Old Fadama (Agbogbloshie)

Old Fadama (Agbogbloshie)
Spanning about four acres (1.6 hectares) of wetlands just beyond Accra city limits, the slum of Old Fadama—also known as Agbogbloshie—is home to some 40,000 Ghanaians living in extreme poverty. While living conditions are challenging in one of West Africa’s largest slums, members of this innovative community use discarded machinery, appliances, and old computers to forge a living through creativity, ingenuity, and a positive outlook toward improving their neighborhood.

The Basics
Grasping the dynamics of Old Fadama is critical to understanding the capital city as a whole. While it’s possible to visit Old Fadama alone, a guided walking tour provides a sensitive introduction to the area while ensuring the safety of travelers. With a tour guide from the community, visitors can meet Old Fadama residents, hear their stories, and gain a better appreciation for the inventive ways the community salvages trash into a profitable treasure.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • A walk through this community can be an educational experience, offering visitors the opportunity to learn about the area’s history.
  • Wear closed-toed shoes suitable for walking over uneven surfaces.
  • Some Old Fadama tours donate proceeds to the funding of community projects.

How to Get There
The Old Fadama slum sits on the Korle Lagoon, northwest of Accra’s Central Business District. Due to the nature of the district and the sensitivity surrounding slum tours, it’s best to visit with a tour guide who understands the community and can offer valuable insight into daily life in Old Fadama.

When to Get There
Old Fadama is best visited during the day, when it’s possible to witness the salvaging industries in full swing. In Accra, humidity and precipitation are at their lowest between October and April, making these months the most comfortable time of year to visit.

A Note on the Ethics of Slum Tourism
We are sensitive to the issues and concerns surrounding slums, and we understand that tours of them may not be suitable for everyone. We strongly believe that these tours are educational and allow for a better understanding of life inside Old Fadama.
Adresse: Accra, Ghana
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Old-Fadama-Slum-Tour in Accra

Gewinnen Sie einen Einblick in das Leben in einem Slum von Accra auf einer 3-stündigen Kleingruppenwanderung durch Old Fadama (Agbogbloshie), einem Stadtviertel, in dem ein Großteil der Gemeinde in extremer Armut lebt. Gehen Sie an der Seite Ihres Reiseleiters und erfahren Sie, wie Einheimische ihren Lebensunterhalt durch die Demontage oder Instandsetzung von Maschinen und Elektronik verdienen. Lernen Sie Ghanaer kennen, die an den geografischen und kulturellen Grenzen Accras leben und arbeiten, und erfahren Sie mehr über den anhaltenden Konflikt zwischen verarmten Einwohnern und der nationalen Regierung.
  • Dauer: 3 Stunden
  • Dauer: 3 Stunden
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55,00 $ USD
Ab  
55,00 $ USD
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