We're Going Home. Ghana Year Of Return & Afrochella Trip

Accra, Ghana

Briona Lamback
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Dec 27, 2019 - Jan 3, 2020
Group size: 1 - 8
We're Going Home. Ghana Year Of Return & Afrochella Trip
Accra, Ghana

Briona Lamback
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Deposit: $150
Dec 27, 2019 - Jan 3, 2020
Group size: 1 - 8

About this trip

Connect with your ancestral roots. Turn up at African music festival, Afrochella. Commune with like-minded black travelers and indulge in Ghanian cuisine on this You Me Travel Co Year Of Return Trip. 

This year we’ll be traveling to Ghana for The Year Of Return festivities. It’s been 400 years since our ancestors were stolen from the shores of West Africa and brought to The Americas against our will. Now, we’re traveling back to our ancestral home to discover our ancestral roots and turn up in the motherland (because we can be sophisticated and ratchet at the same damn time).

Join us from December 27, 2019 - January 4, 2020 for the ultimate NYE celebration. This trip is designed for Black Millenials (ages 23-24) and our experiences will be designed acdordingly. 


 *Accommodations are included. Booking is based on shared apartment & room occupancy. 

*Flights are not included. However, we can help you find the best flight options. 

* Due to the nature of YMT Co trips, acts of nature or other unforeseen interruptions, please note the itinerary schedule may change. 


We will stay in private apartments in a cosy, colonial-style villa in the Osu neighborhood of Accra. Our accommodations are at Olma Colonial Suites (or similar) where breakfast is included, rooms are equipped with kitchenettes and there's a private plunge pool, too. 

Please note that all accommodations are shared on this trip. You will share a large or extra large double bed with another guest. If you are booking with a friend or as a couple, please email us at hello@youmetravel.co and let us know your roommate request. Unfortunately, single occupancy is not available on this trip. 

If you would like to request a single bed  there will be an additional charge of $25.00. 

Please note that accommodations are subject to change but will maintain a similar standard.


Breakfast is included in the trip price and will be provided everyday by the chef's at our accommodations. Additionally, on two of our day excursions lunch will be provided. On the night of arrival and on New Year's Eve dinner will be included. 

There are 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners.

You Me Travel Co Guides

There will be free time on this group trip where you can explore bustling Accra. We will provide  a neighborhood guide for all of the best restaurants, shops and nightlife in the city. Additionally, we will provide a guide on how to find the cheapest flights and information for required visas and vaccinations. 

What's required to attend?

- You must have a valid passport with at least 6 months of validity remaining from your departure date. 

- Yellow fever vaccination 

- An approved visa from Ghana 

Once you book, you will be sent a document which includes links and resources for more information about visa and vaccination requirements for Ghana. 

What’s included

  • RT airport transfers
    We will pick you up upon arrival and drop you off to the airport at departure.
  • Transportation
    We will provide transportation to all itinerary activities.
  • 7 Nights Villa Stay
    You will stay in a private apartment in a colonial-style villa with a pool.
  • Some Meals
    Some meals will be included as indicated on the itinerary. Breakfast is included everyday.
  • Professional Photographs
    We will work with a local photography partner to provide professional photos and videos from the trip.
  • Neighborhood Guide
    We will send you a complete neighborhood guide guide to the best restaurants, markets and nightlife spots in Accra.
  • Cheap Flights Guide
    We will send you a complete A You Me Travel Co guide to finding cheap flights. We will also include visa & immunizations information.
  • Flights
    Flights are not included (but we can help you track them to find the best deals).
  • Other meals
    Other meals not listed on the itinerary are not included.
  • Travel Insurance
    Travel insurance is highly recommended however it is not included. If you want travel insurance, you must acquire it on your own.
  • Optional activities
    Costs associated with some opt-in activities like jet sking or cabana rentals.
  • Personal Transportation
    Transportation to non-itinerary events or activities.
  • Alcoholic Beverages
    You must purchase all alcohol and drinks which are not included in the meals listed on the itinerary.
  • Incidental Room Charges
    If the room is damaged in any way the traveler is responsible for paying the associated fees directly to the accommodation provider.
  • Individual Tips
    You are free to tip our guides and other service providers.


Day 1
The Return: Arrival & Welcome Dinner

We will pick you up from Kotoka International Airport and whisk you away to our cosy villa-stye accommodations in the Osu neighborhood of Accra. Arrival drinks will await you and as you settle into your suite, our team will be setting up for tonight's poolside welcome dinner. 

At dinner you will get your first taste of Ghana with authentic Ghanian dishes. This is the perfect time to connect with the lovely travelers who you'll be exploring Ghana with for the next week.  


Your Organizer

Briona Lamback
I'm Briona - Founder of You Me Travel Co and I can't wait to go on an adventure with you! You Me Travel Co is a boutique travel company inspiring millennials of color to see the world by sharing stories, producing events, hosting group trips, and designing custom travel itineraries.