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Exploring The Volta Region, Keta, Sogakofe and Sokpe

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Hi there wanderlusters!  Happy new year and welcome to the year 2017. Taking a wild guess, I can say your year started great, for me it’s going just well. Made my first trip out of Accra exploring the towns of Sokpe, Sogakofe and Keta all in the Volta region of Ghana and it was nothing but mad fun.

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After spending my last days of 2016 at the blue diamond resort, I got the chance to start the year with friends exploring the South Tongu district of the Volta region using one night and 2days. Our first stop was at Sogakofe, “Somewhere” (It’s actually the name of the place), to fill our tummy then moved to the Aborigines resort in Keta – less than an hour drive from Sogakofe “nice place”. It’s my first time in Keta and I whole heartedly love their clean brown sand beach which is no different from the beaches in Lome. I know you also will.
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Aborigines

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When in Sogakofe, try out some good Tilapia

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I also checked out the Fort Prinzenstein, a stone throw from the talked about Keta sea defense (a project to help stop erosion). It’s only a road that separates the sea defense from the fort which was built by the Danes in 1784 . It’s currently in a deplorable state and I wouldn’t advice you get too close, else you just might be the one to end up carrying the remains of the historic building.
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Keta sea defense

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Take a moment to admire the beauty of new places

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What else? We drove off to see the Ghana version of the famous Bora Bora resort. Keta lagoon resort is a stilt resort built on the Keta Legon. I really was impressed at the sight of this pretty place while watching the sunset(sunrise & sunset the best  time to better appreciate the view). Got back to Sogakofe on time to have dinner at the old but still kicking Cisneros resort and passed the night at Ed’s place!.
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The next day, we planned to stop by the riverside in Sokpe before leaving to Accra. Sokpe isn’t far from Sogakope, the volta river separates the two towns so one can arrive in Sokpe from Sogakofe(vice versa)  within a minute drive over the Volta bridge. We stopped at Sokpe and carried on by foot through the compound houses to the river side.
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Sokpe

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Serenity

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That’s the lower volta bridge at Sogakofe- Sokpe

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Breath in the air of new places

We arrived at the bank of the river to a serene atmosphere and greeted by 3 ladies who were around to fetch water. I’lld have loved to sit on the canoe and take a ride to the other end of the river but there were no fishermen around. Soon our time exploring the Volta region came to an end –mehnnn I hate this moments. Just as we came, so did we drive to Accra but this time with minds filled with memories + stories and phones with pictures.

If you want more places from the Volta region, then you might be interested in my adventure to the highest waterfall in west Africa – Wli and hiking the tallest mountain in Ghana – Afadjato.

Happy travels!

9 comments

  1. Elikem Degadjor 16 January, 2017 at 17:42 Reply

    Very interesting and captivating post, Senyuie.
    I hail from Keta and do go visit every time I’m back in the motherland. I saw photos of the Keta Lagoon Resort in the British Airways in-flight magazine, captured by Emmanuel Bobbie. My curiosity got the better part of me and made go visit my grandma and also see the resort before returning to Canada. I love what I saw and I think, there should be more tourist attraction in the Volta Region to boost revenue generation and create jobs for the youth. Keep up the good job and more grease to your elbows 😉

  2. April 17 January, 2017 at 08:34 Reply

    Thanks Elikem. Great you made it a point to visit and ended up liking what you saw. I really love the beautiful view over the sunset(sunrise & sunset best time to be there), it was just a little late to take a boat ride. Just like you, I feel there is more one can do to promote such place, I guess I played my part. Stay awesome Eli & oo use the search box above to checkout the Wli and Mountain afadja post.

  3. Casper 21 January, 2017 at 10:36 Reply

    Keep up the good work, April. Our unexplored beaches like the ones in the Volta region should be advertised and brought to the wolrd’s attention!

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