The Volta Region is probably the most easterly region of Ghana, bordering on Togo, the Volta Region is an area of extraordinary scenic beauty with its rolling hills and valleys, rocky outcrops overlooking Volta Lake.
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. In the Volta region you will find Mt. Afadjato which stands at 885m and is the highest point in Ghana. If you like to explore then this region as many coastal plains fringed by sun-dappled beaches and mangrove swamps which are surrounded by moist deciduous rain forests. Overall the Volta region is worth exploring and has something for everyone.
Where the Volta Region is located in Ghana
Some things to do and see in the Volta Region
This region is 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.
The festivals and ceremonies reflect the rich diversity of history and culture of tribal life in the region. The relics of European coastal forts and other structures still remain, while further north vestiges of the German colonial era are unmistakable. The regional museum at Ho is an ideal place to understand the background to our heritage. Hohoe is an important centre of herbal medicine, which is of significant and growing importance both in Ghana and the western world today.
Discover the Wli Waterfalls in the tropical forest near Hohoe, the highest in Ghana, or the nearby Tsatsadu Falls at Alavanyo, or the Tagbo Falls at Liate Wote which are almost as spectacular. Afadjato (meaning mountain) attracts climbers of all ages, while the Kalakpa Game Production Reserve is a special place for environmentalists. Volta is famous for its festivals and ceremonies, of which the Hogbetsotso of the Anlos people in November is probably the most famous.
The people of Wli have a unique festival to give thanks for the gift of water. The main gateway from Togo is at Aflao, and hotels, guest houses and restaurants can be found in all the main centres, including Ho, Keta, Kpando and Hohoe. The beaches of the Volta estuary are amongst the best in Ghana. Swimming is popular in some areas, although the sea is generally rough along the Atlantic coast. New hotels are providing facilities for waters ports and deep sea fishing. Tuna, Tarpon and Barracuda may be caught, and arrangements can be made in advance through the local hotels.