Take Part in a Centuries-Old Celebration
Dates: Dec. 17-29, 2019
The Feok Festival is an important festival celebrated annually by the people of Sandema in northern Ghana for two reasons: to commemorate their victory over slave raiders led by ‘Babatu’ in the 18th century; and to celebrate good harvest for the season. Travelers will be immersed in all aspects of Ghanaian culture. Upon your arrival in Accra you will be greeted and welcomed by drummers and dancers. Our welcome dinner is a traditional meal where you will have an opportunity to savor authentic Ghanaian dishes. We will pay visits to the local attractions of historical significance. Our short flight to Tamale marks the start of your cultural odyssey. We begin with an optional two-night village stay where you will be the guest of a large family in a village in Sandema. We will visit Paga, Yendi, the Bolgatanga Cultural Market and many other sites. This tour will inform, inspire and create stories for you to tell for years to come.
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Dec 16 – USA Departure – Schedule TBA
Dec 17 – Arrival in Accra, Welcome Ceremony & Pouring of Libation, Hotel Check-in,
Evening Briefing and Dinner @ Hotel.
Dec 18 - DuBois Center, Kwame Nkrumah Memorial, Black Star Square, Lunch, Art Center.
Dec 19 – Depart for a short flight to Tamale, Drive to Sandama with a stop in Bolgatanga for
lunch and shopping at Cultural Arts Market. Arrive in Sandema for a Welcome at
Chief’s Palace. Check in hotel/home. Dinner & Discussion.
Dec 20 – Feok Festival at Durbar Grounds, – Evening dinner, naming ceremony, and bonfire.
Dec 21– Ancestral Home visits: watch shea butter processing, help with meal preparation,
prayer, libation, and explanation of traditional religious practices. All night dancing
& drumming party.
Dec 22 – Depart from Sandema, Tour Pikoro Slave Market, Paga Crocodile Pond, View Paga
city and Burkino Faso border town, Lunch stop and on to Tamale. Hotel check-in.
Dec 23 – Welcome and brief history of Tamale City and slave activities. Tour Tamasco
school, Savannah International, and Central Mosque. Visit Chief’s Palace for
drumming and dancing. Optional evening to relax.
Dec 24 - Free morning for personal plans. Afternoon drive to Yendi to visit historical sites
and memorial home of the infamous slave raider “Babatu”. Evening plans TBA.
Dec 25 – Optional morning Christmas prayer service, Mole Park Safari, Mysterious Stone, return to Tamale and airport for departure to Accra. Free evening for personal plans.
Dec 26 – Beach day at Sankofa Beach House. Lunch & Relaxation.
Dec 27 – Morning departure for Cape Coast, tour Assin Manso- the river where slaves taken
from the North had their final bath before being led to the Slave Dungeons. Visit
El-mina Slave Dungeon, Lunch, Return to Accra.
Dec 28 – Prepare for Departure to USA. Schedule TBA