Senegal and Ghana holiday

Price
US $2985 excluding flights
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Duration
11 Days
Countries
Ghana, Senegal
Type
Small group
Group size
From 2 to 30 people
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Description of Senegal and Ghana holiday

Price information

US $2985 excluding flights
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2021: 4 Oct, 1 Nov, 6 Dec
2022: 3 Jan, 1 Feb, 7 Mar, 4 Apr, 2 May

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Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

On this tour, we visit the charming yet infamous Goree Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our visit here provides income to the indigenes, who are thus incentivized to continue preserving the area and are able to see the value of it as an environment rather than a resource. The entrance fees paid also help to fund continued conservation efforts.

We also spend time at the Kakum National Park, Ghana’s most famous parks. Taking a brief walking tour on the forest floor where you will learn how our ancestors lived in the forest. See birds, butterflies and perhaps catch a glimpse of the forests over 40 species of mammals including monkeys and the reclusive forest elephant. This site heavily relies on visitor entrance fees to maintain, enhance and protect the forest.

This tour travels through some very remote regions, some of which have barely been touched by the presence of humans, and we strongly believe in maintaining their pristine nature. We strive to ensure that we leave these areas as they are in their natural state and our team have been trained in strict no litter policies, hence we take all refuse to either be recycled or properly disposed of at designated places.

People

On this trip, we visit the Kente craft village where we see how the famous Kente Cloth is handmade on looms in a time-honored tradition passed down through generations. See the Kente patterns with each having a meaning. Travellers will have the opportunity to make purchases and this improves the living conditions of the indigenes.

We continue to the village of Ntonso where Artisans hand-stamp patterns on Cotton cloth to make Adinkra Textiles. Black-on-Black and Black-on-Red Adinkra Cloth is worn for funerals and other solemn occasions; learn how the Black Dye is made in the village from the bark of trees and creates your own Adinkra sash to take home. Travelers will have the opportunity to make purchases of large pieces of the Adinkra Cloth handmade in the village.

We recognize that we have a special responsibility to ensure that the encounters that we have are carried out in a responsible manner.
We are able to spend time with the communities learning about their traditions and customs.

We also employ local guides from the villages to show us around – not only does this give our travellers a greater insight into traditions but again it helps to put money into the local economy.

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