End out the YEAR OF RETURN with a literal bang!! Visit Ghana during one of its most beautiful times which is the Christmas holiday. It is a festive time in the country especially with the hottest celebrity concert in West Africa -- AFROCHELLA!!. Largest concert in the world during this timeframe. Who can resist dancing in the 2020 NEW YEAR on the continent of Africa!!. As the holiday season nears we will provide additional info to the itinerary for parties and other activities. (Local holiday event fees may be applicable) For those who missed out on our August tour this is your time to shine.... Ghanaian host for the holiday tour will be Samuel Kumah from Kumasi, Ghana. COST ~ $1,495.00 9 DAYS/8 NIGHTS -- ** DO NOT PAY FOR THIS EVENT ON EVENTBRITE. PLEASE EMAIL: email@example.com or follow PayPal instructions below. PAYMENT OPTIONS- FLIGHT: Inez International.LV will help you find tickets via my travel agency portal or travelers can search
PAYMENT OPTIONS- $373.75 per month (4 payments) or 2 payments: $747.50 by August 3oth and $747.50 by November 15th or a one time payment of $1,495 by November 1st. (** Airfare not included -- ** No refunds after Oct 1st.independently. BOOK FLIGHT FOR DECEMBER 24TH so you will get to Accra on the 25th. Departure will be on Jan 2nd but you will get to your home destination on Jan 3rd.ITEMS REQUIRED: Valid Passport, Ghanaian Visa and Yellow Fever Vaccine (we will assist with completion of required forms) Use the Ghanaian Embassy in Washington, DC. Find vaccines in your area through website:https://www.passporthealthusa.com/ ** If you cannot take the vaccine please have a physicians statement.Complete visa online at: https://www.ghanaembassydc.org/ PAYMENTS ONLINE -- be sure to click "Friends & Family" link so your full payment will be received. paypal.me/WysteriaGroupMail checks or money orders to: The Wysteria Group, 305 S. 7th St. Wilmington, NC 28401-4621** Additional fees applicable for New Year's Eve Event and AFROCHELLA VIP TICKETS ~ $60.00. Please send in your Afrocella funds as soon as possible. Preferably by August 30th. Tickets go pretty fast!! You can also purchase General Admission $30. Please include $5.00 surcharge fee MISCELLANEOUS: Download "WhatsAp" from Google Play for those who are not on Facebook. WhatsAp allows for free international phone calls, chats, video conferences. We will begin video chats for a Q&A on Facebook Sunday, October 6th. Time: TBAITINERARY - GHANA AFROCHELLA HOLIDAY TOUR -- 9 DAYS/8 NIGHTS ** Accommodations: Doubles ** Singles require an additional $300*Tentative -- DAY 1 - Arrive in Accra, Ghana - Kokota International Airport -- Free shuttle service to the hotel MSuites. Exchange USD to Ghanaian Cedis. Meet and Greet Christmas Dinner, Discuss Itinerary, Learn a few Ghanaian customs and phrases. Secret holiday gift exchange. Please do not purchase anything over $25.00DAY 2 - City tour of Accra, visit Old Jamestown, Nkrumah Mausoleum, Independence Square, Art Center, Wli Waterfall (largest waterfall in West Africa) Lunch/Dinner -- we always find a nice local restaurant. Will probably have lunch at Mama Africa. Depending on timeframe -- Dinner at AC Mall restaurants.DAY 3 - Cape Coast scenic view of Cape Coast on the way to Assin Manso Slave River (last place slaves were allowed to bathe before the 3 weeks trek to the slave castles), Visit Cape Coast Slave Castle. Visit Elmina Castle. Lunch at the Sahara Pub. Dinner at Coconut Grove Resort
DAY 4 - Check-in MSuites -- AFROCHELLA!! VIP Tickets $60 General Admission: $30 -- please include surcharge $5.00 Group tickets will be purchased prior to our arrival. Location: Those who do not attend will participate in a traditional Ghanaian Cuisine Cooking Class. Enjoy neighboring activities and hotel.DAY 5 -Check out of hotel and drive to Kumasi ( takes about 4 hours). Bathroom breaks every 2 hours or as needed. Lunch at Ike's Cafe on arrival. Check in hotel. Visit Manhayia Palace Museum, Kejeita Market (largest market in West Africa), Okomfo Anokye Sword Museum (this is where the story of King Arthur and the Sword was stolen -- see the actual sword that has not been able to be removed for over 320 years). We are working on visiting Asanko Gold's corporate stock exchange office and have an investor speak to the group. Dinner at Asantewaa Premier Guest House. ** Note: Be sure to bring a photo of any apparel you wish made. You will choose your fabric in the garment district of the Kejeita Market. A seamstress will take your measurement and deliver apparel to our hotel back in Accra.)
DAY - 6 .Extremely early checkout for travel to Tamale for a visit to Mole (pronounced - Mo-lay) National Park (Ghana's largest wildlife refuge) It has over 90 species of mammals. Elephant, buffalo, kob, warthog, waterbuck, bushbuck, roan antelope, hartebeest, duikers, oribi, patas monkey and green (vervet) monkey are the species commonly seen. It is a safari on foot so you can walk right up to an elephant. Visit Larabanga Mosque. The oldest mosque in West Africa. Visit village where Shea Butter is made. They will also teach us how to make it. Check-in Mole Motel. lunch/dinner DAY - 7 Early check-out to visit Ntonso (Adinkra Symbols), Addanwomase Village (Authentic Kente Cloth), Coca Farm Tour and perhaps Lake Bosomtwe if time permits. Lunch/Dinner Check in Asantewaa Guesthouse There will be plenty of activities to join in on for NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATION. (TBA)**Additional fees may apply based on local venue but there are many free activities as well.DAY - 8 HAPPY NEW YEAR!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Check-in to AG Hotel & Suites in Accra. Enjoy a traditional holiday meal in a Ghanaian family home. We will help prepare the meal. Participate in local scheduled holiday activities. TBADAY - 9 - Pack and prepare for departure based on flight itinerary. Relax, enjoy a swim in the pool, miniature golf or a drink at the Tiki Bar. (In American culture it is customary to tip your host and driver so please be mindful. 60 cedis is sufficient but you can give what you prefer)
** DO NOT PAY FOR THIS EVENT ON EVENTBRITE. PLEASE EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org or follow PayPal instructions below. If you would like to donate towards an educational scholarship "Elevate to Educate" Donation is $240.00 which provides 4 yrs of education for a Ghanaian student.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
School aged and above. Minors must have parent or guardian 18 and older.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Shuttle service provide to and from Kokota International Airport in Accra, Ghana. FLIGHT: Inez International.LV will help you find tickets via my travel agency portal or travelers can search independently. BOOK FLIGHT FOR DECEMBER 24TH so you will get to Accra on the 25th. Departure will be on Jan 2nd but you will get to your home destination on Jan 3rd.
What can I bring into the event?
ITEMS REQUIRED: Valid Passport, Ghanaian Visa and Yellow Fever Vaccine (we will assist with completion of required forms) Use the Ghanaian Embassy in Washington, DC. Find vaccines in your area through website:https://www.passporthealthusa.com/ ** If you cannot take the vaccine please have a physicians statement.Complete visa online at: https://www.ghanaembassydc.org/ oes here
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
What's the refund policy?
NO REFUNDS AFTER OCTOBER 1, 2019 ** DO NOT PAY FOR THIS EVENT ON EVENTBRITE. PLEASE EMAIL: email@example.com or follow PayPal instructions below. If you would like to donate towards an educational scholarship "Elevate to Educate" Donation is $240.00 which provides 4 yrs of education for a Ghanaian student. You may use the donation link below for this purpose ONLY on this site.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Once ticket is purchase please forward itinerary to travel consultant/coordinator
Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
That depends on if you would like your funds to go to another traveler. They just have to have flight changed to their information matching a valid passport and visa.
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
NO. Not for international travel