Ghana·December 2 - 10 2023
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Imagine dipping your foot in the ocean in the Motherland! 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.
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.
Today, you arrived in the motherland. You will be picked up by our team at the Airport. They should be in a Certified Africa Shirt.
Settle in, relax and enjoy the new environment.
You can enjoy nightlife as you wish Its friday !
Today we will immerse ourselves into the culture by participating in a traditional welcome home ceremony to welcome you to Ghana and to the Motherland for first timers.
There will be chiefs and traditional leaders to offer prayers and perform some traditional rites to usher you into the land.
You will also partake in a naming ceremony where you recieve your Ghanaian name.
We will have the opportunity to dance along with the cultural dancers as we celebrate your return to the motherland.
Our seamstress and tailor will be on standby to take measurements for those who want outfits made.
Accra nightlife awaits you.
Wake up to a beautiful African morning and enjoy an amazing breakfast.
Take the day to unwind from all the hustle a bustle. Relax poolside or head to the beach to relax beach side.
The goal is to get restored for the adventure ahead.
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.
• Walk around James Town, community and see some of the oldest buildings from the post-colonial era
.• Check out some well known neighborhoods in the city and catch some street pop ups if lucky.
• Explore some signature local snacks and street foods
Enjoy Accra Nightlife
Breakfast & Street food tasting
First Stop: Aburi Gardens
Aburi Botanical Gardens is a beautiful place full of trees and flowers and a quite place for relaxation. It was opened over 100 years of ago. In the Garden you will see unique trees and flowers and know it origins, botanical names and its local medical uses. This is also a great place for good photography.
Second Stop: Boti Falls & Umbrella Rock
Enjoy the beautiful twin Boti waterfall flowing from the Akuapem mountains.
Prepare your sneakers to walk and climb through the mountains and caves to see the Umbrella Rock which is about 45 minutes walking and hiking. While there you will also get to see the wonderful palm tree, a three headed palm tree that is believed to be one of the oldest in Boti by the locals.
NB: The walk to the umbrella rock is a long, mountainous and difficult one so come prepared. Or you can just prepare for the water fall.
This will be an experience you wont foget.
One of Ghana's best - kept secrets is the cacao and chocolate industry. Ghana is the 2nd largest supplier of cacao in the world. Indulge in some of the world’s best chocolate in the heart of Accra and satisfy your sweet tooth. Learn about the history of the chocolate industry in Ghana and the process behind making some of the finest chocolate.
They take the finest ingredients, utilise the best of technology infused with creative culinary arts and genuine love to create rich, smooth, melt-in-the-mouth uniquely flavoured chocolate.
Participate in every step of our bean to bar chocolate making process
Enjoy a full chocolate tasting experience of our full range of chocolates
Learn more about the history of cocoa & chocolate in Ghana
Indulge in some fine wine paired with some fine chocolates
Break and relax during our high tea picnic lunch
Complete the experience with chocolate and strawberries for dessert
Set your own chocolate to take home
Enjoy the rest of the day as you wish and enjoy some nightlife.
First Stop: Assin Manso Sacred River
Assin Manso served as a slave market and the place where the slaves had their last bath. After sorting the slaves, the ones that were considered fit were sent to the forts along the coast where they were locked up in the dungeons before being transported across the Atlantic to a foreign land.
This site has been preserved as a sacred place of remembrance of our ancestors.
Second Stop: Cape Coast Dungeons
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.
There will have a door of return ceremony here to mark the emancipation of enslaved people of African descent.
Today is a beautiful day in Accra. Soon you will depart the motherland. You can take today to do any last minute shopping for souvenirs.
The rest of the day spend using as you wish.
Tonight is your last day to enjoy Accra nightlife.
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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Meals not indicated on the itinerary
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
Ghana requires visa for USA passport holders. There is Visa on arrival for 200 usd. Process of optaining visa is shared in booking confirmation. Reach out regarding visa on arrival.
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.
Bloom bar Exhale lounge Kona Café & grill Twist Night Club Republic Bar & Grill Twist Lounge Purple Bar +233 Jazz Bar & Grill Plot 7 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
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 Asanka Local International Chop Bar Asaase Pa Vegan Restaurant and Products 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 club Restaurant Sandbox El Padrino
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
Accomodations are a 4 star option.
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.
These are some airlines that our travelers have used in the past. You can book your united flight to Ghana through Certified Africa at a discount due to our current partnership.
✳︎ United Airlines
✳︎ Delta Airlines
✳︎ Brussels Airlines
✳︎ British Airways
✳︎ Ethiopian Airlines
✳︎ Royal Air Maroc
✳︎ Egypt Air
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