Cape Coast, Ghana

The seaside town of Cape Coast is one of Ghana’s most historical sites and one of the most popular tourist areas in the country. Our volunteer programs in Cape Coast include orphanage work, teaching, health care, and HIV/AIDS.

Cape Coast is located 165 kilometers west of Accra on the Gulf of Guinea. The drive from Accra to Cape Coast is about two hours, depending on traffic leaving Accra. Cape Coast is the capital of the Central Region and was the center of British Administration until 1877 when the capital was moved to Accra. Most of the oldest and best schools in Ghana are in Cape Coast.

Most tourists in Ghana visit the Cape Coast Castle, a former slave castle and one of the country’s best-organized historical museums. The castle was originally controlled by the Portuguese, Swedes, Danes, and Dutch, before the British took over. With each occupation, the castle was enlarged both in terms of slave exporting capacity and military defense. The museum is informative in a variety of ways regarding tribal culture and slavery. Although a daunting subject, it is well worth the visit regarding learning the history of slave culture in this region.

Kakum National Park was established in 1932 and officially opened to the public in 1994. The 357km national park is comprised of mostly undisturbed virgin rainforest. Excellent walking tours (and a canopy walkway) through the forest provide the opportunity to see much of Ghana’s indigenous plant life, as well as rare butterflies and birds.

Dates:  Available year-round. You choose the start and end dates.

Program Fees

  • 1 Week: $995
  • 2 Weeks: $1,150
  • 3 Weeks: $1,300
  • 4 Weeks: $1,450
  • (After 4th week, add $150 per extra week)

What’s Included

  • Volunteer Placement
  • Meals & Accommodations
  • Airport Pickup & Drop-Off
  • 24-hour Support
  • Orientation in Ghana
  • Handbook for Ghana
  • Pre-trip Guidance & Support
  • Assistance with Visa Process
  • Drop-off at Program Site
  • Introduction to Host Family
  • Guidance with Extra Sightseeing
  • Cosmic Volunteers T-shirt
  • Certificate of Participation
  • An experience that will last a lifetime!

(Not Included: Flights, Insurance, Visas)

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