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The Ghana Experience: Vybz & Culture

Ghana Dec 28, 2024 - Jan 4, 2025

The long awaited Ghana Experience is finally here! Get ready to ignite your senses and dive headfirst into the vibrant pulse of West Africa as we embark on a journey of culture, history, and pure joy in the heart of Ghana!

 

On this eight-day trip, you'll have the opportunity to explore the African diaspora like never before. Walk through the paths where thousands of enslaved individuals fought for survival, and discover the resilience of the human spirit. For travelers of African American or Caribbean descent, prepare to rediscover your roots and embrace your African identity in all its glory. However, whether you're tracing your ancestral path or simply soaking up the spirit of the land, this trip is an opportunity to connect with Ghana's deep history and heritage in a meaningful and unforgettable way.

 

From bustling markets to historic landmarks, you'll uncover the layers of Ghana's captivating history and culture. But that's not all – prepare your taste buds for a culinary adventure like no other! Indulge in scrumptious local delicacies, sample fresh seafood by the coast, and savor the flavors of traditional Ghanaian cuisine.

 

Throughout your journey, you'll be greeted with warm hospitality from the welcoming locals, who will share their stories and traditions with open arms.

 

And in Detty December fashion, prepare to experience the best of turn-up vibes. From the infectious rhythms of AfroFuture to the hottest nightlife scenes, this trip is designed to awaken your spirit and ignite your soul.

 

So pack your bags, gather your crew, and get ready to live your best life in Ghana this Detty December. The adventure of a lifetime awaits.

 

Are you ready to experience the true essence of Africa?

What’s included

Accommodation - 8 days, 7 nights at a beautiful 4 star hotel

Daily meals - Daily breakfast, 5 lunches, 3 dinners (including welcome, NYE & farewell)

Transportation - Fully air-conditioned van & private driver

Airport transfers - Airport pickups and drop offs

Excursions & entry fees - Accra City Tour, Boat Cruise, Naming Ceremony, Batik Class, Assin Manso Slave River, Elmina Castle, Aburi Gardens, Waterfalls

Local Tour Guide

SA Welcome Bag - Goodie bag with travel essentials & souvenirs from Shakespeare Agency

ONLY 3 SPOTS LEFT FOR EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT

Double Occupancy (shared) This is a standard room with twin beds (i.e. 2 beds) where you will have a roommate assigned of the same gender. $3,700 with EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT IT'S ONLY $3,400 Deposit: $200

Double Occupancy (One Bed) - This is a standard room with one queen bed (ideally for couples).

$3,700 with EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT IT'S ONLY $3,400 Deposit: $200

Single Occupancy (private) - This is a standard room with one queen bed for one person only.

$4,200 with EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT IT'S ONLY $3,900 Deposit: $200

FAQ

Do I have to get a visa to visit Ghana?
If you have a U.S. passport, you will need a valid Visa to enter Ghana, which can be secured on arrival for $150USD. If you have a CARICOM passport, a visa is not needed but please check with your local embassy or consulate office (this goes for all other countries as well). Please note that a valid passport with at least two visa pages is required, and it is recommended that your passport be valid for at least six months beyond the date of your entry into Ghana. 
 

Are any vaccinations required for entry into South Africa?
The Yellow Fever vaccine is required. Malaria pills are advised and the following are recommended: COVID-19, hepatitis A & B, typhoid, and rabies. 
 

Which airport should I arrive and depart from?
Please book your flight into Kotoka International Airport (ACC) - flight assistance available upon request at a fee
 

When should I purchase my airfare?
As soon as possible! Once you register for the trip, we suggest you start searching for flights and booking your ticket early for the best prices. December flights to Ghana can get pricey!
 

What are the accommodations like?
We will be staying at a beautiful 4 star hotel, located 10 minutes from the city center. Each room offers options for single or double occupancy with air-conditioning, wifi, and beautiful views of the hotel grounds overlooking the palm trees.

Who am I rooming with?
Rooms are shared between two persons if double occupancy is selected. You may request a roommate if you are traveling with a partner, friend, or family member. Otherwise, you will be matched with someone of the same gender. Single occupancy rooms are available at booking for an additional cost. 
 

Are your trips exclusive only to people of color or within a certain age group?
Not at all! Shakespeare Agency does not discriminate. We welcome everyone of all races, ethnicities, backgrounds, and age groups. However, you must be at least 21 years old to join a trip and come prepared to have a good time and learn about Ghanaian culture!

How many travelers will be on the trip?
The trip has a capacity for up to 15 travelers. There will be 8 early bird spots and 7 regular spots. Early bird registrants will receive $300 OFF the price of the trip. In order to receive the early bird discount, you must be signed up for the Shakespeare Agency Ghana mailing list.
 

How does the deposit and payment plan work?

A $200 deposit is required at the time of booking in order to secure your spot on the trip. You may sign up for a payment plan during booking where the payment balance will be divided based on the number of remaining months until the trip closes for all payments.

What is your cancellation policy?
All payments are non-refundable; however, it is transferable to another traveler for a fee of $100. This means you are permitted to resell your slot to another participant, but Shakespeare Agency is unable to offer a refund. 

 

When do I need to pay for my trip?
The deadline to pay your trip balance is 30 days before the trip start date, which is November 28, 2024. 
 

What insurance coverage is necessary?

In order to attend Shakespeare Agency’s South Africa group trip, travel insurance with the option for trip cancellation is required. Due to our non-refundable policy, this allows travelers to have trip cancellation coverage in case an emergency occurs and you can no longer join the trip. Here are a few suggestions:

Will I be able to meet other people on the trip before the trip starts?

Yes, you will be invited to a group chat after the payment deadline (approximately one month before the trip starts) to meet the other travelers and start getting to know each other. There will also be 1-2 icebreaker Zoom calls so we can put faces to names and get comfortable with each other. 
 

When will you provide the final itinerary?
We will provide a finalized and timed itinerary, including airport transfers and hotel information at least 2 weeks prior to your trip including all necessary travel information. 
 

Do I need to speak any other languages to attend this trip?
No, English is a widely spoken language in Ghana.

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