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Experience PANAFEST with Gateway

As a follow up to the "2022 Royal Experience Tour," His Royal Majesty, Daasebre Kwebu Ewusi VII, ruler of the Central Region in Ghana will escort our group to PANAFEST, which is held in his region. His Royal Majesty will also lead our delegation to the Akwasidae traditional festival held at the neighboring Kumasi Kingdom Palace. During this tour, you will experience the largest open air market in Ghana, beaches, traditional villages, the Slave River, sacred shrines, the former slave castle at Cape Coast, a rain forest canopy walking tour, and the ProFarm's Citrus Bluffs project site.

The Pan African Historical Festival (PANAFEST) is the most celebrated Pan African Festival in the world. Inspired back in 1992, by the late great Pan Africanist Efua Sutherland, PANAFEST has become a landmark festival in Ghana which gives Africans on the Continent and in the Diaspora a platform to address the most traumatic interruption that ever occurred in the natural evolution of African societies which among other traumas profoundly eroded the self-confidence and freedom for self-determination of a whole people.

The Akwasidae Festival is celebrated by the Ashanti people and chiefs in Ashanti, as well as the Ashanti diaspora. The festival is celebrated on a Sunday, once every six weeks. 

Dates of travel: 07/20/2023 – 08/02/2023

Number of guests: Max 30 persons

Price:      Per Person - $3,750

Reserve your space by February 15 with $300 deposit

Payment Plan: 5 payments of $690 on March 1, April 1, May 1, June 1, and July 1 

Full Payment Due: July 1, 2023*

Included: VISA on arrival, certified guide, in-country travel & fuel, accommodations, meals (breakfast and dinner) and entrance fees

Not included: International flights, travel insurance, gratuity for drivers and guides, lunch meals not listed, personal expenses and traditional attire. 

 

**Optional Mole National Park Safari. See below for details**

Itinerary for July - August 2023 Ghana Tour:

July 20, 2023 (Thursday)

Depart Home Country

July 21, 2023 (Friday)

Arrive – Kotoka International Airport (ACC)

VIP Airport Experience. Clothes fitting, refresh and relax.

Accommodations: Standard Hotel - Accra

July 22, 2023 (Saturday)

Morning Tour Accra - Visit to Kwame Nkrumah Monument, Independence Square, and other historic sites.

Afternoon - Depart for Kumasi (6hr bus ride)

Accommodations: Standard Hotel - Kumasi

July 23, 2023 (Sunday)

Akwasidea Festival at Ashanti Palace

Accommodations: Standard Hotel - Kumasi

July 24, 2023 (Monday)

"ProFarms Gateway at Citrus Bluffs" Site Visit and Area Village Tour

Accommodations: Standard Hotel - Kumasi

July 25, 2023 (Tuesday)

Kumasi Tours - Manhyia Palace, Kejeti Market tour, and other historic sites.

Accommodations: Standard Hotel - Kumasi

July 26, 2023 (Wednesday)

Depart for Cape Coast (5hr bus ride)

Accommodations: Standard Hotel or Guesthouse - Cape Coast/Elmina

July 27, 2023 (Thursday)

Cape Coast/PANAFEST Activities

Accommodations: Standard Hotel or Guesthouse - Cape Coast/Elmina

July 28, 2023 (Friday)

Cape Coast/PANAFEST Activities

Accommodations: Standard Hotel or Guesthouse - Cape Coast/Elmina

July 29, 2023 (Saturday)

Morning - Depart for Accra (3hr bus ride)

Accommodations: Standard Hotel - Accra

 

July 30, 2023 (Sunday)

Accra Shopping and Activities

Accommodations: Standard Hotel - Accra

July 31, 2023 (Monday)

Day Trip to Aburi Mountain

Accommodations: Standard Hotel - Accra

August 1, 2023 (Tuesday)

Accra Shopping and Final Activities before PM departure

Depart - Kotoka International Airport (ACC) 

**Optional Mole National Park Safari**

Price:      Per Person (Single) - $870 or Per Couple (Double) - $1,290 

 

A 3 Day/2 Night safari experience can be added to the front-end or back-end of the "PANAFEST Experience" itinerary which consists of:

 

Pickup & Drop-off from Mole National Park to Tamale Airport (TML) + Accommodations and meals at Zaina Safari Lodge meals + Walking Safari + Game Drive (Jeep) + Night Safari + Canoe Safari + Eco village Walk+ Complementary Shea Butter Processing lessons + Larabanga Ancient Mosque & Larabanga Mystic Stone visit + Guide Services + All Applicable Taxes.

 

Package DOES NOT include a ~$150 roundtrip place ticket from Accra (ACC) to Tamale (TML) 

*Cancellation Policy

- Initial deposit amount, non refundable, which covers VISA and room reservations.

- Up to 60 days before tour starts: 100% of installment payments (not including initial deposit) are refunded.

- At 30 days before tour starts: 50% of tour installment payments will be refunded (because the mode of transportation(coach, coaster, or van) and costs would've been finalized and committed to. If we refund this amount to a canceling party, the difference in vehicle rental cost will then need to be made up by everyone else, and that is not fair to the group.)

- At 15 days before tour starts: 100% of tour payments would've been made and CANT be refunded. This is why travel insurance is essential.

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Questions? Alternative Payment Options? Contact Steven at +1.202.696.3599 or steven@profarms.org
 

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