Ghana·December 20 2023 - January 2 2024

Experience Ghana & Egypt - Smith

Explore the sights and beayty of Ghana & Egypt, and immerse yourself in the culture of this incredible country.

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Overview

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.

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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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DAY 1

Akwaaba - Welcome

Today, you arrived in the motherland.  You will be picked up by our team at the Airport  and taken to your hotel. 

Settle in, relax and enjoy the new environment. 

Later tonight you can experience Accra nightlife.


Included

Dinner

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DAY 2

Traditional Welcome / Naming Ceremony & Local Food Cooking Session

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

Historic City Tour & Chocolate Tasting Experience

Today you will explore the capital city of Ghana and also take part in making world class chocolates from cocoa produced in Ghana.

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.

  1. Participate in every step of our bean to bar chocolate making process
  2. Enjoy a full chocolate tasting experience of our full range of chocolates
  3. Learn more about the history of cocoa & chocolate in Ghana
  4. Indulge in some fine wine paired with some fine chocolates
  5. Break and relax during our high tea picnic lunch
  6. Complete the experience with chocolate and strawberries for dessert
  7. Set your own chocolate to take home

 You will visit historic sites including 

  1. A visit to the National mausoleum and W.E.B Dubois Center.
  2. Visit to the independence square and Black star square, the most famous symbols of Ghana 
  3. Visit Makola market, the biggest and busiest market in Accra where you can shop beautiful African fabrics
  4. Visit the local art market for art and craft shopping, walk around, interact with artists, take pictures or enjoy the beautiful Ghanaian art.
Included

Breakfast & Street food tasting

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DAY 4

Cape Coast Slave Dungeons & Assin Manso (Last bath)

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. 

Included

Breakfast & Lunch

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DAY 5

Free Day

Today is a free day and you can use for relaxation  or can take ssome optional experiences that can be recommended on ground.

Included

Breakfast

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DAY 6

The Ashanti Kingdom

Today, you will catch an early morning flight to Kumasi to explore the Ashanti Kingdom. 

  • Learn about the origin of the famous Kente cloth at the Bonwire Kente Village.
  • Try your hand at thread spinning and weaving, or shop for your own exotic cloth.
  • Take a tour of a cocoa farm
  • Adinkra Symbols stamping
  • Visit the following sites
  • Ntonso Adinkra Symbolism Village
  • Manhyia Palace 
  • King Prempeh museum 
  • Okomfo Anokye Sword site

Take a late flight back to Accra. Enjoy the nightlife as you wish.


Activity level is active.  Attire is any Comfortable clothing 

Included

Breakfast

Lunch

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DAY 7

Depart Ghana to Cairo

Welcome to  Egypt. Airport pick up will be provided at the Cairo International Airport and taken to your Hotel.  

Settle in and enjoy the new environment.

Included

All inclusive

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DAY 8

Egyptian Pyramids & Museum

There is no doubt that the pyramids are on top of the bucket list of millions of people all over the world. This will be made a reality today. Your guide will take you on a history journey about the Egyptian Pharaohs, gods, goddesses and mythology and mummification. Your private Egyptologist guide will be happy to answer all your questions and explain all the history and the mystery of the pyramids. 

You will have full time to do some activities such as entry to the chambers and visiting the sun boat museum. Follow your guide steps to visit the Sphinx and the valley temple. 

Enjoy an interesting excursion to the Egyptian museum. You will be captivated by the most famous and largest art collection in the world.

 The treasures found in king Tutankhamun tomb are the top attractions among the exhibits. Your private guide will explain the highlights and give you the chance to have some private free time to explore more of the museum and you will then visit the royal mummy room. The room contains the mummies of great kings and queens of Ancient Egypt.

Camel riding will be from the side of Sahara desert to get the best view of the pyramid with it. Also there will be an ooption to do the sunset motor quad by the pyramids as well.

Included

Breakfast

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DAY 9

Nile Cruise , The Philae Temple & High Dam

Today you will check out early from the hotel to fly to the city of Aswan. It is one of the most beautiful cities in the world to visit the temple of the Goddess Isis (goddess of love) to enjoy the most beautiful location of Aswan. You will then be driven to the project of the century (THE HIGH DAM) and finally before heading to the cruise the visit of the UNFINISHED OBELISK. 

Later check into one of the 5 stars Nile Cruises to enjoy the relaxing time on board.

In the afternoon we will take you to live one of the unbelievable experience of the Nubian village and the felucca on the nile (sailing boat) with another chance to ride the camel by the Nile and get involved with the Nubian comunity. 

5 Star Nile Cruise is (M/S Esmeralda cruise or M/S Le Fayan cruise or similar)

Included

Breakfast

Dinner

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DAY 10

Nile Cruise

Sailing on the Nile enjoying the scenery and the contrast between Sahara Desert and the Valley of the Nile and over night at the city of Edfu to visit the most intact temple in Egypt dedicated for the god Hours (The Falcon).

Included

Breakfast

Dinner

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DAY 11

Nile Cruise & Aswan

Early morning, you will visit the most important temple in Aswan and in upper Egypt.

The temple of Abu simbel by Ramses II is the largest cut temple in the rocks, and later the visit of the temple of KOM OMBO. 

The  temple for both Horus (the falcon) and Sobek (the crocodile) in Kom Ombo.

5 Star Nile Cruise is (M/S Esmeralda cruise or M/S Le Fayan cruise or similar)

Included

Breakfast

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DAY 12

The valley of the kings & Luxor

The Valley of the Kings, the mortuary temple of queen Hatshbsut and the colossi of Memnon are all located on the West side of Luxor. Start with the kings’ valley; your guide will explain the most important stories of the place with his recommendation of the best tombs to visit. 

Next, explore the mortuary temple of queen Hatshbsut. Your guide will explain the history of the temple before giving you free time to explore the temple yourself and spend some time taking pictures of the highlights. 

Finally, stop at the colossi of Memnon. Then visit Karnak and Luxor temples in the East.

Included

Breakfast

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DAY 13

Free Day / Optional Private Tours

Today is a free day and you can decide what to do. You can take an optional tour of your choosing. 

Recommenations will be made.

Included

Breakfast

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DAY 14

Departure

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

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

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Activities not on the itinerary

Meals not indicated on the itinerary

Tips and gratuities for Staff, Guides, and Drivers

Travel Medical Insurance

Visa

Flights

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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You'll Be Staying Here

Accomodations of Stay

Accomodations of Stay

Accomodations of Stay or Similar

Ghana Stay - African Regent Hotel

Egypt Stay - Steigenberger Pyramid Hotel

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

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