Jamestown Culture & History

ACR 133-401
  • Guided tour through Jamestown
  • Homecooked traditional meal with family
  • Insight into fishing industry with local women
Program Overview
Country: Ghana
Depart: 04/02/2017 0900
Return: 04/02/2017 1630
Duration: Full-Day
Difficulty: Easy
Capacity: Min 15 / Max 30
Program Fee
$139 (early booking: $136)

Start out the day by heading to Jamestown, Ghana’s oldest suburb. Set on the coast of downtown Accra, Jamestown boasts a fascinating history and vibrant local community. Learn about the local fishing industry with the first visit to the woman who brought a better way to preserve fish, known as “smoking”. Listen to her stories of the fishing community and how this knowledge has been shared. After the fishermen bring in the days catch, join the women as they sing to the shore with their saucepan. Return to the smoke house to start preserving the fish with these energetic women.

Continue through the busy streets of Jamestown with a local guide, learning the history of the area from the slave trade and up to the present day. Receive a warm welcome at the home of the guide’s family, as the group begins cooking lunch. Through the preparation of “kenkey with pepper sauce and fish,” learn more about their daily life. When the meal is ready, join hands to eat lunch in the Ghanaian cultural way. Say a final goodbye to your new family before heading back to the ship

Meals Included

  • Lunch