December in Ghana | New Year's Eve & Afrochella

Accra, Ghana

BT
Buoyant Travel
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7 reviews
Dec 27, 2022 - Jan 3, 2023
Group size: 1 - 10
December in Ghana | New Year's Eve & Afrochella
Accra, Ghana

Buoyant Travel
  • Facebook verified
7 reviews

$NaN
Dec 27, 2022 - Jan 3, 2023
Group size: 1 - 10

About this trip

Join us from December 27, 2022- January 3, 2023 for the littest NYE in Ghana

This trip is designed for young, Black professionals and creatives of any gender. Our travelers are typically ages 24-36 but you must be 21+ to join us. 

🙌🏾 Connect with your ancestral roots

💃🏽 Experience Accra's nightlife 

✊🏿 Explore with like-minded Black folks 

🇬🇭 Immerse yourself in Ghanaian culture 

It’s been over 400 years since our ancestors were stolen from the shores of West Africa and brought to the Americas against their will. Now, we’re traveling back to our ancestral home to connect with our roots and turn up in the motherland. 


There’s no better place to ring in the new year!

Check out our itinerary* below & book your spot for only $350!


*This is a sample itinerary that is subject to change 

Why Buoyant?

We've been curating trips to Ghana since 2019 and are well connected in Accra and beyond. From the best place to grab brunch (rooftop mimosas, anyone?) to hidden waterfalls, we're locked in with the locals. 


When we're not hosting group trips, we curate events and host meet-ups for Black travelers worldwide. 


Check out our past trips here: https://buoyanttravel.squarespace.com/trips 

Afrochella 2022

While we fully anticipate Afrochella 2022 to take place on December 27, 2022, we reserve the right to change this itinerary at any time and will notify all booked travelers of any changes. 


In the event that Afrochella 2022 (or other local events or tours) are canceled due to COVID-19 or other unforeseeable reasons, Buoyant reserves the right to replace the itinerary activities with comparable activities. 

Terms & Conditions

Terms and Conditions  (Please Read In Full):


*Accommodations are based on single occupancy due to COVID-19. Rooms will feature one large bed. However, travelers who book together can request a shared room. Shared room choices cannot be changed after booking. 


*Flights are not included. However, we can help you find the best flight options when you purchase the 'flight tracker' add-on. Please plan to arrive in Accra by 4 PM on December 27, 2022. 


* Due to the nature of Buoyant trips, acts of nature, or other unforeseen interruptions, please note the itinerary schedule may change but we will always find applicable replacements. 


* Travel Insurance is NOT included but is highly recommended. By booking this trip, you agree that Buoyant is not responsible for any injuries, lost or stolen property, canceled or missed flights, or death. You agree to not sue nor hold Buoyant accountable for any of the previously mentioned.  


* If you choose to opt-out of any scheduled itinerary activities, Buoyant will not provide refunds or trip credits. 


* You must be willing to provide us with a copy of the following by the requested deadline November 30, 2022: yellow fever card, valid passport, valid Ghana visa, and emergency contact information. 


* The trip activities, tours, and accommodations advertised by Buoyant are pre-planned and advertised as intended. Occasionally, it may be necessary for us to make changes, and we reserve the right to do so at any time. We will notify travelers of any changes. 


* Ghana is not a western country. They have a stable infrastructure and booming tourism industry but things will not operate as they would in a country like the US or UK. Please be flexible and open-minded in the case of delays or changes. 


* We will cross-check everything to ensure the smoothest trip possible. However, there are potential hiccups (holiday traffic, slow customer service, tardy events, etc.). If you lack patience, this trip will not be enjoyable for you, and we would love for you to join us for a different experience. 


Photography 

You consent to Buoyant using images of you taken during the trip for advertising and promotional purposes in any way we choose. You grant Buoyant a perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide, irrevocable licensee to use all images for promotional and commercial purposes.



Cancellation Policy

Cancellation By Buoyant: 

Any traveler who books our December 2022 Ghana experience will be notified about cancellations no later than October 31, 2022. While we are almost sure that COVID-19 will not interfere with our December trip, we will continue monitoring and following all CDC recommendations. 


If Buoyant cancels this trip, all registered attendees will receive a full refund of any trip payments made until Buoyant's point of trip cancellation. However, the deposit remains non-refundable as it is an administrative fee for our small team. 


Cancellation By Guest:

Buoyant will not provide any refunds for this trip. If you need to cancel, please notify us via email. Trip cancellation requests must be received in writing at hello@youmetravel.co. Partial refunds may be given on a case-by-case basis for emergencies only.  Buoyant needs to be notified in writing about any cancellations by November 30, 2022, at 6 PM ET. 


If a traveler can no longer make it due to an emergency (death, serious injury, etc.), we will review cancellation requests on a case-by-case basis. We approach every situation with empathy because things happen!


We highly recommend purchasing personal travel insurance so in the case of an emergency you can make a claim with your insurance provider and be refunded in full. 


COVID-19 Note: Although as of March 28, 2022 Ghana no longer requires COVID-19 testing to enter, all travelers must be vaccinated. To ensure everyone's safety we ask that you self-test  and self-isolate as much as possible within 14 days before arriving in Ghana. 

Cell Phone Service

We don't recommend coming to Ghana without a working phone. It will be harder to get around the city without access to a working phone ( i.e. no Uber or Bolt) and it's ultimately, not safe. 


Please contact your cell phone service provider ahead of the trip to purchase an international data plan (T-Mobile is the best US provider for this) or to get your phone unlocked so that you can purchase a local sim card when you arrive to Ghana. 


Local phone providers in GH: 


Vodafone 

MTN

Airtel



Payment Plans

We offer monthly payment plans! The WeTravel system will list prearranged, standard payment dates for all travelers when booking. However, if you'd like to arrange a custom payment dependent upon your preferred pay dates, please email us after booking at hello@youmetravel.co. 

What’s included

  • Boutique Hotel Stay
    7 Nights/8 Days Stay in Boutique-style accommodations in the heart of Accra.
  • RT Airport Transfers
    Buoyant will pick up you up and drop you off at Koata International Airpot in Accra, Ghana.
  • Group Transportation
    Buoyant will provide transportation to all group activities listed on our itinerary.
  • Afrochella VIP ticket
    The trip price includes (1) VIP ticket to Afrochella Music Festival for each traveler. Includes VIP bar access and VIP viewing area.
  • Accra City Tour
    We will visit Independence Arch, Black Star Gate, the Liberation Day Monument, Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, and the Accra Arts Centre.
  • Cape Coast Tour
    We will visit Cape Cost and Elmina Castle and Kakum National Park
  • Makola Market Visit
    We will visit Makola Market. Travelers are responsible for all personal shopping costs.
  • Eastern Region Trip
    We will visit Hillburi Resort, Aburi Botanical Gardens and a secret waterfall.
  • Boat Party
    We will visit the Volta Region for a boat party with good vibes, food & drinks.
  • Welcome Dinner
    Buoyant will provide a welcome group dinner to all guests that includes a (1) entree, (1) soft drink, beer, wine or cocktail and shared appetizers at a local well-loved restaurant.
  • Selected Meals
    7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner are included in the trip price. All other meal costs must be paid for by the traveler.
  • Professional Photography
    Our photographer will photograph our group activities. You will receive a link to all of the group photos within 2 weeks of our departure from Ghana. Individual photoshoots can be added-on at booking.
  • Buoyant Travel Guide
    All Buoyant travelers will receive a Accra Travel Guide with their welcome email upon booking. It includes information about the best restaurants, nightlife and experiences to have in Accra, Ghana.
  • Ghana Playlist
    We will curate and share a Ghana-inspired playlist ahead of our trip to get you ready!
  • WhatsApp Group Message
    At least two weeks prior to our December 2022 trip we will invite all Buoyant travelers to a private WhatsApp Group message as a way to connect before and during our trip.
  • Pre-Trip Support
    Every Buoyant traveler receives weekly email support from our team to help answer any questions you have about the trip to Ghana. Additionally, a virtual Q&A session with our founder is required.
  • Flights
    Travelers are responsible for the cost of booking roundtrip flights to/from Ghana.
  • Visa & Vaccination fees
    All travelers must receive a travel visa from Ghana (if applicable to your home country) and a yellow fever vaccination. Buoyant will not cover any visa or vaccination fees.
  • COVID-19 Testing Fees
    All travelers must test negative for COVID-19 (PCR Test) 72 hours before entering Ghana and (1) day prior to returning to the US. Buoyant will not cover any COVID-19 testing fees.
  • Meals Not Listed
    Only the meals listed on our itinerary are included in the trip costs.
  • Travel Insurance
    Travel Insurance is not included or mandatory but is highly recommended. Buoyant is not responsible for any stolen, lost, or damaged property, injuries, or loss of life.
  • Opt-in activities
    Sometimes our itineraries feature additional acitivies which are not included in the trip price. If a traveler opts in to these activities they are responsible for all associated costs.
  • Alcoholic Beverages
    Alcoholic beverages are not included unless purchased and served by Buoyant. At our welcome dinner, one beer is included. All wine and cocktails must be paid for by the traveler.
  • Private Photoshoot
    Private photography sessions are available for booking at an additional cost. Please book the private photoshoot 'add-on' when booking.
  • Personal Transport
    Travelers are responsible for their own transportation to all non-itinerary activities including nightlife. Uber and Bolt are available in Accra.
  • Flight Tracker
    This 'add-on' is a personal flight tracking service from our team. We'll track flights for a two-month period, recommend 4-5 best flight options, and an optional video call is included.
  • Incidental Room Charges
    Travelers are responsible for any damages to hotel rooms, hotel property or transportation property.
  • Service Tips
    Travelers are welcome to tip our hospitality partners at their own expense.

Available options

Private Photoshoot (Deposit Only)
$50
10 left
Flight Tracker
$25
10 left

Itinerary

Day 1 - Akwaaba!
Arrival & Welcome Dinner

Akwaaba (welcome) to Ghana! We will pick you up from Kotoka International Airport and whisk you away to our cozy boutique accommodations in the Osu neighborhood of Accra. 


A Buoyant welcome gift will await you, and as you settle into your suite, our team will be setting up for tonight’s welcome dinner. '


At dinner, you will get your first taste of Ghana with authentic local dishes at one of Accra’s well-loved restaurants--this is the perfect time to connect with the other travelers you’ll be exploring with over the next week.

Cheers!



Meals Included: Dinner

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Reviews

KH
I had a great time on this trip and am looking forward to traveling with Buoyant again! Bri curated a great group of travelers, arranged beautiful and centrally located accommodations and special activities. The group day trips were well organized, with enough time to enjoy and not feel rushed going from one place to the next while still leaving plenty of time to explore on our own. Afrochella, the waterfall photo shoot, the tour of the city, and our visit to Cape Coast were my favorites. I appreciated Bri's communication throughout the trip, keeping us updated on schedules and changes, and checking in. Also, having a photographer, driver, tour guides, and local connections went a long way, especially while shopping and eating local foods. Everything, and I mean everything I tried, was delicious, from tilapia and banku to okra stew, light soup, waakye, fresh fruits, and bofrot – I enjoyed it all. At the beginning of the trip, I told the ladies I was looking forward to eating and dancing my way through Ghana, and I did just that! I couldn't have asked for a better *first* group trip with beautiful Black women from across the globe to experience the culture, company, and celebration that is December in Ghana. Thank you, Buoyant, for the experience!
By Kaya H for December in Ghana | New Year's Eve & Afrochella on 10 Feb, 2022
Hi Kaya! Thank you SO much for this wonderful review. We are incredibly grateful to hear that you enjoyed our December in Ghana trip so much. What a beautiful experience with beautiful people like you. Thank you for joining, and can't wait to see you out in the world again :) Cheers, Briona @ Buoyant
By Buoyant Travel on 29 Mar, 2022
BT
I had an amazing time in Ghana thanks to Buoyant Travel. As a seasoned traveler, I usually stay away from organized group trips but now I want to join more! The group was amazing, I loved being surrounded by dope Black women. And so many people thought we all knew each other for years. Ringing in NYE with everyone was so much fun! I loved all the tours provided, we got a good mix of fun and educational/cultural activities. Also, the accommodation was beautiful!
By Paula D for December in Ghana | New Year's Eve & Afrochella on 20 Jan, 2022
Hi Paula, Thank you so much for your words! So grateful that you took a chance on group travel to experience Ghana with us, and what a lovely time it was to be in company with you and so many other beautiful Black folks. Wishing you all of the good things in 2022 (and beyond) and looking forward to traveling with you again in the future! Hope to see you in December! Cheers, Briona @ Buoyant
By Buoyant Travel on 10 Feb, 2022
BT
I had an incredible time in Ghana with Buoyant Travel. This was my first time traveling with random girls that I don't know. We all got along so well that people thought we've been friends for years. i never felt left out or pressured to do any activities that i did want to do. the girls were supportive and encouraging.
By Mikelcie M for December in Ghana | New Year's Eve & Afrochella on 13 Jan, 2022
Hi Mikelcie, Thank you so much for your kind words! We had an incredible time experiencing Ghana with you. And we couldn't agree more that our December 2021 group was amazing--glad to know you felt supported! Wishing you the best in 2022 (and beyond) and look forward to traveling with you again in the future! Cheers, Briona @ Buoyant
By Buoyant Travel on 18 Jan, 2022
BT
Thank you Buoyant Travel for hosting this trip, I had a fantastic time! I don’t really have any suggestions outside of having snacks for long tour days. I think you did an amazing job, even when things went left I still felt like I was on vacation. You handled every incident that happened outside of your control with such professionalism. I appreciated the planned activities, accommodations (the scenery of the hotel was beautiful), transportation, and meals. I loved how there was both fun activities as well as educational activities. It was pretty awesome knowing arrangements were made for the day and all I had to do was get on the bus.
By Shardae F for SOLD OUT - We're Going Home. Ghana Year Of Return & Afrochella Trip on 21 Jan, 2020
Hi Shardae, Thanks so much for your review! We really enjoyed having you on this trip. Your positive energy was contagious. Thank you for the memories and we hope to see you somewhere in the world again soon! ✈️ Cheers, Team Buoyant
By Buoyant Travel on 13 Feb, 2020
BT
I brought in the Year of Return with Buoyant and, I have to say, it was an amazing experience! Thanks so much for the many adventures and dope photo ops- I will be booking with Buoyant in the future!
By Kashiya N for SOLD OUT - We're Going Home. Ghana Year Of Return & Afrochella Trip on 20 Jan, 2020
Hi Kashiya, Thank you so much for your review! Your warm presence on this trip was so appreciated. Cheers to the memories and see you again, this year! Cheers, Team Buoyant
By Buoyant Travel on 13 Feb, 2020
BT
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I had an amazing time in Ghana thanks to Buoyant Travel. As a seasoned traveler, I usually stay away from organized group trips but now I want to join more! The group was amazing, I loved being surrounded by dope Black women. And so many people thought we all knew each other for years. Ringing in NYE with everyone was so much fun! I loved all the tours provided, we got a good mix of fun and educational/cultural activities. Also, the accommodation was beautiful!
By Paula D on 20 Jan, 2022
I brought in the Year of Return with Buoyant and, I have to say, it was an amazing experience! Thanks so much for the many adventures and dope photo ops- I will be booking with Buoyant in the future!
By Kashiya N on 20 Jan, 2020