Afrochella Group Tour

Code: TGGHA20
8 DAYS - 9 NIGHTS
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What Coachella is to North America, Afrochella is to Africa — and then some. A major celebration of modern African music — highlife, hiplife, Afropop and more — performed by young, emerging talent from across the continent. It’s also a showcase of African culture — food, fashion and more — with an equally important expression of pan-African unity.

Young performers and enthusiastic attendees converge on this event from across Africa and beyond.  And you can join them.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Washington-Dulles Intl Airport
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 3 hours before the flight.
INCLUDED
Airefare +Airport transfers Accommodations
Meals as specified Ground transportation 
NOT INCLUDED
Entrance fees
Guide gratuity

Make Afrochella part of your visit to Ghana, America’s gateway to Africa, which extends a special “welcome home” to African-Americans looking to reach back and re-connect wit the lands of their ancestors.

It’s both the birthplace of the trans-Atlantic slave Trade and the cradle of modern African freedom. Touch both those pieces of African history, experience Ghana’s natural beauty, and return home with unforgettable memories.

Travel insurance is available and recommended. Contact us for a quote.

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Day 1: Departure

Depart USA via your international flight to Accra, Ghana.

  • Depart Washington-Dulles International Airport
  • BAGGAGE: Two (2) checked bags for Economy Class passengers, max 50 pounds each. Penalties apply for overweight bags.

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Day 2: Arrive in Ghana

Arrive at Kotoka International Airport Accra, Ghana. You will be met by a Trips by Greg representative, transferred to your hotel for a welcome drink and orientation. Please note that check out is at midday and check in 2pm, so your rooms may not be ready if you arrive on a morning flight. Overnight in Accra. DINNER

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Day 3: Tour the Capital

This morning take a tour of the century-old capital of Ghana, Accra.

  • The DuBois Centre for Pan African Culture.
  • Walking tour of Jamestown. the colonial section of Accra (Jamestown), site of the Ussher and James forts, both four centuries old,  and the Light House which used to guide ships to Accra Harbor in colonial days.
  • Visit the casket makers at Nungua/Teshie, who make fantasy coffins in the shape of vegetables, fruits, cars, aircraft,  et cetera, usually depicting the profession of the deceased. For example a fisherman might be buried in a coffin in the shape of a giant fish.
  • After lunch, visit the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park and Museum, a monument dedicated to Ghana’s first post-independence President.
  • Visit the Arts and Crafts market where you can find all kinds of products from West Africa, then to the African fabrics shop.

Return to your hotel, freshen up and depart late afternoon to attend Afrochella, a festival of African culture, music, fashion and food. Enjoy a night of music concert of highlife, hiplife and Afro pop music performed by various bands and artists. Overnight in Accra (BREAKFAST & LUNCH)

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Day 4: On the road — Elmina

Your morning rewinding from last night activities, and also to pack. Later, depart Accra to Elmina. Overnight in Elmina. (BREAKFAST & DINNER)

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Day 5: Cape Coast & Elmina

This morning, drive to Kakum National Park, a tropical rainforest in the heart of the Assin Attandanso Resource Reserve, for an adventurous and breathtaking walk on the ‘Canopy Walkway’. It is composed of 1,150 feet of suspended bridges and six platforms 100 feet above the jungle canopy.

After lunch, pay a visit to Cape Coast Castle, the largest “slave fort” ever built, and tour its infamous dungeons, built in 1653 by the Swedes and later taken over by the British. This castle also houses the West African Historical Museum, where you’ll see a documentary entitled “Crossroads of Trade, Crossroad of People.” Overnight in Elmina. (BREAKFAST & DINNER)

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Day 6: Slave River

After breakfast,  depart Elmina to Kumasi. Stop briefly at Assin Manso, burial site of the remains of two former slaves exhumed from New York’s Wall Street and re-interred on Emancipation Day in 1998 and in 2019 to mark the Year of Return an ancestor from Barbados.  Also visit “Slave River,”  the last rest stop for African captives on their one-way forced march trek to the coast for shipment into slavery.

Arrive in Kumasi and check in at your hotel. Overnight in Kumasi (BREAKFAST & DINNER)

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Day 7: Land of the Ashanti

After breakfast, take a tour of Kumasi, capital of the Ashanti kingdom. Visit Manhyia Palace Museum, home and office of former Ashanti Kings.

After lunch, tour the Ashanti craft villages for a chance to buy souvenirs directly from the craftsmen who make them:

  • Ahwiaa, where woodcarvers produce Ashanti stools, fertility dolls & walking sticks etc
  • Ntonso, where Adinkra cloth is processed with dyes made from tree bark
  • Bonwire, where world-famous kente cloth is woven. originally worn only by Ashanti royalty and still reserved for special occasions

(BREAKFAST & DINNER)

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Day 8: Return to Accra

Depart Kumasi for a return trip to Accra. Arrive and check in at your hotel. Later this evening we will go out to rope in the New Year with a buffet dinner and music at one of Ghana’s 5 star hotels. Overnight in Accra. (BREAKFAST & DINNER)

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Day 9: Farewell

Spend the morning relaxing at your hotel or doing your last-minute shopping and packing for an evening departure. In the evening, check out of your hotel and depart to the airport for check-in. Depart late evening for a return flight home.

 

END OF TOUR

 

 

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