what’s included in
A Trip Off The Old Block to Ghana 2020 ($2399, $199 Deposit)

12 Days / 11 Nights
Jul 29 - Aug 09, 2020

Airport Transfers

Relaxation Time

Accommodations Based on Single Occupancy

Select Meals (Breakfasts, Welcome & Farewell Dinner)

Welcome & Farewell Celebration

Welcome Dinner

Tours and Transportation

Accommodations Based on Double Occupancy

About this trip

Akwaaba! Welcome to A Trip Off The Old Block to Ghana, West Africa for the return of PANAFEST, the Pan African Arts Festival created in 1992 by Efua Sutherland, an international celebration of the arts, history, culture and development of Ghana and the entire African Diaspora! And welcome to our partnership with Dating the African Diaspora in Ghana and our Embedded Artist in Residency Program!

Officially noted from the year 1619 in Virginia, 2019 was the 400th Anniversary of the TransAtlantic slave trade in North America. Many African Diasporans' ancestors walked through “The Door of No Return” and boarded slave ships, barely surviving the Middle Passage; but many did survive and now, we are returning to reconnect with the Motherland, to remember an ancient past, far beyond the tragedy of the slave trade, and to share our own brilliant, creative stories of survival, resilience and even joy on foreign shores. Our ancestors may have left Africa but Africa never left us!

PANAFEST includes workshops, theatre, film, dancing, a Grand Durbar (the procession of the Kings and Royal families where you will see gold like never before), fabulous food and so much more!

We will attend a number of the festivities of PANAFEST and we will also be exploring places such as Osu, Independence Square, the National monument honoring Ghana’s first President, Kwame Nkrumah, the W.E.B. DuBois Center (his final resting place), Cape Coast and Elmina Slave Castles and surrounding Villages, including the "last bath" where those enslaved were bathed in a river in Assin Manso. You will also test your fears on the Kakum National Park canopy walk! We will visit Kumasi - the capital city of the Ashanti Kingdom where many artists live and create kente cloth, Adinkra stamps and cloth, djembe drums, royal stools tie dye fabric, etc., the Volta River Region and the Akwamu Kingdom and Palace Museum, and the great, modern clubs, nightlife, beaches and malls in Ghana!

Come with us to not only one of the most beautiful, ancient and creative civilizations in the world; but also one of the best, artistic and cultural celebrations on the planet!

*** Please note: You MUST be physically healthy enough to stand and walk during tours, outings and excursions. This trip would not be comfortable and we are not equipped to handle persons with physical challenges that would hamper breathing, climbing steps, standing, kneeling, walking for 10 minutes straight or more, etc. It would not be fair to you, the host or the rest of the group. Ghana is still a developing country and would not be able to properly accommodate you. We regret the lack of capacity at this time. 

TRAVEL INSURANCE IS REQUIRED for all participants!

You will receive a Personal Group and Private Concierge to assist you with items NOT INCLUDED, such as flight deals, the visa process, your immunizations and any other issue that may arise.
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Day 1

Akwaaba! Welcome to Ghana!

  • Arrival in Accra, Ghana!
  • Welcome Dinner
Thursday, July 30, 2020

Day 2

I Am Because We Are

  • Visit to Black Star Square and Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum and Museum
  • Tour the W.E.B. DuBois Center
  • Explore Osu Nightlife
  • Eat Your Way Through Ghana
Friday, July 31, 2020

Day 3


  • Tour Elmina Castle
  • Explore Elmina
Saturday, August 01, 2020

Day 4

Reverential Night, Cape Coast

  • Reverential Night, Wear All White
  • Emancipation Day Celebration!
Sunday, August 02, 2020

Day 5

Panafest Continues in Cape Coast

  • Panafest Continues! Art, Culture, Food, Fun!
Monday, August 03, 2020

Day 6

Panafest Continues!

  • Visit Kakum National Park
  • Walk the Rope Bridge!
  • Head to Kumasi
Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Day 7

Kumasi, Capital City of Ashanti Region

  • Explore Ashanti Culture
  • Visit Prempeh II Jubilee Museum
  • Learn about gold, kente cloth, tie dying, adinkra symbols and more!
  • Eat Your Way Through Ghana!
Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Day 8

Kumasi, Cont'd

  • Visit the Palace and Museum
  • Kente Weaving Village and more!
Thursday, August 06, 2020

Day 9

Relax in Senchi

  • Travel to the Volta Region
  • Relax at the Resort
Friday, August 07, 2020

Day 10

Volta Cruise and Palace Museum

  • Visit the Akwamu Palace and Museum
  • Volta River Cruise
  • Relax at Resort
Saturday, August 08, 2020

Day 11

Last Day in Ahhhccra! Some Departures

  • Explore Accra
  • Visit Markets, Get fabric
Sunday, August 09, 2020

Day 12


  • Flight Departures!
  • See You on the Next Trip Off The Old Block!