The Jewel of Africa
October 14 - October 23, 2021
Join us for a 10 day/9 night culturally immersive trip to the jewel of Africa - Ghana. We'll start in Accra, immersing ourselves in the history of significant landmarks then we'll take a ride on the Volta River before heading inland to the garden city of Kumasi - heart of the Asante Kingdom. We'll visit the famed kente weavers and wood carvers then head to the historic slave castles of Cape Coast and perform a remembrance ceremony.
Accra (3 nights)
Arrive in Accra and orient yourself to the energy that is this dynamic city! You'll get a crash course in bargaining (African print anyone?) at Makola's open air market before we visit the Kwame Nkrumah museum, Independence Square all while making sure to enjoy each evenings vibrant nightlife!
Akosombo (1 night)
Feel the tranquility of the scenic Volta River in a local canoe.
Kumasi (2 nights)
We'll enjoy Kumasi (heart of the Ashanti Kingdom) with tours of Manhyia Palace (home of the Ashanti King) and traditional villages to see famed Kente cloth weavers and woods carvers in action. We'll perfect your bargaining skills at Kejetia Market, the largest outdoor market in Ghana!
Cape Coast (1 night)
We will follow the emotion laden slave route to Cape Coast - visiting a memorial at the Ancestral River. We'll tour Cape Coast Castle and walk its historic beach. We'll do a morning visit to the rain forest canopy walkway at Kakum National Park (crocodile ponds or birding hikes possible.)
Accra (2 nights)
After a week on the road - we'll return to Accra to finish your last minute shopping and relax with a well earned spa visit. Before departure we'll reflect on our trip and receive a traditional blessing for a safe journey home.
USD $3,600/pp (1 single room)
USD $2,900/pp (2 persons w/double room)
in-country transportation (including airport pickup/drop-off)
hand-picked lodging at premium hotels
breakfast and 3 group meals