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deand

How to tell one tour operator from the next?

by deand »

I was a Peace Corps volunteer in Ghana in 1967-8 and I would like to visit there with my 28 year old daughter. The US State Dept. warns that there are sometimes roadblocks which robbers set up and that travel may be dangerous in rural areas. Therefore, I reluctantly would go on a tour, led by Ghanaians (even though I still speak some Twi, the main tribal language). I looked online and saw several operators. However, which one do I go with?Does anyone have any advice on how to figure out which will be best? 

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Bluebell

RE: How to tell one tour operator from the next?

by Bluebell »

I would contact the tour operators and ask them for client referrals.  Any reputable operator would be happy to provide referrals if it means them getting your business.  Then contact several (not just one) of the referrals and ask their opinion about the operator, itinerary, costs, etc.

Also suggest going on Lonely Planet's Thorn Tree Africa forum.

Good luck!

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thetravelsista

RE: How to tell one tour operator from the next?

by thetravelsista »

Hi there,

I traveled to Ghana solo in November 2013.  I used a private tour guide to travel thru Accra, the Volta region, and the Cape Coast.  His name was Wisdom and he was great.  He was very knowledgeable about Ghanaian history and culture.  You can reach Wisdom at wakpabli@yahoo.com.  Tell him Michelle from the USA referred you.

By the way, we encountered several police roadblocks, but none by "robbers".  Maybe that's to counter the robbers??  In any event, I never felt unsafe in the rural areas. I think you just have to use common sense and you'll be fine.

 

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I was a Peace Corps volunteer in Ghana in 1967-8 and I would like to visit there with my 28 year old daughter. The US State Dept. warns that there are sometimes roadblocks which robbers set up and that travel may be dangerous in rural areas. Therefore, I reluctantly would go on a tour, led by Ghanaians (even though I still speak some Twi, the main tribal language). I looked online and saw several operators. However, which one do I go with?Does anyone have any advice on how to figure out which will be best? 


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