If immersion into a way of life drives your travel plans, Ghana is the place to go to experience a West African existence.

Be introduced by locals to basket weaving, fishing, farming, cooking, and even to the fetish priest (a figure who communicates between the living and the dead).

Being part of rural life is the essence of this trip. It’s slow, simple travel at its best, with forests, waterfalls, foothills and beach time thrown in.

TravelLocal’s 12-day Nature, Art and Village Life trip costs from £1,130 pp (two sharing) including B&B, transfers, excursions and the services of a local guide. Flights extra.

Call TravelLocal on 0117 325 7898, www.travellocal.com.