Join the fun on our third learning tour and safari. This time, we will be exploring Ghana, experiencing the rich history, colourful markets, and seeing firsthand the perseverance and ingenuity of small-scale farmers in this West African country. We will also be visiting some of Farm Radio International’s broadcasting partners so that you can hear the impact we have had.
If a grassroots trip to Africa is something you’ve been wanting to do, join us. We will take care of all of the details for what is sure to be the trip of a lifetime.
Our itinerary at a glance:
February 9 – 11: Accra
Arrive in Accra, the capital of Ghana. Our first two days will be spent on a city tour to learn about the history of the country and we will visit a local market to experience local culture. We will also visit the Farm Radio office and tour the Digital Innovation Lab so that you can learn more about our impact in Ghana.
February 12-15: Tamale
We will fly to the city of Tamale in Northern Ghana, where we will visit a partner radio station and participate in a mini-drama recording session. We will also visit a few villages to talk to farmers, including enterprising women who are processing shea nuts into shea butter. We will go on a city tour of Tamale before heading to Mole National Park, which is home to 93 species of mammals as well as a wide range of birds. We will go on both a driving and walking safari to see the animals up close.
February 16 – 18: Kumasi
We will head to Kumasi, stopping at the Kintampo Falls for a picnic along the way. We will visit another partner radio station as well as the National Cultural Centre in Kumasi and the UNESCO-listed Asante traditional dwellings, which are located just out of town. Kumasi is a great place to experience local culture, and we will visit craft villages where cloth is made and also enjoy the open-air Kejetia Market.
February 19 – 21: Elmina
We will drive to Elmina and visit Assin-Mansos along the way, where the slavery monument and ancestral graveyard was the final stop on the slave trail. We will also visit Cape Coast Castle, a restored UNESCO World Heritage Site. From Elmina, we will also visit Kakum National Park, where we will take a brief walking tour and learn about the medicinal purposes of the flora and fauna. Our final visit will be to Elmina Castle, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, before we say our goodbyes to this fantastic country.