COME TO GHANA WITH US AND EXPLORE YOUR AFRICAN ROOTS and EXPERIENCE YOUR AFRICAN HERITAGE!
Gone Again Travel & Tours invites you to join us to explore this country’s unique links to African-American history.
Join our October 13-25 2020 Sankofa African Heritage Tour.
Return to the Motherland for 13 days.
Explore your roots and experience Africa!
Sankofa is an Adinkra symbol. Adinkra symbols have been widely used in West Africa for centuries and while there are many stories as to the origin of Adinkra symbols, it is undisputed that these abstract symbols have played a prominent role in Ghana, as conveyors of cultural messages expressed philosophically and poetically.
The Sankofa symbol mythically illustrates the importance of past lessons in shaping the future. It teaches that whatever we have forgone, lost, been stripped of or forgotten can be revived, reclaimed, preserved and caused to prevail. The Sankofa symbol reminds us that we must go back and focus on our history, our culture and our heritage and bring the lessons learned from the past forward to improve our future.
Marcus Garvey famously said: “A people without knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” - Marcus Garvey
What's included in this trip:
- Airport Meet & Greet and expedited Access through Ghana Customs
- Akwasidae Festival
- Admission and entry fees for all tourist sites and performances
- Luxury Ground Air Conditioned Transportation
- 10 Nights Hotel accommodations in Deluxe properties
- Welcome Buffet Dinner
- Meals Daily; Breakfast. 5 other meals (lunch/dinner)
- Experienced on location Tour Manager & English-speaking tour guides, gratuities
- Excursions in Accra, in the Greater Accra Region; Kumasi and several towns and villages in the Ashanti Region; Cape Coast and Elmina in the Central Region; and Keta and Ho in the Volta Region
- Departure Buffet Dinner Party with Cultural Performance
- Assistance with Visa Application
Our Sankofa African Heritage Tours are designed to introduce you to Ghana with a focus on Ghana’s unique link to African-American history. Our tours highlight Ghana’s rich culture and history and provide you with unique opportunities to explore and experience the amazement that is Ghana.
Our tours also allow you the opportunity to see and enjoy the natural beauty of Ghana. There will be time to relax on beautiful beaches, take in scenic drives, see breathtaking waterfalls and just chill out by the pool.
There will be dancing and drumming and music and an all-around good time!
Our tour takes you to numerous towns, villages and cities in Ghana, so you can see more of this unique and diverse country.
The tour includes visits to four different regions of Ghana with excursions in Accra, in the Greater Accra Region; Kumasi and several towns and villages in the Ashanti Region; Cape Coast and Elmina in the Central Region; and Keta and Ho in the Volta Region.In Genesis 15:13 God told Abraham: “Know of a surety that they seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them for four hundred years” 2019 marked 400 years since the first African slaves landed in Jamestown, Virginia in the United States.
It has now been 400 years “From Jamestown, Virginia to Jamestown in Accra, Ghana”------Now is the time for you to return to the motherland!
Tour members will also have the opportunity to participate in a Traditional Naming Ceremony, where each tour member will be given a traditional Ghanaian name based on his/her day of birth.
The Naming Ceremony is a festive affair where tour members will be welcomed by the Village Chiefs, elders and families with traditional dancing and drumming and the sharing of the traditional meal served when a new born child is named and formally welcomed into his/her family.
The Akwasidae Festival is one of the most important celebrations of the Asante people. The Akwasidae festival is held every six weeks in accordance with the Akan traditional calendar, which is based on a cycle of nine months in a year, with each month being forty-two days. The last Akwasidae festival of the year is set aside for the celebration of Adae Kese. The Adae Kese celebration is a magnified form of the Akwasidae festival.
The Akwasidae festival is a continuous demonstration of faith in the vison and heritage of the Asante Kingdom, which has existed since the introduction of the Golden Stool in 1700.
The festival commemorates and reinforces the independence of the Asante people and is an occasion for sub-chiefs and all of the Asante to re-affirm their loyalty to the King (Asantehene).
Our tour includes round trip airfare from Washington, hotel accommodations for 10 nights; entertainment; breakfast daily, Welcome Buffet Dinner with Cultural Performances; Departure Buffet Dinner Party with Cultural Performances; admission and entry fees for all tourist sites visited; air-conditioned tour bus; English-speaking tour guides and gratuities.
Join our Sankofa African Heritage Tour and experience your African Heritage for a trip you will always remember!
What's not included:
- ROUND-TRIP AIRFARE
- MEALS NOT MENTIONED IN "WHAT'S INCLUDED SECTION
- TRAVEL INSURANCE (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)
- VISA (WE WILL PROVIDE REQUIRED INFORMATION TO OBTAIN)
- REQUIRED IMMUNIZATIONS
Deposit of $250 is non refundable. Name changes accepted 90 days before departure. $50 Fee.
RETURN TO THE MOTHERLAND - DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
July 13, 2020
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PRICE IS PER PERSON - TWO SHARING ROOM
RETURN TO THE MOTHERLAND - SINGLE OCCUPANCY
July 13, 2020
PRICE IS FOR SINGLE OCCUPANCY
September 19, 2020