I'm hoping to undertake two trips to West Africa in the near future.
The first along the coast, the second in the Sahel. Itinerary for
the first is as follows:
Abidjan -- Bouake, Nov 26-28
Accra -- Wa -- Tamale -- Kumasi Nov 28 - Dec 7
Lome Dec 7-9
Cotonou Dec 9-10
Ibadan Dec 10-12
There's a possibility of a side trip to Windhoek after Ibadan.
The principal purpose of the visits will be to talk to people who
have in some way been assisted by AfricaLink, to find out what we've
done wrong and right. The visit to Wa in Ghana is to have a look at
a Peace Corps project to provide Internet access to a couple of
production guilds for the marketing of their wares, and to provide
Internet access generally in the town.
Schedule permitting, I'd be happy to chat with interested individuals
at any of those stops.
I could use some advice. Private email responses appreciated:
Would someone be so kind as to write to me about how I might rent a
vehicle and driver from Accra to Wa and back, a total of about six
days? A rather durable vehicle would be required for at least part
of the Wa-Tamale road, or so I'm told, a Land Cruiser or maybe a
Pugeot with high clearance. I could also use help with accomodations
recommendations in Tamale, Kumasi, and even Accra. The PCV will be
finding me a place to stay in Wa.
I could also use advice on travel from Accra to Lome and Cotonou
overland. I've never done it, but hear that taxis are fairly fast
and reliable. Can anyone offer advice on how to do it? My thought
was to leave Accra on a Sunday morning for the trip to Lome. Then
leave Lome on the following Tuesday morning for the trip to Cotonou.
Is it realistic to expect that these are both half-day adventures?
If not, I'd probably have to skip Lome and fly to Cotonou.
Jeff @ Washington
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