Ghana·July 14 - 27 2024

Experience The Motherland - Ghana & SA

Explore the sights and beayty of Ghana and 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.

Highlights

Activity Level

Activity Level

Active

Transportation

Transportation

Transportation provided to all itinerary destinations

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Door of No Return

Experience the door od no return.

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Pyramids

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

Welcome To The Motherland - SA

Welcome to the beautiful rainbow nation. Airport pick up will be provided and you will be taken to your hotel.

Included

Breakfast

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DAY 2

Johannesburg Tour

Today you will be hosted to a Johannesburg historic city tour. You will visit the Constitutional Hill and the Apartheid Museums and learn about the black South African struggles.

Check out Johaneseburg nightlife later in thye evening.

Included

Breakfast

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DAY 3

Soweto Experience

Today you will explore the historic city of Soweto.

We'll head to Hector Petersen Site, Maponya Tonwship Mall, Vilakazi Street (Mandela and Tutu House) and finish off at the Soweto Twin Towers. 

Included

Half Board

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DAY 4

Cape Town City Tour + Table Mountain

Today you will fly to the wine city of Cape Town.

Our drive to the city centre takes us past famous landmarks such as the Castle of Good Hope built in 1666 by the Dutch East India Company and City Hall, a baroque building and the Grand Parade. As we follow the city’s main thoroughfare, Adderley Street, we will see St. George’s Cathedral, the Anglican Diocese of Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu. We will pass the Company Gardens and the Malay Quarter [also known as the Bo-Kaap] which means "Above Cape" because of its location up against the slopes of Table Mountain.

You will be offered the option of continuing to Table Mountain, where you can ascend to the top [weather permitting] by the revolving cable car. Here, you'll see wildflowers and the famous silver tree, and marvel at a birds-eye view of the city and its beaches. On a clear day it is even possible to see Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned on one side and Cape Point on the other


• City Tour 45 min

• Signal Hill 45 min Including Photo Opportunities

• Table Mountain 2Hrs Including Photo Opportunities

Included

Half Board

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DAY 5

Cape Point / Peninsula Tour

Your journey to Cape Point takes you along the scenic Atlantic seaboard coastal road. You pass the pristine beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay with their soft white sand and azure blue water. The formidable 12 Apostles Peaks rise above

the road on one side, while sheer cliffs and incredible rock formations drop into the icy Atlantic Ocean on the other side. There is no doubt the coast of the Cape Peninsula offers magnificent scenery with its great biodiversity.

We arrive at the quaint fishing village of Hout Bay with its imposing Sentinel where you go on boat trip to Seal Island.

You can continue with your tour over Chapman’s Peak which offers amazing photo opportunities, and onto the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Cape Point. This area is home to magnificent ‘fynbos’, many species of buck and birds, the Cape Mountain Zebra, and mischievous baboons. Enjoy splendid views of False Bay. Take the funicular to the lighthouse for an even better vantage point of the two Oceans.

Included

All inclusive

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DAY 6

Winelands Tour in Franchoek

Our drive today will include the country's principal wine routes of Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, with a stop en route for lunch (for own account). Our day starts with a visit to Paarl where you will be struck by the beauty of the Valley, the pristine blue sky, the rolling vineyards and the Pearl of Paarl set high above the valley. Paarl made headlines when President Mandela was released from the Groot Drakenstein prison (formerly known as Victor Verster prison), on the outskirts of the town, to freedom and the start of the new South Africa. We enjoy a wine tasting and cellar tour at one of the local estates. From Paarl, we'll continue north-west to the beautiful village of Franschhoek, near the Drakenstein Mountains founded in 1688 by French immigrants fleeing the Huguenot religious persecution in Europe.


A memorial in the town commemorates the arrival of these early settlers who helped develop the wines sought after by Napoleon, Bismarck and royalty such as Edward VII, the Prince of Wales. Here we will stop for lunch (for own account) and another wine tasting at a vineyard. We'll then head to Stellenbosch, the second oldest town in South Africa and the historic heart of the country's wine region.

Enjoy a final wine tasting before returning to Cape Town.

• Stellenbosch Central & 1 x Wine tasting Including Photo Opportunities – 3hrs

• Paarl 1 x Wine-tasting Including Photo Opportunities – 1hr

Franschhoek Master Tasting – 1hr & 30min Including Photo Opportunities.

Gala Dinner will be at Gold Restaurant Guests at GOLD Restaurant cannot help but be swept up in the excitement of archetypal African stories told through our live entertainment. This includes praise singing to welcome you, Mali puppetry, and dancing to the rhythms of the marimba percussion and djembe drums. As community is everything in traditional African culture, at the end of the  evening, all the staff voluntarily join in the festivities. It is their way of coming together as a family, to celebrate with you, and to wish you well until you we see you again. Feel the heartbeat of Africa with our pre-dinner interactive djembe drumming session every evening at 18:30.

Included

All Inclusive

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DAY 7

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 8

Depart South Africa To Ghana

Today, you arrived in Ghana.  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

Breakfast

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DAY 9

Traditional Welcome Home Ceremony & Cook 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 10

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 11

Shai Hills Reserve & Cedi's Bead Factory

Today, you will do some hiking and enjoy mother nature at the Shai hills reserve.

Shai Hills Resource Reserve was established in 1962 with area of 47 square kilometres which was later extended to 47 square kilometres in 1973. 

The reserve is home to many species of birds, monkeys, baboons, antelopes and bat caves. The reserve also houses fenced ostrich, snakes and zebras.

You will have the opportunity to hike to the hill top where you will enjoy the freshness of mother nature and view the breathtaking Accra plains. Enjoy some rock scrambling in the process as well.

On your way to the city make a stop at the Cedi’s beads factory to observe the intriguing centuries old process of bead making from start to finish.

Enjoy the rest of your day as you wish.

Included

Breakfast

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DAY 12

Free Day

Today is a free day you can use to relax and prepare for tomorrows experience.

Included

Breakfast

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DAY 13

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 14

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

Internal Flight

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

Camel Rides

Packages

Single Occupancy

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

FROM$5,900.00/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$4,950.00/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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