Ghana expeditions

Ghana at a glance

Population: 25 million

Terrain: Coast, rainforest

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Ideas for your students' expedition to Ghana

Here is just a flavour of the amazing things your students can do on an expedition to Ghana.

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Destination and itinerary planning.

Fundraising ideas and events.

Budgeting and money management.

Preparation, fitness and nutrition.

More about our school expeditions

Expedition phases

Your students choose activities from any of the following phases:

Trekking

Explore the Volta Region

5 days

Take a trip around the Volta Region and experience a different side to Ghana; visit Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary, walk to Wli Falls and trek up Mt Afadjato.

5 days

In 2014, two teams completed project work on the classroom blocks at the Grace Methodist School in Elmina. They completed five classroom blocks by hand, mixing cement, brick laying, plastering and painting the walls.

Multi-team projects in Ghana really allow us and our partners to complete big, lasting projects which have a direct and positive impact on the schools and communities with whom we work.

Rest & Relaxation

National Park canopy walkway

Take a trip to Kakum National Park and walk the 350m canopy walkway. Home to hundreds of species of birds, head out first thing in the morning and see how many you can spot.

In-Country Agent

West African Safaris

West African Safaris was set up by Aubry Malcolm-Green in 2013 to provide excellent logistical back-up and support for groups in Ghana.

All of his team previously worked for the Sabre Trust, one of the main project partners that World Challenge has worked with in the past.

Factfile

Languages: English (official) and nine government-recognised dialects: Akan (Twi & Fante), Ewe, Dagomba (Dagbani), Dangme, Dagaare, Ga, Nzema, Gonja & Kasem
 
Time zone: GMT +0
 
Interesting fact: Lake Volta is the world's largest artificial lake by surface area
Acclimatisation

Visit the market and cook in your camp

Set up your camp, visit a local market and cook your first meal on a traditional charcoal stove.

Rest & Relaxation

Cape Coast

Visit Cape Coast fishing town and learn about Ghana's colonial history at Cape Coast Castle.

Community projects

There are plenty of opportunities to interact with the local community during the project phase of your expedition. Our projects are typically based at schools which receive little to no government funding and you will definitely have the chance to get your hands dirty! Tasks could range from renovating classrooms to making building blocks by hand, working with sustainable bamboo, constructing playgrounds and organising after-school activities and sports events.

In 2014, we sent

11 teams

to 7 project sites where they constructed 18 classrooms, 1 storage room and 3 toilet blocks.

Rest & Relaxation
Chill out on Ghana's west coast, relaxing on the beach at Busua or Butre surrounded by palm trees.

Immerse yourself in Ghanaian culture

There are over 100 ethnic groups living in Ghana. The Ashanti tribe of the Akan is the largest tribe and one of the few societies in West Africa where lineage is traced through the mother and maternal ancestors.

Kakum National Park

Explore the only rainforest canopy walkway in Africa! At 40m high and 350m long, you can soak up the unique sights and sounds of the rainforest as you walk along the park's seven bridges.

If you're feeling brave, why not take part in a night hike across the forest floor.

Ghana is one of the friendliest places I have been. The people are so warm and welcoming and full of energy.
Aysha, our Ghana Expedition Planning Manager

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