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4 Daring Road Trips By Ghanaians That Have Made Headlines

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Ghanaians have a history of defying norms and achieving remarkable feats.

From Amadu Baba’s trailblazing journey to Yahaya Alpha Suberu’s voyage of historical significance, Nicholas Afedi Donkoh’s determination to defy stereotypes and recently the Wanderlust’s epic 10,000 KM trip, these individuals have etched their names in the history books.

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Their stories remind us that the road less travelled is not just a route, it’s the human courage, resilience, and the unquenchable thirst for exploration.

Below are Ghanaians who have etched their names in the annals of history with daring road trips.

Here’s a look at their incredible journeys:

1. Amadu Baba: Accra to London – A 14,000 Kilometer Odyssey

Amadu Baba made headlines when he embarked on a 35-day road trip from Accra to London in 1996. Accompanied by his friend Mr. Tony Flavell, the duo journeyed through African and European countries, covering 14,000 kilometres.

Their adventure took them through diverse landscapes, including Cote D’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Mali, Senegal, The Gambia, Mauritania, Morocco, Spain, Luxembourg, Belgium, Holland, and France.

Their journey concluded with a shuttle ride across the English Channel to the United Kingdom. Amadu’s courage and resilience continue to inspire generations.

2. Yahaya Alpha Suberu: Accra to Stockholm – Celebrating Ghana’s Independence

Yahaya Alpha Suberu made history in 2007 by becoming the first Ghanaian to travel from Accra to Stockholm by land.

Inspired by Ghana’s 50th-anniversary celebrations of independence, Suberu embarked on a 24-day journey covering nine nations. His 1986 2CV Citroen carried him through West Africa and Europe.

Despite challenges such as a gearbox breakdown in Mauritania, Suberu’s remarkable feat earned him international recognition.

3. Nicholas Afedi Donkoh: France to Ghana – A Road Less Travelled

In a quest to challenge stereotypes, Nicholas Afedi Donkoh embarked on a personal journey from his house in France to his hometown in Ghana.

Donkoh’s 4,900-mile road trip aimed to shatter preconceived notions and empower his fellow Ghanaians.

His adventure was fueled by the desire to showcase that individuals of all backgrounds can embark on remarkable journeys.

 

4. Thirteen Brave Hearts: From Ghana to the UK

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A team of thirteen Ghanaians recently etched their names in history by embarking on an epic road expedition from Ghana to the UK.

This intrepid team covered an astonishing 10,000 kilometres, a journey filled with challenges, border crossings, and a tapestry of cultures.

Their motivation was simple—inspired by tales of foreigners exploring Ghana, they set out to enjoy a similar adventure in reverse.

Their journey captured the nation’s imagination and culminated in a celebratory arrival in London, showcasing their fiery passion for adventure.

 

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