Chale Wote Street Arts Festival

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CHALE WOTE means “man, let’s go!” in Ga (the language of the people of Greater Accra) is also a reference to flip flops. The annual Festival is an alternative platform that brings alive the magic of art, music and dance along High Street in James Town, Accra. The festival re-imagines African folktales through a variety of art forms On this captivating 9 day tour we will explore other cultures and interesting sights in Accra, Elmina and Kumasi cities.

DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 2 hour before the journey.
3/2 Star hotel accommodation Breakfast daily
2 Dinners Transportation
Entry Fees Guiding Services


Day 1 – Sun August 12 – Arrive in Accra

Arrive and check into your hotel where you will receive a traditional welcome ceremony. Overnight at hotel in Accra


Day 2 – Mon August 13 – Accra City Tour. Late afternoon depart to Elmina, Central Region

Breakfast at hotel. Explore Accra, the capital of Ghana. The city boasts glittering beaches, monumental buildings, museums, libraries, galleries, traditional markets and lively nightlife. Accra’s architecture reflects its colonial history, with 17th century castles standing alongside modern skyscrapers. A veritable melting pot of cultures, the city’s central financial and shopping districts contrast sharply with the less affluent residential areas surrounding the urban core. Enjoy a local lunch, and bargain at the market before travelling to Elmina. Overnight at hotel in Elmina


Day 3 – Tues August 14 – Visit Kakum Canopy Walkway, Slave Castles and Dungeons  

After breakfast we depart for a walk above the trees of the tropical rainforest of Kakum National Park during this canopy walkway adventure! After lunch we visit the castles and slave dungeons. Here we will gain a deeper understanding of the inhumanity of the Atlantic slave trade though experiences at Cape Coast Castle and Elmina, the first point of European contact in Sub-Saharan Africa. Overnight at hotel in Elmina


Day 4 – Wed August 15 – Traditional Naming Ceremony. Travel to Kumasi

Enjoy breakfast this morning prior to check out. Participate in a traditional naming ceremony where you will be given traditional African name! Afterwards, depart for a drive to Kumasi, seat of the Ashanti Empire. Overnight at hotel in Kumasi


Day 5 – Thur August 16 – Kumasi City Tour & Ashanti Craft Villages

Today we explore the Ashanti kingdom. Explore the legend of the famous Ashantis at the Manhyia Palace Museum where you will obtain firsthand information on the legacies of the Ashanti kingdom, a regal history that dates back to 1700 and is told with relics and artifacts. Enjoy a drive through the city of Kumasi to view monuments dedicated to the memory of the great Ashanti people. Later in the after we visit the three famous craft villages in the Ashanti Region: Ahwiaa (the wood carvers’ village), Ntonso (the home of Adinkra) and Bonwire (the Kente weaving village). You will have the opportunity to see how West African crafts are made and buy directly from the artisans who make them. Overnight at hotel in Kumasi


Day 6 – Fri August 17 Travel to Accra

Breakfast at hotel. Check out and depart to Accra. Arrive and spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing. Enjoy traditional live band entertainment and dinner. Overnight at hotel in Accra


Day 7 – Sat August 18 – Chale Wote Festival

Breakfast at hotel. Today we participate in the Street Arts festival. You will witness walk painting, chalk art and vast graffiti murals. Past events have also featured large art installations and photography displays, as well as live music, DJ sets and theatre and spoken word performances. The festival takes place along High Street James Town between the Light House down to Ussher Fort. Overnight at hotel in Accra


Day 8 – Sun August 19 Chale Wote Festival

Breakfast at hotel. We join in the pomp and pageantry on the High Street of James Town to end the festival! Enjoy photo sessions with some of the artistes, their arts and crafts! Overnight at hotel in Accraour the museum and watch the film ‘Crossroads of People, Crossroads of Trade.’ Overnight at hotel in Elmina


Day 9 – Mon August 20 – Departure back home

Dates are tentative depending on final date confirmation for festival

Tour Highlights

  • E. B. Dubois Centre and Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park
  • Kakun Park Canopy walkway
  • Castle and Slave Dungeons
  • Traditional Naming Ceremony
  • Ashanti Empire (Manhyia Palace) Museum
  • Ashanti Craft Villages
  • James Town Lighthouse


The cost quoted will increase if hotels and transportation cost increase. Quote will be reviewed 3 months before your arrival and you will be informed accordingly