Ghana·December 27 2023 - January 3 2024

New Year's in Ghana Experience - Kalisha

Imagine bringing in the New Year in the Motherland! #goals

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Overview

Imagine bringing in the New Year in the Motherland! #goals 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.

Highlights

Activity Level

Activity Level

Active

Transportation

Transportation

Transportation provided to all itinerary destinations

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

Today, you arrived in the motherland.  You will be picked up by our team at the Airport  the Certified Africa way.  

Settle in, relax and enjoy the new environment. 

Tonight we will have a Welcome dinner to welcome you into the country.


 You can enjoy nightlife as you wish. 

Included

Dinner

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DAY 2

Traditional Welcome Home Ceremony & Cooking Experience

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. At this same ceremony, you will receive your Ghanaian name.

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. 

Included

Breakfast , Local Food Lunch

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DAY 3

Free Day/Afrochella /Afronation

On free days you call the shots on how you spend the day. For the Afrochella lovers you can venture out on your on to enjoy the festival.

Once tickets are out, we will send you the festival link for ticket purchase if interested.


Activity Level: Moderate

Included

Breakfast

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DAY 4

The Eastern Adventure

First Stop At: Aburi Botanical Gardens


The Aburi Botanical Gardens are a beautiful place full of flowers and trees and a great place to relax. More than 100 years have passed since it opened. This Garden features unique trees and flowers, as well as their origins, botanical names, and local medical uses. It's also a great place to take pictures. 


Second Stop At: Boti Falls & Umbrella Rock 


Our journey today takes us to the Eastern region of Ghana, away from the capital.

Akuapem mountains are home to the beautiful twin Boti waterfalls. 

You will have to walk and climb through mountains and caves to see the Umbrella Rock, which takes about 45 minutes. A three-headed palm tree, believed by the locals to be one of the oldest in Boti, can also be seen there. 

NB: The hike to the umbrella rock is long, mountainous, and difficult, so be prepared. Alternatively, you can just prepare for the water fall.


Activity Level: Very Active and involves walking and climbing of hills.


Included

Breakfast

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DAY 5

A Journey Down Memmory Lane

In Ghana, Cape Coast Castle is one of the largest castles built by the Portuguese. Portuguese traders built a trade lodge on the Gold Coast, later known as the Cape Coast, in 1555 as a trading post.

We are headed to Cape Coast slave castle today, the place where it all began. During your visit, you will experience the horrors of dungeons where our ancestors waited for their ships. Our journey will culminate by passing through the "door of no return" where they left the Motherland. In commemoration of those who were taken, today's "door of no return" is now the "door of return". 

The door of return ceremony we have prepared for you is a symbol of your symbolic return as a descendant of our ancestors who were taken against their will.


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

Included

Breakfast

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DAY 6

The Ada Experience

Today we will visit Ada to have some fun and relax.

Activities

* We'll catch a boat cruise on the Volta River while exploring some islands.  The Volta River is the largest man made lake in the world by surface area. 

* Local liquor tasting

* Swimming  

* Beach games

* Indoor games like badminton, scrabble and other board games


Add-ons at a fee

* Jet Ski

* Horse ride

* Fly board & Jet Lev

Enjoy a nice lunch and continue having a good time.

Included

Breakfast

Lunch

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DAY 7

Historic City Tour

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

• A visit to the Kwame Nkrumah 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, 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

.• Check out some well known neighborhoods in the city

• Explore some local snacks and street foods


Activity Level: Moderate and involves walking

Included

Breakfast & Street food tasting

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DAY 8

Departure

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

Nante yiye!  Yɛbɛhyia bio (Go well! we shall meet again).

Check out is usually 12 pm. You can do some last minute shopping today before your flight.

Included

Breakfast

What's Included

What's Included

Transportation

Accommodation

Guides

Entry Fees

Itinerary Activities

Meals in Itinerary

Support Team

Boat ride

All Ceremonies

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

Packages

Single Occupancy

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

FROM$3,200.00/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$2,500.00/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

Visa Requirements for Ghana

Visa Requirements for Ghana

Ghana requires visa for USA passport holders. There is Visa on arrival for 200 usd. Process of optaining visa is shared in booking confirmation.

Vaccination Requirements

Vaccination Requirements

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.

Night Out Spots

Night Out Spots

Polo beach club Bloom bar Vine lounge Kona Café & grill Twist Night Club Republic Bar & Grill Twist Lounge Purple Bar +233 Jazz Bar & Grill Honeysuckle Plot 7 nightclub Carbon 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 Exhale lounge

Food & Drinks Spots

Food & Drinks Spots

Santoku Mokas Restaurant 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 MARS restaurant Breakfast Kwae 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 beach club Sandbox

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

Accra Stay

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You will be staying at the African Regent Hotel or Similar.

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

December 27 2023 - January 3 2024

FROM$2500/pp

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