Culture Experience

founded in 2001
Samba Africa Voluntary Organization
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Coordinator | Daniel
Coordinator | Daniel
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Samba Africa invites you to come on an unforgettable trip to the land rich in history, culture and tradition. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Wheel Chairs


Stay with other volunteers in a rural setting

Discover Ghana’s incredible natural beauty and wildlife

Make positive and lasting impacts on a rural Ghanaian community

Make memories and new pictures you will never forget


”Akwaaba” means welcome to Ghana the land of gold, and the gateway and heart of West Africa! Ghana’s history started almost 2000 years – mainly trade in gold, salt, kola nuts and ivory existed among Ghanaian’s and sub African states, this brought Europeans to the shores of Africa and to the country formerly called Gold Coast.

Samba Africa Voluntary Organization invites you to come on an unforgettable trip to the land rich in history, culture and tradition. Meet Ghanaians – noted for their warmth, hospitality and friendliness. This Program takes place in Kumasi, a historical city of the Ashanti Kingdom of gold during the first 2-weeks of your arrival in Ghana.

Volunteer Activities

Volunteers will experience sites steeped in history and bustling markets with exquisite arts and crafts.

Sambas cultural immersion project offers many volunteers the opportunities to explore the villages and experience the cultural attractions assisting them to obtain knowledge of facts about the local culture and customs.

Participants will also get to know an ancient way of cooking / preparing meals, palm wine tapping, farming with a local host family, joining a community durbar, weaving of the colorful / popular kente cloth. Volunteers will be taking through trip sessions to the nearby villages. Samba Africa Voluntary Organization encourages all volunteers to apply for this project alongside their chosen projects in Ghana. This project would be supervised by a well-trained SAVO staff.

You are encouraged to bring out issues, discuss and gather as much information as possible

Typical day

Program lineup!

7 -14:00
First week (Twi lessons) Volunteers would be taking through a week of Ghanaian language (Twi) lessons with a professional Twi teacher. Lessons included: History of Ashanti’s kingdom (golden stool), and Ghana. Ghanaian local names and dates of birth Social and common words used in daily activities.

Welcome to SAVO-Ghana. Major facts about Ghana and the projects, host family, culture and profile of the region and necessary health precautions.

Class Begins
The of manner of Ghanaian greetings, conditions, age, introduce and identify people; phrases qualify and quantify people and objects, numbers etc. Visit the market and interact with the local community in free time.

DAY 3.
Class Continues
Colours, Weather, feelings, family, making request and commands with informal future tense, training, shopping and bargaining.

Class Continues                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Sight Seeing
A visit to the historic attraction centers, Ashanti palace museum, military museum, craft shop and principal streets o etc.

Class Continue 
Parts of the body, physical expressions, etc

Closing of Ghanaian language and culture program.

SECOND WEEK (VILLAGE STAYS) Volunteers would be transferred to a local historical village of Bonwire. During the village stay, volunteers would be staying with a local host family where they would have the advantages of practicising their language lessons with host families while observing the rural village life of Ghanaians and Africans.

Free-time activities

Weekends, are free days to volunteers. You may choose to travel out of town to see the many interesting sights and sounds in other parts of Ghana or hang out with your fellow volunteer(s) and/or locals in the neighborhood.

Weekend trips available include visits to Mole National Park in the Northern Region of Ghana. This National Park offers a great Safari-like experience and is one of the biggest Elephant Sanctuaries in Africa with the chance to spot Lions, Leopards & Antelopes in their natural habitat.
Volunteers can also take a trip to Cape Coast in the Central Region of Ghana to relax in the beautiful beaches and see the famous Cape Coast castle, the Kakum Canopy walkway and Elmina castle, where slave trade begun.



In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 07:00 - 14:00

What's Included

Services by Samba Africa Voluntary Organization
  • Airport pickup upon arrival
  • Hotel and meals bills in Accra upon arrival, before transfer to Kumasi/ Final Destination
  • Transport to host family / project site on First day
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Accommodation
  • Utility Bills
  • Meals – Breakfast, Lunch and Super (Dinner)
  • Samba T-Shirt
  • Free Sim Card/Data Sim
Airport Pickup at Kotoka International Airport

On the day (or night) of your arrival, SAMBA AFRICA VOLUNTEERING (SAVO) staffs will be at the airport to welcome you and transfer you to a hotel with air-conditioned rooms and restaurant only in the night of your arrival, Orientation and transportation to your assigned placement will be done the next morning following your arrival day but arrival in day time you will be transported to your destination (KUMASI).


The accommodation belongs to the host-families. There are always other people in the house as well; and they would be willing to give you some assistance. You would be placed in the same location with another volunteer - unless you specifically state that you like to be stayed alone. Participants coming as couple or pair will not be placed with other volunteers in the same bedroom. The volunteer(s) have their separate room - with a lock and key. Its advisable to come along with a mosquitoes net

Bedroom (Double) Bedroom (Single) Bungalow Guest Family
Food & Beverages

Host families will provide volunteers with breakfast, lunch and dinner during the working week.

Breakfast is usually ready by around 7am; however volunteer can eat later if you prefer to get up late. Lunch is usually packed by your host family in a lunch box so that you can eat at your project if you wish. Dinner is usually served around 6pm.

If you have special eating needs, you can inform us. Even though special eating needs are not something we can guarantee, we will do our best to meet your needs.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Kotoka International Airport (ACC) in Accra. We assist you to find cheap flights to Ghana.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Ghana provides security and is a plus to have.
If you are intending to volunteer in Ghana you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Ghana.

Dates & Fees


Details on arrival

The Program is available from January to December. You are welcome to join us all year!

Airport:  Kotoka International -Ghana

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2 - 50 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
5 weeks
9 weeks
17 weeks
50 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$256 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Samba Africa Voluntary Organization will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Samba Africa Voluntary Organization during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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