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 waterfall make for one of nature’s most attractive gift 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 885m is the highest point in Ghana, to the arid savannah of northern Ghana, you can experience almost every tropical climate in West Africa. This region is also 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.
Mount Afajato: Afa’ is the name of the mountain and ‘djato’ means hill, so literally Afadjato means Afa Hill or Afa Mountain. Afadjato is the highest mountain in Ghana and rises to an elevation of 885 meters (2,904 ft.).
The mountain is located near the villages, Liati Wote and Gbledi at the Ghana – Togo border. It is found in the Agumatsa Range. The name of the mountain is derived from the ewe word ‘Avadzeto’ which means at war with the bush. It is the number one tourist destination for visitors and tourists in the region.
Wli Water Falls: The Wli Water Falls is the highest waterfall in Ghana and West Africa. The waterfalls measure 143 meters’ in height. The local name of the fall is Agumatsa which means ‘’allow me to flow’’. The waterfalls are found on the same mountain range on which is Afadjato. Wli falls is located 20 meters away from Hohoe. In reaching the waterfall, one will have to walk through the greenery forest which provides a cool breeze, not to mention the 12 small streams one will have to cross.
Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary Tafi Atome is home to the Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary. It is one of the most well-managed eco-tourism sites in the country, and one of the top five tourist sites in the Volta Region. It is home to a population of endemic Mona monkeys which are considered sacred by the natives. The Monkeys number about 300. The forest is a semi-deciduous forest within the savannah transitional zone, with grassland and farmlands. Tourists can play with monkeys, feed them, and take pictures. The monkeys are not aggressive and are very friendly. Tafi Atome is about 80km from Ho.
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