The Black Travel Club

Chale Wote Festival Tour Deposit

Sale price Price $175.00 Regular price

Aug 15-23, 2019 (9 days/8 nights)

Deposit = $175 double/$200 single; 50% refundable until March 31

Payment Dates

4/30/19 - $900(D)/$1,100(S); 50% refundable until May 15

5/31/19 - $900(D)/$1,050(S); Non-refundable

Total Cost = $1,975 double/$2,315 single (flight NOT included)

*This tour is operated by Access Africana.  Book through The Black Travel Club and save $25-$35 in addition to getting a free Black Travel Club shirt.

Join 40,000 revelers as we celebrate dynamic creative expression at West Africa's largest annual street arts festival: Chale Wote! Click here for more on the festival. This trip opens with a robust and compact version of our Sankofa experience and ends with a flexible finale where participants chart their own path.  Whether it's traditional sight seeing, high energy vibes including interactive street art and unparalleled nightlife or the relaxation of a spas and oceanside pools, or all of the above; after traveling on our abridged Sankofa itinerary, you decide how you celebrate your last few days in Ghana.  

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • *AIRPORT PICKUP/DROP OFF, 3 MEALS DAILY, TRANSPORTATION, AND HOTEL

  • JOIN THE CHALE WOTE PARTY, WEST AFRICA'S LARGEST STREET ARTS FESTIVAL

  • CRAFT YOUR OWN EVENING EXPERIENCE DURING THE FINAL 3 NIGHTS OF THE TRIP

  • PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER

  • PRE-DEPARTURE SUPPORT AND MONTHLY TRIP NEWSLETTER

  • CUSTOM TAILORED CLOTHING

    *Participant covers final 3 evening’s dinner and transportation

Itinerary

Thursday, Aug 15 | Accra

  • Arrive in Accra
  • African American Association of Ghana welcome dinner

Friday, Aug 16 | Accra

  • Orientation
  • Market Visit
  • Tailor/seamstress visit
  • National Arts Center

Saturday, Aug 17 | Cape Coast

  • Travel to Cape Coast
  • Brenu Beach
  • Dinner with an African dignitary

Sunday, Aug 18 | Cape Coast

  • Assin Manso "Slave River" tour
  • Elmina Slave Dungeon tour

Monday, Aug 19 | Cape Coast

  • Kakum National Park Canopy Bridges tour

Tuesday, Aug 20 | Accra

  • Travel to Accra
  • Jamestown neighborhood tour
  • Chale Wote Festival

Wednesday, Aug 21 | Accra

  • W.E.B. Dubois Museum tour
  • National Arts Center visit
  • Chale Wote Festival

Thursday, Aug 22 | Accra

  • Kwame Nkrumah Museum tour
  • Clothing fittings
  • Chale Wote Festival

Friday, Aug 23 | Accra

  • Depart from Accra

FAQs

Do I need a passport, visa, or immunizations to travel to Ghana?

Yes, a passport valid for 6 months after US re-entry, a valid Ghanaian tourist visa, and a valid Yellow Fever immunization are legally required for travel.

Do I need to book my own flight?

A flight is not included in the cost listed above, but we can help book your flight for an additional fee by contacting us.

How much money should I bring and are there any other costs I should know about?

On the last 3 days, from Aug 20 through Aug 22 travelers will cover their own dinnners and transportation for individual afternoon activities.  Dinners cost between $6-$18 and transportation costs are inexpensive.  We recommend bringing $200-$400 for gifts and souvenirs.  

What kind of food will we eat?

We'll have access to many types of Ghanaian, American, and international cuisine.  Ghanaian food, as compared to American food, is generally spicy and bold in flavor.  A common stable is jollof rice, a choice of fish, chicken, goat, and vegetables.

What is Chale Wote?

Chale Wote is the largest street arts festival in West Africa.  The Festival includes studio-based multimedia components and a fil showcase as well.  Visit the Chale Wote official website and follow festival organizers on social media for more info.

To what extent will we have access to electricity, hot water with solid water pressure, air conditioning, and wifi?

All of our hotels have wifi, room-controlled A/C, hot water and solid water pressure.  Our bus and many museums are air conditioned as well.

What infomation or tips do you have about packing, clothing, baggage allowance, etc.?

Participants receive monthly newsletters offering a plethora of in-house and external resources that provide in-depth and detailed travel information and advice.