Ghana 2019 Information

The trip to Ghana is from October 7 to 18, 2019

Airline: Delta Airlines
DEPART: Monday, Oct. 7
ARRIVE: Tuesday, Oct. 8
RETURN: Friday, Oct. 18
ARRIVE: Friday Oct. 18
  1. Is the trip for First Baptist members only?
No, this trip is open to all persons regardless of affiliation. However, participants must adhere to the itinerary.
  1. What are the hotel accommodations?
Movenpick Hotel, Royal Senchi Hotel, Capital View Hotel and Royal Plaza Hotel.
  1. What is the purpose of the trip?
  1. How much does it cost?
  1. What is included in the cost?
The cost includes round trip coach airfare to Ghana, all hotel accommodations, local transportation, all meals, visas and fees for all attractions.
  1. What is not included in the cost?
Tips, and beverages/snacks outside mealtime.
  1. Is there a Payment Plan?
All checks must be payable to: dfree Foundation
  1. When is the registration deadline?
December 31, 2018
  1. When can participants start making payments?
Online registration and payments will be available at www.mydfree.org/ghanafrom Nov 15. To pay by cash/check, please contact 844-693-3733 Ext. 5 or ghana@mydfree.org
  1. Cancellation policy:
Registration may be cancelled on or before Feb 28.  There will be no refunds but transfer of package will be possible until March 30.  To cancel/transfer, please contact 844-693-3733 Ext. 5 or ghana@mydfre.org as soon as possible.
  1. What is the travel itinerary?
Accra, Volta, Koforidua, Kyebi and Cape Coast – Please see the itinerary for more details.
  1. Other Potential Costs
  1. Will I be able to access the internet?
Yes, all hotels on this trip provide WiFi access.
  1. What are the requirements for traveling to Ghana? 
Passport, Visa, and proof of Yellow Fever shot are required by Ghana law.
  1. When will visa applications be made? 
All visa applications must be submitted by Aug 1, 2019. That allows enough time for passport renewals and applications to be completed.
  1. Will children be allowed to participate? 
Yes, 13 and older if accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  1. Will the hotels be air conditioned?
Yes.
  1. Will there be time for sightseeing and shopping?
Yes.
  1. What is the exchange rate?
www.coinmill.com is a reliable resource for current exchange rates
  1. Should participants carry cash? 
Yes, it is highly recommended that you carry cash for the trip.  ATMs are also available in most locations. Remember to check with your card service to ensure you can use an ATM in Ghana and what charges may apply. Also, notify your bank or card service that you are traveling to Ghana.
  1. Should I purchase Traveler’s checks?
No, do not bring traveler’s checks.
  1. What is the weather like in October?
The temperature in Ghana is between 70 and 90 degrees all year round. Please pack sunscreen protection.
  1. What kind of clothing should I bring?
  1. Is insurance required?
  1. Is there a frequent flyer program?
Yes, visit delta.com for the frequent flyer program.
  1. Are there baggage limits and fees?
Yes, visit delta.com for baggage information.
  1. Can medication be carried on the plane?
Yes, always bring your medication in your purse or carry-on bag where they are easily accessible.
  1. How will special needs be handled?
Communicate your needs early. Contact ghana@mydfree.org or call 844-mydfree.
  1. Can I use my cell phone while in Ghana?
Please check with your service provider about roaming service and charges that may apply.
  1. Will there be photos taken during the trip, or should people just bring their camera?
A professional photographer will travel with the group.  Please feel free to also bring your own camera, but always listen to tour guide announcements about local protocols concerning taking pictures.
  1. How will updates and details be communicated to participants prior to travel?
A monthly conference call will be arranged to answer questions and give updates and progress reports. Regular email will also be used to communicate information between calls.
  1. When will people find out their roommate assignments?
During one of the conference calls after all participants are confirmed and visas are secured.  If you have a person for your roommate, please provide the name during registration.
  1. Are there any helpful links for Travelers to Ghana?
Yes, here are some helpful links to visit: