Precious Minerals Observatory is a direct response to the curiosity of individuals and groups who still wonders why Ghana, the beautiful and amazing country on the coast of West Africa and south of the Sahara, was named the "GOLD COAST" due to its huge depth of precious stones, out of all the countries of the world by the first European explorers (the Portuguese) to have arrived on this natural resources rich country at the turn of the 15th century.
The Precious Minerals Observatory package takes precious minerals collectors, admirers and enthusiasts on an extraordinary educational, observatory, exploratory and familiarization tours to ancient and contemporary mining sites, pits, towns, communities, companies, institutions and organizations. It present unique moments to satisfy your cravings for a real sight, touch and feel of gold, diamond, manganese and bauxite. This also includes visits to other extractive minerals industry locations such as salt, natural gas and oil.
As it is often said, "always better to bear personal experience or witness than to be told".
Come along with us on a journey through the unique geographical location at the center of the earth on the Greenwich meridian, where gold can be found even at the least expected places to understand and appreciate the name "Gold Coast" as Ghana was known before independence.
Ghana’s Gold: the land where gold can be found even at the least expected places
Indigenous Mining: intriguing means of entering and exiting the deep belly of the earth in search of gold
Indigenous Mining "galamsey": livelihoods that threatens environment, natural resources, biodiversity, ecology, wildlife, water bodies, flora and fauna
AngloGold Ashanti Mines: world’s largest and richest gold mines
On the basis of our Social Entrepreneurship philosophy, culture and principles, all the research, analysis, design, development and introduction of Precious Minerals Obervatory was motivated by the key push and pull factors listed below in fulfillment of our social, economic, humanitarian and environmental impacts, values, contract and commitments to host communities, local residents, Ghana and humanity in general.
- Facilitate to propel these rural and extremely poor, marginalized and deprived mining towns, communities or areas into domestic and international limelight, focus and attention
- It is also to compliment the tremendous efforts the government of Ghana is making through the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology and other civil society organization, institutions and agencies to prevent unregulated, unsafe or illegal mining (galamsey)
- Precious Minerals Expedition is expected to drive increased passions, enthusiasm, zeal and interest in farmlands, wildlife habitats, water bodies, environments, ecology, marine/ecosystems, biodiversity, wildlife, nature, flora, fauna, natural resources, Ghana's tropical rain forests and wetlands preservation, conservation, protection, restoration and responsibility
- Help to leverage local social and economic rejuvenation, introduce alternative sources of livelihoods opportunities, improvement or support, employment and job creation within mining towns, communities or areas to benefits indigenous, unregulated, unsafe and illegal miners (galamseyers), local residents and guard against the destructive degradation, depletion, pollution and dangers of unregulated, unsafe and illegal mining (galamsey)
- Part of our purpose driven strategies to elevate public education, storytelling, information dissemination, awareness raising and sensitization aimed to highlight the destruction and devastating effects including and not limited to degradation, depletion and pollution indigenous, unregulated, unsafe or illegal mining (galamsey) and other extractive industries such as natural gas and crude oil are having on farmlands, wildlife habitats, marine/ecosystems, water bodies, environments, biodiversity, wildlife, ecology, nature, flora, fauna, natural resources, Ghana's tropical rain forests, wetlands and cocoa industry
- Fully capture and contribute to expose the criminal, barbaric and inhumane child trafficking, labor, abuse and exploitation epidemic prevailing within indigenous, unregulated, unsafe and illegal mining (galamsey) towns, communities, areas and sites. Through this, Kra Travel (Integrated Solutions) aims to appeal and solicit for support to implement our alternative sources of livelihoods improvement/support and anti-human trafficking and migrants smuggling especially child trafficking prevention, protection and prosecution, victims support services and assistance initiatives and programs
The tipping point of the expeditions is the remarkable chance to witness or experience the indigenous way of exploration and extraction of gold and diamond from the belly of the earth or river beds, famously called "galamsey" in local parlance and the effect these activities have on wildlife habitats, water bodies, biodiversity, ecology, wildlife, marine/ecosystems, nature, environments, natural resources flora, fauna, tropical rain forests and wetlands.
Whilst on the expedition, you have the rarest opportunity to not only see or touch, but also purchase a little piece of pure and undulated precious minerals (Gold or Diamond) from the source of extraction as a trophy, souvenir, social confirmation, attestation or oriental ornaments collection of your visit and stay in Ghana.
Precious Minerals Observatory present excellent opportunities to participate in host community voluntary and purposeful cleaning, reforestation, reclamation and restoration of degraded, depleted and/or polluted wildlife, marine/ecosystems, tropical forests, ecology, biodiversity, natural resources, wildlife habitats, lands, water bodies, wetlands, environments, flora and fauna as a unique environmental and natural resources protection as the icing on cake.
This is our clarion call for all domestic and international ecotourists, wildlife habitats, water bodies, biodiversity, ecological, wildlife, marine/ecosystems, nature, environmental, natural resources flora, fauna, tropical rain forests and wetlands preservation, conservation, protection, restoration and responsibility, climate change and child rights campaigners, advocates and/or activists to stand-up to be counted by patronizing Precious Minerals Expedition.
Precious Minerals Observatory provides stunning moments to engage and follow your passions and interests in ecotourism, wildlife habitats, ecological, water bodies, marine/ecosystems, biodiversity, wildlife, nature, environmental, natural resources flora, fauna, tropical rain forests and wetlands preservation, conservation, protection, restoration and responsibility, climate change and child rights campaigns, advocacy and/or activism.
From USD$1,115 Per Customer
***Minimum: 7 Customers
***Less than 7 Customers: Price Negotiable
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- Airport transfer
- Tourist sites entry fee
- Transportation to/from tourist sites
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Kra Travel's itinerary isn’t the conventional or traditional itinerary, it absolutely represent a major paradigm shift. Instead of pre-selected sites or attractions by organizers, customers are allowed to fully engage and participate in this key touch point of the customer journey. The ultimate goal is to give full and extended meaning to the concept of experience co-creation.
It’s also a rare opportunity for customers to interact directly with team Kra Travel on best sites and attractions that suit their needs and expectations, and a unique space to begin honest discussions about customers’ needs, wants and expectations, believing that this helps to create a sense of ownership, commitment and how we build a pulsating experience together.
Kra Travel's itinerary concept is influenced by the following key factors:
Experience co-creation (personalization/customization and democratization): Dialogue with customers in the choice of sites and attractions within a package after booking or reservation, which helps to create symbiotic relationships, a sense of involvement and ownership that ultimately lead to higher levels of commitment and trust.
Spontaneity: Flexibility in choosing sites and attractions in real-time, changes the status quo by avoiding the traditional or conventional and static tour operator pre-selected sites and attractions approach.
Suspense: Attractions can be decided on the move increasing anxiety about the next surprise that ultimately generate that awesome and unique "WOW" effects.
In fulfillment of, and conformity with our itinerary strategy, philosophy and culture, collaborative brainstorming processes with customers will be organized for the choice of sites and attractions for each day of activities and experiences.
Breath-taking experiences to be selected from include but not limited to educational, familiarization, lobby, campaign or activism visit to contemporary and historical gold mining and other extractive minerals companies, businesses, institutions, organizations and indigenous or illegal mining "galamsey" sites, shafts, tunnels and communities. These include regulatory bodies such as Ghana chamber of mines, Ghana minerals commission, precious minerals marketing company, international mining icons such as AngloGold Ashanti, Prestea gold mines, Tarkwa gold mines, Akwatia diamond mines, Nsuta manganese mines, Awaso bauxite mines, Pambros salt, Ghana oil and gas company, Cape Three Point, local, native and indigenous extractive and mining “galamsey” sites, towns and communities
Other meticulously earmarked diverse authentic iconic, serene and exotic places that come in handy, fascinating and irresistible options will also be made available during the collaborative brainstorming processes with customers.
Day one (1): Arrival, airport or bus terminal courtesies, transfer to accommodation facility, optional brief icebreaker or social, intercultural and diversity unwinding if time permits, retire to bed.
Day two (2): Briefing and exchange of pleasantries, questions and answers time, travel to selected sites and attractions for start of the day's activities, optional evening social, intercultural and diversity unwinding depending on time availability, retire to bed.
Day three (3): Briefing and exchange of pleasantries, questions and answers time, tour begins with visit to agreed attractions, return to base, submission of comments, complaints and/or compliments, general reflections on the day’s activities, optional evening social, intercultural and diversity unwinding depending on time availability, retire to bed.
Day four (4): Briefing and exchange of pleasantries, questions and answers time, visiting of agreed attractions continues, return to base, submission of comments, complaints and/or compliments, general reflections on the day’s activities, optional evening social, intercultural and diversity unwinding depending on time availability, retire to bed.
Day five (5): Briefing and exchange of pleasantries, questions and answers time, touring of agreed attractions continues, return to base, submission of comments, complaints and/or compliments, general reflections on the day’s activities, optional evening social, intercultural and diversity unwinding depending on time availability, retire to bed.
Day six (6): Briefing and exchange of pleasantries, questions and answers time, wind-up activities including catch-ups, return to Accra if applicable, accommodation check-in, optional evening social, intercultural and diversity unwinding depending on time availability, retire to bed.
Day seven (7): Briefing and exchange of pleasantries, questions and answers time, minor tours within Accra, collection of general feedback and reflections on experience and impact of activities, debriefing, transfer to airport, final social, intercultural and diversity unwinding if time permits and departure.