The purpose of this tour is to learn about the history and uses of cocoa. It involves visiting the first cocoa farm in Ghana and the Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana for an insight into Ghana’s cocoa industry.
In the morning you would be picked up in Accra from your hotel or any location of your choice and drive on the winding Akuapim Ridge to visit Akuapem Mampong to see the Tetteh Quarshie Memorial Cocoa Farm, the first Cocoa farm established in the country from seeds first brought from Fernando Po in the late 19th century. Continue to visit Visit the Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana (CRIG) founded in 1938 as the Central Cocoa Research Station of the Gold Coast Department of Agriculture. You will be conducted around by the authorities through a model cocoa plantation to see the varied uses of Cocoa; processed into wine, soap etc Final stop of the day will be at the Bunso Eco Park, a 6.5-hectare forest reserve with over 600 species of trees, over 110 species of birds, over 300 species of butterflies and herb garden with over 40 species. You may choose to enjoy the Zipline facility or horse riding or for the young at heart, experience the “Canopy Walkway” suspended above the forest ground for a panoramic view of the flora and fauna of the remaining vestiges of the rainforest before heading back to Accra for drop off at your pick-up point.
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