Ghana

1-3 Weeks in 

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Often described as Africa for beginners, Ghana’s rich history, colourful culture and friendly communities will leave you wanting to experience more- get ready to hear the beat of the drums in this vibrant country.

Highlights

  • Exploring Accra's local craft markets
  • Learning about Ghana's history through visiting the local sites
  • Trekking to the highest waterfall in West Africa
  • Wandering the canopy walkways of Kakum National Park
  • Working with incredible rural Ghanaian communities

Teachers!

All of our expeditions are completely tailored to your needs – if you’re undecided about where to go, just call us, we love sharing ideas. The world really is your oyster!

Expedition

  • Experiencing a very different culture

    Wander the bustling markets scattered with local crafts and souvenirs alike, interact with the friendly locals that surround you and become fully immersed in the African way of life.Experience the culture hands on from those who know it best- help cook some delicious Ghanaian cuisine, learn the traditional skill of bead-making and mimic the energetic beat of Ghana whilst learning the iconic Ghanaian drumming.

  • Finding adventure

    Ghana is home to a variety of beautiful landscapes, and what better way to witness them than passing them on foot.Teams can embark on community day walks, learning about the rural communities they pass from their experienced local guide, and hiking to Wli Falls- the highest waterfall in West Africa, a sight which is not to be missed when exploring this region! Alternatively, for those seeking a challenge, teams may opt to climb Mount Afadjato, Ghana’s highest mountain that rewards you with stunning views of the villages and landscapes below.

  • Working with local communities

    In the rural communities of Ghana, assist on a local and sustainable project. Teams will be able to immerse themselves in community life by spending time with other young people and learning more about the way of life in the fascinating country. Working on a project is a great opportunity for teams to give back, and a common choice is to help renovate school buildings using sustainable techniques.

  • Bringing History to Life

    Cape Coast’s castle is a poignant reminder of Ghana’s dark history of the slave trade. One of Africa’s most culturally significant spots, a tour of the castle will give you a vivid and shocking insight into the slaves dungeons and living conditions alongside a stark comparison of how the governors lived.Whilst this prominent white castle is the symbol of the slave trade here, you will spot many smaller fortresses, as well as old colonial buildings along the beautiful shoreline of Cape Coast as you explore the town.

What to expect

  • Terrain

    Ghana’s terrain is made up of large coastal areas and dense jungle inland. The differing terrain allows the team to pick from a variety of different options that will suit them collectively.

  • Culture

    Festivals, music, family and food are all influences that encompass the vibrant Ghanaian culture.

  • Weather

    With a tropical climate and year-round high temperatures, time of travel is down to personal choice. February is firmly in the winter dry season with temperatures in the mid-30s, so this is a month worth considering!

We’re always happy to talk travel and would love to find out more about your ideas.

Please do call or email us for more information, to organise a first meeting, or even just for a chat. We’ll be delighted to hear from you.

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