Ghana Expedition September 2018 Itinerary
Day 1: Sunday, September 23 | Accra
Arrive in Accra, Ghana. Lodging at to the City Escape hotel. Once settled, check in with the Expedition Coordinator at your hotel.
Day 2: Monday, September 24 | Abomosu
Leave early in the morning and travel to Abomosu where you will experience a memorable day meeting the staff and clients of Mentors Ghana. Meet the families of these industrious entrepreneurs and witness first-hand the difference a small loan, business training, and mentoring can make in the lives of these innovative families. Lodging at the Hotel of the First Vision.
Day 3: Tuesday, September 25 | Accra
Continue to meet with clients from surrounding villages and join with our clients for a cultural celebration. Travel back to Accra. Lodging at the City Escape Hotel.
Day 4: Wednesday, September 26 | Tamale
Fly to Tamale (Northern Ghana) and visit with Mentors Ghana clients in our newly opened branch. Experience their hard working and friendly way of life. Accommodations: to be determined.
Day 5: Thursday, September 27 | Mole National Park
Explore Mole National Park by Jeep. Mole National Park protects an area of savannah and forest. It’s home to elephants, leopards and rare birds such as the white-backed vulture. Explore the Konkori Escarpment, the western part of the park, with its panoramic views overlooking waterholes where animals drink. You will also experience the beautiful waterfalls along the Kparia and Polzen rivers. Lodging at the Mole National Park.
Day 6: Friday, September 28 | Accra
Take a morning flight back to Accra. Enjoy souvenir shopping and lunch before going to the airport to catch your flight home. You will arrive back home in the United States on Saturday, September 28th.
Summary of Costs:
The total cost of this expedition is $1,800.
Includes all meals and gratuity, in-country transportation and flights, hotel accommodations (based on double occupancy and excluding incidentals), translation services, touring costs, security, and staff costs.
Does not include: U.S. – Ghana round-trip airfare, incidentals, immunizations, passports, visas, souvenirs, and tips.
Step 1: Contact Mentors International at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Step 2: Please pay your deposit by July 15, 2018. Payment in full is due by August 15, 2018
Step 3: Prepare for departure. Make sure your passport is in order. Purchase your airline tickets. If you are going to book your ticket through Delta, we ask that you add our SkyBonus account number (US841226194) to your SkyMiles profile prior to purchase. You still earn your miles but Mentors also gets mileage credit without taking away from your miles. Consult your doctor for any necessary immunizations and vaccines.
Ghana is considered a good and welcoming place, especially for first-time travelers to Africa. Tourism is a growing industry in Ghana.
Ghana presents a lot of opportunities to experience Africa through national parks, nature reserves, and villages. English is the official language of Ghana. But, not always the primary language people speak. Local languages also include Ga, Twi and Ewe.
Vaccines for Ghana
Some vaccines are recommended or required for Ghana. The CDC recommends the following vaccines for Ghana: yellow fever, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, tetanus and a flu shot. Malaria pills can be purchased in Ghana and are much more affordable there. The Zika virus is a risk in Ghana. Because Zika infection in a pregnant woman can cause serious birth defects, women who are pregnant should not travel to Ghana. All travelers should strictly follow steps to prevent mosquito bites.
Documentation of yellow fever vaccination is required for entry to Ghana.
Outside of Accra, access to medical facilities is limited. Make sure to bring any prescriptions you will need.
Water Filtration – Because of the risk of cholera, typhoid, and other water-borne diseases, filtration is a must. Be sure to bring a filter or cleansing tablets.
Climate in Ghana – The majority of Ghana is a tropical savanna climate, with a small part of the southwest being a monsoon climate. South Ghana’s rainy season is from April to mid-November.
Average temperatures range from 70 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit.