ARE YOU READY FOR AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE In Ghana: Accra + Coastal region?
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$1,850 Double Occupancy
Once you have arrived at Kotoka International airport you will go through all formalities and after you have come out from the immigration you will be met by a guide. Should it be that your flight arrives at night there will be snacks awaiting to fill any stomach which is empty. We will get on our bus and drive straight to our hotel for the night. We would not spend much time on briefings and allow you to check-in and settle in for the night. We will have welcome drinks in the evening where we get to meet our in-country trip leaders as well as everyone on this trip with us.
We will spend the entire day exploring Accra. We will visit Independence Square, the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum which is the final resting place of the first president of Ghana. We will also visit the Makola market. We will have a tour of the historical James town. We will have lunch and proceed to W.E.B Du Bois Memorial Centre which is a Pan-African Culture is a memorial place, a research facility. We will also learn about the American sociologist, socialist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author, writer, and editor Du Bois. In the evening, after dinner, we will be at the Afrochella concert.
We will drive to the community of Tsokome. Today we will visit the Densu Estuary. We will go on a dugout canoe ride to the village of Faana, a settlement with over 400 residents trapped in-between the sea and the Densu River. The settlements is about to myths and superstitions. To live on the island, one must confirm not to give birth or dies. During the tour, we will learn about the history of the settlements. We get back to our hotel to relax and have dinner, preparing for Afrochella Concert in the evening.
We will have breakfast and depart heading west into the Central Region of Ghana. En route, we will visit the Assin Manso Slave Market. This is the final and the last point of the slaves before they travel through the virgin forest for 3 weeks to the castles and are shipped to the unknown world. After the tour, we will have lunch and proceed to Cape Coast. On arrival at Cape Coast, we will check in our accommodation and visit the Cape Coast castle. We will stay the night at Cape Coast. Depending on how we feel, we will go out to see the nightlife in Cape Coast where we go out for a live band music concert.
We will go on the next step of our journey. Today we will visit the Kakum National Park, one of the few existing canopies walkways in the world. We will have a canopy walk and after the tour of the rainforest, we will head to Elmina, Ghana’s topmost historical destination. In Elmina, we will visit the Elmina Castle, the oldest European building in existence below the Sahara, the fort Jago, and the salt mining village. Today we will do a reverential walk or return from the dungeons to the forecourt of the Elmina Castle and through the town pass the ancient historical buildings. Later in the day, we will go for a cruise tour on the Benya mangroves before heading back to our hotel for the night.
We will spend time in the morning on the top view of the Bridge House where we will have an awesome time seeing the local fishermen sailing back into the lagoon and port of Elmina. Today we will take time to learn about some of the historical and very old buildings of Elmina during the days of slavery. There will be an immersion into the culture and the tradition of the people of Ghana. Back to your root means you are back home and to your people. According to our culture, people are given names based on the day they are born. Today we will visit the chief palace where we pay homage to the chief and his elders. We will learn about the true traditions and culture of the people before the arrival of the Europeans. There will be a naming ceremony and we will be given our root names. After the ceremony, we will visit homes and communities to see the way of life of the people and have a deeper insight of our tradition. Later in the day, we will be engaged in an African drumming and dancing workshop.
We will have a full day of rest and relaxation. Later in the day, we will visit one of the few projects we support in Ghana. Signing up on this trip makes you a part of our supporters making an impact in the lives of people in Ghana. You will also have the chance to explore on your own on that day.
We will drive to Kumasi. We will visit the Manhyia Palace which is the seat of the King of the Ashanti Empire where we will be portrayed to the rich culture of this powerful kingdom and its people. We will visit the cultural center, the sword monument of Okomfo Anokye, the Kumasi Fort, and the Kejetia market, West Africa’s busiest and largest open-air market. Kumasi is a vibrant city and we will go down the street into some of the local pups tonight and witness nightlife in the Garden City of Ghana.
Shortly after breakfast we will pack and depart to Accra. En route, we will visit the Bonwire Kente Village. We will learn about the different types of Kente cloths and their significance to Ghanaian culture. From here we will proceed to Accra where we check in our accommodation. In the evening, we will have a buffet dinner to congratulate ourselves for taking this trip and sharing our experience and how this trip is made an impact on us. Later in the evening, we will have a wonderful group party.
Based on your departure time, we will drop you off in time so you can catch your flight without much stress. Cut off time & Drop off shuttle time to be negotiated with the hotel.