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GHANA

2023

MV IS HEADING TO GHANA.

Dates: March 22-28, 2023

Join us for 7 days & 6 nights for an experience in Ghana you will never forget! Formerly known as the Gold Coast, this Ghana experience is sure to bring your ancestors joy. Submerge yourself into West African culture and explore the history of Ghana and its contributions to the recent economic boom with its success with cocoa, gold, and oil. Come and experience Ghana in a new way by connecting with locals and reconnecting with your fellow people. 

 

*Passport & NEGATIVE COVID-19 Test Required*

 

Don't miss out on this experience with Melanin Voyage!

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GHANA

THE
DESTINATION

 

GHANA

Embrace the infectious joie de vivre – as we are Welcomed Home to the Motherland. This cultural and historical tour explores the history, the present and the future, including the Door of No Return. In addition to being known for its lush forests, diverse animal life, and miles of sandy beaches along a picturesque coast, Ghana is also celebrated for its rich history—its habitation possibly dating from 10,000 bce—and as a fascinating repository of cultural heritage.

What's INCLUDED

7 Days/6 Nights in Accra, Ghana

Round-Trip Flights From NYC (Economy) Air & Land Only

Ground Transfers

 

Welcome Dinner

 

Photography Package (Images Delivered Daily)

 

Melanin Voyage Travel Box

 

Activities Per Itinerary

Dedicated Private Facebook Group

Local English Speaking Guides

COVID Test For Re-Entry Into The United States

NOT INCLUDED: 

Anything not mentioned above. 

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ITINERARY

DAY 1.

 

 

We meet at JFK (John F Kennedy International Airport) to depart for Ghana! This is where you will meet your travel coordinator and possibly the founder of Melanin Voyage. This will more than likely be a red eye flight, so you’ll have time to rest your eyes and fine tune the final details of your solo exploration day! It’s time to start your experience!

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DAY 2.

 

 

Welcome to Accra, Ghana!

 

Arrive in the country’s capital, Accra (ACC). Ghana, a nation on West Africa’s Gulf of Guinea, is known for its diverse wildlife, old forts and secluded beaches, such as Busua. 

Coastal towns Elmina and Cape Coast contain posubans (native shrines), colonial buildings and castles-turned-museums that serve as a testimony of the slave trade. North of Cape Coast, vast Kakum National Park has a treetop-canopy walkway over the rainforest. 

After getting settled, we’ll head to one of Accra’s most prestigious addresses for a Chef curated dinner on one of the highest buildings in the city.

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DAY 3.

 

 

Enjoy a marvelous breakfast before visiting the historic museum & guest house at the former estate of writer & civil rights leader, W.E.B. DuBois. The Centre is located on immaculate grounds of serene beauty, tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the metropolis, Accra, which surrounds it near the city’s centre. The Centre is a complex of four major buildings which include the home where Dr DuBois spent his last years, an Administrative building, the Marcus Garvey Guest House and the tomb of Dr DuBois and his dear wife Shirley Graham DuBois.

After our visit we will have a traditional lunch and indulge in fabric shopping. 

In the evening, we will paint the town red and enjoy a hosted nightlife tour of Accra by sampling the most vibrate night spots.

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DAY 4.

 

 

Today, we journey to Cape Coast to visit Elmina and the Cape Coast castles.

These fortresses were the last memory many slaves had of their homeland before being shipped off across the Atlantic. 

Over a thousand years ago dozens of castles and forts were built along the coastline of Ghana. It is here we will visit the “Door of No Return”, referring to the door the slaves exited from their homeland to never be seen again. 

After our visit we will conclude with a naming ceremony. In the naming ceremony, you will be given your Ghanian name in a traditional ceremony of recognition. 

Our evening continues with a lively beachside BBQ over a bonfire with music.

DAY 5.

 

Today we enjoy a day of shopping and relaxation. Beautiful shops are located at the Art Center in Ghana where you can find authentic fabrics, souvenirs and more for your shopping pleasure. 

After our shopping tour, the rest of the day is at leisure. Have fun & explore the city! 

DAY 7.

 

On our last full day in Accra, we recommend that you gather all your souvenirs or pick up garments to share with your loved ones.

For those still looking for fun, we’ll have a Ghanaian mixology class where you can learn how to make cocktails using local ingredients. 

DAY 6.

 

Today is a pure relaxation day. Feel free to do whatever makes you happy. The nightlife in the city is exhilarating and it is certainly something you must experience while in Ghana. 

We will have a few optional tours for you to choose from on this day if you absolutely must fill your day with adventure. 

We will also take our COVID test for re-entry back into the United States. 

DAY 8.

 

Rise and shine for your last morning in Accra. 

 

Enjoy a quiet morning by the pool to reflect on an amazing week. 

Your Melanin Voyage experience private driver will then whisk you away to the airport (ACC) for your flight back home, where you are certain to return a different person.

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EXPERIENCE INVESTMENT

AIR & LAND

 

DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

DEPOSIT: $300.00 per person

 

TOTAL INVESTMENT:

$3,990.80 per person

10 PAYMENTS OF: 

$369.08

PAYMENTS START ON:

March 1, 2022

 

DEPARTING JFK

(John F. Kennedy International Airport)

LAND-ONLY

 

DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

DEPOSIT: $300.00 per person

 

TOTAL INVESTMENT:

$3,100.90 per person

8 PAYMENTS OF: 

$350.11

PAYMENTS START ON:

March 1, 2022

 

AIRFARE NOT INCLUDED.

AIR & LAND

 

SINGLE OCCUPANCY

DEPOSIT: $300.00 per person

 

TOTAL INVESTMENT:

$4,640.90 per person

10 PAYMENTS OF: 

$434.09

PAYMENTS START ON:

March 1, 2022

DEPARTING JFK

(John F. Kennedy International Airport)

LAND-ONLY

 

SINGLE OCCUPANCY

DEPOSIT: $300.00 per person

 

TOTAL INVESTMENT:

$3,640.55 per person

8 PAYMENTS OF: 

$417.56

PAYMENTS START ON:

March 1, 2022

AIRFARE NOT INCLUDED.

DEPOSITS & PAYMENTS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

 

AIRFARE IS NOT INCLUDED IN LAND-ONLY OPTIONS. PAYMENTS WILL START ON MARCH 1, 2022. INVOICES FOR PAYMENTS WILL BE SENT ON THE 1ST OF THE MONTH AND CONSIDERED LATE ON THE 15TH OF THE MONTH. A TRAVEL DISCLOSURE AND PHOTOGRAPHY RELEASE IS REQUIRED TO BE SIGNED FOR ANY MV EXPERIENCE. FAILURE TO RETURN THESE DOCUMENTS WITHIN 48 BUSINESS HOURS WILL RESULT IN CANCELATION OF REGISTRATION.

 

TRAVEL INSURANCE IS MANDATORY FOR ANY MV EXPERIENCE. 

READY TO HEAD TO GHANA WITH US?