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A video enumerating of Ghana's highlights

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Highlights of Ghana

Started by Tripatini Aug 23, 2019.

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Comment by West Africa Discovery on June 5, 2011 at 3:59pm

We have just received our copy of the Rough Guides First-Time Africa in which we are listed on page 405, under the 'Africa Specialist Operators' category. The entry states: "West Africa Discovery: One of the few companies specializing in West Africa , with unusual tours and a strong responsible travel ethos".



We have a selection of sustainably managed responsible tourism projects just for you to discover. Work with us to create better places to visit and better places to live in, in West Africa.


You can also join a community dedicated to travel in West Africa which explores the rich local heritage in a sustainable and responsible way. 

Comment by Ed Wetschler on October 25, 2010 at 10:39am
Dorothy, this is a great report; I've never been to this part of Ghana. Consider posting this as a blog, too, so all the members can see it.
Comment by Dorothy Conlon on October 25, 2010 at 9:40am
I had a couple of free days in Accra recently while winding up my month in Ghana. I decided to visit the Shai Hills Resource Reserve for a change of pace. By tro-tro to Ashaiman and then another one got me to the Reserve in less than 2 hours, a distance of 33 miles. I had booked a room at the Shai Hills Resort, supposedly 300 m. down the road from the main entrance. Actually, it's more nearly 1 mile, which I walked instead of waiting for another tro-tro. Hot!
There are extensive jungley grounds at this hotel, lots of rooms, but virtually no other guests. My self-contained room was large, air conditioned with ceiling fan and frig but very poor lighting. A rather ghostly cavernous feeling to the establishment. The room cost US$24, no complimentary breakfast. But very peaceful and quiet. When they host a conference, it probably takes on a livelier atmosphere.
I was lucky to get a ride back to the Reserve the next morning for a guided walking tour through pleasant savannah grasslands, flanked by neem trees. Olive babboons were the only animal visible. Our 1-hour walk on a muddy rutted road took us to a small lake formed by the Adwuku Dam, but we didn't see the crocodiles whch apparently live there. More demanding hikes are possible, with climbs in caves up to ancient lookout points. They have no 4-wheel drive vehicle, which is necessary for some of the roads.
It's disappointing that the hotel no longer has the swimming pool they advertise, nor can they arrange Park tours as promised. So if you want to just hang out in a quiet wooded locale, the Shai Hills is perfect. But don't expect much wildlife or certainly any partying.
Comment by Tripatini on August 31, 2010 at 7:53am
Now on the Tripatini blog: adventure travel in Ghana!
Comment by West Africa Discovery on August 12, 2010 at 12:02pm
Hi Dorothy, here is a blog or mine with a break down of some of the interesting things that you can get up to in Ghana. Click here to read on...

Or if you fancy some organised responsible tourism experiences, check out the West Africa Discovery web portal here.

If you require any other information, contacts, etc... please get in touch.
Comment by Stella Appenteng on August 12, 2010 at 11:42am
Dorothy, from the Volta Region you can move up north to see the special architecture and more. Keep your camera charged
Comment by Ed Wetschler on August 12, 2010 at 11:29am
I can't help you, Dorothy; it's been so long since I was there. But I cannot forget the warmth of the people, the spirituality of a dance I attended in Kumasi, the sadness at the Cape Coast fortress, the taste of home-smoked fish, and smiles. All that sounds corny, but a lot of people who've spent time in Ghana would agree with me.
Comment by Dorothy Conlon on August 12, 2010 at 10:43am
I've signed up to volunteer with Cross-Cultural Solutions in Hohoe starting mid-September. Been reading Gayle's blogs to learn about the country. Anybody have any advice about what else to see during a few days after the project? Thanks.
Comment by Kitty J. Pope on May 10, 2010 at 7:30pm
Great article in on genealogy travel to Ghana, one woman's personal journey to tracing her roots.
Let me know what you think of the webjournal.
Comment by Gayle Pescud on April 8, 2010 at 10:36am
Hello and thanks for the invite. I live in Bolga, Ghana, and lived in Cape and Kumasi before that. If you're in Ghana or coming, give us a shout. Any questions, likewise. I blog at Thanks, Gayle.

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