The trip of a lifetime!
Experience the lives and cultural vibrancy of the people of Ghana! Welcomed into our home, you will dance, drum, eat, live, and celebrate with Ghanaians – experiencing the culture as part of a large family, not just as a tourist.
Our home base, Tamale, remains largely an agricultural town. Because it is very traditional, it provides an amazing opportunity to experience the laid back and friendly atmosphere of old Ghana alongside the conveniences of a modern city. During the stay you will 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 an emphasis on drum. Daily group lessons, guest teaching artists and a residency with the local dance troupe at the Tiyumba Youth Development & Cultural Center will provide all with the opportunity to learn entire dances, rhythms, songs, and performances.
Your teachers have extensive knowledge and experience in teaching their culture to students from all over the world.
Our stay will culminate with a performance for elders and community members. A once in a lifetime opportunity for cross cultural communication and celebration, this is an experience you will never forget!
In addition to our stays in Accra and Tamale, included in the trip are four excursions. Students will have the opportunity to experience the beauty, diverse landscapes and animals, and history of the country in both the southern and northern regions.
While in Ghana, you will be hosted in the town of Tamale with clean accommodations, variety of local foods and reliable transportation.
The fee for traveling with Tiyumba includes almost everything you will need to have an incredible experience in Ghana. The complete expense of your trip will depend on several things including how early you reserve your plane ticket, and most importantly, your personal spending habits.
We are taking students for a 15-day trip in mid August 2019! If you are interested in joining us, please fill out this form and/or contact us.
What you will need to travel:
- 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 medical insurance
- Travel vaccinations and malaria prophylaxis