Ghana wildife safari, 4 days

“A private, four-day immersion into Ghana's nature and wildlife - with hippos, elephants and baboons for company.”

Highlights

Mole National Park | Game drives & walking safaris | Mognori ecovillage tour | Wechiau Community Hippo Sanctuary | Canoe ride to see hippos | Cultural performances

Description of Ghana wildife safari, 4 days

This 4-day safari in Ghana introduces you to some of the country’s best landscapes and wildlife – travelling in a private vehicle to ensure your holiday is comfortable and hassle free. The adventure begins in Mole National Park, which has one of the last remaining elephant populations in West Africa, as well as numerous bird species, buffaloes, and antelopes and more. Discover these creatures on game drives, canoe and walking safaris, exploring the park during the day and after dark.

In the rainforest of Mognori, you will stop off at an ecovillage to learn about the local culture through drumming and dance performances. At Wechiau Community Hippo Sanctuary, a pioneering community tourism project takes you on a canoe ride along the river in the hope of encountering hippos – a thrilling experience. There are also opportunities to immerse yourself in Lobi culture, as you visit local homes, see how their traditional drink is made using sorghum and chat to them about their beliefs. You’ll also join them on a botanical walk, to see the medicinal plants used by the Lobi to this day, and to sample local fruit. Finally, you’ll enjoy a traditional Ghanaian farewell with a performance by a dance group, accompanied with a xylophone – join in if you choose!

We encourage all travellers to respect the local culture and chat to the tour leader about customs and traditions – always requesting permission before taking photographs of people, etc.

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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Responsible tourism: Ghana wildife safari, 4 days

Environment

Participants on this trip are not allowed to litter the environment but are rather encouraged to sensitize the visited communities on environmental protection issues such as waste water management and efficient energy conservation. Litter and leftover food doesn't not only spoil the beauty of the park, it can also be dangerous to wildlife.

We continue to develop formal and casual partnership with the communities we visit to help address some of their environmental concerns through traveler fund raising initiatives.

We believe that excessive visits to the communities and environments with so many people has possible environmental depletion effect, we therefore rotate our tours with limited number of travelers on a trip among the communities we visit just to avoid the depletion of the destination sites.

Keep your food away from wildlife and store it properly. Never leave food unattended while on safari and/or if you are close to wildlife. Do not feed animals. Animals in the park are not tamed. Feeding them alters their natural behavior and they can become dangerous to you.

Community

The Northern Regions of Ghana are considered the most under-developed in the country. We want to use tourism to develop these communities. All guides on this trip are local guides, picked for their excellent indigenous knowledge of the community; these local people are in the best position to explain the history of the culture handed to them by their forefathers. Employment is created through such means, and helps to support these communities year-round.

Mognori Eco-vilaage and Wechiau Community Hippo Sanctuary are community based eco-tourism sites and your visit is much appreciated since the money generated from entrance fees is used for community development. We encourage tourists and travellers to leave money in the community by purchasing souvenirs such as smock, calabash, wooding carvings and eat locally made foods which are tasty and very nutritious.

We are aware of the needs of the local people, in this respect our doors are wide opened for any traveler who genuinely wants to help the people in his/her own small way.We give travelers the option to patronize local meals on the trip as a way of leaving monies with the local people. Our guide is also present throughout to ensure that your actions do not harm the environment or offend the communities, and who can explain the best way to behave respectfully.

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