Ashanti Region Experience
Akwaaba to the famous Ashanti Region chale! It is time for your ultimate royal experience in the land of gold, cocoa, kente and dont forget, the delcious local dish - fufu. The Ashanti Region is home to one of the richest cultures in Ghana, and on this two-day trip, we will be taking you on a journey of cultural immersion and appreciation. Be ready to dive into an exploration of the historical and powerful Ashanti Empire, learn about key art pieces and experiecne the local culture, as we take you into the royal Manhyia Palace (Ashanti King’s palace). We will then enjoy a relaxing overnight stay. Indulge in delicious local dishes, amazing scenery and leave the Ashanti Region with a few Twi words under your belt. Y3 ma wo Akwaaba! (We welcome you!)
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Frequently Asked Questions
All visitors entering Ghana must have valid entry visas. There are two types of visas: Single entry and Multiple entries: Single entry visas are valid for a period of three months and must be utilized within three months from the date of issue.
This type of visa can be used only one time. Multiple entry visas are valid for more than three months, and the duration is at the discretion of the Consular officer and should not/cannot be challenged. A multiple visa can be used multiple times within its duration or validity. Apply for your visa no earlier than October 3rd and no later than November 26th (www.ghanaembassydc.org).Please make sure that your passport is valid for at least six months following your return from Ghana, and that you have at least one blank page available for the entry stamp.
The official Ghana currency is the Ghanaian cedi, with a symbol GH₵ and a code GHS. Expect to see banknotes of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 GH₵. Cash is definitely the best option for you, whenever possible.
You’ll be able to exchange dollars for Cedi at the hotel – usually better rates are offered for larger bills. Only newly issued USD are accepted. Yet, your best bet for a good rate may be cash withdrawal from ATMs. You can freely use a Visa and MasterCard in Ghana. American Express and Discover cards are rarely, if ever, accepted. Research the fees you may need to pay for using your credit card, as they can mount up. Use that opportunity to notify your bank of your travel plans, so they don’t cut you off for fear of fraud.
Bargaining and tipping are both expected. Outside of more formal establishments and supermarkets, you’ll often be offered goods for a price 30-50% higher than the seller actually expects to earn. So feel free to work on driving prices down, though within reason and good taste. Negotiation is the Ghanaian way! For services rendered well, such as excellent service at a restaurant or hotel, tips are encouraged.
There are currently 60 places available for this trip.A waiting list form will also be made available so that once we have reached our capacity, we can reach out to guests on our waiting list should spaces become available in the future.
All travelers aged 18 years and over are required to provide evidence of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at the point of embarkation and upon arrival into Ghana. The Ghana Health Service defines a fully vaccinated person as someone who has taken the full dose of vaccines approved and registered by the Food and Drugs Authority of Ghana. This is one dose of Johnson and Johnson, or two doses of AstraZeneca (Covishield), Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna or Sputnik V.
You will need to present your vaccination certificate before boarding and on arrival. Expect this certificate to be checked multiple times before leaving the airport, including on leaving the plane, at the health counter, at immigration, and on leaving the airport. You may choose to carry a hard copy of your certificate with you if you are unsure you will have access to the electronic version during your journey.
There is no pre-travel or on arrival testing requirement if you are fully vaccinated.
If you’re a non-resident and you are not fully vaccinated you will not be granted entry into Ghana. Ground staff at your departure airport will not allow you to travel.
Yellow Fever vaccinations are required to enter Ghana. Yellow Fever shots are valid for 10 years once administered. You must receive your vaccination no later than December 15th . Because one of the effects of the vaccination can be lowered immunity, it is suggested you receive your Yellow Fever vaccination 3 months prior to travel. There are also a number of recommended vaccinations listed on
https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/ghana. Be sure to consult your healthcare provider to consider what is best for you and your family and do your own research! We also love the idea of ensuring your immune system is at its peak and operating optimally while traveling. Take steps that feel right for you, under your healthcare provider’s guidance, to fortify and strengthen your system in ways you know works best for your body. We also recommend you take Malaria medicines before arrival to Ghana.
Here are a list of recommended items to pack on your trip to Ghana:
- Mosquito repellant
- Insect Repellant
- Good walking shoes
- An adapter (Ghana mostly has three prongs, UK style outlet, so bring an adapter)
- Bottle for water
- Outfits for night outs
- Neck pillow for excursions
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