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Ghana Tour: Pan Africanism, Heritage and Connection

sample itinerary


Day One

Global Academics travelers arrive at the Kotoka International Airport (ACC) and transfer to the Labadi Beach Hotel or similar                     

Day Two        

Breakfast at the hotel (included each morning)

Meet our local guide

Activity: Tour of the W.E.B. Du Bois Center with a special guest from the University of Ghana

Activity: Visit to the Accra Osu Community- the historic migration home of the Ga people and presidential seat of government until 2013

“Akwaaba” Hosted Ghanaian Welcome Dinner with live music and dancing at Chez Afrique

Day Three

Activity: Visit to the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum– the last resting place of the first President of Ghana, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. It is dedicated to him for his outstanding campaign to liberate Ghana from British colonial rule in 1957.

Workshop: Lecture from the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana. Topic: “Pan African Connections: Dr. Kwame Nkrumah” and “Du Bois in Ghana”

Day Four                    

Adventure: Drive to Shai Hills Resource Reserve– nature reserve and monkey sanctuary (light walking/hike so wear good walking/tennis shoes)

Workshop: Visit to Cedi Bead Village– renowned traditional Krobo bead production site. Traditional bead making demonstration by famed artisan Baba Cedi. There will be opportunities to purchase beads for gifts to take home. Lunch (included)                    

Drive back to Accra

Day Five         

Visit to the Accra Arts Center– large crafts market with cloth, instruments, furniture, beads, traditional clothing and more. This is a great place to purchase local art, fabrics, carvings and clothing to take home.

Free afternoon to visit the beach, go shopping, explore Accra on your own or relax at the hotel

Day Six                       

Drive to the Cape Coast of Ghana to visit the Slave Castle/Dungeon with a special guest who is a historian and community cultural leader

Libation in Honor of our Ancestors                          

Visit to One Africa at Cape Coast for reflection on our collective past and its meaning to us today. Lunch (included)                  

Drive back to Accra

Day Seven                 

Free morning

Workshop: Afternoon lecture by University of Legon faculty, “Ghana and Access to Higher Education”

Panel Discussion: Ghanaian youth will share their experiences with the educational system, the challenges they face and their aims for succeeding in modern Ghana

Day Eight                   

Free Day in Accra

Hosted Closing Dinner to celebrate the journey

Day Nine

Depart back to the U.S. or extend your stay