Welcome to Ghana – Africa for beginners !
Discover Ghana, the ‘Africa for beginners,’, a country packed with surprises and that has something for every type of traveler. Ghana is bordered by the Ivory Coast in the west, Burkina Faso in the north, Togo in the east and the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean in the south. The word Ghana means “Warrior King” in the Soninke language.
Ghana offers a combination of off-the-beaten path natural landscapes and bustling coastal cities, while offering important traces of harrowing history too. Ghana has enjoyed stable democracy and incredible development and one of Africa’s true success stories. The country is filled with joyful, welcoming people, sunny beaches, rich culture, lively cities, tons of wildlife, and easy access to all parts of the country.
Whether you’re a solo traveler or with a family, on your summer holiday or you plan to travel to Ghana for business, Go Volunteer Africa has something for you in Ghana. Go Volunteer Africa’s volunteer in Ghana opportunities are for people of all ages and backgrounds which enables you to have an active part in helping develop a local community. We offer volunteer in Ghana projects for groups and individuals throughout the year.
TOURS AND EXCURSIONS
Stretching from the dusty borderlands of the north to the tropical coast in the south, Ghana encapsulates all that is special about West Africa, with great scenery and wildlife complemented by a joyous and exuberant people who will make you feel welcome from the moment you arrive.
Ghana is vibrant and seductive, and it’s no wonder that it’s many people’s introduction to West Africa. Ghana is the sort of place that remains in your soul long after you have visited.
Accra, Ghana’s capital is one of Africa’s biggest cities, with the inevitable traffic, noise and mayhem that this brings with it. Despite being a fast growing, lively city, the people are friendly and welcoming and maintain many aspects of their tribal African roots.
All along the coast of Ghana, Togo and Benin, voodoo is a religion that has been passed on by the ancestors and is still fervently practiced. Although for many Europeans voodoo is only a vulgar form of black magic, in truth voodoo is a true religion, far richer and more complex than people often think. On our tours you will get to see firsthand the influence and meaning behind the voodoo culture.
Of course, Ghana also has a dazzling array of flora and fauna. Mount Afadjato is covered with luxuriant tropical forest and is well-known for its interesting biodiversity . There have been over 300 recorded species of butterflies and 33 species of mammals in just this area and Mona and Spot-nosed monkeys are regularly sighted.
With our program in place we allow you to discover the wonders and adventures of Ghana, while doing meaningful and rewarding community development work. This is a great opportunity to explore life in Ghana, live and work amongst the locals and make a difference.
As a volunteer in Ghana, you will experience traditional life and participate in daily volunteer projects such as visiting elderly villagers and nursing homes to help the elderly, construction and building, teaching children in outside classrooms, assisting in the setting up vegetable gardens, youth health talks, high school English teaching, women empowering projects, feeding animals as well as health outreach programs and so many other activities.
Go Volunteer Africa runs a diverse range of volunteer projects in Ghana, so whether you are a professional or a student, you will be able to find a volunteer project that suits your interests, experience or studies. You will be encouraged to take part in a flexible schedule which will include some or all the activities offered by the Volunteer in Ghana program. The exchange of ideas, experiences and culture is encouraged.