As part of our 15th anniversary celebrations, dfree® Global will host 2 tours to Ghana this year: July 3 to 11 and Oct 5th to 15th.
Both tours will have the opportunity for cultural emersion, charity and outreach work, and visits to some historical slave castles.
In July, we will stay at the breathtaking Maaha Beach Resort and experience the “water world” of the people of Nzulezo who live on the river. And in October, for the very first time, we will visit Northern Ghana to experience a safari of elephants and other wildlife at the stunning Zaina Lodge.
Registration is open from now until March 21. Share with family and friends and book your spot before tickets run out.
Feb 21 – Registration and deposit open
March 1 – First monthly conference call with trip details and Q&A
March 15 – Monthly installment payment due March 21 – Registration closes
April 15 – Monthly installment payment due
April 19 – 2nd monthly conference call with trip updates and Q&A April 30 – Last day for cancellations, refunds and package transfers
May 15 – Monthly installment payment due
May 17 – 3rd monthly conference call with trip updates and Q&A May 24 – July Trip Visa Applications submitted June 5 – Final payment due for July trip
June 15 – Monthly installment payment due
June 21 – 4th monthly conference call with trip updates and Q&A July 03 – Departure day for July trip
July 15 – Monthly installment payment due July 19 – 5th monthly conference call with trip updates and Q&A
Aug 15 – Monthly installment payment due
Aug 16 – 6th monthly conference call with trip updates and Q&A August 21 – First Batch of Visa Applications submitted to Ghana Embassy September 04 – Final Batch of Visa Applications submitted to Ghana Embassy September 05 – Final Monthly installment payment due September 10 – All outstanding payments due
September 27 – Final monthly call with trip updates
October 5 – Departure day
Disclaimer: This schedule may change. Conference Call Line 712 770-5505 pin 668631#
Registration may be cancelled on or before April 30. There will be no refunds after this date but transfer of package will be possible through May 15. To cancel/transfer, please contact 844-693-3733 Ext. 4 or email@example.com as soon as possible.
Passport – must be valid for at least 6 months from the travel date (Contact the US post office or visit www.usps.com/passport immediately if you need one).
Vaccinations (consult your physician or your local hospital – Infectious Disease Dept.)
Will I be able to access the internet?
Yes, all hotels provide Wifi access. Limited Wifi available on bus.
What are the requirements for traveling to Ghana?
Passport, Visa, and proof of Yellow Fever shot are required by Ghana law, must be 13 years or older
Passports – should be obtained as early as possible. If you already have a passport, ensure it has not expired and that it will be valid for at least 6 months from the date of travel. Contact US Post Office about a passport.
The visa application process can take up to 3 weeks (including mailing time) when you will not have your passport. Kindly take this into consideration when you make travel plans and advise us about any conflicts.
Vaccinations/Shots should be taken at least 10 days before travel date. Contact your personal physician or your local hospital.
Visa – a tourist visa is required for stay of up to 30 days (extendable)
Visas will be processed for the group. There will be no need for individuals to take documents to the Ghanaian Consulate in New York or the Embassy in Washington DC.
Visa application fees are included in the trip cost
An invitation letter and itinerary will be provided
You must provide 2 recent passport photos not older than 6 months. CVS and Walgreens have instant passport photo service.
Visas will be single entry only. The option to get a multiple entry visa is also available.
Yes, 13 and older if accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Will the hotels be air conditioned?
Will there be time for sightseeing and shopping?
What is the exchange rate?
www.coinmill.com is a reliable resource for current exchange rates. Monies will be exchanged on arrival in Ghana. Do not exchange money before travel.
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 notify your card service about using your card at an ATM in Ghana and inquire about fees.
Should I purchase Traveler’s checks?
No, do not bring traveler’s checks. Cash or card only.
What is the weather like in Ghana?
Temperatures are usually between 70 and 90 degrees all year round. Please pack sunscreen lotion.
What kind of clothing should I bring?
Dress casual and comfortably; respectful shorts and swimwear; comfortable shoes for optional hikes.
Dress for church – Sunday dress, smart casual, no jeans.
Is insurance required?
No, obtaining medical or travel insurance is a personal decision. Check with your service provider.
Travel insurance is also available at the airport and online.
Is there a frequent flyer program?
Yes, visit delta.com for the frequent flyer program.