Day 1: ACCRA- October 30, 2019
On arrival at Kotoka International Airport, our expert cultural tour guide will meet, assist and transfer you to your hotel in our private air conditioned vehicle. Once you’ve checked in, your guide will brief you on what to expect during your stay here in Ghana. Other activities today will depend […]
Get captivated by the legendary history and extraordinary culture of the Ashanti Kingdom on this introductory tour to Kumasi- capital of the Ashanti region, Ghana’s second largest city with nearly 2 million residents. This region is well noted for the expertise in a variety of specialized crafts. Get immersed in the ancient craft of weaving the boldly colored fabrics of Kente and Adinkra which are deeply intertwined in Ashanti history. You will visit studios of indigenous brass-makers, potters and batik-makers. Your tour will be incomplete without a visit to the cradle of the exquisite cultures of the Ashantis- the Manhyia Palace, former residence of Ashanti Kings. Observe the orderly chaos of Kejetia Market - one of the largest open air markets in West Africa. No tour of Ghana is complete without sampling some of Ghana’s most popular traditional dishes such as Omotuo, made with rice and peanut butter soup, a much tastier experience than the name conveys. Enjoy a short boat ride on Lake Bosumtwe, Ghana’s largest natural freshwater lake.
This 3 days starter pack offers a classical introduction to Ghana’s history and culture. Experience Ghana as the natives do, in its nearly undiluted naturalness, with memories worth repeating. Explore the rich history and culture of the Ga people of Accra as you visit the fascinating community of Accra-Jamestown. You will experience the contrast of this sprawling township with modern Accra. Travel through the coastal lands of Elmina and Cape Coast to see the infamous Cape Coast and Elmina Castles and Forts. Crown your exploration with a visit to Kakum National Park, one of West Africa’s few surviving tropical rain forests and challenge yourself to complete the walk across the Tree-top Canopy walkway which offers a picturesque view of the forests, or choose a 2 km nature walk through the forest to discover the wide variety of butterflies, birds and exotic floral species, and learn about the medicinal values they offer.
Following the inaugural sojourn in August 2019, this will be the second annual (HRAD) Historic Return of the African Diaspora trip to Ghana. The 2019 trip presented amazing, thought-provoking moments for Diasporans as they went home to the land of their ancestors and interacted with long last relations. The 2020 trip will be a continuation of the 2019 events that took place Ghana: the land of Kwame Nkrumah-the father of Ghana’s independence and a co-founder of the Organization of African Unity; the country where the great pan-Africanist Dr. W. E. B. DuBois spent his final years; the land where Ashanti Kings still hold court and mediate disputes in time-honored traditions passed down through generations; the land that has preserved more slave dungeons used in the transatlantic slave trade than any other country on the continent. Ghana was the first sub-Saharan African country to gain independence from Europeans, and is today a thriving democracy, yet its traditions, customs and culture are almost undiluted. Ghana is now a 29-million consumer market with a growing, educated middle class eager for consumer goods, services and technology. We will be welcomed by the people of Ghana, and will RETURN through the infamous “door of no return” at Cape Coast Slave Dungeon. Returnees will arrive from throughout the Diaspora including Jamaica- the birthplace of the great pan Africanist- Marcus Garvey; Central and South America including Brazil-which has the largest Black population outside of Africa. Participants will include seasoned travelers familiar with Ghana and the continent; first time visitors to the continent; great grandparents as well as teenagers, highly acclaimed academicians, entrepreneurs, elected officials, religious leaders as well as students. This historic pilgrimage to Ghana will be another triumphant homecoming to the land of our ancestors. We will return with mixed yet happy emotions.
As an eco-tourism site, Ada Foah has an estuary Island which is a wildlife paradise with marine turtles, birds and primates.
There is opportunity to explore Ghana’s Historical Slave Trade with visits to World Heritage sites in the ancient towns of Elmina & Cape Coast.
Day 1: Arrive in Accra, Ghana
On arrival at Kotoka International Airport, our expert cultural tour guide will meet, assist and transfer you to your hotel in our private air conditioned vehicle.
Once you have checked in, your guide, who will be with you throughout your stay, will brief you on what to expect during your time […]
For millions of Beninese, voodoo is an integral part of everyday life. It does have a dark side – and you cannot avoid the many voodoo dolls riddled with pins and nails. Ouidah is the spiritual capital of voodoo and was once a major slave-trading post
On January 10 every year ceremonies and festivities take place on the beach near the monument dedicated to the Place of No Return. Thousands of voodoo believers and adherents gather in Ouidah, the historic centre of voodoo religion to receive blessings from Ouidah’s voodoo chief. This is one of Benin’s most colorful and spectacular events.
The celebrations begin when the supreme voodoo priest slaughters an animal, usually a goat to honor the spirits. This is followed by singing, chanting, dancing, beating of drums and drinking of various spirits usually gin. The area is temporarily Benin’s yearly Woodstock.