The Heartbeat of Africa: Villages and Wildlife
Have you ever imagined what it feels like to live in an African village far away from the big cities, without electricity or running water? Have you imagined what kind of songs the people there sing and what kind of stories they tell? You want to see the real Africa and fall asleep to the noises of wild animals? Then join us on this unique tour to Ghana’s number one National Park and ecotourism villages, where the profits are used to improve the lives of the local communities! Learn about herbal medicine, sacred shrines, get your hips moving to the African beats, and don’t miss out on elephants, antelopes and baboons!
Day 1: Tamale – Sognayilli
The tour starts at 9 am with a city tour of Tamale. We will visit the Zongo leather factory, the cattle market and the big mosque. Lunch will be taken in Tamale. In the afternoon we move to Sognayilli, a small village close to Tamale without electricity or running water. We will tour the village, pay a visit to the chief and interact with the locals; you can learn how to prepare Kuli-kuli or how to give a traditional baby massage. Dinner will be taken in Sognayilli and the night will be spent in a guesthouse made in the style of the local architecture.
Day 2: Sognayilli – Mognori
Today we will move towards Mole National Park. Our first stop here is Mognori eco-village, located right next to the park. Here we will go on a canoe safari inside the park and tour the village. The night will be spent in a traditional home in Mognori.
Day 3: Mognori – Mole
Early in the morning we will go on a walking safari in Mole National Park. After this you have free time to relax at the pool, rent a bicycle or go on a jeep safari. The night will be spent at a campsite inside the park.
Day 4: Mole – Karimenga
In the morning, we drive to Larabanga to see the centuries-old mosque and the mystery stone. Then we move on to Tamale, where we will have lunch, and further to Karimenga. After dinner, a storyteller will recite some of the traditional stories that have been passed on for generations. You will spend this night at the greenhouse guesthouse in Karimenga.
Day 5: Karimenga – Tongo – Karimenga
Today, we go to Tongo. This place is set in a beautiful landscape and we will go on a guided tour in this environment. The tour includes a visit to the sacred shrine. At lunchtime, we have a picnic in Tongo and then move back to Karimenga. In the afternoon, we go on a herbal tour in Karimenga and visit a soothsayer. As this is our last evening together, we will have a small celebration with drumming and dancing.
Day 6: Karimenga – Tamale
This morning, you have some more time in Karimenga before we go back to Tamale. You can use it to learn about traditional weaving, go for a fishing trip, sea shea nut butter processing or rent a bicycle. At 10 am we move back to Tamale where our trip ends
Participants will be taken through the code of conduct before the tour starts.
Ask permission from your tour guide before you do anything questionable.
Inclusion; Transportation Accommodation: local guesthouse in Sognayilli, homestay in Mognori, camping in Mole National Park, local guesthouse in Karimenga (2 nights) All activities and entrance fees Meals: breakfast on days 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6; lunch on days 2 and 5; dinner on days 1, 2, 4 and 5
Exclusion:All activities not mentioned
We advise that should you need to cancel, you must notify us on time. However, your cancellation must be in writing by email. It will be effective on the date of receipt of the mail. Cancellation charges, per person, based upon the date of the cancellation, are as follows
90 – 30 days:
20% of tour cost
29 – 10 days:50% of tour cost
Less than 10 days and no show: 100% of tour cost.
Book for more than 10 people, contact us directly
M&J Travel and Tours/ SYTO office,located at Centre for National Culture,Tamale.
Departure Dates For This Trip is the FISRT (1 ST) Wednessday And the LAST Saturday Of Every Month.Effective September,2014 - May 2015
Tamale: Leather making, cattle market, mosque
Sognayilli: Kuli-kuli making, baby washing, visit to the chief
Mognori: canoe safari, village walk,
Mole National Park: Walking safari, camping
Larabanga: mosque and mystery stone
Karimenga: Storyteller, herbal tour, soothsayer, drumming and dancing, weaving
Tongo:visit to the rocks and the shrine
Departure Dates For This Trip is the FISRT (1 ST) Wednessday And the LAST Saturday Of Every Month.Effective September,2012 - May 2013
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