West African Tours makes great efforts to include tourism projects in our tours, which operate in line with our vision. We believe tourism should be organized in harmony with nature and local communities. We are guided by the notion that local people should be enabled to generate income from tourism to alleviate their poverty levels, alongside the preservation of our delicate natural resources and endangered animal species should be ensured and encouraged.
The Travel Foundation
The foundation was set up to assist unofficial guides, craftsmen, fruit sellers, stallholders & local taxi drivers, to sell their products & services to holiday-makers and to better engage in the wider tourism industry. It is part of a Responsible Tourism Partnership bringing together UK tour operators, ground tour operators, hoteliers & tourism bodies & these suppliers.
Our experienced meeting and event planners are there to help you to stay productive. In a fully equipped meeting space with the latest audiovisual technologies, five multi-functional break-out rooms and an elegant ballroom with the capacity to cater for events up to 600 guests are just one of the options we can offer.
In The Gambia
In The Gambia Tumani Tenda Camp a community evolved which is described as a religious community embracing certain values, notably a sustainable attitude to the natural environment, a socially responsible style of living, respect for the elderly, independence, self-sustainability and a sense of community. Farming, local cooking lessons canoe trips, tree planning are just some of the earth friendly activities offered
Mole and Kakum National Parks and the Assin Attandanso Resource Reserve are but two of many eco tourist attractions in Ghana. But, from opposite ends of the country, they beckon you to explore their lands, to contribute to the growth of sustainable economy and environment, and to leave having something to write home about.
The pleasant Tobe Forest is protected privately, by Alain Ratie and his collaborators. It aims to conserve natural resources based on local traditions and at local development through honey production, ecotourism and other income generating activities.