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9 & 15 DAYS JOURNEY TO OUR MOTHERLAND WHAT? 

 The journey of Sankofa allows people of the diaspora a place to claim their African heritage. A spiritual awakening of their connection to the motherland will allow Africans from the diaspora to reconnect and learn about their ancestral roots. 

HOW? 

After commemoration of the First Boat of enslaved Africans to arrive in Jamestown, VA from the Gold Coast currently known as Ghana. This year 2021, 402 years later (1619 – 2021) we are WELCOMED, Africa’s children in the diaspora returning to the Motherland. The Government and the people of Ghana have welcomed us in the diaspora to come back home. 

WHO? 

All the People of the African Diaspora 

 WHEN? 

 July 13 - 28, 2021 

 WHY? 

 “Know for certain that for four hundred years your descendants will be strangers in a country not their own and that they will be enslaved and mistreated there. In the fourth generation, your descendants will come back here (home)”, To celebrate PAN-AFRICAN FESTIVAL.

Dates: July 17 - 25, 2021 

Day 0 – July 17: Arrival Day by Participants 

Lodging: Hotel In Accra - All Participants will arrive in Kotoka International Airport, Accra Ghana and will travel to a hotel in Accra. Participants will start their educational journey with an overview of the African continent and history.


Day 1 - July 18: Bonwire, Ashanti - We continue to Adinkra village where you can design your own print clothes. Later we will continue to the Ashanti Kente cloth weaving village in Kumasi, which carries on the centuries-old Kente-weaving tradition. After learning about the creation of Kente cloth you will be guided through the community and witness palm-wine production. Participants will journey to an Adinkra village to design your own print clothes. Participants will continue to Bonwire Ashanti Kente cloth weaving village in Kumas Stay at Kumasi. 


Day 2 - July 19: Ashanti Kingdom - Of the many African tribes, one of the most outstanding are the Asante in Ghana. The Asante call themselves a state within a state, since they have their own king, flag, culture and language. We will take you to the Ashanti King ´s Palace, which was used by the Ashanti kings until 1974. Take a walk around the historic site and visit the museum. Later you will see the 'unmovable' Komfo Anokye Sword, which is said to be a symbol of unity between the Nzema and the Ashanti tribes. Continue to the cultural center to view the amazing handicrafts. 


Day 3 - July 20: Kejetia Market  - Discover West Africa's largest Open-Air Market in Kumasi’s Kejetia Market with over 45,000 stalls. Find handicrafts and souvenirs from around the country, including glass beads, batik fabrics, and woodcarvings, then watch metal traders transform scrap into innovative new pieces, and sample freshly-made delicacies in the bustling capital of Ghana’s Ashanti region. 


Day 4 – July 21: Day in Elmina & Cape Coast Castles. The participants will also visit the Elmina Castle. The Ft. St. Georges is the oldest European building in Sub-Sahara Africa and one of the largest slave dungeons in the world built by the Portuguese in 1482. Cape Coast Castle Dungeons, with the Door of No Return. Overnight Stay in Elmina.


Day 5 - July 22: The Canopy Walk - Morning drive to Kakum National Park to enjoy the view from the Canopy Walkway: over 7 bridges & tree tops at 40m height. Take a picture in the Crocodile sanctuary; the crocodiles and turtles inhabit together with a range of birds. In the afternoon, you can take a walk along the beach and relax. Enjoy a typical Ghanaian cultural performance in the evening.


Day 6 – July 23: The Last Bath and The Doors of No Return

Lodging: Hans Cottage Botel - Participants will visit the Assin Manso Slave River. This river is where captured slaves from the Northern part of Ghana and beyond And had their Last Bath before being transported to the Americas. 


Day 7 - July 24: Panafest Opening Ceremony - The Pan African Historical Theatre Festival commonly known as PANAFEST was mooted by the late Efua Sutherland in the mid 1980s as a cultural vehicle for bringing Africans on the continent and in the Diaspora, together around the issues raised by slavery which remain suppressed. 


Day 8 - July 25: W.E.B. Du Bois Memorial - Centre for Pan African Culture Lodging: Accra This day, we will visit the W.E.B. DuBois Centre, to learn about W.E.B. DuBois’s role in Pan Africanism and Lecture at a University on the TRUE HISTORY about people of Africa. Also, experience the busy Makola Market. Finally, we will take you to the Arts Center, where you will find a great choice of local handcrafts. See behind the scenes of the Art Center and enjoy a drumming session with the locals. Drop at location of your choice in Accra. Staying in Accra 


Day 8 – July 25: Accra - The last day of the Sankofa Trip and Day of Departure to USA, however, Travelers are welcomed to extend their trip at their own cost.

Dates: July 13 - 28, 2021 

Day 0 – July 13: Arrival Day by Participants 

Lodging: Hotel In Accra - All Participants will arrive in Kotoka International Airport, Accra Ghana and will travel to a hotel in Accra. Participants will start their educational journey with an overview of the African continent and history.


Day 1 & 2 - July 14 - 15: North of Ghana Our first stop takes us to the unique Zayaa mosque at Wulugu, which was built out of mud in the 20th century. Continue to Tongo, which is known for it's Tengzug shrine and beautiful rock formations. In the afternoon we visit the Green House, where you will learn about the typical community life and the shea butter process. Stay at Bolgatanga


Day 3 - July 16: Mole National Park We continue to Mole National Park, Ghana´s largest protected area, to do the afternoon safari tour. You can choose between a walking or driving Ghana safari tour. Relax at the poolside and enjoy the amazing view over the waterhole in the park. In Mole National Park. The park is home to elephants, antelopes, hartebeests, waterbucks, buffaloes, water hogs, lions, leopards, hyenas and many others! Take an afternoon ride in the canoe to view local wildlife like crocodiles, monitor lizards and birds. Stay at Mole Motel at the park.  


Day 4 - July 17: Canoe Safari Early in the morning we will do another in the Hippo Sanctuary. Watch some of the 250 species of birds living in this area and some typical techniques of the local fishermen. Later we will continue our journey with a trip to the beautiful Kintampo waterfalls, located in the woods. After a short hike to the falls, take a break to enjoy the amazing natural environment. Continue to Boabeng Fiema Monkey Sanctuary to view and feed the monkeys. In this small area the monkeys are protected and treated as sacred. We continue our journey to Techiman, where we spend the night.  


Day 5 – July 18: Bonwire, Ashanti - We continue to Adinkra village where you can design your own print clothes. Later we will continue to the Ashanti Kente cloth weaving village in Kumasi, which carries on the centuries-old Kente-weaving tradition. After learning about the creation of Kente cloth you will be guided through the community and witness palm-wine production. Participants will journey to an Adinkra village to design your own print clothes. Participants will continue to Bonwire Ashanti Kente cloth weaving village in Kumas Stay at Kumasi. .


Day 6- July 19: Ashanti Kingdom - Of the many African tribes, one of the most outstanding are the Asante in Ghana. The Asante call themselves a state within a state, since they have their own king, flag, culture and language. We will take you to the Ashanti King ´s Palace, which was used by the Ashanti kings until 1974. Take a walk around the historic site and visit the museum. Later you will see the 'unmovable' Komfo Anokye Sword, which is said to be a symbol of unity between the Nzema and the Ashanti tribes. Continue to the cultural center to view the amazing handicrafts.


Day 7 – July 20: Kejetia Market - Discover West Africa's largest Open-Air Market in Kumasi’s Kejetia Market with over 45,000 stalls. Find handicrafts and souvenirs from around the country, including glass beads, batik fabrics, and woodcarvings, then watch metal traders transform scrap into innovative new pieces, and sample freshly-made delicacies in the bustling capital of Ghana’s Ashanti region. 


Day 8 - July 21: Day in Elmina & Cape Coast Castles. The participants will also visit the Elmina Castle. The Ft. St. Georges is the oldest European building in Sub-Sahara Africa and one of the largest slave dungeons in the world built by the Portuguese in 1482. Cape Coast Castle Dungeons, with the Door of No Return. Overnight Stay in Elmina. 


Day 9 - July 22: The Canopy Walk - Morning drive to Kakum National Park to enjoy the view from the Canopy Walkway: over 7 bridges & tree tops at 40m height. Take a picture in the Crocodile sanctuary; the crocodiles and turtles inhabit together with a range of birds. In the afternoon, you can take a walk along the beach and relax. Enjoy a typical Ghanaian cultural performance in the evening.


Day 10 – July 23: Accra - The Last Bath and The Doors of No Return Lodging: Hans Cottage Botel - Participants will visit the Assin Manso Slave River. This river is where captured slaves from the Northern part of Ghana and beyond And had their Last Bath before being transported to the Americas.


Day 11 – July 24: Accra - Panafest Opening Ceremony The Pan African Historical Theatre Festival commonly known as PANAFEST was mooted by the late Efua Sutherland in the mid 1980s as a cultural vehicle for bringing Africans on the continent and in the Diaspora, together around the issues raised by slavery which remain suppressed.


Day 12 - 13 – July 25 - 26: Aqua Safari Resort, Ada - Lodging: Ada We will spend the day at the Aqua Safari Lodge Resort, for a pool and beach party.


Day 14 – July 27: Accra - W.E.B. Du Bois Memorial - Centre for Pan African Culture Lodging: Accra This day, we will visit the W.E.B. DuBois Centre, to learn about W.E.B. DuBois’s role in Pan Africanism and Lecture at a University on the TRUE HISTORY about people of Africa. Also, experience the busy Makola Market. Finally, we will take you to the Arts Center, where you will find a great choice of local handcrafts. See behind the scenes of the Art Center and enjoy a drumming session with the locals. Drop at location of your choice in Accra. Staying in Accra


Day 15 – July 28: Accra - The last day of the Sankofa Trip and Day of Departure to USA, however, Travelers are welcomed to extend their trip at their own cost.

Cost per person: 


9 Days Tour Prices:

  • 2 person per room: $1,850
  • 1 person per room: $2,345

15 Days Tour Prices:


  • 2 person per room: $2,100
  • 1 person per room: $2,595

Trip Inclusion/Exclusion

Trip Includes

  • Lodging with two meals a day
  • Air-Conditioned Transportation
  • Most Attraction Entry Fees

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