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.
not provided. Let's go out for a hot meal before
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.
Day 4 - Aug 7
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.
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
Overnight in our hotel. B/D
Day 6 - Aug 9
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.
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.
Day 11 - Aug 14
Early departure for the US. Meals on flight. Arrive
at John F. Kennedyl Airport (New York, NY).