Ghana

 
 

The Gateway To Africa Experience - Ghana

About this Trip

The Gateway To Africa Experience - Step out of your comfort zone or embark on another Maximum Impact travel adventure. An eight-day trip to Ghana is just what you are looking for! Join Maximum Impact Tours as we experience the rich culture, charming colorful market places, beautiful beachfront landscapes in Ghana!!  Become enlightened as you learn the history of the African Diaspora that is rarely taught in most schools.  Easy payment plans available.

 

In an effort to make your trip a streamlined process, Maximum Impact Travel offers extensive online trainings in preparation for your trip. Once you secure your deposit, you will be invited to participate in a series of online courses that will have you ready for your journey. You can view these courses at your convenience.  

 

If you are interested in making the most of your experience, there are two optional add-ons in Dubai and Benin and Togo. Details below. 

Ghana Itinerary

  • Arrival

    Day 1

    Arrival At Golden Tulip Accra (or comparable hotel) You will receive shuttle service to the hotel from (ACC) Kokota International Airport -- relax for a while -- visit Accra Mall, get a bite to eat and drink -- Meet and greet your tour team.

  • Historic Accra

    Day 2

    Tour the surrounding area, visit local markets, drumming lessons, Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Museum and Burial Site, Black Star National Square, Independence Arch, WEB Dubois Pan African Museum,  local restaurant.

  • Exploring Historic Kumasi

    Day 3 & 4

    Activities: Kente Weaving, Cocoa Tour, Adinkra Stamps Printing, Okomfo Anokye Sword Museum, Manhyia Palace,  Asante Naming Ceremony (for those interested) -- the elders will need the day of your birth. You will be given a Soul Name which is the day of the week you were born and a Spirit name which is your character. It is customary to wear white -- but not mandatory. (Be sure to use the restroom before going to the village). Kumasi Market -- get unique fabrics for a local seamstress to design apparel for you, purchase shea butter, black soap, etc. Local cuisine. 

  • Donkor Nsuo (Slave River) at Assin Manso. 

    Day 5 & 6

    You may want to roll up your pants legs or wear shorts if you get in the river. This is where the African captives were allowed to bathe before the three week trek to the slave dungeons through the forest and rough terrain while being bound in chains and naked from head to toe. 

  • Cape Coast Dungeon & Kakum National Park

    Day 6

    Head to Kakum National Park in Central Ghana, climb the mountain and traverse across the seven swinging canopy bridges. For the faint of heart -- don't worry -- there is an outdoor lounge just for you.

    Visit the Cape Coast Slave Dungeon for a historic tour of their grueling accounts in the dark dungeons before exiting the "Door Of No Return". Return to Coconut Grove for meditation, rest and relaxation.

  • The Makola Market & other shopping opportunities

    Day 7

     

    Relax, Reflect & Enjoy 

    For those opting not to go to the Makola Markets, relax, reflect and enjoy the amenities at The Golden Tulip. There will be an opportunity to catch some of the local restaurants for those interested. Catch an Uber to the mall, shop, catch a movie, a bite to eat or a cup of coffee.

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    Day 8

     

    Visit to Aburi Botanical Gardens & Departure

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Benin & Togo

 

If you are looking to dive deeper into the true African history that is rarely taught in most of the world, this tour will walk into the heart of the diaspora experience. Put on your seat belts and prepare to learn about and see the lasting impact of colonization. 

Day 1

City- Lome. Togo 

Hotel - Onomo https://www.onomohotel.com/en/hotel/5/onomo-hotel-lome

 

Sites- Independence Monument, National Museum, Fetish Market

Day 2

City - Quidah, Benin

Hotel - Casa Del Papa https://casadelpapa.com/en/home/?v=7516fd43adaa

 

Sites - Grand Popo, Architectural Monuments, Enslaved Market, Tree of Forgetfulness, House of the Enslaved, Cemetery of the Enslaved, Tree of Return, Door of No Return

Day 3

City - Quidah, Benin

Hotel - Casa Del Papa https://casadelpapa.com/en/home/?v=7516fd43adaa

 

Sites - Temple of Pythons, Museum of History, Sacred Forest, Stilt Village

Day 4

City - Quidah, Benin

City - Return To Accra, Ghana 

Golden Tulip Hotel (or comparable)

Day 5

Departure From Ghana

  • Accommodation 

  • (Double) $1450 no airfare

  • (Single) $1850 no airfare 

  • Transportation To All Destinations 

  • All Site Entrance Fees

  • All Taxes

THE TOUR INCLUDES 

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The Dubai Experience

(optional and must be purchased with Ghana tour)

 

Why Dubai? Maximum Impact Travel looks for added-value travel opportunities. When a travel route offers a 20+ hours layover in a popular destination, we will consider adding it. These layovers   provide exposure to another destination for minimal costs.  For those looking to make the most of their trip to Ghana, we are offering The Dubai Experience. While traveling to Ghana, you can take advantage of two layovers in Dubai. 

 

Included

 

1. Hotel

2. Transportation

3. Trip to the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world

4. Trip to Dubai Mall, the largest mall in the world

5. Dubai city tour by bus (to include a trip to Palm Island) 

6. Metro ride to Mall of Emirates

 

Requirements 

 

1. Flight must be booked through Maximum Impact Travel departing from Dulles International Airport two days prior to Ghana tour date. 

 

2. We have a minimum of five people total who must book this tour. In the event the minimum amount is not met, your flight will transfer to the standard group departure date from Dulles International Airport. Any payments made towards this extension only will be refunded. 

 

3. Dubai, UAE does NOT require a VISA for US Passport carriers. 

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Safari in Serengeti 

 

 

The Serengeti inspired the Pride Lands

The Pride Lands film setting is a reflection of the Serengeti (which means “endless plains’’ in Swahili). When you drive through the Serengeti, the resemblance is easy to see. The savannah is teeming with herds of zebra, impala, and wildebeest, while among the long grasses cheetah and lions stalk their prey – the circle of life in action.Nearby, the Olduvai Gorge supposedly served as inspiration for the spot where Mufasa was trampled by wildebeest. The gorge is a significant archaeological site where Mary Leakey discovered a 1.8 million-year-old hominid skull.

 

Several characters’ names are Swahili words


Discovering the meanings of the characters’ names can help you learn some Swahili vocabulary.
– Simba means lion.
– Rafiki means friend.
– Pumbaa means foolish or silly.
– Shenzi means savage while Banzai means to skulk or lurk.

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Zanzibar

 

Highlights​ Zanzibar

Stone Town

This area is known as the old part of Zanzibar, located on the Western coast of Unguja, the main island of the Zanzibar Archipelago. It was seen as the centre of the spice and East African slave trade in the 19th century.

 

Water sports at the beach 

Experience the vast beauty of Madagascar waters with snorkeling activities or you can also enjoy a kayak session amongst all the local fishing boats. Windsurfing, waterskiing, parasailing, jet-skiing, kiteboarding and wakeboarding are also available, all at your own expense.

 

Traditional sailing shows

 

These traditional sailing boats can be used for sunset cruises. Watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean from a traditional African sailing boat while enjoying a glass of wine.

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 Ethiopia

 

 

Best of Ethiopia Tour

This is a perfect adventure for you where you will be taken to the major historical attractions in different parts of Ethiopia. Come and experience the best. Don’t miss out on the chance to get on an explore our Ethiopia tours!

This package itinerary will take you to a number of places like 

Addis Ababa

Gondor

Lalibela

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