Akosombo is a small town located just between the Eastern and Volta region and is generally regarded as one of the most beautiful and peaceful places in Ghana coupled with a wonderfully incredible natural environment with a touch of luxury, making it a wonderful destination for tourists hoping to have a memorable weekend at a prestigious and incredible destination. If you are ever considering visiting this amazing town, here are the top ten things you could do when you visit.
One of the most popular activities and things to do at Akosombo is to go fishing in one of the many rivers in the town. Among the most popular fishing point in the town is the Aylos Bay where visiting tourists can throw in a hook and line and see the fish they can capture.
Tip: Fishing at Aylos Bay is best done between the hours of 8am and 4pm as mosquitoes tend to flood the bay from 4pm and the rest of the evening, making fishing after 4pm very uncomfortable and a health risk.
Pamper yourself at Royal Senchi Hotel
Akosombo is a town of luxury and there is no better place to experience this luxury than the famous Royal Senchi Hotel. The hotel located in the bend of the river and provides tourists with world-class luxury leaving tourists wishing to revisit for more. The restaurant has a lounge bar, a spa, weekend buffet, and a host of services which ensures visitors have the best time of their lives.
Visit Akosombo Dam
You cannot visit Akosombo and not visit the historical and grand Akosombo Dam installation which is responsible for providing over half of the country with electricity on daily basis. If your main reason for visiting Akosombo is to take a tour of the Installation, then it is best to visit during the rainy season when rainfall is at its peak and the dam is overflowing. Tip; the facility is directly exposed to the sunlight and the environment is usually very scorching hot so it is best to go there wearing a cap.
Make sure to take along your hiking book when going to Akosombo as you may want to join groups of tourists who go hiking in the forest near the lake. This is one of the most adventurous and memorable activities for tourists. The forest which forms a small uphill surrounding the lake contains some rear and wild bird species and other animals, giving tourist the opportunity to see some of these creatures for the first time.
For most people living in the city, riding on a canoe is something we have only seen in movies and on television news segment but are yet to have a real experience of it, and Akosombo offers the perfect opportunity to do so. Tourists can jump the canoe of the local fishermen and take a tour of the Lake Volta in the canoe. As the fisherman paddles the canoe you can sit comfortably and take pictures of the incredible scenes from a closer look and even see some rear fish species as they swim close to the surface of the lake.
Perhaps the most popular place in Akosombo, the Sajuna beach is a man-made beach that hosts a number of activities and receives millions of visitors throughout the year. Some of the most popular activities at the beach include beach volleyball, beach soccer, water splash and so on. And what makes the beach the ultimate destination is not just about the sports, but also the food. Sumptuous kebabs, pork, and various local dishes are sold at the beat to add extra spice to the whole beach show.
Visit the Kente and Traditional Market Centres
Like most traditional towns in Ghana, Akosombo has a traditional small market where indigenous fabrics, precisely the kente clothes are sold. Tourists, especially those coming from outside Ghana usually visit this centre to buy a few of these extraordinary materials and take back to wherever they came from.
Visit Dodi Island
Dodi Island is situated in the middle of the second-largest man-made lake, the Lake Volta, lying adjacent to the power-house of Ghana, the Akosombo Dam.
An estimated 1.3 million tourists visit the island every year by cruising on the iconic Dodi Princess; a luxurious 172-passenger capacity cruise boat which carries tourists and families to the Island on daily basis.