Ghana Tour & International Serenade Festival 2024
Full Ghana Trip Itinerary
DAY 1: (Sunday)
On arrival at Kokota International Airport in Accra, one of my Vinx Travel team will be there to meet you and will escort you to our upscale Accra hotel. Depending on your arrival time, you may have time for some exploring or you may prefer to relax by the pool if you've had a long journey, but either way we are here for you from the moment you arrive and will help you check in at the Alisa North Ridge Hotel. Depending what time you arrive you may even have time to indulge in your first Ghanaian meal.
DAY 2: (Monday)
After your long journey, this morning is a chance to meet your fellow travellers over breakfast and gather for a welcome orientation to prepare you for the week ahead, then take a little time to relax in the hotel or around the pool. We will take lunch together before heading off on a light bus tour of Accra. On our tour we will see the famous (and newly re-opened) Kwame Nkrumah Presidential Library and Museum, with many bronze statues, fountains and peacocks wandering freely. We will pass through Independence Square where the “Eternal Flame of African Liberation” is still lit, and Independence Arch until we reach the Accra Arts Centre where we can enjoy local arts and musical performances. We return to the hotel for dinner.
Day 3: (Tuesday)
Today we set off to explore more of Ghana with a trip along the Cape Coast, stopping at Kokodo Restaurant for lunch, followed by a trip to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cape Coast Castle. With the help of an expert local guide, we will learn about colonial West Africa and the terrible history of the slave trade, specifically at Cape Coast Castle, which was built by the English and used to house up to 1500 people at a time until 1832. In the evening we will have dinner and musical entertainment with an overnight stay in the best hotel on the Cape Coast; Pempansie Hotel with it's quiet and (thankfully) air-conditioned rooms.
Day 4: (Wednesday)
After breakfast at the Pempamsie Hotel we set off for Kakum National Park with our guide, where, wildlife includes forest elephants, colobus monkeys, buffalo, giant forest hog, pangolin and civet and 266 bird species. Whilst there we can brave the seven rope bridges that form the canopy walkway and enjoy a bird’s eye view as we walk through the forest 40 meters above the canopy floor. Once our legs have recovered we will take lunch, then set off towards Accra. On the journey to Accra we will stop at one of the beautiful, palm-fringed beaches and watch the waves crashing on the sand, before stepping back into the excitement of Accra. This evening we will take dinner and be entertained by Ghana’s own all female “Lipstick Queens” at +233 Jazz Club.
Day 5 (Thursday):
Let’s put on our sunscreen and immerse ourselves in nature with a half-day trip to Akosombo Dam and the Volta River where we can set sail on the only cruise ship in Ghana - the Dodi Princess - taking in spectacular views across the water. After the last few days of exploring and making wonderful new memories, and friends, lets take a free afternoon. You can explore Accra, spend the afternoon chilling by the pool, explore more famous sights or whatever you would prefer to do! I'll be in a hammock! Today’s dinner is not included.
Day 6 (Friday)
Today is rehearsal day for those of you who are performing at the Vinx International Serenade Festival. The Festival performances will start this evening.
For those not rehearsing, there will be a selection of workshops & tours for you to join should you wish (more details will be sent to you once your place is confirmed) and then you can also spend more time relaxing or exploring.
Friday night is the opening night of Vinx International Serenade Festival Ghana at +233 Jazz Club, where we will entertain you with short films, fashion shows and live music whilst sipping your Ghanaian cocktail (or mocktail) and feasting on great food
Day 7 (Saturday)
After last night's festival, let's eat a slow breakfast, then take the day to relax some more and reflect on this wonderful week. Feel free to explore, chill at the beach or hang out around the pool as we prepare for the final night of The International Serenade Festival Ghana. In the evening we will return to +233 Jazz Club for dinner and the full spectacular finale with Vinx and his all-star band ending the festival with a special performance.
Day 8 (Sunday)
After a week of exploring Ghana and it's vibrant culture, let's take it easy, relax by the pool, read a book, soak up some sunshine, enjoy the final full day with our travel group, and your new friends, or however you'd like to spend the day. This is a free day for you to choose what to do. You'll find Vinx in a hammock somewhere!
Day 9 (Monday)
Today is departure day and so after breakfast, we will begin to say our goodbyes as you, our travelling companions, transfer from our hotel to Kokota International Airport for our flights home or on to our next destination. You may be lucky to have more time to pick up some final souvenirs before heading home. We hope you will leave happy to have spent time with Vinx, my friends and other connoisseurs of my music and to have completed one of your chicken bucket list trips.
Ghana Trip Package
All luxury accommodation.
Private transport between airport & hotel.
Private transport for all excursions.
All activities & excursions as shown in the itinerary.
All breakfasts & lunches & most dinners.
All evening entertainment & tickets to venues.
Bottled water throughout stay.