2023 Panafest ~ Ghana

      Away To Africa
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      53 reviews
      Jul 25 - Aug 3, 2023
      Group size: 1 - 50
      2023 Panafest ~ Ghana

      Away To Africa
      • Email address verified
      53 reviews

      Jul 25 - Aug 3, 2023
      Group size: 1 - 50

      About this trip

      The Pan African Historical Theatre Festival, commonly known as PANAFEST was mooted by the Late Efua Sutherland in the mid-1980s as a cultural vehicle for bringing Africans on the continent and in the Diaspora together around the issues raised by slavery which remain suppressed. 

      PANAFEST addresses the most traumatic interruption that ever occurred in the natural evolution of African societies which among other traumas, profoundly eroded the self- confidence and freedom for self-determination of a whole people. 

      Ghana’s coastline is dotted with large, now silent memorials to over 500 years of this most turbulent era in Africa’s history. The festival consciously makes them a site for confronting the effects of enslavement, purging the pain of Diaspora, acknowledging the residual effects of the trade on the Continent and re-uniting to forge a positive future in the contemporary global environment. 

      Alongside the healing processes, PANAFEST celebrates the strengths and resilience of African culture and achievements of Africans in spite of the transatlantic slave trade and its aftermath.

      If you are interested in learning more about the Diaspora with an authentic experience in an innovative way, then this trip is especially for you!

      What’s included

      • Lodging
        All 5 Star Accommodations Included
      • Meals
        Breakfast Included & select dinners
      • Guide
        100% Full Time Away to Africa Guide
      • Activities
        Paid Entry to ALL excursions included
      • Transportation
        All Domestic Transportation Included

      What’s not included

      • International Flights
        Are NOT included (Add-on Option Available)
      • Travel Insurance
        Travel Insurance Available at https://www.squaremouth.com/22736
      • Libations
        You are responsible for your own personal libations and entertainment
      • Meals
        Lunch & Some Dinners are your responsibility

      Available Packages

      Ghana: July 25 – Aug 3 - Single
      Deposit: $250
      Ghana: July 25 – Aug 3 Double/Shared
      Deposit: $250

      Available options


      DAY 1 - July 25, 2023
      Akwaaba Ghana!

      After landing at the Kotoka International Airport, your private Away to Africa driver will transport you to your lodging in Accra.

      In the evening, we will have a proper Ghanaian welcome with a night out in town at one of Ghana’s best lounges.

      Your Organizer

      Away To Africa
      53 reviews
      Away to Africa is a destination management company dedicated to providing guided, cultural travel experiences throughout selected countries in Africa with affordable flight bookings, ground transportation, lodging and 24/7 personal concierge services. We currently offer tours for business, leisure & entertainment.


      Thank you to KB and the entire Away to Africa team! There were with us the entire way for the long droves, walks, and lots in-between. Ghana is a beautiful place and i pray for its continued economic/structural/religious development.
      By LAUREL S for Away To Africa Nigeria & Ghana CME Conference 2024 on Feb 21, 2024
      My husband I just returned from an amazing tour of four countries in West Africa; Senegal, Ghana, Benin and Togo. This trip was intended as our pilgrimage to the Motherland. It was also a 60th Birthday celebration, a work research trip and a spiritual homecoming. After working for the better part of a year to curate every detail to our specific interest in Art and Culture, it did not disappoint! It was like walking in "Sankofa" everyday. Going backward in time to learn about our complicated histories, seeing ancient traditions still in practice to viewing the most innovate work in art, fashion, architecture and scholarship today. We are FILLED UP with Pride and fortified for years to come. Thank you Team Away to Africa
      By Marcia M for Away To Africa ~ Marcia and Daniel Minter Arts & Culture Tour on Jan 24, 2024
      Africa, South Africa to be specific, has been on my bucket list and Away to Africa helped to make it what I expected and in some cases, more. We visited two countries, Ghana and South Africa and despite South Africa being the bucket list location, Ghana ended up being my favourite of the two. We had three amazing guides on our tour but KB in Ghana with our driver Mikey stood out to make the whole Ghana experience so memorable. KB was with us every step of the way making sure we got everything we needed and did everything he could to assist us when our flight into Ghana left our luggage behind (Away to Africa was not responsible for our flights to and from the continent; only intracontinental flights). We learnt so much about Ghana from him and it felt like traveling with a close friend who always had your best interest at heart. The food, the culture, the history was just all so amazing to experience. The Ghanaian cocktails need a little more jolt though ;)(Shout out to Ivy as well - the photographer plus). Tefo and Shai on the South Africa journey were also great. We learnt so much about South African history not just from the places we visited but from these guides as well. Our time with Shai was short but sweet and I enjoyed our time in Langas (lunch was amazing). Tefo knew all the best places for a good meal and the historical tours really connected. The cocktails in South Africa packed a better punch too. The trip wasn’t without issues but the team was quick to try to resolve them. Appreciated the arrangements with Maalo the Ghanaian seamstress that produced beautiful custom made garments in gorgeous African prints. The intracontinental flight on South African Airways was amazing and put Egyptair (which we took to the continent) to shame. The hotels in South Africa were amazing but we had no real time to enjoy them based on our packed schedule. La Palm Royal Beach in Ghana was definitely popular, central, and had some conveniences that made it a great location on paper and given our budget constraints I understand why Away to Africa selected that location. But the hotel needs an upgrade and given the bathroom from hell my roomie and I got, I wouldn’t recommend that hotel again. If I had to do this all again I would definitely choose Away to Africa, found a way to stretch the budget to upgrade the hotel in Ghana, take Away to Africa’s suggestion for the flight to Ghana because Egyptair was a mess. Looking forward to the next trip Away to Africa Team.
      By Tami C for Away To Africa - Ghana and South Africa 2023 on Jan 20, 2024
      The trip overall was very good. The hotel in ghana though should be reviewed as the accommodations are dated and the water is not clean.
      By Noel S for Away To Africa - Ghana and South Africa 2023 on Jan 16, 2024
      I want to thank Away to Africa for helping us plan this memorable trip to Senegal. Our guide, Mikaguisse and his team were the best. They were knowledgeable, personable and made sure each day of our trip was most enjoyable. Each day was an adventure that I definitely looked forward to. I look forward to traveling again with A2A. Thanks for the many options available.
      By Janice W for Away To Africa ~ Raquelle & Janice Woodard Senegal NYE on Jan 12, 2024
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