x Ghana 2022
Join Talking Drums on our
December in Ghana Travel Adventure!
7 days/6 nights for £1600 - Introductory price
Tues 27th December 2022 to Tues 2nd January 2023
Overview of Ghana:
On the 6th March 1957, Ghana became the first sub-Saharan African country to gain independence, and with that ushering a wave of independence across the continent. From botanical gardens and wildlife, to entrepreneurship hubs of locally artisans, to natural resources and pan-African histories, each of Ghana's 16 regions provides a unique experience.
Starting at Accra, the undisputed gateway to Ghana, provides a warm embrace to kick off your adventures - a voyage of discovery of history and various cultures, languages and food. Yet a must-do escape from the Capital city, to a number of the other regions provides further opportunities for unique and diverse, culturally immersive experiences.
Overview of the Travel Adventure:
1. Explore the highlights of Accra, including James Town, Kwame Nkrumah National Park, Makola market and the Arts Centre.
2. Escape the busy City streets with a retreat to Aburi or Legon Botanical Gardens.
3. Venture off the beaten track to Boti Falls and Koforidua Bead Market in the Eastern Region.
4. Take a historical journey through Cape Coast and Elmina Castle, and climb the canopies of Kakum National Park in the Central Region.
5. Visit the land of Kings and Queens, the Ashanti Region, exploring its capital Kumasi, and the kente weaving village of Bonwire.
6. Attend the world-famous Afrochella Festival.
7. Attend selected events hosted by the famous AkwaabaUK.
8. Sample the delights of Ghanaian food and culture, from across the country.
9. Have a group photoshoot with one of the hottest photographers in Ghana.
10. Support local entrepreneurs and businesses across the country.
What does the price include?
The price includes:
accommodation and breakfast
welcome and leaving dinners
all advertised activities (excluding beach/water activities)
transport to activities
1x internal return flight - Accra -> Kumasi -> Accra
All pre-booked activities are based on availability and subject to change.
Each guest has their own room as standard, and this included in the price.
What does the price not included?
The price excludes:
travel and medical insurance
travel tests, immunisations and medication
food and drink (except breakfast, welcome and leaving dinners)
tips and gratuities
What is the Talking Drums Travel Adventure?
It is a travel tour of like-minded individuals, coming together to explore Africa and beyond! Talking Drums curates trips for small groups, and as much as possible, procures goods and services from local businesses, to contribute to the local economy.
We aim to immerse ourselves in each experience, and empower you to undertake your own travel adventures responsibly, whilst having a positive impact across Africa and beyond. Solo travellers are warmly welcome. We offer the Travel Adventures to a maximum of ten travellers per travel group trip.
With a Talking Drums Travel Adventure, you will be travelling with a purpose. With a focus on having a positive impact, we align our services to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In addition, where possible, we source our goods and services from local businesses, and also donate a proceed of profits to initiatives that benefit the local communities to where we travel.
We also donate a portion of the proceeds of our travel adventures to a local community initiative in the country we visit.
Who else will be joining the Travel Adventure?
We offer the Travel Adventures to a maximum of ten travellers per travel group trip, to enable a deeply immersive experience.
By the end of the trip, we hope you leave as a community and group of friends.
How did you develop the itinerary?
We believe in travelling with a purpose, in cultural immersions, getting off the beaten track and positive impacts.
Therefore each itinerary has been carefully curated based on over 10 years experience solo travelling across the continent, and multiple trips to the Travel Adventure destinations. We have sourced the best accommodation and experiences, enabling them to be the most diversified and competitively priced, and providing an affordable yet luxurious experience.
Do I have to pay the cost all at once?
You have the option to pay the total cost at the time of booking or the deposit of £300.
If you choose the deposit option, you can make additional payments on an ongoing basis.
The final balance will be due six (6) weeks before the start of the tour.
Please note, the deposit is non-refundable. You will be unable to join if the full balance has not been paid.
What should I do before travelling?
Before travelling, you must ensure you:
Book your international flights.
Have the necessary immunisations for Ghana
Have travel insurance that provides sufficient coverage. Please note you will not be permitted to travel on this adventure without travel insurance.
Adhere to the necessary entry requirements such as visa, copy of a yellow fever certificate (see the FCDO website for further guidance).