TRAVEL & TOUR

Ghana boasts of lots of unexplored attractions. There is so much to see and experience within the country but there is always a problem of where to start to achieve an eventful exploration. That is where Grand Casamora steps in to take charge. Depending on your tastes and preferences, we engage you to map out proper planning and preparation that makes your tour an exceptional one. We understand that proper planning and preparation are key to achieving a vacation of a lifetime. Again, Individual interests may vary from photography to culture and heritage through history, bird watching, sightseeing, shopping or maybe simply lazing on the beach. Whichever it is, Grand Casamora is an expert in sorting things out. We organize big tour groups and private expeditions as well.

PLACES OF INTERESTS:
ELMINA:
Elmina is located on the western coast of Ghana and the home to Elmina Castle. Between 1482 and 1486, the Portuguese constructed what became known as Elmina Castle, also called St George’s Castle. The Castle was the first – and for many centuries – the largest, European building constructed in tropical Africa. One of the main purposes of Elmina Castle was to give support to ship captains by providing their vessels with a secure harbor. Although it was originally erected to protect the gold trade, following its capture by the Dutch in 1637, Elmina Castle came to serve the Dutch slave trade with Brazil and the Caribbean the first European slave-trading post in sub-Saharan Africa Elmina Castle was the last place that thousands of African slaves would ever see of their homeland. Yet its picturesque surroundings with blue skies, sandy beaches, and tropical palms, can never disguise the untold horrors that transpired within the walls of the castle. The castle later developed as a point on the infamous slave triangle transporting human cargo to America and the Caribbean, as well as raw materials, such as cotton and rubber, to Britain, and manufactured goods, such as clothing and weaponry, back to the West Coast of Africa.
Under the auspices of the Dutch West Indies Company, around 30,000 slaves a year passed through Elmina until 1814 when the Dutch slave trade was abolished. Ceded to the British in 1872, Elmina Castle was rarely in use until Ghana’s independence from the Britain in 1957.  Thereafter, it became a training centre for Ghanaian police recruits and even a school for a short while, before being converted into a historical museum.
- See more at: http://www.ancient-origins.net/

 

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