African Adventures
97% Rating
(14 Reviews)

African Adventures

African Adventures is a volunteer travel organisation dedicated to improving lives in deprived areas of Ghana, Kenya and Zanzibar. We believe that every child has the right to an education and we are partnered with a number of projects which facilitate this. We provide the opportunity for people from all walks of life to take life-changing trips with us, to volunteer in our partner projects by teaching, coaching sports and assisting with building work. It is imperative to us that African culture flourishes during both our trips and longer-term work to enable our volunteers to learn. Our volunteers choose to travel with us because we do not try to dilute the incredible culture they will be introduced to and our trips are authentic because they are delivered by and centred around local people. Volunteers not only contribute to making tangible change at our partner projects but gain invaluable life and personal development skills through their volunteering experience. Join us today!

Most Recent Program Reviews

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Ruth

Amazing experience!

10/10

My African Adventure was brilliant! I went to Woe in Ghana as part of a school group and loved every minute of it. We were made so welcome by everyone in Ghana, including the staff, street children, Shalom school children/teachers and the surrounding community. The food was amazing, the rooms were cleaned daily and the hospitality was great. We experienced so many different cultural activities from a funeral to an inter-school competition and Noah and Bright, our hosts kept us busy the whole time making sure not a minute of our time in Ghana was wasted. I was also lucky that everyone in my group wanted to take an active part in the culture and dancing which made it even more fun. The only advice I would give is to get up and do the chicken dance every time you are invited, you will regret it if you don't! Thank you for such an unforgettable experience, I will treasure the memories forever!

How can this program be improved?

Nothing could improve it! The staff were so kind and in the run up to the trip, we were given help an assistance along the way to make the trip planning as easy as possible and I'm sure our teachers would feel the same.

Alex
Male
50 years old
Malvern, Worcestershire

African Adventures - Harpenden Ghana Trip July - Aug 2016

9/10

A group of nine teenagers and one adult visited Ghana to develop an understanding of a very different culture and society by volunteering to teach and build in a school on the south-east coast of Ghana. We spent 17 days either helping the teaching staff meet their teaching objectives or helping build a classroom in a school with virtually no resources. And what a tremendous experience it was - I have spent a lot of time abroad and I can honestly say that my trip to Ghana was one of the most rewarding experiences that I have ever had.

The trip is designed to integrate the group into the local community and immerse them in the local culture and society as much as possible in a relatively short time...and it worked! I left Ghana feeling that we had developed a real understanding of the issues facing a developing sub-Saharan country, how they affect people and how they can be tackled in a sustainable fashion. I was also left with a deep respect for the wonderfully kind and generous people who opened their arms to us and made us feel incredibly welcome throughout the trip (the Ghanaians’ reputation for openness and friendliness is well-deserved).

Ghana is an extraordinarily beautiful and diverse country, steeped in rich history and culture, on the edge of developing rapidly, with some of the most friendly people in the world and a raft of opportunities unspoiled by tourism. Our trip was punctuated by two wonderful weekends: the first in the East, in the highland rainforests where monkeys eat plantains from your hands and you can wash away dirt and cares under the highest waterfall in West Africa; the second spent exploring the amazing and historic Cape Coast Castle,, taking a rope walk over the canopies of a beautiful rainforest and getting up close and personal with crocodiles!

I would recommend this programme unhesitatingly for any group who wishes to get a real insight into Ghana, its people, culture and issues. A beautiful country, a great programme and a genuinely valuable experience.

How can this program be improved?

It was exactly what I expected. There were a couple of very minor issues around preparation for building and teaching. But I would not have changed anything significant at all. African Adventures were superb.

Jacqui
Female
49 years old
Tamworth

scouting holiday of a lifetime

9/10

Wow. I barely even know where to begin. I have just returned from a visit to Woe in Ghana with a group of 21 explorer scouts and 6 leaders. We had a totally amazing time. The support staff were fantastic and the experience was so much more than any of us could have every expected. I will never forget how incredibly lucky I am and honoured to have been part of such an amazing adventure, watching the explorers grow in experience and maturity and being a part of such an awesome community. Can't wait to do it all again.

Mandy
Female
50 years old
Burton upon Trent

Ghana Easter 2016

10/10

Wow fantastic , myself and 26 others all from staffordshire scouts went to Ghana at Easter we taught at 2 different schools and built at the schools,the classroom experience was fantastic and so was the build the kids and staff at the schools were fantastic .All the staffs at our accommodation couldn't do enough for you and Kerry from African adventure was great we all were sad when it was time to leave ,we will be back and this time we have the experience and no exactly what we need to take and what classroom work to have planned in advance .The overall experience was fantastic we were looked after all the time and if we wanted to do any thing it was all ways sorted .Thank you to everyone who made this possible

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Steve
Male
61 years old
Brighton
Other

Making a difference!

9/10

This was my first experience of taking students to a developing country, and I wasn't sure how they would cope with the conditions and the poverty, but African Adventures helped them through the tears and range of emotions. It really was the most moving, inspiring, heartbreaking and worthwhile two weeks of my life, and one both I ,and my students, will never forget. It's very easy to 'give money to a charity' , but to actually be in a developing country, and to experience the inequality of life brings it home so much more. I was really proud of my students. If just one thing they did has inspired a Zanzibari child to finish education, to become a doctor, or an engineer, or go to college, the trip would have been worthwhile. They DID make a difference!

How can this program be improved?

There needed to be more forward planning from the school we visited. If we had known what we were teaching in advance we could have brought extention materials to enrich the Zanzibari children's lives.

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Kenya

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Ghana

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