The highlands of the Volta region are remote, lush and cooler because of the altitude. The people see fewer visitors, so the interactions are more authentic.
At 885m, Mount Afadjato is the highest peak in Ghana. It forms part of the Agumatsa range which runs along the Ghana-Togo border. The difficult hike to the top is rewarded with magnificent panoramic views of surrounding communities, forests, and in the distance, Volta Lake.
Amedzofe, Biakpa and Logba Tota are three Volta villages that are nestled in the mountains that have a good infrastructure for visitors. A more recently developed village is Likpe Togome, just north of Wli Falls. At this location are ancestral caves, mountain hiking trails, and a soon-to-be-opened paragliding site.
This morning I had the pleasant surprise of tasting my first cup of grown in Ghana coffee. Upcountry Coffee is based in Ghana offering high quality craft-roasted coffee to local consumers. Their Robusta coffee is grown at altitudes of 2000 to 3000ft and is inter-planted with other crops, giving it unique flavours. You can find their delicious blends at Stellar Foods locations in Accra and Takoradi.
Upcountry is committed to preserving coffees and improving the lifestyle of farmers through better field processing and providing a local market for gourmet coffee.
For a relaxing getaway just 2 hours from Accra, you can visit the Holy Trinity Spa and Health Centre in Sogakope, Volta Region. The facility was designed with the primary focus on scientific relaxation, rejuvenation, health promotion. There are a wide range of programs for exercise, wellness of body, spirit & soul, diet, hydrotherapy and sauna treatments. If you need time to relax & revitalize, Holy Trinity Spa is great destination.
Peace - Melissa
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