Ghana is often described as “Africa’s friendliest country” and as we enjoy the country's natural beauty, history and culture we can expect a warm “AKWAABA!” everywhere we go.
After exploring the capital Accra we travel north to visit Traidcraft partners Serendipalm to see how the palm oil in Traidcraft's Clean & Fair household cleaning range is produced. Moving further north, we spend time with Kuapa Kokoo and the farmers who not only grow the cocoa for Divine Chocolate but also own a majority share in the company. We'll learn about cocoa production and visit projects funded by the Fairtrade premium.
In Kumasi, at the heart of the Ashanti region, we gain an insight into Ghana’s cultural heritage before heading back to the coast where we learn about the history of the slave trade with a visit to Cape Coast Castle Museum. On our return to Accra we see recycled products being made by Trashy Bags and then head out to visit Fairtrade banana growers and enjoy a river cruise in the Volta region.
“A real privilege to meet local people and learn about the fair trade projects.”
“Meeting the women who work at Serendipalm was very special”
“Best visit was Trashy Bags – really inspiring and upbeat – very friendly and impressive.”
“The visits to the palm oil, cocoa, and banana fair trade producers were the best parts of the trip.”
“I would highly recommend this trip to anyone interested in learning about Ghanaian culture, fair trade, or just to experience a developing country”
“I had an amazing trip and loved every minute of it”
“I have always had a strong interest in fair trade and being able to meet cocoa farmers and banana farmers first hand has given me a greater insight into the whole process and inspires me to continue to promote fair trade. I know that I can speak with authority having experienced it first hand”
“It was great to visit Cape Coast Castle and Elmina Castle and to hear about the history of both. The presentation by the guide at Cape Coast Castle was excellent.”
“Trashy Bags! What a company! A workforce who are valued for both their work and their creativity and it shows!”
All accommodation in hotels and guesthouses with en-suite facilities
65% meals provided
3 long road transfers
1 sightseeing boat trip
6 producer visits including 1 Traidcraft supplier and 2 Kuapa Kokoo visits
1 development project
7 tourist visits
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