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10 Days June 2024 Africa Safari and Dental Mission Safari

10 DAYS

About this trip

Embark on an unforgettable journey with Safari N Smiles to Ghana, designed exclusively for Black business owners. This immersive experience promises a perfect blend of business networking, cultural immersion, and breathtaking adventures in the heart of West Africa.

Destination: Ghana

Ghana, renowned for its rich cultural heritage, warm hospitality, and thriving business environment, sets the stage for an enriching expedition. From the bustling streets of Accra to the serene landscapes of the Ashanti region, each moment promises to be an exploration of both business and pleasure.

 

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Past Mission Trip
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Connecting, Learning
& Growing.

This trip is tailor-made for DMV Black business owners seeking to connect with like-minded individuals, gain insights into scaling their enterprises, delve into effective marketing strategies, and embrace the vibrant Ghanaian culture.

Highlights:

  1. Business Networking: Engage in dynamic networking sessions and forge meaningful connections with fellow entrepreneurs from the DMV area and beyond. Exchange ideas, share experiences, and explore potential collaborations to propel your business forward.
  2. Educational Workshops: Participate in interactive workshops led by seasoned experts in business development, marketing, and investment. Gain invaluable insights into scaling your business, leveraging digital platforms, and maximizing your marketing efforts to reach new heights of success.
  3. Cultural Immersion: Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Ghanaian culture through captivating cultural experiences. From traditional dance performances to visits to historical sites such as the Cape Coast Castle and the W.E.B. Du Bois Center, delve into Ghana’s captivating heritage and history.
  4. Safari Adventures: Embark on exhilarating safari adventures to explore Ghana’s breathtaking natural beauty. Discover the diverse wildlife of Kakum National forest, home to elephants, antelopes, and monkeys, as you embark on thrilling game drives and nature walks.
  5. Local Cuisine: Indulge your taste buds in the flavors of Ghana with culinary experiences that showcase the country’s diverse gastronomic delights. From sumptuous Ghanaian dishes such as jollof rice and banku to street food delicacies, savor the vibrant flavors that define Ghanaian cuisine.

Duration: 9 days/8nights

Dates: Dec 1st to Dec 9th 2024

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation in luxurious hotels blending modern comforts with authentic Ghanaian charm.
  • Education from Top business coaches 
  • Endless Networking opportunities 
  • Entrance fees to all the areas in the itinerary
  • visa application Support 
  • Ground transportation for all excursions and transfers.
  • Guided tours and activities as per itinerary.
  • Meals featuring a blend of local delicacies and international cuisine.
  • Expert-led workshops and networking sessions.
  • Safari adventures and cultural experiences.
  • 24/7 on-ground support throughout the journey.

Join Safari N Smiles to Ghana and embark on a transformative voyage where business aspirations meet cultural exploration. Unleash your entrepreneurial spirit, expand your horizons, and create lasting memories in the vibrant tapestry of Ghana.

Who We Are?

Welcome to our custom travel company, proudly headquartered in the vibrant Washington DC area. We specialize in curating transformative group travel experiences for individuals who share common interests and passions. At the helm of our company is our visionary founder, Morris Mugo, a native of Temple Hills, Maryland, with roots tracing back to Kenya.

Morris is not only an accomplished figure in dentistry, having received numerous accolades in the field, but he is also a dedicated philanthropist. Through our charity-driven safaris and journeys spanning the diverse landscapes of Africa, including captivating destinations such as Ghana, Kenya, Egypt, and South Africa, Morris endeavors to make a positive impact on both travelers and the communities they encounter.

Driven by his unwavering belief in the power of travel to enrich lives, Morris is a passionate entrepreneur who has built our company on principles of compassion and community empowerment. Central to his philosophy is the idea that we all thrive when we uplift one another, leading to our commitment to giving back to both the participants of our trips and the communities we engage with along the way. Join us on a journey where exploration meets empathy, and together, let’s create lasting memories and meaningful change.

Trip Highlight.

Kotoka Airport
Book Your Flight to Arrive in Ghana on this day at Kotoka Airport
Dec 1st Arrival
Secure your flight to arrive in Ghana today, ensuring you have your yellow fever certificate and visa in hand. While visas can sometimes be obtained upon arrival, especially in December, it's advisable to obtain yours in advance to streamline your travel experience. Aim to have your visa secured by November 10th to avoid any last-minute hassles. Most flights to Ghana depart from major USA airports, with direct flight options available. Upon your arrival, our team will be there to greet you at the airport and provide comfortable transportation to our designated hotel for the night. Your accommodation will be at Accra City Hotel or a similar establishment, offering a cozy bed and breakfast setup. Please note that all meals are included during your stay. Check-in typically begins at 12 PM in most hotels. We'll gather for a group dinner on the day of your arrival to extend a warm welcome to everyone joining us in Ghana. As most flights arrive past 4 PM, dinner will be the only meal covered on this day.
Book Your Flight to Arrive in Ghana on this day at Kotoka Airport
Aburi garden
Aburi Gardens, tete Quarshie Cocoa Farm
Dec 2nd
Secure your flight to arrive in Ghana today, ensuring you have your yellow fever certificate and visa in hand. While visas can sometimes be obtained upon arrival, especially in December, it's advisable to obtain yours in advance to streamline your travel experience. Aim to have your visa secured by November 10th to avoid any last-minute hassles. Most flights to Ghana depart from major USA airports, with direct flight options available. Upon your arrival, our team will be there to greet you at the airport and provide comfortable transportation to our designated hotel for the night. Your accommodation will be at Accra City Hotel or a similar establishment, offering a cozy bed and breakfast setup. Please note that all meals are included during your stay. Check-in typically begins at 12 PM in most hotels. We'll gather for a group dinner on the day of your arrival to extend a warm welcome to everyone joining us in Ghana. As most flights arrive past 4 PM, dinner will be the only meal covered on this day.
Aburi Gardens, tete Quarshie Cocoa Farm
Safari Conference
Full day of learning and growth through Conferences and Mastermind.
Dec 3rd
Today, we'll maximize our time with enriching group sessions focused on elevating our businesses to new heights. Our itinerary is packed with opportunities to learn and collaborate, ensuring that each participant gains valuable insights and strategies for growth. We'll commence the day with a dynamic morning session featuring presentations from two esteemed speakers, each sharing their expertise on propelling businesses forward. Over the course of three hours, attendees will engage in thought-provoking discussions and gain actionable advice to implement in their own endeavors.

Following the morning session, we'll reconvene for a delightful lunch at the hotel, providing a chance to recharge and network with fellow participants.

In the afternoon, we'll transition into small group mastermind sessions, where attendees will have the opportunity to delve deeper into the topics covered earlier in the day. Through collaborative brainstorming and peer-to-peer discussions, we'll collectively explore innovative strategies and solutions tailored to individual business needs.

As the sun begins to set, we'll conclude our productive day with an authentic Ghanaian dining experience at a local restaurant, immersing ourselves in the rich flavors and culinary traditions of the region. After dinner, we'll return to the comfort of our hotel for a restful overnight stay, ready to tackle the next day's adventures with renewed inspiration and determination.
Full day of learning and growth through Conferences and Mastermind.
Lake volta
Leave Accra City for Akosombo area for BridgeView Resort.
Dec 4th
Today, we bid farewell to the vibrant streets of Accra as we embark on a journey to Akosombo, a renowned nature resort destination. Nestled amidst the serene beauty of the Akosombo mountains and overlooking the vast expanse of the Volta Lake lies BridgeView, a distinguished multi-award-winning resort in Ghana. Surrounded by the tranquil embrace of nature, BridgeView offers a retreat from the hustle and bustle of urban life, inviting guests to immerse themselves in the peaceful ambiance of its surroundings. Each room at BridgeView boasts breathtaking views of the Adomi Bridge, Volta Lake, and the majestic mountains that cradle them, promising a truly enchanting experience. Upon arrival, we'll indulge in a delicious lunch and take some time to unwind and rejuvenate. Later in the day, we'll embark on a memorable boating excursion, gliding beneath the iconic Adomi Bridge. This magnificent structure, Ghana's longest suspension bridge, spans the Volta River, linking the town of Atimpoku to the Volta Region. A testament to progress and connectivity, the Adomi Bridge symbolizes the nation's commitment to infrastructure development and serves as a gateway to exploring the diverse landscapes of the region. After our scenic boat ride, we'll return to the resort for an evening of leisure and relaxation, embracing the tranquil ambiance and unwinding amidst the natural splendor that surrounds us.
Leave Accra City for Akosombo area for BridgeView Resort.
Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary
Explore Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary and Wli water Falls
Dec 5th
Early morning calls for a hearty breakfast as we gear up for an exhilarating day of exploration and adventure. Today, we'll embark on an unforgettable journey to two must-visit destinations in Ghana, promising a blend of natural wonder and cultural immersion. Our first stop takes us to the enchanting Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary, where we'll have the unique opportunity to observe and interact with the playful residents, the Mona monkeys. This sanctuary offers a rare chance to get up close and personal with these fascinating creatures while soaking in the serene beauty of the surrounding countryside. From there, we'll continue our journey to the majestic Wli Waterfalls, a breathtaking natural wonder that promises to leave you in awe. As we stand in awe of the cascading waters and lush greenery that surrounds us, we'll marvel at the sheer beauty of Ghana's landscapes. Although the journey to these sites entails approximately 3 hours of driving each way, the captivating experiences that await make every moment worthwhile. Please note that travel times may vary depending on factors such as city and highway traffic. After a morning filled with exploration and discovery, we'll recharge with a delightful lunch at a local café, savoring the flavors of authentic Ghanaian cuisine. As the day draws to a close, we'll return to our hotel for a relaxing evening and enjoy a delicious dinner, reflecting on the memories made and the wonders experienced throughout the day.
Explore Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary and Wli water Falls
Safari Conference
Relaxation and conference at the hotel.
Dec 6th
Today offers a welcomed reprieve as we gather for our final speaker sessions, focusing on invaluable insights into acquiring and retaining clients, as well as harnessing the power of social media, including cutting-edge AI strategies. Our morning sessions will delve into proven techniques for attracting new clients and nurturing lasting relationships with existing ones. From innovative marketing strategies to personalized approaches, we'll explore effective methods to expand and solidify our client base. Following a leisurely lunch, our afternoon promises an engaging panel discussion featuring esteemed speakers from both local and international spheres. Prepare for an interactive Q&A session, where you'll have the opportunity to glean wisdom from a diverse array of perspectives. Among our distinguished guests is an esteemed business personality from Ghana, bringing a wealth of experience and insight to the table. Whether you're seeking advice on scaling up your business or contemplating new ventures, come prepared with your burning questions. As the day unfolds, we'll absorb knowledge, exchange ideas, and leave inspired to implement newfound strategies for success in our entrepreneurial endeavors.
Relaxation and conference at the hotel.
canopy walk Ghana
Travel to Cape Coast Castle and Kakum forest area.
Dec 7th
Today, we embark on an early journey to the captivating Cape Coast Castle area and the serene Kakum National Forest, promising a day filled with both natural beauty and profound historical significance. Nestled within the Assin Attandanso Reserve lies the remarkable Kakum National Park and Canopy Walkway, offering visitors a mesmerizing blend of scenic landscapes and captivating wildlife encounters. The park's crown jewel is its renowned canopy walkway, featuring seven suspension bridges spanning a length of 333 meters and suspended up to 27 meters above the forest floor. Traverse these bridges, suspended from ancient trees that have stood tall for over 300 years, and immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the surrounding wilderness. Following our exploration of Kakum National Park, we'll enjoy a delicious lunch either upon arrival or along the way, savoring the flavors of local cuisine amidst the tranquility of nature. Afterward, we'll journey to the iconic Cape Coast Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a poignant reminder of Ghana's tumultuous past. Built by European traders during the trans-Atlantic slave trade era, the Cape Coast Castle stands as a solemn testament to the horrors endured by enslaved Africans. Step inside its walls, explore its chambers, and pay homage to the countless souls who passed through its gates on their harrowing journey to the Americas. Among its notable features is the solemn 'Door of NO Return,' a poignant symbol of resilience and remembrance. As the day draws to a close, we'll retire to the comfort of Ridge Royal Hotel for a restful overnight stay, reflecting on the day's experiences and the profound lessons learned.
Travel to Cape Coast Castle and Kakum forest area.
GHANA Kwame Nkrumah Museums.
Back to Accra City.
December 8th
After a satisfying breakfast, we'll bid farewell to Cape Coast and journey back to Accra, where our day will be brimming with cultural exploration and vibrant experiences. Our first stop will be the iconic Independence Square, a symbol of Ghana's journey to nationhood and a testament to its rich history. Here, we'll marvel at the grandeur of this historic landmark and pay homage to the country's founding fathers. Next, we'll immerse ourselves in the legacy of Ghana's first president at the Kwame Nkrumah Museums. Explore exhibits detailing the life and accomplishments of Kwame Nkrumah, a visionary leader whose contributions continue to inspire generations. For those eager to indulge in some local shopping, we'll make a stop at the bustling arts market, where you'll find an array of handcrafted treasures and souvenirs to commemorate your time in Ghana. As the day transitions into evening, we'll check back into our accommodations at Accra City Hotel, where you can relax and unwind before our evening festivities. Tonight, we've arranged a special night out for the group at a local jazz joint, promising an evening filled with lively music, delectable local cuisine, and refreshing drinks. Come together with fellow entrepreneurs to enjoy the rhythms of Ghanaian jazz and create lasting memories of your time in Accra as we wind up our trip.
Back to Accra City.
flight
Our day to fly out.
Dec 9th
As we wind down our journey in Accra, today offers a leisurely start with a late morning wake-up call, allowing you to savor a relaxed breakfast at your own pace. For those seeking to indulge in some final shopping or to pick up their tailor-made Kentes, this morning presents the perfect opportunity. Take your time exploring local markets and selecting souvenirs to cherish the memories of your Ghanaian adventure. By midday, we'll gather our belongings and check out of Accra City Hotel by 12 PM. Before bidding farewell to this vibrant city, we'll enjoy a delightful lunch at a nearby local hotel, savoring the flavors of Ghanaian cuisine one last time. As we make our way to the airport for our flights back to the States, transportation will be arranged based on individual flight times. Our aim is to facilitate group transfers, particularly for those having same flight times, to ensure a seamless journey home. Reflecting on the unforgettable experiences shared and the bonds forged during our time in Ghana, we'll depart with hearts full of cherished memories and a deep appreciation for the rich culture and hospitality of this remarkable country.
Our day to fly out.
Need To Know

TOUR INFORMATION

Package is Inclusive of:

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Payment Options and Deadlines

Single Room Occupancy

$5,150

Available until August 14, 2024 |
Single private room throughout the trip
Double Room( Shared Room)

$4,750

Available until August 29, 2024 | Shared room. 1 Queen bed or 2 Beds per your choosing. If you have no roommate we will do our best to pair you with someone of same gender. If no roommate available you will have to go with single option.
HOW TO RESERVE A SLOT

We are taking a deposit of USD 100 per person.

Click on the Book Now button and a popup will show on your browser.

Select if you want to use single room through out the trip or share room (Double/twin room occupancy) and from the drop down select no of travelers.

You may choose to pay deposit of $100 per person or a full amount. You can apply a discount code if you have any at this stage. 

Add participant details and proceed to make payments.

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Reviews

Gloria Utz
Gloria Utz
16/09/2023
Maurice, et al. were very accommodating and always available! They made this trip so wonderful with all the events we had planned! And even if things didn’t go as planned, you weren’t lost in the mix. I can’t say enough how incredible this was and very valuable to be able to take my 7 year old daughter! I am so excited to go on more adventures with Safari N Smiles!
Joaquin Castillo Guzman
Joaquin Castillo Guzman
16/08/2023
My daughter will soon have a birthday I need to take her for a ride in a plane does anyone think they can help me here please I await your response thank you very much blessings
Bobbi Presser
Bobbi Presser
02/07/2023
I have always wanted to go on a dental mission trip to Kenya. When I learned about Safari N Smiles, I immediately knew this was the organization I would want to travel with. It may sound cliché, but this was a life-changing trip. The trip was well organized with a comprehensive plan. If you are looking for a relaxing trip, this is not the trip for you. We were constantly on the move. Every minute spent in Kenya was meticulously planned (thank you Morris and Lizzie). Upon arrival, we were greeted by some locals and staff who were incredibly welcoming. In fact, they made us feel like we were part of their community/family. The hospitality was unlike anything I have ever experienced. We toured most of Kenya and its breathtaking landscapes, visiting many cities/towns, toured a coffee farm, and got to drink delicious Kenyan coffee. Drove in a comfortable land rover throughout our journey, going on 11 game drives we were able to see jaw-dropping wildlife in their natural habitat. We fed giraffes in a sanctuary, saw flamingos in Nakuru National Park, interacted with the Maasai people, cycled and hiked through Hell’s Gate National Park, went on a hot air balloon ride over the safari (with a beautiful champagne breakfast following), took multiple CE courses, and most importantly provided dental care and education to underserved people who otherwise would go without. The gratitude and appreciation of the people that we helped was truly amazing. I would highly recommend traveling with Safari N Smiles, it truly exceeded my expectations. In fact, I’m already planning for the next adventure!
Monica Mason
Monica Mason
25/06/2023
We had a great time with Morris and Lizzie on this trip. My sister is the dentist that found the trip for us and brought the whole family along for the ride. It was truly a once in a lifetime trip with so many great people.
Fridah Gaichugi
Fridah Gaichugi
24/06/2023
It was a wonderful experience travelling with this company;delicious food,incredible welcome and a enjoyable atmosphere.I highly recommend this to others.
Dr fidelis mbaka
Dr fidelis mbaka
24/06/2023
Wow! What an experience i had travelling with you.Very professional,well organized I recommend Safari N Smiles 100%. You delived what you had promised Kudos👍👍
Jordon Green
Jordon Green
24/06/2023
Zero regrets! I took my 13 year old daughter and made memories that will last a lifetime. Not once did she complain about not enough access to WiFi or internet (it was surprisingly available and if you have children you know what I’m talking about). It’s amazing what experiences the world has to offer if we can just look up long enough to recognize them. She spent half a day blowing up balloons for the kids while we did the dental work and realized how easily happiness comes circumstantially. The world needs more of people like Morris and Lizzie enabling the rest of us to see AND to serve. I will travel with them again!
Janet Rustia
Janet Rustia
23/06/2023
At first I was hesitant to go to the Dental mission trip in Kenya but I’m glad I did together with my son Alex. I can say it’s a great , wonderful and humbling experience . I would do it again and would highly recommend it. It’s all worth it. Thank you and God bless you all. ❤️❤️❤️
Lear Kawira
Lear Kawira
23/06/2023
Wonderful, inspiring materials that helped me get even more excited about the safari. “Tent” will never have the same meaning again. Like living in a dream The drivers were stupendous. Our driver was an incredible tracker with insights and intuition that clearly comes from years of experience. Safarinsmiles is truly an exceptional company with exceptional people … exceptional attention to detail. The level of customer service from Safarinsmiles staff is unparalleled. They are instantly warm and friendly; connecting with everyone they meet like old friends reuniting. The safari experience was exceptional and provided memories we will cherish for a lifetime

upcoming group tours

2024/2025

KENYA

2. Safari N Side Gig Kenya Edition May 2024

Dates: May 15 – 22, 2024

No of Days: 7 

Cost: $5,400 per person

RESERVE YOUR SPOT FOR $500.00

Reservations Ongoing.

5/5

KENYA

4. PRIVATE GROUP TRIP WITH A VISIT TO ORPHANAGE

Dates: Jun 13 – 23, 2024

No of Days: 10

Cost: From $3,600 per person

BOOKINGS ONGOING

5/5

KENYA

5. AUG 2024 WILDEBEEST MIGRATION SAFARI

Dates: August 23rd- 30th

No of Days: 7

Cost: From $5,500 per person

BOOKINGS ONGOING

5/5

KENYA

6. KENYA NOVEMBER 2024 SAFARI AND CHARITY EVENT.

Dates: Nov 19th – 26th, 2024

No of Days: 7 

Cost: From $2,999 per person

Reservations Ongoing.

5/5

EGYPT

7.DEC 2024 PREMIUM EGYPT TOUR SUPPORTING CHILDRENS CANCER HOSPITAL.

Dates: Dec 11 – 17, 2024

No of Days: 7

Cost: From $3,999 per person

BOOKINGS ONGOING

5/5

SOUTH AFRICA

8.SOUTH AFRICA ON YOUR OWN TERMS + CHARITY MISSION.

Dates: Jan 08 – 17, 2025

No of Days: 9

Cost: From $5,700 per person

BOOKINGS ONGOING

5/5

March

9.GHANA CULTURAL SAFARI AND DENTAL MISSION TRIP 2025.

Dates: Mar 6 – 13, 2025

No of Days: 7

Cost: From $3,500 per person

BOOKINGS ONGOING

5/5

Kenya.

10. 2024 & 2025 KENYA PRIVATE SAFARIS AND CHARITY DRIVES.

No of Days: 7

Cost: From $3,500 per person

BOOKINGS ONGOING

5/5

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