Family Reunion Tour: December 27, 2019 – January 6, 2020
Enjoy a once in a lifetime 10 day tour of Ghana from a repatriates perspective. Bring in the New Year with us as we explore and reconnect with the land of our natural ancestral inheritance after 400 years in exile. As we travel to exciting tour destinations in Accra, Cape Coast, and Kumasi, this is your opportunity to relax, research, and recover the culture that was lost in captivity.
COSTS & PRICING
Tour Cost: $2,300
- PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE AIRFARE ($700 – $2,000 depending on where you are flying from)
- Single occupancy lodging available at an additional cost.
- Itinerary subject to change for the best interest of the traveler at anytime. You will be notified of any changes by email.
- Nonrefundable $200 deposit is due May 1, 2019.
- There will be a $100 late fee if the remaining balance is not completed by December 1, 2019.
- Payment Plans/Personal concierge services are available upon request.
** “Sale Price” represents the nonrefundable deposit **
Thursday December 27th we arrive at Kotoka international Airport. You will be greeted by our research team and assisted to your car that awaits, then to the hotel to get settled in (Coconut Grove or similar lodging). Meet fellow travelers and Ghanaian family/staff members that will assist on our journey at our Research Akwaaba dinner accompanied by highlife music.
Friday December 28th we will rise for breakfast while enjoying the morning energy of the vibrant capital city of Accra. Your first destination will be Independence Square. There we will visit the Kwame Nkrumah Museum and Memorial Park. Next we will walk to the nearby Accra Art Center. At this marketplace we will shop the largest concentration of traders in artifacts from across Ghana.
Saturday December 29 we will gather supplies and shop at the Makola Market in the heart of Accra. Here you can barter with locals and women traders for a wide range of items such as fresh produce, clothes, shoes, etc. Later we will attend the Afrochella Festival. Afrochella is a cultural festival designed to highlight the thrilling and thriving millennial talent from and beyond Africa. African creatives, music artists, and fashion enthusiasts display their talents during the festivities. The ever rising appeal of African Art, cuisine, Afro-beat music, and business acumen to patrons outside of Africa has kept this festival growing since its inception. You are free to pub crawl all night long.
Sunday December 30 We will rise with the sun for a morning yoga session and breakfast. That afternoon, will be a day to relax at La Pleasure “Labadi” Beach. Labadi, Ghana’s busiest beach, hosts activities such as horseback riding, four-wheeler riding, sea salt/Shea butter massages, beach volleyball, lively bars, and or simply frolicking in the surf!
Monday December 31 Today we will travel to Boti Falls. This scenic waterfall is located in the Eastern Region, 30 minutes drive from Koforidua. In the afternoon we will visit Aburi Botanical Gardens. This nature reserve covers about 64.8 hectares and is a treasure trove of flora and fauna. Butterfly and Bird watchers will find a lot to spark their curiosity. In the evening we will attend a special New Year’s Eve celebration. Details TBA.
Tuesday January 1 After breakfast we will travel to the Central Region and settle in to the hotel (One Africa Resort and Restaurant or similar). There we will enjoy leisure and a cultural welcoming from the Fonti people of Elmina. A dinner buffet will be prepared with a presentation from elder repatriates living in Cape Coast.
Wednesday January 2 Today we will tour Elmina/Cape Coast Castle Dungeons. These castles gives us further understanding of the horrors our African ancestors endured. These dungeons are Ghana’s most well-visited historical sites and tourist destinations. Afterwards we will relax by the seaside and enjoy a spiritual cleansing through meditation and luxurious spa treatments.
Thursday January 3 Today we will rise early and visit Kakum National Park and Canopy Walkway. The first of its kind in Ghana, it’s uniqueness lies in the fact that it was established in 1931 at the initiative of the local people and not by the State Department of Wildlife. Then, we will travel to Kumasi in the Ashanti Region and check into the hotel. (Sunset Hotel or similar).
Friday January 4 Today we will visit Bonwire kente village to see how kente clothe is woven. There you can select a personalized African fabric and print to be tailored into a custom outfit. Later, we will see the Manhyia Palace Museum of the Ashanti King. This museum, although small, holds numerous artifacts, war amulets, and personal items of the Royalty of the Ashanti Kingdom. That evening we will check out Kumasi’s exciting nightclubs and concert venues.
Saturday January 5 We will walk through Kejetia Market, the largest outdoor market in West Africa. Then we will see the Center for National Culture. The Kumasi Cultural Center is Ghana’s pioneer cultural institution with the primary aim of preserving, protecting, promoting, and projecting Ghana’s rich heritage. We will then continue on to the Kumasi Fort and Military Museum. It is one of the few military museums in Africa.
Sunday January 6 Today we will visit Heman Healing village. This village outside of Kumasi is poised to facilitate the repatriation and healing of Africans from the Diaspora. Here we will meet with the Chief and have a customary naming ceremony. We can also see construction projects and real estate properties for investments. In addition we can spend time in a rural village to better understand traditional family dynamics, tropical ecosystems, plant medicines, and the overall health and wellness practices of our ancestors. We will later travel back to Accra.
Monday January 7 Departure date