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BEYOND BORDERS: ABTF Travels to Ghana December 3-11, 2021

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Beyond the Return: An ABTF Arts and Cultural Pilgrimage to Ghana - December 3 - 11, 2021. (Sales end Sept. 1, 2021)

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Atlanta Black Theatre Festival Delegation of Artists and Art Enthusiasts in Ghana, December 3 - 11, 2021!

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Beyond the Return: An ABTF Arts and Cultural Pilgrimage to Ghana...

Join us for an authentic, culturally immersive experience back home. We have worked in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism, the National Theatre, and cultural organizations, to curate an unforgettable journey to the Motherland.

This journey goes far and beyond your average tourist trip! We will honor our ancestors, learn our histories and reconnect to our brothers and sisters in Ghana with love, reverence, and the spirit of resilience.

Join our official delegation of artists (and art enthusiasts) for a curated experience based on the quality/standards you trust and expect from the ABTF!

For more up to date information visit: https://atlantabtf.org/travels

Itinerary:

Day 1: Breathtaking Gold Coast - Central Region, Ghana

Arrive at Kotoka International Airport in Accra for a scenic transport to the spectacular Gold Coast of West Africa in the Central Region of Ghana. We will meet at the DC 10 Restaurant directly across the street from the airport exit.

Upon arriving at the resort in the Central region we will , check-in and relax at the beach resort as you adjust to the time change. Then enjoy a welcome reception where you'll receive an introduction to African culture, beliefs, and customs of Ghanaian life while enjoying a traditional African food tasting.

Day 2: Historical Cape Coast Tour - Central Region, Ghana

Embark on a tour of the famous Castle, one of forty commercial forts built by European traders. Relive the heart-wrenching accounts of the last days of enslaved Africans before entering the "gate of no return" bound for the Americas and Caribbean, never to be seen again.

Day 3: Kakum National Park Tour - Central Region, Ghana

Unwind as we travel through the historic villages of Ghana’s Central Region to one of Africa’s only surviving tropical rain forests and UNESCO World Heritage site, Kakum National Park. The forest is home to many endangered and rare mammals such as the Diana Monkey, Bongo, Yellow-backed Duiker, and elephant. You can test your wits on the 1150 ft Canopy Walk, one of only three in Africa, which provides privileged access to the forest.

Day 4: Ghanaian Village Experience - Central Region

Become enthralled in the warmth of rural Ghanaian culture. We’ll visit the beautiful village of Mankissem where we’ll courtesy the Chief and Elders, experience a traditional ceremony, and enjoy drumming and dancing by the villagers. Savor the adulation of presenting gifts to the children of the village while taking photos to preserve this memorable occasion. Join in the tradition of gift giving. Bring books to donate to the village children! (Evening check-in in your accommodations in Accra)

Day 5: Accra City Sightseeing Tour - Greater Accra Region

Unlock the secrets of Accra, an extraordinary 137-year old capital city. We will uncover the rich history and unique blend of colonial and modern architecture. On this sightseeing tour, we will visit the Jamestown Lighthouse, one of the most historic landmarks of our heritage, a journey to the WEB Dubois Center for Pan African Culture, Independence/Black Star, and the Kwame Nkrumah National Park.

Day 6: Real Estate Investment Tour - Greater Accra Region

Projections for profitable returns have the attention of the savviest international speculators as Ghana recently discovered gold and oil and braces itself for a vibrant growing economy. For those interested in a permanent piece of the motherland for retirement, vacation, investment returns, or legacy; we invite you to engage on this tour. We will explore opportunities to invest in very affordable prime Ghanaian real estate.

Day 7: Kumasi Heritage Legacy Tour - Ashanti Region

This long but exciting day will begin with a journey to the Ashanti Region where we'll explore the vibrant city of Kumasi, one of the largest metropolitan areas in Ghana. We will learn about the great Ashanti Empire and the legacy of the Ashanti Kingdom. We'll uncover the stories of the makers of original indigenous fabrics and the famous Kente cloth. We'll also learn Ghanaian shopping etiquette and bartering techniques from a local guide while gaining valuable insight into the importance of market life in Kumasi.

We'll then practice our new bartering skills in the bustling Kejetia Market, among 10,000+ vendors of handcrafted treasures, glass beads, batik fabrics, wood carvings, etc.

Day 8: A VIP Afternoon as Official Guests of the National Theatre of Ghana

Prepare for a first-class treatment at the National Theatre of Ghana. We will submerge ourselves in a spectacular VIP private performance by Ghana’s National Dance and Theatre Companies. Immediately following this privileged performance, we'll fully immerse ourselves in native rhythms with drumming and dance lessons exclusively tailored for the ABTF delegation.

As a grand finale, we'll end the day with an elegant seafood buffet and live jazz in Accra!

Day 9: On Your Own (Hotel Check-Out)

May we suggest a second round at your favorite restaurant or last-minute shopping to spend leftover Ghana Cedis or libations on Labadi Beach. Whichever you decide, we know it will ceremoniously bitter/sweet as you prepare to leave the Motherland-- your HOME.

Choose from three plans:

1. Americana Plan

A contemporary experience with 3-4 star hotel or equivalent luxury accommodations with full amenities. Rates: $2750 per person, based on double occupancy plus air travel. The exact cost will be available in the Spring of 2021. (Add $980 for single occupancy)

2. Heritage Plan

Live like the locals with accommodations in neighborhood guesthouses! Clean and comfortable private ensuite rooms (private baths) with shared common areas. Rates: $2250 per person, based on double occupancy plus air travel. The exact cost will be available in the Spring of 2021.

3. BlackPack Plan (Great for solo, students and backpack travelers.)

This "get me in where I fit in" plan will have you in like the locals with dorm-style accommodations in guesthouses! Clean and comfortable shared rooms and shared common areas. Rates: $1750 per person plus air travel. The exact cost will be available in the Spring of 2021.

FINE PRINT

Please visit our website for details and up to date information at AtlantaBTF.org/travels.

SOLO TRAVELERS: If you need a roommate, first reserve your space. You will have time to find one or we'll be happy to find a match for you. This match is based on same-gender availability. This option is only available for the Heritage or BlackPack Plan.

As a part of this delegation, you agree to itinerary modifications and substitutions provided we receive official invitations as a delegation to events. You also understand that changes can occur due to circumstances beyond our control. We will always defer to ABTF's high standard of satisfaction and value. This is our number one priority.

You are truly in for an EPIC experience!


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