African/Black people around the world are searching for their family connections. They are working to heal the traumas of history and gain new perspective regarding their ancestors and the multitude of accomplishments that have never come to light.
In America, many races know the stories that have been told regarding slavery and the brutalities of the time but many have never been able to tell the true story of their ancestors prior to what is written in the American History Books. The murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and many other black people throughout our immediate and past history has brought current day African/Black people to a new realization and to a new uprising and thirst for ancestorial knowledge. It has also spurred people of all races to search for destinations of true acceptance and equality.
I have never felt more of a belonging than I did in visiting Ghana and Kenya. The people of these African countries are warm and inviting and like Americans they have a story to tell.
During my journeys, there was a true moment when I realized that all I saw were others that looked just like me. Everything I saw, from the art on the walls to the business dressed entrants into the breakfast area of our hotel looked like me. A peace and comfort of belonging without pretense came over me and I truly was speechless and emotional.
Ghana and Kenya hold truly a special place in my heart after my visits and I feel that no matter your race, creed or color, you must experience the true continent of Africa and see its beauty and learn the stories based on facts and historical landmarks. I promise that you will be forever changed.
Join us for an amazing and immersive journey to Ghana where you will reconnect with the motherlands at a local level and be able to truly tell your story.
*This journey will be very immersive with much physical movement and often very emotional. This journey is not for the faint of heart.
“Akwaaba!” Denoting “welcome,” this word actually means “you’re welcome to this place” in various dialects of the Akan language.
Returning to Ghana, our ancestral home, Allows us to return our ancestors spirits to the motherland!
Many of our kinfolk were captured and enslaved and brought to the oldest European building in existence, the Elmina Castle. Merchants worked with raiders to forcibly take our African kinfolk and to sell them into slavery. Our kinfolk were shackled, bond, abused, starved, beaten and mutilated.
The dungeons of Elmina Castle were dark, damp, and reeked of death. Those that tried to escape were whipped, castrated, muzzled, placed in metal collars, feet cut off and/or hung. They were often kept in these dungeons for weeks and months and then when the ships arrived they were forced to exit through the infamous “doors of no return” never to return to their mother land but with our return, their spirits are returned through us!
Join us in returning our ancestor’s spirits back to the motherland!
A stay at Movenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra places you in the heart of Accra, steps from National Theatre of Ghana and close to Makola Market. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of Accra International Conference Centre and Kwame Nkrumah Memorial. Make yourself at home in one of the 260 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and LCD televisions. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and premium TV channels provides entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and bidets. Conveniences include phones, as well as laptop-compatible safes and desks. Amenities Enjoy a range of recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool, a sauna, and a fitness center. Additional amenities at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands. Getting to nearby attractions is a breeze with the area shuttle (surcharge). Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, where you can take in a pool view, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar. Buffet breakfasts are available for a fee.
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