ACCRA & CAPE COAST
FEBRUARY 5 -11, 2024
Ghana, one of the leading countries in Africa, is known for its lush forests, diverse animal life, and miles of sandy beaches along a picturesque coast. The city's highlight is the Accra orientation which you'd get to explore. The capital of Ghana since 1877, Accra is the country's most populous city. You'd enjoy the tour of the administrative and economic districts of Accra. Other interesting places are the Artiste Alliance Gallery, the W.E.B. Du Bois Center for Pan-African Culture, and the Independence/Black Star Square. It will be an exciting time learning about important events in Ghana's history and the country's first president who helped lead Ghana to independence.
It is the largest and oldest of six museums under the administration of the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board. The museum was opened on 5 March 1957 as part of Ghana's independence celebrations. Visit the Arts Center, where participants can sharpen their bargaining skills to shop for goods from Ghana and West Africa in an open-air market. On display are fabrics of different materials, designs, colors, and textures to purchase from.
The Shai Hills Game Reserve combines nature conservation, rich cultural interest, archaeological sites, and splendid scenic beauty. The savannah plains on the hills is home to some of West Africa's notable game: antelope, zebras, bushbucks, kobs, baboons, monkeys, and many bird species, including the crested eagle. The Obonu Tem and Se Yo caves also feature many animals, including a colony of bats. If you're daring and bold, you'd love the adventure into the caves. There you'd follow the sun and emerge at the hill's peak! These caves were once home to the Shai people's ancestors and were used by their king until the late 19th century. The area was defensible in times of war thanks to the large stone rocks, overhangs, and tunnel-like cave openings. You'd also get to learn about the various artifacts on this site.
The journey to Cape Coast is one thrilling adventure. Along the way is the historic Denkyira Kingdom to Kakum National Park, one of West Africa's surviving tropical rain forests. You can choose a 2 km nature walk through the rainforest to discover the wide variety of exotic flora and fauna species and their medicinal values or take a walk on the canopy walkway 40 meters above the forest ground.
The Infamous Forts, Castles, and Slave Dungeons of Ghana tells the story of the slave trade, and the impact is still felt beyond the shores of Africa today. There you'd find the Cape Coast Castle, built by the Swedes in 1653 and was later taken over by the British. Here, you will learn about the relationship between the western slave traders and the African tribes that made the trans-Atlantic slave trade possible. It is an opportunity to be up close with history – to stand in the dark and stuffy dungeons, imagining the experience and conditions that millions of Africans endured. This castle also houses the West African Historical Museum.
Elmina Castle, also known as St. George's Castle, was built by the Portuguese in 1482. Here you'd learn about the relationship between the western slave traders and the African tribes that participated in the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Participants will witness the dark and stuffy dungeons local people were forced to endure before being sent on a long, perilous passage across the Atlantic. To see the truth of these conditions in person is a powerful reminder of the inhumanity of the slave trade.
DOUBLE OCCUPANCY: TO BE ANNOUNCED LATER
SINGLE OCCUPANCY: TO BE ANNOUNCED LATER
Double: $3,915 per person
Single: $5,150 per person
$300 Reg Fee Per Person
$300 Monthly Remittance Per Person
First monthly due in 30 days after booking.
FINAL DUE DATE: 1 December 2023
⦁ Airport Transfers
⦁ 4 nights at the Kempenski Hotel
⦁ 2 nights at the Royal Ridge Hotel
⦁ Standard rooms
⦁ Daily Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
⦁ Numerous Excursions (see below)
⦁ Lunch and Day room on the last day
⦁ On-Site Travel Specialist
⦁ All taxes and Fees
EXCURSIONS: Accra City Tour, National Museum of Ghana, Canopy Walk Way, Kakum Rainforest, Slave Dungeon Experiences (Cape Coast Castle and Elmina Castle)
⦁ Travel Insurance
⦁ Excursions not listed above
⦁ Meals not listed above
⦁ Upgrades (airline/hotels)
⦁ Gratuity when dining outside of the group
KEMPINSKI HOTEL GOLD COAST
Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City Accra is the only five-star luxury hotel in the city. It is conveniently located in the downtown business district and in close proximity to Accra International Conference Centre and the National Theatre. The Accra Art Centre, Ghana's largest art market and tourist heaven, is seven minutes from the hotel.
The hotel has the largest room size in Accra, with interiors designed to reflect the warmth of the Ghanaian people. It features 269 luxury guest rooms and 24 elegantly designed suites, and a variety of culinary offerings inspired by local and international flavors.
Designed to promote healing and relaxation, The Resense Spa, the largest spa in the city, provides a perfect mix of experiences to meet the needs of our guests.
⦁ Resense Spa
⦁ Luxury Guest Rooms
⦁ Variety of Culinary Offerings
RIDGE ROYAL HOTEL
Moving from the ordinary, you get to live like Royalty. Ridge Royal Hotel takes you to the ridge of comfort and luxury in the best style possible. Situated in the historic City of Cape Coast, Ghana. The Hotel boasts a picturesque landscape in a serene environment.
Vacation Envy International encourages you to purchase your airfare online. This will enable you to choose flights that depart from your city, choose your seats, and request upgrades and extra legroom seats. Vacation Envy International (VEI) will provide suggestions on the best flight options and provide airport transfers while in Ghana.
In March 2023, the opportunity to purchase flights through VEI will be made available. The rates will cost more than purchasing the flights online. Prices are subject to change after 1 January 2023
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