3 independent reviews for Ghana, Togo and Benin vacation

Reviews for Ghana, Togo and Benin vacation

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review 21 Jan 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Following the slave trails.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Make sure you wash your hands regularly. Make sure to ask if you can take a person photo and share the photo. Smile and be friendly. Understand that things move slower and don't get upset.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes we met people and shook hands smiled and sharing their festivities. We also added some to the economy. I have a better understanding of the people of that part of the world.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Our group was not a group of 12 but of 24 and at times 26. The local company thought out much of the time combined the groups and it really took away from the experience.

review 21 Jan 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Aspects relating to the slave trade

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Be prepared for long days in the minibus

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

No

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

This is individual, but many people on my trip had read no background information about places to be visited ...to my mind that is essential.
Chris emailing op to give response - AR 11/07)

review 19 Jan 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Visit to slave town/fort, attending a traditional funeral, voodoo festival.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Extremely long days - much longer than those approximated on the itinerary (basically double it for everyday).

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Definitely benefited local people and supported local enterprise etc

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Good - days were lengthy, hotels often had basic issues such as no hot water/no flushing toilet/weak or poor wifi/towels small - poor quality, may need to request one as only one in room for 2 people etc/no toilet paper etc even though the guide would phone ahead! - need to be patient. Food in hotels was poor and unorganised, and often late. The trip was advertised as a max group of 12 and this didn't happen for the majority of the trip - the guide was put under pressure to double up with another group and occasionally 2 other people came which spoilt the feel of the group/difficlult when walking around villages/forest walk etc

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