Accra markets and museums / Cape Coast slave castles / experience traditional village life / tuk-tuk taxi adventure / soccer with local kids / elephant safari
Ghana has sometimes been called ‘Africa for beginners’ because of its welcoming, easygoing charm, its beautiful beaches, rich culture and vibrant cities. You’ll experience all of that and more as the third half takes you to visit one of the continent’s modern success stories.
Your journey starts in the joyful chaos of the capital city Accra where you’ll visit local markets, visit a program that makes soccer balls to create employment and health education and soak up the city’s famous energy. You’ll also learn about the country’s tragic history and its role in the slave trade with a moving day trip out to the Cape Coast.
Travel north and you’ll feel like you’ve arrived in a different country, with a different religion, geography and cultural practices. We take you to Jisayonili, a community near Tamale where you’ll experience a more rural side of Ghanaian life. You’ll see local customs and crafts, meet the local chief and experience traditional music, dancing and of course soccer! The game is the lifeblood of Ghana and you’ll find the locals always willing to discuss the latest goings on in the world’s top leagues.
From Jisayonili you’ll experience the most authentic of journeys as you travel in a tuk-tuk taxi – a sort of three-wheeled motorbike taxi very common in rural area – to Mole Safari park, Ghana’s largest, oldest and best game viewing park. After some rest and relaxation you’ll take a dawn safari to see local wildlife like hippos, antelope, monkeys and the majestic African elephant.
This destination offers a range of soccer activities that we can use to create experiences from BEGINNER to ELITE level.
Experiences available include*;
- Play pick up soccer with local coaches and kids
- Get your own customized soccer made by Alive and Kicking
- Training session and friendly matches with local coaches and kids
- Help deliver Youth Development through Football curriculum to local kids