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We offer both domestic and international travel products that range from Airline ticketing, African Tours, to Business/Leisure services. Our staff directed tours focus on Afrocentric themes that will allow participants to “look back culturally, in order to live forward.” Therefore, we call these experiences, our “Sankofa” involvements.

Our owner, Robert Triplett has past experiences including partial ownership in a fully accredited travel agency, with offices in Chicago and Manila, Philippines. Doing both ticketing and land-based tours of the Philippines for several years, he brought years of solid experience, when in 2005, he launched Tri-Africa Travel Services. Furthermore, his extensive travels to Africa and the Middle East equips him with local contacts and knowledge to offer escorted African and European tours to the following African Countries:
 Benin, Egypt, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, South Africa, London/Paris.

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Egypt

Where it all begins.

Population103.4 million

Capital CityCairo

Independence DayJuly 23 1952

Size386,900 mi²


Dating back to 1958, the current flag of the Arab Republic of Egypt is the country’s symbol of independence. The flag consists of three superposed rectangles, black white and red, each having a specific significance, and bears at its center a golden eagle, the country’s emblem and a symbol of power.
Red has been chosen to symbolize glory, white is for purity, whereas the black stripe evokes eras of underdevelopment and colonialism that were overcome.

Politics

Egypt is a Republic, the political system of which is democratic based on citizenship and relying on each of the legislative, executive and judicial branches, additionally to the press, political parties, local administrations and civil society institutions.

Religion

Islam is the official religion of the Arab Republic of Egypt. Most non-Muslims in Egypt are Christians, the majority of whom belong to the Coptic Orthodox Church.

Administrative Division

Egypt is divided into 28 independent administrative units (governorates) enjoying juridical personality each consisting of a number of towns, cities and villages, additionally to the city of Luxor that holds a distinct character.

Main Airports

  • Cairo
  • Alexandria
  • Luxor
  • Hurghada
  • Sharm El-Sheikh

Visa Requirements

All foreign travellers require an entry visa to visit the Egyptian territories. Most of Egypt’s tourists and visitors can obtain their visas at any of the country’s entry points (airports and ports). This type of visa is valid for a one-month period, starting from your arrival date. To obtain this visa, it is required that you hold a valid passport.

To avoid the bother of finding out too late that you need to apply for a visa in your homeland prior to your journey to Egypt. We have provided you with the numbers and addresses of the Egyptian embassies and Egyptian Tourism offices abroad, when available. They will be more than pleased to answer all your queries regarding visas.

Ghana

Culture, Warmth and Much More.

Population33.5 million

Capital CityAccra

Independence DayMarch 6 1957

Size92,098 mi²


The Greater Accra Region is where most travelers arrive in Ghana. After landing at Kotoka International Airport in Accra and checking into Novotel Accra City Centre or a similar hotel, there are many sites to visit in this bustling city. Accra offers an exciting nightlife, museums, historic monuments, busy markets, gorgeous beaches, and restaurants that reflect the many cultures of Ghana. Accra is the modern gateway to one of Africa’s ancient lands, and the hub for a perfect vacation.

The Central Region is home to two of the most popular historical destinations in Ghana: Elmina and Cape Coast Castles. PANAFEST is likely the most famous festival in the Central Region; a week-long cultural event devoted to Pan-Africanism. There are many beaches in the Central Region, including Brenu Beach, Sir Charles Beach, and Gomoa Fetteh Beach. The Central Region is also known for fishing villages, rain forests, the Fante people, the architecture of Posuban shrines, and handcrafted ceramics and woodcarvings.

The Ashanti Region houses the largest ethnic group in Ghana, and is one of the few matrilineal communities. Kumasi, the capital city, is the second largest city in Ghana and is located in the south-central part of the country. It wasn’t until the late 19th century that gold mining in the Ashanti region began on a large scale. Many festivals take place in the Ashanti region throughout the year. The most famous is the Akwasidae, held every six weeks. There is a procession of royals and their entourages through Kumasi’s streets to the palace, where the king meets and greets his subjects.

Ghana National Parks

Kakum National Park is a largely undisturbed rainforest. In it you will experience tropical plants, wildlife, and a canopy walkway like none other – it is suspended about 100 feet above the forest floor for a spectacular view.

Mole National Park is a natural reserve where you can see antelope, monkeys, buffalo, warthogs, and occasionally lions and elephants. Tourists can visit this park either on foot or in a 4-wheel drive vehicle.

Ghana Wildlife Sanctuaries and Reserves

Shai Hills Resource Reserve is filled with granite-covered hills. Various animals can be seen here, inclucing kob, bushbuck, oribi, primates, and over 160 species of birds. The most important traditional shrines of the Shai people are located within the reserve, and numerous archaeological sites can be visited on the hillsides. Shai Hills is located in the Greater Accra Region.

Buabeng Fiema Monkey Sanctuary is home to the endangered Colobus and Mona monkeys, which live in harmony with the people of the village. The people of the villages of Buabeng and Fiema revere the monkeys; this sanctuary was established to help protect them. When a monkey dies, a ceremony is held and he or she is buried in a coffin. If you arrive in the village before 9 am, you can see the monkeys come into the villages for breakfast, then go to the schoolyards to play. The sancturary is located in the Brong Ahafo Region.

Agumatsa Wildlife Sanctuary is on the Ghana-Togo border, in the Volta Region. The spectacular Wli falls are located here; the water cascades over a 400 m (1,300 ft) cliff. A large colony of bats live in the cliffs of the sanctuary, and they can be seen flying en masse in the evening. Every November, an Agumatsa Waterfalls Festival is held to thank God for the water, which is used in many aspects of daily life.

Ghana Botanical Gardens

Aburi Botanical Garden is dedicated to saving plant diversity, and maintaining natural reserves. The gardens offer a staggering array of plants, which attract dozens of beautiful birds and butterflies.

Ghana Shopping

Kumasi Central Market is one of the largest open air markets in West Africa with over 10,000 vendors. This is the perfect place to buy just about anything you need, including cloth, wood carvings, and food.

The Centre of National Culture, also known as Arts Centre in Accra, offers hundreds of vendors, selling wooden carvings, masks, beads, brass and leather crafts, fabric, drums, African music and paintings by local artists.

Ghana Historical Sites

Elmina Castle, built in 1482, was the first permanent structure south of the Sahara built by Europeans, and the first slave castle to be built along the west coast of Africa. Elmina Fort, or Fort São Jorge da Mina, was elevated to the status of castle because it was the seat of authority for the Portuguese. The castle has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Kenya

Magical Kenya.

Population53.77 million

Capital CityNairobi

Independence DayDecember 12 1963

Size224,961 mi²


US passport holders need a visa to enter Kenya, but they can get it at the airport or border crossing when they arrive in Kenya. If you want to plan ahead then you can apply for a visa in the US. Details and forms can be found on the Kenyan Embassy web site. Nationals from Commonwealth countries (including Canada and the UK) do not need a visa. Tourist visas are valid for 30 days. For up to date information see the Kenyan Embassy web site.

A single-entry visa costs USD50 and a multiple entry visa USD100. If you are planning on visiting just Kenya, then a single-entry is all you need. If your plans include crossing over to Tanzania to climb Mount Kilimanjaro or visit the Serengeti, then you’ll need a multiple-entry visa if you wish to re-enter Kenya again.

Health and Immunizations

No immunizations are required by law to enter Kenya if you are travelling directly from Europe or the US. If you are travelling from a country where Yellow Fever is present you will need to prove you have had the innoculation.

Several vaccinations are highly recommended, they include:
  • Yellow Fever
  • Typhoid
  • Hepatitis

If you want to see the ‘big five’ in one morning, Masai Mara in western Kenya is the place to be. During the dry season from July to October the wildlife spectacle is unparalleled. Nowhere else can you watch the annual migration of over a million wildebeest from a hot-air balloon. The ‘Mara’ is as close to “Out of Africa” as you can get.

More about the Masai Mara National Reserve

The Maasai live in the semi-arid Rift Valley region of Kenya and Tanzania. They own large herds of cattle, sheep and goats which they follow around seasonally in search of new grazing grounds and water sources. Traditionally the Maasai have always been a proud and independent tribe. They did not cultivate the land and depend on a cash economy as many of those around them did, rather they lived off the blood, milk and meat that their cattle provided them. Cattle plays a central role in the life of the Maasai. Cattle represents food and power; the more cattle a Maasai has, the richer he is and therefore the more power and influence he will have within his tribe.

Killing a lion in Masaai culture is a test of manhood and so the idea that authorities don’t care about their culture as well as their cattle, is a double insult. On the other hand, most tourists go to the Masai Mara, the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater precisely to see lions, one of the Big Five. So it is also understandable that the authorities wish to protect their tourist trade which is vital for their economy.

South Africa

Inspiring New Ways.

Population59.3 million

Capital CityPretoria (executive), Bloemfontein (judicial), Cape Town (legislative)

Independence DayMay 31 1961

Size470,900 mi²


South Africa is a large country and has diverse climactic regions, but in general the weather is sunny and hot in the summer months (December to April), and mild during winter (May to November). Winters in the Cape are cold and wet, and snow falls on the mountain ranges here and in Natal. Gauteng and the northern areas experience thunderstorms regularly during evenings in the summer months, and winters are usually warm during the day and cold at night.

Travelers arriving in South Africa from infected areas require a yellow fever vaccination certificate, otherwise no vaccinations are required. There is a malaria risk in the low-lying areas of the Northern Province and Mpumalanga (including the Kruger National Park) and northeastern Kwa-Zulu Natal, and precautions are advised when travelling to these areas. There is a high prevalence of HIV/AIDS. Tap water is safe in urban areas but bottle water is advisable elsewhere, as there are periodic outbreaks of cholera in the poor communities of rural South Africa, particularly in Northern Kwa-Zulu Natal,Mpumalanga, and Limpopo provinces. Drug-resistant TB has been reported throughout the country. Food poisoning is rare. Medical facilities in South Africa are good, but medical insurance is strongly advised as private hospitals expect cash upfront and public hospitals are best avoided.

Brazil

Visit and Love Us.

Population212.6 million

Capital CityBrasilia

Independence DaySeptember 7 1822

Size3.288 million mi²


Brazilians of African origin comprise nearly 60 percent of the total population of Brazil. It is estimated that nearly 4 million Africans were shipped to Brazil. As a result, virtually nothing in Rio remained untouched by African customs, beliefs and behavior – a state of affairs that clearly influences today’s city, with its mixture of Afro-Brazilian music, spiritualist religions and local cuisine. Portuguese colonizers, unlike colonizers in the United States, allowed Africans to continue to use their drums. Thus began the rhythm of the saints, the samba, and it explains why Brazilian “batucadas” reign unequaled today.

The Samba is a genre of music and dance. It is the most popular and well-known musical genre to come out of the African-Brazilian experience. It is a very percussive, energetic form of music. Samba is a full-fledged musical form intended for dancing, not marching. It’s rhythmically unique and culturally vital to Rio de Janeiro and other parts of Brazil. Like many music and dance genres, the samba’s roots are African. . Brazil got “the samba”, and the U.S. got “the blues”.

Salvador de Bahia

Salvador is the capital of Bahia, a historical and magical place on the eastern coast of Brazil–an enchanting center of food, crafts, lush beaches, colonial architecture and effervescent population whose African heritage shows strongly in their culture and their lives. It was in Bahia that Brazil first developed, became rich, and blossomed as a country.

Bahia is the place which better describes Brazil, for it brings in its people, its environment and in its soul, reflections of history and of the most authentic African culture. Bahia is the heart of Brazil. Bahia lives the happiness, magic and sensuality of its people. A land that lives in the mystery and cultural wealth from the art of capoeira, the songs of the fishermen, the candomble, smiles, sweetness, intelligence, friendliness, the taste for life and so many other beautiful things.

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