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ELWIN INTERNATIONAL TOURS (est.1995) "A true knowledge of Africa"
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Elwin International Group
Busua Beach,Ghana - go to www.BlackTravels.com Welcome to Elwin International Tours. We offer 10 -14 day personalized tours of Ghana - The Gateway to Africa. We focus on African and American history, European history, the Transatlantic Slave Trade, Cultural Education, Ecology and of course, leisure. Hiking the rain forest with hunters and canoeing can be arranged. Visits to Slave Castles of 15/16th centuries, game reserves, festivals and other historic sites are organized to suit your schedule and pace. We now offer an 18 day combined "History of African Freedom" tour to Ghana and Ethiopia in October and April each year. Other dates can be arranged. Visit the Elmina-Java Museum during next summer's Panafest celebrations in Ghana.
Prices vary seasonally, depending on the size of the group and the level of luxury involved. Our 10 day "gilded shoestring" package starts at $3500.00 and our "spoil yourself to death" 10 day all inclusive luxury tours begin at $4500.00 subject to cost of return airfare from many cities in the USA and Canada. We have completed our July 2013 tour which included the color and pageantry of the Festivals in Ghana and are booking for May to July 2014; Our 2009 summer tour group participated in President Obama's first visit to sub-Saharan Africa as President.Our group was there and they were all witnesses to history. Ghana is a major destination for African -American Heritage Tours. Find out about our discount programs. For more of a historical context, get "Java Hill: An African Journey" - A Historiography of Ghana
Elwin International Tours & Elmina-Java House
Come up close to the elephants at Mole National Park
Majestic Elephants at Mole National Park

Queenmothers in a Bakatue Festival procession in Elmina -July 2004 -for more destinations go to www.BlackTravels.com
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Up coming Specialty Tours: *June 14 - 25,2014 - Transatlantic Slave Trade Tour, including inland slave trade routes in Ghana. *August 2 - 12 and * December 12-19, 2014 - The Delta Sorority Tour, with beading and craft making, honoring community service. We will also often arrange for you to attend festivals and meet traditional rulers descended from old royal dynasties. You will be immersed in the art, history, dance and culture of "The Soul Country of Africa."
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Elmina Castle - built 1482
VIDEO: Java Hill: An African Journey.
Our city tours take you to sights including the University of Ghana, the University Arboretum, The Kwame Nkrumah Memorial, Craft shopping in Aburi, day trips to Akosombo and more...
Glorious Ghana in 10 days in from $3500.00 US. For more information or suggestions please sign our guestbook.
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Elmina - Java Museum @ Java House
Edward A. Ulzen Memorial Centre [Java House] - Elmina - Java Museum and the International Medical Volunteer Program
Java House, is the home of the Elmina - Java Museum which was commisioned by His Grace The most Reverend Peter Cardinal Kwodwo Turkson, Archbishop of Cape Coast on February 15, 2003. The event was attended by numerous dignitaries from government, diplomatic corps, academic and literary circles. The King of Ashanti's personal envoy led a delegation of four chiefs and a speech was read on his behalf. Members of the Edinaman traditional council were in attendance and traditional music was provided by Nyampafo No. 7 Asafo Company. The Dean of Jazz/Highlife Guitar in Ghana, Ebo Taylor and his band entertained the gathering. The most important guests were members of the delegation of 8 from the Netherlands led by Daan Cordus, patriarch of the Indo-African community in the Netherlands. It was truly a homecoming for these descendants of African soldiers who served in the Royal Dutch East Indies Army in the 19th century.The history of 3080 Ghanaians who volunteered for, or were conscripted to fight in Indonesia for the Royal Dutch East Indies Army(KNIL)in the 19th century is a central focus of the Museum. Family stories of descendants of the veterans, Euro-African and other prominent families of Elmina are also featured. The 300 year old historical relationships between Elmina, the Dutch and the Ashanti Kingdom are presented through the life stories of two Ashanti princes, Kwasi Boakye and Kwame Poku who were sent to the Netherlands as boys for an European education early in the 19th century. An understanding of this "lost" Asian aspect of the African Diaspora is brought to life at this museum. In addition, gallery space is available for artists to display other works from the African Diaspora.The Elmina-Java Museum is a philanthropic project of the Edward A. Ulzen Memorial Foundation (EAUMF)and proceeds from the operation of the Museum support a variety of educational & health initiatives in the Elmina area. The EAUMF International Medical/Healthcare Volunteer Programme has been operating out of Java House since 2004. Medical volunteers supported by the EAUMF board from the US & Europe have helped the district improve health resource capacity since the inception of the program.
Planning an African vacation? call 1-331-444-2622. Inquire about and join the special self - generated 10-14 day tours to Ghana and other West African destinations along with tours to Ethiopia and South Africa. Join our next scheduled tours to Ghana for June 14 - 25, August 2 - 12 and Dec 12 - 19,2014. For further information, contact us immediately and plan early. Just say when... We know Africa best!!!. We are now booking our Summer Trans Atlantic Slave Route Tour to Ghana for June 2013, with an emphasis on Inland Slave Trade routes, elephant tracking and other cultural events. Our July 2009 tour coincided with President Obama's visit to Cape Coast Castle in Ghana.Our guests were part of the historic excitement the visit generated. Anderson Cooper of CNN has presented his impressions of Elmina Castle in his program AC360. These locations form a core part of every Elwin itinerary. Email us at elwintours@gmail.com or at info@elwininternational.com
We are the family and small group tour specialists! We also specialize in educational tours for high schools and university/college student groups. Our tour groups have included students and faculty from East Carolina University, The University of Arkansas, The University of Alabama and University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES)Jazz Ensemble, under the extraordinary leadership of John Lamkin III PhD, whose group, not only toured Ghana, but played to sellout crowds at numerous venues. We also handle church group tours such as those of the First Institutional Baptist Church of Arizona. We will customize your vacation! We do Africa right! Wake up in Africa.....Vacations, business trips, conferences... we do them all.
Our Ecological tours in Ghana, West Africa include many opportunities for hiking through the equatorial rainforest, tracking elephants at the Mole National Park in the Northern Region of Ghana.Canoeing opportunities through undisturbed marshlands and on lakes culminate in a visit to Nzulezo(population ~ 600), the village on stilts in pristine western Ghana. Travellers can also visit Kakum National Park with its world famous canopy walk(one of 3 in the world), one of two primate sanctuaries in Ghana and the expansive Ankasa Game Reserve. Our tours are customized to suit every personal desire. Ghana is relatively small so a combination of internal flights and road travel make this an ideal tour for small groups with limited time. This can be completed in 7-12 days with a spot or two of true leisure at one of Ghana's lovely beaches. Contact us at elwintours@gmail.com or tours@elwininternational.com or phone 331-444-2622.
For further information and a registration package on tours contact: ELWIN INTERNATIONAL TOURS & *UNDERGROUND RAILROAD HERITAGE TOURS AT 1-331-444-2622 OR 416-536-1455. Our "roughing it" backpack tours start at US$3500.00 and our "royalty for a week" Luxury tours are from US$4500.00 (US & Canada) -10 days; subject to airfare based on double occupancy. Single, double and child rates available).For tours departing from Europe please contact us for more information.
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