Ghana·October 1 - 14 2023
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It's time to visit the Motherland and connect with your heritage and culture! 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! Please read cancellation policy under FAQ before booking. And Purchase travel insurance immidiately after booking. Join Certified Africa for an epic experience that will connect you to influencers, entrepreneurs, artists and creatives making major money moves on the continent.
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 by our team at the Airport. Will be supported for the day to get acquainted to our new environment.
Settle in, relax and enjoy the new environment.
You can enjoy nightlife as you wish.
Cost is Per Person is $180
Today we will immerse ourselves into the culture by participating in a traditional welcome home ceremony to welcome you to Ghana and to the Motherland for first timers.
There will be chiefs and traditional leaders to offer prayers and perform some traditional rites to usher you into the land.
You will also partake in a naming ceremony where you recieve your day name.
We will have the opportunity to dance along with the cultural dancers as we celebrate your return to the motherland.
You will also participate in a cooking session of some local Ghanaian dishes.
Our seamstress and tailor will be on standby to take measurements for those who want outfits made.
Accra nightlife awaits you.
Cost Per Person: $350 usd
Today you will explore the capital city of Ghana. You will visit historic sites including
• A visit to the National mausoleum.
• 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 and enjoy the beautiful Ghanaian art.
• 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.
Cost Per Person: $375 usd
First Stop: Assin Manso Sacred River
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 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.
Second Stop: Cape Coast Dungeons
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.
There will be a special door of return ceremony here to mark the emancipation of enslaved people of African descent.
Cost Per Person: $375 usd
You can also take other optional tours as will be recommended.
Cost will be determined by tour choice
Chocolate Tasting Experience
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.
Visit Gallery 57 one of the leading contemporary art spaces in West Africa. View exciting exhibitions with works by contemporary African artists.
Cost Per Person: $250 usd
Today, you will catch an early morning flight to Kumasi to explore the Ashanti Kingdom.
Take a late flight back to Accra. Enjoy the nightlife as you wish.
Activity level is moderate. Attire: Comfortable clothing
Cost Per Person: $500 usd
Today, you will take a short plane ride to the Northern part of Ghana.This is the largest Region in Ghana and very rich in culture and tradition.
You will make some stops at places like the red clay studios, the savannah center for contemporary arts ad local markets.
You will then take the rest of the day to learn how shea-butter is made my local women in the north. You will have first hand experience from how they pick the nuts to how they get the butter and all the processes involved. Shea-butter mostly come from the Northern part of Ghana is done by women groups in the North.
This will be an experience to cherish for a lifetime.
This is a two days experience.
Cost Per Person: $600 usd
Today you will explore the town sitting on water. You will take a canoe ride through the lush Amansuri wetlands to the stilt village of Nzulezu. Prepare to walk approximately 150m to the wooden walkway to board the rafts.
Also spend some time visiting some old forts and hometown of the first president of Ghana.
Activity level: Active and will ride in a small boat to the village.
Cost Per Person: $400 usd
Today you will heard out of the capital to have a good time, learn and relax.
Nkyinkyim Museum one of the biggest outdoor museums in Ghana. This unique experience helps to heal and regain spiritual strength and to pay respect to the ancestors.
Aqua Safari Resort
We will then proceed to the Aqua Safari Resort.
* We'll catch a boat ride on the Volta River and explore some nearby islands and the estuary.
* Beach games
* Indoor games like badminton, scrabble, board
Add-ons at a fee
* Jet Ski
* Horse ride
* Fly board & Jet Lev
Cost Per Person: $350 usd
Today we will have a typical Ghanaian village experience. This is for those who like to get away from the business of city life.
We will visit Fort Frederiksborg built by the Danes as an attack station against Cape coast slave castle.
We will then journey on foot to Cape-3-Point Lighthouse which is considered one of the closest landmarks to the center of the earth.
We will take sometime to engage in a social impact project with Jodeb Foundation. We will make donations to children in the rural villages of Princess Town and Akatakyie.
Activity Level: Active and bring sneakers for walking
Cost Per Person: $350 usd
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.
Cost Per Person: $180 usd
Day 1: Airport-Dakar
Diass international airport Blaise Diagne arrival.
Airport assistance and pick up to your accommodation is provided. Distribution of bottles of mineral water and refreshing napkins.
Transfer to Medina to visit the craft village of Soumbédioune.
The artisanal village of Soumbédioune is one of the best places for the creation and exhibition of local crafts. Today, about 2,000 craftsmen are active in several fields, including leatherwork, pottery, jewelry, weaving, bookbinding, basketry. We can enjoy a folkloric welcome.
Lunch spot to check out is the La Fourchette restaurant.
Day 2: Dakar - Goree Island
Departure to the hotel for the Gorée pier to take a ferry that will take us to the island
of Gorée. Upon arrival in Gorée, we can also enjoy a folkloric welcome from the Signares.
We will then stroll through its colonial streets and visit the slave house-museum, where slaves were gathered, selected, and locked up while they awaited shipment to the other side of the Atlantic.
Optional: Sand blasted painting classes
Gorée, island of memory but also artistic refuge. We will finish the trip by
visiting a sand painting workshop. You will receive a display of how sand arts are done which is very fascinating.
Optional Experience: Cooking classes of local dishes (Complimentary)
Lunch spot to check out is a private villa in the island.
Day 3: Dakar City tour
We begin a city tour of Dakar, the Senegalese capital. Each of its neighborhoods is different and can be explored with pleasure on foot or by cab. This dizzying city is composed of the elegance and the bustle of the people. We’ll make a visit that will permit us to discover the colonial remains of what was the capital of French Africa: the Presidential palace, the Independence Place, the chamber of commerce, Kermel market, Museum of Black Civilizations, monument of the African renaissance, Masalikoul Jinane Mosque (Built to the glory of Sheikh Ahmadou Bamba (founder of Mouridism), Massalikoul jinane culminates at 75 meters high, 80 if you count the pinnacle of the great minaret. "There is first of all a global Islamic tradition of gigantism to mark the space and give places of convergence to Muslims. Continuation to a chic district named ‘Almadies’.
Day 4: Pink Lake
Today, we will discover the Lake Retba, better known as pink lake, the last stage of the world-famous Paris-Dakar rally.
Drive in the famous Pink lake 4x4 for the last stage of the famous Dakar Rally.
There will be an otional camel and Sand Quad rides available here.
Lunch spot to check out is under a Khaimah tent in front of the beach.
Day 5: Bandia Reserve
Depart to the Bandia Reserve a natural park located about 30 minutes from the station of Saly Portudal, a microsystem in which you can see a myriad of trees and most important fauna of West Africa (buffaloes, gazelles, giraffes, rhinos, ostriches, baboons and up to twenty different species).
Refreshments at the Bandia Reserve restaurant next tob the lagoon from where we will contemplate crocodiles, monkeys and a variety of birds.
You can have lunch in a private area of the reserve's restaurant.
Day 6 - Departure
Transfer to Diass airport.
Accomodations will be a good 4 star and above.
Cost per person for double occupancy: $2750
Meals indicated on itinerary
Tips and gratuities for Staff, Guides, and Drivers
Travel Medical Insurance
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
Ghana requires visa for USA passport holders. There is Visa on arrival for 200 usd. Process of optaining visa is shared in booking confirmation. Reach out regarding visa on arrival.
Covid-19 and Yellow fever vaccinations are required to enter into Ghana for USA passport holders. Yellow fever vaccine can be taken on arrival for 20usd.
Bloom bar Exhale lounge Kona Café & grill Twist Night Club Republic Bar & Grill Twist Lounge Purple Bar +233 Jazz Bar & Grill Plot 7 nightclub Club Onyx Firefly nightclub Luxe Lounge & Nightclub Sky Bar La pleasure beach Oasis Pool & Shisha Lounge El Padrino Lounge Republic bar & grill Honeysuckle Rockstone’s Office Afrikiko Area bar Garage lounge & bar The backyard Front and back Accra Sunset lounge AC Tantra
Jamrock Restaurant & Grill Chix-N-Ribs AM PM FatFish Kozo 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 Papaye Fast Foods Captain Hook's Accra Barcelos Chop Shop Chez Afrique Ridge Condos Sweet Gardens Sai Wine & Champagne Café Brasa Bondai Restaurant & Bar Polo club Restaurant Sandbox El Padrino
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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These are some airlines that our travelers have used in the past. You can book your united flight to Ghana through Certified Africa at a discount due to our current partnership.
✳︎ United Airlines
✳︎ Delta Airlines
✳︎ Brussels Airlines
✳︎ British Airways
✳︎ Ethiopian Airlines
✳︎ Royal Air Maroc
✳︎ Egypt Air
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