My West Africa Intimate Escape: Aug 24 - Sept 1, 2019 (Ross)

Wli, Ghana

CB
Charles and Ben
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Aug 24 - Sep 1, 2019
Group size: 6 - 12
My West Africa Intimate Escape: Aug 24 - Sept 1, 2019 (Ross)
Wli, Ghana

Charles and Ben
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$1750
Deposit: $975
Aug 24 - Sep 1, 2019
Group size: 6 - 12

About this trip

"A life highlight" ~MIT Sloan MBA '16


Learn all about this exclusive experience at MyWestAfrica.org


Escape to Ghana and Togo for 8 days and forge friendships in the company of students and alumni from top schools. Immerse yourself in the cultures, history, economy and natural splendor of West Africa. 


Escape the pressures of life back home as you enjoy once-in-a-lifetime experiences

* Hike across borders into a different country

* Create local crafts taught by local artisans
* Bear witness to the horrors of the history of Ghana's slave castles
* Converse with African business and community leaders
* Dance and drum with West African musicians
* Feel the thunder and power of Wli Waterfall
* Harvest, cook, and feast upon local delicacies
* Hear the traditional stories of the local people
* Discover the colors, aromas, and sounds of the local markets
* Relax with new friends while enjoying local brews


We have designed our programs based on over a decade of experience so you will leave with new perspectives through relationships you will never forget. 


We cannot offer a specific itinerary because unlike typical tours of Africa, My West Africa intimate escape is built on authentic experiences in our community, not ticking off sights from a guide book. We don't want to spoil the many surprises we have in store for you, so reserve your place today and get yourself ready for a trip unlike any other. 

What’s included

  • Daily meals and snacks
  • Drinks while at our home
  • 8 nights accomodations
  • Guided activities
  • Ground transport
  • Airport pickup & dropoff
  • Airfare
  • Visa
  • Travel Insurance

Available Packages

Summer Escape

Your per person price covers all your on-the-ground expenses: accommodation, food, drink (including options such as local beer, palm wine and tropical mixed drinks), activities, ground transportation, and everything you'll need from the moment you arrive at the airport. Secure your escape early so you don't miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime chance. 

$1750
Deposit: $975

Your Organizer


CB
Charles and Ben
1 review
Charles grew up in small village along the river Oti in Ghana, one of 26 siblings. Ben spent his childhood in the suburbs of Washington, DC in a family of four. Charles's parents sent him, at the age of five, to the port city of Tema to escape ethnic conflict. When Ben was five he attended Quaker school and later Dartmouth, where he seized the opportunity to volunteer at a school in Ghana. It was at this school that Charles and Ben met. Charles had only started school at age eleven but went on to become the first in his family to go to high school. He graduated with multiple honors, a school prefect, founder of the Red Cross Club, and leader of his own project that established a library serving the villages near where he was born. Ben went on to run a teacher training program for low-cost schools in Ghana and is earning his MBA/MPA at MIT and Harvard. Charles and Ben consider themselves family and hope you too will be part of their family for at least a week when you visit West Africa.

Reviews

Charles and Ben hosted an amazing week of varied activities and cultural experiences. I could not have asked for better or more accommodating hosts!