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AFROCHELLA – 8 Days (December 28, 2022 to January 04, 2023)

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Duration

8 Days 7 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English

Overview

AFROCHELLA.

Afrochella Festival is 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, and Live performances.

HIGHLIGHTS

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

Itinerary

DAY 1 ARRIVE IN ACCRA- Wednesday 12/28
DAY 1 ARRIVE IN ACCRA- Wednesday  12/28

ACCRA-GOMOA NYANYANO-CAPE COAST/ELMINA
Christmas is a beautiful time of year, and while it is true that there is no place like home for the holidays, Ghana allows you to experience how much Christmas is celebrated here in a special way. One of the most unforgettable experiences of a lifetime will be possible on this trip. You will be greeted at the airport, guided through customs and immigration, and then driven in a private A/C vehicle to your hotel in Accra. Arrive at your hotel, unwind, and get ready for a fantastic evening of scrumptious food and relaxing music.
Hotel: Labadi Beach Hotel or similar

DAY 2 ACCRA (AFROCHELLA FESTIVAL- OPENING NIGHT)- Thursday 12/29
DAY 2 ACCRA (AFROCHELLA FESTIVAL- OPENING NIGHT)- Thursday  12/29

Welcome to the thriving metropolis of Accra, which combines both contemporary architecture and colonial-era buildings. The 120-year-old city offers a distinctive collection of historical sites, such as the neighborhoods of Jamestown, New Town, and Ga Mashie. The following visits are scheduled during the day: Drive by Flagstaff House, the president's formal residence and administrative offices (Ghana's White House), which is now a museum and center for the study of Africanism.

Before going to the Afrochella festival, aimed to elevate and spotlight the exciting and blooming millennial talent from and in Africa, we will return to our hotel to freshen up. The day will include a joyous celebration of our culture through live performances, arts and fashion installations, and the finest of African culture. Bring lovely memories of your totally authentic African trip back to the hotel.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Hotel: Labadi Beach Hotel or similar

DAY 3 ACCRA - Friday 12/30
DAY 3 ACCRA - Friday  12/30

After a night filled with excitement, savor a delicious breakfast at your hotel. We leave about noon to finish our tour of Accra. Driving past the Independence Square, where Ghana holds most of its national ceremonies, you will see the enclosed flame of African liberation, which was lit by Dr. Kwame Nkrumah in 1961. This is where we will stop to visit the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, the final resting place of Ghana's first president. The Memorial Park comprises a museum with pictures, artifacts, and information on Dr. Nkrumah's life situated amid lovely gardens. The renowned international marketplace, the Accra Arts & Crafts Centre, is right next to the Dr. Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum. Consider practicing your negotiating skills while shopping for exquisite real African clothing, arts, and crafts to give as gifts to family and friends back home at Accra's largest open market.

The Jamestown suburb, one of Accra's most historic communities, is where the tour of the day comes to a close. The Usher Fort and lighthouses are its most famous attractions. Enjoy a historical walking tour of Jamestown while learning about locals' daily activities. On this Jamestown walking tour, take in the intriguing sights, sounds, and flavors while tasting some specially chosen street food. A few freshly prepared local dishes, including the well-known Ga Kenkey made with corn dough, fish, red pepper or green sauce, Banku, rice, eggs, and Waakye, will be available for you to sample and taste (made from rice and beans). With some locals, enjoy a local buffet and some cold beverages.

Meal(s): Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel: Labadi Beach Hotel or similar

DAY 4 ACCRA(AFROCHELLA NYE PARTY)- Saturday 12/31
DAY 4  ACCRA(AFROCHELLA NYE PARTY)- Saturday  12/31

You have the day off to engage in personal exploration. Visit a spa or take a beachside nap (on your own account). At Afrochella's New Year's Eve Party, you may celebrate the arrival of 2019 in style. Prepare to dance your heart out at Afrochella's New Year's Party as you meet new people by putting on your dancing shoes.

Meal(s): Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel : Labadi Beach Hotel or similar

DAY 5 ACCRA – WINNEBA- CAPE COAST Sunday 01/01
DAY 5 ACCRA – WINNEBA- CAPE COAST Sunday  01/01

After a leisurely breakfast, we proceed to Cape Coast in the Central Region of Ghana. The lives of Africans in the diaspora have been significantly impacted by this area. We'll stop at Winneba, a traditional name for Simpa in south Ghana and a storied fishing harbor. You may see a huge display of cultural masquerades here, along with street dancing acts using distinctive costumes. To get some fantastic pictures, make sure your camera is fully charged. We travel on to Elmina and stop for lunch at the Coconut Grove Beach Resort (at your expense).

We'll start our trip to Elmina, the earliest European settlement in Sub-Saharan Africa, with a guided walking tour. It once held the title of most multicultural city in subtropical Africa. Walk through Elmina's historic center. Observe the brightly colored fishing canoes at the harbor as they prepare to set sail for another night of fishing. For photographers, this is a picture-perfect chance.

Meal(s): Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel : Ridge Royal Hotel or similar

DAY 6 ELMINA & CAPE COAST CASTLES - Monday 01/02
DAY 6 ELMINA & CAPE COAST CASTLES - Monday  01/02

We will drive the short distance to Elmina Castle, also known as Fort Sao Jorge de Elmina, after breakfast. This UNESCO World Heritage Site was founded in 1486 and was the first European-built edifice to be constructed in sub-Saharan Africa. Following this stop, we travel on to Cape Coast to see the dungeon there. Here, you will go through the infamous "door of no return," which will take you on an emotional journey in the opposite direction of our ancestors.

Lunch at the One Africa Restaurant (at your own expense). You will participate in the customary Fihankra Ceremony this evening, which aims to "restore to Diasporas the Cultural and Spiritual Connections that were denied them for generations." You will be given your certificate of authenticity during the traditional Naming Ceremony that is part of the Fihankra Ceremony. Celebrate the new year in style at your hotel tonight.

Meal(s): Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel: Ridge Royal Hotel or similar

DAY 7 CAPE COAST - KAKUM - ACCRA- Tuesday 01/03
DAY 7 CAPE COAST - KAKUM - ACCRA- Tuesday  01/03

After breakfast and check out, you will 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 as you walk the suspended bridge and marvel at the breathtaking views that stretch for miles across the rainforest.

Upon arrival in Accra, you will be transferred to the airport in time for your onward flight.

Meal(s): Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel :Labadi Beach Hotel

Meal (s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel :Labadi Beach Hotel or similar

DAY 8 ACCRA-DEPART -Wednesday 01/04
DAY 8 ACCRA-DEPART -Wednesday 01/04

The day is free for leisurely pursuits and solitary pleasures. Before being taken to the airport for your next journey, you have the chance to finish up any last-minute shopping.

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 & 4 dinners)
  • Bottled water per person per day
  • Admission to listed sites and activities
  • VIP admission to Afrochella on December 28 & Admission
  • to New Year’s Eve Party
  • Assistance with visa application
  • Flights
  • Cost of visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuity for driver and guide
  • Meals not listed
  • Personal expenses

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