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!!

Looking at beyond 2020 we predict that more and more Africans in the diaspora will look at the continent as their preferred destination. We hope you do also!

Our 2021 tour will focus on 4 regions of Ghana. Greater Accra Region, Volta Region, Ashanti Region and Central Region. On this tour we will be attending the 26th Pan African Festival which takes place in Cape Coast and Elmina!!

Join us for a memorable experience!!!

Leave from Washington DC on July 20!

DAY 1: Arrive Accra, Ghana! Breakfast, Transfer to hotel for check-in. Relax…

EVENING: Briefing and orientation; an introductory lecture on Ghana’s history; 

DAY 2: Accra City Tour which includes W.E. DeBois museum, Kwame Nkrumah memorial park,  Old Accra and Art Center for shopping!

DAY 3: Cape Coast –

Elmina Tour Cape Coast and Castles. Includes walking tour of older part of the municipality and the Castle. 

DAY 4: Panafest Events

DAY 5: Panafest Events

DAY 6: Assin Manso – Kumasi

En-route to Kumasi, you will visit the “LAST BATH” Slave River historical site.” This site was opened in 1994 to celebrate Emancipation Day when two enslaved descendant bodies from the Diaspora (one from the USA and one from Jamaica) were brought back to Africa. 

Kumasi is the seat of the Ashanti Kingdom.  The city will offer you monuments of legendary Kings and Warriors of the Ashanti state as you drive through. You will visit Manhyia Palace Museum and receive first-hand information on the exploits and legacies of the Ashanti Kingdom. Ashanti history, which dates back to the 1700, is told with relics and artifacts. You will drive through Kejetia market, the biggest open air food market in Ghana and observe the bustling nature of the locals and the wide spread of items on display.

DAY 7: Kumasi –

You will visit the Bonwire Weaving village for colorful kente cloth woven for the Kings and Queen Mothers of the Ashanti Kingdom. You might be selected to try weaving a kente cloth after seeing a demonstration of the intricate weaving technique. You will visit Ntonzu for adinkra print cloth. Next you will visit the Cultural Center, for the opportunity to buy directly from the artisans who make a variety of items – wood carvings, fabric, baskets, paintings jewelry and clothing.

DAY 8: Volta Region

DAY 8: Volta Region – Accra

DAY 9: Accra

DAY 10: Accra

Last Day, last minute shopping

  • Before you travel, consult with your Doctor to make sure you can get the yellow fever vaccine

The Cost: $3700 Double Occupancy $4100 Single

Included:

  • Local Transportation
  • Airfare from Washington DC (Dulles Airport)
  • Hotel Accommodations
  • 2 meals per day (breakfast, dinner)

Not Included:

  • Ghana Visa
  • Yellow Fever Vaccine (Mandatory to Travel to Ghana)
  • 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.

Payments:

  • October 20, 2020 $800
  • December 1, 2020 $800
  • March 1, 2021 $800
  • Balance May 1, 2021 $800

If using Square, 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.

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PAYMENT PLAN IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST TO roots@rootstoglory.com.

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