4 independent reviews for Ghana, Togo and Benin vacation, gold and magic

Reviews for Ghana, Togo and Benin vacation, gold and magic

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review 21 Jan 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Seeing tribal villages and voodoo practices.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Be very sure you're up for long bumpy journeys in the minibus. There is often a long distance between attractions and these countries are not small.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Naturally as tourists we brought money into the economy, which will have benefited local people. I'm not sure that our pumping diesel emissions around from the bus will have aided the environment very much, but then they do a good job damaging that for themselves!

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Very very good. Fascinating insight into cultures within the three countries, with brilliant photo opportunities. A real eye-opener.

review 14 Nov 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Experience people and traditions in the countryside. Attend festivals and various cultural events.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

This is a trip that does not have special physical challenges but be prepared for long days. Start early in the morning and with program and traveling until well into the evening. Although none of the countries are particularly large, the transport distances were quite long some days. Poor road conditions was also a reason for this. October / November can be hot but some rain showers freshened up the air.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Benefited local people and supported conservation; absolutely. Reduced environmental impacts; to a certain extent.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

This was my first trip to "the real Africa" and I am very pleased that I did it this way. Professionally conducted by skilled guides / driver / chef and great tour friends made this an experience.

review 8 Nov 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

There were so many parts that were great. I especially loved the spontaneous stops that Sena made like the first funeral and the cocoa trees.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Be prepared for a lot of travel and no free time.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

I think it benefited local people and certainly educated all of us.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

It was great and Sena was an amazing guide.

review 30 Aug 2016

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The festival for the local king in Kumasi on day 11 was a highlight. Another highlight was a visit to a village of semi nomadic people on day 9. They had a sort of water festival that day. Around 100 women in color full dresses carried a jar of water on their head, singing, and emptied the water in front of their chief. Visit to the slave forts and to several markets were very interesting.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Do not have high expectations about hotels or restaurants, but be prepared for a lot of experience and adventure.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Hard to say. As we stayed in local hotels and had a local guide and driver, we contributed to give jobs to several people.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

A very good trip, which I can recommend.

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