Somey, Volta region, Ghana
The Volta Lake is one of the largest artificial lakes in the world. Rich in fresh water fish, like the Nile Perch, the Lake offers challenging opportunity for anglers.
For those who wish to cruise, the Volta Lake, with its surroundings of verdant landscape and rolling hills, is an ideal vacation spot. From the southern port of Akosombo, where the Volta Dam is located, to the northern port of Buipe, the cruise passes picturesque islands and numerous fishing and farming villages.
Lower Volta Estuary
The Estuary is an area of great scenic beauty. In the Estuary proper, where the river enters the sea (between Azizanya and Azizanu), extensive sand bars have formed and have become the nesting grounds of numerous sea birds.
Due to the abundance of plankton, the estuary is always teeming with fish. Anglers and fisher folk flock here on weekends and holidays to catch Large Mouth Bass, Barracuda, Tarpon and Horse Mackerel. Swimming, water skiing and yachting are also popular pastimes.
The Volta Region has an extensive 60km coastline which reaches from the Estuary to Aflao, on the eastern border with Togo. Coconut palms shade the sandy beaches; however, the sea is generally rough. Swimming is safe in the shallow waters of the estuary or at Cape St. Paul Beach, Woe (near Keta), Dzelukope and Denu (near Aflao).
Keta Lagoon, the largest lagoon in Ghana, is a geographical miracle. Its blackish waters provide conditions for angling, and its tiny islands have become bird sanctuaries (Xevikpodzi). This is a special attraction for bird watchers and ornithologists.
The Avatime Hills are located about 240km northeast of Accra. Here you can enjoy a cool climate and a panoramic view of the Volta Lake.
Tafi Monkey Village
About 220km northeast of Accra, near the Avatime Hills, are sacred monkey sanctuaries.
Hundreds of speicies of monkeys, including the nearly extinct Mona, make the dense tropical forest around Tafi Atome their home. The monkeys are friendly and playful and venture into the village daily. Tradition does not permit people to kill or harm them.
The highest mountain in Ghana is Afadjato, which rises 2,905 feet above sea level. Located along the border with "Togo, some 40km east of Hohoe, it is an attraction for climbers.
At Liati Wote, in a dense tropical forest, is a perennial waterfall called "Tagbo". There is a beautiful cave at the base of the Falls, where the waters plunge into a pool.
Wli Falls are situated in the heart of a tropical forest, 20km from Hohoe. Wli is the highest waterfall in Ghana and is fed year-round by the waters of the Agumatsa River. Reaching the falls is fun and adventure-filled. You must cross 11-log bridges which span the meandering river before arriving at the falls. Besides the spectacular view, your reward is the brisk, refreshing water which is great for swimming and makes an excellent natural cooler for your beer. Thousands of bats make their home among the cliffs which surround the falls. If you are coming form Accra, the drive to Wli takes about 3 hours.
Kalakpe Game Production Reserve
At Abutia Kloe, about 15km from Ho, the Kalakpa Game Production Reserve has been described as the last habitat of wildlife in the Volta Region. The area is rich in birds, including francolins, kingfishers, swallows, and other which migrate from Western Europe during the Winter. The primary animal species include buffalo, kob, bush-bucks and monkeys. Snails and bees, known for the delicious honey they produce, also abound in the area.
From Juapong (on the Ho-Accra Road), you can reach the Reserve by taking a short cut through Kokode.