Ghana·August 13 - 18 2023

A Journey to the Motherland - Wanda

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Overview

It's time to visit the Motherland and connect with your heritage and culture! Certified Africa provides a unique travel experience that connects black travelers to movers and shakers on the African Continent. It makes sense that while traveling the world, you also create valuable connections. We want you to travel, enjoy the nightlife, have an exchange of culture, establish relationships, create memories and introduce you to business opportunities and entrepreneurs in Africa. Learn how your skills and business ideas can be resourceful on the continent. It's time to travel the world, expand your global network, explore your roots, and create memories you won't forget. Enjoy the biggest and best parties that Accra has to offer! Please read cancellation policy under FAQ before booking. And Purchase travel insurance immidiately after booking. Join Certified Africa for an epic experience that will connect you to influencers, entrepreneurs, artists and creatives making major money moves on the continent.

Highlights

Activity Level

Activity Level

Active

Transportation

Transportation

Transportation provided to all itinerary destinations

Hosts

Certified Africa

Certified Africa

Certified Africa

Certified Africa is the leading source to book all-in-one private and group travel experiences to the African continent, authentically learn about Africa and explore cultural heritage, lifestyle, and business/investment opportunities in Africa. Certified Africa simplifies travel to Africa and offers travel experiences in multiple African destinations including, but not limited to Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, and Egypt.

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Schedule

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DAY 1

Akwaaba

Today, you arrived in the motherland.  You will be picked up by our team at the Airport  the Certified Africa way.  

Settle in, relax and enjoy the new environment. 


Cost Per Person: $100 usd

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DAY 2

Traditional Welcome Home Ceremony & Cooking Experience

Today we will immerse ourselves into the culture by participating in a traditional welcome home ceremony to welcome you back into the motherland. 

There will be elders to offer prayers and perform some traditional rites to usher you into the land. At this same ceremony, you will receive your Ghanaian name.

We will have the opportunity to dance along with the cultural dancers as we celebrate our return to the motherland.

You will also participate in a cook and eat session of  local Ghanaian dishes.

You will also learn how to make batik, one of the most popular fabrics in West Africa. You’ll leave with your very own, handmade batik creation, styled and designed by you.

Our seamstress will be on standby to take measurements for those who want outfits made. 

This day involves some walking so come prepared.


Cost Per Person: $350 usd

Included

Local Food Lunch

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DAY 3

Historic City Tour - Accra 360

Today you will explore the capital city of Ghana. You will visit historic sites including 

• A visit to the National mausoleum.

• Visit to the independence square and Black star square, the most famous symbols of Ghana.  

• Visit Makola market, the biggest and busiest market in Accra where you can shop beautiful African fabrics.

 • Visit the local art market for art and craft shopping, walk around, interact with artists and enjoy the beautiful Ghanaian art.

Make a stop at the W.E.B Dubois museum before at the james town bukom arena.

You will get the chance to try some signature authentic street foods and snacks if interested.


Cost Per Person: $375 usd

Included

Lunch

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DAY 4

Culture And Heritage Tour Kumasi

Today you will take a day experience in on of Ghana's richest regions in culture. Early Morning Flight to Kumasi.  

  • Visit the Birthplace of Famous Bonwire Kente Village.
  • Try your hand at thread spinning and and weaving, or shop for your own exotic cloth.
  • Take a cocoa farm tour
  • Continue to Ntonso Adinkra Symbolism Village
  • Take your Adinkra Symbols stamping
  • Visit Manhyia Palace, King prempeh meseum and Okomfo Anokye Sword sites
  • Take late flight back to Accra.


Cost Per Person: $500 usd

Included

Lunch

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DAY 5

Cape Coast Slave Dungeons & Assin Manso

Today, we journey to the central region to visit the Cape Coast slave castle where it all began.   We will experience the horror of the dungeons where  slaves were kept to await the ships.  After, we will pass through the "door of no return"  where slaves exited and left their homeland. Today, the "door of no return" has been commemorated as the "door of return" to await the descendants of those who were forcefully taken. We will have a door of return ceremony here to mark the emancipation of enslaved people of African descent.


We will later visit Assin Manso a river where our ancestors were taken for there last bathe before being sold into slavery. 

Activity Level: Moderate


Cost Per Person: $375 usd

Included

Lunch

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DAY 6

Departure

Today, you depart from the motherland, but not for long.

Nante yiye!  Yɛbɛhyia bio (Go well! we shall meet again).

You can do some last minute shopping today before your flight.

What's Included

What's Included

Transportation

Accommodation

Guides

Entry Fees

Itinerary Activities

Meals in Itinerary

Support Team

Boat ride

All Ceremonies

Activities not on the itinerary

Meals not indicated on the itinerary

Tips and gratuities for Staff, Guides, and Drivers

Travel Medical Insurance

Visa

International Flight

Trip Tips

Ghana Quick Facts

Ghana Quick Facts

The Capital: Accra Population: 30 million Size: 238,535 sq km (92,098.9 sq miles) Major Religion: Christianity Main Languages: Twi & English Climate: Tropical Dialing Code: +233 Emergency Numbers: 191 (Police) 192/999 (Fire) 193 (Ambulance) Currency: Ghanaian Cedi Symbols: GH¢ Central Bank: Bank of Ghana Currency Sub-Units: Pesewa = 1/100 of a Cedi Denominations: GH₵ 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 Coins: 1p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50 p, GH₵1

Visa Requirements for Ghana

Visa Requirements for Ghana

Ghana requires visa for USA passport holders. There is Visa on arrival for 200 usd. Process of optaining visa is shared in booking confirmation.

Vaccination Requirements

Vaccination Requirements

Covid-19 and Yellow fever vaccinations are required to enter into Ghana for USA passport holders. Yellow fever vaccine can be taken on arrival for 20usd.

Night Out Spots

Night Out Spots

Polo beach club Bloom bar Vine lounge Kona Café & grill Twist Night Club Republic Bar & Grill Twist Lounge Purple Bar +233 Jazz Bar & Grill Honeysuckle Plot 7 nightclub Carbon Nightclub Club Onyx Firefly nightclub Luxe Lounge & Nightclub Sky Bar La pleasure beach Oasis Pool & Shisha Lounge El Padrino Lounge Republic bar & grill Honeysuckle Rockstone’s Office Afrikiko Area bar Garage lounge & bar The backyard Front and back Accra Sunset lounge AC Tantra Exhale lounge

Food & Drinks Spots

Food & Drinks Spots

Santoku Mokas Restaurant Jamrock Restaurant & Grill Chix-N-Ribs AM PM FatFish Kozo Starbites Food & Drinks Lord Of The Wings Buka Restaurant Coco Lounge The Gold Coast Restaurant & Cocktail Bar MARS restaurant Breakfast Kwae Papaye Fast Foods Captain Hook's Accra Barcelos Chop Shop Chez Afrique Ridge Condos Sweet Gardens Sai Wine & Champagne Café Brasa Bondai Restaurant & Bar Polo beach club Sandbox

Reviews

RichardMorris

WOW!!!!!! Let's just say, it would be very difficult to verbalize how great our trip was as a result of booking with Certified Africa. My wife and I are avid travelers, touching 16 countries so far. We usually create our own itinerary and almost ALWAYS focus on hanging with locals to gain the most intimate and organic experiences possible. Nonetheless, this was our 15-year Anniversary trip and thought it would be a great idea to allow someone else to plan the trip and sit back and enjoy it. With only an introduction call to discuss some must haves and our set budget, Certified Africa DELIVERED!!!!!!!! Creating a custom itinerary that blew our minds and expectations. We have already begun planning our Tanzania and Zanzibar trip for 2022. From me and my beautiful wife to you........What are you waiting for????????????? Book your next trip to the Motherland with the only travel company we feel comfortable recommending, Certified Africa! Richard and Raquel

Richard & Raquel Morris

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You'll Be Staying Here

Accra Stay

Accra Stay

Pleasurable and memorable stay in Accra

You will be staying at a 5 star hotel in Accra. Kempinski Hotel or similar

FAQs

All flight payments are non refundable. You have 48 hours from the time of booking to cancel a travel experience for a refund minus an administrative fee. After 48hours, the travel experience deposit - and all future payments - are non-refundable.  We highly recommend you purchase a comprehensive travel insurance policy that includes trip cancellation coverage. After booking, select a travel insurance option that includes a "Cancel for Any Reason" option to cover your non-refundable travel experience and/or flight. Trip cancellation insurance is the only means of receiving reimbursement for non-refundable expenses should you cancel your trip for any reason, whether voluntarily or as a result of Certified Africa's actions.


If you are unable to travel for some reason and you cannot apply a travel insurance cancellation policy, the transfer of your travel experience booking to another person is available.


Transfers of flight arrangements are not available. 


At the discretion of Certified Africa, some or all of your monies paid for your travel experience may be credited towards a future travel experience or booking.

As a courtesy, we offer payment plans for our trips. Your monthly payments start the following month after booking on the same day you paid your deposit. A monthly payment of the minimum amount due is required each month via debit. You may contact us to change your payment date after booking prior to 72 hours of your payment date. Our system sends courtesy reminders about your upcoming payment but you are responsible for ensuring your payment is successful and your card is up to date. If your payment is declined we will attempt 2 consecutive days.  After a 3rd failed attempt you charged an interest fee.


As of January 1, 2020, all payment plans require monthly automated payments to be debited from your credit/debit card.  Manual payments where clients can log in and pay at their leisure can no longer be supported. At any time, you may contact our office to pay in full.

These are some airlines that our travelers have used in the past. Please note that we do not have any personal connection to any of these airlines.


✳︎ United Airlines

✳︎ Delta Airlines

✳︎ Emirates

✳︎ Brussels Airlines

✳︎ British Airways

✳︎ Ethiopian Airlines

✳︎ Royal Air Maroc

✳︎ Egypt Air

✳︎ KLM

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