Jolinaiko Eco Tours - Experience West Africa!


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Carlijn Brenninkmeijer | c_brenninkmeijer~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
I know Apollo since 2001. From the beginning I experienced him as a very reliable person who never lets you down. I have been four times in Ghana. Every time I met Apollo. He arranged a training period for my niece. He has the ability to work with all kinds of people. The best memories I have are from a cycling trip he organized at Aburi gardens. When you are an active person and you like to cycle I recommend this trip to everyone. You cycle through the fields, bush, a small river and you pass clay huts and small villages. Even in a 2 hour trip you are able to see a lot. I also went to Togo and Benin with Apollo. When my mother visited me he arranged a reliable driver for us. He never let me down.

Carlijn Brenninkmeijer

Saturday, January 15, 2005 at 14:37 hrs - The Netherlands
Erik Overmars | erik_overmars~AT~hetnet~DOT~nl
Hello everybody,

I have been travelling with Apollo on several trips and tours. He is friendly, sympathetic and very knowledgable. Above all, he is very reliable and flexible and will adjust his tours to meet your wishes. He has shown me the Ghanese way of living in Accra and in villages outside. I have also seen natural and cultural highlights, like Kakum national park, Fort El Mina and waterfalls. Any means of transportation is possible: buses, cars, taxi's, and riding a bike in the hills north of Accra is certainly worthwhile! Apollo will do his best to make your tour enjoyable!

Apollo, good luck with the creation of your website. Say hello to Cindy and take care!

Greetings, Erik

Thursday, January 13, 2005 at 23:01 hrs - the Netherlands
Julia van Leeuwen | juulvanleeuwen~AT~hetnet~DOT~nl
Travelling with Apollo is, apart from moving in with a family, probably the closest you can get to getting to know the Ghanaian way of life. He takes you to remote places, travelling by local transportation, meeting beautiful people on the way. He has strong beliefs and ideals that he likes to share with other people, but always shows a lot of respect. Whenever he feels someone is in need, he tries to help, in a quiet, modest way. Being very restless and normally having difficulties sitting still, somehow Apollo (without knowing it) showed me how wonderful it can be to just sit and watch the world go by, and to see how rich and beautiful small things can be. So, if you really want to get a touch of Ghanaian life, travel with Apollo. He took us to Volta region, but I think he can make a trip to any other region one to always remember.

Love, Julia

Thursday, January 06, 2005 at 12:09 hrs - The Netherlands
Cindy Noordermeer | cindy~AT~aandachtvooraids~DOT~nl
Although I am already for a long time in the country and used to travelling on my own, travelling with Apollo gives something extra to the trip. His attitude and the way of interaction takes away the gap between foreigners and the local people. For suretravelling with Apollo is making new friends from different levels of the society and learning a lot about local life and culture of the country. We travelled through the most fertile part of Burkina Faso (1 night in mud-stick house in a village near Nandom, 1 night in local village on the way, 2 nights in guesthouse in Bobo-Diaulasso, 2 nights in local guesthouse near Banfora,
2 nights in Goua and back to Ghana). We travelled in an extra ordinary wayby motorbike for one week. The routes where dirty, the accommodation basic in local villages...but I felt comfortableslept and eat terrific. Reallyone of my life-time experience.

Cindy Noordermeer, Accra, Ghana

Sunday, January 02, 2005 at 18:04 hr - Accra, Ghana
Marleen van der W. | marleensadres~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
In july and august 2004 I travelled for two months through Ghana. Because it was my first time in Africa and I was travelling on my own, I had to learn much to be self-sustainable. You can not undermine how helpless you are without a guide, at least the first time you visit this country.

Via via I got in touch with Apollo Panou. From the time he welcomed me at the airport untill one month later when I left him to travel by my self, he helped me with everything. He showed me much pretty places. Places you can not find with a guidebook. He took me to drink pito (a special brewed local drink) with old men in traditional villages. He showed me the Rastafariens because I was interested. He taught me how to wear my money, how to discuss with the ‘sellers’ and he cooked me the best traditional Ghanaien dishes.

If you want to travel on a budget, traditional way and to see the real Ghanaien lifestyle, Apollo is a very good guide. Very important to me was to travel with a guide you can trust and where you feel comfortable with, in this country which is so different then Europe or the US.

Marleen van der W.

Monday, December 27, 2004 at 13:32 hr - The Netherlands

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