Independence Square in Accra, Ghana
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General Itinerary

Event Highlights
Week 1: December 21–27
December 21–22
Arrive in Accra.
December 22
One-hour flight to Kumasi, get settled in the home. If you plan to get your hair done, please arrange with Beatrice in advance. Budget approximately $50 total for hair service (includes hair packs, labor, transportation and gratuity).

December 23
Azibo & Beatrice's Vow Renewal. Access the invitation here.

December 24
Kente Day. To order clothing to be made in Ghana for these events, follow this process.
Week 2: December 27–January 5
December 28–29
AfroFuture Fest. Purchase your VIP tickets here.
Additional Info
Full itinerary from our travel agents can be found here. (Note: this has not been finalized yet, but we will update once it has)
Review the spreadsheet for travel payment schedule and group assignments.
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Preparation Timeline

By June 2023
🛂 Passport: Get your passport if you don’t have one. It takes 6–11 weeks to process. Make sure your passport doesn’t expire before mid-July 2024. You cannot travel with a passport that expires within 6 months of your arrival flight.
💉 Required Vaccination: You are required to have the yellow fever vaccine and COVID-19 vaccine before you apply for your visa.
💉Highly Recommended Vaccinations: Malaria pills, Hepatitis A and B, Typhoid, Rabies, Meningitis and all other routine vaccines.
CDC Recommendations
By October 2023
🛃 Visa: Start your visa application by mid-October. Please note that you cannot start this process earlier than 3 months before your arrival to Ghana. Your visa MUST be used within 3 months of approval.
Visa Instructions
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Requirements based on your vaccination status.
Everyone (regardless of vaccination status)
You will need a COVID vaccination certificate to apply for the visa. There are no current COVID restrictions in place once in Ghana.
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Review the requirements to receive a visa.
Camera, Greetings from Ghana card and other small items
Visa cost varies between $60–$100, based on level of service: regular or expedited.
Processing Timeline
The visa processing time is 15–20 business days after receipt by the Ghanaian embassy. Expedited service is 7 business days. These timelines do NOT include shipping time.
Apply for Visa
Apply for the visa online. Print and mail it to the Ghanaian Embassy along with all the required documents.
Read Guide & Apply
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What to Pack

A comprehensive list of things you will need.
Passport and travel bag
Essential Items to Bring
  • Passport and ID
  • COVID and Yellow Fever vaccine cards
  • Travel outlet adapter
  • Cell phone
  • Credit/Debit cards and cash
  • Buy an international phone plan
  • Clothes and shoes
  • Toiletries
  • Insect repellant
  • Medication (anti-diarrheal, malaria, etc.)
See the Full List
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Travel Notes

  • Do not swallow the tap water (brushing teeth, drinking, etc)
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Getting Around Ghana

Truck driving down the street in Ghana
Accra to Kumasi by air is 1 hour, $55–$150 roundtrip.
Public buses are ran by Ghana's State Transport Corporation (STC).
Rideshares are handy for downtown travel. Uber and Bolt are most common used in Ghana.
Tro-tros are hop-on-hop-off public buses that average $0.58 for about a 30-minute ride.
Ordinary taxis are not metered, so you'll have to bargain for a fare.
Rideshares are handy for downtown travel. Uber and Bolt are most common used in Ghana.
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Currency Info

1 USD = 12.25 Ghanaian Cedis
Use blue-faced, fresh, crisp $100 bills when exchanging currency.
Stanbic Bank and GTBank are the main financial institutions.
Tipping is not customary for bars and restaurants. Guides should receive tips.
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Top Accra Attractions

The gateway to West Africa
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Top Kumasi Attractions

The Ashanti Region wonder
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