Visit the Motherland and connect with your heritage and culture through art and cultural exhibitions for Chale WoteVIEW DATES
It's time to visit Motherland and connect with your heritage and culture! 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! Join Certified Africa for an epic experience that will connect you to influencers, entrepreneurs, artists and creatives.
Transportation provided to all itinerary destinations
Culturally rich welcome & Naming ceremony
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Today, you arrive in the motherland. You will be picked up at the Airport and taken to your hotel.
Settle in, relax and enjoy the new environment.
Check out Accra nightlife if you are up to it.
Today we will spend the day immersing ourselves into the culture by participating in a traditional welcome home ceremony.
There will be elders to offer prayers and perform some traditional rites to usher you into the land.
You will also be given a Ghanaian name during the ceremony.
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 cooking session of local Ghanaian dishes.
Visit Makola market, the biggest and busiest market in Accra where you can shop for beautiful African fabrics. There will be a seamstress on standby for custom outfit measurements.
Enjoy dinner at the Buka restaurant Osu Accra and head to +233 Jazz and Grill for some Ghanaian live band music to complete the day's cultural experience.
Local Food Lunch
Today we will explore the capital city Accra.
You will also get the chance to visit some historic spots in the capital
• Visit to the Black star square, the most famous symbol of Ghana. Have a quick photo shoot here.
• Walk around James Town, community and see some of the oldest buildings from the post-colonial era. You will also make a stop at the James town lighthouse.
• Visit the art and souvenir market for art and craft shopping, walk around, interact with artists, take pictures and enjoy a brief drumming session.
On free days you call the shots on how you spend the day. Chalet Wote will have many events you can participate in on this day.
Alternatively, here are some other options to look into. Please check to book in advance.
* Chocolate tasting Experience. Recommended.
* Quad Biking in the Mountains at ATV Aburi
* Shai Hills adventure
* Safari Valley experience
* Legon Botanical Gardens
* A1 Raceway
You may decide to go shopping at the biggest mall in the city or go swimming in the Atlantic Ocean. For those who enjoy arts, you may want to check out some of the city's best galleries or some of the events for Chale wote.
Later in the evening, you can check out the La pleasure beach.
After enjoying your breakfast, you will check out Chale Wote festival the buggest Art and cultural festival in West Africa.
The festival brings together amazing artist, musicians, fashion desighners etc.
The festival sees spontaneous performances by dancers, drummers, cyclists, skaters, and a flash mob of patrons.
Also muskets, brass bands, and hiplife and Afropop music is usually on display.
Later at night you can check out some of Accra's hottest spots for nightlife.
Today, we journey to the central region to visit the Slave river and Cape Coast slave dungeons where it all began.
Assin Manso Slave Camp is a pure historical site where you will learn about our ancestors who were taken through the camp for their last bath before they were taken to the slave forts. This is a sacred site where people believe the spirits of many ancestors reside and can be felt.
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. You will go through the door of return to mark the emancipation of enslaved people of African descent.
We will later visit the Kakum National Park. Kakum is a preserved rain forest with a canopy walkway that is suspended 30 meters above the ground on tree tops. You have excercise your courage by walking accross the walk way accross the forest.
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.
Meals in Itinerary
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Tips and gratuities for Staff, Guides, and Drivers
Travel Medical Insurance
You will have your own room for the duration of the trip. (Price per person)
Room will be shared with another participant of same sex, unless you are a couple. Roommate matching is available. (Price is per person).
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
* Bloombar * Front and back accra * Kona Café & grill * Twist Night Club * Republic Bar & Grill * Twist Lounge * Purple Bar * +233 Jazz Bar & Grill * Honeysuckle * Plotseven * Carbon Nightclub * Osu Oxford Street * Sky Bar * Kozo * AM PM * La pleasure beach * Oasis Pool & Shisha Lounge * Potbelly Shack
* Jamrock Restaurant & Grill * Chix-N-Ribs * AM PM * FatFish * Starbites Food & Drinks * Lord Of The Wings * Buka Restaurant * Coco Lounge * The Gold Coast Restaurant & Cocktail Bar * Asanka Local International Chop Bar * Asaase Pa Vegan Restaurant and Products * Burger and Relish (Osu) * Papaye Fast Foods * Captain Hook's Accra * Barcelos * ChopShop * Chez Afrique * Ike's Grill and Cafe * Ridge Condos * Sweet Gardens * Sai Wine & Champagne Café * Breakfast to breakfast
Ghana requires visa for USA passport holders. There is Visa on arrival for 150 usd. Process of optaining visa is shared in booking confirmation.
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.
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
The hotel accomodation will be a good 4 star and close to the airport and also close to all the fovorite spots in the capital.
You have 48 hours from the time of booking to cancel a travel experience for a full refund. 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 that includes a "Cancel for Any Reason" option to cover your non-refundable travel experience.
Life happens, if you are unable to travel for some reason and you cannot apply a travel insurance cancellation policy, the transfer of your booking to another person is available.
At the discretion of Certified Africa, some or all of your monies paid may be credited towards a future travel experience or booking.
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
✳︎ Brussels Airlines
✳︎ British Airways
✳︎ Ethiopian Airlines
✳︎ Royal Air Maroc
✳︎ Egypt Air
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