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This tour offers the rare opportunity to see the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Asantehene (Ashanti King). The Ashanti people were one of the most powerful nations in Africa until the end of the 19th century, when the British annexed Ashanti country, bringing it into their Gold Coast colony. 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 dress themselves with it during ceremonies.
This celebration will be no exception with a long and colourful durbar of all the Ashanti chiefs, bathed in gold, culminating in the arrival of the Ashanti King himself. Everyone attending the festival will greet the King and the ceremony will take place for the whole day with dancers, drummers and singers keeping the celebration alive.
Following this amazing experience we will also tour from the far North of Ghana down to the southern coast. We will meet traditional communities and tribal chiefs, enjoy Ghana's wildlife, walk on the longest and highest suspended rope bridge in the world, learn about the history of the slave trade and relax on Ghana's tropical beaches.
This tour is once in a lifetime and really offers the opportunity to experience Ghana in depth. You are far from the tourist trail and will experience a true West African adventure!
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