Larabanga mosque 2016
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Larabanga Mosque

One of the oldest mud mosques in West Africa is the Larabanga Mosque. Built in the 14th century in Sudanic style it has such a historic importance that the people refer to the site as 'Mecca of West Africa'.

Cape Coast Castle
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Cape Coast Castle Museum

Want to know how the brave new world came into being? Step back a few centuries and visit the Cape Coast Castle in Ghana. Now a museum, Cape Coast Castle is one of the about 40 slave castles or large trading posts built by European traders and colonists.

Ejisu Bebease Shrine
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Asante Traditional Buildings

The Asante Traditional Buildings are a unique and authentic collection of 13 buildings situated in ten locations. These beautifully decorated buildings, from 100-200 years ago, are probably the last authentic architectural remains from the prosperous Asante Empire times. The Empire reached its golden age in the 18th century.

Fort Amsterdam
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Fort Amsterdam

Fort Amsterdam, built by the British [1638-1645], destroyed by fire in 1640 and rebuilt as heavily fortified fort. In 1661 it became headquarters of English Gold Coast.

Dutch Admiral De Ruyter captured the fort in 1665. In 1811, the people of Anomabu destroyed the fort.

It is believed to be the first slave prison on the Gold Coast.

Fort Victoria at Sunset - Cape Coast - Ghana
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Fort Victoria

Fort Victoria was one of a chain of 3 lookout posts built on the hills in the town of Cape Coast around Cape Coast Castle. In 1837 the present Fort Victoria was built on the ruins of its predecessor as a small but strong fort.

A view of Fort William
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Fort William

The trading Fort William was completed by 1757. It was built on hard rock near a sandy beach indentation with a sheltered harbour. The English had built a fort back in 1674 called Fort Charles which was destroyed to prevent it from being captured by other European companies. The English then hurried to construct Fort William.

Fort Batenstein
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Fort Batenstein

Standing tall on a hilltop in Butre village in Western Ghana, Fort Batenstein offers a mesmerising view of the Atlantic coastline. But it was much more than the spectacular panorama and the paradisiacal beauty of the surroundings that urged Dutch settlers to build this small trading fort in 1656 in this area - GOLD.

Fort Metal Cross
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Fort Metal Cross

Reminding of British colonial times, Fort Metal Cross stands tall on a headland near Infuma in Ghana's western region. The quiet waters of the bay are perfect for sailing (if you have a small boat) and canoeing.

Elmina Castle or St. George Castle
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Elmina Castle or St. George Castle

The significant castle of St. George (Elmina Castle) is the first major European construction in tropical Africa. It is situated in the central region of Ghana in a town called Elmina.

Hamamni Persian Baths
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Hamamni Persian Baths

An oriental landmark at the heart of Tanzania – the Hamamni Persian Baths! Built at the initiative of Sultan Barghash towards the end of the 19th century, Hamamni was the first edifice ever to serve as a public bath in Zanzibar. The baths continued to be used as such until 1920.

Okomfo Anokye sword site
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Okomfo Anokye Sword Site

This site is a historical landmark on the grounds of the Okomfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi. Here the Legendary Okomfo Anokye Sword has been planted in a rock by Okomfo Anokye himself. This is an important and sacred site which also is a big part part of Asante history.

Old mosque in Kaole
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Kaole Ruins

Three miles to the east of Bagamoyo, on the coastline of the Indian Ocean, lies Kaole, a small town and archaeological site in Tanzania. The Kaole Ruins include the remains of a 13th century mosque.

Elmina Beach
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Elmina Town

On a narrow stretch of land between the Atlantic Ocean and the Benya Lagoon lies the enchanting and historical town of Elmina. Full of a mix of remnants of colonial architecture and olden shrines, Elmina is one of the oldest towns in Ghana and an important city in the nation's history.

Little town of Senya Beraku
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Fort Good Hope

Fort de Goede Hoop or Fort Good Hope was a trade place built by Dutch in 1704 on Gold Coast, near Senya Beraku. An interesting Unesco place to visit, while on your ‘history tour’.