Travel to Lake Volta – Largest Reservoir in the World
The most easterly region of Ghana, bordering on Togo, the Volta Region is an area of extraordinary scenic beauty. The rolling hills and valleys, rocky outcrops overlooking Lake Volta, and lagoons, rivers and waterfalls make for one of nature’s most attractive gifts to Ghana.
The region stretches from the coastal plains on the Atlantic coast right up to the arid lands of the north, and climatic conditions can vary tremendously.
From the coastal plain, fringed by sun-dappled beaches and mangrove swamps, through moist deciduous rain forests in the central belt, where Mt. Afadjato at 885 m is the highest point in Ghana, to the arid savannah of northern Ghana, travellers can experience almost every tropical climate in West Africa.
This region is dominated by the River Volta and Lake Volta, on its western flank. The lake is a source of power, and much of the water for the region; it is the water highway to the north, a great fishing lake as well as a popular recreational area.
Lake Volta is the largest reservoir in the world covering some 8,502 square kilometres, held back by the Akosombo Dam. The dam holds back both the White Volta River and the Black Volta River which now converge into the Volta River which flows from the dam into the Atlantic.
Discover the Wli Waterfalls in the tropical forest near Hohoe, the highest in Ghana, or the nearby Tsatsadu Falls at Alavanyo, or the Tagbo Falls at Liate Wote which are almost as spectacular.
Afadjato Mountain attracts climbers of all ages, while the Kalakpa Game Reserve is a special place for environmentalists.
The beaches of the Volta estuary are amongst the best in Ghana. Swimming is popular in some areas, although the sea is generally rough along the Atlantic coast.
New hotels are providing facilities for watersports and deep sea fishing. Tuna, tarpon and barracuda may be caught, and arrangements can be made in advance through the local hotels.