Ghana STUDY Tour

Next Ghana Tour date: TBA

 

Trip Cost: TBA
(based on double occupancy)

See our Ghana 2014 Brochure

     Email: sankofa.c@gmail.com or cc11213@aol.com, Ph. (718)756-8904


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     This Ghana Study Tour will lead you to where you can see, explore, and experience major  historical sites in Ghana: Accra, Elmina, Cape Coast, Kumasi, and the Asante region.  Experience cultural ceremonies; see Kente weaving and the numerous other arts; visit colorful market places and above all, fellowship with some of the  friendliest people in the world.

     Dr. Clinton Crawford, the tour leader, has traveled to several other African countries and is also the author of Recasting Ancient Egypt in the African Context, 1996 and editor of Ebonics & Language Education, 2001. He is a professor at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York where he teaches the History of World Art and the History of African Art among other courses about African civilizations. See Ghana in a way that television will not show you. 

 

ITINERARY


  

 

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Photo Credits: Clinton Crawford

     

 

 

  This study tour is one that all people of African ancestry around the world must experience in their lifetime. Join Dr. Crawford and others on this journey back to our homeland, Ghana, for an African Family Reunion.


 ITINERARY 2014

Day 1 - Jul  21

  Departure from NYC en route to Accra, Ghana.  Meals on flight.

Day 2 - Jul 22

  En route to Accra (via Casablanca, Morocco) for early morning arrival.

Day 3 - Jul 23

 

Arrive in the capital city of Accra, Ghana, the largest city in Ghana with over 3 million residents.  Itís a bustling city full of commerce, market places, music and energy.   Travel to Cape Coast by modern air-conditioned bus. Overnight in our hotel in Cape Coast.  B/D

Day 4 - Jul 24

 

Cape Coast Castle visit in the morning after breakfast. This castle is the largest and most famous of the three edifices which housed captured Africans before they were transported across the Atlantic Ocean. Visit Elmina Castle and the environs. This is the second largest of three castles on the coast of Ghana situated in the Central region of the country. Enjoy the beach, surf and people.  Overnight in our hotel.  B/D

Day 5 - Jul 25

  Visit the J.W. Essel Prep School and fellowship with our Ghanaian brothers and sisters.  Overnight in our hotel. B/D

Day 6 - Jul 26

  Visit one of two hanging bridges of its kind in the world at Kakum Forest National Park. The bridge is suspended 100 ft above the forest floor.  See the pristine rainfall forest as old as time. Nature walk is optional. Overnight in our hotel. B/D

Day 7 - Jul 27

 

Early morning journey to Kumasi, the seat of the Ashanti Kingdom and the home of the kente weavers, where we will visit the museum of Okomfo Anokye (founder of the Ashanti Kingdom) and the sword he  placed in the ground over 300 years ago to maintain the unity of the State.  Overnight in our hotel.  B/D

Day 8 - Jul 28

  Full day in Kumasi to visit the Arts and Crafts Village; the Manhyia Palace Museum; see the statue of Yaa Asantewaa, the Queen Mother who successfully fought off a Portuguese invasion.  Overnight in our hotel. B/D

Day 9 - Jul 29

 

Return to Cape Coast via Assin Praso, the river crossing and path where our ancestors walked en route to the slave dungeons; visit Assin Manso where  our Ancestors took their Last Bath before boarding the infamous slave ships.  Overnight in our hotel. B/D

Day 10 - Jul 30

 

Visit Anomabo to see Fort William, a lesser-known, but very important slave castle. Overnight in our hotel. B/D

Day 11 - Jul 31

 

Free Day.  Redemption March and Candlelight Parade in the evening. Overnight in our hotel. B/D

Day 12 - Aug 1

 

Emancipation Day Celebration. See the Grand Durbar and procession of Chiefs.  Overnight in our hotel. B/D

Day 13 - Aug 2

  Early morning drive to the Western Region to visit Nzulelu, a village on stilts in the Tadane River.  Overnight in our hotel. B/D

Day 14 - Aug 3

 

Leave for Accra. Visit Dr. Kwame Nkrumah's Monument and the W.E.B. Du Bois Memorial Centre for Pan African Culture. Overnight in our hotel. B/D

Day 15 - Aug 4

  Early departure for the US.  Meals on flight. Arrival in NYC.
B = Breakfast, D = Dinner

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