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Expedition – Ghana

Explore Ghana with Mentors International and see first-hand how we are ending the poverty cycle by providing one-on-one mentoring to our clients, business skills training, and microloans. Witness how we are working with our entrepreneurs to make a better life for themselves and their children.

Ghana Expedition September Itinerary

Day 1: Sunday, September 17
Travel to Accra, Ghana. Check in with the Expedition Coordinator once you arrive at your hotel. Accommodations: City Escape Hotel.

Day 2: Monday, September 18
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. Accommodations: Hotel of the First Vision

Day 3: Tuesday, September 19
Continue to meet with clients from surrounding villages hearing the success stories of those impacted by Mentors Ghana. Experience their hard working and friendly way of life. Accommodations: Hotel of the First Vision

Day 4: Wednesday, September 20
Join our clients for a cultural exchange. Celebrate that Mentors Ghana continues at a 0% default rate. Travel to Accra that evening. Accommodations: City Escape Hotel

Day 5: Thursday, September 21
Explore the Kakum National Park – Canopy Walk with its fantastic views, especially from the wooden suspension bridges that soar a hundred feet overhead. Then we will explore the castles along Cape Coast. Attend a moving tour where visitors see firsthand the history of slave castles, bringing to life the heartbreaking experiences of the slave trade. Accommodations: City Escape Hotel

Day 6: Friday, September 22
Check out of your hotel. Spend the morning shopping and sight seeing around Accra. Leave for the airport to catch your flight home.

Day 7: Saturday, September 23
Traveling/arriving home to the United States

Summary of Costs:

Total cost of this expedition is $1,200.

Includes all meals and gratuity, in-country transportation, 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, souvenirs, and tips.

 


Step 1: 
Contact Mentors International at info@mentorsinternational.org with any questions.

Step 2: Complete our Expedition Application for each member in your party and make your deposit. 

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.

Recommendations for Ghana

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.