Akosombo is a town in the south of Asuogyaman District, Eastern Region. It is one of the peaceful and beautiful places to visit in Ghana. Akosombo is not one-man land, it’s preoccupied by people of diverse ethnic backgrounds like the Akans, Ewes, krobos, and other ethnicities. So, there is always a new culture to experience when you visit Akosombo.
It has a wonderfully incredible natural environment with a touch luxury, making it a wonderful destination for tourists hoping to have a memorable weekend at a prestigious and incredible destination. Akosombo is only two hours from Accra and worth checking out. Due to this, I have listed the top 12 things to do and the reason you should visit Akosombo.
1.Treat yourself at the Royal Senchi Hotel
Royal Senchi is the popular hotel in Akosombo offering two distinct restaurants and the gorgeously eclectic Palm Lounge Bar. For those who want to experience luxury in Akosombo, then the famous Royal Senchi is the best place for you. They offer you special treats like spa, opulent weekend buffets, and so much more. Explore the lake on a pedalo or have a picnic at the environmentally friendly park right next door.
Akosombo is a town of many experiences and one of the most popular activities and things to do in Akosombo is to go fishing in one of the rivers in the town. Among these rivers in the town, the Aylos bay is the best place for fishing. Place where tourist can throw in a line and see what they catch, or simply enjoy lunch at the bay. It is better when enjoying the bay around day-time before its 4 pm, as with most tropical rivers, the mosquitoes will emerge after 4 pm.
3.Put on your hiking boots
For those you want more adventure to their trip, then you need to visit Akosombo with your hiking boots. The forest surrounding the lake is gorgeous and teeming with wildlife. The Akwamu Gorge is known as an unparalleled bird-watching spot where you will be rewarded for the uphill climb with incredible views looking down on the snaking river.
4.Visit Akosombo Dam
If you know Ghana’s history, you can’t visit Akosombo without visiting the historical Akosombo Dam. Akosombo Dan is the major electricity source in Ghana, providing over half of the country’s electricity. If you are planning a visit to the Dan, then the right time is the rainy season, where you can experience the overflow of the dam. Remember, the place is exposed directly to the sun. it can get scorching hot, so take a hat or umbrella for cover.
Getting on the canoe for riding is more like fishing but it is nothing similar. For we that haven’t experience local life, canoe riding is something we normally see in movies or online. Visiting Akosombo can be your first-time experiencing canoe riding and you can imagine the fun and joy. 70 percent of tourists enjoy canoe riding by jumping into it and a local fisherman will ride with you. It is a better way to experience the Volta lake direct from the ground level.
6.Have fun at the Sajuna beach club
Sajuna beach is the most popular beach in Akosombo and also a man-made beach that receives millions of visitors around the globe. Escaping Sajuna beach will be the hard part of your trip and something you can forgive yourself. There are some activities you can enjoy at the beach, which is beach soccer, volleyball and many others.
7.Visit the traditional drum maker
There is always something new to learn and experience. I will not think twice to learn new cultures from others. Past the bridge and lining the road on the Asikuma junction are the traditional drum makers. You can take a drum workshop and learn how to make or play these instruments
8.Visit the Kente weavers
Kente is originally made in Ghana and if you want to know all the processes involve in making kente, Akosombo is another place to visit. The town also produces its particular type of kente, appropriately called Ewe Kente.
9.Visit the traditional market center
Visit the traditional market at Akosombo and feel the cultural atmosphere there.
10.Visit Dodi Island
Dodi island is located in the middle of the second-largest man-made lake in the world. In a year, about 1.4 billion tourists visit the island on the Dobi Princess.
11.Set sail on the Dodi Princess
The only cruise ship in the entire country traverses Lake Volta and, despite the name, predates the famously doomed relationship between Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed. It was built at the Tema Shipyard in the 70s and intended to haul cargo, it was converted into a passenger ship the early 90s. It has three decks, with the lower one air-conditioned, a cocktail bar, an area for barbecuing, and even a sickbay. On a good day out, expect photo-worthy views, barbecue lunches, and live music on deck. Just 5 km from the shores of Lake Volta is the popular stop, Dodi Island
12.Explore the peaceful Peki
Just over the Adomi bridge is the unspoiled beauty of Peki Valley. It is the place where the Ewe of Dahomey (modern-day Benin) migrated to. Once an important town in the slave trade as it linked the interior with the coastal towns, the area also has caves that sheltered slaves who managed to escape their captors. It is one of the instagrammable destination at Akosombo. So feel free and provide more feed on your Instagram page.