"Spending the night in a hut made of mud with a straw roof ... that really makes an impression!"

Roel

Travel guide

The country

Ghana is a country in West-Africa. The country is almost 6 times the size of the Netherlands and has 28 million inhabitants. The south is humid, green and tropical with beautiful sand beaches. The north is dry, hot and brown. The country is politically stable and different populations live next to each other. English is the official language and the people are incredibly hospitable. You’ll start to feel welcome right away! 

"It’s great that you get to make a real connection with the people."

Laura

Travel guide

The travel itinerary

The trip to Ghana takes 9 days and takes place during the school holidays. Below you can read which activities we'll do during each day. The itinerary is object to change and can change for every trip.

Day 1
We fly out from an airport in the Netherlands, Belgium or the German Ruhr area. The flight to Ghana takes about 8 hours, depending on the airline. In the evening, we arrive in Accra where we spend the night in a guesthouse.

Day 2
After a Ghanaian breakfast we'll start exploring the city. We see rich areas, but we’ll also visit slums. Next we visit a dump site where lots of old devices from Europe end up. At the end of the day, we fly to the north of Ghana, to the city of Tamale.

Day 3
Today we start with a short language and culture class. Today we'll meet the children from the host families. n the afternoon, we visit the busy market of Tamale to get groceries for dinner, which we’ll prepare at the host families. Around the market we’ll see what happens with containers filled with chicken and second hand clothing from richer countries such as the Netherlands. After dinner, we are dropped of at our host families in pairs. They live in little villages around the city, in houses made of mud with straw roofs. This really is back to basic: no electricity, no running water.

 

 

Day 4
In the morning we help our host families with their daily activities. We join them to get water from the well or the river. Today we also meet the village leader. We visit a Ghanaian school and a small clinic to see the differences with the Netherlands. Also, we visit a centre where women make shea butter. Today the local life will be central in our program.

Day 5
We visit the village of Daboya, where they make traditional robes. To get there, we have to canoe across the river. In the village we meet children who have to work all day and learn more about the production of clothing. Afterwards, we return to Tamale for a smashing party with the host families with dancing, music and games from Ghana and the Netherlands!

Day 6
Early in the morning we’ll leave for a safari in Mole National Park. We won’t be taking a jeep, but choose to go on another adventure: we’ll go by foot! Accompanied by two local guides we’ll walk though the park looking for elephants, crocodiles and monkeys! We'll stay the night in Mole National Park.

Day 7
Today we travel back to Tamale to visit a NGO and buy some souvenirs. In the afternoon we take a flight back to the South to take the bus Ko-Sa beach, where we'll go swimming, doing sports games and spend the night in huts on the beach.

Day 8
Today a visit to the centre for Dutch Slavery, Fort Elmina, is on the agenda. This is located on the Ghanaian coast and here we’ll see where Ghanaian slaves stayed before they were shipped by our ancestors. After our last lunch, we’ll head back to Accra for our flight home.

Day 9
Filled with impressions and new experiences we’ll arrive in the Netherlands to tell our parents, brothers, sisters and friends all about our unforgettable trip!

  

 

"I asked my entire family to sponsor me. I almost had all of the money!"

Eelke (16 years old)

Participant

What does the trip cost?

The standard price of the 9-day trip to Ghana is €1.895, unless indicated otherwise. This price includes:

  • The ticket
  • 24/7 guidance
  • Local transportation
  • Overnight stays
  • 3 meals a day
  • Excursions and activities

What you have to take care of yourself:

  • Visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Vaccinations and medication
  • Personal expenses

Fairaway is part of a foundation. This means we don't strive for profit.

We try to keep the price as low as possible, to allow as many young people as possible to join our trips. But tickets, 24/7 guidance, activities, etcetera do cost money.

You can see how the price of the trip is established here.

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