Ghana Surfari

An Uncanny Surfing and Safari Experience

OVERVIEW

Akwaaba! Welcome!

From landing in the bustling and vibrant capital of Accra to small fishing villages and the expanse of Mole National Park, you will have the time of your life in Ghana. Learn to surf in warm waters, explore the history of Elmina Castle, get your groove on with traditional dancing and drumming, volunteer with a sea turtle conservation program, get up close and personal with elephants. Experience life overlanding in 'Big Orange' – our Mercedes truck. Learn how to cook the rich and diverse cuisine of Ghana.

ITINERARY

DAY 1: Akwabba! Today is the first day of your Ghana Surfari. We will meet you at Kotoka International Airport in Ghana and transfer you to our hotel for the night. (Dinner)

DAY 2: We will leave the hustle and bustle of Accra on board Big Orange – our overland truck- and make our way west towards Elmina. During our drive, we will stop at one of the famous coffin makers and take in some of the most decorative caskets you are ever likely to see. Arriving in Elmina we will take a walking tour of the historic town, fishing market and infamous Elmina Castle. Enjoy the sunset at our beachside stop and dinner by candlelight. Then get your groove on with a dance and drumming show by the amazing RasKobby and the Akomapa Art Village. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 3: Today we drive to the Western Region and our home for the next three nights. Escape 3 Points is a boutique Eco Lodge situated right on the beach. This afternoon we will meet our surf instructor Mr. Bright, and get our first taste of surfing in warm water. Then we will enjoy a communal dinner in the lodges restaurant and relax in one of the many hammocks. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 4: After a relaxing nights sleep and a hearty breakfast, you will be ready for a full day of surfing. You will be up on your feet in no time and enjoying a new way of life. Mr. Bright will provide tips and instruction so that you enjoy the experience. After our surf sessions we can take the short hike to Cape Three Points Lighthouse. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 5: This morning we will drive to Akwidaa and meet up with Isee, one of 40/40 Adventures' guides. From the small fishing village, we will take a dugout canoe and head out to fish for an hour or two and try to spot some whales. Afterwards, we will return to Escape 3 Points for lunch and an afternoon surf session. Later in the day, we will meet up with Erik from Bahari Kahuna who will share stories and initiatives for Sea Turtle Conservancy in the Western Region. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 6: We will wake up for an early start for our (approximately) 7 hour drive north to Lake Bosomtwe. We will see a change in environment as the beaches and coastline give way to the rainforest. Lake Bosomtwe is Ghana’s only natural lake, was created by a meteor strike, and is sacred to the Ashanti People. Take some time to have a refreshing swim in the freshwater lake before we finish our day. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 7: Another early start! By mid-morning we will arrive at the Boabeng Fiema Monkey Sanctuary, take a tour around this conservation project, and interact with the sacred monkeys. After lunch, we will continue driving to Kintampo and explore the waterfalls. Tonight, we will unpack the tents and set up camp beside Big Orange. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 8: Back onto Big Orange, we will be a well-oiled team by now and departures will be smooth! The drive north will see us leaving the lush rainforests and head into the hotter, more arid savannah. After approximately 7 hours of driving we will arrive at Mole National Park. As our group will be staying at the Mole Motel, we will be able to take a plunge in the swimming pool before heading out on our first safari. Mole National Park is home to many species of animals including elephant, warthog, buffalo, antelope and leopard. Following the safari, we will spend the rest of the evening relaxing. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 9: A full safari day lies ahead of us! We will start the day with a walking safari with our ranger guides. After a brief afternoon siesta, we will also visit Larabanga Mosque before we take a driving safari. We also have the opportunity to stay overnight at the Tree Hide, overlooking one of the parks watering holes. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 10: We will depart Mole National Park in our last journey with Big Orange and drive to the regional airport in Tamale. It will be an emotional day as we say goodbye to Osumanu and our crew. Upon arrival in Accra we will transfer to our hotel, shower, and get ready to head to the vibrant Osu Street. There we will partake in street food and enjoy the nightlife at the famous Republic Container Bar. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 11: Say farewell to Ghana, we are confident that you will be back! Today we transfer to Kotoka International Airport for our journey home. (Breakfast)

THE NITTY GRITTY….

Thank you for choosing to come on our inaugural Ghana Surfari! 40/40 Adventures has a special fondness for the country and people. David and Audri Gill spent nearly two years living in this beautiful country and have an attachment to Ghana. Their son Ranulph was born in Accra, and we consider it to be our second home. During the Surfari you will meet a lot of our friends and several of Ranulph’s “Aunties” and “Uncles”. We truly mean it when we say “Akwabba” and we hope that you will leave Ghana with it firmly in your heart too.

We have put together this itinerary with the following factors in mind. Adventure, Culture, Cuisine and Conservation. The days will be long, the experiences enriching. At 40/40 Adventures we believe in experiencing the real world; we choose to use local guides, locally run lodges and hotels and support local initiatives. Whilst travelling in Africa, please be aware that not everything runs as smoothly as here in the United States, so we ask you to keep an open mind. Enjoy the ride, take plenty of photos and make new friends. Try anything once! The food in Ghana is interesting and will expand your palate!

What's Included What's Not Included
4040 Adventure Guides International Flights
Local Guides Tips & Gratuity for local and 4040 guides
Airport travel to and from Katoka Airport Personal Travel Insurance- Compulsory
Group Camping and Cooking gear Visas
Park Fees Personal Expenses- Laundry, Room Service, alcohol, etc.
Scheduled Hotel Nights in Itinerary- Double Occupancy Any unforeseen increase in park fees
Ground Transportation in itinerary Any additional cost associated with leaving the country early.
All meals designated in itinerary

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Trip Overview
Season Summer
Dates September 1-11, 2019
Expedition Start Point Accra, Ghana
Days on Expedition 10
Travel to and from Expedition Start Point No
Price $3595 USD
Expedition Area Accra and Mole National Park
Activities Surfing, Safari, Cultural Celebrations, Sea Turtle Conservation
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