AFROCHELLA – 8 Days (December 28, 2022 to January 04, 2023)

Ghana (Accra, Assin Manso, Cape Coast, Elmina, Kakum)

AFROCHELLA is a festival designed to highlight & elevate thrilling and thriving millennial talent from and within Africa. The festival features a festive celebration of Ghanaian culture in the form of Art & Fashion Installations, Live painting, The Best of African Cuisine, Live performances.

Afrochella Festival

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  1. Day 1: ARRIVE IN ACCRA- Wednesday 12/28

    Christmas is a magical season of the year and while there’s truth to the notion that there’s no place like home for the holidays, Ghana offers you the unique experience of how much Christmas is celebrated here. This trip will offer the chance for one of the most unforgettable holidays of a lifetime. Upon arrival in Accra, you will be welcomed, ushered through immigration and customs and transported in a private A/C vehicle to your hotel in Accra. Check in at your hotel, relax and prepare for a memorable night of delicious meal and soothing music.

    Hotel: Labadi Beach Hotel or similar

  2. Day 2: ACCRA (AFROCHELLA FESTIVAL- OPENING NIGHT)- Thursday 12/29

    Welcome to the bustling city of Accra; a blend of modern buildings and structures which existed during the colonial times. The 120 year old city offers you unique display of historical landmarks including New Town, Ga Mashie and Jamestown communities. We have the following visits lined up for the day: · Visit the W.E.B DuBois former home, now a museum and Centre for the study of Africanism · Drive through Flagstaff House, official residence and administrative offices of the president (Ghana’s Whitehouse). We will return to our hotel to freshen up before we attend Afrochella festival designed to elevate and highlight the thrilling and thriving millennial talent from and in Africa. The day will feature a festive celebration of our culture in the form of Arts and Fashion Installations, Live painting, the best of African Culture and Live performances. Return to the hotel with beautiful memories of a truly authentic African experience.

    Meal(s): Breakfast

    Hotel: Labadi Beach Hotel or similar

  3. Day 3: ACCRA – Friday 12/30

    Following a fun-packed night, enjoy a sumptuous breakfast at your hotel. Mid morning, we step out to complete our tour of Accra: · Drive through the Independence Square where Ghana hosts most of her national ceremonies on our way to visit the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, final resting place of Ghana’s first president driving pass the Independence Square where you will see the enclosed flame of African liberation, which was lit by Dr. Kwame Nkrumah in 1961. The Memorial Park is set in attractive gardens and has a museum which contains photos, artifacts and an insight into Dr. Nkrumah’s life. · Just adjoining the Dr. Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum is the famous global market place- the Accra Arts & Crafts Centre. How about trying out you bargaining skills at the largest open market in Accra whiles you shop for some stunning authentic African wear, arts and crafts as souvenirs for family and friends back home?. · We end the day’s tour at the Jamestown community- one of Accra’s most historic neighborhoods, where history resides on every corner. Best known for its lighthouses and the Usher Fort). At Jamestown, enjoy a historic walking tour as you explore the daily lives of the local people. Enjoy the interesting sights and sounds on this Jamestown walking tour and experience a taste of carefully selected street food. You will have the opportunity to sample and taste a few freshly made local meals such as the popular Ga Kenkey made from corn dough, fish, red pepper or green sauce, Banku, rice, eggs, Waakye (made from rice and beans). Enjoy a local buffet with chilled drinks with some locals.

    Meal(s): Breakfast, Dinner

    Hotel: Labadi Beach Hotel or similar

  4. Day 4: ACCRA(AFROCHELLA NYE PARTY)- Saturday 12/31

    Today is a free day to do your own personal exploration. Sunbath at the beach or visit the spa (on your own account). Tonight, ring in the New Year in Style at Afrochella’s New Year’s Eve Party. Get ready with your dancing shoes to dance your heart out at Afrochella’s New Year’s Party as you make new
    Meal(s): Breakfast, Dinner

    Hotel :Labadi Beach Hotel

  5. Day 5: ACCRA – WINNEBA- CAPE COAST Sunday 01/01

    Following a leisure breakfast, we depart to Cape Coast in Ghana’s Central Region. This region has had the most significant effect on the lives of Africans in the diaspora. We will make a stop at Winneba, a historic fishing port also known traditionally as Simpa in south Ghana. Here, you will witness the spectacular display of cultural masquerades in grand style amidst street dancing performances with unique costumes. Do well to have that camera fully charged for some great shots! We continue to Elmina and enjoy lunch (on your account) at the Coconut Grove Beach Resort. We will embark on a guided walking tour of Elmina, which was the first point of European contact in Sub-Saharan Africa. It was once the most cosmopolitan city in tropical Africa. Enjoy a walk through the ancient town of Elmina. At the harbor see the colorful fishing canoes getting ready to go to sea for another night’s task of fishing. This is a picture-perfect opportunity for photographers.
    Meal(s): Breakfast, Dinner
    Hotel : Ridge Royal Hotel or similar

  6. Day 6: ELMINA & CAPE COAST CASTLES – Monday 01/02

    After breakfast, we will travel the short distance to Elmina Castle, originally called Fort Sao Jorge de Elmina – a UNESCO World Heritage Site, completed in 1486 and was the first European made structures built in sub-Saharan Africa. After this visit, we continue to Cape Coast to see the Cape Coast dungeon, where you will experience the emotional journey of going in the opposite direction of our ancestors, through the famous “door of no return”. Lunch (on your own account) at the One Africa Restaurant. This evening, you will experience the traditional Fihankra Ceremony– “Restore to Diasporas the Cultural and Spiritual connections that were denied them for centuries”. The Fihankra Ceremony will include a traditional Naming Ceremony where you will receive your certificate of authentication. Tonight, ring in the New Year in Style at your hotel.

    Meal(s): Breakfast, Dinner

    Hotel: Ridge Royal Hotel  or similar

  7. Day 7: CAPE COAST – KAKUM – ACCRA- Tuesday 01/03

    After breakfast and check out, you will visit Kakum National Park, which has one of Africa’s famous rainforest canopy walkways. This canopy walkway will be one of the highlights of your time in Ghana. Prepare to take a deep breath as you walk the suspended bridge and marvel at the breathtaking views that stretch for miles across the rainforest. Upon arrival in Accra, you will be transferred to the airport in time for your onward flight.

    Meal (s) Included: Breakfast,Dinner

    Hotel :Labadi Beach Hotel or similar

  8. DAY 8 ACCRA-DEPART -Wednesday 01/04

    The day is at leisure for relaxation and individual activities. There is also the opportunity to do last minute shopping before you are transferred to the airport for the onward flight.
    Meal (s) Included: Breakfast

Trip Includes:

· Meeting and assistance upon arrival and departure

· Round-trip airport/hotel transfers

· Hotel accommodation in the indicated properties

· Transportation in private A/C vehicle

· Experienced cultural tour guide

· Meals (Breakfast daily & 3 dinners)

· Bottled water per person per day

· Admission to listed sites and activities

· VIP admission to Afrochella on December 29

· Assistance with visa application

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