CARE USA: GHANA BOARD AND GUEST TRIP
MARCH 12 – 16, 2023
EXTEND YOUR TRAVEL:
CARE’s Board and Guest Trip begins on March 12th and formally ends on March 16 with an optional 2 day extension. If you are interested in taking part in the extension, please select this option on the registration form or email Abbey (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Friday, March 17 – Travel to Takoradi + Elmina Castle Visit
After breakfast, depart for a quick flight to Takoradi. Here you will get the chance to visit Elmina, a picturesque fishing town, Elmina Castle, a UNESCO world heritage side, and have lunch at the Queen Mother’s Residence.
Elmina Castle was built in 1482 by Portuguese traders and was the first European slave-trading post in all of sub-saharan Africa. It was originally built to protect the gold trade but in 1637 it was captured by the Dutch and came to serve the Dutch slave trade with Brazil and the Caribbean. In the 1800s the castle came under British ownership. Today, Elimna’s economy is sustained by tourism and fishing. Elmina Castle is preserved as a Ghanaian national museum and monument and is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Monument.
Overnight: Ridge Royal Hotel (Cape Coast)
Saturday, March 18 – Kakum National Park + Return to Accra for International Departures
Today, you will get the chance to visit Kakum National Park before you depart back to Accra for your international flights home.
Kakum National Park is 145 sq miles of tropical forest that was established in 1931 as a reserve and became a national park in 1992. It is home to the Diana monkey, giant bongo antelope, yellow-backed duiker, and the African elephant. Kakum National Park is one of only three locations in Africa that has a canopy walk that connects seven trees. A truly fascinating way to experience the forest!
All departing flights should be booked for after 9:00pm.
Please see extensions costs below. You will see the price per person decreases (up to 6 participants), as more people join to fill a vehicle. You will be charged accordingly depending on the amount of passengers joining. The cost below are for shared accommodations. If you would like a single room, there is a single supplement of $120.
Please note: All meals, accommodation, domestic flight, excursions, transportation and a guide is included in this cost. Gratuity for the guide and driver is not included. Recommended gratuity for the driver is $100 per day per group and for the guide is $150 per day per group.
If interested in this extension, indicated on your registration form, there will be a $500 non-refundable deposit that will be invoiced at the same time as your program fee. Final costs will be determined and invoiced at the end of registration.
OTHER EXTENSION OPTIONS:
We are also happy to plan a customized extension trip if you’d like to continue your travels in Ghana or the surrounding regions independently. Contact Abbey at email@example.com to explore possibilities.
For some travel inspiration, click here to explore Elevate Destinations’ sample Africa itineraries.
Did you know that each trip you book with us allows local children to visit tourist sites in their own country? Find out about our award-winning Buy a Trip, Give a Trip program.
PRE- AND POST-TRIP ROOMS:
Would you like to arrive a day early or stay a day late in Accra? We are happy to set up a pre or post trip room if you want to stay and explore. Please contact Abbey at firstname.lastname@example.org for rates and information.