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Reconnecting with your Ancestors in Assin Manso River, Ghana

Updated: Aug 8


Upon coming to Ghana, one of the major highlights on our itinerary is a visit to the Assin Manso Slave Market. Over here, we will have a very spiritual and awakening journey. If you are out there and planning and considering visiting the Ghana the motherland and connect with their root this trip is for you.


Assin Manso Ancestral Slave Market and River was one of the largest slave markets for gathering people who were sold into slavery during the infamous trans-Atlantic slave trade. This place is worth seeing as a prelude to viewing Elmina and Cape Coast slave dungeons since you will be following the route taken by the ancestors of many African Americans.


Over here you will discover the grave and the remains of 2 diasporas (Lady Crystal from Jamaica and Carson from New York) who were returned and re-buried as well as the remains that were brought into the country from the Eastern Caribbean Island of Barbados in 2019.


Also you will trend the path to see the slave river (that was where, the slaves had their last bath in a stream known as the “Ndonkosuo” before being transported to the Americas and the Caribbean) on a bare foot. The significance of this is to show respect to the ancestors who went through the perilous journey and lost their precious lives and also to connect to the motherland.


Captured Africans were allowed to recuperate there after their long journey. Here, they were well fed and rested for several days or weeks. The merchants knew they could guarantee higher prices if they appeared healthy and strong.




The “First Bath of Return” Rites at the ‘Nnonko nsuo’ or slave river is a rite that will stay with you for the rest of your life. This is a spiritual and awakening journey that every person in the diaspora is supposed to take. This is part of the spiritual and birth-right journey into the motherland and discovering your Roots. We are inviting everyone in the diaspora to take this pilgrim and visit Ghana the motherland. Feel free to connect and send us your travel questions related to visiting Ghana.



Fancy help with planning your next Ghanian culture getaway?



We can’t wait to have you on this life changing trip to the motherland.


We hope we have you a good idea of what to do in Ghana next time you’d like to visit. If you fancy a mixture of black heritage and leisure experiences, we got you! Why not intact us to plan your next cultural and leisure trip to Ghana? To find out more email us at: melanintravelsmagic@gmail.com


Or schedule a Zoom Discovery call to find out we could help you plan your next holidays.






Client testimonials we have helped exploring & planning their trip to Ghana


REBOUND staff & Teenagers, Group of 10 Travelers from MINNEAPOLIS, USA, Corporate retreat, July 2023




Review 1: Christy Botts, Minneapolis, USA, August 2023


Our non-profit organisation took a group of young people to Ghana in July 2023. The experience was an amazing one that was spiritually moving as well as fun! We had an excellent tour guide who brought the country to life for us. Our youth were able to connect to one another and to the country in ways we could only have dreamed possible.


The Cooking Class was my favourite activity- being invited to our guide’s relative's home to cook "with the aunties" and hang out, listen to music, dance, laugh, get to know people, and eat was SO FUN. We felt like family!

It was a good occasion to bond with other group members and Ghanaian Culture.





Review 2: Danielle Draughn, Minneapolis, USA, August 2023

"I am an educator so I really enjoyed visiting with the children at the school. However, words can't even begin to explain the experience and tell all the wonderful things we were exposed to.


Best tour guide ever. The cameraman and driver were also good. Kwame was the absolute best tour guide who turned i to a friend I have ever experienced. He is very knowledgeable, caring and professional. He made sure we all had whatever we needed and made sure we were comfortable.


He was highly motivated to make sure we had the best knowledge and experience regarding our culture. This is a trip every black person should take. I am truly blessed to have had the opportunity to experience Africa in such an amazing and spiritual way..."






Review 3: Samm Joyner, Minneapolis, USA, August 2023

"Excellent experience, beyond my expectations. Our guide was a Godsend. My favourite activity was visiting the school for the charity day."










Adrien, France, UK, Solo trip to Ghana, Travel plannerk on service and 10 day package





"Christina was able to show me the right direction when I was looking for a trip to West Africa. She had the right connections, and helped me build up a relevant agenda according to my ideal trip. She made sure I was safe and everything went according to plan in Ghana.I highly recommend Melanin Travels Magic for any trip related enquiries!"






Aqeny staff (Group of 8 corporate Travelers from NYC, USA), Corporate retreat , 10 day black heritage and leisure in Ghana, December 2022







Melanin Travels Magic was amazing from start to finish. The planning of our trip was designed to reflect what we asked for and then some. We had to change our trip date and Christine was very accommodating. We connected on Zoom before we left which was very helpful since we were in different parts of the world. Nana and his team were professional, a ton of fun and very knowledgeable. I really felt safe and cared for. Every guide that we encountered at all of the sites were amazing they explained the history with clarity, humour and honesty (they didn't sugar coat anything).

At the last minute we asked Melanin to add a naming ceremony to celebrate our Executive Director and they did. It was really special.





"If you are coming from the US all accommodations may not be what you are used to experiencing. It was a very humbling experience for me. I had to check my privilege day one. You may not have hot water all the time, you should bring a washcloth, beds might not be as soft as you are used to, bring sneakers or comfortable shoes, make sure you have repellent, sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat, 1000 cede= approx. $75, there are ATMs, food can be spicy, the smells of the cities might take getting used too (honestly no worse than the smell from Times Square train station in NY), the roads can be really bumpy in some parts, if you go on a jeep safari in Mole it can be rough if you have a bad back or are pregnant.

I mention the things above because they are things that I would like to know. Not one of the things I mentioned would have stopped me from wanting to go to Ghana. This trip was so powerful and transformational. As a Black, Muslim woman I connected so deeply. I can't say enough about how great Melanin Travel Magic team was. Medaase!!"





When we decided to go on a 10 day trip to Ghana for 8 people, we knew we needed a travel agent to handle all the details, Melanin Travels Magic was the perfect solution. There was clear communication during the preparation process, we had a great team lead us once we arrived and new memories that we will cherish forever. We felt welcomed, cared for and prepared for an awesome experience that far exceeded our expectations.





"What a wonderfully engaging trip. The team is awesome, the culture amazing and the whole experience is life changing!!!"









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