Cultural history holiday in Ghana

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Responsible tourism: Cultural history holiday in Ghana

We hope that by increasing responsible tourism in and around Ghana’s vulnerable wildlife parks and areas, the Ghanaian government will see the economical benefits and stop the deforestation, and increase government resources into protecting Ghana’s fragile flora and fauna. By visiting and supporting local eco tourism projects and benefiting the local economy, we encourage the continuation and protection of the local culture, history and traditions of these communities.

We ensure the revenue is used for projects that benefit the whole community, which encourages them to protect the surrounding wildlife and flora. By booking this tour, a percentage of the profits goes towards our community project of improving school facilities in Womasi village. We employ local guides, drivers and cooks during all our tours, we source supplies where possible from the local communities & aim to use local businesses wherever possible. We encourage our guests to purchase goods and souvenirs locally & support our community project.

Reviews of Cultural history holiday in Ghana

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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really

Reviewed on 10 Mar 2011 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Visiting compounds and seeing the real Ghana. Great to meet the locals and see how they lived. Also: river safari with the hippos; tree top rainforest walk; learning about the slave trade .... and much more.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Be aware that there is a lot of travel by road. However, the air conditioned vehicle was great. Be willing to try the local Ghanaian food.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?


Yes, there was obvious benefit to local communities as our visits were often associated with helping them financially (eco tourism). No real impact on the environment.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Really enjoyed the trip and would recommend it to others.

Reviewed on 22 Mar 2008 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


The best part of the holiday was visiting Wechiau, a rural village in northern part of Ghana; our driver cooked a meal for us on open fire, the whole Lobi tribal community got together and danced for us, and being stormed away while sleeping on the roof of the camp site was also part of the fun. I was impressed that many local children in rural villages never begged from tourists (which often happened a lot in other African countries) and I was able to feel that people were genuinely welcoming us.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Ghana is the safest place in Africa I've ever been to and I recommend to people especially who thinks Africa is dangerous to travel and involves lots of hassle to go around. There is not much sightseeing type of tourist attractions such as pyramids in Ghana, and not as many animals as other African countries. And yet, instead of being introduced to only tourist-y places, anyone who likes to stay off the beaten path and experience the 'real' Africa in a stress-free environment, it's the perfect destination.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?


I hope that our holiday benefited local people (surely at least economically) and we were able to minimize impacts on the environment (at least we didn't do anything to change the environment in a negative way).

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


The guide and the driver provided by this tour were highly professional and very reliable. They were able to answer any questions about the country and did everything to make the trip most enjoyable and comfortable. Already recommending to so many friends.

Reviewed on 04 Sep 2007 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


What part of my holiday wasn't memorable or exciting?? If I had to pick something, I would have to say hanging out with the Lobi villagers around Wechiau. They were all so kind and generous and had great senses of humour. I also loved the Kakum canopy walk, despite a mild fear of heights.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


It is a good idea to bring sturdy shoes, a flashlight, binoculars, motion sickness medication (if you get car sick like me) and a flexible attitude. Despite a full itinerary, I found the trip very relaxing and was able to see and do everything that I had wanted and planned to see and do.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?


Yes, definitely.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Amazing! I had a wonderful time, met lovely people and would love to go to Ghana again and/or do another tour with this operator. It was the first vacation that I have ever been on that I was not looking forward to going home by the end of it.

Reviewed on 20 Oct 2006 by

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1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Probably watching the area's kids dance by firelight at the Lobi compound in (I believe) Weichau.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Since Ghana is not really oriented toward the tourist trade, be prepared to stay in some rather strange, even weird, places, especially as you move north.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?


I felt good about our friendly interactions with the local people, and I know we were careful with trash, etc.

4. Any other comments?


I'd say 4 1/2 stars, only because we've been to Tibet, and what a place that is! But still, I WOULD definitely recommend this operator to anyone visiting Ghana.

Following is a recommendation we wrote to someone who inquired about traveling with this operator:
My husband and I have traveled to many out-of-the-way spots on this earth, always under the guidance of major adventure travel companies. When it came to Ghana, which finds itself on no major companies’ itineraries, we knew we were taking a chance by signing on by internet for a cultural tour of Ghana with a company unknown to us.

What a delightful surprise it was to travel with this operator! Our group was small—my husband, daughter and I—yet we never felt as if we received less than the most attentive treatment. Tropical Ghana is not for the faint-hearted, but our team made every possible effort to ensure our safety, comfort and pleasure. With Mark, Peter and Prince’s longstanding ties with the locals, our group of six were able to see things and connect with people in a way not possible within the parameters of a larger crowd—the itinerant palm wine brewers, the dealer of West African antiques hidden away in a nondescript neighborhood, a cheerful group of Ghanaian nurses on holiday. And you ain’t seen nothin’ ‘til you’ve seen the huge, smiling king of the Ashantis dance for his rapturous subjects—His Majesty’s still got that swing!

As a long-time resident of Ghana and with his team of the most knowledgeable national guides, Mark Williams and the operator deliver an authentic and stimulating experience—and create warm bonds of friendship—you will not soon forget.

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