GHANA FREEDOM TOUR
To introduce yourself to the history, heritage and the friendly people of West Africa, start with the birthplace of modern African freedom: Ghana.
See the places where Africans were bought and sold into trans-Atlantic slavery. See the homes of ancient Ashanti royalty and greet one of Ghana’s traditional kings. Take part in a ceremony in which you’ll receive your Ghanaian name from an Akan king and his elders, with the entire village on hand to witness it.
Travelers will visit a rural school, meet the students and get a chance to help the kids with needed school supplies.
Furthermore, you’ll have the chance to purchase beautiful African fabrics, and have those fabrics made into tailored clothing ready to wear before the tour ends.
Meet the makers of Ghana’s incredible fantasy coffins, so creative that you might want one for yourself (just don’t be in a rush to use it, okay?) See how world-famous kente cloth is made.
Hit one of the best live music venues in Ghana for a night of jazz, high life and Afro pop beats. Experience a tropical rainforest. Check out the largest open-air market in all of West Africa. And be sure to ask about Ghana’s thriving community of African-American expats.
Wrap it all up with the country’s Independence Day Parade, when everyone from schoolchildren to foreign diplomats and African heads of state will help celebrate Ghana’s status as the birthplace of a free Black Africa, all to the beat of traditional drumming and dance.
Choose from among fine 3-star or 4-star hotels in Accra and stay in beachfront lodging outside the capital city. English-speaking guides, air-conditioned ground transportation, entry fees to most attractions and two daily meals all included.
Cost: $1,900- $2,150 per person double occupancy. Single supplements available for an additional fee. A 40 percent deposit secures your spot.
More than fun. More than eye-opening. This tour just might change your life.
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