Kente Weavers of the Volta Region, Ghana.
Please visit the Department of State Website for additional information on travel to Ghana.
As with any trip, there are many things to consider in advance, in order to make your trip
most enjoyable and rewarding. African Crafts Travel has compiled a list of things to consider before your departure.
Some tasks are best accomplished early in your preparations, such as getting the proper visas, medical documents and medication,release forms and travel arrangements.
Other tasks, such as general packing and preparations, can be done a few weeks to a few days before your departure.
Contact the W.H.O. and the CDC to determine what is medically required and recommended for your trip to Ghana. Please allow enough time to secure the required shots..some require more timed doses. Contacting your personal doctor is suggested. Have a sufficient supply of your prescribed medications to last in-flight travel and the duration of your stay in Ghana. Pack your meds and your yellow shot form and keep with your passport in your carry on and in their original bottles.
Medical Evacuation Insurance is required. A copy of the coverage declaration/ page of your Medical Evacuation Policy must be scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org 20 days prior to your departure (I usually purchase with my airline ticket).
Given the airline practices I suggest that you consider a cancellation policy...check with your airline for their particular cancellation policy.
2019 Travel Sessions : You MUST arrange your air travel to coincide with the session dates below:
FIRST SESSION = August 1-18, 2019 You must arrive Accra, Thursday morning, August 1, 2019, by 8a.m.
You will leave Accra, Ghana, Sunday night, August 18, 2019
We will provide transportation for you from the airport to your Denu residence and provide return transportation to the Accra airport for your departure.
SECOND SESSION = August 19-September 5, 2019 You must arrive Accra, Monday morning, August 19, 2019 by 8a.m.
You will leave Accra, Ghana, Thursday night, September 5, 2019
We will provide transportaton for you from the airport to your
Denu residence and provide return transportaton to the Accra airport
for you departure
It is CRITICAL to adhere to this schedule so everyone can be picked up at the same time from the airport.
We only travel in the daylight hours. Where you will be staying and studying is a 3+ hours drive one way from the airport..
Therefore, anyone arriving late would be required to secure a hotel room near the airport, at cost to them.
I do NOT endorse a particular airline but try South African Airways or British Airlines to determine if they can meet the arrival and departure times and dates.
SOME THINGS TO PACK TO PACK:
Medications in original containers/rubber flip flops/sunscreen/head scarfs/sun hat,sani wipes/wash clothes/personal
items/snacks for the airports/flash light/sunglasses/Night Clothes/insect body spray/umbrella/inexpensive plastic rain poncho/matches/unlocked cell phone -sim card loaner - reloads at cost OR (a very limited use of an unlocked phone to call home available upon arrival in Ghana)/sturdy sandals/females= 2-3 cloths for "wrappas" to work in the pottery villag
WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU:
1) Declaration page from your Medical Evacuation Policy. Due with final payment
2) Hold Harmless completed form...sent after receipt of the deposit.
3) $500 non-refundable deposit
4)Media Release Form...sent after the deposit