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AFROFUTURE FEST – 8 Days (December 27, 2024 to January 03, 2025)

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Duration

8 days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English

Afrofuture Fest is an unrivaled celebration of African culture, music, art, and fashion, bringing people worldwide together to experience Africa’s vivid spirit. This yearly event in Accra, Ghana, displays the finest of Africa’s unique heritage and current inventiveness.

Visitors to Afrofuture are immersed in a tapestry of African traditions, from Afrobeat and Highlife music to stunning exhibits of African dress and art. The festival’s broad roster includes live concerts, fashion presentations, art exhibitions, and cultural installations that emphasize the richness and diversity of African culture.

Afrofuture is a platform for showcasing African enterprises, entrepreneurship, and groundbreaking work, in addition to providing entertainment. The event has a dynamic marketplace where local craftsmen, designers, and entrepreneurs present their wares, offering a one-of-a-kind opportunity to support African businesses and engage with the continent’s creative talents.

Afrofuture is a movement that celebrates Africa’s rich heritage, promotes current culture, and empowers its people. People from all walks of life come together at Afrofuture to revel in Africa’s beauty, diversity, and promise while drawing motivation from its rich tapestry of customs, creativity, and artistic expressions.

Afrofuture offers an immersive and unforgettable experience that will leave you with lasting memories and a deeper appreciation for the richness and dynamism of Africa’s cultural heritage, whether you are a music lover, a fashion lover, an art expert, or simply curious about African culture. Join us at Afrofuture and participate in the exciting celebration of Afrocentric culture influencing Africa’s future.

NB: THERE IS AN OPTION TO UPGRADE YOUR HOTELS ON THIS TOUR AT ADDITIONAL COST

 

Highlights

  • Afrofuture concerts
  • New Year's Eve party
  • Slave Castles Tour
  • Naming Ceremony

Day 1: ARRIVE IN ACCRA—Friday, December 27

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: Lancaster Accra or similar

Day 2: ACCRA (AFROFUTURE FEST- OPENING NIGHT)—Saturday, December 28

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). • Makola Market visit is a lifetime experience for every first timer in Ghana. See the colorful sights of Authentic African fabrics to the sounds of market women joyfully calling buyers to come get some of their wares. This is an open market with a segment of compartmentalized stores selling different things from food items to dresses and accessories. There will be a seamstress at the hotel to pick up the fabrics and take your measurements for your custom-made African clothing. This evening, attend AfroFuture Fest, a unique opportunity to celebrate African diversity, inclusiveness, the thrilling and thriving millennial talent, culture and art from and in Africa. The all new AfroFuture Music Museum, a museum-like experience that takes people on a musical journey from the past into the future with live performances and art installations all add to the stunning experiences at this premier festival. Return to the hotel with beautiful memories of a truly authentic African experience. Meals : Breakfast Hotel: Lancaster Accra or similar

Day 3: ACCRA—Sunday, December 29

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 your 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 return to the hotel in time to prepare for the second night of AFROFUTURE FEST. Meal(s) included: Breakfast Meal(s): Breakfast Hotel: Lancaster Accra or similar

Day 4: ACCRA|SUN|SEA|BEACH—Monday, December 30

After breakfast, enjoy your day at leisure. Chill, sunbath and enjoy the breeze (on your own account). Sunbath at the beach or visit the spa (on your own account). Pick up at your hotel in the evening to enjoy local meals at Buka Restaurant. Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Dinner Hotel: Lancaster Accra or similar

Day 5: ACCRA (AFROFUTURE NYE PARTY)—Tuesday, December 31

Today is a free day to do your own personal exploration. Tonight, ring in the New Year in Style at AfroFuture’s New Year’s Eve Party. Get ready with your dancing shoes to dance your heart out at the party as you make new friends and bogy to Afro beats and tunes. Meal(s): Breakfast,Dinner Hotel: Lancaster Accra or similar

Day 6: ACCRA | CAPE COAST | ELMINA (A JOURNEY THROUGH OUR UNIQUE HISTORY)—Wednesday, January 1

Following a leisurely morning, 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. Upon arrival in Cape Coast, visit the Cape Coast Castle which is one of UNESCO World recognized forts and castles in Ghana. The Cape Coast Castle houses the West African Historical Museum established by the Smithsonian Institute in collaboration with the Ghanaian Government in 1994. Cape Coast Castle is another restored UNESCO World Heritage Site. Also enjoy a 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. This evening, get completely drenched in the thrilling performances by the Akomapa Cultural Troupe. We will enjoy dinner at the hotel. Meal(s): Breakfast, Dinner Hotel: Elmina Bay Resort

Day 7: ELMINA TOWNSHIP (RECONNECTING WITH THE MOTHERLAND)—Thursday, January 2

After breakfast, 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 that will be held at a local Chef’s palace. ALL ARE REQUESTED TO BE IN WHITE for the ceremony. We continue to 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. We return to Accra arriving early evening. Transfer to your hotel Meal(s) included: Breakfast Hotel : Elmina Bay Resort

Day 8:ACCRA|DEPART —Friday, January 3 —Friday, January 3

Enjoy the full morning at leisure. There is the opportunity for last minute shopping prior to your transfer to the airport for your onward flight. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

TOUR 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, 1 Lunch & 3 dinners
  • Bottled water per person per day
  • Admission to listed sites and activities
  • VIP admission to Afrofuture on December 28 -29 &
  • General Admission to New Year’s Eve Party
  • Assistance with visa application

TOUR EXCLUDES

  • Cost of visa
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for driver and guide
  • Tips for site guides/waiters
  • Meals not listed
  • Personal expenses
  • Early check-in
  • Porterage fees

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