Ghana·June 15 - 21 2022

The Welcome Home Experience - Katrina

Imagine dipping your foot in the ocean in the Motherland! #goals

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Overview

A perfect time to embrace the cultures and traditions 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

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 your new environment. 

Tonight we will have a special Welcome Dinner with some Ghanaian invites.

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

 

Meals Provided: Dinner 

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DAY 2

Traditional Welcome Home Ceremony & Local Food Cooking

Today we will dance to traditional beats and rhythms that awaken our ancestors  and immerse ourselves into the beautiful Ghanaian culture by participating in a welcome home ceremony to welcome you back into the motherland. 

There will be elders to offer prayers and perform some traditional rites to baptize you into the land. 

We will have the opportunity to dance along with cultural dancers as we celebrate our rebirth in 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. 

 

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Local Food Lunch.

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DAY 3

Historic City & Food Tour - Accra 360

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

• A visit to the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park. The park has a Mausoleum that hosts the motal remains of Ghana's First President and his wife.

• 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 (Art Center) local art market for art and craft shopping. Walk around, interact with artists, take pictures and embrace beautiful Ghanaian artistry. 

 • Explore the ancient view of James Town community and see some of the oldest buildings (Ussher Fort, Fort James, and the James Town Light House from  post-colonial era).

.• Check out some well known neighborhoods in the city

• Explore some local snacks, street foods and local foods


Meals Provided: Breakfast & Street food tasting & local foods

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DAY 4

Childrens Day Out / Free Day

You call the shots on how you spend the day.  It is also a special time for the children to visit some kids friendly environment in and around the capital.

Here are some of the kids friendly options to look into. Please check to book in advance.

  • Samps Children Playgrounds
  • Colabo Playground
  • Kids Place Playgrounds
  • De Fun Maison

Here are other exciting options for the entire family to explore.

* 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 5

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 6

Ada Experience

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

Activities

* We'll catch a boat ride on the Volta River to about four (4) 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 and 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.

 

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$2,900.00/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$2,400.00/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

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. 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

June 15 - 21 2022

FROM$2400/pp

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