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Panafest Ghana 2023

Accra, Ghana

July 24 - August 2, 2023

CULTURE + CONNECTION

You will not want to miss your opportunity to "Sankofa" (return to your roots) on this small group experience to Ghana in 2023. This Group Getaway 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.

 

Along with unique and custom tours dedicated just to our group we will also have the awesome opportunity to join The Pan African Historical Festival (PANAFEST). This is the most celebrated Pan African Festival in the world. Inspired back in 1992, by the late great Pan Africanist Efua Sutherland, PANAFEST has become a landmark festival in Ghana. This experience is sure to leave a lasting impression and you cannot leave Ghana the same way you came.

Details, Please

This unforgettable experience begins with a warm Akwaaba welcome at Kotoka International Airport in Accra. Our local guides will greet you and take you to our comfortable and centrally located hotel to freshen up and prepare for our Welcome Dinner and tour orientation where you’ll get a chance to meet your new travel family and get excited about all the adventures to come.

Day two will take us around the city of Accra with a full day City Tour. You’ll see all the city’s most iconic sites such as the W.E.B DuBois memorial and Pan African Center, Ghana’s newly remodeled National Museum, Independence Monument, Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park and National Cultural Center where you’ll get to try your hand at bargaining for local arts & crafts.

We’ll depart for Cape Coast on day three and participate in Panafest’s Akwaaba (Welcome) Ceremony. On day four we’ll climb high into the rainforest and cross the famous Kakum Canopies. After lunch nearby we’ll make our first visit to one of Ghana’s infamous slave dungeons and UNESCO World Heritage site, Elmina Castle. This visit is sure to leave you both sorrowful and hopeful as you learn about the resilience of our ancestors.

 

On day five we’ll leave the Cape Coast/Elmina area after an unforgettable Traditional Naming Ceremony in a local village. We’ll depart for a short experience in the cultural capital of Ghana, Kumasi (also known as the Garden City). On the way, we’ll stop at Ndonkor Nsuo (Enslaved African River) where enslaved Africans were taken for their final bath prior to being transported to the coast to await ships to the Americas.

 

Day six will be dedicated to a tour of Kumasi where we’ll visit the museum dedicated to the Ashanti King (Asantehene), the Kumasi Cultural Center and the craft villages of Ntunso and Adanwomase where Adinkra symbols and Ghana’s traditional woven cloth, kente originates from.

We’ll make our way back to Cape Coast on day seven and try our hand at creating local delicacies during our private cooking lessons. Our remaining time here will allow our group to join the incredible events of Panafest; Reverential Night and the Emancipation Celebration at Cape Coast Castle. Our time in Ghana culminates with a Farewell Dinner and an evening of sharing our most memorable moments together.

Ghana is just one of those places that leaves an indelible impression on all who sets foot on her soil. Join us as we embark on yet another fascinating and life-changing adventure to the Motherland!

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$2,949/pp (based on double occupancy)

+$895 - Single Supplement

$250 Deposit Required

Book by February 15, 2023

Package Includes

  • Group Preparation Conference Calls
  • Round-trip Airport Transfers
  • ​9 Nights Deluxe hotel accommodations
  • Breakfast Daily + 2 Group Dinners
  • Local Guide
  • Air-conditioned transportation w/driver
  • Entry into all included attractions
  • Panafest Events 
  • 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. Immunizations and travel related medications

  5. Alcoholic & mineral beverages (unless indicated otherwise)

  6. Excursions outside of group activities

  7. Meals not mentioned on itinerary 

  8. Items of purely personal nature

  9. Gratuities and tips ($10-$15 daily)

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 required. Two or more late payments will make your booking subject to automatic cancellation without refund. Consider enabling Auto-Pay so that you'll never miss a payment!

We accept all major credit cards, cashiers checks and/or money orders. 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 May 25, 2023. Arrival on July 24th 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. 

  • 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 11/15/22 - 3/24/23:Full refund minus $500 cancellation fee, in the form of a Future Travel Credit (to be applied to a future Oheneba Events & Travel Group Getaway. Book by 12/31/23 - Travel by 12/31/24)

Cancellations between 3/25/23  - 5/24/23: 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 12/31/23 - Travel by 12/31/24)

 

NO CANCELLATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 5/24/23.

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.