SLEEP IN THE TREETOPS
You didn't realize Ghana has rainforests? Surprise! Explore Ghana’s most accessible animal haven, Kakum National Park. Scale the treetops on Ghana’s only canopy tour and keep your eyes peeled for monkeys and birds. For an extra dose of adventure, and perhaps even a super-rare glimpse of an elephant, camp out in one of the tree houses scattered throughout the park.
MEET THE SACRED MONKEYS OF TAFI ATOME
According to legend, when the residents of Tafi Atome moved almost 200 years ago, monkeys were seen in the nearby sacred forests that they believe had followed them on their journey. Considered 'representatives of gods', the people of this region protected the monkeys and the heritage of their sacred grove. Today, you can visit these friendly inhabitants and try your hand at feeding them a banana!
FISH AMONG THE PALM TREES
Along the palm tree lined shores of the Volta Region, local fishermen launch their boats at dawn to make a living on their daily catch. As you wait for the boats to return for the evening, there's plenty of opportunities to enjoy water sports, stroll through the sacred woods, or even visit a crocodile farm!
DISCOVER GHANA'S WILDLIFE
Have you ever met a genet? What about a western kob, grey duiker, bushbuck, serval, or civet? These unique animals, as well as baboons and monkeys, make their home at the Volta Region's Shai Hills Game Reserve and Quarry, along with 175 species of birds. So take a trip and discover your new favorite animal!
ENJOY LIFE IN ACCRA
If you find yourself missing the niceties of urban life, Accra is the place! Ghana’s capital city provides a striking contrast to Hohoe’s small-town feel. Slip into the air conditioned mall for a movie or a snack from the food court, and find yourself surrounded by hip young urbanites clad in leather pants and high heels. For a bit of culture, explore Accra's museums or wander through one of the outdoor weekend markets.
BOAT ACROSS LAKE VOLTA
Lake Volta, one of the world's largest man-made lakes, dominates the landscape of eastern Ghana at over 3,000 square miles. Boat across Lake Volta and watch as fishermen tow in the day's catch. Check out some of the recreational facilities lining Volta's shores, and even go for a refreshing swim in the lake!
DINE IN HO
In a small town like Ho, every day brings a new opportunity to engage with local people. Practice your Ewe language skills by greeting new neighbors, and don’t be afraid to accept a friendly dinner invitation from a new friend. After dinner, hail down a Fan Ice bicyclist to buy some ice cream treats, or get a coffee from a man vending from his cart. Next, make your way to a local watering hole to sip a cold drink and huddle around a televised soccer game with new friends.
DESIGN A GHANAIAN BEAD
Beading is taken to new levels at the Cedi Bead Factory, where artisans use recycled glass bottles to create unique beads sold across the world. If you're looking to up your own bead craftsmanship, stay overnight and create your own bead designs.
VENTURE INTO TOGO
The present day Volta Region of Ghana, along with neighboring Togo, was once part of a large German protectorate called "Togoland." While the area was divided by post-WWI arbitration, eastern Ghanaians and Togolese still share the same heritage, culture, and language, and many local people travel across borders to visit friends and relatives. Once you've found your way around Ghana's Volta Region, cross the border to Togo for an international experience with a familiar feel.