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Day 1 - Aug 4

Depart John F. Kennedy International Airport (New York City) en route to Accra, Ghana.  Meals on flight.


Day 2 - Aug 5

Arrive in the capital city of Accra, the largest city in Ghana with over 3 million residents.  Itís a bustling city full of commerce, market places, music and energy.  Travel to Elmina by modern air-conditioned bus. Overnight in our hotel in Elmina.  Dinner not provided. Let's go out for a hot meal before bed.


Day 3 - Aug 6

Visit Elmina Castle and the environs with salt mines in the morning after breakfast. 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.  Cape Coast Castle. This castle is the largest and most famous of the three edifices which housed captured Africans before they were transported across the Atlantic Ocean. Overnight in our hotel.  B/D


Day 4 - Aug 7

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


Day 5 - Aug 8

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. Visit a prep School and fellowship with our Ghanaian brothers and sisters.  Overnight in our hotel. B/D


Day 6 - Aug 9

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 7 - Aug 10

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. In the afternoon, a visit to the natural lake.  Overnight in our hotel. B/D


Day 8 - Aug 11

Visit Kente Village near Kumasi  Overnight in our hotel. B/D


Day 9 - Aug 12

Drive back to Accra.  Rest day. Overnight in our hotel. B/D


Day 10 - Aug 13

Full day visit to 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 11 - Aug 14

Early departure for the US.  Meals on flight. Arrive at John F. Kennedyl Airport (New York, NY). B

B = Breakfast, D = Dinner



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