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Hello, we`re a family of 5, 2 adults, 3 children, living in Accra from 5 months ago. We would like to go out of Accra for 4 days....

...discovering another part of the country, for instance, Volta region or North with reserve of La Mole. What can u propose to us for 4 days, 3 nights. Thanks, i`m waiting for answers

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there r a billion of places to visit but i will suggest that u go to Kumasi the second biggest city in the country,here u can visit the Manhyia place and the Bonwire village ,u can proceed to lake Bosomtwi to see lake Bosomtwi u can even swim in the fresh water and do some fishing as well.

the north is also a place to be. u can go sight seeing @ the mole national park and the Larabanga mosque.

the Akosombo dam, Takoradi beaches and Elmina beach resort are other options.

Don't forget to visit Mayflower School Complex- Pokuase on ur return...
The Mole National Park, Tamale is one of the most exciting places that you should visit while you traverse the land of Tamale, Ghana. One of the famous tourist attractions in Tamale, the Mole National Park in Tamale is one of the most popular destinations that draw a large number of enthusiasts. If you want to explore the diverse flora and fauna of Tamale, visiting this well-known national park is a must. The Mole National Park, Tamale is the ideal destination for the adventurous sightseer
Mole reserve is the best place to go.Thank you
Hi, Ghana is a great country and there are lots of places you can visit. But I will suggest you go to the Central Region. The central region hosts many of Ghana's tourism attractions. Here, we can talk of the Slave Route in Assin Manso, the Cape Coast and Elimina Castles,the Forts in Komenda, the Kakum National Park also in Cape Coast, the beaches of cape coast, and the Kotokroba Market. The central region is the close to the Western Region, so you can also decide to see some interesting places there. You can visit Nkroful, the birth place of Ghana's first president, Dr Kwame Nkrumah, and the Nzulenzu community. The people of Nzulenzu live on water. The houses are constructed on water and its a beautiful site. Let me know if you need more information. 0243787599/0266787468/0283787599/021923061.
Hi, the western region is pretty good aswell. They have good beaches. Kakum park has a canody walk which I think is a perfect treat on a short holiday. Hope you enjoy it. Thanks
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i have to know where u are coming from and then i can give u the best info.Anyway you will get 2-3star hotel up north,and in Volta u might get 4star hotel but u will enjoy ur stay just contact me directly on 0243081413...
I will advice you to go Aburi which is in the eastern part of Ghana as for the volta region i don't really know the system of living there well. I have been to Aburi Botechnical Gardens myself on last Sunday and the place very was nice for tour attraction.
you can stop to the afrikiko hotel and visit the dam to Akosombo, nice place to meet and spend a good time with water activity, you can also visit fishfarm and eat some tilapia from the lake ...
Vorta region is a nice place to visit.when goping you can stop at akomsobo to tour the dam and you can see the volta lake and so many places.
Vorta region is a nice place to visit.when goping you can stop at akomsobo to tour the dam and you can see the volta lake and so many places.
Vorta region is a nice place to visit.when goping you can stop at akomsobo to tour the dam and you can see the volta lake and so many places.
Vorta region is a nice place to visit.when goping you can stop at akomsobo to tour the dam and you can see the volta lake and so many places.
Vorta region is a nice place to visit.when goping you can stop at akomsobo to tour the dam and you can see the volta lake and so many places.
Vorta region is a nice place to visit.when goping you can stop at akomsobo to tour the dam and you can see the volta lake and so many places.
Vorta region is a nice place to visit.when goping you can stop at akomsobo to tour the dam and you can see the volta lake and so many places.
Hello! my name is Abdul-Rafik and from the north.Well,thanks for your interest to visit and mole.Apart from mole there are alot of interesting places you could also in the north.I think i can arrange for a comfortable hotel for you and i can also be guide to show you around the north if you don't mind.I am a native and i know the region very well.Also i am a member of couch surfing and i hosted number of travelers in my home.Please,this is my personal phone number:0208936679 or email:
Please,you can call me for us to talk on how everything should go.Hope to hear!
Vorta region is a nice place to visit.when goping you can stop at akomsobo to tour the dam and you can see the volta lake and so many places.
Vorta region is a nice place to visit.when goping you can stop at akomsobo to tour the dam and you can see the volta lake and so many places.
Vorta region is a nice place to visit.when goping you can stop at akomsobo to tour the dam and you can see the volta lake and so many places.
HI, here's what you've been waiting for all the gold you can get free! so get your shovels up and start digging, (1) Get a taxi cab chartered from your current location to the STC bus station terminal, in Accra, the last bus to kumasi runs till 6pm, but you wouldnt want that, atleast try to get into the 1pm bus so that your here by 5-6pm, the tickets cost rougly 8$per person, so pack your bags and travel like a local. (2) Upon reaching Kumasi, you have various options, right outside the bus terminal station in Kumasi Adum, you could reside at Guest Line Lodge run by a friendly guy called Mike, a decent room should cost you around 30$-40$, you could also have your choice of asian meals, continental, or local meals at his cafe very popularly known as Baboos Cafe in Kumasi, just a stone throwing distance from the lodge. Meals should not cost you more then 3bucks a person average, enjoy the pina coladas, and various other milk shakes there. (3) Day one starts, you wake up and check out of your lodge, grab a handy cab and ask him to drop you off at the Taxi Station of Chirapatre Kumasi, after Atonsu, he should not take more then 6-8 cedis max, when you get to the station then you would simply enquire on the taxis that are headed to the lake bosumtwi and specifically the town called Abono, they should charge not more then 4cedis per person, after you reach Abono which is a beautiful scenic drive get your camera's out, then you can pick another cab yes another cab this is an adventure after all, and get to a village called OBO where you can ask of Nana and Stephen, or the owners of Lake point, a beautiful German couple who are sharing their very own private paradise with lovely people like your self, Nana is also the Nkosohemaa of the town OBO which means the development and progress bringer of the town, when you get there relax lie down in your own private beach, go boating, fishing, swimming, enjoy the best food available in The entire REGION, at the best prices and deals. And give me a call for your next trek out of there chances are you would want to spend an entire week out there but just in case you don't call me 0244236696/0244357874. Enzoy!!! oh and lake point is really really affordable, your going to get the best treatement for the lowest prices. take lots of pics,
I am in Ho Polytechnic in the volta region
call me on 0242239770 and lets talk.
I also have a car for rental and a driver.
Thank you.
Vorta region is a nice place to visit.when goping you can stop at akomsobo to tour the dam and you can see the volta lake and so many places.
Vorta region is a nice place to visit.when goping you can stop at akomsobo to tour the dam and you can see the volta lake and so many places.
Vorta region is a nice place to visit.when goping you can stop at akomsobo to tour the dam and you can see the volta lake and so many places.
Vorta region is a nice place to visit.when goping you can stop at akomsobo to tour the dam and you can see the volta lake and so many places.
Vorta region is a nice place to visit.when goping you can stop at akomsobo to tour the dam and you can see the volta lake and so many places.
Vorta region is a nice place to visit.when goping you can stop at akomsobo to tour the dam and you can see the volta lake and so many places.
Vorta region is a nice place to visit.when goping you can stop at akomsobo to tour the dam and you can see the volta lake and so many places.
I LIVE IN JUABEN, A FEW KILOMETERS OF WHERE KENTE WAS ORIGINATED.THERE ARE SO MANY INTERESTING PLACES AROUND ASHANTI REGION THAT YOU WILL BE HAPPY TO VISIT.AM WAITING FOR YOUR ANSWER
some fascinating places you can visit includes boti water falls, paga crocodile pond where you can touch them without second thought, kwahu mountains and caves, many beaches, the biggest tree in west africa, the monkey sanctuary, the mole game park, kwame nkrumah memorial parks, many more...............
Hello
I would like to suggest Volta region to you since I am a native.
DAY ONE
You may visit the Wli waterfall which is the Highest waterfall in West Africa and the home of millions of Bats.
DAY TWO
You may visit the Tafi Atome monkey sanctuary which is a very interesting village where the monkeys and the villagers live together interestingly.
DAY THREE
On day three,you may combine a trip to mountain afadzato with a visit to the TALKING RIVER at Gbi Godenu near Hohoe.
DAY FOUR
you may cool yourself on this last day by cruisin on the Volta lake before leaving for Accra.
For more information call 0246889935
I would suggest to you the Northern p[art of the country because there are alot of interesting places you can find as compared to the Volta region ase well as lots of experiences.You can visit the Paga crocodile pond,Damongo game reserve,Kintampo waterfalls,Larabanga mosque and some of the palaces of the great chiefs of the northercn region.As for your comfort vit is secured because there are nice hotels and lodges you can base to suit your satisfaction.Hope you have a safe trip andc enjoy your stay.
I would suggest to you the Northern p[art of the country because there are alot of interesting places you can find as compared to the Volta region ase well as lots of experiences.You can visit the Paga crocodile pond,Damongo game reserve,Kintampo waterfalls,Larabanga mosque and some of the palaces of the great chiefs of the northercn region.As for your comfort vit is secured because there are nice hotels and lodges you can base to suit your satisfaction.Hope you have a safe trip andc enjoy your stay.
i would suggest sekondi-takoradi in the western region of the country you can actually view all this ancient castles and forts to and from takoradi you can start with winneba right through to cape-coast,komenda and sekondi,b4 you get to takoradi where you can lodge at the ahenfie hotel you can now make your way to the harbor-view hotels and restaurant for taste of excellent mouth watering catering that only the west can boast of as the name suggest there is this beautiful park overlooking the harbor where you can relax with a children s park where the children can play you can also take pictures you are also reminded that you can wonder around the market circle and also go for a day in the sun at beach road you can also catch them masqueraders if you hang on in there long enough enjoy your stay
Hello
1. In the Volta region i will recommend Mount Afadjato and Tagbo Falls which are located in Liati Wote.This pretty village close to the Togo border is located at the foot of Mount Afadjato. The country's highest peak (885 m) offers great hiking possibilities to the top of the mountain or through the tropical forest to the Tagbo waterfalls.

2.Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary which harbours sacred Mona monkeys.It is really a nice place and you will love it.

3.The wetlands of the Avu Lagoon harbours a great diversity of birds. Enjoy the abundant flora and fauna early in morning while paddling a canoe on the Lotor river. Meet local people and observe their local fishing practises
Thanks Marianne for the inquiry,well that's no problem.You can go anywhere you wish to go with your family with my assistance.I will be your tour guide and will make sure i have things arranged as to accommodation,food,transportation and tickets to see all the nice places in the North and Volta region.Just let me know when you and your family are ready..
Kind regards,
Frank Bruce.
Northern Ghana is the largest region of Ghana, occupying the territory between the Volta and Brong-Ahafo regions, and the regions of Upper West and Upper East Ghana.Tamale as the capital of the region.
Dagbani is the main language there. Anntiri/Anula/Dasciba (Good Morn/Day/Eve) is responded to with a long drawn out friendly Naaaaaaaa.
Public bus from Accra or Kumasi is cheap and safer than the maniac private bus drivers. It takes 11 hours from Accra, leaving around 8am so make sure you make a bathroom stop on the lunch stop as you might not be able to otherwise.
Tamale attractions and sightseeing
Good point from which to visit Bongo (Moon Landscape) Tongo and Congo or if heading to Burkina Faso (neighbouring country).
Chat to the locals, very friendly bunch and you will find the best travel info this way.
Tamale souvenirs & shopping
Market on Main Street Cobblers, textiles and lots of food. Worth going into for the look of it alone and you may be hassled to 'buy Yam!' especially if you are a woman.
Tamale Restaurants: cheap, moderate and expensive
Kosu - a local snack made from deep fried bean flour dough which can be bought just off the main street across from the taxi station. A few western style shops also on the main street.
Gidipass (now called Crest Restaurant) bar on the main street also serves good rice dishes and even spring rolls. If you want something more like home they have a dining room in a colonial style.It is not recommended that you eat from food stalls on the road as food poisoning is a high risk.
Gariba Lodge Is a hotel considered to be two stars by the government.
Tamale Institute of Cross Cultural Studies offers boarding as well as a roof-top cantina/bar. Limited number of air-conditioned rooms available. Rooms generally available when courses are not in session
PLACE
Bongo Moon style Landscape Unusual rock formations. Climb the hills and find the massive rock on top of 3 small ones that works like a drum when you beat it.
Mole National Park
One hundred seventy kilometres west of Tamale in the West Gonja District, is the Mole National Park. The scenic ride to Mole, though rough, is ideal for adventurous visitor..
Historic Sites
Slave Route of Northern Ghana
The Northern Region was a major arena of slave raiders and a key supply source for slaves who were sent to markets and sold to local merchants from the South. They were subsequently marched on the coast and resold to European traders for export...
Larabanga mosque
A 13th century Mosque, believed to be first built by Moorish Traders, it is one of the holiest sites in Ghana.
Nalerigu Defence Wall
The remnants of this ancient wall in the Gambaga scarps is said to have been built in the 16th century to protect inhabitants...
Larabanga Mystery Stone
Legend has it that this stone on the outskirts of Larabanga (Northern Region) always returns to its original resting place when moved...
Places of Interest
Sacred Groves
These sacred groves are traditonal nature reserveds created around....
The Kraal Buildings
Only a few kilometres north or east of Tamale, visitors will discover the first northern-style kraals set amidst their surrounding millet fields. These traditional habitations are totally different from those of southern Ghana,...
Tamale
The Central market in Tamale sells everything from groceries to motorbikes. Visitors will find this colourful market full of hustle and bustle...
Salaga
One hundred and twenty kilometres to the southwest of tamale is Salaga, the capital of the Gonja East District which used to be the biggest slave-trading center in Northern Ghana.
The original slave market was moved south from...
Daboya
Northwest of Tamale are the salt mines of Daboya. Salt was an important and major item of exchange and used in the barter for slave...
Yendi
Yendi is the seat of the “Yaa Naa’s”, King of the Dagbon State and is 98km southeast of Tamale and connected by an excellent paved road...
Yipkabongo
Yipkabongo is north of Tamale in the Builsa traditional area, with access via Walewale, the District capital for West Mamprusi. Yikpabongo and three other towns, Tantala, Yeziesi and Kubore are noted for terra cottas, which...
Witches Homes/Camps
These witches’ settlements are located at Ngani in the Yendi district, Gambaga in the east Mamprusi district, and Kukuo in the Bimbilla district and Kpatinga in the...
Babatu's Grave
The infamous slave raider, Babatu who was killed..visit .
Hello! my name is Abdul-Rafik and i am a native from the north.I really thank you all for your interest to visit the north.It would be a pleasure to receive you and show you around the north as i region very well.I am also a member of couch surfing and have hosted number of travelers in the north.Please,this is my personal phone number:0208936679
You can call at any time so that we talk about the arrangement.Hope to see you all soon in the north.
hi. if you want to travel to the volta region, i would recomend travelling not too far for the childrens' sake. if they are teenagers, then there is no need to worry. i would recomend Sogakope or farther north to ho or hohoe. there are some interesting sites in the volta region like the tafiatome monkey sanctuary. i would recomend visiting here early in the day. the earlier you visit the more likely you are to 'meet the monkeys'. in the north, i would recomend you visit tamale. you might want to carry very light clothes because it can get really hot up there. if you want to go site seeing, there are few sites in tamale, but the sites are scattered all over the north. if you would like to tour the north, i would recomend the pik woro slave camp which is at the extreme noth of ghana on the ghana- burkina faso border (about 5 hours drive in-and-out). you might also want to go through larabanga to see the mosque and either continue to Wa, or return to tamale.(the road through larabanga to wa is not too good). it woud help to get the tourist map of ghana. it would help you to decide...
Thank you all for your answers and ur help. we`ll choose the Volta region i think, most appropriate for the time we have.
Mole National Park

Mole Park, the largest eco-tourism site in the country, is located 170 kilometres west of Tamale in the West Gonja District. It is home to 93 mammalian species, 33 reptiles, nine amphibians and an estimated 300 birds species.

The mammals include some 600 elephants, 2,000 roam antelopes, 3,000 hartebeests, 4,000 waterbucks, 5,000 buffalo and some 6,000 warthogs. Uncounted lions, leopards, hyenas and various primates can also be seen in Mole.

A total of 600km of game protection and viewing roads have been developed within the Park.
This is supposed to be discussed physically.i mean face to face.I could even spend more days with you as long as its full of adventure.i just love it.
Mole is absolutely wonderful, but really needs more time. I highly recommend going up the Volta River in the yam boat, aka known as the Yapei Queen, but this great excursion takes nearly 2 weeks. I would suggest at least 3 days just at Mole. There is a great lodge there. Other possibilities are Tamale or Kumasi, visiting the Ashanti castle. Have you done Cape Coast, the slave castles, and the canopy walk at Kakum National Park? Hans Cottage Boatel is a lovely place to stay with it's crocodile pond. Also Akosombo Hotel near the bridge, which has a playground for children. I liked Nzulezo, the village on stilts, in the Western region, but probably also a bit far. Any other questions? Beth Brehmer, Savannah Beach Guest House, Nungua
you would like to tour the volta region and view the volta lake at akosombo and in the volta hotel.you could also go to sogakofe an hour and half drive from accra and enjoy pampering at the spa and volta lake treatment.you could also try wli water falls in hohoe and the catholic grotto in agbenohoe in kpando.you can also visit mepe in august for their annual festival celebration with chiefs in palanquins.
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Well Marianne,

The history and culture of Ashanti, one of Africa's most powerful kingdoms can be felt by travelers who visit Kumasi, Ghana's second largest city and capital of the region.

According to oral tradition, Okomfo Anokye, the once famous fetish chief preist of the Ashanti Kingdom decided to give the emerging state a capital by planting two "kum" tree seedlings at different sites. He prophesied that the capital of the region would be built around the tree that grew first. Eventually, the tree at Kumasi grew first and the other at Kumawu did not. Thus the name Kumasi. The name "Kum-asi" means "Under the Kum Tree" and "Kum-awu" means "Kum is dead". To date, it is evident for one to see the difference between the two towns. Kumasi is vibrant city while Kumawu is rather very calm. You may want to visit these two towns as well.

The most popular market; Kejetia, was built some two hundred years ago and it measures up to 1sq mile. Kejetia is one of the largest markets in West Africa with thousands of shops and traders selling clothing, jewelery, foodstuffs, etc.

Obuasi (50 km south-west of Kumasi), is the world's single richest goldmine and it has been active for centuries.

In one of the suburbs of Kumasi known as Ashanti - New Town (Ashtown) can be found makers of ceremonial chieftain regalia such as sandals, crowns, tiaras, umbrellas, palanquins, staffs, swords and jewelery.

While in Ashanti, you can visit the Asantemanso Forest and Shrine (Asante Town forest and shrine) at Esumeja where the Ashantis believe their ancestors first emerged from a hole in the ground.

The region has natural endowments such as Lake Bosomtwe, southeast of Kumasi. It is located in a beautiful crater ringed by rugged mountains and several villages surround the lake-shore. People fish in the sacred lake riding on planks and they paddle with their hands because tradition forbids the use of canoes and paddles.

In the Ashanti region, there are a collection of wildlife protected sanctuaries and forest reserves. The Owabi Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected habitat for the African python, butterflies crocodiles, antelopes, primates, buffaloes, elephants and a great variety of birds.

There's also the ''unmovable'' sword of Okomfo Anokye on the grounds of the Okomfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in front of which can be seen his statue. Legend have it that the wonder man pushed the sword into the ground and said no one could pull it from the ground and it has remained so for centuries despite attempts to dislodge it. At the Nana Prempeh (II) Jubilee Museum you'll find more Okomfo Anokye memorabilia. This includes an antique treasure bag he left behind nearly 300 years ago with the people of Ashanti but has never been opened as he commanded. Also on display is a model of an Ashanti village with a cocoa farm, named after him.

Just close to the Jubilee Hall, is a complex where demonstrations on ''Kente'' weaving (the traditional cloth of Ashanti), "Adinkra" textile stamping (symbols printed on cloth for funerals), carving, pottery and other traditional things are done.

One of the leading historical monuments in Kumasi is the old British Fort, which unlike the trading forts of coastal Ghana, was built by the British in 1898 for the purposes of war. Currently a military museum, items on display include relics form the Ashanti-British wars, old weapons and medals depicting the role of Ghanaian soldiers in the First and Second World War.

Another important museum in Kumasi is the Manhyia Palace; the residence of the King of Ashanti; Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu (II). It has a large courtyard which old the effigies of past great kings and queens of the Ashanti Kingdom. (one who wishes to visit the palace must seek permission from the palace officials at least three days prior to the scheduled excursion).
Seeing places of interest is Amazing in the Volta Region. You can stay in any of the river side guest houses and learn more from the locals.

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