Rustic Pathways first ventured into Africa in 1996. In 2011, we ran our first trips in the welcoming West African country of Ghana. With a great combination of touring and service programs, we offer students a comprehensive look at this fascinating destination and the chance to immerse themselves in local life.
Cost: $3,195 + $230 Internal Airfare
Length: 16 Days from the USA
Ages: 14 to 18 Years Old
Community Service: Up to 20 Hours Awarded
A two week adventure across West Africa's most welcoming country, from remote villages and national parks in the north to gorgeous beaches and history drenched castles in the south. Along the journey participants will work at an orphanage, encounter exotic wildlife, learn to surf, meet with development NGOs, set sail with local fishermen, dance to the rhythm of African drums, and experience the wonders of life "Off the Map" in Ghana.
An immersive homestay experience that introduces you to Ghanaian life in a remote village and in the big city
Length: 16 Days from the USA
Ages: 16 to 18 Years Old
Community Service: Up to 28 Hours Awarded
|Tro-tros||Colorful vans that are the most common form of Ghanaian transportation.|
|Maa che||Good mroning!|
Contact Us: For more information about Ghana you can email us at email@example.com.
“To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.”Kofi Annan
All of the items below are guidelines. If you are doing a combination of trips over two or three weeks, be sure to check the packing lists for all sections of your trip to pack appropriately.
The average temperature range for Ghana during our April GAP program is 80 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit. During the months of June, July, and August the average temperature range is 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
Bring with you any medications that you will need while you are away. You will need to tell staff what medications you have brought during your orientation period. This is done privately, but it is essential that you disclose to your staff all medications you are carrying.
Pack lightly for your journey! Most Intra-African will not allow a checked bag weighing more than 15 kilos, so please pack accordingly. Please check your domestic carrier in the USA for any baggage limitations or fees. You must also be able to carry and load your own luggage, and space in the vehicles is limited.
Some of the areas that we travel to within Ghana observe more conservative dress habits so please bring shorts and T-shirts of appropriate lengths. If you have any questions about the Ghana packing list please feel free to email our Ghana team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A small backpack is the best carry-on bag and will be useful on your program day-trips.
Make sure everything you pack in your carry-on complies with the new carry-on regulations of the TSA.
Please pack all items that could leak in a PLASTIC or ZIPLOCK bag
PLEASE NOTE – Rustic Pathways will not be responsible for ANY lost or stolen items. During travel it is common for items to be lost or stolen so please bring only items you are prepared to part with.