Chicago Booth Detty December Trek - Ghana28th, Dec 2023 - 1st, Jan 2024
Journey to the heart of Africa, where a realm of wonder awaits. Step into the embrace of Ghana, where beauty reigns supreme. In Ghana, a tapestry of culture and joy intertwines, casting a spell upon your senses. Explore ancient castles and fortresses that whisper tales of resilience, then bask on sun-kissed beaches that stretch towards infinity. Discover Africa's boundless allure by our side
Day 1 : 28th December
Experience the vibrant pulse of Africa at Afrofuture Festival (previously Afrochella), with VIP access and a tantalizing welcome dinner. Immerse yourself in a world where tradition meets innovation, as the drums resonate with your soul. Journey through time, where past and future unite in an unforgettable adventure.Meals: Welcome Dinner
Day 2 : 29th December
Embark on a captivating Accra City experience, immersing in local drumming and dancing. Then, elevate your journey with VIP access to Afrofuture. Enjoy breakfast and lunch as you embrace the fusion of flavors. Let the rhythm guide you through an unforgettable exploration where tradition meets the future, unveiling extraordinary discoveries.Afrochella Optional Night - VIP entry tickets
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Day 3 : 30th December
Prepare for an awe-inspiring adventure through Kakum National Park, where nature's splendor unfolds. Then, delve into a poignant experience with a visit to Cape Coast Slave Castle. Fuel your exploration with a delicious breakfast and lunch as history comes alive. Uncover the profound stories etched within these sacred grounds, creating a transformative journey.Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Day 4 : 31st December
Indulge in the freedom of a blissful free day, embracing the possibilities that unfold. Then, ignite the night at our unforgettable NYE Party, with an exclusive table reservation and a delectable dinner. Celebrate in style as you bid farewell to the year, creating memories that will forever shine.Meals: Dinner
Day 5 : 1st January
As the sun sets on our incredible week in Accra, we extend heartfelt gratitude for joining us on this unforgettable journey. Safe travels, as we send you home singing "Awa Awa Atu"
What's not Included
|30th June 2023||Non refundable deposit||$300|
|30th September 2023||First Installment||$350|
|30th October 2023||Second Installment||$350|
|30th November 2023||Third Installment||$250|
|CANCELLATION TERMS||CANCELLATION CHARGES|
|30TH OCTOBER 2023||50% OF REFUNDABLE AMOUNT|
|30TH NOVEMBER 2023||70% OF REFUNDABLE AMOUNT|
|10TH DECEMBER 2023||100% OF REFUNDABLE AMOUNT|
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 later than September 23rd (www.ghanaembassydc.org/visa). Please be sure to review/complete each step in the visa process thoroughly.
Passport: Please make sure that your passport is valid for at least six months following your return from Ghana (for this trip, your passport should not expire before July 1st, 2024) and that you have at least one blank page available for the entry stamp
Ghana Visa Proposed Timeline: The Consulates of Ghana issues single entry visas that are valid for 90 days from the date of issuance. Visa Application - Embassy of Ghana, Washington
Please visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Ghana.html for more information
The official currency in Ghana is the Ghanaian cedi (GH₵, GHS), with banknotes available in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, and 50 GH₵. Cash is preferred whenever possible, and you can exchange USD for cedi at the hotel or withdraw cash from ATMs for better rates. Visa and MasterCard are widely accepted, while American Express and Discover cards have limited acceptance. Bargaining is common in informal settings, but remember to negotiate within reason. Tipping is encouraged for excellent service in restaurants and hotels. Notify your bank of your travel plans to avoid any disruptions to card usage
To enter Ghana, a yellow fever vaccination is required, valid for 10 years. Administer the vaccine at least 10 days before travel to develop immunity. December 17th is the latest date for vaccination. Consult the CDC website for recommended vaccinations and consult a healthcare provider for personalized advice. Malaria prevention medication is also recommended; consult a doctor or pharmacist for suitable options. Strengthen your immune system and research measures aligned with your healthcare provider's guidance.
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If available Roommate Matching will be offered. If you want to be matched, please select “Yes I want to be matched with a room buddy” on the reservation form. Also, please note roommate matching does not take place until after 75% of the cost of the package is paid.
Sleeping arrangements vary depending on your package choice. For single occupancy selection you will be alone in your room at your hotel of choice. For double occupancy selection you will be paired with someone else and depending on your request this could be a twin bed or double bed (which means you and your room buddy will share the same bed). As part of this experience we typically take care of all room pairings.
We have an unlimited number of spaces on this trip. If you would like to join this amazing experience, register your interest.
Ghana has a tropical climate, with temperatures ranging from 20-30°C (68-86°F) throughout the year. The rainy season is from April to October, while the dry season is from November to March. It is recommended to pack lightweight, breathable clothing, as well as rain gear for the rainy season. Good walking shoes, a hat, sunscreen and Mosquito repellant are also recommended.
In December, Ghana has an active party season, so bring your best clothes for the road! Yes, dress to impress.
As of May 25, Ghana has removed all COVID-19-related entry restrictions, including testing requirements and the Health Declaration form for international travelers. Officials announced that limited measures remain in place and encourage individuals to maintain basic safety measures such as hand washing.
Don't let the disappointment of a missed vacation be compounded by financial loss. Protect your investment by considering trip insurance. Safeguard yourself against unexpected events and ensure peace of mind. Explore options to purchase travel insurance independently and secure your well-deserved getaway.
When traveling to Ghana, the main international airport you should fly into is Kotoka International Airport (IATA code: ACC). Located in the capital city of Accra, Kotoka International Airport is the largest and busiest airport in Ghana. It serves as the primary gateway for international travelers visiting the country.
Ghana is generally considered safe for travelers. However, as with any foreign country, it is important to be aware of pickpocketing and petty theft, especially in crowded tourist areas. It is also advisable to take precautions when using ATMs or carrying valuables, and to avoid walking alone in unfamiliar areas at night.
Yes, you can extend your stay either before the trip or after the trip, please indicate on our registration form your check-in and check-out date and we will provide you with further details on payments and bookings. Please note that group round trip airport transport will be provided on 23rd December and 28th December in Senegal and also 28th December and 1st January in Ghana. If the duration of your stay is outside of these dates, you should plan for your airport transfer accordingly. Transportation is available through each hotel.
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