A lot of people have dreams of escaping to a far off land to forget the modern-day stresses of life. Unfortunately, for most, this simply isn’t practical. Long trips usually cost loads. And, you have to be able to take a lot of time out of work to travel. But, there could be another option. Choosing to volunteer in Ghana will have you dropped in a place like Koforidua.
The landscape in Ghana is world renowned for it’s variety and beauty. Within the borders of the country, you’ll find everything ranging from desserts to untouched rainforests. And, of course, if you’re volunteering, you’ll have plenty of time to see it all. Even in the areas surrounding cities, you’ll be able to see for miles without any hills or obstacles. Most of the country is flat; other than the mountainous regions to the west.
Along with the beautiful regions, if you volunteer in Ghana, you’ll also get the chance to see loads of points of interest. The country is full of wondrous rock formations, which were carved out by the sea thousands of years ago. You’ll also find national parks and reserves, filled with animals like crocodiles and big cats. These places are usually some of the best managed in the world. Although they still exist, Ghana’s poacher population is very low. So, you know that you’re putting towards a very good effort. Alongside these things, Ghana is one of the safest countries in Africa. This means that, for the most part, you will be completely safe on your journey.
When volunteering, it isn’t all fun and games. You’ll have to do some work as well. The nature of the work that you do will depend on your placement. But, you could find yourself doing anything from working on a reserve to helping kids learn how to use computers. All of the work that you will do is invaluable to Ghana as a whole, though. You could be improving their infrastructure, or helping to better educate a generation of children.
Traveling to these places will usually cost a little bit of money. But, on these trips, this money will cover your flights and stay, so that you don’t have to worry about arranging things yourself. These deals are usually incredibly good, considering the cost of flights. Any money that is left over once flights and visas are bought will go back into helping other volunteers do their work in the country. So, you know that your money is going to a good cause.
This sort of experience can be incredibly rewarding to most people. So, it’s worth taking the chance while you can. Hopefully, this post will inspire you to drop your everyday life to spend a few months doing something a little different. These trips will often teach volunteers a lot about life. People will use this sort of trip to try to find direction in their lives. And, it can work. If you put the right amount of effort into your stay.