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Afrochella & Edina Bronya, the Ghana Holiday Experience – 8 Day

From the exuberance of Afrochella to the centuries-old traditions of Edina Bronya, come experience the hidden gems of Ghana on this culturally-rich tour. Palace Travel offers this 8-day journey from December 27th to January 3rd that will start in Accra, the capital city of Ghana, and guide you through Kumasi, the capital of the Ancient Ashanti Kingdom, where present-day kings still rule proudly, to the historical sites of Elmina and its surroundings. With Afrochella just a few days before the New Year, and Edina Bronya happening the first Thursday of the year, this trip will highlight the vibrant culture of Africa with fashion, art installations, pageantry, music and so much more. While there is some truth to the notion that there is no place like home for the holidays, Ghana offers you the unique experience of home away from home during this holiday season. Join us for a most unforgettable adventure.

Return of the African Diaspora Continues – July 2020

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.

Dak‘Art & St Louis Jazz Festival, 9 days

The Dakar Biennale (Dak'Art festival) is a major contemporary art exhibition that takes place once every two years in Dakar, Senegal. Join us for this amazing display of talent from across Africa, alongside the world renowned St. Louis Jazz Festival; with Jazz Musicians from around the world in Saint Louis, Senegal, a town bursting with French colonial charm. Visit Dakar, Senegal's Capital City, with its vibrant markets, historical museums, the famous Goree Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to 'The Door of no Return" and the curiously colored Pink Lake.

Ghana Spring Special, 8 Days

This special tour of Ghana includes visits to craft villages in the ancient Ashanti Kingdom, slave castles on the Cape Coast, and major sites in Accra.

Dak‘Art & St Louis Jazz Festival, 8 days

This 8 day tour features the Dar'Art & St-Louis Jazz Festival in charming St-Louis, Senegal which was once the capital of French West Africa. The tour also includes excursions to Goree Island, Pink Lake and Dakar.

Panafest Celebration in Ghana- 10 Days

PANAFEST-- the Pan-African Historical Theatre Festival is just around the corner! This event is held every two years in Ghana to celebrate the history, culture and unity of the Ghanaian people. Since its inception in 1992, Panafest themes have reflected the political, social and economic advancement of Africa. Panafest is held every two years to encourage learning about the history of Africa using traditional arts and culture. Panafest attracts a diverse assembly of people - ranging from political leaders, eminent personalities and intellectuals - to entrepreneurs, investors, philanthropists and vacationers. Central to the celebration are major international performing and visual artists from across Africa.

Explore Senegal & The Gambia, 10 Days

Explore Senegal and The Gambia for 10 days on this fascinating tour. Highlights of this tour include Goree Island, Pink Lake, Juffureh and relaxing at Saly Beach Resort. Also visit the vibrant markets and national monuments in Dakar and Banjul.

Historic Egypt & Ghana, 12-Days

Explore famous historic sites in Egypt and Ghana. Visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquites in Cairo, The Great Pyramids in Giza, and the ancient city of Alexandria. Tour the slave castles in Cape Coast and the ancient Ashanti Kingdom in Ghana.

Ghana, Togo & Benin Including the Annual Ouidah Voodoo Festival – Jan 2020

In 1996 the government of Benin decreed that Voodoo was an official voodoo a religion practiced by more than 60% of Benin's over 10 million residents.

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.