Come and see with your own eyes the scenic beauty which Ghana is blessed. Exceptional hiking can be found at Umbrella Rock, the Tanoboase Sacred Grove or to the top of Ghana's tallest peak at Mount Afadjato. Less strenuous options include highland or traditional villages, lush forest hikes, or visiting any of our abundant waterfalls.
Whether it be sahelian savannah, virgin forests, unique sandstone erosions, picturesque highland villages, or lagoons, lakes and rivers - Ghana has an abundance of scenic adventures for you to experience.
It's time to escape the daily grind and treat your body to a healthy adventure unlike anything seen in Ghana before. May 2014, you will have the special opportunity to enjoy the fittest, healthiest and happiest vacation or "staycation" yet.
Retreat 1 - May 15th - 18th
Retreat 2 - May 22nd - 25th
FOR RESERVATIONS - 0240 66 88 92
Meet Jean Lk, the renowned personal trainer and consultant owner of UK based Timed-Fitness LDN in London. Since 2005, he has helped hundreds of people take control of their lives through healthier diet, exercise and conditioning.
For two weekends in May 2014, he is bringing his effective and unique brand of fitness, nutrition and motivational training to Africa, for the Ghana Wellness Retreat.
Find peace of mind in style at the luxurious Royal Senchi Resort Hotel, located 45 minutes outside of Accra, the retreat is themed around the Serenity, tranquility and greenery of the Royal Senchi, “Where leisure meets luxury on the Volta River”.
These Fitness and Wellness Retreats will be held over four days and three nights for an exclusive group of clients. No more than 10 participants for each retreat group. The bespoke package will combine group-oriented workouts with a healthy, calorie-controlled diet, hiking and relaxation exercises. You can learn more about their offerings here. The four day retreat is part of a bespoke package designed for group of 10 at a cost of $1830 or Ghana Cedi Equivalent. Special pricing for couples.
Images Courtesy of The Royal Senchi
Find out what it means to experience true relaxation away from a world filled with stress and ill health.
Hugs - Melissa XOXO
In 2014, the Accra Salsa Congress presents the first Accra AfroLatin Festival! As this exciting annual international dance event has evolved over the past 3 years, a number of African dance style have gained tremendous popularity worldwide and in Ghana. Kizomba, Azonto, Soukous, Semba and many other African dance styles will be taught and performed during the Festival weekend event which will take place November 28-30, 2014 here in Accra.
As with previous years, we have a fantastic international line-up of top dancers who will come to Ghana for 3 nights of dance classes, socializing and performances.
Below, check out some social dancing images from our 2013 and 2012 events. For more information visit www.accrasalsacongress.com or call us at 0240 94 66 55.
The last weekend of November, Accra was on fire for the 2nd Accra International Salsa Congress. The event took place in various venues across the city. Participants enjoyed social dancing, parties, dance classes and a Grand Finale performance showcasing the exciting international line-up of world class Salsa, Kizomba and Bachata Dancers.
Our good friends at FashionistaGH were on hand to video capture some images from the event. More images to follow.
Social Dancing at Afrikiko Kizomba Party
VIP Welcome Reception at Golden Tulip Accra Hotel
Delta Air Lines recently hosted a private cocktail reception to celebrate the launch of their new flatbed service available on flights to Accra.
Flying from Accra to New York JFK is now even more relaxing with Delta. BusinessElite® features new 180 degree fully flat-bed seats with direct aisle access from every seat, and there's now a personal entertainment screen for every Economy Class seat, with hours of TV, film and music to suit all tastes.
Here's what you can look forward to:
• 180 degree fully flat-bed seat with direct aisle access
• PC power and USB port
• State-of-the-art on-demand digital entertainment, with 10.6 inch screen
• Noise-reducing headphones
• Westin Heavenly® In-Flight Bedding
• Tumi® amenity kit
In Economy Class, you'll find an advanced new touch-screen digital entertainment system right at your seat. Choose from hundreds of movies, TV shows from HBO® and Showtime®, and playlists for whatever music you like.
• New personal entertainment screen
• All leather seats
• Complimentary in-flight dining
So let business meet pleasure, or let us tailor your personal travel to you.
Fly in comfort with Delta.
Wishing you Safe and Smoooth Flights - Melissa XOXO
Stellar Lodge & Apartments in Takoradi is very well situated to accommodate families and international business travelers who demand cleanliness, modern fixtures and appliances and reliable internet. An extra plus for this location is having the Champs Bar & Restaurant on the premises as well as a Stellar Foods shop, where one can find top quality imported food products.
Having undergone a recent overhaul, you can see at every juncture that their guest's safety is top priority. Staff all seemed very well trained, professional and responsive to guest’s needs.
Bathrooms are all modern, with a nice hot shower and generously stocked with good smelling shower gels. Nice large plasma TVs and a comfy king sized bed. I had a pleasant surprise to find that my room remained cool long after AC switched off. An extra treat in West Africa!
Apartments are comfortably furnished, with a terrace overlooking the pool. The gym was clean and well polished, with state of the art equipment and almost every type of weight and device you can imagine. This place is an excellent choice for a home away from home while working in or visiting Takoradi.
I'll be back! - Melissa
If you are lucky enough to find yourself in Ghana's Oil City, Takoradi, for good food and a truly international sports bar experience, pop into the Champs Bar and Restaurant located on the grounds of the Stellar Lodge and Apartments.
Arriving there on a Friday night, I was pleasantly surprised at the vibrant and fun atmosphere inside and out of the Bar. Inside there was the typical bustling bar scene with supersized HD plasma screens all around, pool tables and patrons galore. Outside there was a lovely garden area designed as a convenient area for smokers or those wanting to quietly socialize outdoors.
By a quick survey of a few patrons, their most popular offerings are the Chicken Wings (you can get them Suicide Hot, Medium or Mild) and the Pizza. I was very happy that I did not skip breakfast the next morning because it was simply delicious, with everything prepared exactly the way I like. If I had known in advance it would taste as good as it did, I would have taken a picture to share with you! Next time, I promise!
They also have a charming new restaurant equipped with projector screens for convenient use as a meeting or conference space.
Missing their breakfast today! - Melissa
For the past 7 years, on the last Sunday of September, the Accra International Marathon has been held. This popular event is aimed at promoting active healthy lifestyles and fitness and to increase life expectancy among Ghanaians. This year's event will take place 29 September 2013.
They attract a truly international group of runners, many who have visited Africa for the first time. In doing so, this event also puts Ghana on the world map as a desirable tourism destination for health enthusiasts.
This year will include a special group of marathoners traveling all the way from California with Judge Craig Mitchell who has introduced marathon running to them as a way to improve the quality of their lives (read more).
The event features a Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and Team Relay Races. The finish line leads the runners to the back lawn of the lovely Labadi Beach Hotel where there are vendors, food and entertainment. It is really a great way to spend the day.
The Accra International Marathon is also a fundraising vehicle for the The Longevity Project.
Happy Running - Melissa
For a relaxing getaway just 2 hours from Accra, you can visit the Holy Trinity Spa and Health Centre in Sogakope, Volta Region. The facility was designed with the primary focus on scientific relaxation, rejuvenation, health promotion. There are a wide range of programs for exercise, wellness of body, spirit & soul, diet, hydrotherapy and sauna treatments. If you need time to relax & revitalize, Holy Trinity Spa is great destination.
Peace - Melissa
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