Gifts of Hope Rites of Passage Program

Accra, Ghana

T Barnes Global Lifestyle
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Aug 11 - 26, 2023
Group size: 1 - 14
Gifts of Hope Rites of Passage Program
Accra, Ghana

T Barnes Global Lifestyle
  • Facebook verified
  • LinkedIn verified
27 reviews

Aug 11 - 26, 2023
Group size: 1 - 14

About this trip

Gifts of Hope is hosting a 22-week Self Discovery Program, with the culmination of the program being a 2-week journey through the historic country of Ghana. The program's goal is to create a safe space for Black Youth to transition from youth to adulthood. By the end of the program, students can expect to see enhancements in their self-confidence, self-actualization, spirit of service, and financial literacy.

Young, Black and Global has curated the perfect journey for the Gifts of Hope members, a journey with both fun and excitement, as well as reflection and historic grounding.






This Travel Intake form should only be submitted once. Please review the terms and conditions attached to the form before completing your booking. There will be no exceptions to our booking policy. 

What’s included

  • Private Daily Driver
  • Housing Accommodations
    13 nights and 14 days: 6 nights at boutique hotel in Osu, Accra 2 nights in Axim Beach Resort 2 nights at a comfortable lodge in Kumasi 2 nights in one of the best lodges in Northern Ghana
  • Breakfast & Dinner
  • Treasure Island
    Day Trip/ Pool/ Dinner Party
  • Visit of Assin Manso
    slave site also known as "The Last Bath"
  • Cape Coast Slave Dungeon
    with Professional Tour Guide
  • African Tailor
    Custom clothing (you have to pay for the items that you want made)
  • Tour of Accra
  • Tour of Kumasi
    Visit the Kente cloth weaving village
  • Flight: North to Accra
  • Tour of Elephant region
    Full-Day Eco-educational tour of the Elephant region
  • Day Tour of the Safari
    Day trip through the Safari with Pool day pass
  • Lunch
  • Videographer

Available options

Who’s Going

Your Organizer

T Barnes Global Lifestyle
27 reviews
T. Barnes. Solana's Mama. Global Lifestyle Entrepreneur. Lover of Black People. Pan-Africanist. Humanitarian. Esthetician. Thinker. Speaker. Educator. Global Citizen.


Once again, I had a magical experience with T Barnes and Who’s That Lady. As a second time traveler with this organizer, I learned and saw new things. I realized that each trip brings something unique and enriching to my life. I look forward to my next adventure!
By Stacey S for Who's That Lady? Retreat on 27 Mar, 2023
I had an awesome experience! Everyday was filled with something to do and explore. The food was great. The trip was well planned out!! Tbarnesglobal thank you so much for an amazing time!!!
By Teresa B for Who's That Lady? Retreat on 27 Mar, 2023
Last year my husband and I, along with family members celebrated our 42nd anniversary in Africa. Our trip hosted by Tenisha Barnes with, was an experience we will charish for a lifetime. We were so fortunate to have the expertise of a seasoned traveler navigate us on a journey we will not soon forget!
By Dorothy W for Reanetta James Luxe Travel New Years In Ghana Trip on 23 Jan, 2023
In preparation for my husband turning 50, I reached out to TaNesha about planning a celebratory trip. I reached out in August 2021 for December 2022. At the time, we were all still wrestling with managing COVID-19, and borders were still closed. Ghana was not an option. We proceeded through the options and scheduled for Ghana, our first option when the borders opened. From December, we worked on our itinerary, the party, and how best to accommodate our group. We regularly met on zoom with my group and the overall group traveling. Clear expectations were set for us all. The accommodations were nice, in the middle of town, where we could access almost everything we wanted and needed regularly. There was a club two doors over, Woodin up the street, and many other nice restaurants and entertainment venues a skip up the road, whether it be by walking or taxi. The hotel staff was attentive, and courteous always. This was not a five-star hotel. It is a solid comparison to a boutique hotel in Miami, a small quaint where you know them and it feels like home, comfortable and welcoming. We regularly utilized the rooftop bar and restaurant. Whenever we went out, our transportation was taken care of and safe. Were there hiccups? Yes, group travel comes with compromise standard. If you are interested in customization and personal preferences and diversions where you do what you want all the way through, this may not be the trip for you. On the free days of the trip, you have time to go wherever you want and TaNesha tries her best to accommodate and guide you in facilitating this. However, she can’t cure all ills. She traveled with us from New York, guiding us through the realities of customs and tours in 2 countries. This was my first group trip and I had not previously traveled with TaNesha, she was chosen on referral. I let go and allowed her to take the reins trusting the process going with the flow. There was much rest, revelry, and excitement built into our 2-week trip. My husband’s birthday event thrilled him and was beautiful. We visited the Zen Garden, had an amazing time, and got to sit up front altogether. Service in Ghana varies from exceptional and in line with expectations or slow. Either way, we were fed regularly and completed all the items on the itinerary. We went to the Skybar, Polo Beach Club, Treasure Island, and AfroChella, all at the VIP level. We also visited the museum, toured the city, the last bath, Cape Coast dungeons, and the Art market. Overall, the trip was packed, our group was phenomenal, and we now have life friendships where we can’t wait to meet up again. You can do more if you’d like on these group trips but that means you will get no sleep. But there will be plenty of time on the way back to sleep. I can’t wait until the next opportunity to experience travel with TBarnes again.
By Phillip P for Phil's 50th Birthday in Ghana! on 22 Jan, 2023
Where do I start. This was my first group trip and it went better than expected. Since we were booked as a group, my boyfriend and I weren't seated together. I was able to change my seat with the ticket counter agent with no problems. Once we got to Ghana TaNesha greeted each of us with the warmest hugs. I felt as if I were being greeted by family that I haven't seen since the last gathering. :) TaNesha personally gave us our room keys and we were off to enjoy our free breakfast. From there we were off. All of our activities were planned and paid for. Our meals were always the most authentic experience. TaNesha was always available for any needs outside of our planned activities and helped coordinate. She even sent one of the hotel staff members with me to make a purchase. Our experience had a great balance of culture and party vibes. I can't wait to do this again.
By Valery C for New Year in Ghana 2023 on 20 Jan, 2023
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All I can say is stellar! That is the word that comes to mind when I think about T Barnes and her global travel experiences. I had the extreme pleasure of having my first T. Barnes experience in 2018 to Indonesia and have since curated a series of retreats with her to Morocco and soon Senegal. Imagine, taking six of the most prolific pastors in the world to Morocco for a T Barnes experience and it being everything you thought it would be and more! From class to expertise, Tanesha never fails. As a global retreat leader, professionalism is my utmost concern and she always executes with full working knowledge, honesty and care. While honoring the wishes of each retreat leader for a customized and unique experience. In fact, when stuck in Morocco due to border closures recently, she transformed my business trip into a fully immersive Moroccan experience! It was the best vacation I never had! Lol! I’m looking forward to 2022 and the 5 retreats I have booked with many more to come in 2023! Trust T.Barnes with your global travel experience today! Tisha Dixon -Williams
By Tisha D on 06 Jan, 2022
I have traveled with TaNesha Barnes. This sentence holds so much power, let me tell you why. TaNesha is NOT a travel agent, she literally curates an experience for your a group, based on where you are going. She arranges for the travel, the accomodations, the excursions but not touristy stuff, oh no...that would be too pedestrian, too ordinary, not SPECIAL, not intentional. Not only is TaNesha a brilliant organizer that cares for the safety, well being, and satisfaction of her guest, she does so as a consummate professional with an amazing price point. Always. All the time. Consistently. And without consideration of how "others" do it. She is communicates and is responsive. Provides receipts and payment plans. Let's face it, trusting someone with your money, to do the right thing, who gives you more than your money's worth...practically unheard of. Our 2021 New Year's Eve trip to Ghana was unfortunately postponed due to COVID-19 related issues. It was a Group trip so all decisions were made corporately. Leading up to the trip, we had emails and zoom calls and were so very excited, but then the outbreaks and shutdowns started up again. TaNesha gave us the information on what was going on with the airlines, the hotel, the climate of traveling during a pandemic. Some persons were feeling apprehensive (who wants to be stuck, for an indeterminate amount of time in another country if there is a lock-down?) and some were not concerned and were willing to go. Some people had jobs to come back to, some had children to care was alot, but, TaNesha laid out the facts and had the group to make the decision. It was ours to make, we decided to postpone, which was for the best. Times are too uncertain to not know if you will be able to enter or leave a foreign country!! We are all paid up so when we do go, we just need to go to the airport and get on the plane!! The most difficult thing you will have to deal with, when dealing with TaNesha, is deciding which trip/experience you are going to take with her. TaNesha cares for you the way a concierge at a 5 diamond hotel, with your own personal butler would...except, she has developed relationships with people and organizations in ALL of the locales in which she travels and plans trips, before you get there so there are no mishaps. Even down to the meals and the T. Barnes Dinner Party (an amazing dinner for the trip participants). And if there does happen to be a situation, like Olivia Pope..."it's handled". Because TaNesha is not a travel agent and her name is on everything and her reputation on the line, she goes above and beyond, always, to make sure you are good. If I could, I would travel on a TaNesha Barnes experience everytime, she does it right!
By Antonietta W on 06 Jan, 2022
I have been traveling with Tbarnes Global Lifestyle Retreats since 2018. As a single traveler, Tbarnes is a great communicator, detailed oriented and transparent. These are all of the qualities that I needed to feel secure. In 2021, I was supposed to celebrate New Years in Ghana. As a result of the new variant Omicron, Tbarnes immediately scheduled a zoom meeting to provide updates concerning flight cancellation, Covid protocols in Ghana and the what ifs scenarios. As a group, we collectively agreed to reschedule the trip to Ghana to 2022 in hopes that the pandemic will be under control and that we can enjoy the Motherland. As of today, Tbarnes continues to keep the group updated on the trip and any additional itinerary ideas. If you are single and is looking to travel the world, Tbarnes Global Lifestyle Retreats will suit your needs.
By Eboni D on 06 Jan, 2022
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