Ghana·July 29 - August 5 2023

Experience Ghana with Our Black Ancestry

Imagine dipping your foot in the ocean in the Motherland! # goals

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Overview

Imagine dipping your foot in the ocean 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! 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

Welcome Dinner

Welcome Dinner

Special Certified Africa Welcome Dinner Included

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. 

Enjoy nightlife if you wish

Included

Dinner

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DAY 2

Traditional Welcome Home Ceremony & Cook and Eat Palava

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.

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

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

Slave Dungeons & "Reverential Night"

Today, we journey to the central region to partake in Panafest . We will begin from the slave dungeons where it all began.  First we will visit the Elmina Castle, first established as a trade settlement, then later became one of the most important stops on the route of the Atlantic Slave Trade. This a solemn eperience. 

Afterwards, we will visit the Cape Coast Castle and go through the "door of no return"  where slaves exited and left their homeland never to return. 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 say a prayer for our ancestors and lay a wreath.

Later in the evening you will take part in a candle light procession through the streets of Cape Coast and a vigil to remember our ancestors who perrished during the slave trade. 

Emancipation day will be declared afterwards.


Overnight will be in Cape Coast

Included

Breakfast

Lunch

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DAY 4

Emancipation Day

Today we will visit the Assin Manso slave river to begin the emancipation day. 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.

There will be a beautiful and culturally rich durbar of traditional chiefs and people to crown the emancipation day.


Overnight stay will be in Cape Coast

Included

Breakfast

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DAY 5

Free Day

On free days you call the shots on how you spend the day.  

Here are some options to look into. Please check to book in advance.

* Chocolate tasting at 57 Chocolate 

* 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.

Don't forget to try one of Accra's staple dishes Banku and Tilapia accompanied by a bottle of chilled Orijin a made in Ghana beer.

Included

Breakfast

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DAY 6

Ada Experience

Today you will vexplore Ada to have some fun and also relax.

Activities

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

This will take you on an adventure to different Islands with different activities.

* Swimming  

* Beach games

* Indoor games like badminton, scrabble, board

* Lunch buffet 

Add-ons at a fee

* Jet Ski

* Horse ride

* Fly board & Jet Lev

Tonight is your last night in Ghana and can enjoy as you wish.

Included

Breakfast

Lunch

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DAY 7

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

Covid- 19 testing

Covid -19 Quarantine

Packages

Single Occupancy

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

FROM$3,200.00/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$2,600.00/pp

Child Rooming with 2 Adults

FROM$2,500.00/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

Night Out Spots

Night Out Spots

* 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

 Food & Drinks Spots

Food & Drinks Spots

* 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

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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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

July 29 - August 5 2023

FROM$2500/pp

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