PANAFEST – GHANA 2023
Ghana is a country with many different cultures and traditions. It is the land of the once dominant Ashanti Kingdom! It is also the land of the GA who were the original settlers in Accra. The KROBO who migrated from Nigeria as well as The MUSI from the north who are also located in Burkina Faso and many in between. The coast of Ghana and Cote D’Ivoire was once referred to as the “Gold Coast.” Once word got out about the gold in Africa, many European nations traveled to Africa in search of fortune. As history tells us, they started as traders of goods, then they became traders of humans in what would be the largest forced migration of humans in history!!
There were at least 32 forts/castles in Ghana’s coast. The first castle built in Ghana was Elmina in the year 1412. It was built by the Portuguese who initially used the castle as a trading post for gold and other natural resources.
His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana declared 2019 the year of return in commemoration of the landing of the first Africans on English speaking North American soil, Port Comfort, Virginia.
There were record numbers of Africans from the Diaspora who traveled to Ghana and other African countries in 2019. We believe the narrative that Africa is not welcoming to Africans in the Diaspora was dispelled. The cat is out of the bag…. It’s time to reclaim your heritage!!
This tour will focus on the Panafest event which brings hundreds of Africans from the Diaspora to take part in this healing, commemorative event. The tour will also include sites in Accra, Kumasi and Cape Coast.
DATES: JULY 25 – AUGUST 3, 2023
Tour Cost: $3900 Double $4300 Single
GHANA ITINERARY TBD
The Costs are: $3700 (double) $4100 (single)
Airfare from Washington DC or NYC to Accra, Ghana
Transportation in Ghana
Breakfast and Dinner each day
Visa fee for Ghana (www.ghanaembassy.org)
Vaccinations (yellow fever vaccine is mandatory)
Transportation to Washington DC or NYC
Gratuity of $100
Camera fee for some attractions
Travel Insurance (which is strongly recommended)
A $500 deposit is due to secure your reservation. The deposit is refundable within the first 30 days only.
DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS OCTOBER 15, 2022
Another payment of $1200 is due by November 1, 2022. Full balance is due by March 1, 2023. Prices are not guaranteed after March 1, 2023.
If using Square, there is a fee of 4% for each payment.
Payments can also be made by check or money order to Roots to Glory Tours P.O. Box 92, Stevenson, MD 21153.
WE STRONGLY SUGGEST THAT YOU PURCHASE TRIP INSURANCE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE BECAUSE ONCE THE AIRLINE TICKETS ARE PURCHASED THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS, contact www.squaremouth.com for insurance.
The initial deposit is only refundable within 30 days of initial payment. After 30 days, there will be no refunds.
We recommend that before you register for one of our tours you make sure that you are able to get the yellow fever vaccine. This is mandatory to enter into any African nation. You can find locations to get the vaccine by following this link www.passporthealthusa.com
You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-429-0804.
*Our tours require a moderate amount of walking. Our tours are not recommended for people with serious medical or mobility challenges.