The Black Travel Club

Panafest Tour Deposit

Sale price Price $175.00 Regular price

Jul 25 - Aug 3, 2019

Trip Style: History, Arts, & Culture
Deposit: $175 double / $200 single (50% refundable until April 15)
1st payment - 4/30/19: $900 double / $1,100 single (50% refundable until May 15)
Final payment - 5/31/19: $900 double / $1,015 single (non-refundable)

Total Cost: $1,975 double / $2,315 single

*Tour operated by Access Africana.  Book through The Black Travel Club and save $25-$35 PLUS get a FREE Black Travel Club T-shirt, Panafest Edition.

What's Included

  • Roundtrip flight from DC or NYC
  • Airport transfers
  • 3 daily meals
  • Professional guided tours
  • Professional photographer
  • Pre-departure support


Thurs, Jul 25 | Accra

  • Arrive in Accra
  • Welcome dinner

Fri, Jul 26 | Accra

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

Sat, Jul 27 | Accra

  • W.E.B. Dubois Museum tour and culture conversation with the African American Association of Ghana
  • Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park and Museum tour

Sun, Jul 28 | Kumasi

  • Travel to Kumasi
  • Yaa Asentewaa village tour

Mon, Jul 29 | Kumasi

  • Manhyia Palace Museum tour
  • Kejetia Market visit

Tues, Jul 30 | Cape Coast

  • Travel to Cape Coast
  • Lunch with African dignitary
  • Optional community tour

Wed, Jul 31 | Cape Coast

  • Elmina Slave Dungeon tour
  • Lunch a Sekondi-Takoradi
  • Palace Visit: Omanhene Nana Kobina Nketsia V
  • PANAFEST: Reverential Night

Thurs, Aug 1 | Cape Coast

  • PANAFEST: Emancipation Day Ceremony
  • Assin Manso "Slave River" tour
  • Kakum National Park Canopy Bridge Walkway tour

Fri, Aug 2 | Accra

  • Travel to Accra
  • National Arts Center visit
  • Clothing fitting
  • Farewell dinner
  • Optional evening outing

Sat, Aug 3 | Accra

  • Depart from Accra



How do I register for this tour?

Complete our brief application and submit your deposit by March 31, 2019.  Please note that we limit our tour groups to 16 participants for quality control purposes.  Due to increased demand for our trips, we no longer accept verbal commitments; completed application and deposit are required.

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

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

Do I need to book my own flight?

Participants must book travel from their home city to our departure airport in Washington D.C. or NYC.  Included in the cost of your program is roundtrip airfare from the US to Accra, Ghana.

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

We recommend bringing $200-$400 for gifts & souvenirs.

Can you describe the food we'll 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, or goat, and vegetables.


PANAFEST is one of the longest running historical and theatrical Pan-African festivals in the world.  The Festival welcomes hundreds of black people from across the globe every two years and includes concerts, ancestral remembrance ceremonies, organized debates, community discussions, and art.  Visit the Official PANAFEST Website for more information.

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

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

What information 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.