Ghana 2019 — the trip of a lifetime
Experience the cultural vibrancy of the people of Ghana. You will dance, drum, dine and celebrate with the people who live there – exploring the culture as part of a large family, not just as a tourist.
Our home base, Tamale, remains largely an agricultural town. It is very traditional, providing an amazing opportunity to experience the friendly atmosphere of old Ghana alongside the conveniences of a modern city. During our stay, you have the opportunity to learn local arts and trades, such as weaving, making shea butter and traditional tie-dying.
When you join us, you have the option of choosing between an emphasis on dance or drumming. Daily group lessons, guest teaching artists and a residency with the local dance troupe at the Tiyumba Youth Development & Cultural Center provide you the opportunity to learn entire dances, rhythms, songs and performances. Our teachers have extensive experience sharing their culture with students from all over the world.
Our stay culminates with a performance for the elders and community members. This is a once in-a-lifetime opportunity for cross-cultural communication and celebration that you will never forget.
In addition to our stays in Accra and Tamale, included in the trip are four excursions. Experience the diverse beauty, landscapes, animals and history of the southern and northern regions of Ghana.
While in Ghana, you will be hosted in the town of Tamale with clean accommodations, a variety of local foods and reliable transportation.
The fee for traveling with Tiyumba includes almost everything you will need to have an incredible trip. Total cost will depend on several factors, such as how early you reserve your plane ticket and your personal spending habits.
We are taking students for a 15-day trip in August 2019! If you’re interested in joining us, please fill out this form or contact us.
What you will need:
- Passport valid for three months beyond intended stay
- Proof of yellow fever vaccination
- Tourist visa — we will supply application instructions upon registration
- Round-trip plane ticket
- Travel insurance (medical)
- Travel vaccinations and malaria prophylaxis