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WHY US?

RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL

Our award winning tours are of the highest standard, offering exceptional quality, professionally lead by our full time local expert guides in your chosen area of interest whilst creating the most authentic tour that is ethically organised to benefit locals and the environment.

By booking with Ashanti African Tours on any of the wide selection of tours that we offer you can be rest assured your holiday will directly benefit locals and their environment. Ashanti African Tours pay their staff far above the minimum wage, pay pension contributions, healthcare and are establishing a company profit share scheme to benefit all staff. In addition to this we are leaders in ethical travel putting the local communities and environment at the heart of what we do. Through our ethical travel initiatives we have been able to build an 8 classroom school facility catering for crèche, Kindergarten and Primary school students in a coastal village in the Central Region of Ghana. We are also currently in the advanced stages of building an 11 classroom school for 3 remote communities in the Ashanti Region of Ghana as they currently do not have school facilities close to them. In addition we are sponsoring 23 community based committee members to patrol a portion of endangered upper guinea rainforest habitat stopping illegal logging and hunting activities. We are actively involved in protecting endangered and vulnerable bird and mammal species also within Ghana. Our professional and ethically run operations employ locals, source the vast majority of our products and services locally and we are passionate about giving our tour participants the ultimate authentic Ghana experience. Many travel companies state they are into responsible travel, however most of the time this is greenwashing to get responsible travellers to book with them. This is not the case at Ashanti African Tours and we are happy to forward more detailed information on all of our community development and environmental conservation projects, feel free to ask.

We sponsor girls & boys sports teams in the communities we visit

We offer the ultimate travel experience

How better to see a destination and learn about their eco-systems, cultures, traditions and history than travelling with a local and professional guide. You don’t just get to visit and experience all the major tourist sites and nature, you also get off the beaten track to experience the country through the eyes of a local. Seeing daily life as it really is and creating authentic cultural connections in a safe and exciting environment.

Private, bespoke and small group tours

Allow our expert team to design a private tailored itinerary for you around your areas of interest, maximising your enjoyment during your time on holiday. Alternatively we can direct you to one of our small group tours. The more information you can provide us, the more we can design that perfect holiday experience for you. If you want to travel for 3 weeks, 3 days or a year no problem just contact us and we will do the rest.

Guilt free travel

Many of the most amazing destinations to travel to for the ultimate scenic, wildlife, cultural and historical experiences are also some of the most under threat habitats where vulnerable poor communities live. Travelling with us gives you the opportunity to make a real difference to the people, communities and eco-systems we experience, by actively benefitting locals, their businesses, sustainable incomes, culture, heritage, wildlife and habitat through eco-tourism and ethical travel. This type of responsible travel also offers our participants a much more authentic experience when travelling with us.

Tour Operator Licence

Insurance policies and operating licences

When travelling to Ghana it is important to book with a local tour company that has the legally required insurance policies and operating licences as your international travel insurance will be invalid if they haven’t. Ghana is an emerging economy and the resources are not available to check and identify the many bogus travel companies that have developed websites and operate illegally here. The cheapest option is not always the best option as there are reasons for companies offering cheaper packages and these are usually due to them not operating within the laws of the land. It is estimated over half of local tour operators here in Ghana do not have professional indemnity and public liability insurance, use vehicles that are not comprehensively insured, do not have a Ghana Tourism Authority operating license and as they are not registered do not pay taxes which ultimately has a negative effect on Ghana’s development.

Be rest assured when booking with Ashanti African Tours you are booking with a professional, legitimate company operating with all the necessary insurance policies, licenses and registrations. Our Ghana tourism authority operating license number is T-04/CR/16, our company has public liability and professional indemnity insurance with a policy cover of $1,000,000.00 per claim, all our vehicles are comprehensively insured and all our guides are registered and certificated to guide tourists. All of the above are legal requirements to accept international and domestic tourists here in Ghana.

Our award winning tours

We are honoured to have been recognised on several occasions for the high standard, quality, professionally organised holidays we offer. Our Ghana Tour Operator of the Year, West African Tour Operator of the year 2012 and most recently 2016 awards should give our potential tour participants an indication of the quality tours we offer.

Ghana Tour Operator of the Year

West African Award

How does choosing one of our tours help locally at the destination?

Our small scale low impact responsible approach to tourism has a positive sustainable effect on the local communities we visit in several ways. The main aim of Ashanti African Tours is not only to provide our tour participants with the perfect holiday of a lifetime but to also contribute to the alleviation of poverty in the areas we visit in addition to having a positive effect on conserving the environment, culture and heritage of these vulnerable locations.

Visitor center to benefit locals through eco tourism

Building schools for the communities we visit

Economic Benefits

These are wide ranging from the direct employment of local guides, drivers and restaurant workers to hotel employees and local shop keepers. By giving locals the opportunity to earn and improve their income through tourism employment, enables them to have more money to put back in the local economy in a sustainable way. As we are focused on using locally owned hotels, guesthouses, homestays, restaurants and retail outlets that source their goods and services locally this also has a positive knock on effect within agriculture, food production and the retail industry amongst other services.

Infrastructure Development

The vast majority of exotic locations with rich cultures and diverse wildlife waiting to be discovered are in some of the poorest countries in the world. Ethical tourism can have a positive sustainable impact on the development of these locations for the benefit of the people living there. With money coming into the local communities enabling more taxes to be paid ultimately increases the funding available to improve and develop more schools, hospitals, roads and other areas vital to the improvement of the daily lives of its people.

Social Benefits

Preservation of culture, heritage and traditions is a major benefit of responsible tourism that also gives locals a sense of pride in their history when showcasing and teaching travellers about the diversity of their communities. It ensures they hand down the knowledge and tools to future generations using tourism to highlight the importance of protecting and continuing traditions that have been around for centuries.

Our current project

Environmental

As the global population increases there is exceptional pressure on the natural resources of the world, with the poorest countries being the most vulnerable from the large revenues on offer from the mining and timber companies wanting to exploit them. Ethical tourism can play an important part in protecting vulnerable habitat essential for our ecosystem and the future of our planet. Through responsible tourism we can create sustainable and effective economic incentives to conserve the natural habitat of our planet for future generations.

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