Ghana·July 12 - 26 2024

The Zanzibar & Ghana Experience - Cassandra's Group

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Overview

If you have been curious about the Motherland and what it has to offer! LETS GO CHECK OUT GHANA & TANZANIA! Certified Africa has curated this transformative trip. You will experience intriguing adventure, authentic culture and some of the most beautiful beaches you've ever seen. You will also learn about the history of our ancestors who came through East Africa. ” Please Read Cancillation Policy at FAQ before booking. Join Certified Africa for this epic experience to West Africa & East Africa.

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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

Welcome To The Motherland

Welcome to the beautiful Tanzania, located in East Africa! Airport pick up will be provided and you will be taken to your Hotel.  

Apport of arrival is the Abeid Amani Karume International Airport.


Settle in and enjoy the new environment. 

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DAY 2

Prison Island, Spice Tour & Stone Town

This tour provides you with the opportunity to experience Zanzibar in a special way.

You will start the day in the Capital city of Zanzibar in the Island of Unguja with a unique historic center Stone Town which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

This has amazing old ruin houses of the Ottoman Empire and strong huge doors that were used in the 1990’s. You will also learn about the history of the East African slave trade.

You will walk you through the spices farms where you will not only see, smell but also taste a variety of spices and learn how they are grown. This was one of the world’s largest producers of cardamon, cloves and nutmeg in the 19th century.

This tour will end with a boat ride from Stone town to Prison Island. This is where slaves were transported through but today houses some many fascinating giant tortoises.

What to take: comfortable walking shoes and a hat and some money to buy souvenirs, spices or paintings or local parts.

Activity Level is Active

Included

Breakfast

Lunch

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DAY 3

Nnemba Island

This boat trip offers the best experience of Coral reefs in the world. You will head to Mnemba Island for snorkelling. This is an island purchased by Bill Gates.

Fruits and soft drinks will be provided in the boat.


For every snorkeller the coral garden is home to many species of aquarium fish

and stunning soft and hard coral. A snorkel guide is also in the water pointing

out anything of interest. Life jackets and Snorkel gears will be provided. And for those who cannot swim, you will be supported.


What to take: A lot of sun cream, hats, swimming costume and towel.


Activity Level: Moderate and involves climbing of a boat.

Included

Breakfast

Lunch

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DAY 4

The Rock Restaurant

Today we visit the Rock restaurant. It rises a short distant from the shore of the beautiful Michanwi Pingwe beach. 

You can enjoy a nice lunch at this famous restaurant before heading to your all inclusive resort.

Included

Breakfast

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DAY 5

Free Day & Special Birthday Dinner

Enjoy the day relaxing or taking an optional tour.

Tonight you will be hostel to a memmorable birthday dinner.

Included

Breakfast

Dinner

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DAY 6

Safari Blue Experience

You will be taken to Fumba from the hotel, and from there you will board on the traditional dhow boat to enjoy the magic of isolated sandbanks and rugged Island, the full day sailing around the Mangroves and snorkelling along some of the best coral reefs.

Safari blue is a full day boat trip on a traditional sailing boat, (Dhow). Safari blue explores the Menai bay conservation area which is home to two different species of dolphins: - the indoor-pacific humper-back and the bottlenose, you will also see different types of birds. 

Sail, snorkle, swim, sunbathe, explore, feast, dolphin watch among other fun activities.


Lunch is served on the Island enjoy a traditional beach-buffet with Sea food BBQ and tasting of exotic fruits.


What to take: A lot of sun cream, hats, swimming costume and towel, aqua shoes.

Activity Level is Active adn involved boarding a traditional Dhow boat.

Included

Breakfast, Sea Food Lunch, Fruits and Drinks(beers & soft)

Dinner

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DAY 7

Full day Resort Experience

Today you will spend the day a beautiful beach front all inclusive resort.

Enjoy the beautiful blue indian ocean while sipping some drinks of your choice.

Included

All Inclusive

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DAY 8

Depart Zanzibar to Ghana

Today, you depart Zanzibar to Ghana. You will be picked up at the Kotoka International Airport and taken to your hotel.  

Settle in, relax and enjoy the new environment. 

Check out Accra nightlife if you wish.

Included

Breakfast

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DAY 9

Traditional Welcome and Naming Ceremony

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.

Our seamstress will be on standby to take measurements for those who want outfits made. 

Enjoy rich Ghanaian life band music on a night out.

Included

Breakfast , Local Food Lunch

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DAY 10

Accra Historic City Tour

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

• A visit to the National museum and Dubois Museum.

• 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

• Explore some local snacks and street foods


Activity Level: Active and involves walking

Included

Breakfast

Lunch

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DAY 11

Cape Coast Slave Dungeons & Assin Manso Slave River

Today we will visit the Assin Manso slave river and the Cape Coast Slave Dungeons. Assin Manso served as a slave market and the place where the slaves had their last bath. After sorting the slaves, the ones that were considered fit were sent to the forts along the coast where they were locked up in the dungeons before being transported across the Atlantic to a foreign land. 

 This site has been preserved as a sacred place of remembrance of our ancestors. Afterwards, we will visit the Cape Coast Castle and go through the "door of no return"  where slaves exited and left their homeland never to return. 

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 say a prayer for our ancestors. 


Included

Breakfast

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DAY 12

Free Day

Today you can enjoy some relaxation at your hotel or head to the beach. The day is yours to enjoy anyhow you want.

You can also do some last minute shopping at the market.

You can also use the day for some more curriculum activities or photoshoot.

Included

Breakfast

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DAY 13

Get Away Experience & Birthday Celebration

Today you will visit the Aqua Safari Resort in Ada to have some fun and celebrate the birthday celebrant. 

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. 

* 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 beautiful dinner to crown the birthday celebration.

Included

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

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DAY 14

Chocolate Tasting Experience & Souvenir Shopping

One of Ghana's best - kept secrets is the cacao and chocolate industry. Ghana is the 2nd largest supplier of cacao in the world. Indulge in some of the world’s best chocolate in the heart of Accra and satisfy your sweet tooth.  Learn about the history of the chocolate industry in Ghana and the process behind making some of the finest chocolate. 

They take the finest ingredients, utilise the best of technology infused with creative culinary arts and genuine love to create rich, smooth, melt-in-the-mouth uniquely flavoured chocolate.


  • Participate in every step of our bean to bar chocolate making process
  • Enjoy a full chocolate tasting experience of our full range of chocolates
  • Learn more about the history of cocoa & chocolate in Ghana
  • Indulge in some fine wine paired with some fine chocolates
  • Break and relax during our high tea picnic lunch
  • Complete the experience with chocolate and strawberries for dessert
  • Set your own chocolate to take home

You can go for some last minute shopping for souvenirs at the market.

Included

Breakfast

Snack

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DAY 15

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

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DAY 16

Full Day Safari

You will depart Zanzibar at 06h30, and you will arrive at Kikoboga Airstrip in Mikumi at 07h30. You will be met by a driver guide who will brief you regarding your game drive in Mikumi National Park. 

The park is very rich in varieties of bird species and many animals such as elephants, lions, giraffes, buffalos, warthogs, wildebeests, hartebeests, antelopes, hippos, crocodiles and pythons.

You will depart for a game drive in a 4×4 modified safari for a full day game drives around Mikumi National Park with a picnic lunch. 

 Later on, at around 15h30, you will be transferred to your airstrip for your scheduled flight to Zanzibar.


Includes:

  • Pick up and drop off
  • Return flight 
  • Lunce
  • Game drive
  • Guides

What's Included

What's Included

Transportation

Accommodation

Guides

Entry Fees

Itinerary Activities

Selected Meals

Boat Rides

Birthday Dinners

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

Cvid Test

Covid Quarantine

Flight between Countries

Packages

Single Occupancy

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

FROM$7,020.00/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$5,800.00/pp

Trip Tips

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

Ghana * Jamrock Restaurant & Grill * AM PM * FatFish * Starbites Food & Drinks * Lord Of The Wings * Coco Lounge * The Gold Coast Restaurant & Cocktail Bar * Papaye Fast Foods * Captain Hook's Accra * Chop Shop * Sai Wine & Champagne Café * Breakfast to breakfast Zanzibar * House of Spices * Emerson on Hurumzi * Upendo * Loulou *.Cape Town Fish Market Zanzibar *. Zanzibar Coffee House

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

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You'll Be Staying Here

Accomodations of Stay

Accomodations of Stay

Zanzibar Stay or Similar

Maru Maru Hotel - 3 Nights

Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort - 4 Nights

Ghana Stay or similar

Lancaster Accra Hotel


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.

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Dates

July 12 - 26 2024

FROM$5800/pp

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