– To enjoy a road trip and an adventure you have to travel with the right people. So when my friend asked me to host with him, 2 sistrens to Akosombo – you don’t have to ask me twice.
Did someone say Akosombo! – I am serious. The same morning I quickly packed an overnight bags to meet them. Setting off in the afternoon on a 2 day trip in Akosombo with many highlights, laughs, jokes, boat ride on the lake, dancing, eating – feeling young free and blessed under the Ghana skies.
Akosombo is in the Eastern region on Ghana, south of the Asuogyaman District, about 3hrs from Accra by road. Akosombo is known for scenic views, calmness, Volta lake, dam, Akosombo textile. The first time I visited was in 2008 and fell in love. Since then added to itinerary of the Ghana Cultural Experience tour that I host.
Along the route we travelled through Shai Hills, passing baboons that were chillin on the ride side – minding their own business.
Afrikiko – After a 3 hour drive we eventually arrived at Afrikiko Riverfront Resort one of my favourite places. Booked into our rooms quickly and wasted no time chillin at the riverside with food and drinks. My guests were overjoyed and we danced the night away to reggae music. But I did not wish for the night to be over. There were so many new areas that had been constructed and the décor had changed since I was last there in 2019.
Breakfast – In the morning woke up to the sounds of birds chirping. I didn’t want to get up, as the bed was so comfortable, but also didn’t want to waste no time lazing around. After a hefty breakfast, which many items could pass for lunch. Lost count of how much fresh orange juice I had – needed a bigger glass.
Boat Ride – Late morning we booked a 1hr boat ride (cost 350 cedi) down the lake. Lake Volta, is the 3rd largest man-made lake and the largest artificial reservoir (8,502 km² ) in the world based on surface area and flows into the Volta river. The Akosombo dam holds back the lake.
Our boat driver played some tunes so that we could jam. We were amongst the nature of mother earth and humans connecting along the lake bank – bathing , fishing, canoeing and living life in between the resorts and residential homes.
Cruising along the lake was paradise, relaxing and breath taking that every visitor to Ghana needs to experience. Even going under the Adomi bridge was eventful. We enjoyed ourselves so much on the boat cruise that before you knew it we were back at Afrikiko – 1hr is definitely not enough oooo.
Waterfalls– Knowing that we were in Hamattan season the waterfalls would be dried up. But the guests insisted we took a detour to Akaa and nearby Boti Falls, which took us about 1.5hrs due to some rough roads. I have been to Boti Falls so it was kinda strange seeing no waterfall. We were the only ones there so it was a nice surrounding to meditate and reflect on the day.
I reached home about 10pm and although tired it was well worth the experience. Akosombo should definitely be on everyone’s places to visit when in Ghana.
Bless Sister E