Tours and Field Studies for Accra, Ghana
USAC encourages every student to participate in these tours. They are optional and have an additional fee. You will sign up for the tour on your Course and Tour Registration Form.
This tour explores Kumasi, Ghana’s second largest city and home of the Ashanti Kingdom. You will visit the Manhyia Palace Museum, the Cultural Center, and various studios of the brass makers, potters, batik makers, and drum carvers. You will also see demonstrations at three famous Ashanti craft villages—Ahwiaa, the woodcarvers’ village; Ntonso, the home of Adindra; and Bonwire, the Kente weaving village.
Lake Volta EcoTour
This tour takes you to the highest mountain in Ghana, Mt. Afadjeto, where you will hike and swim in the Wli waterfalls and enjoy time at the Tafi Monkey Sanctuary. The second day, you will visit Akosombo Dam and the largest man-made lake in the world, Lake Volta, which provides electricity to all of Ghana as well as some neighboring countries. En route back to Accra, you will visit the Shai Resource Center for another nature encounter with baboons and birds and visit the caves of the Shai Hills where the indigenous people of the area hid during the Asante wars.