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Ella | backstreets~AT~web~DOT~de
Thank you Cindy for arranging such a wonderful 10 day trip for me and my husband! An especially warm thank you to Fofo, our guide and driver - he made the trip a wonderful experience! His explanations, stories and choice of places were just perfect! We highly recommend both Jolinaiko Ecotours and Fofo - many thanks from Berlin!

Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 15:55 hrs - Berlin, Germany
Carla F Wallace
My sister and I and a longtime friend recently completed a Jolinaiko Tour through Ghana, Togo and Benin. Learning more about the slave trade, colonialism and the strong cultural traditions of today's West Africa is a transformative experience. Our guide Boris is well informed, thoughtful and helped us learn so much more than we could have anticipated. Despite bumpy roads, our driver Ben navigated with certainty and good humor. I would highly recommend Jolinaiko Eco Tours to anyone traveling to West Africa.

Monday, March 25, 2013 at 16:33 hrs - Louisville, Kentucky USA
Naomi Wallace
We had two weeks in Ghana, Togo and Benin. Extraordinary, beautiful, amazing trip! And our tour guide, Boris, was wonderful, so well informed, and took great care of us. Our driver, Ben, was also excellent and navigated the sometimes bumpy roads with ease. If you are thinking of going to Ghana, go with Jolinaiko Tours! Highly recommended.

Friday, March 22, 2013 at 21:05 hrs - England
Birgit Pichat | birgit~DOT~pichat~AT~voresmarked~DOT~dk
Just returned after 10 wonderful days with my daughter in Ghana organised by Jolinaiko Eco Tours. Very much thanks to our fantastic guide Wisdom, I really feel that we learned a lot about Africa and ofcourse Ghana - the culture, the history, the people. We both fell in love with this amazing country, its proud and very kind people, its beautiful nature and fascinating culture. I will definitely recommend to others to do a similar trip with Jolinaiko Eco Tours.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 16:07 hrs - Danmark
Caroline Polak | cepolak~AT~gmail~DOT~com
We just finished a trip with Francis through Ghana. It was a great experience! He was such a nice man, a driver,a guide , a compagnio, all in one person united. Besides he has a lot of knowlegde about all aspects of Ghanian life! He understood our wishes and needs very well: we were very glad we traveled with him and hope to meet him again! Jitske and Caroline

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 15:23 hrs - Netherlands
Effy Perry | perry~AT~shib~DOT~co~DOT~il
Dear Cindy & TT
I would like to thank you for the beautiful trip you have arranged for us in your amazing country. Special thanks to TT who was not only a very good driver but also a great person with a lot of knowledge, patient and made our trip so wonderful. We hope to visit Ghana again in the future, Effy Perry

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 22:39 hrs - Tel Aviv Israel
Martina & Peter Finck | martina~AT~finckfamily~DOT~de
We were planning to visit Ghana and were fortunate enough to come across the Jolinaiko Ecotours Internet page. We appreciated the 'area of interest' section of the contact form very much. Thus and with the always friendly and competent help of Cindy we were able to put together a trip that suited our interests best. Isaac, our guide, was very competent, always friendly and eager to give us all the information to better understand his country and its open and welcoming people. We also were very lucky to have Kauwawa as our driver. He was the first person we met in Ghana and we appreciated his friendly way as well as his calm and responsible way to drive very much. So we had a wonderful two weeks trip in Ghana that we shall never forget. Thousand thanks to the stuff of Jolinaiko Ecotours!
May 6th, 2012

Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 14:11 hrs - Wachtberg near Bonn, Germany
Ralph Wolf | wolfdwi~AT~aol~DOT~com
Trying to arrange transportation in Ghana over the internet can be very daunting! However, Jolinaiko made it very easy and they sure delivered! Our driver Wisdom was the best! You really need a savvy driver to find your way thru the horrible tieups even on the main roads. Due to Wisdom's efforts, we were able to maintain our ambtious schedule which included a visit to our son's Peace Corp site in one of the most remote regions of Ghana. Thank you Jolinaiko (especially Wisdom) for making this happen!

Sincerely,
Ralph & Sandra Wolf

Monday, April 16, 2012 at 14:45 hrs - Melbourne Florida
Carolien en Martine | martinegrootendorst~AT~online~DOT~nl
Na eerst enkele dagen op eigen gelegenheid in Beyin en Elmina hebben gebivakkeerd, hebben we ons heel luxe 7 dagen door een deel van Ghana laten rijden. Evans was ons uitstekende "driver" De Defender voldeed ook, al is die misschien niet zo eco ;-)! We hebben veel gezien, moeilijk te beschrijven. Ghana je moet het ruiken, proeven en ondergaan. De mensen zijn over het algemeen open voor een praatje, wat wij heel leuk vonden. Onze lodges Stumble Inn, Lake Point, Bobiri, Mountain Lodge en Aylos waren prima. Wij hebben genoten en kunnen Ghana en Jolinaiko zeker aanbevelen. Wij hopen nog eens terug te kunnen komen, want er valt nog zoveel te zien en beleven.

Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 14:31 hrs - Nederland
Karen G. P. | kwwoman~AT~rogers~DOT~com
I originally thought I could plan a two-week Ghana tour myself. However, the more research I did, the more I realized I needed some expert advice, particularly on where to stay and what to see, if I were going to make the most of my visit.

I was so fortunate to find Jolinaiko Eco Tours!

Their website's initial contact form includes an 'areas of interest' section, which I really appreciated. I was able to inform them of my interests immediately and ensure that my trip was truly tailored to my needs and preferences. During the planning process, Cindy and I communicated regularly by email to fine-tune the details. Cindy was always prompt, thorough, and friendly with her replies to my many questions. The accommodation Cindy arranged for me was varied and reasonably priced. Her sightseeing plans balanced new experiences with time for relaxation and reflection.

TT Mensah, my driver and guide, met me in Sunyani July 6, 2011 and from there we toured the country, from Mole National Park, Nkoranza, Lake Bosumtwi, Ho, Atimkopu, the Cape Coast area, and finally Accra before my flight home July 20.

I have high praise for TT. He is the best! TT became a friend as much as a guide and his conversations with me taught me so much about Ghana's history and culture. I wanted to get some understanding of the Ghanaian mind-set and he answered every one of my questions in detail, often adding examples from his and family's life. He was always on the lookout for opportunities for me to experience the real Ghana. Thanks to TT, I learned so much, right down to how bananas and ground nuts make a quick and delicious lunch, and how plantain chips make a great snack when you're on the road! TT always ensured that I was comfortable and safe and I appreciated his attention to every detail of my trip.

Many thanks to Jolinaiko Eco Tours for making my first trip to Africa a truly unforgettable experience. And congratulations Cindy, Apollo, and Senam on the birth of your beautiful baby Dzifa Annabelle.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 15:33 hrs - Waterloo, ON, Canada
Jopie en Piet M.
In februari 2011 zijn wij door Ghana gereisd. Vooraf hebben we ons goed laten informeren hoe we dat het beste konden doen. We wilden veel van het land zien, we wilden ook zien hoe de Ghanezen leven en we wilden het in vrij korte tijd doen, tien dagen. We hadden geen idee wat ons te wachten stond, hadden natuurlijk wel verhalen gehoord van vrienden die in Ghana of in een ander land van Afrika waren geweest, maar voor ons zou het allemaal nieuw zijn.

Uiteindelijk hebben we er voor gekozen om onze reis te laten organiseren door Jolinaiko Eco Tours van Cindy en Apollo. We hebben gereisd in een Toyota 4runner met Teetee als chauffeur en gids. Een geweldige man, die op al onze honderden vragen een antwoord kon geven: over het land, over de regering, over de economie, over de stammen, over de Ashanti en hun koninkrijk, over de slavenforten, noem maar op. Hij zal er ook wel eens naast hebben gezeten, maar voor ons fungeerde hij als een bron van kennis en goede adviezen. Als we alleen door het land hadden moeten reizen hadden we niet zo veel kennis opgedaan en waren we niet zo ver gekomen als nu.

Cindy had voor ons een route uitgestippeld, die we bijna helemaal volgens plan hebben gedaan. We hebben onderweg een Arboretum bezocht, waar we van alles over bomen en het gebruik ervan te weten kwamen, we zijn in Kumasi in het oude paleis van de Ashanti-koningen geweest en hebben daar de grootste markt van West Afrika bezocht; we hebben het project Hand in Hand Operations in Nkoranza bezocht, een project (gesteund door donaties) voor kinderen en enkele ouderen met een verstandelijke beperking, en hebben daar ook een nacht geslapen. We hebben twee nachten in Mole National Park doorgebracht en hebben vlak daarbij een Ecovillage bezocht, zeer indrukwekkend. In die omgeving zijn geen verharde wegen, de kuilen zijn soms erg diep; we waren erg blij met onze 4Runner. Aan de rand van het Park ligt het dorp Larabanga, waar de oudste moskee staat van Ghana, uit 1421!

De rondleiding door Larabanga onder leiding van de Assemblyman Atiti ons met de neus op de armoede van de lokale bevolking: de economie stelt er weinig voor, er wordt nauwelijks geld verdiend. Weer terug in de meer bewoonde wereld zijn we met grote kano met motor naar Atsiekpoe gevaren, een dorp dat gesteund wordt door Jolinaiko Eco Tours. In dat dorp werden we vergast op een traditionele dans van de plaatselijke jeugd, waar we zelf ook aan mee mochten doen. We sliepen daar in lemen hutten en konden aan den lijve ervaren hoe het is om in een hut te slapen zonder licht, zonder stromend water, met als enig comfort een bed.

We hebben werkplaatsen bezocht, waar kralen werden gemaakt (Cedi-beads) en een Kente-weverij (in Hohoe) We zijn in een Apen Sanctuary geweest, hebben een waterval bezocht (Wli) , een toeristisch project dat door de plaatselijke bevolking wordt gerund. En we hebben het echte ‘Out-of-Africa’ gevoel beleefd in Bobiri Tropical Forest, waar het vlak voor onze komst behoorlijk had geregend en waar we ’s avonds laat nog werden getrakteerd op een heerlijk maaltijd van de kok, die de volgende ochtend als gids voor ons fungeerde op een wandeling door het tropisch bos. De bast van veel bomen wordt gebruikt voor het maken van medicijnen, voor elke kwaal lijkt er wel een boom te zijn die genezing kan bieden. De bosgeesten die er volgens Teetee ook zouden huizen hebben wij niet waargenomen.

Al met al zien wij terug op een prachtige reis door Ghana, die ons heel veel indrukken heeft gegeven; wat ons erg heeft getroffen is de gastvrijheid van de Ghanezen en hun vrolijkheid, jun optimisme, ondanks de soms belabberde omstandigheden waarin zij leven.
Jolinaiko heeft een prachtige reis voor ons georganiseerd voor een redelijke prijs. Cindy, Apollo en Teetee, zeer bedankt voor deze geweldige ervaring.

Jopie en Piet

Friday, June 17, 2011 at 19:06 hrs - Netherlands
Daine van den Brand | dainevandenbrand~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
According to tourists who travelled with Jolinaiko and my own experiences working with them for 6 months I can say that Jolinaiko is not merely a business but an organization who put all their effort and more importantly their heart in providing the best for both tourist and locals. This compassion for their region and its residents reflects in their tours, many tourists got inspired during their trip and speak about an astonishing, memorable experience.

The enthusiastic guides put your tour even into a higher level. They are all very committed to their job in accomplishing your wishes and provide you with the company and knowledge of your interest.

Daine van den Brand
Student, International Tourism management and Consultancy at the NHTV, Breda.

Friday, June 17, 2011 at 19:03 hrs - Netherlands
Rene Douma | r~DOT~douma~AT~home~DOT~nl
Een hele fijne rondreis gemaakt van Goede vrijdag t/m bevrijdingsdag 2011. We hadden Wisdom als chauffeur en dit was heel fijn: prima chauffeur en gids en hij is zeer zorgzaam en behulpzaam. Heel veel gezien o.a Cape Coast, Kumasi en de Ashanti koning!, Berekum, Bosumptwi Lake en Volta meer + Ho en Accra zelf natuurlijk. Prima auto en accomodaties behalve Biapka Mountain Paradise

Sunday, May 8, 2011 at 18:45 hrs - Netherlands
Anouk Zijlstra | anoukz~AT~gmail~DOT~com
As a travel writer I had many specific sights and hotels I wanted to visit while traveling in Ghana. Jolinaiko was the perfect tour company for me, since I could take public transport, hire a car and get to see a range of hotels and sights along the way. I had researched my itinerary quite extensively, but found that Cindy had much better suggestions than I could have ever come up with based just on guide books and other traveler reports. Her insider knowledge was invaluable in planning our excellent ten day tour through Ghana. Isaac was my guide in Accra, we covered all the sights and more, enjoyed a soccer match at the Accra stadium, sweated in many tro-tros and weaved through markets and colorful neighborhoods. His knowledge is excellent, and he has such a pleasant personality it was just a pleasure to spend a few days with him. Francis was our driver and guide for the 7 day road trip to Elmina, Kumasi and Akisombo. His driving was superb, his company was a joy, and we did not want our days to end. We got to see live music in Kumasi, the amazing fish market in Elmina, tried fufu, banku and lots of other wonderful Ghanaian dishes along the way. Francis also took us to see a traditional healer something we would never have been able to experience without his help. And he introduced us to Hip-life, it became the soundtrack of our journey together! Our last morning was spent at Atsikpoe, where Jolinaiko has initiated several community projects and is the home of their eco-lodge. What a great way to end our trip, it is a real inspiration and we would highly recommend a stay here. We cannot thank you enough Jolinaiko team! Anouk and Gilly, (USA and France).

Monday, April 11, 2011 at 22:31 hrs - USA
Marcell
Wonderful website: joli-ecotours.com!! I am planning a trip to Togo and Benin for August. I am hoping you can plan the trip. Keep up the good work.

Sunday, April 10, 2011 at 01:26 hrs - France
family Watson & Droogh | watson~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
In de voorjaarsvakantie dit jaar niet naar de wintersport maar een rondreisje in Ghana gemaakt met Jolinaiko Eco-tours. Een geweldige ervaring. Natuurlijk is een week of eigenlijk 5 dagen niet al te lang, maar wat hebben we veel kunnen doen. Met Apollo als gids bleek elke dag een avontuur. We hadden vooraf in overleg met Cindy een reisplan gemaakt en verbleven in kleine rustig gelegen hotels. Uiteraard bezochten we het Eco dorp dat door Cindy en Apollo ondersteund wordt. Daarna reisden we door naar Kumasi, maar niet zonder een bezoek te hebben gebracht aan Cedi beads. Daar worden de prachtigste glazen kralen gemaakt en geregen tot armbanden en kettingen. In plaats van twee nachten in Kumasi kozen we ervoor om een nacht in het Bobiri Rainforest door te brengen en van daaruit naar Kumasi door te reizen, een uitstekende keuze als je van tropisch regenwoud houdt en liever niet al te lang in een stad doorbrengt. In Kumasi uiteraard het Ashanti museum en paleis bezocht. Onderweg van Kumasi naar Elmina nog een palmwijn’makerij’ bezocht evenals een tussen’fort’ van de slavenhandel. Gelukkig ook nog net de laatste guided tour van de Canopy Walk gehaald. De laatste dagen doorgebracht in het prachtige Ko-Sa beach resort, wat nog mooier was dan de internetsite deed vermoeden.

Van daaruit uiteraard het slavenfort te Elmina bezocht, een zwarte bladzijde in onze geschiedenis.

Al met al een zeer indrukwekkende vakantie die met dank aan Apollo en de chauffeur, al met al heel soepel verliep.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 19:44 hrs - Nederland
Beverly and Harold Griffith
We appreciated so much Apollo’s candid conversations; his devotion and loyalty to West African culture was always evident. We are proud to have experienced every day with him—the historical sites, the religious places, the crafts, the gold mining, the palm wine making, our meeting the High Chief (King), night voodoo sacrifice, markets, …. We loved seeing the people—always moving, working, priding themselves on their appearance right down to each strand of hair so beautifully braided, happy and jovial, …. Our driver was excellent.

Of course, Cindy’s planning with our input was a huge success since it was over and beyond what Bev could devise from “normal” group tour itineraries, for example, one night staying in Possotomme rather than returning to a major city. We had never done the “pick-and-pay-but-not-book” hotels and “Pay-gas”, but we liked it! It was just like getting to book our own hotels, because Cindy let us choose each property—plus, her experience was a very helpful supplement to what our guidebooks and internet sites stated.

We speak from the experience of having traveled in 227 countries on Travelers Century Club’s list and 150 of the 195 nations on International Travel News’ list.

Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 04:27 hrs - California, USA
Lucie Gipon
Ghana was een fijn land voor een actieve gezins-kerst-rondreis.
Leuke wandelingen in het tropisch bos, lekker zwemmen in de Volta rivier, in Lake Bosumtwe, bij de watervallen in Oost- Ghana, en natuurlijk in zee. Ook onderweg (1500 km in 2 weken, auto met chauffeur) natuurlijk veel "alledaags leven" te zien.
Verder prima geslapen,op steeds weer andere plekken, kleine guesthouses, tentjes en het "tree-platform"
Met tot slot de slavenforten aan de kust en een gezellige ouderjaarsavond in het Ko-Sa Beach Resort

Sunday, January 9, 2011 at 11:52 hrs - Venray, Holland
Family Schonk | familieschonk~AT~gmail~DOT~com
From June till August 2010 we have travelled with our 3 kids(5, 8 and 11 years old) through Ghana, Togo and Benin for 8 weeks. We stayed for 3 weeks in the traditional villages Gowrie, Karimenga and Sognaayilli in the northern part of Ghana (near Bolgatanga and Tamale). This was arranged via Meet Africa. The other 5 weeks we have travelled with Jolinaiko tours. The program was set up very well by Cindy and completely fullfilled our needs and wishes. It was a great, great experience to travel together with our guide Apollo, as well as for us as for the children. The numerous discussions and talks we had about the life in West Africa, the visits to the villages, markets and meetings with the local people and their traditions, the chats and laughs we had, the games we played makes it a once in a life time experience for all of us. Travelling by car with a guide and driver (in our case Evans and Nashirou) is to our opinion the most convenient way to cross these countries. It felt safe, in our case with the kids off course the most important aspect, we have visited places and regions you can't easily reach by public transport, we were flexible and we have seen and heard a lot of the country, the people and its habits. We left Ghana with the feeling that we have really experienced the life in West Africa! Apollo and Cindy, thank you very much!
(for more detailed stories and experiences, see familieschonk.waarbenjij.nu, in dutch)

Monday, August 30, 2010 at 11:31 hrs - Delft, The Netherlands
Inge | groetjesinge~AT~gmail~DOT~com
We had a great trip from Mole park in the North back to the south, with driver Ben. It's very skilfull of the drive that he can drive so relaxed trough the very bussy and chaotic traffic of Ghana. We stayed in the wonderfull accomodations in the middle of the nature.
Thanks for the fantastic journey and the terrific organisation.
Greetings Andrea and Inge

Monday, May 24, 2010 at 11:46 hrs - Holland
Ron Mitchell and Marilynn Windust | rmitchell61~AT~cox~DOT~net
We had a fascinating time traveling with Apollo from Ghana to Benin. Please check-out my travel article on www.gonomad.com, entitled, "Benin and Togo: The Birthplace of Voodoo." Thanks, Apollo, for guiding us through public transport and giving us a sensational insight on the African culture, one that we would have never found on our own.

Best,

Ron Mitchell

Friday, April 16, 2010 at 16:34 hrs - United States
Jean-Marc, Benjamin (16) et Nathalie | jmemery~AT~videotron~DOT~ca
Il y a un an déjà nous visitions la belle région de la Volta, puis la Côte du Ghana en compagnie de Francis. Quel voyage agréable! Francis et l'équipe de Jolinaiko ont été attentifs à nos besoins et soucieux de répondre à nos désirs. même celui de dormir dans la jungle!!! Merci pour les suggestions d'itinéraire, d'hôtels, de restaurants et d'activités. Merci pour la prudence du chauffeur, sa bonne compagnie et sa ponctualité. On recommande à tous les Canadiens de faire confiance à Jolinaiko.

A year ago we had the chance to visit the Volta region and the Coast of Ghana with Francis. Francis and the Jolinaiko team helped in making this trip a wonderful experience. We even had the chance to sleep in the jungle!!! Thanks for the good recommendations regarding hotels, activities and restaurants. Thanks for the safe driving and punctuality. We highly recommend!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 04:01 hrs - Québec, Canada
Rianne | riannebleeker18~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
Hai Cindy en Appollo, Wat een prachtige documentaire over jullie boeiende leven! Ik ben afgelopen jaar drie maanden naar Ghana geweest om een afstudeeronderzoek te doen binnen een weeskinderenproject in de volta region, kadjebi distrct. Ik vond het een geweldige levenservaring die ik nooit meer vergeet. Door het programma grenzeloosverliefd werd ik weer opnieuw meegenomen naar mijn avontuur. Ik wens jullie heel veel geluk in de toekomst! Als ik nog eens naar Ghana terug ga zal ik zeker gebruik maken van jullie geweldige reisorganisatie:-). Ghana mag trots zijn op zulke actieve burgers! Dikke kus Rianne ps. wist me in het engels niet zo goed uit te drukken.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at 22:33 hrs - Nederland
Piet Gremdaat | piet~DOT~gremdaat~AT~gmail~DOT~com
Loved staying with you guys. You can contact me via my email Cheers !

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at 21:06 hrs - Netherlands
Fam. van de Ven | janven~AT~chello~DOT~nl
Last week we returned from a fantastic journey (3 weeks) in Ghana and Togo. West-Africa will be in our hearts for ever. We are very gratefull to our driver Azey en our fantastic guide and friend Isaac. You made this tour complete and we will never forget this wonderfull experience. We could always rely on you and we learned about the history, the customs and cultures of these countries. And we had a lot of fun together. Isaac, we hope to meet again!! Cindy en Apollo, bedankt voor de uitstekende organisatie van deze reis.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at 23:52 hrs - Steensel, Holland
Edith Ahlers
We just returned home from having the most wonderful 2 week trip through the Volta Region with Frances. He is a treasure! What a good careful driver he is despite the road conditions. His pleasant, friendly and upbeat nature was a joy to be around. He introduced us to as many local foods and customs as we could absorb. For me, my husband, and two teenage children.we want to express our true delight with all the services we received from Jolinaiko Ecotours. From the first communications with Cindy, to the last bite of FuFu with Frances, it was one of the best trips we have ever taken!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at 23:04 hrs - Colorado, USA
Gemma | groot~DOT~gemma~AT~gmail~DOT~com
In the end of July, I travelled four days with Apollo through the Volta region. As I read enthusiastic travel stories about this area, I was really excited to go there. Nothing was less true, I really enjoyed my trip! It was interesting because Apollo showed me traditional villages without any other tourists. One of the villages was Atsiekpoe where I met the local Ewe people. I found it very impressive to see the way the local people live and work and to learn about their traditions and believes. I experienced this village as pure. It was nice to see how Jolinaiko Eco Tours sponsors the village and let the people feel proud of their own beautiful culture. Apollo is also an Ewe, and he explained me much about his culture. There is so much to do and visit in the Volta Region and four days isn’t enough to visit everything. I was happy to discuss my travel interests with Cindy, so that I saw everything in my interests. It was a pity to have bad weather in Amedzofe and it wasn’t possible to do the mountain hiking. Together with Apollo we changed the program and we visited an interesting batik center in Ho in stead. I hope there is time to come back and do the rest of Ghana, Togo and Benin with Jolinaiko Eco Tours. Thanks for this memorable trip! Gemma

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 at 17:18 hrs - The Netherlands
Sanne Geldermans | sannegeldermans~AT~hotmail~DOT~com
A son called Senam. Wonderfull! Congratulations!

Friday, May 29, 2009 at 19:19 hrs - Alkmaar
Hester
Dear Apollo and Cindy, First of all I would like to congratulate you with your new born ! Congratulations ! I hope everything went well. I would like to thank you for a wonderful stay in Ghana. The programme was really good, I really got the chance to see authentic Ghana. The villages with spokesmen and chiefs. There even was 1 village who could not be reached by car, only by canoe, what an experience crossing the Volta river ! Everyone was so nice and friendly. Everywhere in the Volta Region people greeted me with the words "Woezor" which means welcome. I danced with the locals, I had Tilapia and Banku, I drank palmwine. In the Ashanti region I visited Kumasi and even saw the soccer match Ghana-Benin in the stadium. In the south, Cape coast, I visited the Cape Coast Castle and Elmina Castle, it tells the slavery history, which was very impressive and still unbelievable that these cruelties really took place. I also would like to thank you so much for giving me Francis as my guide/driver. He is so proud of his country and knows so much about it. He is very flexible and a very good travel companion. He knows I love photography, so he was willing to stop anywhere I wanted to make a picture. Thanks to Francis my stay in Ghana was an experience never to forget. Thanks you so much ! Akpe !

Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 09:35 hrs - Amsterdam
Christa and Guenter Neuenhofer
Dear Apollo, dear Cindy, We would like to thank Apollo for this extraordinary tour to Togo and Benin. It was a fantastic tour with all the Voodoo experiences Apollo organized for us. He really managed to organize something special every single day. And we really feel like having travelled with a “dream team”: Apollo as someone who is a good organizer and somebody who is always in a good mood, likes joking and seems to have music in his blood that makes him dance whenever he hears a sound. We enjoyed that very much; but it was also nice to travel with Abdoulai. He is such a friendly and caring person. And he really drives well and carefully. So we like to say thank you again. For Cindy and her baby we wish all the best. We are convinced that it will be the most beautiful child in Accra!

Friday, May 8, 2009 at 18:25 hrs - Germany

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