Ghana·October 4 - 10 2022

The Ghana Cultural Experience - Carolyn's Group

Embrace the charm, warmth and beauty of the Motherland! # goals

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Overview

Imagine taking a break to explore an exhilarating atmosphere and immersing yourself in the diverse cultures of 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

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 arrive in the motherland. Our team will be stationed at the Airport  to welcome you the Certified Africa way.  

Settle in, relax and enjoy the new environment. 

Tonight you will be hosted to a welcome dinner..

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



Overnight at the Golden Tulip Accra Hotel

Included

Dinner

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DAY 2

Traditional Welcome Home & Naming Ceremony. Cook and Eat with Local Family

Today we will immerse ourselves into creative expressions of Ghanaian culture by participating in a traditional welcome home and naming ceremony to welcome you back to the motherland. 

Traditional elders  will consult the ancestors by prayer and perform some traditional rites to usher you into the land. 

We will have the opportunity to dance to some spiritual Ghanaian beats and rhythms along with cultural dancers as we celebrate your 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 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. 

Enjoy Nightlife the way you want. We can recommend some places based on preference.  


Overnight at the Golden Tulip Accra Hotel

Included

Breakfast

Local Food Lunch

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DAY 3

Historic City Tour - Accra 360

Today you will explore and delve into Accra's rich history with an unforgettable cultural tour of the capital city of Ghana. You will visit historic sites including; 

.  A visit to the James Town Lighthouse, Cleland Road, Accra Ghana. 

• 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

.• Pass through some well known neighborhoods in the city

• Explore some local snacks and street food

Included

Street Food Tasting

Breakfast

Lunch

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DAY 4

Cape Coast Slave Dungeons & Kakum National Park

Today, we journey to the central region to learn about the slave trade and visit former slave castles and forts along the Gulf of Guinea. We will experience the horror of the dungeons where  slaves were kept to await their 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 to immerse ourselves in nature and see wildlife.


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

Included

Breakfast

Snacks

Not Included

Lunch

free

DAY 5

Free Day

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

You may decide to go shopping at the biggest mall in the city or go swimming in the Atlantic Ocean.  For those who enjoy arts, you may want to check out some of the city's best galleries.

Don't forget to try one of Accra's staple dishes Banku and Tilapia accompanied by a bottle of chilled Orijin a made in Ghana beer.


 Meals Provided: Breakfast

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DAY 6

Ada 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.

Included

Breakfast

Lunch

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DAY 7

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.




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$3,300.00/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$2,700.00/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

Night Out Spots

Night Out Spots

* 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

 Food & Drinks Spots

Food & Drinks Spots

* Jamrock Restaurant & Grill * Chix-N-Ribs * AM PM * FatFish * 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 * Burger and Relish (Osu) * Papaye Fast Foods * Captain Hook's Accra * Barcelos * ChopShop * Chez Afrique * Ike's Grill and Cafe * Ridge Condos * Sweet Gardens * Sai Wine & Champagne Café * Breakfast to breakfast

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

Golden Tulip Accra Hotel or Similar

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You will be staying at the Golden Tulip Accra Hotel or similar. This is based on time experience is booked.

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

October 4 - 10 2022

FROM$2700/pp

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