A memorable expedition to walk through the cool and dry evergreen forest to the caves to see relics of old Shai settlements, a cruise on River Volta to see the hydroelectric dam at Akosombo, feeding lovely mona monkeys at Tafi monkey sanctuary and a hike to the magnificent Wliwaterfalls
SHAI HILLS AND A CRUISE ON VOLTA LAKE
We will commence the day with breakfast and depart through the Accra - Tema motorway to Shai Hills. Shai Hills Resource Reserve is about an hour north of Accra bordering the Akosombo road. This makes this location one of the closest wildlife viewing areas to Accra and one of the most easily accessible in Ghana. With the help of a site guide, we’ll drive through the forest reserve and hike the mountains as well. This forest reserve contains animals like baboons, zebra, antelope, among others. Subsequent to this hike, we’ll proceed to have lunch at Afrikiko resort which will be awesome as we enjoy our local delicacy with a view of the Volta River. Cruising on the Volta River continues after lunch to the hydroelectric dam at Akosombo. After this exciting moments, we’ll check into our rooms at Continental Hotel, enjoy dinner and nightlife by the river before retiring to bed.
VISIT TO TAFI MONKEY SANCTUARY AND WLI WATERFALLS
After breakfast at the hotel, we will drive through the magnificent Avatime mountains to Tafi-Atome Monkey Sanctuary. The Sanctuary is not only one of the most favorite tourism spot in the Volta Region but also the whole of Ghana. At Tafi-Atome, you can play with lovely mona monkeys and spend funny time in wildlife. It is thought that about 200 years ago when the ancestors of current inhabitants of Tafi Atome arrived at the village, the monkeys were believed to be messengers of the gods and their protectors. Lunch awaits us at Wli Heights resort after which we will proceed to Wli Waterfalls; one of nature's wonders stands tall and impressive inside a semi-deciduous forest. Wli Waterfalls is the highest in Ghana and the tallest in West Africa. The falls is known locally as Agumatsa waterfalls – meaning; “Allow Me to Flow’’. The Agumatsa wildlife sanctuary offers a chance to see a large colony of wild fruit bats. The path leading to this splendid waterfall through a green and lush semi-deciduous forest starts from the Visitor Information Centre (VIC). It is a narrow path that could allow passage for only two people walking side by side. The path is shaded by the tall trees of the forest making it almost impossible for the sun's rays to reach the ground. Before one will reach the fall site he or she has to cross nine wooden footbridges that have been built over the nine meanders of the AGUMATSA RIVER on which the fall is located. After this breathtaking experience, we’ll drive to Accra.