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GHANA CULTURAL SAFARI AND DENTAL MISSION TRIP.

7 DAYS

About this trip.

Explore the rich cultural heritage of Ghana while digging deep into its history. Do a Safari and give back to the friendly locals by supporting a local children’s orphanage. 

 They say that Ghana is near the “center” of the world, enough reason for those bitten by the travel bug to visit this African nation. This country is bordered by the Gulf of Guinea, the Atlantic Ocean, and the less-traveled Togo, Burkina Faso, and Ivory Coast, one of the most beginner-friendly African destinations.

Thanks to the coast, this West African nation has a warm climate that attracts sun-worshippers. Beyond the shores, it has grasslands, shrublands, forests, savannahs, and mangroves where wildlife thrives. Its bustling urban centers are places of awe, too.

Tourists who plan to swim, stroll the city, or be within lush forests will have a good time in Ghana.

Especially if you have chosen Safari N Smiles as your travel partner. 

Cape Coast Castle
giving back to the community.
sun set safari picture
Highlights
Safari N Smiles: Kwame Nkrumah mausoleum pictures
DAY 1 MARCH 6 2025
ARRIVAL TO GHANA
Upon arriving at the Kotoka International Airport, a Safari N Smiles guide or driver will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel. They would assist you with your hotel check in and preparations for the next day. Hotel Check in begins at 12:00pm. The night will be spent in Accra. (Lancaster Hotel)
DAY 1 MARCH 6 2025
safarinsmiles at children's home
DAY 2 MARCH 7 2025
COMMUNITY HEALTH OUTREACH DAY
This is our day to give back to the community through a Mission Outreach. We will be doing actual dental work like screenings, education, extractions and possible prophies. We will be giving goodie bags with oral care products like toothbrushes, floss and toothpastes. More information will be shared on this.
DAY 2 MARCH 7 2025
Tetteh Quarshie Cocoa farm
DAY 3 MARCH 8 2025
AROUND ACCRA.
In the Morning Your guide will take you to exchange your currency for Cedi. For guests who prefer to use the ATM or bank, you would be taken to the closest one available to get some money. For guests who are interested in sewing some African attire, we can arrange a meeting with a tailor to take your measurements and styles for sewing.
Aburi Gardens
Aburi garden is a very beautiful and popular destination found on the hills of Aburi in the Eastern part of Ghana, a few kilometres away from the main city, Accra. The garden is made up of hundreds of plants which have a lot of medicinal uses, some of which are used to cure many illnesses. They are used to make different spices and are also used for beautification purposes. There is also a carved tree which looks like a real dead tree which represents the struggles of life. Most of the trees were planted by some colonial masters, and other important leaders around Africa. Tetteh Quarshie Cocoa farm.
Tetteh Quarshie Cocoa Farm is located at Akuapem Mampong, in the Eastern part of Ghana. Tourists get to experience a demonstration of the actual planting of cocoa seeds, the processes undertaken by the farmer, the harvesting and drying of the seeds and pods. The tour guide walks tourists through the farm whiles pondering on the various stages of cocoa processing into raw cocoa powder to the stage from which the Ghanaian and other industries manufacture the world’s favourite chocolates, ice creams and many other chocolate products. Overnight stay in Accra. (Lancaster Hotel)
DAY 3 MARCH 8 2025
elephants at KAKUM NATIONAL PARK
DAY 4 MARCH 9 2025
KAKUM NATIONAL PARK & Cape Coast Castle(Door of No Return)
The Kakum National Park was established in 1932. Kakum National Park is a home for lovers of nature. The Park is made up of mostly undisturbed virgin rainforest and is one of the famous national parks in Ghana. It protects plant and animal treasures of the African tropical forest. Trails provide self-guided day hiking opportunities where you may sight some of the over 200 bird species represented: the parrot, bee-eaters, blue plantain-eaters, hornbills, and kingfishers. The dense vegetation provides cover for globally endangered species such as the forest elephant and bongo - the largest forest antelope, as well as various types of monkeys. The Canopy Walkway, suspended 30 meters above the ground, provides a treetop view of the beautiful forest.
Cape Coast Castle Cape Coast Castle is one of the largest of the castles built by European powers in today Ghana. It began as a trade lodge constructed by the Portuguese in 1555 on a part of the Gold Coast, which later became known as the Cape Coast. The Cape Coast Castle has served as the West African headquarters of the president of the Committee of Merchants; the seat of the British governor; and a school. It is open to the public and is currently a historical museum with Ghanaian arts and crafts gift shop, and it is the regional headquarters of Ghana Museums and Mon-uments Board. Drive back to Accra. Overnight stay in Accra (Lancaster Hotel)
DAY 4 MARCH 9 2025
safarinsmiles dental Mission
DAY 2 MARCH 7 2025
COMMUNITY HEALTH OUTREACH DAY
This is our day to give back to the community through a Mission Outreach. We will be doing actual dental work like screenings, education, extractions and possible prophies. We will be giving goodie bags with oral care products like toothbrushes, floss and toothpastes. More information will be shared on this.
DAY 2 MARCH 7 2025
aburi
DAY 3 MARCH 8 2025.
AROUND ACCRA
In the Morning Your guide will take you to exchange your currency for Cedi. For guests who prefer to use the ATM or bank, you would be taken to the closest one available to get some money. For guests who are interested in sewing some African attire, we can arrange a meeting with a tailor to take your measurements and styles for sewing. Aburi Gardens
Aburi garden is a very beautiful and popular destination found on the hills of Aburi in the Eastern part of Ghana, a few kilometres away from the main city, Accra. The garden is made up of hundreds of plants which have a lot of medicinal uses, some of which are used to cure many illnesses. They are used to make different spices and are also used for beautification purposes. There is also a carved tree which looks like a real dead tree which represents the struggles of life. Most of the trees were planted by some colonial masters, and other important leaders around Africa. Tetteh Quarshie Cocoa farm
Tetteh Quarshie Cocoa Farm is located at Akuapem Mampong, in the Eastern part of Ghana. Tourists get to experience a demonstration of the actual planting of cocoa seeds, the processes undertaken by the farmer, the harvesting and drying of the seeds and pods. The tour guide walks tourists through the farm whiles pondering on the various stages of cocoa processing into raw cocoa powder to the stage from which the Ghanaian and other industries manufacture the world’s favourite chocolates, ice creams and many other chocolate products. Overnight stay in Accra. (Lancaster Hotel)
DAY 3 MARCH 8 2025.
Cape Coast Castle
DAY 4 MARCH 9 2025
KAKUM NATIONAL PARK & Cape Coast Castle (Door of No Return)
The Kakum National Park was established in 1932. Kakum National Park is a home for lovers of nature. The Park is made up of mostly undisturbed virgin rainforest and is one of the famous national parks in Ghana. It protects plant and animal treasures of the African tropical forest. Trails provide self-guided day hiking opportunities where you may sight some of the over 200 bird species represented: the parrot, bee-eaters, blue plantain-eaters, hornbills, and kingfishers. The dense vegetation provides cover for globally endangered species such as the forest elephant and bongo - the largest forest antelope, as well as various types of monkeys. The Canopy Walkway, suspended 30 meters above the ground, provides a treetop view of the beautiful forest. Cape Coast Castle Cape Coast Castle is one of the largest of the castles built by European powers in today Ghana. It began as a trade lodge constructed by the Portuguese in 1555 on a part of the Gold Coast, which later became known as the Cape Coast. The Cape Coast Castle has served as the West African headquarters of the president of the Committee of Merchants; the seat of the British governor; and a school. It is open to the public and is currently a historical museum with Ghanaian arts and crafts gift shop, and it is the regional headquarters of Ghana Museums and Mon-uments Board. Drive back to Accra. Overnight stay in Accra (Lancaster Hotel)
DAY 4 MARCH 9 2025
beads
DAY 5 MARCH 10 2025.
Cedi bead factory / Boat Ride on Lake Volta
It is a site for learning bead making and checking out already made beads displayed for purchase. Guests will get the opportunity to experience the process of bead making from start to finish. Boat Ride on Lake Volta There will be a boat ride on Lake Volta where guests will see beautiful islands surrounding the lake and have a nice view of the popular Adomi Bridge. Overnight stay in Volta Region (Afrikiko Beach Resort)
DAY 5 MARCH 10 2025.
Wli waterfalls
DAY 6 MARCH 11 2025
Wli Waterfalls/ Tafi atome Monkey Sanctuary
The Wli Falls is known to be the longest/highest waterfall in West Africa. The fall is locally known as Agumatsa waterfalls, which simply means “Allow Me to Flow''. It is located approximately 280km from the capital city of Ghana, Accra. Tafi atome Monkey Sanctuary
It is a forest and a habitat to over 700 Sacred Mona Monkeys population that live in a protected virgin forest which is in a ‘U’ shape form. Guests will get the opportunity to see the monkeys up close and feed them. These mona monkeys are very friendly and love to pose for pictures with guests.
DAY 6 MARCH 11 2025
Safari N Smiles: Kwame Nkrumah mausoleum pictures
DAY 7 MARCH 12 2025
Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum / Black star square / Art Centre / Night Life
Kwame Nkrumah Museum is also known as the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park. It is the last resting place of the first President of Ghana, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. This Museum is dedicated to him to honor his dedication in liberating Ghana, formally known as Gold Coast, from colonial rule. The Museum houses the personal effects and publications of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah and pictures showing his life history with some of the most famous people of his time. Black star square Kwame Nkrumah commissioned the Independence Square, also known as Black Star Square, to honor the visit of Queen Elizabeth II. The Independence Square is a vast, empty expanse of concrete overlooked by spectator stands which can seat about 30,000 people. The Independence Arch was an inspiration to other Af-rican countries vying for independence and the Flame of African Liberation. The roundabout before the square contains in the center, The Black Star Gate also known as the Black Star Monument which was built in 1961. The vast area, built under Kwame Nkrumah’s regime, is designed for huge events and military marches and commercial events such as concerts and fashion shows, which take place throughout the year. Art Centre The Center for National Culture crafts market can also be simply known as the Arts Center. There are so many different stalls selling different varieties of Ghanaian inspired arts and crafts and this is one of the cool places to shop in Accra. There is so much to see and buy from woven Kente cloth, wooden sculptures to earrings and other fashion accessories matched with the latest in African Attire fashion from all over Ghana. Nightlife Guests who are interested in having a nightlife experience in Accra would be able to visit any of these hangout options (but not restricted to these options) provided to have a feel of Accra at night. Some of these hangouts options have contemporary live band music with good food and drinks. Overnight stay in Accra (Lancaster Hotel)
DAY 7 MARCH 12 2025
Safari N Smiles: Kwame Nkrumah mausoleum pictures
DAY 8 MARCH 13 2025.
SHOPPING AND DEPATURE.
Guests will have some time for last minute preparations like exploring the city on their own (depending on your time of departure), packing, hotel checkout, and receiving covid test results (if taken) before checking in at the airport for final departure. Please note that, hotel checkout is at 12pm. If you would like to extend your stay and visit areas not in the itinerary , contact us for a private quote
DAY 8 MARCH 13 2025.
Need To Know

TOUR INFORMATION

Package is Inclusive of:

Excludes;

Available options.

Double Occupancy.

$3,500

Deposit: $200.

Shared room with your travel mate or we pair you with one of same gender .

Available until December 11, 2024

Single Occupancy.

$3,999

Deposit: $200.

Available until December 13, 2024

Our

Payment Options and Deadlines

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. 

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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

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3. June 2024 Africa Safari and Dental Mission Safari

Dates:  May 30th – June 9th 2024

No of Days: 10 

Cost: From $3999 per person

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4. PRIVATE GROUP TRIP WITH A VISIT TO ORPHANAGE

Dates: Jun 13 – 23, 2024

No of Days: 10

Cost: From $3,600 per person

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5. AUG 2024 WILDEBEEST MIGRATION SAFARI

Dates: August 23rd- 30th

No of Days: 7

Cost: From $5,500 per person

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6. KENYA NOVEMBER 2024 SAFARI AND CHARITY EVENT.

Dates: Nov 19th – 26th, 2024

No of Days: 7 

Cost: From $2,999 per person

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6. BLACK BUSINESS OWNERS GHANA RETREAT AND CULTURAL TOUR DEC 2024

Dates:Dec 1 – 9, 2024

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Cost: From $4,750 per person

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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

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

Dates: Jan 08 – 17, 2025

No of Days: 9

Cost: From $5,700 per person

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Kenya.

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

No of Days: 7

Cost: From $3,500 per person

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