Wanderlust Ghana’s Philanthropic Expedition: From Accra to London by Road
Philanthropists and Tourism Enthusiasts from Wanderlust Ghana Embark on Epic Road Trip from Accra to London
A group of thirteen adventurous philanthropists and tourism enthusiasts from Wanderlust Ghana, led by Teddy Kwabena Peprah, has undertaken an extraordinary road trip from Accra, Ghana, to London, England. The journey, which began on July 23, 2023, aims to cover a distance of approximately 10,000 kilometers and is expected to conclude by Sunday, August 6, or Monday, August 7. The ambitious travelers have traversed through various West African countries and Europe, making their way through diverse landscapes and experiences.
The journey commenced in Accra, with the group setting out on a remarkable expedition that took them through Ghana’s cities of Kumasi, Sunyani, and Dormaa. They crossed the border into Cote d’Ivoire and continued their voyage, passing through Mali, Senegal, and Mauritania before reaching Morocco. Subsequently, the group embarked on a ferry to Spain, marking their entry into Europe. As of Friday, August 4, the team was on the outskirts of Monaco, on the verge of entering France, the final leg of their incredible journey.
Although they initially embarked on the journey as a group of thirteen, the nature of one member’s job required a stop in Senegal, while two others disembarked in Morocco. Undeterred by the challenges of the road, the remaining members of the team pressed on, using a convoy of five Ghanaian-registered vehicles: a Mercedes Benz G-Wagon, two Toyota Land Cruisers (V8), a Lexus RX 350, and a Ford F150.
On average, each of the vehicles consumes approximately 250 liters of fuel daily, covering a remarkable distance of 800 to 900 kilometers per day. The journey has been characterized by diverse experiences, from traversing through desert terrains to enduring multiple brake pad changes for some of the vehicles.
The journey has not only been a remarkable feat of exploration but also a platform to raise funds for rural primary schools through EduSpots, a philanthropic organization.
Kwabena Peprah shared the group’s inspiration for embarking on this exceptional journey during a radio interview with Accra-based Peace FM. “We are explorers, and we are doing this for fun. We’ve read about people driving from Europe to Ghana all the time, and we also planned to do it, and we are almost there.” The team also revealed plans to embark on a drive from Accra to Cape Town in 2024.
Upon their arrival in London, the group intends to engage in various activities with the Ghana High Commission and the Ghanaian community, further advancing their philanthropic initiatives. Their journey serves as a testament to the spirit of adventure, exploration, and giving back to underprivileged communities.
For updates and insights into their journey, the team has been sharing videos and experiences on social media platforms, capturing their encounters with different cultures, landscapes, and challenges.
As they near the end of their epic expedition, the team remains resolute in their commitment to making a positive impact on their community and beyond, echoing the sentiment that their journey is a testament to the limitless possibilities of human determination and the pursuit of a noble cause.