Ghana·December 26 2022 - January 2 2023

NYE in the Motherland ( N.D.) -8 days

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! 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

Welcome Dinner

Welcome Dinner

Special Certified Africa Welcome Dinner Included

Hosts

Certified Africa

Certified Africa

Certified Africa

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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 our special Welcome dinner with some Ghanaian invites and returnees.

We will dine, network and dance in preparation for the journey ahead. 

 

Meals Provided: Dinner

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DAY 2

Historic City Tour - Accra 360

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. We will have a mini photo shoot here. 

• 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. 

 • 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

Included

Breakfast & Street food tasting

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DAY 3

Business & Investment Meeting + Afrochella

We want you to travel, experience Ghana's culture, establish relationships, and create memories, but we also want you to have a stake in the places you visit. 
Today, the team will visit and learn about accessing Ghana's business and investment opportunities in Ghana at the Ghana Investment Promotion Center.

From there you quickly change and head straight to Afrochella if you have tickets. Tickets also sell at the gates but may be a little more expensive.

For those not going for Afrochella you can use the day as you wish and we can make recommendations based on interest.


Included

Breakfast

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DAY 4

Free Day + Afrochella

On free days you call the shots on how you spend the day.  

Here are some options to look into. Please check to book in advance.

* Chocolate tasting at 57 Chocolate 

* Quad Biking in the Mountains at ATV Aburi

* Shai Hills adventure

* Safari Valley experience

* Legon Botanical Gardens

* A1 Raceway

* Beach

* Afrochella Festival - Tickets required

This year Afrochella embarks on another year of celebrating African culture, with the theme for 2022 being "Afrofuturism." This term was created to explore the developing intersection of cultural aesthetic, philosophy of science, and philosophy of history as it relates to the African Diaspora. During this year's events, Afrochella will bring "Afrofuturism" to life through fashion, food, art and music.

Included

Breakfast

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DAY 5

Traditional Welcome Home Ceremony & Cook and Eat Palava

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. 

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. We can recommend some places based on preference. 

Included

Breakfast , Local Food Lunch

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DAY 6

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 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 the Kakum National Park.  Kakum is a preserved rain forest with a canopy walkway that is suspended 30 meters above the ground on tree tops. 


Meals Provided: Breakfast

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DAY 7

Resort Experience

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

Activities

* We'll catch a boat ride on the Volta River to about four islands.  The Volta River is the largest man made lake in the world by surface area. 

* Local drink tasting

* Swimming  

* Beach volley

* Beach soccer

* Indoor games like badminton, scrabble, board


Add-ons at a fee

* Jet Ski

* Horse ride

* Fly board & Jet Lev

You will enjoy a nice lunch and continue having a good time.


Meals Provided: Breakfast


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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).

You can do some last minute shopping today.

 

Meals Provided: Breakfast Only

What's Included

What's Included

Transportation

Accommodation

Guides

Entry Fees

Itinerary Activities

Meals in Itinerary

Support Team

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$3,875.00/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$2,875.00/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 150 usd. Process of optaining visa is shared in booking confirmation. Reach out regarding visa on arrival.

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

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

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 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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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.

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 26 2022 - January 2 2023

FROM$2875/pp

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