Easter in Ghana

Easter in Ghana

Two-week round trip

2022

It’s best to leave the cold season behind you. Enjoy the warm African sun! This two-week round trip takes you to beautiful places in nature. We dance, we move, we take time to recharge and slow down. Experience local celebrations and meet new people. We bring you to non-touristic places off the beaten track.

With this personal guided cultural tour, you support local residents and the BaoBeach Villages Eco-Lodge project. Any donations and part of the proceeds go to disadvantaged families in Ghana and orphans in Cameroon. This enables more children to attend school permanently!

 

Adventure Trip to Ghana

What to expect

  • Do you feel a longing or curiosity when you think of Africa?
  • Would you like to experience the unbelievable openness and “joie de vivre” (joy of life) of the local people?
  • Would you like to find yourself in the culture of West Africa, to dance – just to have fun?

Then you are welcome to come! This adventure tour is for people who want to discover new things in a remarkable country. We create opportunities for deep intercultural exchange. Being away from your stressful life will lead you to your inner self.  Look forward to magical moments at sunset by the sea, by the fire, in the breathtaking nature, with the local “Awale” game and delicious food. Bring a hint of flexibility with you and surprises will follow.

If you are interested, please contact us!

Some Facts

The "Gold Coast" of Africa

  • Area: 238,533 km², 16 regions
  • Population: approx. 31 million (2020)
  • 530 km of coastline, warm climate
  • Volta reservoir: one of the largest inland lakes in the world
  • Capital: Accra
  • Official language: English
  • 79 native languages
  • Share of tourism in GDP: 1.5% (2019)
  • Currency: Cedi
Some Facts

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The Tour Program

  • You’ll arrive at the capital Accra, stay for three nights: Beach excursions (Bojo Beach, Labadi Beach) and day trip to the Aburi Botanical Garden
  • Continue to the Volta region: first we drive for three nights to the village of Agave near Sogakope. This is right near the Volta River. Be part of village life, visit the local market and discover new recipes while cooking together. You can also expect: dancing with live percussion, a storyteller, campfire. On request, painting at the water, going fishing or visiting the village’s school and much more.
  • Boat trip to Ada. There the Volta River flows into the sea – a wonderful day trip with a visit to the beach
  • Continue to Keta with the largest lagoon in Ghana and directly on the sea, three nights: boat trip to the lagoon, visit to the fort, the only metal lighthouse, the slave market, participation in the colorful Easter festival
  • Continue to Aflao, a fishing village by the sea, right on the border with Togo, one night
  • Return to the Greater Accra region and the capital Accra, visiting the market, theater and beach, dance workshop. Three nights, then return flight

Jules Lazare Mekontchou’s dance workshops take place in different locations: in the village of Agave under palm trees, at the Easter festival or on the beach. Professional artists from Ghana accompany the workshops with live percussion and give drum lessons on request.

You can take part without any musical experience and sink into the captivating rhythms: feel an irresistible joy in movement, connect with the earth and enjoy nature all around.

We are happy to receive your non-binding pre-registration!

Accommodation and Meals

Get to know the city and village life

We will spend the night in mid-range hotels that we have personally checked.

The rooms have air conditioning, TV, shower and toilet. We particularly pay attention to high hygiene standards. In the village of Agave, locals will cook three meals a day for you (vegetarian, fish / meat). At all the other places we will enjoy food at the hotel or surrounding restaurants. During our day trips we will have packed lunches. Please be careful with snacks from market stalls – not everyone can digest this type of local food. We supply ourselves with purchased water from canisters or bottles.

We will use a minibus with a driver for the transfer between the individual travel stops.

Celebrating Easter in Ghana

A unique experience

  • exact date for 2022 still open (14 days around Easter excluding arrival)
  • calculated contribution around EUR 2.300, – for the organisation of the tour program, the travel companion, accommodation (based on a single room), food (usually 3 meals / day including fruit and water), transfers by minibus, all admissions and several dance sessions with live percussio
  • 14 nights: 7 in Accra, 3 in Agave, 3 in Keta, 1 in Aflao
  • Online meeting to get to know each other (interests, wishes, questions) approx. 2 months before the start of the trip or individual discussions
  • Group meeting for reflection in Vienna, approx. 2 weeks after your return
  • We provide photos and film material that have been taken as a souvenir, subject to approval for recordings

This privately organized cultural tour takes place at your own risk with a minimum of 7 participants. Minimum age 16 years.
Maximum of 10 participants. Registration is possible until January 31, 2022.

If the trip cannot take place due to Covid-19 travel regulations, we will return contributions that have already been paid or give you a new travel date.

Contact and Registration

BaoBeach Villages
info@baobeachvillages.com

 

Bank details
Bank Austria, Unicredit
AT771200010030661796
BKAUATWW

Contact and Registration

Unity in diversity

Important Information

In self-organization 

We are happy to support you with advice:

  • Accra (capital city) arrival airport. Please book the flight yourself and pay for it separately.
  • Visa requirement: 3-month visa for tourists, to be applied for online in Bern, single entry. Requirements: valid passport (at least 6 months). A hotel reservation is now accepted instead of an invitation from Ghana.
  • Vaccinations: yellow fever (compulsory), recommendation for Vienna: Traveldoc
  • Travel insurance recommended. Our advice: European travel insurance

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Travel Assistance

Who organizes and accompanies

Mag. Anna Oladejo, German, English, some French

Mag. Anna Oladejo


Program & organization
Marketing, Tour Manager
Travel companion in Ghana


German, English, some French
Austria

Jules Lazare Mekontchou, German, French, English, Yemba

Jules Lazare Mekontchou


Dance workshops
Travel companion from Vienna


German, French, English, Yemba
Cameroon

Amanortey Kisseih , German, English, Ewe

Amanortey Kisseih


Program & Assistance Organization Ghana
Travel companion from Vienna


German, English, Ewe
Austria and Ghana

Kwabena Sarfo-Kantanka, English, Twi

Kwabena Sarfo-Kantanka


Assistance organization Ghana
Travel companion


English, Twi
Ghana