Ghana·December 26 2024 - January 9 2025
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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.
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.
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 a welcome dinner.
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.
Breakfast , Local Food Lunch
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
• Learn how to make batik, one of the most popular fabrics in West Africa. You’ll leave with your very own, handmade batik creation, styled and designed by you.
• Explore some local snacks and street foods
Activity Level: Moderate and involves walking
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.
Activity Level: Moderate
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.
First Stop At: Aburi Botanical Gardens
Aburi Botanical Gardens is a beautiful place full of trees and flowers and a quite place for relaxation. It was opened over 100 years of ago. In the Garden you will see unique trees and flowers and know it origins, botanical names and its local medical uses. This is also a great place for good photography.
Second Stop At: Boti Falls & Umbrella Rock
Today, we journey out of the capital to the Eastern region of Ghana.
Enjoy the beautiful twin Boti waterfall flowing from the Akuapem mountains.
Prepare your sneakers to walk and climb through the mountains and caves to see the Umbrella Rock which is about 45 minutes walking and hiking. While there you will also get to see the wonderful palm tree, a three headed palm tree that is believed to be one of the oldest in Boti by the locals.
NB: The walk to the umbrella rock is very active so come prepared. Or you can just prepare for the waterfall.
Activity Level: Very Active and involves walking and climbing of hills.
Today you will head to a nearby village to serve and make donations to the community.
This will be an impactful experience you will cherish.
The rest of the day can used for last minute shopping and relaxation.
Welcome to Zanzibar, located in East Africa! Airport pick up will be provided and you will be taken to your Hotel.
Settle in and enjoy the new environment. Tonight you will experience the Forodhani Food Market.
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
This tour provides you with the opportunity to find out why Zanzibar is known as the “Spice Island”. Your tour guide will walk you through the spice farms where you will not only see, smell but also taste a variety of spices and learn how they are grown. This was one of the world’s largest producers of cardamom, cloves and nutmeg in the 19th century.
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.
This tour will end with a boat ride from Stone town to Prison Island. This is where slaves were transported through. What to take: comfortable walking shoes and a hat and some money to buy souvenirs, spices or paintings or local parts.
This boat trip offers the best experience of Coral reefs in the world. You will head to Mnemba Island for snorkelling. This is an island purchased by Bill Gates.
Fruits and soft drinks will be provided in the boat.
For every snorkeller the coral garden is home to many species of aquarium fish
and stunning soft and hard coral. A snorkel guide is also in the water pointing
out anything of interest. Life jackets and Snorkel gears will be provided. And for those who cannot swim, you will be supported.
What to take: A lot of sun cream, hats, swimming costume and towel.
Take today for yourself and enjoy the beautiful resort. Have a spa treatment, one you wont forget.
Take a dive in the ocean or the different pools on the property while sipping on your favorite drink.
Tonight you will be hostel to a beautiful and memmorable birthday dinner.
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.
Breakfast, Sea Food Lunch, Fruits and Drinks(beers & soft)
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.
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)
Flight to Safari
Special Birthday Dinner
Activities not on the itinerary
Meals not indicated on the itinerary
Tips and gratuities for Staff, Guides, and Drivers
Travel Medical Insurance
All Flights not specified as included
You will have your own room for the duration of the trip. (Price per person)
Room will be shared with another participant of same sex, unless you are a couple. Roommate matching is available. (Price is per person).
* 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
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
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
You will be staying at Lancaster Accra Hotel, Golden Tuliup Zanzibar Airport and Royal Zanzibar Berach Resort.
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.
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Transfers of flight arrangements are not available.
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You are able to add on a United Airlines Flight to your package for each person for Ghana.
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