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Volta Region: Wli waterfalls, Akosombo Dam, Mt.Afadjato

One of the best weekend trips in Ghana with three amazing things to see/do :)   Fully recommended.

catching the balls

girls and me on the ride

girls and me on the ride

Starting from Accra by bus/car going to Akosombo – a small town first built to provide living space for the the workers building this amazing dam and later becoming a tourist spot. Akosombo dam is THE biggest man-made lakes in the world. It covers 3.6% of the land of Ghana. A friend of ours (Ghana-born Indian :) ) took me, Heleni, Jorien and Isabella for a ride on his boat across the lake – damn cool stuff :D His company is producing plastic stuff and everytime he comes he brings a bag of one of his products – a childs toy plastic ball that he throws in water for the kids from the fishing village to pick. Its a real fun sight as not just kids but whole village gets on boats and makes a race of who gets the most with those still on shore cheering for them :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akosombo_Dam

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Next is the time to climb Highest Mountain of Ghana – Mount Afadjato – with amazing 88O m :D

slovak posing on top of Ghana

slovak posing on top of Ghana

Slovakia vs Ghana

Slovakia vs Ghana

It sounds like an easy thing to do but in the heat and humidity its a real torture and getting to the top not being covered with sweat is impossible. The view is great to Ghana on one side and Togo on the other. Add to it the walk through jungle and the cool signpost on the top and you have a very good reason why to do the climb.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Afadjato

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And the third is the most amazing part of the trip and actually one of the best things to do in Ghana – take a shower under a 60 m tall shower – the Wli waterfalls. Its a two level waterfall that is very easy to reach from the village of Hohoe by foot, first you get to the lower stage with a beautiful lake and waterfall and hundreds of fruit hanging on the walls above you and than those who feel like can climb to the upper level (some 1,5 hr hike up the hill through jungle), where you find another lake and a waterfall that you can partly climb (trying at least to climb the rocks while the water is falling on you from the sky). This was the only time in Ghana we actually felt cold because the water was chilly and air too. The water was actually coming from Togo :)

http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/features/artikel.php?ID=105563