YEAR OF RETURN with a literal bang!! Visit Ghana during one of its most beautiful times which is the Christmas holiday. It is a Africa — AFROCELLA! Ghanaian host for the holiday tour will be Samuel Kumah from Kumasi, Ghana.
DAY 1 – Arrive in Accra, Ghana – Kokota International Airport — Free shuttle service to the hotel MSuites. Exchange USD to Ghanaian Cedis. Meet and Greet Christmas Dinner, Discuss Itinerary, Learn a few Ghanaian customs and phrases.
DAY 2 – City tour of Accra, visit Old Jamestown, Nkrumah Masoleum, Independence Square, Art Center, Wli Waterfall (largest waterfall in West Africa) Lunch/Dinner — we always find a nice local restaurant. Will probably have lunch at Mama Africa. Depending on timeframe — Dinner at AC Mall restaurants.
DAY 3 – Check out of hotel and drive to Kumasi ( takes about 4 hours). Bathroom breaks every 2 hours or as needed. Lunch at Ikes Cafe on arrival. Check in hotel. Visit Manhayia Palace Museum, Kejeita Market (largest market in West Africa), Okomfo Anokye Sword Museum (this is where the story of King Arthur and the Sword was stolen — see the actual sword that has not been able to be removed for over 320 years). We are working on visiting Asanko Gold, their corporate stock trade office and have an investor speak to the group. Dinner at Asantewaa Premier Guest House. (Be sure to bring a photo of any apparel you would like made. We will visit the garment district for you to choose your beautiful fabrics. A seamstress will review your photos and take your measuremenst. They will ship the apparel back to the host hotel.)
DAY 4 – Check-in MSuites — AFROCELLA!! VIP Tickets $60 General Admission: $30 — please include surcharge $5.00 Group tickets will be purchased prior to our arrival. Location: Those who do not attend will participate in a traditional Ghanaian Cuisine Cooking Class. Enjoy neighboring activities and hotel.
DAY 5 – Climb the mountain and cross the swinging bridges of Kakum National Park, Scenic view of Cape Coast on the way to Assin Manso Slave River (Last place slaves were allowed to bath before the 3 weeks trek to the slave castles), Visit Cape Coast Slave Castle and Visit Elmina Castle. Lunch at the Sahara Pub. Dinner at Coconut Grove Resort
DAY – 6 Visit Ntonso (Making of Adinkra symbols), Adanwomase (Authentic Kente Cloth Village), The Bead Factory, Cocoa farm tour and Lake Bosomtwe.
DAY – 7 Return to Accra, Check back into MSuites Hotel. Shopping at AC Mall or local vendors. Try on items made by seamstresses delivered to hotel. Take pictures in apparel. Enjoy a day at Labadi Beach. Prepare for New Year’s Eve Celebration!! **Additional fees may apply based on local venue.
DAY – 8 HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Enjoy a traditional holiday meal in a Ghanaian family home. We will help prepare the meal. Participate in local scheduled holiday activities. TBA
DAY – 9 – Pack and prepare for departure based on flight itinerary. Relax, enjoy a swim in the pool, miniature golf or a drink at the Tiki Bar.
(It is customary to tip your host and driver so please be mindful. 60 cedis is customary but you can give more if you like)