1. Remember to call your cell phone carrier to notify them of your travel


  1. Remember to call your financial institution before you depart to avoid getting declined for purchases in Africa. Inform them of your itinerary.  Also, bring as much cash as you think you may need, to avoid ATM charges.


  1. Make sure you secure your personal documents including passport, ticket etc.


  1. Travel with school supplies to donate to the orphanages that will be visited during the trip, for example: Bookbags, paper, pencils, calculators, clothing, shoes, rulers and books and/or cash donations.


  1. Please remember to calculate the exchange rate when spending. The Ghana Cedi (Ghanaian Money) exchange rate is 4 Cedi for $1. Bring large bills * $50s & $100s to get the best exchange rate for your money.


  1. Camera with extra film or memory card and rechargeable batteries.


  1. Laptops, iPad, Tablets, Cell phones and other electronics will need a converter, foreign adapter and possibly an extension cord.


  1. Toiletries including toilet tissue, soaps, feminine napkins, wet wipes, facial tissues wash cloth, beach towel, laundry soap etc.


  1. Any cultural or conscious DVD’s for the travel journey, ie. Hidden Colors, 1804, etc.

Personal/emergency items:

  • Bathing Suit
  • Comfortable work-out clothes
  • Flash Light
  • Extra Batteries
  • Mosquitoes Net
  • Travel iron
  • Plastic bags
  • Insect Repellent/Citronella Oil – Burt’s Bee’s brand has been highly recommended, however, it’s important that you do your own research
  • Comfortable walking shoes/sneakers
  • Reading Material (Holistic, meditative, healing, etc.)
  • First Aid Kit
  • White garments for Special ceremonies, ie. Door of No Return Ceremony
  • Something for Ancestral shrine, ie. A personal item from an Ancestor
  • Tea Light Candles
  • A laundry bag and personal/travel size detergent
  • Umbrella
  • Poncho or Raincoat
  • Non-perishable Snacks
  • Any remedy for upset stomach
  • Decongestants
  • Anti-Diarrhea (from your local pharmacy)
  • Dramamine
  • Personal prescriptions – make sure you have enough for the 10-day journey and travel time


Note:  These suggestions are based upon our past experiences from our travels to Africa.  Feel free to select your own personal travel items that suit your preferences.