Ghana is the first African nation to gain its independence in 1957. The first President of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah and the Pan African movement of the 1950s played a big part in the Independence of not only Ghana but other African nations. In 1960, 17 other African nations gained their independence.
Ghana was referred to as the Gold Coast of Africa. Ghana is the second largest producer of Gold after South Africa. The mining industry of Ghana accounts for 5% of the countries GDP.
Ghana became the place to be for Europeans seeking fortune in Gold and other minerals. There are over 30 Forts in Ghana which makes Ghana the country with the most Forts in Africa.
His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana announced at the 400thAnniversary of Africans landing in North America that 2019 would be the Year of Return and called all Africans in Diaspora to return home to Ghana. Over 1 million Diaspora members heeded the call!!
Our tour focuses on the Route to Slavery which ends in Cape Coast and Elmina. We will visit the Northern cities of Ghana close to the border of Burkina Faso. The northern cities are culturally unique to the overall history of Ghana and play a big part in better understanding the Asante Nation!!
Join us for a memorable experience!!!
DAY 1:Arrive Accra, Ghana. Transfer to hotel for check-in. EVENING: Briefing and orientation; an introductory lecture on Ghana’s history; traditional drumming and dancing.
DAY 2:Accra – Tamale (by air) – Bolgatanga (by road). There will be village stops and tour of Bolga. (7 hours)
DAY 3:Bolgatanga – Pikworo – Paga – Sirigu – Bolgatanga (8 hours). Include: a slave camp, a crocodile pond, and tour of a local community.
DAY 4: Bolgatanga – Tamale. Includes village stops and artisanal tour of Tamale. (8 hours)
DAY 5: Tamale – Kumasi: Stopover at Kintampo water falls.(10 hours)
DAY 6:Kumasi – Assin Manso – Elmina. Tour Palace Museum and Centre for National Culture. Stopover at Assin Manso to visit the Slave River. ( 8 hours)
DAY 7: Tour Elmina an environs (6 hours). Walking tour of Elmina and tour of the Castle. (OPTIONAL naming ceremony)
DAY 8: Tour Cape Coast and Castle (4 hours). Includes walking tour of older part of the municipality and the Castle. NIGHT: Reverential night.
DAY 9:Cape Coast – Assin Manso – Accra (8 hours). Includes walking tour of Assin Manso, and participating in the Emancipation Durbar.
DAY 10: Departure. AM: Free EVENING: Transfer to airport
- Before you travel, consult with your Doctor to make sure you can get the yellow fever vaccine
The Cost: $3700 Double Occupancy $4100 Single
- Local Transportation
- Airfare from Washington DC (Dulles Airport)
- Airfare from Accra to Tamale
- Hotel Accommodations
- 2 meals per day
- Ghana Visa
- Yellow Fever Vaccine (Mandatory to Travel)
- Gratuity $100 per person
- Spending cash
- Flight to Washington DC (Dulles Airport)
A deposit of $500 is due at the time of registration. The deposit is refundable only within 30 days of initial deposit.
- October 20, 2020 $800
- December 1, 2020 $800
- March 1, 2021 $800
- Balance May 1, 2021 $800
If using Paypal, there is a fee of 4% which will be collected at the final payment.
Payments can be made by check or money order to Roots to Glory Tours P.O. Box 92, Stevenson, MD 21153. There is a fee of $20 for any returned checks.
Prices are not guaranteed after the payment due date.
PAYMENT PLAN OPTION:
PAYMENT PLAN IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST TO firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE DEPOSIT OF $500 IS REFUNDABLE WITHIN 30 DAYS OF PAYMENT ONLY. WE STRONGLY SUGGEST THAT YOU PURCHASE TRIP INSURANCE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE BECAUSE ONCE THE AIRLINE TICKETS ARE PURCHASED THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS.