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Ghana 2022:
The Homecoming

Accra, Ghana

August 29, 2022 - September 5, 2022

There's no place like home...

You will not want to miss your opportunity to "Sankofa" (return to your roots) on this small group experience to Ghana in 2022. This 8-day tour will be dedicated to retracing the roots of our African ancestors. We will visit the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, Palace of the Ashanti King and the infamous Cape Coast and Elmina Slave Castles among many other sites. Our 2022 tour will also have a heavy focus on the artisans of Ghana. We will learn the process of kente weaving, bead making, wood carving and much more. 

The people of Ghana are well-known to be industrious and you will marvel at how they manage to make beautiful pieces of art out of seemingly ordinary items. But don't just come to watch! You'll try your hand at many of the crafts and even take some home to show your family and friends what you learned while in the Motherland. We welcome you to come and Experience Ghana!

Details, Please

This 8-day/7-night Ghana experience is perfect for both the first time visitor as well as someone who has been before but is interested in deeper cultural immersion and making local connections. On your first day in Accra you will be greeted at the airport by our friendly and welcoming transfer partners. The evening will be your official "Akwaaba" Welcome Dinner experience.

Day two will be a completely re-vamped City Tour of Accra which includes some lesser known sites along with all the iconic monuments and buildings in the capital city. Day three takes us to learn the process of recycled glass bead making, a visit to the well-known Aburi Botanical Gardens and a cocoa farm to learn the process of cultivating Ghana's #3 export.

We will then depart Accra for a trip to the famous twin waterfalls--Boti Falls. The afternoon will be reserved for a bead making experience where you can string your own wearable art for yourself or someone special back home. We end the day in the capital of the Ashanti region: Kumasi. Day five will include a city tour of Kumasi and a visit to local craft villages where we learn the process of kente-weaving and the meanings behind the traditional Adinkra symbols used by the Ghanaian people.

Day six takes us to Cape Coast where we will trace the steps of our ancestors at Assin Manso River, where enslaved Africans would take their final bath before being transferred to the coast and await ships to carry them to the Americas. We will then visit one of the infamous dungeons, Cape Coast Castle where you can step through the "Door of No Return." Day seven completes the picture of our ancestors with a visit to Elmina Castle. After seeing both castles you can see the differences in the design and structure of such edifices. 

Your time in Cape Coast wouldn't be complete without a trip to Kakum National Park for a walk across the canopies, high above the forest. You'll also enjoy a cooking lesson and naming ceremony for those who would like to complete the "Sankofa" journey with a new Ghanaian name and welcome to the family by village elders.

This journey promises to change you and encourage you to tell others about the incredible experience you've had in the Motherland. While it might be your first time, it's guaranteed not to be the last!

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$2,149/pp (based on double occupancy)

+$525 - Single Supplement

Package Includes

  • Group Preparation Conference Calls
  • Round-trip Airport Transfers
  • ​7 Nights Deluxe hotel accommodations
  • Breakfast Daily + 2 Group Dinners
  • Local Guide
  • Air-conditioned transportation w/driver
  • Entry into all included attractions 
  • Exclusive OE & T Souvenirs 
     

 
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Additional Information

What's not included:

  1. Travel insurance (STRONGLY recommended)

  2. Entry Visas

  3. International Airfare 

  4. COVID-19 Tests 

  5. Immunizations and travel related medications

  6. Alcoholic & mineral beverages (unless indicated otherwise)

  7. Excursions outside of group activities

  8. Meals not mentioned on itinerary 

  9. Items of purely personal nature

  10. Gratuities and tips

Payments:

Guests will book with a low deposit and then make subsequent installment payments until the trip is paid in full. You may also choose to pay in full at the time of booking. Timely installment payments are expected. Two or more late payments will make your booking subject to automatic cancellation without refund. Please notify us of any late payments within 5 days of due date.

We accept all major credit cards, PayPal, cashiers checks and/or money orders. Opt to pay by money order or cashiers check and save 4% on each payment. Deposit must be paid via credit/debit card or bank transfer. Subsequent payments can be made by money order or cashiers check.

Important Travel Information:

  • Flights to Ghana are not included. All travelers are responsible for booking their own flights. We can assist with this, just let us know. Flights must be booked by June 30, 2022. Arrival on August 29th should be by 4pm to ensure you're included in our welcome events. ACC is the airport code for Kotoka International Airport in Ghana.

  • We only travel in small groups of no more than 20 individuals. 

  • Proof of vaccination for COVID-19 AND a negative PCR COVID-19 test result taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure are required to join this tour. 

  • Travelers will receive their final travel instructions 15 days prior to departure.

  • A valid passport with 6 months validity from the departure date and at least one blank page is required for travel.

  • A visa is required for entry into Ghana. Visas must be obtained PRIOR to travel and are approximately $60 USD. We recommend the Ghana Embassy in DC.

  • A Yellow Fever & COVID-19 vaccine are required to enter Ghana. Visit your local travel clinic for more information.

  • Refunds will not be provided for cancellations due to passport, visa or required vaccine issues.

  • By booking this trip, all guests in your party are subject to our current Terms & Conditions. Terms are subject to change without notice.

  • Travel Insurance is strongly encouraged. Guests may purchase their own or our team can assist you with quotes.

Cancellation policy:

We realize that plans can change so we've established these flexible cancellation policies as follows:

 

Cancellations between 1/2/22 - 4/30/22:Full refund minus $250 cancellation fee, in the form of a Future Travel Credit (to be applied to a future Oheneba Events & Travel Group Getaway. Book by 12/31/22 - Travel by 12/31/23)

Cancellations between 5/1/22  - 8/1/22: Traveler may transfer booking to another passenger OR  receive a 50% refund in the form of a Future Travel Credit (to be applied to a future Oheneba Events & Travel Group Getaway. Book by 12/31/22 - Travel by 12/31/23)

 

NO CANCELLATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 8/1/22.

BOOKINGS BECOME 100% NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE.

 

Oheneba Events & Travel is not responsible for penalties or fees associated with cancelled bookings for any reason, including COVID related matters. We strongly encourage our travelers to buy Travel Insurance to protect your travel investment. We are happy to provide travel insurance quotes.

 

If Oheneba Events & Travel is compelled to cancel this trip for any reason, all booked travelers will receive a full refund in the form of Future Travel Credit for another Group Getaway.