Adventures in Ghana: Volta Region

While I’m no longer in Ghana since I arrived back home a few days ago, I thought that I might as well share my final few adventures abroad. šŸ™‚ First up, Mt. Afadjato is the highest mountain in Ghana at a monumental elevation of 805 meters. Better yet, the mountain is very close to the border of Togo, so while the summit may be the highest point in Ghana, you can see a couple of taller peaks right across the border. Apparently, the name Afadjato comes from an Ewe word that translates to ‘at war with the bush.’

Next up, Wli Falls are the tallest waterfalls in Ghana. We were able to swim in the pool at the base of the waterfall when we arrived there on the first day. The following day, we embarked on a very strenuous and fairly technical hike up to the top of the waterfall for some more swimming. According to the guidebook, “one US reader declared ‘[the hike] makes the Bright Angel Train in the Grand Canyon look like a lazy afternoon walk.'” It was absolutely beautiful. šŸ™‚

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