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#AccraToLondon: 10,000km Road Trip From Accra to London Finally Ended

It started with their love for travel, and adventure, and maybe, Lexus, but a daring 10,000km road trip from Accra to London that would give them a global name was probably not a challenge they envisaged at the start.

This journey of 13 ambitious Ghanaians— twelve men and one woman— started on July 23 and ended on Sunday, August 6 in London. That is fifteen days of talking to so many immigration officers than one would want in just about two weeks, crossing several borders, exploring new and exciting cultures, and moving from one continent to another. Nothing can be more audacious and adventurous, but also fun, as this trip.

In a Facebook post, one of the travelers, Kwabena Peprah, said they had harboured this plan since 2018. While they were planning the trip, the pandemic hit the world, causing borders to be closed.
“Since this travel bug had bitten us so badly, we had no choice but to begin a series of domesticated road trips to while away the time and acquire enough experience. To date, we have circled Ghana so many times that I have lost count. I know it’s somewhere in a high double-digit figure,” he posted.

The group also explained that they were inspired by stories of people traveling from foreign countries to Ghana and other African nations. They, therefore, decided to turn the tables and attempt this adventure as a fun activity, showcasing their adventurous spirit and passion for exploration.

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“We are explorers and we are doing this for fun. We read about people driving from Europe to Ghana all the time, and we also planned to do it and we are almost there,” one of the explorers said in an interview with Accra-based Peace FM during a stop in Spain.

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On Sunday, August 6, the group tweeted and shared videos of their arrival in Ashford, in the UK amidst a rousing welcome from Ghanaians and Africans alike.

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But this expedition, dubbed #DriveforDigitalisation is not just about the fun. Wanderlust Ghana will congregate support towards the EduSpots project which will enable thousands of people across 50 communities in Ghana and Kenya to have access to technology while building entrepreneurial skills in over 250 local volunteers.

Several Ghanaians have been fascinated by this adventurous initiative and have shown all forms of support on various social media platforms. If there’s anything that has unified Ghanaians other than Cecilia Dapaah’s case in the last couple of weeks, it is this 10,000km journey.

 

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