Dodi World: Luxurious cruise on Dodi Princess II, Music, Watersports, Kiddi Playground and unending list of fun activities

Dodi Princess Island, now Dodi World, is one of the few places in Ghana every Ghanaian family must make a trip to at least once in this lifetime, to enjoy the amazing and breathtaking experience the tourist destination has to offer.

Akesse Sanza on Dodi Princess II
Akesse Sanza on Dodi Princess II
Akesse Sanza on Dodi Princess II
Akesse Sanza on Dodi Princess II

Located in the Eastern region, the 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 II; a luxurious 150-passenger capacity cruise boat which carries tourists around the island amidst onboard entertainment, food, drinks and the “instagramable” views will not be missed by your cameras.

Dodi Princess II
Dodi Princess II
Residents commute on boat
Residents commute on boat
Free Wifi onboard Dodi Princess II
Free Wifi onboard Dodi Princess II

Dodi World provides an island adventure which includes a tour of game park and several beachfront activities. Boat riding and Jet Ski are just few of the several watersports tourists can enjoy.

At Dodi World, there is something for everyone, including children. The Kiddi Playground has been created on the island for kids to also have a good time partaking in safe sporting activities under the watchful eyes of tour guides who are well trained to keep your kids safe.

Kiddi Playground
Kiddi Playground
Unending list of Watersports at Dodi World
Unending list of Watersports at Dodi World
Dodi World
Dodi World

The island never runs out of music. After enjoying the live music onboard, you are met with two different sets of folk artistes on busking when you arrive on the island. They perform traditional folk musics and dances mainly from the Volta Regions.

Kwanpa Band, a VGMA award-winning band on Dodi Princess II
Kwanpa Band, a VGMA award-winning band on Dodi Princess II
Traditional musicians on busking
Traditional musicians on busking
Prepare to buy cheap fishes
Prepare to buy cheap fishes

Adansi Travels sends tourists on cruise experience to the Dodi island every Saturday. You can reach them on 0247067375. Mention JETSANZA for a discounted rate of GHS299 (adults) and GHS235 (children).

Top 10 Things To Do In Akosombo

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.

Go Fishing

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.

Go Hiking

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.

Canoe Riding

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.

Sajuna Beach

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.

Top Places To Visit In Akosombo

For most people living in Ghana, Akosombo is a must-visit town at least once in this lifetime. But where and where should you be looking to visit when you finally travel to Akosombo? That’s one question that lags on most people’s mind as they contemplate on the best places in Akosombo to visit. To make it easier, Jetsanza.com briefly discusses the top places to visit in Akosombo.

Adomi Bridge

The Adomi Bridge is one of the oldest yet most magnificent bridges in Ghana connecting the Eastern region to the Volta region of Ghana. While it is primarily a road facility, it has become one of the most visited places by tourist and is now regarded as a major tourism destination.

Aylos Bay

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.

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.

Sajuna Beach

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. Not many Ghanaians get to travel in a cruise boat, feeling like Jack Sparrow of Pirates of the Caribbean and I am pretty sure you are part of this majority I may be speaking of. And not many.

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

Top things to do at Dodi World

Dodi Princess Island is one of the few places in Ghana every Ghanaian family must make a trip to at least once in this lifetime, to enjoy the amazing and breathtaking experience the Dodi Princess World has to offer.

Located in the Eastern region, 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 II; a luxurious 172-passenger capacity cruise boat which carries tourists and families to the Island on daily basis.

Why visit Dodi Island

First and foremost not many Ghanaians get to travel in a luxurious cruise boat, feeling likes of Prince Harry for once in their lives and I am pretty sure you are part of this majority I may be speaking of. And not many tourist attractions in Ghana provide this opportunity aside the Dodi World. This is enough reason for you to make that trip to Dodi and for the first time in your life, cruise on a luxurious boat. Remember no one is ever going to make your dreams come true but yourself.

Things to do at Dodi World

People who have heard or read about trips to Dodi island frequently ask this question but don’t usually get the right answers because they may not know people who have visited the Island and also due to the scantiness of information on the internet. Jetsanza.com gives you a comprehensive list of activities that go on at the Island.

Island Adventure

You may not have been told this or ever heard it, but Dodi Island is a very strange and fascinating place to visit, especially for those who have lived the best part of their lives in cities like Accra and Kumasi. The few hundreds of inhabitants who still live on the island are very welcoming but come across as very unique people, with a set of culture and norms totally different from that of the mainland duelers. Mostly, traditionalists, tourists can find shrines and objects of worship in almost every part of the Island where the people duel, a phenomenon which does not exist on mainland Ghana. The people also live their lives the old ways, devoid of modern technology and equipment, with modern stuff like motors and vehicles non-existent on the Island.

Enjoy Music and Life Band Performances

Memorable activities to enjoy at Dodi World include the incredible live band music and performance which takes place on the cruise boat all the way to the Island. For lovers of music and even those indifferent, you are sure to enjoy the performance of the band as they thrill you with local indigenous music on the lake.

Watersports

While you may be allowed to take a tour of the inner part of the Island, the real fun and activities are on the beach and this is where tourist activities take place, usually after returning from a tour of Island. There are dozens of watersport activities to engage in and tourists have a fill and exciting day partaking in these games, ranging from spearfishing to beach volley and beach soccer.

Kiddi Playground

At Dodi Princess island and tour, there is something for everyone, including children. So if you were ever wondering if you would have to take your kids along or not, you don’t have to worry as they are equally welcomed aboard with special and safe activities for them. A section known as Kiddi Playground has been created on the Island beach for kids to also have a good time partaking in safe sporting activities under the watchful eyes of tour guides who are well trained to keep your kids safe.

Cruising

This is the main feature of tours to Dodi World. Visitors to the island cruise on the luxurious Dodi Princess II amidst onboard entertainment, food and drinks.