Jolinaiko Eco Tours - Experience West Africa!
Jolinaiko Eco Tours logo

Our name and logo

Jolinaiko: link with The Netherlands

The name Jolinaiko was put together by combining different names of Dutch friends who played an important role as contact points and advisors during the creation of this business. Our long-term friendships with people of Dutch origin living in Ghana and abroad have created a strong link and understanding with visitors from The Netherlands.


Eco tourism

We call ourselves an eco-tourism company. In short, we define eco tourism as a healthy, sustainable and friendly method of tourism. Our method is focused on experiencing local life style and respecting natural resources.

Besides the development of our own community based village lodges in Ghana and Togo, we include many official and unofficial eco-tourism projects in our tours.

Our logo: the Sankofa bird and compass

The Sankofa bird in the logo best explains the vision of Jolinaiko Eco Tours.

“Se wo were fi na wosan kofa a yenki” is the expression given by the Akan people of West Africa for this bird. Literally translated it means “it is not taboo to go back and fetch what you forgot.” Sankofa teaches us that we must go back to our roots in order to move forward.

The compass stands for the guided adventures we offer. We show our visitors the way to the most interesting spots West Africa has to offer, and then lead them surely and safely back!

The logo was designed by Remco Kalf, as a part of the ongoing support for Jolinaiko by the Dutch Stepping Stones for Africa foundation.

Travelling with Apollo is, apart from moving in with a family, probably the closest you can get to getting to know the Ghanaian way of life.

He takes you to remote places, travelling by local transportation, meeting beautiful people on the way. He has strong beliefs and ideals that he likes to share with other people, but always shows a lot of respect.

Julia van Leeuwen,
The Netherlands.