You have no reason not to go!
Our family of four did a private 10-day tour with activities throughout southern Ghana and lodging in Accra, Wli, Akosombo, Kumasi, and Cape Coast. We did historic tours, cultural activities, national parks, engaged with wildlife, and even got a couple of days on the beach. Our tour included lodging, meals, bottled water, entrance to national parks and other attractions, tips for guides, transportation, and so much more. We had a dedicated driver and tour guide. They accompanied us everywhere and handled entrance to activities, made sure secondary guides at attractions were properly compensated, and even brought medicine to us one night when our kids got sick. We consider them friends now, and we keep in touch. Without them, we would have missed out on so many experiences. Many of the historic sites have no signage or other markings to explain their importance, so that local knowledge is key. They also answered all of our questions and discussed some of the more emotionally difficult aspects of the tour (dealing with the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade) with us. The price for all of this was very reasonable. To provide a comparison for Americans, if one were to take their family to Disney World and stay at a property within the park, you would pay a similar price per person per day as we did for this tour. I guarantee you will get much more value for your dollar from this experience than a second trip to Disney. The Ghanaian people were so wonderful and so happy to share their culture with us. They encouraged us when we felt timid, but weren’t pushy. They were gentle with us when we made the good natured mistakes that inevitably happen when one is learning a new culture. The food was amazing, echoing so many familiar flavors and textures of food from the American South. The landscape was unlike any I’d seen. It is a beautiful country, and it deserves to be on your short list of places to visit.