The trip is for 14 days, August 7-20, 2021
In August 2017, I arranged for a group of African American Friends, members of the Fellowship of Friends of African Descent to visit Ghana. The trip went so well I did another one in August 2019. This new trip is limited to only 15 people. We found the quality of the experience was better in a smaller group.
Sankofa is a word and symbol from the Akan tribe in Ghana, which symbolizes how going back to the knowledge of the past can help us move more confidently into the future.
This trip provides an opportunity for people of all races to gain insight on how the history’s of Ghana and the United States of America are intertwined. African American history begins on the continent of Africa. African culture has influenced American culture as well as African Americans have influenced Africa. Our schedule includes time and facilitators who will assist us with processing separately in affinity groups and together as a whole what we are learning and seeing.
This trip is open to anyone who would like to learn about an Akan empire and kingdom, plus the importance of the Golden Stool. Hear about their struggles with the Europeans Nations that fought to colonize them. Watch as artisans weave the national cloth, Kente, and get a chance to stamp a piece with Adinkra symbols. Visit the Cape Coast and Elmina Castles to offer you a window into the history of enslavement in Ghana. In the Kakum National Park follow a hiking trail to the park’s 1,150-foot canopy walkway. See how African American, W.E.B. Du Bois , a leader in the pan-African movement was a major influence on Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s first president. Nkrumah led Ghana to break free from Britain’s colonial rule; experience his story though a visit to his national memorial tomb and park.
COVID-19 Currently, the world is experiencing a pandemic that is causing people to shelter in their homes and experience economic instability. We are moving forward with this trip to Ghana in hopes that people will be safe from COVID-19 and the economy will be in a better position in 2021. Our knowledge of the Coronavirus and how to keep people safe from it is evolving. Our hope is that a vaccine will have been developed and distributed by August 2021. We will continue to monitor the situation closely recognizing that the most important thing about the trip is everyone’s safety and health.
Fee for your time in Ghana:
Includes the following:
- Transportation from KIA (Kotoka International Airport) to and from the hotel.
- Travel to sites in Accra, Cape Coast (Central Region) and Kumasi on air conditioned bus.
- Hotel room costs
- AKWAABA (Welcome) & NANTI YIE (Farewell ) Fiesta Buffet Dinners
- Ghanaian cuisine cooking session for Sunday lunch
- All breakfasts, one lunch and three dinners
- Batik cloth making
- Site entry and tour guide fees
- Facilitated discussions in small and large groups
- Single Occupancy is $3,336.00
- Double Occupancy is $2,596.00
$200.00 Deposit required upon registration
The balance is to be paid in four equal installments of:
- Single Occupancy Amount $784.00
- Double Occupancy Amount $599.00
- First payment due May 1, 2020
- Second payment due October 1, 2020
- Third payment due February 1, 2121
- Final payment due June 1, 2021
To register for the trip click this link
- Cancellations on or before 1 October 2020 – entitled to a refund of 85% of the amount paid to date.
- Cancellations between 1 February and 30 May 2021 – entitled to a refund of 40% of the amount paid to date.
- Cancellations on or after 1 June 2021 – no refund