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Calling all Morehouse Men! Here’s your chance to connect with your fellow scholars while learning about your African ancestors.
Join us in Ghana from March 12 to March 18, 2023 for 7 days and 6 nights in the Motherland.
What you can expect:
During this 7-day trip to Ghana, you’ll immerse yourself in the country’s rich culture and history, tap into your roots, and enjoy unforgettable experiences you won’t find anywhere else. On this pilgrimage, you’ll visit the seat of the ancient Ashanti Kingdom, fellowship with modern-day Ghanaians, and walk in your ancestors’ footsteps at the Elmina Castle and Cape Coast Castle.
HOW TO BOOK YOUR TRIP
STEP 1. Complete our trip reservation form. Be sure to write in the name of THIS trip under Step 3.
STEP 2. Come back to this page and click “Book Today” where you will complete your initial deposit and begin your monthly reoccurring payments.
STEP 3. Let's Travel!
ITINERARY AT A GLANCE
During the pilgrimage, we’ll learn about Ghana’s rich culture and history, enjoy the breathtaking scenery, walk in the footsteps of our ancestors, and interact with Ghanaian villagers.
On this trip, we’ll be traveling to Accra, Kumasi, and Elmina to experience as much of Ghana as possible.
Take a look at what awaits you and your fellow Men of Morehouse in Ghana:
Tour of the historic Aburi Botanical Garden, which opened in 1890 and played an essential role in encouraging cocoa production in South Ghana
Visit to the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park and Mausoleum, the final resting place of Ghana’s first president, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah
Chance to stock up on authentic kente and adinkra cloths at the traditional textile market housed in the Centre for National Culture Accra
Journey to the Manhyia Palace, the seat of the ancient Ashanti Empire
Opportunity to walk in our enslaved ancestors’ footsteps at the Elmina Castle and Cape Coast Castle
As we journey across Ghana while reconnecting with our roots, we’ll be staying at some of the country’s most extravagant hotels. We will stay at the Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City or similar in Accra, the Golden Tulip Hotel or similar in Kumasi, and the Coconut Grove Hotel in Elmina.
The Men of Morehouse Pilgrimage is a rare opportunity to get in touch with your African roots while enjoying the fellowship of your fellow scholars. Join us in Ghana to connect with your heritage and your schoolmates during the trip of a lifetime.
There are only 20 spots available for this African pilgrimage, so save your spot now!
Enjoy Your Stay,
Where you'll be staying:
As a travel advisor, I’m committed to only booking hotels and destinations that I have personally visited Ghana, so I can be completely confident that you’ll be comfortable, happy, and well taken care of during your trip.
During the Men of Morehouse Pilgrimage to Ghana, you will stay at my favorite hotels in Accra, Kumasi, and Elmina.
Take a look at your 5-star accommodations for this trip:
March 12-14, 16:
Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City or
similar in Accra
Golden Tulip Hotel or
similar in Kumasi
Coconut Grove Hotel or
similar in Elmina
$2,765 – $3,385
PER PERSON • Based on Double Occupancy
Please see the rates below for additional details.
per person based on double occupancy
for single occupancy
Price includes 3 nights at a 5-star hotel in Accra, 2 nights at a 3-star hotel on the coast, and tours.
Make a nonrefundable deposit of
$553.00 per person based on double occ.
$677.00 per person based on single occ.
Due by Sept 30th, 2022
4 monthly payments of $553.00 for double occupancy
4 monthly payments of $677.00 for double occupancy
Final payment of $261.75
due February 1, 2022
Refund/ Cancellation Policy
A deposit confirms agreement to the following terms: I understand all payments to Travel with Sparkle are non-refundable and non-transferable (including deposits). The above total is dependent on a group travel rate and is subject to change if the participation falls below a number consistent on a group. Travel with Sparkle reserves the right to change or modify the itinerary as needed for all group trips.
Prices: All prices are subject to change without notice.
Pricing Details: Rates for plane tickets have not been released yet. Travel with Sparkle, LLC will notify all guests about the cost of plane tickets once we have a count of registered guests for the land package.
A non-refundable deposit of $350.00 per person is due by September 30, 2022. This trip is first- come first-served, and there are only 20 spots available.
We expect everyone to purchase travel insurance, which covers cancellations for any reason.
Payments: All payments to Travel with Sparkle are non-refundable and non-transferable. In an effort to negotiate the best experience and price, our travel partners do not provide refunds.
FAQ FOR VISITING GHANA
Must have at least 6 months of validity at the time of entry
Blank Passport Pages:
1 blank page is required for an entry stamp
Tourist Visa Required:
There is a visa requirement to Ghana for American citizens.
Click the link below for visa information and for directions on how to apply: https://www.ghanaembassydc.org/visas
Please note that visas are not included in the price of this trip. Travel with Sparkle can help you obtain a visa to Ghana for an additional rate of $300.00 per person. Rates are subject to change.
Yellow fever and COVID-19 vaccinations are required. All vaccination details are subject to change.
TRAVEL TO GHANA
All persons 18 years and above arriving in Ghana will be required to provide evidence of full vaccination for a COVID-19 vaccine.
DEFINITION OF FULLY VACCINATED
A person is said to be fully vaccinated when he/she has taken the full dose of vaccines approved and registered by the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), Ghana.
You need two (2) doses of AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna or Sputnik V to be declared fully vaccinated.
One (1) dose is required of Johnson and Johnson to be declared fully vaccinated.
COVID-19 VACCINES APPROVED AND REGISTERED BY FDA, GHANA
Johnson and Johnson
PLEASE NOTE: Travel Insurance is high key recommended to protect yourself while traveling. If you decline to purchase insurance, you must fill out a travel insurance declined waiver form. Insurance is sold separately and is strongly advised. Insurance is quoted on an individual basis depending on the passenger’s age and total amount of the vacation package.
Insurance: I further acknowledge that I have been advised to purchase travel insurance to protect my investment. The purchase of travel insurance to cover your vacation investment is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for unexpected circumstances that neither the travel agent nor the client can control. It is to be noted that if you do not add travel insurance, your entire trip investment as well as medical emergencies may be at risk. Note: Insurance claim approval is determined by the travel insurance company, and Travel with Sparkle accepts absolutely no responsibility for any denied claims.
To cancel your reservation please fill out the cancellation form located at Travelwithsparkle.com under customer support on the website. It is highly recommended to take travel insurance. A travel insurance claim will have to be processed for any refund per the insurance companies terms and conditions.
Insurance is highly recommended.
5-star and 3-star accommodations as per the itinerary, based on twin share
All transfers and transportation by private, air-conditioned coach with driver (Any individuals traveling outside the group arrangement must organize own transportation)
Services of qualified English speaking guides
Entrance fees as per the itinerary
Meals as indicated on itinerary (B-full breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)
What's Not Included
Flight to Ghana (Air Seat Selection)
Personal items such as laundry, email, fax, telephone, souvenirs, etc.
Meals not listed in the itinerary and all drinks
Tips & gratuities
Early check-in & late check out of rooms (standard check-in time is 2 PM and check out 10 AM)