 11 May 18 (Friday): Axim – Ankasa – Nzulezo – Axim
Depart Axim for Ankasa National Park for hiking. Continue to Nzulezo, the village on stilts. Return to Axim for dinner and overnight.

Day 12 May 19 (Saturday): Axim – Elmina
Depart Axim for Elmina. Arrive for an evening’s walking tour of the town. Dinner and overnight Elmina. Coconut Groove Hotel

Day 13 May 20 (Sunday): Kakum National Park & Elmina Castle
Depart hotel Kakum National Park for hiking and canopy walk. Continue to Elmina for tour of Elmina Castle, Overnight Elmina.  Coconut Groove Hotel

Day 14 May 21 (Monday): Elmina to Accrua
Depart Elmina to Accra.  Tour and shopping in Accra.  Afia Beach Hotel

Day 15 May 22 (Tuesday): Departure  Tour and shopping in Accra in the morning, Transfer to the airport for departure at night to the US