Ghana small group holiday
Description of Ghana small group holiday
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PlanetOn this trip we visit very rural areas and hope to be invited into tribes throughout the Ghana. We will also spend time exploring national parks, the dusty far north and the coastline; many areas still untouched by tourists. As the country is still in it's infancy of tourism, many regions lack basic infrastructure such as visitor centres, waste disposal and signage, so it's essential visitors help to maintain the natural beauty. We will always clean up after ourselves, never leaving a trace, including any waste from picnic lunches and snacks along the way.
Throughout the country, we use a private bus for our group because the public transport infrastructure cannot support our itinerary. However, the itinerary also takes us exploring on foot and by safari vehicle in Mole National Park, where we will seek out the hidden treasures of rural Ghana.
Everyone involved in putting this trip together understands the importance of protecting and not overwhelming a very young tourism infrastructure. Your leader will offer advice throughout the trip on what to expect, how to dispose of waste in the best way, plus tips on how to reduce our impact on water and energy.
As a travel company we are continually looking for ways to improve and are proud to be ‘Responsible in everything we do’. Education is key, and so all staff, Tour Leaders and partnering suppliers are trained in responsible and sustainable tourism. At our Head Office, we continually strive towards a sustainable and planet-friendly working environment, including having solar panels installed and a company commitment to reducing our plastic usage.
PeopleAs it's important for us to support the local economy and ensure our trips benefit the welcoming people of Ghana, we work with local staff. Your leader has been trained by a member of our team to offer our consistent, high standards during this West African experience, while offering you local insight and being able to show you places only the locals know about!
Properties throughout Ghana, especially outside of main cities, are simple and differ from European standards. In more rural areas, there is little choice when it comes to accommodation but we endeavour to use locally run properties that have a positive impact on the local community and offer a real African experience. Food options can be limited depending on what is in season, as many ingredients will be locally sourced.
As a company we have valuable and longstanding partnerships with UK charities Toilet Twinning and Send a Cow, plus many smaller initiatives and projects around the world. We’re members of the UK travel industry body AITO because we believe it’s important to share our knowledge and experience, as well as learn from other operators.