Ghana # 4

Posted on December 26th, 2010 in Get Involved! by Administrator

Travel journalist¬†March Eveleigh is volunteering for MAPA in Ghana and this is his latest post…..

MAPA Blog 04

20-Dec 2010

We arrived in Tamale at dusk, just as the prayer call was wailing out from the town’s many mosques. The traffic was thick with bleating motorbikes and honking taxis. Men dodged between the vehicles in their long djelaba gowns and most women seemed to have their heads covered.

A red dusty haze from the Sahara’s harmattan wind hung in the beam of our headlamps. It seemed that we had already crossed the line into North Africa though we were still a fair way short of the Burkina Faso border..

The next day the sun rose on a very different landscape too. Perhaps the most spectacular we’ve seen so far with great bulbous hulks of baobabs rising out of grass that has been burnished the colour of a lion’s hide. After a lunch of curried eggs and lebanese bread in Bolgatanga we hit the track for a long dusty drive through wonderful African landscapes.

Next stop the remote Gbele National Park.

MAPA Blog 04
20-Dec 2010
We arrived in Tamale at dusk, just as the prayer call was wailing out from the town’s many mosques. The traffic was thick with bleating motorbikes and honking taxis. Men dodged between the vehicles in their long djelaba gowns and most women seemed to have their heads covered.
A red dusty haze from the Sahara’s harmattan wind hung in the beam of our headlamps. It seemed that we had already crossed the line into North Africa though we were still a fair way short of the Burkina Faso border..
The next day the sun rose on a very different landscape too. Perhaps the most spectacular we’ve seen so far with great bulbous hulks of baobabs rising out of grass that has been burnished the colour of a lion’s hide. After a lunch of curried eggs and lebanese bread in Bolgatanga we hit the track for a long dusty drive through wonderful African landscapes.
Next stop the remote Gbele National Park.

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