Ghana is one of the fastest growing economies in Africa and is blessed with a rich heritage, warm people and varied landscapes. The River Volta serves as the lifeblood of this energetic nation which is famed for its abundant gold resources and lush cocoa plantations. From the bustling coastal capital of Accra to the regional centres of Kumasi and Tamale, the cultural diversity and entrepreneurial spirit of the people is very much evident.
The arrival of Islam in Ghana is also fascinating. It emerged at the beginning of the 15th century mainly as a result of the trading activities of the Mande and Hausa speaking tribes of the Sahel region. During this tour we visit Larabanga Masjid, one the oldest mosques in West Africa built in the traditional mud-brick architectural style.
In Mole National Park, the largest nature reserve in Ghana, we are able to see a wide variety of flora and fauna that are typical of dry savannah grasslands, including elephants, hippos, baboons, warthogs, mongooses and hornbills. While Kokrobite is one of several white sandy beaches to be found along the country’s Atlantic coastline.
We are blessed to have Mustafa Okon-Briggs as our tour leader. He is an acclaimed writer and researcher on African history whose pioneering book Beyond Bilal: Black History in Islam has been receiving plaudits across the world.
Join us on a journey to explore the unique beauty of Ghana and learn more about Islam’s presence in this important region.