- My wife and I really enjoyed the trip.
I actually think I've learnt alot from it both of the Ghanaian culture and the history.
We have no doubt the local crew and the local people were all vibrant and friendly.
we were made to feel very welcome. There is absence of any numbers of other tourists in the country. The vast number of Europeans we saw were either teachers, Aid workers or driving around in those white UN type Landcruiser vehicles. Made to feel like a real exploration and an adventure.
We really enjoyed our time in the north at Wa and Bolga areas. This is truly rural and you get to see some real culture as you are invited into the villages of adobe houses. Had a fun time at Bul where the Lobi family gave a true show with drums and dancing.
If you feel charitable and wish to give items such as childrens clothes, bras, soap, razors or similar save it for the north where the residents may appreciate it more. Although they do have access to shops if they travel of course.
Monkey feeding at Boabeng Fiema was never to be forgotten. Outstanding experience and would have liked to stay longer. But to get the monkeys to attend you feed them and if you stayed too long the monkeys would get so fat they'd fall out the trees.
Pleased to say I was enlightened further about the history of the slave trade. I had a pre-conceived idea about european involvement but considering we followed the slave route all way from Burkina Faso border down to Elmina Castle I realise it was much farther reaching. It was fascinating and sad to hear about the different stages and actually see the landmarks and stations along the route.
Our guide "Yao" (born on a thursday, is what it means) was a mine of information. He seems to know something about everything in Ghana and we learnt so much from him. Even how to do the clicking finger hand shake which is the de rigeur amongst the locals.
Accomodation is not perfect. It is some of the best in the area and that may not be what you want? Keep an open mind and be ready for simplicity or facilities in an out of order condition. This is Africa, so patience, empathy and a sense of humour should be packed with you every day.
Published on: 06 September 2016