Travel to Ghana
for Panafest

Ghana

10 Days & 9 Nights

July 25 – August 3, 2025

Prices from

$3,600/px

single & double occupancy available

Ghana

– Panafest | Art . Music . Culture –

The Pan African Historical Theatre Festival, commonly known as PANAFEST was mooted by the Late Efua Sutherland in the mid-1980s as a cultural vehicle for bringing Africans on the continent and in the Diaspora together around the issues raised by slavery which remain suppressed. PANAFEST addresses the most traumatic interruption that ever occurred in the natural evolution of African societies which among other traumas, profoundly eroded the self- confidence and freedom for self-determination of a whole people.

Ghana’s coastline is dotted with large, now silent memorials to over 500 years of this most turbulent era in Africa’s history. The festival consciously makes them a site for confronting the effects of enslavement, purging the pain of Diaspora, acknowledging the residual effects of the trade on the Continent and re-uniting to forge a positive future in the contemporary global environment.

Alongside the healing processes, PANAFEST celebrates the strengths and resilience of African culture and achievements of Africans in spite of the transatlantic slave trade and its aftermath.

If you are interested in learning more about the Diaspora with an authentic experience in an innovative way, then this trip is especially for you!

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Day to Day Itinerary

away to africa flight_to_ghana

DAY 1

Akwaaba Ghana!

Friday – July 25, 2025

After landing at the Kotoka International Airport, your private Away to Africa driver will transport you to your lodging in Accra.

Upon arrival, you will meet with a tailor to take your sizes and provide a selection of garments for you to choose outfits to be made personally for you. Afterwards, you will have a welcome dinner at an authentic Ghanaian or rooftop restaurant.

  ACCRA
  Lancaster Accra .  Dinner Included
kwame-nkrumah ghana away toa frica

DAY 2

Accra City Tour

Saturday – July 26, 2025

Today you will explore the streets of Accra to indulge in Ghana’s history and some shopping. Your tour will include a trip to:

Your tour will also include a trip to:

  • Independence Square
  • Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum
  • W.E. Dubois Centre
  • Cultural Center
  •   ACCRA
      Lancaster Accra .   Breakfast Included
    Drumming Lessons In Accra Ghana Away to Africa

    DAY 3

    Drumming & Dancing in Accra

    Sunday – July 27, 2025

    Today you will be treated to traditional drumming and dancing lessons. Try your hands on the local drum and try your body to various Ghanaian dance performances.

    Afterwards, you will learn how to print your own batik fabric and keep it as a souvenir.

      ACCRA
      Lancaster Accra .   Breakfast & Lunch Included
    Away to Africa Aburi Ghana

    DAY 4

    Aburi Gardens & Tetteh Quarshie Cocoa Farm

    monday – July 28, 2025

    Start your morning with a trip to Aburi Botanical Gardens to check out endangered species of plants.

    In the afternoon, make your way to the Tetteh Quarshie Cocoa Farm where you will learn about the history of chocolate production in Ghana among the serenity of cocoa trees.

      ACCRA
      Lancaster Accra .   Breakfast Included
    elmina ghana colorful moored wooden fishing boats away to africa

    DAY 5

    Elmina Township Tour & Panafest Night 1

    Tuesday – July 29, 2025

    Today you will take this 3 hour early morning scenic drive from Accra to Cape Coast.

    On arrival in Cape Coast, you will tour Elmina Township, which was the first European settlement in West Africa.

    Later on, you will indulge in Panafest night activities.

      Cape Coast
      Ridge Royal Hotel .   Breakfast Included
    Canopy Walkway of Kakum National Park

    DAY 6

    Kakum & Panafest Night 2

    Wednesday – July 30, 2025

    Start your day at Kakum National Park where you will walk on a canopy walkway in the middle of a rainforest.

    Later on, you will indulge in Panafest night activities.

      Cape Coast
      Ridge Royal Hotel .   Breakfast Included

    DAY 7

    Castle Tours & Panafest Night 3

    Thursday – July 31, 2025

    Start the day with a visit to Elmina Castle, the first trading post built on the Gulf of Guinea, and the oldest European building in existence south of the Sahara.

    Next you shall visit Cape Coast Castle and listen to stories tracing the steps of African ancestors before their brutal voyage to the West.

    Reverential night & Wreath Casting will follow, which are the activities that take place the night before Emancipation day to pay homage to the ancestors and light candles in their honour. At Midnight, you will participate in the Declaration of Emancipation day.

     ELMInA
      Ridge Royal Hotel .   Breakfast Included

    DAY 8

    Emancipation Day, Naming Ceremony & Panafest Night 4

    Friday – August 1, 2025

    Morning visit to Assin Manso Slave River Park, which was one of the largest slave markets for gathering people to sell into slavery during the infamous trans-Atlantic slave trade. Here, the naming ceremony will follow where you will be given a local Ghanaian name and become part of the community.

    You will then partake in a local cultural Experience and later on in the evening immerse yourself in Panafest Night Activities.

     ELMInA
      Ridge Royal Hotel .   Breakfast Included
    Ghana Kumasi culture and jewelry

    DAY 9

    Return To Accra

    saturday – August 2, 2025

    This morning you will drive back to Accra and take some time to relax and recharge back at your hotel from all the festivities.

      ACCRA
      Lancaster Accra .   Breakfast Included
    Away to Africa Ghana Beach in Aburi

    DAY 10

    Relax & Depart Mama Africa

    Sunday – August 3, 2025

    Wake up early for an early breakfast and take some time to reflect on your life-changing experience in Mama Africa.

    After breakfast we will depart for Kotoko International Airport airport for your departure home.

      TRAVELING .   BREAKFAST INCLUDED

    “By Going and Coming a Bird Weaves it’s Nest.”

    – Ghanaian PROVERB

    Your Investment

    WE offer flexible & custom payment plans
    contact us for a quote with flights included

    Single room for one person. Couples are considered double occupancy.

    July 25 – August 3, 2025

    $4,800/pp

    DEPOSIT $250

    For alternate payment options including direct deposit & PayPal please contact us.

    Custom Payment plans available at booking

    One room with two beds. Paired travelers or couples will share a room.*

    July 25 – August 3, 2025

    $3,600/pp

    DEPOSIT $250

    For alternate payment options including direct deposit & PayPal please contact us.

    Custom Payment plans available at booking

    *If booking a double room as a solo traveler we will attempt to pair you with another solo traveler. If we’re unable to match within 60 days of tour, you must upgrade and pay a single traveler supplement (single occupancy).*

    Included

    Our tour to Ghana includes enjoying diverse cultural expeditions throughout the country based on single occupancy ensuite for all lodging.

    • Swag Bag including our ‘I Met God’ T-shirt upon arrival.
    • All 5 Star Accommodations Included
    • Specified Meals throughout the entire tour.
    • An Away to Africa Tour Representative that travels with you 100% of the time on the ground during the duration of the tour.
    • Transportation to Cape Coast
    • All Transportation Costs which includes Personal Driver and Airport Pickup & Drop-off.
    • This Trip includes tickets to the Panafest Festival.
    • Entry Fees into all Excursions and all lounges we attend as a group.
    • Pricing is contingent on the time which tickets are purchased.

    Not Included

  • International Round Trip Flight Add-On is available for each departure.
  • Required travel documentation (Valid Passport &/or Visa).
  • Parties and Events not included in package.
  • Transport outside of tours.
  • Gratuities for Guides & Drivers.
  • Travel Insurance (More Info About Insurance). *affiliate link*
  • Hotel Room Charges, Personal Telephone Calls on Hotel Phones & Laundry.
  • Souvenirs & Snacks, Lunch, Dinner & Alcoholic drinks.
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    DAY 1

    Akwaaba Ghana!

    Friday – July 25, 2025

    After landing at the Kotoka International Airport, your private Away to Africa driver will transport you to your lodging in Accra.

    Upon arrival, you will meet with a tailor to take your sizes and provide a selection of garments for you to choose outfits to be made personally for you. Afterwards, you will have a welcome dinner at an authentic Ghanaian or rooftop restaurant.

      ACCRA
      Lancaster Accra .  Dinner Included
    away to africa flight_to_ghana
    kwame-nkrumah ghana away toa frica

    DAY 2

    Accra City Tour

    Saturday – July 26, 2025

    Today you will explore the streets of Accra to indulge in Ghana’s history and some shopping. Your tour will include a trip to:

    Your tour will also include a trip to:

  • Independence Square
  • Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum
  • W.E. Dubois Centre
  • Cultural Center
  •   ACCRA
      Lancaster Accra .   Breakfast Included

    DAY 3

    Drumming & Dancing in Accra

    Sunday – July 27, 2025

    Today you will be treated to traditional drumming and dancing lessons. Try your hands on the local drum and try your body to various Ghanaian dance performances.

    Afterwards, you will learn how to print your own batik fabric and keep it as a souvenir.

      ACCRA
      Lancaster Accra .   Breakfast & Lunch Included
    Drumming Lessons In Accra Ghana Away to Africa
    Away to Africa Aburi Ghana

    DAY 4

    Aburi Gardens & Tetteh Quarshie Cocoa Farm

    monday – July 28, 2025

    Start your morning with a trip to Aburi Botanical Gardens to check out endangered species of plants.

    In the afternoon, make your way to the Tetteh Quarshie Cocoa Farm where you will learn about the history of chocolate production in Ghana among the serenity of cocoa trees.

      ACCRA
      Lancaster Accra .   Breakfast Included

    DAY 5

    Elmina Township Tour & Panafest Night 1

    Tuesday – July 29, 2025

    Today you will take this 3 hour early morning scenic drive from Accra to Cape Coast.

    On arrival in Cape Coast, you will tour Elmina Township, which was the first European settlement in West Africa.

    Later on, you will indulge in Panafest night activities.

      Cape Coast
      Ridge Royal Hotel .   Breakfast Included
    elmina ghana colorful moored wooden fishing boats away to africa
    Canopy Walkway of Kakum National Park

    DAY 6

    Kakum & Panafest Night 2

    Wednesday – July 30, 2025

    Start your day at Kakum National Park where you will walk on a canopy walkway in the middle of a rainforest.

    Later on, you will indulge in Panafest night activities.

      Cape Coast
      Ridge Royal Hotel .   Breakfast Included

    DAY 7

    Castle Tours & Panafest Night 3

    Thursday – July 31, 2025

    Start the day with a visit to Elmina Castle, the first trading post built on the Gulf of Guinea, and the oldest European building in existence south of the Sahara.

    Next you shall visit Cape Coast Castle and listen to stories tracing the steps of African ancestors before their brutal voyage to the West.

    Reverential night & Wreath Casting will follow, which are the activities that take place the night before Emancipation day to pay homage to the ancestors and light candles in their honour. At Midnight, you will participate in the Declaration of Emancipation day.

     ELMInA
      Ridge Royal Hotel .   Breakfast Included
    cape coast slave castle ghana

    DAY 8

    Emancipation Day, Naming Ceremony & Panafest Night 4

    Friday – August 1, 2025

    Morning visit to Assin Manso Slave River Park, which was one of the largest slave markets for gathering people to sell into slavery during the infamous trans-Atlantic slave trade. Here, the naming ceremony will follow where you will be given a local Ghanaian name and become part of the community.

    You will then partake in a local cultural Experience and later on in the evening immerse yourself in Panafest Night Activities.

     ELMInA
      Ridge Royal Hotel .   Breakfast Included

    DAY 9

    Return To Accra

    saturday – August 2, 2025

    This morning you will drive back to Accra and take some time to relax and recharge back at your hotel from all the festivities.

      ACCRA
      Lancaster Accra .   Breakfast Included
    Ghana Kumasi culture and jewelry
    Away to Africa Ghana Beach in Aburi

    DAY 10

    Relax & Depart Mama Africa

    Sunday – August 3, 2025

    Wake up early for an early breakfast and take some time to reflect on your life-changing experience in Mama Africa.

    After breakfast we will depart for Kotoko International Airport airport for your departure home.

      TRAVELING .   BREAKFAST INCLUDED

    “By Going and Coming a Bird Weaves it’s Nest.”

    – Ghanaian PROVERB

    Your Investment

    WE offer flexible & custom payment plans
    contact us for a quote with flights included

    Single room for one person. Couples are considered double occupancy.

    July 25 – August 3, 2025

    $4,800/pp

    DEPOSIT $250

    For alternate payment options including direct deposit & PayPal please contact us.

    Custom Payment plans available at booking

    One room with two beds. Paired travelers or couples will share a room.*

    July 25 – August 3, 2025

    $3,600/pp

    DEPOSIT $250

    For alternate payment options including direct deposit & PayPal please contact us.

    Custom Payment plans available at booking

    *If booking a double room as a solo traveler we will attempt to pair you with another solo traveler. If we’re unable to match within 60 days of tour, you must upgrade and pay a single traveler supplement (single occupancy).*

    Included

    Our tour to Ghana includes enjoying diverse cultural expeditions throughout the country based on single occupancy ensuite for all lodging.

    • Swag Bag including our ‘I Met God’ T-shirt upon arrival.
    • All 5 Star Accommodations Included
    • Specified Meals throughout the entire tour.
    • An Away to Africa Tour Representative that travels with you 100% of the time on the ground during the duration of the tour.
    • Transportation to Cape Coast
    • All Transportation Costs which includes Personal Driver and Airport Pickup & Drop-off.
    • This Trip includes tickets to the Panafest Festival.
    • Entry Fees into all Excursions and all lounges we attend as a group.
    • Pricing is contingent on the time which tickets are purchased.

    Not Included

  • International Round Trip Flight Add-On is available for each departure.
  • Required travel documentation (Valid Passport &/or Visa).
  • Parties and Events not included in package.
  • Transport outside of tours.
  • Gratuities for Guides & Drivers.
  • Travel Insurance (More Info About Insurance). *affiliate link*
  • Hotel Room Charges, Personal Telephone Calls on Hotel Phones & Laundry.
  • Souvenirs & Snacks, Lunch, Dinner & Alcoholic drinks.
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