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UCEAP Ghana 50th Events

Former Ghana study center director and UC San Diego Professor Emeritus of African and Comparative Literature Robert Cancel will be joining the UCEAP Ghana Alumni Tour. Click here for a bio on Professor Cancel.  Click here for a printable copy of the intinerary.
Cost is $3975 (international flights not included) and includes hotels, most meals (see below for details), local transportation, English speaking guide, airport transfers and tips and more. See bottom of page for complete list.  
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UCEAP Ghana 50th Anniversary Alumni Tour Itinerary*

April 13-26, 2020

MON APRIL 13: DEPART USA

• International overnight flight (not included)

TUE APRIL 14: ACCRA

• Arrive at the airport, meet your guide, transfer and check-in to the hotel

• Welcome drinks and fresh fruit provided for the group

• Overnight at La Palm Royal Beach Resort: http://gbhghana.net/pages/index.html

 

WED APRIL 15: ACCRA [B/L/D]

• Optional: Wake-up to see fishing boats launch at 6:30am

• Breakfast at hotel

• Visit Accra’s colonial areas, including Jamestown, Usshertown, and the Lighthouse, followed by the Nkrumah Mausoleum and Accra Market

• Group lunch at a local restaurant

• In the afternoon, meet with Sanford Clinic for an introduction on their local health programs

• Dinner at your hotel

• Overnight at La Palm Royal Beach Resort

 

THU APRIL 16: ACCRA – SOGAKOPE [B/L/D]

• Breakfast at hotel
• AM: NGO visit-TBD, options include
o Envronment360, a local waste management NGO
o IHCC/WAAF a private clinic and NGO focused in HIV/AIDS and other sexual transmitted and infectious diseases
o Pharmaceutical company as Ernest Chemist

• PM: Private transfer to Sogakope and relax at the River Volta

• Lunch and dinner included

• Overnight at the Sogakope Beach Resort www.sogakopebeachresort.com

FRI APRILL 17: SOGAKOPE – ATSIEKPOE – SOGAKOPE [B/L/D]

• Breakfast at hotel

• Drive to Atsiekpoe-Vome a picturesque village along the banks of the River Volta and home to a community-based tourism project in collaboration with Stepping Stones for Africa; cross the river by ferry-canoe and undertake a guided walk through the community, where most houses built of termite clay with thatched roofing; meet with the chief and elders and learn about how the community realized their community sanitation program and the construction of a maternal health clinic

• Lunch in the village

Meet with the District Health Director and discuss the health outreach planned for tomorrow in Atsiekpoe and surrounding communities

• Dinner in local restaurant

• Overnight at the Sogakope Beach Resort

 

SAT APRIL 18: SOGAKOPE – ATSIEKPOE – SOGAKOPE (B/L/D)

• Early breakfast at hotel

Full day of outreach in Atsiekpoe and surrounding rural communities

• Lunch in the village and dinner at local restaurant

• Overnight at the Sogakope Beach Resort

 

SUN APRIL 19: SOGAKOPE – ATIMPOKU [B/L/D]

• Breakfast at hotel

• Explore the Avu Lagoon and surrounding villages; the only sweet-water lagoon which is part of the internationally recognized wetlands area around Keta; view herds of Sitatunga, the world’s only aquatic antelope whose habitat is now recognized internationally as a RAMSAR site

• Visit a Bush gin distillery to see at first-hand how the local gin is made; take a canoe safari and view a plethora of birds on your way around the village of Bludo; join in a tree planting exercise and contribute to the development of the ecotourism site

• Lunch on your own, dinner at the hotel

• Overnight at the Volta Hotel: https://voltahotel.com.gh/

 

OR SUN APRIL 19 [OPTION B]: SOGAKOPE – HO – ATIMPOKU [B/L/D]

• Breakfast at hotel

• After breakfast, transfer to Akosombo via Ho

• Engage in a batik making workshop in a local textiles workshop and make your own cloth

• Group lunch in Ho

• Continue Akosombo and free time at the pool

• Dinner at the hotel

• Overnight at Volta Hotel

 

MON APRIL 20: ATIMPOKU [B/L/D]

• Breakfast at hotel

• AM: Visit the Ensign College in Senchi

• Group lunch at local restaurant

• After lunch, visit the Akosombo Dam and learn about the effects of climate change and water levels to generate electricity

• Dinner at local restaurant

• Overnight at Volta Hotel

 

TUE APRIL 21: ATIMPOKU – CAPE COAST (5-6 HRS) [B/L/D]

• Early breakfast at the hotel.

• Private transfer to Cape Coast, stop for group lunch along the way

• Visit the Cape Coast Museum, previously one of about forty castles that were part of the Trans-

Atlantic Slave Trade; it now memorializes those who passed through its doors and educates visitors about this sordid history

• Upon arrival in Cape Coast, evening free to rest and relax.

• Dinner at the hotel.

• Overnight at Coconut Groove Beach Resort: https://coconutgrovehotelsghana.com/beachhotel/

 

WED APRIL 22: CAPE COAST [B/L/D]

• Optional: Wake-up to see fishing boats launch at 6:30am

• Breakfast at hotel
• Group divides for site visits and volunteer work:
o Group A visit Sanford Clinic A (Cape Coast)
o Group B visit Sanford Clinic B (Mankessim)

• Lunch at local restaurant

• Relax at the beach, visit the St. George Castle (also sometimes called Elmina Castle), recognized by UNSESCO as a World Heritage Site and the first trading post built on the Gulf of Guinea

• Dinner at the hotel

• Overnight at Coconut Groove Beach Resort

 

THU APRIL 23: CAPE COAST [B/L/D]

• Breakfast at hotel

• Group A visit Sanford Clinic B

• Group B visit Sanford Clinic A

• Lunch at local restaurant

• Visit Kakum National Park; observe elephants, monkeys and elusive bongo antelopes, which roam amongst 800 rare species of birds, butterflies, reptiles and amphibians

• Dinner in the hotel

• Overnight at Coconut Groove Beach Resort

 

FRI APRIL 24: CAPE COAST – ACCRA [B/L/D]

• Breakfast at hotel

• Return to Accra

• Lunch with UCEAP local staff followed by a visit to University of Ghana, tour the medical school, attend a lecture, and meet our UC students

• Afternoon at leisure, dinner at the hotel

• Overnight at La Palm Royal Beach Resort

 

SAT APRIL 25: ACCRA [B/L/D]

• Breakfast at hotel

• Morning at leisure

UCEAP 50th Gala Diner and Celebration

• Overnight at La Palm Royal Beach Resort

 

SUN APRIL 26: ACCRA – DEPART FOR USA [B/L/D]

• Breakfast at hotel

• Morning at leisure

• Lunch at local restaurant

• In the afternoon, do some last minute souvenir shopping and explore on your own

• Transfer to the airport to catch your flight home!

 

* No bookings have been made and rooms are subject to availability. Other hotels may be substituted if any of these are unavailable at time of deposit. Itinerary is subject to change depending on availability.

 

Services Included in Tour
● Local, English-speaking on-site guide/coordinator for the duration of your program
● Local assistant to assist with arrival and departure airport transfers
● Orientation by on-site program guide/coordinator

● 24-hour emergency support

● Breakfast at hotel each day

● Welcome and Farewell Dinners - Other meals noted in the itinerary (BLD), water included

● Private air-conditioned transportation for duration of scheduled activities

● Entrance fees and reservations included during visits unless otherwise noted

● Local specialized guide for cultural experiences/visits as mentioned in itinerary

● All applicable taxes

● International Health, Evacuation, Delay and Cancellation Insurance

● AEA is covered by third party liability insurance for personal damages up to $3 million with option to increase to $5 million at additional, prorated charge.
● Tips and gratuities for guides and drivers

 

Not Included
● International flights

● Visas & passport fees - Passports must be valid for at least 6 months from date of departure

● Tips and gratuities BEYOND guides and drivers

● Meals do not include drinks (unless otherwise mentioned) other than what restaurants offer for free, usually table water and or tea

● Personal or other miscellaneous expenses

 

Register online at https://www.wetravel.com/trips/uceap-ghana-50th-anniversary-aea-accra-02532477

For more detailed information or questions email Elizabeth Janis Perl or call (805) 893-4233.

*Events are subject to change. Space is limited. All travel arrangements to be booked independently.

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