Harlem Meets History: Embark on a Cultural Odyssey to Ghana with the 2024 Oneness Festival!

Harlem Meets History:

Embark on a Cultural Odyssey to Ghana with the 2024 Oneness Festival!

Are you yearning for deeper connections, vibrant rhythms, and breathtaking landscapes? Brace yourself, because the 2024 Cultural Oneness Festival is gearing up for an epic journey to Ghana – and this time, Harlem’s coming along!
Imagine immersing yourself in the pulsating energy of Accra, exploring the ancient soul of Cape Coast, and then delving into the vibrant heart of Tamale, where the inaugural Oneness Festival ignited a celebration of unity and heritage. This specially curated trip, co-hosted by The Taste Of Afrika and the Harlem Tourism Board, is more than a vacation; it’s a cultural odyssey.

Weaving the threads of Harlem and Ghana:

This adventure transcends sightseeing. It’s about forging connections. Walk the streets where jazz once echoed, and then feel the drumbeat of Tamale pulse beneath your feet. Witness the rich tapestry of Ghanaian traditions interwoven with the Harlem Renaissance spirit, forging a bond across the Atlantic.

A kaleidoscope of experiences awaits:

  • Delve into history

    Stand tall before the imposing Elmina Castle in Cape Coast, a silent sentinel whispering tales of the past.
  • Unleash your inner foodie:

    Savor the explosion of flavors in Accra’s bustling markets, and discover Tamale’s hidden gems where culinary magic unfolds
  • Move to the rhythm

    Let the infectious beat of Ghanaian music wash over you at vibrant cultural performances, from drumming circles to dazzling fashion shows.
  • Connect with community

    Share stories, laughter, and experiences with Ghanaians and fellow travelers, forging friendships that span continents.


More than a trip, it’s a legacy

$4,475 USD / Adult

This journey isn’t just about ticking off destinations; it’s about leaving your mark. Visit community projects, engage with local businesses, and be part of a collaborative effort that empowers and uplifts.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When traveling to Ghana, it’s essential to be aware of various aspects of the country to ensure a smooth and enjoyable trip. Here are some frequently asked questions that travelers often consider:
  • Do I need a visa to enter Ghana?

    Check the visa requirements for your nationality. Travelers from the United States require a visa to enter Ghana. The cost of your visa ($100) is included in your experience price. We will ensure you have the appropriate visa before entering the country, and you must comply with immigration laws during your stay.
  • What vaccinations do I need before traveling to Ghana?

    Yes. Consult with a healthcare professional to determine the necessary vaccinations for Ghana, such as yellow fever, typhoid, and malaria prophylaxis.
  • What is the currency in Ghana, and how do I access money?

    The currency is the Ghanaian Cedi (GHS). Credit cards are accepted in major cities, but it’s advisable to carry some cash, especially when traveling to rural areas such as Tamale. Harlem Tourism Board will arrange currency exchange.
  • Is it safe to travel to Ghana?

    Ghana is generally considered safe for travelers. However, like any destination, it’s essential to take common-sense precautions and be aware of your surroundings.
  • What is the best time to visit Ghana?

    Ghana has a tropical climate. The dry season (November to March) is often considered the best time to visit, but it depends on your specific preferences and the regions you plan to visit.
  • What should I wear in Ghana?

    Dress modestly, especially in rural areas and when visiting religious sites. Light, breathable clothing is advisable due to the warm climate.
  • What languages are spoken in Ghana?

    English is the official language, and many Ghanaians speak local languages such as Twi, Akan, and Ga.
  • What are some cultural norms and etiquette in Ghana?

    Ghanaians are generally friendly and welcoming. It’s polite to greet people with a handshake. When visiting homes or religious sites, you may be asked to remove your shoes.
  • Environmental Conservation:

    Littering is against the law. Dispose of waste properly and be mindful of environmental conservation efforts.
  • Public Behavior:

    Behave respectfully in public spaces. Public disturbances, disorderly conduct, and acts of vandalism are not tolerated.
  • Alcohol Consumption:

    The legal drinking age is 18. Public intoxication and disorderly behavior related to alcohol consumption are offenses.
  • Drug Laws:

    Possession and trafficking of illegal drugs are strictly prohibited. Ghana has strict anti-drug laws, and violations can result in severe penalties, including imprisonment.
  • Is tap water safe to drink in Ghana?

    It’s advisable to drink bottled or purified water to avoid waterborne diseases.
  • Discrimination and Human Rights:

    The 1992 Constitution of Ghana guarantees fundamental human rights and freedoms. Discrimination based on race, gender, religion, and ethnicity is prohibited. However, Ghana has laws that criminalize same-sex relationships. These acts are considered illegal under the country’s legal framework. The penalties for engaging in same-sex relationships can include imprisonment.

Explore the Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Sunday November 10th, 2024 [New York City]

    Flight from New York City (JFK) to Accra Ghana (ACC) [Preferred] FlightDL156

    Departure: 11:50pm (Sunday, November 10th)

    Arrival 2:15pm (Monday, November 11th)

  • Day 2

    Monday, November 11th, 2024 [Accra, Ghana]

    Arrival Kotoka International Airport (ACC); Accra, Ghana 2:15pm

    Ground transportation from Kotoka International Airport (ACC) to Accra Marriott Hotel;

    1 Liberation Road, Accra, Ghana: Check In: Two (2) nights. 7:00pm till 10:00pm:

    Welcoming Reception: Whitestone Inn; Reiss Jct. Rd, Accra (North Legon)

  • Day 3

    Tuesday, November 12th, 2024 [Accra, Ghana]

    • National Museum of Ghana

    • Makola Market

    • Independence Square

    • Centre for National Culture, Accra

    • W.E.B. DuBois Center

    • Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park

    • Labadi Pleasure Beach

  • Day 4

    Wednesday, November 13th, 2024 [ Cape Coast/Elmina]

    Cape Coast Castle

    • Elmina Castle

    • Cape Coast Walk

    • Kakum National Park

  • Day 5

    Day 5: Thursday, November 14th, 2024: [Accra to Tamale]

    9:00am: Depart Accra/Kotoka Airport to Tamale: African World Airlines.

    Ground Transportation Provided by Cultural Roots Tours.

    11:00am: Welcome Reception Grand Sophia Hotel: F5G3+MGP, Tamale, Ghana

    1:00pm Check In: Nim Avenue Hotel; Tamale; WD 31 Watson Block 4th Road Russian Bangalows: Three (3) nights

    3:30pm Cultural Street Carnival, and Fashion Show;

    Red Clay Center of the Arts; Tamale Ghana.

  • Day 6

    Friday, November 15th, 2024 [Tamale to Paga, Ghana]

    Pikworo Slave Camp; Paga Ghana

    Paga Crocodile Pond

    Visit to Paramount Chief Palace; Paga Ghana

  • Day 7

    Saturday, November 16th, 2024 [Tamale]

    8:30am: Visit to Paramount Chief; Buipe Ghana

    10:00am: Visit to Mole National Park; Savannah Region, Ghana

    7:00pm: CulturalOnenessFestivalConcert;JubileePark

  • Day 8

    Sunday, November 17th, 2024 [Tamale to Accra]

    10:00am Depart Tamale Airport to Kotoka Airport

    12:00pm: Check In: Accra Marriott Hotel; 1 Liberation Road, Accra, Ghana:

    Check In: One (1) night.

    1:30pm: Sunday, Brunch @ Marriott Accra

  • Day 9

    Monday, November 18th, 2024 [Accra to USA]

    2:00pm [Late Check Out]

    3:30pm: Departure Reception: Whitestone Inn; Reiss Jct. Rd, Accra (North Legon)

    7:30pm: Arrival at Kotoka International Airport

    10:30pm: Departure

  • Day 10

    Tuesday, November 19th, 2024 [USA]

    5:25am: Arrival at JFK International Airport.
  • DAY 1 – Sunday November 10th, 2024 [New York City]

    Flight from New York City (JFK) to Accra Ghana (ACC) [Preferred] Flight DL156

    Departure: 11:50pm (Sunday, November 10th)

    Arrival 2:15pm (Monday, November 11th)

  • DAY 2 – Monday, November 11th, 2024 [Accra, Ghana]

    Arrival Kotoka International Airport (ACC); Accra, Ghana

    2:15pm Ground transportation from Kotoka International Airport (ACC) to Accra Marriott Hotel; 1 Liberation Road, Accra, Ghana:

    Check In: Two (2) nights. 7:00pm till 10:00pm:

    Welcoming Reception: Whitestone Inn; Reiss Jct. Rd, Accra (North Legon)

  • DAY 3 – Tuesday, November 12th, 2024 [Accra, Ghana]

    • National Museum of Ghana

    • Makola Market

    • Independence Square

    • Centre for National Culture, Accra

    • W.E.B. DuBois Center

    • Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park

    • Labadi Pleasure Beach

  • DAY 4 – Wednesday, November 13th, 2024 [ Cape Coast/Elmina]

    Cape Coast Castle

    • Elmina Castle

    • Cape Coast Walk

    • Kakum National Park

  • DAY 5 – Thursday, November 14th, 2024: [Accra to Tamale]

    9:00am: Depart Accra/Kotoka Airport to Tamale: African World Airlines.

    Ground Transportation Provided by Cultural Roots Tours.

    11:00am: Welcome Reception Grand Sophia Hotel: F5G3+MGP, Tamale, Ghana

    1:00pm Check In: Nim Avenue Hotel; Tamale; WD 31 Watson Block 4th Road Russian Bangalows: Three (3) nights

    3:30pm Cultural Street Carnival, and Fashion Show; Red Clay Center of the Arts; Tamale Ghana.

  • DAY 6 – Friday, November 15th, 2024 [Tamale to Paga, Ghana]

    Pikworo Slave Camp; Paga Ghana

    Paga Crocodile Pond

    Visit to Paramount Chief Palace; Paga Ghana

  • DAY 7 – Saturday, November 16th, 2024 [Tamale]

    8:30am: Visit to Paramount Chief; Buipe Ghana 10:00am:

    Visit to Mole National Park; Savannah Region, Ghana

    7:00pm: CulturalOnenessFestivalConcert;JubileePark

  • DAY 8 – Sunday, November 17th, 2024 [Tamale to Accra]

    10:00am Depart Tamale Airport to Kotoka Airport

    12:00pm: Check In: Accra Marriott Hotel; 1 Liberation Road, Accra, Ghana:

    Check In: One (1) night.

    1:30pm: Sunday, Brunch @ Marriott Accra

  • DAY 9 – Monday, November 18th, 2024 [Accra to USA]

    2:00pm [Late Check Out]

    3:30pm: Departure Reception: Whitestone Inn; Reiss Jct. Rd, Accra (North Legon)

    7:30pm: Arrival at Kotoka International Airport

    10:30pm: Departure

  • DAY 10 – Tuesday, November 19th, 2024 [USA]

    5:25am: Arrival at JFK International Airport.
  • DAY 1 – Sunday November 10th, 2024 [New York City]

    Flight from New York City (JFK) to Accra Ghana (ACC) [Preferred] Flight DL156

    Departure: 11:50pm (Sunday, November 10th)

    Arrival 2:15pm (Monday, November 11th)

  • DAY 2 – Monday, November 11th, 2024 [Accra, Ghana]

    Arrival Kotoka International Airport (ACC); Accra, Ghana

    2:15pm Ground transportation from Kotoka International Airport (ACC) to Accra Marriott Hotel; 1 Liberation Road, Accra, Ghana:

    Check In: Two (2) nights. 7:00pm till 10:00pm:

    Welcoming Reception: Whitestone Inn; Reiss Jct. Rd, Accra (North Legon)

  • DAY 3 – Tuesday, November 12th, 2024 [Accra, Ghana]

    • National Museum of Ghana

    • Makola Market

    • Independence Square

    • Centre for National Culture, Accra

    • W.E.B. DuBois Center

    • Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park

    • Labadi Pleasure Beach

  • DAY 4 – Wednesday, November 13th, 2024 [ Cape Coast/Elmina]

    Cape Coast Castle

    • Elmina Castle

    • Cape Coast Walk

    • Kakum National Park

  • DAY 5 – Thursday, November 14th, 2024: [Accra to Tamale]

    9:00am: Depart Accra/Kotoka Airport to Tamale: African World Airlines.

    Ground Transportation Provided by Cultural Roots Tours.

    11:00am: Welcome Reception Grand Sophia Hotel: F5G3+MGP, Tamale, Ghana

    1:00pm Check In: Nim Avenue Hotel; Tamale; WD 31 Watson Block 4th Road Russian Bangalows: Three (3) nights

    3:30pm Cultural Street Carnival, and Fashion Show; Red Clay Center of the Arts; Tamale Ghana.

  • DAY 6 – Friday, November 15th, 2024 [Tamale to Paga, Ghana]

    Pikworo Slave Camp; Paga Ghana

    Paga Crocodile Pond

    Visit to Paramount Chief Palace; Paga Ghana

  • DAY 7 – Saturday, November 16th, 2024 [Tamale]

    8:30am: Visit to Paramount Chief; Buipe Ghana 10:00am:

    Visit to Mole National Park; Savannah Region, Ghana

    7:00pm: CulturalOnenessFestivalConcert;JubileePark

  • DAY 8 – Sunday, November 17th, 2024 [Tamale to Accra]

    10:00am Depart Tamale Airport to Kotoka Airport

    12:00pm: Check In: Accra Marriott Hotel; 1 Liberation Road, Accra, Ghana:

    Check In: One (1) night.

    1:30pm: Sunday, Brunch @ Marriott Accra

  • DAY 9 – Monday, November 18th, 2024 [Accra to USA]

    2:00pm [Late Check Out]

    3:30pm: Departure Reception: Whitestone Inn; Reiss Jct. Rd, Accra (North Legon)

    7:30pm: Arrival at Kotoka International Airport

    10:30pm: Departure

  • DAY 10 – Tuesday, November 19th, 2024 [USA]

    5:25am: Arrival at JFK International Airport.

Ready to answer the call of the drum?

The 2024 Cultural Oneness Festival trip to Ghana is calling all seekers of adventure, connection, and a deeper understanding of our shared cultural tapestry. Pack your dancing shoes, your open heart, and your appetite for unforgettable experiences. This odyssey awaits, and it’s going to be legendary!

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Harlem to Northern Ghana

The Cultural Oneness Festival is set to establish itself as a prominent event in the global entertainment scene. The inaugural edition aims to attract over 80,000 attendees, both physically and virtually. It will augment Ghana’s annual “Beyond the Year of Return” festivities, which follow the highly successful “Year of Return” celebrations in 2019, commemorating 400 years since the beginning of the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade.
Unlike previous festivals of similar magnitude, such as Panafest and Year of Return, which focused on the coastal areas of Ghana, the Cultural Oneness Festival will offer a fresh and distinctive experience. It aims to introduce participants from around the world to the diverse and vibrant cultures of the Savanna area, which is part of West Africa’s expansive Sahel region.

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