Ghana·December 29 2023 - January 7 2024

Ghana / Tanzania Experience - Brooke Marshall

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

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Overview

If you have been curious about the Motherland and what it has to offer! LETS GO CHECK OUT GHANA & TANZANIA! Certified Africa has curated this transformative trip. You will experience intriguing adventure, authentic culture and some of the most beautiful beaches you've ever seen. You will also learn about the history of our ancestors who came through East Africa. ” Please Read Cancillation Policy at FAQ before booking. Join Certified Africa for this epic experience to West Africa & East Africa.

Highlights

Activity Level

Activity Level

Active

Transportation

Transportation

Transportation provided to all itinerary destinations

40ft Canopy Walkway

40ft Canopy Walkway

Enjoy this amazing adventure

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Enjoy sandbank hopping in the middle of the indian occean.

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 - Welcome

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

Settle in, relax and enjoy the new environment. 

Check out Accra nightlife. Recommendatrions will be made.

Tonight you will be hosted to welcome dinner.

Included

Dinner

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DAY 2

Traditional Welcome Ceremony & Local Cooking Experience

Today we will spend the day immersing ourselves into the culture by participating in a traditional welcome home ceremony and also enjoy a dinner at a great local food spot. Crown the day with some Ghanaian live band music.

There will be elders to offer prayers and perform some traditional rites to usher you into the land. 

You will also be given a Ghanaian name during the ceremony.

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.

You will also get the chance to visit some historic spots in the capital

• Visit to the independence square and Black star square, the most famous symbols of Ghana. Have a quick photo shoot here.

• Visit Makola market, the biggest and busiest market in Accra where you can shop beautiful African fabrics. There will be a seamstress on standby for custom outfits.

 • Visit the art and suvenir market for art and craft shopping, walk around, interact with artists, take pictures and enjoy a brief drumming session. 


Enjoy dinner at the Buka restaurant Osu Accra at own account and head to +233 Jazz and Grill for some Ghanaian live band music to complete the day's cultural experience. 

Included

Breakfast , Local Food Lunch

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DAY 3

New Years Eve Experience

Today you can enjoy a beautiful brunch in the city before bringing in the New Year later at night.

Potential Places

  • Brasa
  • Sandbox
  • Polo Club Restaurant & Lounge
  • Vine Accra Restaurant

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.

Some events are paid events and will be at your expense at th time based on preference.

Included

Breakfast

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DAY 4

Accra Historic City Tour

Today you will explore the capital city of Ghana. You will visit historic sites including 

• A visit to the National museum and Dubois Museum.

• 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

Enjoy lunch at Asanka Local Restaurant


Activity Level: Moderate and involves walking

Included

Breakfast

Lunch

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DAY 5

Cape Coast Slave Dungeons & Kakum National Park

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 ships.  

Afterwards, we will 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 later visit the Kakum National Park to do some hiking.  Kakum is a preserved rain forest with a canopy walkway that is suspended 30 meters above the ground on tree tops. It is made up of 7 bridges that extend a length of over 330 meters long.

 Get comfortable sneakers for the hike.

Tonight dinner will be at the Sky bar or Fat Fish Ghana at own account.

Included

Breakfast

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DAY 6

Depart To Zanzibar Island + Stone Town & Prison Island Tour

Welcome to Zanzibar

Airport pick up will be provided and you will be taken to your Hotel.  

You will then continue your day in the Capital city of Zanzibar in the Island of Unguja with a unique historic center Stone Town which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

This has amazing old ruin houses of the Ottoman Empire and strong huge doors that were used in the 1990’s. You will also learn about the history of the East African slave trade.

What to take: comfortable walking shoes and a hat and some money to buy souvenirs, spices or paintings or local parts.This tour will end with a boat ride from Stone town to Prison Island. This is where slaves were transported through but today houses some many fascinating giant tortoises.

Tonight you will experience the Forodhani Food Market and enjoy dinner at the Cape Town fish market restaurant.

Activity Level is Active and involves a boat ride to Prison Island.


Overnight is at the Maru Maru Hotel or Similar.

Included

Breakfast

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DAY 7

Full Day Safari Experience

Early morning pick-up from hotel + transfer to Zanzibar Airport

Domestic flight departure - arrival at Mikumi National Parkat 08.30

Start of safari game drive in the largest national park in Africa!

Mid-morning coffee/tea break

Authentic safari bush lunch, served at set tables

End of the tour.

Later in the evening flight back to Zanzibar Airport + transfer back to the hotel

Activit level is Modeate

Overnight is the Maru Maru Hotel


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DAY 8

Safari Blue Experience

You will be taken to Fumba from the hotel, and from there you will board on the traditional dhow boat to enjoy the magic of isolated sandbanks and rugged Island, the full day sailing around the Mangroves and snorkelling along some of the best coral reefs.

Safari blue is a full day boat trip on a traditional sailing boat, (Dhow). Safari blue explores the Menai bay conservation area which is home to two different species of dolphins: - the indoor-pacific humper-back and the bottlenose, you will also see different types of birds. 

Sail, snorkle, swim, sunbathe, explore, feast, dolphin watch among other fun activities.


Lunch is served on the Island enjoy a traditional beach-buffet with Sea food BBQ and tasting of exotic fruits.


What to take: A lot of sun cream, hats, swimming costume and towel, aqua shoes.

Activity Level is Active adn involved boarding a traditional Dhow boat.

Included

Breakfast, Sea Food Lunch, Fruits and Drinks(beers & soft)

Dinner

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DAY 9

Full day Resort Experience

Today you will spend the day a beautiful beach front all inclusive resort.

Enjoy the beautiful blue indian ocean while sipping some drinks of your choice.

Tonight you will be hostel to a memmorable birthday dinner.

Included

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

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DAY 10

Departure

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

You can do some last minute shopping today.

Nenda vizuri tutakutana tena (Go well! we shall meet again)


Included

Breakfast

What's Included

What's Included

Transportation

Accommodation

Guides

Entry Fees

Itinerary Activities

Selected Meals

Boat Rides

Safari

Flight to Safari

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

Cvid Test

Covid Quarantine

Flight between Countries

Trip Tips

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

Ghana * Jamrock Restaurant & Grill * AM PM * FatFish * Starbites Food & Drinks * Lord Of The Wings * Coco Lounge * The Gold Coast Restaurant & Cocktail Bar * Papaye Fast Foods * Captain Hook's Accra * Chop Shop * Sai Wine & Champagne Café * Breakfast to breakfast Zanzibar * House of Spices * Emerson on Hurumzi * Upendo * Loulou *.Cape Town Fish Market Zanzibar *. Zanzibar Coffee House

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

You will spend your stay the African Ragent Hotel, Maru Maru hotel and Royal Zanzibar Resort


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.

You are able to add on a United Airlines Flight to your package for each person for Ghana.

Ghana

✳︎ United Airlines

✳︎ Delta Airlines

✳︎ Emirates

✳︎ Brussels Airlines

✳︎ British Airways

✳︎ Ethiopian Airlines

✳︎ Royal Air Maroc

✳︎ Egypt Air

✳︎ KLM

Zanzibar

✳︎ Delta Airlines

✳︎ Kenya Airways

✳︎ Emirates Airlines

✳︎ Turkish Airlines 

✳︎ Qatar Airways

✳︎ Lufthansa

✳︎ Ethiopian Airlines

✳︎ Air France

✳︎ KLM

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Dates

December 29 2023 - January 7 2024

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