You land at Kotoka International Airport, step out and your skin glistens in the rich West African sun. Cool off with locally sourced coconut water before heading off to Airport City for a family dinner with live music.
AKWAABA! Welcome to Ghana!
Whether you are traveling with children, parents and grandparents, Ghana, has a lot to offer to explore their heritage. Let ANOMA support you in having a memorable time. The team can also support Family Reunions and other milestone events.
Historians note Ghana as the nexus for colonial exploits, tribal warfare and the Atlantic slave trade.
In the 1480s, with hopes to circumvent Arab traders and connect with the legendary Prester John, the Portuguese leveraged their nautical technology and embarked on their ambitious conquests. After 150 years, economic competition between the Portuguese and the Dutch, left the Gold Coast in transition and a Dutch colony. Finally the British, in their own economic colonial conquests, challenged the Dutch and took control of the European presence in the Gold Coast.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Elmina Castle is the physical representation of hundreds of years of colonial exploits. Visits from world dignitaries, including 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, always highlight the Door of No Return. A physical door that slaves passed through onto ships engaged in the transatlantic slave trade.
This part of the sojourn requires the comfort of friends to buffer the deep emotional sentiments that may surface.
Elmina Castle was erected by the Portuguese in 1482 as São Jorge da Mina Castle, also known simply as Mina in present-day Elmina, Ghana. It was the first trading post built on the Gulf of Guinea, and the oldest European building in existence south of the Sahara.