Ghana·December 23 2023 - January 2 2024

Experience Ghana 2023 - Carla

Imagine bringing in the New Year in the Motherland! #goals

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Overview

Imagine bringing in the New Year in the Motherland! #goals 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. 

Tonight we will have a Welcome dinner to welcome you into the country.


 You can enjoy nightlife as you wish. 

Included

Breakfast

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DAY 2

Traditional Welcome Home & Naming Ceremony

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. 

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

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

Enjoy Nightlife the way you want. We can recommend some places based on preference.  

Included

Breakfast , Local Food Lunch

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DAY 3

Takoradi Masquerade Carnival (Ankos Festival)

Today, we journey to the western region of Ghana to experience the Takoradi Masquerade Carnival (Ankos festival).

This is an annual event usually celebrated in Takoradi on 25th December.

Alternatively, you can also attend the Fancy Dress festival and join the celebration among masqueraders in Winneba in gthe central region of Ghana.


Activity level: Active and involves lots of walking and dancing.

Included

Breakfast

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DAY 4

Beach & Relaxation

Today wake up to a beautiful sunny day. After breakfast you can head to the beach and dip your feet and or body in the ocean.

Spend some time enjoying the ocean before headiung back to your hotel.

Included

Breakfast

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DAY 5

Nzulezu Stilt Village

Today you will explore the town sitting on water. You will take a canoe ride through the lush Amansuri wetlands to the stilt village of Nzulezu.

Prepare to walk approximately 150m to the wooden walkway to board the rafts.

Spend the rest of the day as you wish.


Activity level: Active and will ride in a small boat to village. 

Included

Breakfast

Lunch

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DAY 6

Busua Beach Resort

Enjoy a morning walk along the beach. Watch the fishermen bringing the morning catch before departing to the Busua beach resort to spend the rest of the day relaxing by the ocean or potentially enjoying a deep in the ocean.

Included

Breakfast

Lunch

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DAY 7

Free Day

Today is a free day and you can use as you wish. You an spend some time checking out the local community or just enjoying the ocean.

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DAY 8

Historic City Tour - Accra 360

Today you will head back to Accra early morning after breakfast. Upon arrival you will explore the capital city a little bit. You will visit historic sites including 

• W.E.B. Dubois center or the Ghana National museum based on which one you have already visited.

• 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, take pictures or enjoy the beautiful Ghanaian art. 

 • Walk around James Town, community and see some of the oldest buildings from the post-colonial era

• Explore some local snacks and street foods

Included

Breakfast & Street food tasting

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DAY 9

CA Cooking Experience & NYE

Today you will participate in a cook and eat session of some local Ghanaian dishes.

We will recommend specific New Year's Eve event you can attend for the new years eve depending on your preference at the time.

As the time approaches events are announced and will be shared at the time.


Included

Breakfast

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DAY 10

Nkyinkyim Museum & Ada Experience

Today you will heard out of the capital to have a good time, learn and relax.

First Stop

Nkyinkyim Museum one of the biggest outdoor museums in Ghana.


Second Stop

Aqua Safari Resort 

* We'll catch a boat ride on the Volta River to about four islands.  The Volta River is the largest man made lake in the world by surface area. 

* Local drink tasting

* Swimming  

* Beach volley

* Beach soccer

* Indoor games like badminton, scrabble, board


Add-ons at a fee

* Jet Ski

* Horse ride

* Fly board & Jet Lev

You will enjoy a nice lunch and continue having a good time.

Included

Breakfast

Lunch

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DAY 11

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.

Included

Breakfast

What's Included

What's Included

Transportation

Accommodation

Guides

Entry Fees

Itinerary Activities

Meals in Itinerary

Support Team

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

Packages

Single Occupancy

You will have your own room for the duration of the trip. (Price per person)

FROM$3,900.00/pp

Double Occupancy

Room will be shared with another participant of same sex, unless you are a couple. Roommate matching is available. (Price is per person).

FROM$3,300.00/pp

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.

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

5 Star Accomodation

5 Star Accomodation

Pleasurable and memorable stay in Accra

You will be staying at the 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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Dates

December 23 2023 - January 2 2024

FROM$3300/pp

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