Ever wanted to travel to Africa? Why not start with GHANA? I posed this question to the community I live in and as a result, I’ve got a group of wonderful people traveling with me to Ghana, West Africa in December 2015! I’m so excited to share this incredible LIFETIME experience with people who are interested in exploring this beautiful country!!! This group will embark upon a 10-day tour visiting Accra, the capital of Ghana.
The adventure will begin with traveling to the Volta River while taking in a breath of fresh air at the waterfalls and beaches. We will also travel about 4 hours north of Ghana to the infamous Ashanti Kingdom in Kumasi, Ghana.
A glimpse of the itinerary..
DAY 1 – (Evening) ARRIVAL in Kotoka International Airport (Accra, Ghana), Dinner, Orientation, Bedtime
DAY 2 – FREE DAY (leisure on beach front hotel, get caught up with the time zone)
DAY 3 – Accra City Tour (Kwame Nkrumah Monument, historic Jamestown, W.E.B. Du Bois Center, etc.)
DAY 4 – Aburi Gardens & Craft Market, Boti Falls, Bead Factory, Akosombo Dam
DAY 5 – Ashanti Craft Villages, Kumasi Nightlife, Full Moon
DAY 6 – National Cultural Center, Manhyia Palace, Kejetia Market
DAY 7 – Slave Cemetery, Cape Coast Castle, Beach, Cultural Performance
DAY 8 – Kakum National Park, Crocodiles, Stingless Bee
DAY 9 – FREE DAY (leisure on beach front hotel, start packing to return back to the U.S.)
DAY 10 – DEPARTURE DAY (last minute souvenir shopping, take in last Ghanaian meal)
As you can see, we have a lot to take in and experience. The highlight of the trip will be visiting Cape Coast Castle, one of the former slave castles where thousands of African men and women were detained and shipped to the Americas and Caribbean. I last visited the Elmina slave castle in 2011, and I must say, the tour placed an emotional feeling on my heart that was indescribable and changed my life forever!
My wish is for the group to have an open mind about visiting Ghana and Africa. The goal is to dismiss the negativity that many Americans have about Africa. American TV is so censored that many of the views of Africa are images of poverty, sickness, and desperation. Africa is so much more than that!! Ghana sits on the coastline of the Atlantic ocean where there are miles and miles of stunning beaches. I’m going for the beaches!!
7 BEST BEACHES IN GHANA
1. Labadi Beach
2. Adi Beach
3. Kokrobite Beach (Rastafarians Paradise)
4. Busua Beach
5. Cocoloca Beach
6. Elmina Beaches
7. Fete Beach
I will encourage the group to take lots of pictures and share their experience with friends and family. It’s time for Africa to become the TOP vacation destination! I’ve observed many advertisements of places to visit and Africa is hardly ever at the top of the list. It’s time for people to discover and experience the richness of AFRICA!!
click to SIGN UP for trip