Get inside access from our local guides...

Each of our group trips to Kenya and Ghana are led by a local storyteller.

These leaders help us navigate their communities, share with us the behind-the-scenes of their storytelling process and lead workshops to help you improve your own storytelling skills. 

Our storytellers and local guides are...

  • Natives of Ghana & Kenya. We work with locals who have a deep understanding of the context and strong contacts on the ground.

  • Working professionals with an average of 5+ years of media experience. Our partners have honed their craft and have impressive portfolios to show for it.

  • Creative, entrepreneurial go-getters. They’ve launched podcasts, started media agencies and pioneered reporting in their chosen field. 

Humble brag! Their work has appeared in...


Here are just some of the storytellers you could be traveling with and learning from...

What’s included:

  • Pre-departure training on topics including: cross-cultural communication, anti-oppression and conscious storytelling

  • A virtual toolkit to familiarize yourself with the country's history and current affairs

  • Airport transfers

  • In-country orientation

  • Shared accommodations 

  • All meals (3 per day)

  • 24/7 support from a trip leader

  • All media workshops during the trip, delivered by an expert storyteller (complete list will be provided upon registration)

  • A donation to our community impact fund which supports the next generation of African storytellers

Not included: airfare, visa and medications

To ensure every trip participant gets personalized support, we cap our trips at 10 participants.

This experience promises to take you off the beaten path, stretch your thinking and connect you to some of the country's brightest minds. 

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“You usually don’t travel to a place and get thrown into a network, but that’s exactly what happened. Because people knew and trusted New Lens Travel, they trusted me. We spent a lot of time hearing what local people were saying and learning what their experiences were, instead of going in with helping hands… it was really valuable.”
— Julie G.
My experience was not only eye-opening, it was life changing. Interacting with local stroytellers taught me the value of perseverance and adaptability. When you travel, be prepared to challenge any expectations and stereotypes, including ones you didn’t know you had. If you’re on the fence about going: go! I can’t put into words how valuable this experience will be.
— Kallan L.
To be honest, people freaked out when I told them I was going to Africa. When I got to Ghana, I was angry at everyone who warned me not to go. I felt safe and I met nothing but amazing people and had awesome experiences... So when I went back home I focused on the idea of how we can change these assumptions people have about places.
— David V.

Ready for the experience of a lifetime?