If you're looking for a meaningful yet exciting trip, consider your voyage to Ghana the trip of a lifetime. Not only will you uncover roots and African Heritage, but retracing the steps your forefathers were forced to make, gaining in−depth knowledge of what happened, and seeing firsthand the edifices and now silent monuments that remain to this day is an important part of your journey. Visiting ancient traditional communities to learn the foundations of your culture, on the flipside also experiencing modern-day Africa and seeing how this culture brings so much to the younger generation and the nation's growth. but you'll also get a chance to experience AFROCHELLA!
Every December in Ghana we celebrate, highlight, and elevate the exciting and thriving African talent, culture, and arts at the annual Afrochella Festival in Accra.
Afrochella is the opportunity to celebrate the culture, feel the music, delight in cuisine, and celebrate all Africans is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. In 2019, Ghana commemorated the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first recorded enslaved Africans in the State of Virginia in the United States during “The Year of Return”. More people of African descent decided to take the journey to experience their heritage and we are passionate to work with you to
continue this emotional reconnection, “Beyond the Return”.
Our Afrochella homecoming vacations welcome you back home to the motherland, celebrating culture past and present focusing on the positive news from this exceptional region of Africa. An educative and enjoyable African Heritage experience showcasing your rich and colorful cultural identity that still lives on and plays a vital role in everyday life for your people. A traditional naming
ceremony will be arranged in your honor where you finally receive the true African name that you would have received from your ancestors. The name given to you is correct as it is connected to the day of the week you were born so you can be confident in its authenticity.
Welcome to Ghana, the land of vibrant culture and rich history! As you embark on your 8-day African Heritage Tour, get ready to explore the stunning landscapes, indulge in the delicious cuisine, and immerse yourself in the colorful culture of Ghana.
Here are the 8 days of African Heritage In Ghana
Now Girls!, Let's take a moment to explore the briefing experience you should expect in Ghana.
First day In Ghana (DAY 1)
Hey girls, I believed you all know that Ghana is an African Country with kind welcoming people of great minds.
The excitement builds as you touch down in Ghana, you are finally here for the beginning of your 8−day African adventure. "Akwaaba" (Welcome!) Enjoy an enchanting welcome dinner with a live band, then off to experience a few cocktail bars as the perfect introduction to Ghana and Accra nightlife. Girls just imagine the kind of joy you'll be experiencing with people of great minds and kind hearts, Do not miss out on this 😍😍
The Second Day in Ghana (DAY 2, The DuBois Centre, Aburi Botanical Gardens, Craft Market, and Transfer to Kumasi tours)
Now our second day (December 23, 2023) in Ghana, Our tour will be based on DuBois Centre, Aburi Botanical Gardens, Craft Market, and Transfer to Kumasi.
Aburi Botanical Gardens is a popular attraction in Aburi, Ghana, located approximately 45 minutes from Accra. The gardens cover an area of 64.8 hectares and are home to a wide variety of plant species, including exotic and tropical plants. Visitors can take a leisurely stroll through the gardens and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.
DuBois Centre is another attraction in Aburi, named after W.E.B Du Bois, a renowned American civil rights activist who lived in Ghana. The center is dedicated to promoting African culture and heritage, and it features a museum, library, and research center. Visitors can learn about the history and culture of Ghana and its connections to the African diaspora.
The Craft Market is also a popular destination for visitors to Aburi. The market features a wide variety of handcrafted items, including textiles, jewelry, pottery, and woodcarvings. Visitors can find unique souvenirs to take home as a reminder of their trip to Aburi. This is another wonderful experience that you will be having in Ghana with people of Like-minds.
The Third Day In Ghana (DAY 3, December 24, 2023 - Ancient Kente and Adinkra Villages, Ashanti Traditional House, Manhyia Palace, and Kejetia Market)
Today we'll be visiting the following places to have an outstanding experience of the Ashanti people of Ghana,
Ancient Kente and Adinkra Villages: Kente is a type of cloth made of interwoven strips of brightly colored fabric, and Adinkra is a printing technique that uses symbols to convey messages. The villages offer a chance to see the traditional methods of weaving and printing these textiles and learn about their cultural significance.
Ashanti Traditional House: Also known as a "compound," this type of dwelling is typical of the Ashanti people. The house is built around a central courtyard and includes multiple rooms for different purposes, such as sleeping, cooking, and socializing. Visitors can see how the house is constructed and learn about its cultural significance.
Manhyia Palace: This is the official residence of the Asantehene, the traditional ruler of the Ashanti Kingdom. Visitors can take a tour of the palace and learn about the history and culture of the Ashanti people.
Kejetia Market: This is one of the largest open-air markets in West Africa and is a bustling hub of activity. Visitors can browse through stalls selling everything from fresh produce to handmade crafts and interact with local vendors.
Overall, these places offer a chance to experience the vibrant culture and traditions of the Ashanti people and learn about their history and way of life.
The Fourth Day Experience In Ghana ( DAY 4, December 25, 2023 - Assin Manso, Cape Coast Castle and Transfer to Elmina)
Hey girls, today is said to be our day4 in Ghana having wonderful outstanding experiences with great-minded people of Ghana in Africa, today we'll be visiting the Assin Manso, Cape Coast Castle, and Transfer to Elmina.
Assin Manso, Cape Coast Castle, and Elmina are all located in the Central Region of Ghana and offer unique cultural and historical experiences. Here are some exciting things you can expect to experience in each of these places:
Assin Manso: This town is home to the "Slave River," where enslaved Africans were washed before being taken to the coast to be sold. Visitors can learn about the history of the transatlantic slave trade and participate in a solemn remembrance ceremony at the "Slave River." Additionally, there is a museum and cultural center that offers exhibits and educational programming related to the slave trade and Ghanaian culture.
Cape Coast Castle: This historic castle was a major center for the transatlantic slave trade and played a pivotal role in the forced migration of millions of Africans to the Americas. Visitors can tour the castle, see the cramped dungeons where enslaved Africans were held, and learn about the brutal conditions of the slave trade. Additionally, there is a museum and educational center that offers exhibits and information about the history of the castle and the slave trade.
Elmina: This town is home to another historic castle, the Elmina Castle, which was also a major center for the transatlantic slave trade. Visitors can tour the castle and see the dungeons and other facilities used in the slave trade. Additionally, Elmina is known for its picturesque fishing harbor, colorful markets, and traditional architecture. Visitors can also take a boat ride on the nearby Benya Lagoon or visit nearby beaches.
Overall, these places offer a chance to learn about the dark history of the transatlantic slave trade while also experiencing the rich culture and natural beauty of the region.
The Fifth Day In Ghana (DAY 5, December 26, 2023 - Kakum National Park, Traditional Naming Ceremony, and Celebratory Beach Party)
The Kakum National Park, a Traditional Naming Ceremony, and a Celebratory Beach Party are all unique experiences that offer visitors a chance to immerse themselves in Ghanaian culture and natural beauty. Here are some exciting things you can expect to experience in each of these places.
Kakum National Park: This protected rainforest is home to an array of wildlife, including forest elephants, antelopes, and primates. Visitors can take a canopy walk, which is a suspension bridge that allows visitors to walk high above the forest canopy and offers breathtaking views of the park. Additionally, there are guided hikes and wildlife viewing opportunities available. For those interested in cultural experiences, there are also opportunities to learn about the traditional uses of forest plants and medicines.
Traditional Naming Ceremony: A naming ceremony is a special occasion in Ghanaian culture that celebrates the birth of a child and marks the child's official naming. Visitors can participate in a traditional naming ceremony, which involves a series of rituals and cultural practices that celebrate the child's birth and welcome them into the community. This is a great opportunity to learn about Ghanaian traditions and customs and witness firsthand the warmth and hospitality of the Ghanaian people.
Celebratory Beach Party: Ghana's coastline is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in West Africa. Visitors can enjoy a celebratory beach party, complete with live music, traditional food, and drinks. There are opportunities for swimming, snorkeling, and other water sports, or simply lounging on the beach and enjoying the sun and sea.
Overall, these experiences offer visitors a chance to explore Ghana's natural beauty, learn about the country's rich culture and traditions, and engage with the friendly and welcoming people of Ghana.
The Sixth Day In Ghana ( Day 6, December 27, 2023 - Beach Relaxation, Elmina Castle, and Transfer to Accra)
Girls have you ever thought of having an exciting moment with minds experiences like the Beach Relaxation, Elmina Castle, and Transfer to Accra offer visitors a chance to experience the natural beauty and history of Ghana's coastline, as well as the vibrancy of its capital city. Here are some exciting things you can expect to experience in each of these places,
Beach Relaxation: Ghana's coastline is dotted with beautiful beaches that offer visitors a chance to relax and unwind. Visitors can lounge on the beach, swim in the ocean, and enjoy the warm tropical weather. Additionally, there are opportunities for water sports such as surfing, snorkeling, and kayaking. Some popular beaches in Ghana include Labadi Beach, Kokrobite Beach, and Busua Beach.
Elmina Castle: This historic castle was a major center for the transatlantic slave trade and played a pivotal role in the forced migration of millions of Africans to the Americas. Visitors can tour the castle, see the cramped dungeons where enslaved Africans were held, and learn about the brutal conditions of the slave trade. Additionally, Elmina is known for its picturesque fishing harbor, colorful markets, and traditional architecture.
Transfer to Accra: Ghana's capital city, Accra, is a vibrant hub of culture and commerce. Visitors can explore the city's colorful markets, sample traditional cuisine, and visit cultural attractions such as the National Museum of Ghana and the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park. Additionally, there are opportunities to experience the city's nightlife, with its lively music and dance scenes.
Overall, these experiences offer visitors a chance to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of Ghana's coastline, learn about the country's history and culture, and experience the energy and excitement of its capital city.
The Seventh Day experience in Ghana ( DAY 7, December 28, 2023 - Cultural Centre, Accra Mall, Markets, and Afrochella Festival)
December 28, 2023, is said to be an exciting day in Accra, Ghana, as it will offer many cultural experiences and opportunities for exploration. Here are a few exciting things you might experience:
Cultural Centre: The National Cultural Centre in Accra is a great place to immerse yourself in Ghanaian culture. It hosts regular performances of traditional music, dance, and theatre, as well as exhibitions of Ghanaian art and craft.
Accra Mall: Accra Mall is one of the largest shopping centers in Ghana, with over 100 stores offering a range of local and international products. You can browse for souvenirs, clothes, and accessories, or grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants.
Markets: Accra is famous for its bustling markets, which are an excellent place to experience the vibrant energy of the city. You can explore the many stalls selling everything from textiles to fresh produce, and even practice your bargaining skills to snag a great deal.
Afrochella Festival: December 28th is also the date of Afrochella, an annual festival celebrating African culture, music, and fashion. The festival features live performances by popular Ghanaian and African artists, as well as food, drinks, and plenty of opportunities to socialize with locals and visitors alike.
Overall, December 28, 2023, promises to be a lively and culturally rich day in Accra, offering a variety of experiences to suit every interest of yours, make sure you book your trip asap to be part of these wonderful experiences.
The Eighth Day ( DAY 8, December 29, 2023 - Black Star Gate, Independence Square, Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, James Town, and Departure.
As you're planning to join our trip to visit Ghana and explore Accra, here are some exciting things you can experience at the Black Star Gate, Independence Square, Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, James Town, and before your departure:
Black Star Gate: The Black Star Gate is a prominent landmark in Accra, which marks the point of entry and exit for visitors to Ghana. It's a great place to take photos and learn about Ghana's history and culture.
Independence Square: Independence Square is an iconic landmark in Accra that marks Ghana's independence from British colonial rule. It's a great place to experience the city's energy and take in the local culture.
Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park: The Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park is a tribute to Ghana's first president, who played a crucial role in the country's independence movement. The park features a museum, a mausoleum, and a statue of Nkrumah, and is a great place to learn about Ghana's history.
James Town: James Town is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Accra, and it's full of history and culture. You can explore the historic lighthouse, visit the fishing harbor, and see the many colonial-era buildings that dot the neighborhood.
Departure: Before you depart from Ghana, be sure to take some time to reflect on your experiences and appreciate the beauty and culture of the country. Whether you've been in Ghana for a few days or a few weeks, there's always something new to discover and appreciate.
Overall, visiting these iconic landmarks and neighborhoods in Accra promises to be a rewarding and exciting experience, offering a glimpse into Ghana's rich history and culture.
Are you ready for an unforgettable adventure in Accra, Ghana? Don't miss out on the opportunity to explore the vibrant culture and history of this beautiful city. From bustling markets and historic landmarks to lively festivals and events, there's something for everyone in Accra.
Whether you're interested in immersing yourself in local culture, trying new foods, or simply exploring the sights and sounds of the city, there's never been a better time to plan your trip. So why wait? Start planning your adventure today and experience the magic of Accra for yourself.
Book your trip now and get ready to discover the hidden gems of Accra, meet friendly locals, and create memories that will last a lifetime. Trust us, this is an experience you won't want to miss.