Ghana·August 24 - 31 2023

The Ghana Experience 2023 - Chantele Thompson

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Overview

Imagine dipping your feet in the occean the Ancestors crossed! #goals Certified Africa provides a unique travel experience that connects black travelers to their heritage and 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. Please refer to the FAQ for cancellation Policy before booking.

Highlights

Activity Level

Activity Level

Active

Transportation

Transportation

Transportation provided to all itinerary destinations

Resort Experience

Resort Experience

Beautiful Resort Experience

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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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, you can go out and enjoy Accra night life.

Included

Airport Pick up

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DAY 2

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.

Enjoy Nightlife the way you want.

Included

Breakfast

Lunch

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DAY 3

Shai Hills Reserve & Cedi's Bead Factory

Today, you will do some hiking and enjoy mother nature at the Shai hills reserve.

Shai Hills Resource Reserve was established in 1962 with area of 47 square kilometres which was later extended to 47 square kilometres in 1973. 

The reserve is home to many species of birds, monkeys, baboons, antelopes and bat caves. The reserve also houses fenced ostrich, snakes and zebras.

You will have the opportunity to hike to the hill top where you will enjoy the freshness of mother nature and view the breathtaking Accra plains. Enjoy some rock scrambling in the process as well.

On your way to the city make a stop at the Cedi’s beads factory to observe the intriguing centuries old process of bead making from start to finish.

Enjoy the rest of your day as you wish.

Included

Breakfast

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DAY 4

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 where required.

* Chocolate tasting at 57 Chocolate 

* Quad Biking in the Mountains at ATV Aburi

* Shai Hills adventure

* Safari Valley experience

* Legon Botanical Gardens

* A1 Raceway

* The shea butter museum 

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 like gallery 1957. You can also take some time to check out some neighborhoods.

Enjoy Accra nightlife tonight if you wish.                                                                                                                                            

Included

Breakfast

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DAY 5

Capital City Exploration

Today you will explore the capital city of Ghana. If you have the Certified Africa shirt, this is the day you rock it.

You will visit historic sites including...

• Kwame Nkrumah mausoleum.

• Independence and Black star square

• Visit Makola market, the biggest and busiest market in Accra where you can shop beautiful African fabrics to sew outfits

 • Visit the local art market for art and craft shopping, walk around, interact with artists, take pictures or enjoy the beautiful Ghanaian art. 

We will have an intimate local drum circle at the art market.

Ghana has many local and traditional dishes. Today you will  allso take some time to check out some of these foods and have a taste.

Enjoy Accra nightlife the way you wish.

Included

Breakfast

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. You will go through the door of return 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. You have excercise your courage by walking accross the walk way accross the forest.

Included

Breakfast

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DAY 7

Resort Experience & Birthday Celebration

Today you will visit the Aqua Safari Resort in Ada to have some fun and also relax.

Activities

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

* Birthday Celebration 

* Swimming  

* Beach games

* Indoor games like badminton, scrabble, board

* Lunch buffet 

Add-ons at a fee

* Jet Ski

* Horse ride

* Fly board & Jet Lev

Tonight you will have a night out to complete the celebration based on interest.

Included

Breakfast

Lunch

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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.

Included

Breakfast

What's Included

What's Included

Transportation

Accommodation

Guides

Entry Fees

Itinerary Activities

Meals in Itinerary

Support Team

Surprise Touches

Photographer

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

All Covid - 19 Test

Packages

Single Occupancy

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

FROM$3,400.00/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$2,750.00/pp

Children 15yrs below rooming with 1 adult

FROM$2,650.00/pp

Children 15yrs below rooming with 2 adults

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 150 usd for single entry. 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

* 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

Golden Tulip Accra Hotel

Pleasurable and memorable stay in Accra

The 4-star Golden Tulip Accra hotel is only 10 minutes’ drive to the city center. This African-Styled hotel with a lovely ambience is delightfully landscaped over spacious grounds and offers Free WIFI in all the hotel rooms and public areas.

You will be staying here or similar.

FAQs

You have 48 hours from the time of booking to cancel a travel experience for a full refund. 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 that includes a "Cancel for Any Reason" option to cover your non-refundable travel experience.

Life happens, if you are unable to travel for some reason and you cannot apply a travel insurance cancellation policy, the transfer of your booking to another person is available.

At the discretion of Certified Africa, some or all of your monies paid 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.

Arrival Airport is the Kotoka International Airport.


✳︎ United Airlines

✳︎ Delta Airlines

✳︎ Emirates

✳︎ Brussels Airlines

✳︎ British Airways

✳︎ Ethiopian Airlines

✳︎ Royal Air Maroc

✳︎ Egypt Air

✳︎ KLM

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Dates

August 24 - 31 2023

FROM$2500/pp

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