5-Day Eastern Ghana Highlands Hiking Tour from Accra

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The eastern highlands villages you will stay and take your hikes are very small with population between 2000 and 900 people. The area is called Volta Region and is the most easterly part of Ghana, a scenic beauty bordering on Togo,. There are rolling hills, valleys, and rocky outcrops overlooking Lake Volta, lagoons, rivers including the highest waterfalls and highest peak Mountain Afadjato in Ghana. The destination stretches from the coastal plains on the Atlantic coast right up to the arid lands of the north. You will enjoy your encounters with the local friendly Ewe communities whilst you go hiking, walking and climbing.
Day 1: Accra – Odumase - Shai Hills – Akosombo Your experienced guide will pick you up from your pre-arranged location at 8am. After a brief introduction, you will drive about an hour to the outskirts of Accra to TK Beads. At TK you will see the production of beads. Continue to Shai Hills Resource Reserve arriving late morning.The forest guard will guide you for about two hours hiking to the Shai people ancestral caves. You can’t miss seeing some wildlife like Kobs, Olive Baboons, monkeys and several species of birds. Day 2: Akosombo –Tafi - Atome – Wli - Agumatsa You will drive to Tafi Atome. Upon arrival in Tafi Atome you will start your one hour easy hike for the day on a flat terrain. Collect your banana from your local knowledgeable guide who will lead you to the friendly troops of monkeys at a close range . Out of the reserve you will walk to Tafi Abuipe, a nearby small kente village, where almost every home is engaged in weaving . Day 3: Wli You will wake up in the morning refreshed with good stamina and wearing the appropriate hiking shoes to start your longest and most challenging hiking adventure to Wli Upper falls .Most of the way up is in the open and you will have fantastic view of your surrounding villages, experience the forest, humidity and pressure from the spray of the falls . Day 4: Wli – Gbledi – Gbledi Gbogame - Biakpa After a leisurely breakfast at your lodge depart from Wli to Gbledi Gbogame for a drive to the foot of Mountain Afadjato (29054ft) the highest peak in Ghana. From there trek up hill through a steep and well shaded footpaths Within less than two hours after ascent you will reach the summit. The panoramic view is stunning, however if it is foggy it could affect the beautiful view of the valleys and villages . Another peak higher which is only a couple of meters at the western edge of Ghana sits in Togo.You drive from Gbledi to Golowati to the Tagbo falls . The trek is about forty five minutes on a fairly flat land. Day 5: Biakpa - Amedzofe - Accra You will check out after your breakfast and take a very short drive to Amedzofe. You will see the metal cross erected during the Second World War and stunning view of Volta Lake. The descent trail is steep and rocky. Today will be your last hiking adventure in the far eastern part of Ghana known for its lush green landscapes mountain and water falls. After the hike you will start your journey back to Accra.

What’s included

  • 4 Nights Standard double room accommodation with A/C & Breakfast (upgrades are available)
  • Private Car with A.C and professional English speaking driver
  • Professional adventure guide
  • Hiking activities
  • 4 Lunches and 4 Dinners
  • Fruits and Snacks
  • Complementary 3 liters bottled water per person per day

What’s not included

  • Vaccinations & medical/travel insurance
  • Alcoholic and Non-alcoholic drinks
  • Gratuities

Highlights

  • Led by a local guide
  • Lunch included
  • Hotel pickup included
  • All entrance fees included

Itinerary

Day 1: Accra – Odumase - Shai Hills – Akosombo Your experienced guide will pick you up from your pre-arranged location at 8am. After a brief introduction, you will drive about an hour to the outskirts of Accra to TK Beads. At TK you will see the production of beads. Continue to Shai Hills Resource Reserve arriving late morning.The forest guard will guide you for about two hours hiking to the Shai people ancestral caves. You can’t miss seeing some wildlife like Kobs, Olive Baboons, monkeys and several species of birds.
Day 2: Akosombo –Tafi - Atome – Wli - Agumatsa You will drive to Tafi Atome. Upon arrival in Tafi Atome you will start your one hour easy hike for the day on a flat terrain. Collect your banana from your local knowledgeable guide who will lead you to the friendly troops of monkeys at a close range . Out of the reserve you will walk to Tafi Abuipe, a nearby small kente village, where almost every home is engaged in weaving .
Day 3: Wli You will wake up in the morning refreshed with good stamina and wearing the appropriate hiking shoes to start your longest and most challenging hiking adventure to Wli Upper falls .Most of the way up is in the open and you will have fantastic view of your surrounding villages, experience the forest, humidity and pressure from the spray of the falls .
Day 4: Wli – Gbledi – Gbledi Gbogame - Biakpa After a leisurely breakfast at your lodge depart from Wli to Gbledi Gbogame for a drive to the foot of Mountain Afadjato (29054ft) the highest peak in Ghana. From there trek up hill through a steep and well shaded footpaths Within less than two hours after ascent you will reach the summit. The panoramic view is stunning, however if it is foggy it could affect the beautiful view of the valleys and villages . Another peak higher which is only a couple of meters at the western edge of Ghana sits in Togo. You drive from Gbledi to Golowati to the Tagbo falls . The trek is about forty five minutes on a fairly flat land.
Day 5: Biakpa - Amedzofe - Accra You will check out after your breakfast and take a very short drive to Amedzofe. You will see the metal cross erected during the Second World War and stunning view of Volta Lake. The descent trail is steep and rocky. Today will be your last hiking adventure in the far eastern part of Ghana known for its lush green landscapes mountain and water falls. After the hike you will start your journey back to Accra.
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