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Exploring Ashanti Culture and Crafts, 3 Days

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.

Ghana Starter Pack, 3 Days

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.

Explore Senegal and Ghana, 11 Days

Tour of Dakar including Goree Island and Pink Lake before heading to Accra. Here you can enjoy the cultural, historical and environmental wonders of Ghana. From Aburi, to Mampong, to Kumasi, to the Cape Coast, see all that Ghana offers!

HISTORIC RETURN OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA

In August 2019, exactly 400 years after the arrival of the first recorded landing of a slave ship in Virginia, which saw the acceleration of the horrendous Middle Passage, hundreds of descendants of former enslaved Africans will make a triumphant return to the land of our ancestry.

Cultural Tour of Ghana & South Africa, 14 Days

Experience Ghana and South Africa on this all-inclusive 14 day tour which includes visits to the ancient Ashanti Kingdom in Kumasi and to UNESCO World Heritage sites in Cape Coast. In South Africa tour Johannesburg, Soweto, Lesedi Cultural Village- and enjoy a game drive at Pilanesberg National Park. Continue to Cape Town for Table Mountain, Robben Island, the Cape Winelands and Township tour.

Cultural & Historical Ivory Coast Tour, 8 Days

Come discover Cote d'Ivoire, a jewel nestled on the coast of West Africa. This eight day journey offers visits to important historical sites including one of the largest churches in the world-the Basilique de Notre Dame de la Paix, and a game reserve. You will explore Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire's largest city- known as the "Paris of West Africa".

The Best of Senegal, 8 Days

The Best of Senegal, 8 Days

Mali & Burkina Faso, 13 Days

Mali is home to many UNESCO World Heritage sites: the legendary city of Timbuktu, the ancient cliffside Dogon Villages and Timbuktu's sister city- Djenne. You will start the tour in Bamako on Point G, a hilltop vantage point of the city before visiting the National Museum and the Central Market. In Djenne see the magnificent Grand Mosque, the world’s largest mud brick structure, and a UNESCO World Heritage site. In the evening set sail on the Niger River in a traditional Pinasse to enjoy the sunset.

Historical Tour of Ethiopia & Meskel Festival

Join us on this Historical Tour of Ethiopia scheduled to include the 2019 Meskel Festival. Explore the fascinating history of Ethiopia with visits to ancient cities, picturesque hinterlands and UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela. The main Meskel celebration includes the burning of a large bonfire, the Demera, in Meskel Square in Addis Ababa. This tradition is based on the revelation by the mother of the first Christian Roman Emperor, Constantine the Great, which revealed the exact location of the True Cross. The ancient festival dates back 1,600 years and is celebrated with huge, evening bonfires with large, orderly but noisy torch-carrying throngs of participants accompanied by ornately robed priests carrying silver Coptic crosses. The flowering of the cross-shaped Meskel daisies also marks the end of the 3-month long rainy season and the return of the sun. This is a once in a lifetime experience that should not be missed!

Historical Tour of Sudan, 6 Days

In Sudan go on a city tour of Khartoum, including the National Museum, home to the salvaged temples of Upper Nubia and the frescoes from the Cathedral of Faras. You will also have the opportunity to visit the place where the Blue and White Niles meet. From Khartoum you will visit the bazaar of Omdurman, House of the Khalifa and the ancient cultic center of Nagaa- home to the Temple of Amun, Roman chapel and the Lion temple. En-route to Meroe there is a stop in Musawwarat, to view the temple area and its rare elephant depictions. Meroe, commonly known as Nubia is located along the banks of the Nile River. There are close to 200 pyramids in this relatively small area, the Meroe Pyramid was built 800 years after the last Egyptian pyramid.

Discover Eritrea, 7 Days

In Eritrea, explore the city of Asmara and visit the mountain town of Keren before reaching Massawa-the "Pearl of the Red Sea" and one of the region's most important ports for centuries. With its exquisite Turkish-style architecture and shopping arcades, beautiful mosques and delicious sea food, Massawa is the perfect destination for the adventurous traveler. In addition to the city's many attractions, it also offers pristine beaches and world-class swimming only short distance from the city center.

Historical Tour of Algeria, 11 Days

Immerse yourself in the history of Algeria on this 11 Day tour; Algeria is home to shockingly well preserved Roman ruins, magical Oasis, and wonderful people. Travel from the capital city of Algiers through Tipaza to Djemila, Timgad to Bou Saada on an unforgettable adventure.

Discover Western Sahara, 8 Days

Discover Western Sahara, 8 Days

Island Hopping Tour of Madagascar, 8 Days

Relax in one of the most exotic locales on earth on this 8 day Island Hopping tour!

Highlights of Djibouti, 6 Days

This six day tour of Djibouti highlights Lac Assal a beautiful landlocked aquatic wilderness, the North Circuit (Bankouleh), the South Circuit (Arta Village, Grand & Petite Bara), Tadjourah and the beautiful Sable Blanc Beach

Discover Comoro Islands Tour, 8-Days

Discover Comoro Islands Tour, 8-Days

Discover Burundi, 7-Days

Discover Burundi, 7-Days

Cultural and Historical Tour of Liberia and Sierra Leone, 13 Days

Cultural and Historical Tour of Liberia and Sierra Leone, 13 Days

Senegal and Gambia, 12 Days

Day 1: JUNE 26- DEPART USA

Day 2: JUNE 27 – ARRIVE IN DAKAR, SENEGAL
Arrive Dakar, Senegal. Meet assistant and transfer to the hotel. This evening enjoy a welcome dinner with drummers and dancers.
Meal(s) Included: Dinner
Overnight at:  Novotel Dakar

Day 3: JUNE 28- DAKAR
After breakfast there is orientation at Africa Consultants International (ACI) headquarters by Gary Engelberg. […]

Senegal & South Africa, 11 Days

Experience the Culture and History of South Africa and Senegal. Visit two UNESCO World Heritage Sites; Robben Island, the former prison where Nelson Mandela spent many years and Goree Island, home to "The Door of No Return". Enjoy a view of Cape Town from the top of Table Mountain. Visit Soweto where incredible stories come to life, and go on a safari at Pilanesburg game reserve in search of the 'Big 5'. In Dakar visit the vibrant markets and historical sites.

Archeological Tour of Egypt & Algeria, 17 Days

Archeological Tour of Egypt & Algeria, 17 Days

Dak‘Art & St Louis Jazz Festival

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.

South Africa: Cape Town & Cape Wine Tasting Tour, 7 Days

Welcome to the land so diverse that its inhabitants call it "A World in One Country." See Table Mountain and Capetowns many attractions before continuing your journey along South Africa's beautiful Garden Route to Oudtshorn, Knysna and Port Elizabeth

‘Big Five’ South Africa Tour: Cape Town, Kruger & Victoria Falls 12 Days

Experience South Africa with tours of Cape Town, and Robben Island. Visit the Cape Town Winelands, ride to the top of Table Mountain and enjoy a game drive in Kruger National park.

Village Festival, 1 Day

Interact with villagers during traditional ceremonies including singing, dancing, wrestling, and more!

Pink Lake, 1 Day

Visit Pink Lake, one of the most popular site in Senegal, and experience the village culture surrounding it. The salt and other minerals in the lake give it the pink hue that makes it such a spectacular sight!

Saint Louis, 2 Days

Take a tour of this former colonial capital of Senegal that still has the appearance of an old provincial town. Also visit the Djoudj National Bird Park, considered one of the most important bird sanctuaries in the world, and the holy city of Touba.

Bamako and Siby, 2 days

Two day tour of Mali that highlights the fascinating Mande area and the bustling capital city of Bamako. Also enjoy an evening cruise on the Niger River.

Bamako and Segou, 2 Days

Two-day tour of Segou and Bamako. See the famous pottery market in Segou, or the tomb of King Biton Coulibaly. In Bamako visit the Musokunda Museum and artisan markets.

Segou & Teriyabugu, 2 Days

Quick tour which includes tours of capital city Bamako, historic Segou and the completely environmentally sustainable village of Teriyabugu.

A Taste of Rwanda: 4 Day Gorilla Tracking Extension

Come tour the forests of Rwanda for an excursion of gorilla-tracking. Stay at the Mountain Gorillas Nest Lodge, and join a group of professional trackers on a pleasant romp through the forest in search of Gorillas. Later you will be able to visit the famed The Milles Collines, the hotel featured in the movie “Hotel Rwanda.”

Discover Rwanda, 5 Day Extension

Come have a pleasant trip in Rwanda, discovering its ancient forests and placid lakes and streams. The country is blessed with a number of ecological sites including twin volcanic lakes, a natural habitat for gorillas, and Gishwati Forest reserve. Visit them all with this trip to Rwanda.

Tour of Mozambique, 5 Days

Mozambique brings you lush forests, beautiful bodies of water. Visit Beira for game drives, forest walks and bird watching. Nampula & Ilha De Mozambique a stop over on the Indian Spice Route. Continue to Maputo for an indepth city tour.

Uganda Gorilla Tracking Safari, 6 Days

Uganda is known as the Switzerland of East Africa. Come tour its mountainous forests such as those found in its Bwindi National Park. You will also tour Queen Elizabeth National Park, known for its extensive game reserve.

Ghana: Beach, History & Nature, 6 Days

Discover the extraordinary indigenous culture, traditional lifestyles and the warmth of Ghanaians on this introductory exploration of Ghana’s stunning eco-beaches and thriving unspoilt hotspots. Get introduced to the sights and soothing sounds of the Atlantic ocean as you frolic along the pleasantly uncrowded palm fringed white sandy beaches.

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.

Introducing Ghana, 6 Days

Travel to Accra, Ghana and visit Manhyia Palace and the Ashanti Kingdom in Kumasi. Explore Cape Coast and see the infamous "Door of No Return."

Discover Mali, 6 Days

Explore the cities of Bamako, Mopti and Djenne. Visit the mysterious Dogon people and the markets in Segou. You can even enjoy a sunset sail on the Niger River!

Tour of Angola, 5 Days

View the spectacular Kalandula Falls, Pedras Negras and the city of Porto Amboim, colonized by the Portugese in 1587. Experience first hand the history and culture of Angola.

Discover Mauritania, 6 Days

Tour Mauritania and roam its fascinating Saharan environment. You will explore its bustling fishing ports, bath in the springs of its oases, and ride across undulating sand dunes. You can do it all in Mauritania.

Light Discovery Of Egypt, 6 Days

This 6 day tour gives a taste of Egypt's intriguing history and culture. Visit one of the ancient Seven Wonders of the World - the Pyramids of Giza, and walk through the Valley of Kings in Luxor. This trip also includes tours of Cairo's sites.

Imperial Cities Tour Of Morocco 7-Days

Come and see for yourself the many Imperial cities of Morocco. Although host to a long list of kingly and religious capitals, each city of Morocco has a unique character waiting to be explored. Tour the royal gardens of Rabat, the Roman ruins of Volubilis, and the Islamic architecture of Fes. Finally end your adventure in the luxury and romance of Casablanca.

Archaeological Tour Of Morocco 7-Days

Come and explore the history of Morocco with this seven day tour of its legendary ancient cities. Walk the vibrant streets and admire the architecture of Rabat, Fes, Marrakech, and Casablanca. Each city hosts a litany of palaces, museums, and local bazaars to be survey. Combine this romp through urban North Africa with travel through the mythic Atlas mountains; travelers are guaranteed an amazing adventure.

Kenya Trails Safari – Amboseli & Maasai Mara National Park, 7 Days

Kenya is the land of safaris! Come tour its various national parks and game reserves with this expansive tour of the country. See the millions of pink flamingos that flock to Lake Nakuru National Park; the great lions and leopards that prowl the...

Tanzania Classic Safari, 7 Days

Come explore the land of Tanzania with our Classic Safari Tour. Roam the famous plains of the Serengeti; gaze upon its myriad of rare animals including elephants, cheetahs, and gazelles. Also tour Africa's "Garden of Eden", the Ngorongoro Crater

Uganda – Africa’s Pearl, 7 Days

Within its beautiful confines, Uganda has a high density and variety of African primates and other large mammals. This is supplemented by its beautiful landscape such as the rich grasslands in its crater regions and the misty forests of Bwindi national park. Come see both with this tour of Uganda.

Expedition Rwanda: Gorillas In the Mist 7-Days

Tour Rwanda and see the variety of Great Primates that inhabit its beautiful nature reserves. Explore the Nyungwe Forest with its large troops of Colobus monkeys; see the baboons and gorillas with trained trackers in Kingi Park, and tour the lar.

Ghana Historical Tour, 7 Days

Tour Independence Square, Nkrumah Memorial, National Theater, National Museum, Historical Castles, Ashanti Museum and Cultural Sites, Kumasi Fort, the University of Ghana, Museum of Archaeology and more in this in-depth historical tour of Ghana.

Discover Senegal 7-Days

Although Senegal has a lot to offer, you could easily spend your entire stay taking in the sights and sounds of bustling Dakar, the country’s capital and gateway to West Africa. But don’t be tempted, as there are more interesting sites than your time will allow. Get away from Dakar and see some of Senegal’s gems including: Pink Lake, a rare phenomenon located only an hour from Dakar, where the high concentration of salt and microorganisms gives the water its uniquely pink color. A twenty minutes ferry ride takes you to Goree Island, where the tranquil atmosphere and pastel colored houses betray Goree’s infamous past. If you are near Dakar on Sunday you may schedule a few hours to visit Abbaye de Keur Moussa, a Benedictine monastery built in the early 1900s and where Sunday mass is celebrated accompanied by traditional African musical instruments such as Koras, Balafons and Soft Drums.

Discover Mali, 7 Days

Discover Mali, the land of the famed Timbuktu. Tour the country of the Dogons and explore their cliffside villages. Visit the large arts and craft center of Bamako while experiencing the various blends of North Africa and Sub-saharan culture!