10-days Afrochella Festival Tour From Accra

Language English, French
Cost 3200 USD for tour/excursion
Capacity Any number of people
Duration 1 week 3 days

Attend Afrochella, a festival designed to highlight thrilling and thriving millennial talent from and within Africa. Celebrate the magical season of Christmas in Ghana, which offers you the unique experience of how much Christmas is celebrated here.

Highlights

Stroll through Accra Township

Explore Kakum National Park

Go to the beautiful Cape Coast Castle

Feed the flamingoes at Ada Foah

Day 1: Arrival in Accra

Get ushered through immigration and customs and transported in a private A/C vehicle to your hotel in Accra.

Check-in at your hotel, relax and prepare for a memorable night of delicious meal and soothing music.

Overnight at Accra City Hotel.

Day 2: Accra City Tour (Opening Ceremony Of Afrochella)

Experience the bustling city of Accra, which has a blend of modern buildings and old structures constructed during colonial times. This 120 years old city has an abundance of historical landmarks, including New Town, Ga Mashie and Jamestown areas.

Visit the popular Aunty Muni’s Kitchen where “Waakye”, a familiar delicacy for most Ghanaians, is deliciously prepared and sold.

Drive past Independence Square where Ghana hosts most of her national ceremonies on our way to visit the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, the final resting place of Ghana’s first president; driving past Independence Square where you will see the enclosed flame of African liberation, which Dr Kwame Nkrumah lighted in 1961.

The Memorial Park is set in attractive gardens and has a museum that contains photos, artifacts and an insight into Dr Nkrumah’s life.

Continue to Jamestown- one of Accra’s most historic neighbourhoods, where history resides on every corner. Best known for its lighthouses and the Usher Fort, the first of which was constructed in 1875 by the British. The original structure was ruined, but a larger and more improved lighthouse completed in 192 is still functioning today.

Tonight, enjoy Accra’s vibrant nightlife as you attend the opening ceremony of Afrochella.

Overnight at Accra City Hotel. Meals Included: Breakfast.

Day 3: Accra and Vicinity (Afrochella Festival)

Have a restful morning to rejuvenate for yet another night of Afrochella Festival.

Follow a leisurely morning as you depart the hotel to complete the tour of Accra.

Visit the W.E.B DuBois former home, now a museum and centre for the study of Africanism.

Drive through Flagstaff House, the official residence and administrative offices of the president (Ghana’s Whitehouse).

Enjoy a true African shopping experience at the fashionable Oxford street with colourful stalls of authentic African wear.

Return to our hotel briefly to freshen up before you attend the Afrochella festival designed to elevate and highlight the thrilling and thriving millennial talent from and in Africa.

The day will feature a festive celebration of our culture in Arts and Fashion Installations, Live painting, the best of African Culture and Live performances.

Overnight at Accra City Hotel. Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4: Accra to Assin Manso to Cape Coast

Follow a leisure breakfast as you depart to Cape Coast in Ghana’s Central Region. Pass through small villages and arrive at Assin Manso, the burial site of two former slaves from Jamaica and the US whose remains were reinterred here in August 1998 during Ghana’s first Emancipation Day Celebration.

See the “Slave River”, where the ancestors were washed before confinement in the slave dungeons to await shipment to the Americas. Arrive in Elmina and check into your hotel.

Continue to Elmina and enjoy lunch (on your account) at the Coconut Grove Beach Resort.

Embark on a guided walking tour of Elmina, the first European Ridge Royal Hotel contact in Sub-Saharan Africa. It was once the most cosmopolitan city in tropical Africa.

At the harbour, see the colourful fishing canoes getting ready to go to sea for another night’s task of fishing. This is a picture-perfect opportunity for photographers.

Overnight at Ridge Royal Hotel. Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner.

Day 5: Elmina & Cape Coast Castles

Travel the short distance to Elmina Castle, originally called Fort Sao Jorge de Elmina – a UNESCO World Heritage Site, completed in 1486 and was the first European made structures built in sub-Saharan Africa.

Visit Cape Coast to see the Cape Coast dungeon, where you will experience the emotional journey of going in the opposite direction of the ancestors through the infamous “door of no return”.

Lunch (on your own account) at the One Africa Restaurant.

Experience the traditional Fihankra Ceremony– “Restore to Diasporas the Cultural and Spiritual connections that were denied them for centuries”. The Fihankra Ceremony will include a traditional Naming Ceremony where you will receive your certificate of authentication.

Overnight at Ridge Royal Hotel. Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner.

Day 6: Cape Coast to Kakum to Accra

Check out and visit Kakum National Park, which has one of Africa’s famous rainforest canopy walkways. This canopy walkway will be one of the highlights of your time in Ghana. Prepare to take a deep breath as you walk the suspended bridge and marvel at the breathtaking views that stretch for miles across the rainforest.

Arrive in Ghana’s capital city; see today’s Ghana at the West Hills Mall. Transfer to your hotel; the rest of the day is free. There will be opportunities to enjoy the New Year at fun and thrilling night programs in the Accra City Hotel.

Overnight at Accra City Hotel. Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner.

Day 7: Accra to Ada Foah

Follow a leisure breakfast and check out as you depart for a real African experience.

Visit the Makola Market, which is the biggest open market in Accra. This fascinating market has been compartmentalized into various sections to make shopping easy for buyers. Have the chance to walk through this unusual busy market and even get the chance to bargain for stuff you would like to purchase.

Depart to Ada Foah. Upon arrival, check-in and refresh for the evening. Dinner will be at the hotel.

Overnight at Aqua Safari Resort. Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner.

Day 8: Ada Foah

Enjoy leisure sunbathing along the Atlantic Ocean.Take a walk around the resort, which reminds most of a walk through an episode of Discovery Channel. If the well-mannered donkeys don’t amuse you, the friendly midget ponies will definitely get you posing for pictures.

A must-do at Resort is bird watching. From Flamingoes to Pelicans to all-white and coloured peacocks to black swans and several other exquisite bird species, experience the calming effect of bird watching.

Feed the flamingoes. Enjoy a boat trip to the Mangroves and Island to explore the work of the local gin producers on the Island who are committed to responsible tourism and environmental protection.

Overnight at Aqua Safari Resort. Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner.

Day 9: Ada Foah to Dodowa to Accra

Depart to Accra. Enroute, enjoy a scenic drive to T.K Beads, experts in making beautiful traditional beads using ancient methods. Your guide will take you through the skilled process of making the beads. Beads are culturally a symbol of wealth and beauty here in Ghana and are still used during traditional durbars and festivals. Admire and purchase a wide selection of beads that have been made here at the onsite shop.

Transfer to your hotel in Accra. You may enjoy Accra’s Nightlife this evening.

Overnight at Accra City Hotel. Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner.

Day 10: Departure to Accra

Enjoy a day at leisure for relaxation and individual activities. Grab the opportunity to do some last-minute shopping before the transfer to the airport for the onward flight.

Meals Included: Breakfast.

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