African Music & Dance Immersion

BIRD DANCER FOR GALLERYSample Itinerary

Day 1-2: Arrivals & check-ins to our guesthouse accommodations in Accra; welcome dinner with hosts; city tour- capital of Accra (walking and air conditioned tour bus); Eastern Region: Aburi mountains (wood-carving villages); Arts Market; Dr. Osageyfo Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum.

Day 3-7: Arrival and check-in to Kokrobitey accommodations; evening performance and dance class. Over the next 4 days, intensive dance and music studies.

Day 8: Journey to slave dungeons of Elmina and Cape Coast to hear oral storytellers recount the history of African slave trade; village tours; lunch & insightful conversations with African American repatriates who are now living and doing business in Ghana.

Day 9: (optional day trip = additional fee applies)- Day trips to Kumasi, the business center of Ghana!  Kente-Weaving workshops; Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology; Manhyia Palace Museum and visits to Ashante goldmines.

Day 10-12: More dance, music and language classes.

Day 13:  Leisure at your will the whole day.  Meet your guides for an evening on the town in the District of Osu, well known for entertainment, restaurants and fun nightlife!  Enjoy a delicious meal like banku and tilapia- fresh, grilled fish (all prepared while you wait) or do a little night shopping!

Day 14: Day of departure (breakfast included)

Tour Cost: All prices subject to change due to increase in host country fees, air-hikes.  Please check with your tour director for final booking cost.

$2800 USD (without air) includes: Accommodations based on double occupancy (single rooms add $400 ), ground transport, entrance fees for site attractions, all dance and music classes as per itinerary; daily breakfast and lunch provided. Additional workshops include batik & tye and dye; beading, drum-making, and Twi language workshops.

PRICES ABOVE BASED on 14-day immersion w/double occupancy or 10-day immersion w/single occupancy. For 14-day single room, add $400.

Sample of Day tours included in cost. Sites may vary.

  • Boti Water Falls
  • Manhyia Palace
  • W.E.B. Dubois Center
  • Center for Plant Research and Medicine
  • Botanical Gardens

  • Elmina Slave Dungeons
  • Cape Coast Slave Dungeons
  • Last Bath- Asin Mansu
  • City and rural bus tours & sightseeing
  • Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum

Note:  All-inclusive meal plans can be arranged for groups. We offer delicious authentic cuisine with vegetarian/vegan options.

Cost does not include:

  • R/T international flights
  • Passport & Visa application fees; overweight/extra baggage
  • Dinners
  • Travel Insurance
  • Required vaccinations/travel medicines
  • Video camera/photography fees charged by field trip/excursion officials

*Prices subject to change.

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