Ghana·December 27 2023 - January 3 2024
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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, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Togo, Benin, Mauritius and Egypt.
The Kinect is a travel group with a lens on connecting those across the diaspora to the motherland spanning all 54 countries within it. With intentionally curated experiences, The Kinect exists to make travel to Africa seamless, experiential and ultimately unforgettable. It is our hope that those we bring to these sacred waters, will reach back and feel compelled to invite others to come back home!
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.
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.
Breakfast , Local Food Lunch
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
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.
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
Today we will visit Ada to have some fun and relax.
* 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
* 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.
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
Breakfast & Street food tasting
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.
Meals in Itinerary
Activities not on the itinerary
Meals not indicated on the itinerary
Tips and gratuities for Staff, Guides, and Drivers
Travel Medical Insurance
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).
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.
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.
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
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
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
Pleasurable and memorable stay in Accra
You will be staying at the African Regent Hotel or Similar.
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.
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
✳︎ Brussels Airlines
✳︎ British Airways
✳︎ Ethiopian Airlines
✳︎ Royal Air Maroc
✳︎ Egypt Air
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Ghana· December 27 2023 - January 3 2024· 7 nights