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Afrochella Festival – 10 Days

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Duration

10

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English

Overview

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.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ada Foh
  • Afrochella
  • Cape Coast Castle
  • Kakum National Park

Itinerary

Day 1: ARRIVE IN ACCRA - December 27
Day 1: ARRIVE IN ACCRA - December 27

While the Christmas season is magical, having an authentic African Christmas experience is something you don’t want to miss with a visit to Ghana. This trip will offer you the chance to experience one of the most unforgettable holidays of a lifetime. 

Once you arrive in Accra, you'll be warmly received after going through immigration and customs. You will be picked up by our cultural tour guide and transferred 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 meals and soothing music. 

Overnight at Accra City Hotel

Day 2: ACCRA CITY TOUR (OPENING CEREMONY OF AFROCHELLA) - December 28
Day 2: ACCRA CITY TOUR (OPENING CEREMONY OF AFROCHELLA) - December 28

Explore the vibrant city of Accra, which is a blend of historic and modern buildings, with many colonial-era buildings still evident today. There are many historical landmarks in this 120-year-old city, including areas like New Town, Ga Mashie, and Jamestown. 

We cannot miss the chance of tasting the delicious waakye (a popular rice nutritious Ghanaian dish made from cooked rice and beans served with fresh tomato sauce and hot pepper sauce) from Aunty Muni's Kitchen  

We'll continue to Independence Square, where you will see the flame of African Liberation that was lit by Dr. Kwame Nkrumah in 1961. The Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, with its attractive gardens and museum, is a great place to learn about the first President of Ghana. It also serves as the final resting place for the late president, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah after his previous burial in Guinea and Nkroful, his birth town. 

Our day’s visit ends at Jamestown Community, the oldest city in Accra. It is the most historic neighborhood where history resides on every corner. Best known for its lighthouses (the first of which was constructed in 1875 by the British) as a navigational aid for trading vessels sailing through the Gulf of Guinea. The original structure was ruined but a larger and more improved lighthouse was completed in 1921. 

The vibrant atmosphere of Accra’s nightlife will be in full effect as Afrochella celebrates the opening of the event.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Overnight at Accra City Hotel

Day 3: ACCRA AND VICINITY (AFROCHELLA FESTIVAL) - December 29
Day 3: ACCRA AND VICINITY (AFROCHELLA FESTIVAL) - December 29

After a leisure morning and a sumptuous breakfast at your hotel, we set off to visit the following places: 

The W.E.B. Du Bois Centre was established in recognition of the life of the prominent Pan-Africanists who chose to live and work in Ghana. The Centre is a place for Pan-African Thought and houses a conference room, as well as a memorial/museum documenting Du Bois' life and highlighting Ghana's role in Pan-Africanism. 

After lunch at the Buka Restaurant (on the client’s account), go to Oxford Street where you'll find colorful stalls of authentic African wear. 

We will go briefly to our hotel to freshen up before we attend the second night of the Afrochella festival that will highlight African millennial's talents. The festival will feature a celebration of African culture through different kinds of art exhibitions, fashion shows, painting exhibitions, and live music.  

Return to the hotel with memories of a truly authentic African experience. 

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Overnight at Accra City Hotel

Day 4: ACCRA – ASSIN MANSO - CAPE COAST - December 30
Day 4: ACCRA – ASSIN MANSO - CAPE COAST - December 30

After 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. En route, we visit Assin Manso, the burial site of two former slaves from the U.S. and Jamaica whose remains were re-interred in August 1998 during Ghana’s first Emancipation Day celebration. You can see the ‘slave river’ where enslaved Africans were washed before being confined in the castles to await shipment to the Americas and the Caribbean. 

A visit to the Central Region will be incomplete without a picturesque tour of Elmina township, which was the first destination of Europeans in Sub-Saharan Africa. It used to be the most cosmopolitan city in tropical Africa. As you walk through the ancient town of Elmina and down to the harbor, you are greeted by colorful fishing canoes getting ready to go to sea for another night’s task of fishing. This a perfect picture opportunity for photographers. 

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast & Dinner

Overnight at Ridge Royal Hotel

Day 5: ELMINA & CAPE COAST CASTLES -December 31
Day 5: ELMINA & CAPE COAST CASTLES -December 31

After breakfast, you will experience a ceremony that you probably haven't heard about before. It is called the Fihankra Ceremony - ‘’Restore to Diaspora the Cultural and Spiritual connections that were denied them for centuries’’. This ceremony will include a traditional Naming Ceremony where you will receive a certificate of authentication. 

We continue on a visit to the Elmina Castle where you will explore the grounds and rooms full of haunting history. The 14th-century fortress which is currently a UNESCO World Heritage site and originally known as the St. George’s Castle was built by the Portuguese in 1482.  

Continue the tour to Cape Coast Castle and its dungeon, where you will be moved emotionally by the ‘’Door of No Return’’. 

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast & Dinner

Overnight at Ridge Royal Hotel

Day 6: CAPE COAST -KAKUM - ACCRA - January 01
Day 6: CAPE COAST -KAKUM - ACCRA - January 01

The following breakfast and check out, we say goodbye to Cape Coast and head back to Accra. En route, 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 while you walk the suspended bridge and marvel at the stunning views that stretch for miles across the rainforest.  

Return to Accra via the West Hills Mall. Transfer to your hotel overnight. 

You will be able to experience new and diverse ways of celebrating the New Year this evening. 

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast & Dinner

Overnight at Accra City Hotel

Day 7: ACCRA - ADA FOAH - January 02
Day 7: ACCRA - ADA FOAH - January 02

Your Christmas holiday will be incomplete without spending some downtime relaxing by the beach. After breakfast, we depart to Ada Foah, where you spend two nights at an eco-friendly resort sunbathing along the Atlantic Ocean. 

We will stop at the Makola Market, where a fascinating experience awaits you; This market is the biggest open market in Accra and has been compartmentalized into various sections to make shopping easy. You will have the opportunity to observe how hundreds of vendors cater to customers who pass through their market stalls and try out your bargaining skills if you are interested in purchasing some items. 

After lunch at the Its My Kitchen Restaurant (on the client’s account), we continue to Ada Foah. Upon arrival, check-in and freshen up for the evening. Dinner at the hotel. 

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast & Dinner

Overnight at Aqua Safari Resort

Day 8: ADA FOAH - January 03
Day 8: ADA FOAH - January 03

After breakfast, you can enjoy leisure sunbathing along the Atlantic Ocean. 

You may take a walk through this sprawling tropical paradise located in the middle of nature. Here, you can encounter and capture all your memories in photos with the wonderful exotic animals. Flamingoes, donkeys, ponies, and swans; the amazing fowl are a sight to behold and you can even feed the flamingo! 

Take a scenic boat trip in the afternoon to the Island and discover the conservation work done by local gin producers to protect the environment and aquatic life. 

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast & Dinner

Overnight at Aqua Safari Resort

Day 9: ADA FOAH -DODOWA - ACCRA - January 04
Day 9: ADA FOAH -DODOWA - ACCRA - January 04

At a leisurely pace, we depart for Accra making a stop at T.K Beads, experts in making beautiful traditional beads using traditional methods.  The bead-making craft is a long-held tradition in Ghana. The beads are made by hand and then strung together to make bracelets, necklaces, and other jewelry. Our guide will demonstrate how to make beads, and you will be able to learn the skills that aid in beads manufacturing.

In Ghana, beads are a symbol of wealth and beauty and are still used during traditional durbars and festivals. After the demonstration, we can admire and purchase a wide selection of beads that have been made here at the onsite shop. 

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast & Dinner

Overnight at Accra City Hotel

Day 10: ACCRA - DEPART - January 05
Day 10: ACCRA - DEPART - January 05

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

Included/Excluded

  • 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 & 7 dinners)
  • Bottled water per person per day
  • Admission to listed sites and activities
  • Assistance with the visa application
  • Flights
  • Cost of visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuity for driver and guide
  • Meals not listed
  • Personal expenses

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from $2,375.00

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Member Since 2021

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