Wanderlust Ghana, a group of Philanthropic and Tourism enthusiasts, have completed a 10,000 kilometre expedition, over land, from Accra to London.
The group, made up of 11 men, and a woman, covered the 10,000 kilometre journey through Aburi, Nsawam, Kumasi, Sunyani to Dormaa and then entered Cote d’Ivoire via Gonokrom in 16 days; starting July 23, 2023 and arriving at their destination on Sunday, August 6, 2023.
The group made the journey using five different Ghanaian registered vehicles; a Mercedez Benz G-Wagon, two Toyota Landcruisers (V8), Lexus RX 350 and a Ford F150, Raptor.
The group, made up of Richard Anim, Kwadwo Saka, Kwame Peprah, Kofi Peprah, Kwadwo Prakah-Asante, Franklin Peters and his son Quincy, Joseph, Cyprian Ed, Kwabena Ayirebi and his brother Kojo, and the pack’s only female, Nana Afua Serwaa, beat all odds to make this remarkable journey.
Nana Afua Serwaa, the only female in the group, is an auto mechanic on a mission to master the mechanics of autos in a variety of terrains and climates.
According to Kwabena Peprah, a member of the group, the expedition is also being used to raise funds for rural primary schools in Ghana.
Speaking in an interview with the BBC about the journey, Kwabena Peprah explained that “the simplest answer is why not. We are adventure enthusiasts and tourism enthusiasts. We’ve been driving around our continent, we’ve been driving around our country and we decided to take it to the next level.”
“But most importantly we knew we will get some traction with the media and we’d use it to raise funds to help under served communities in our country through EduSpots, which is a philanthropy organization, which creates educational hotspots for schools in deprived areas.”
The group arrived in London about a couple of hours ago amidst cheers from supporters.