Southern Adventure Overnight (2 nights)

ACR 307-201
Highlights
  • Climb Mount Afadjato
  • Visit Wli waterfalls
  • Tour of TafiAtome Monkey sanctuary
  • Torgorme Village visit and naming ceremony
  • Cultural Performance
Program Overview
Country: Ghana
Depart: 04/01/2017 0730
Return: 04/03/2017 1630
Duration: Overnight
Difficulty: Strenuous
Capacity: Min 15 / Max 30
Program Fee
$546 (early booking: $515)

Field Class Conflicts
  • PHIL 366: Philosophy of Aging
  • D 110: Understanding Dance
  • AM 250: Clothing, Adornment and Human Behavior

Depart in the early morning on a scenic drive through the coastal savannah of the Accra plains. En route to Afadjato Mountain, cross the most attractive bridge in Ghana, the Adome Bridge. The bridge was strategically built by Ghana’s first president in order to link Ghana and the former Trans Volta Togoland (now the Volta Region) to eventually unify the regions as one country. Once you arrive at Afadjato Mountain, climb to the highest point in Ghana, without the need for climbing gear. After lunch, drive to Ho where you will check in at Chances Hotel. Enjoy a dinner followed by the drumming and dancing of an energetic local dance troupe from a nearby community.

On the next day, depart after breakfast on a drive to Wli Waterfalls. Hike through the lush greenery of the Agumatsa Forest Reserve where you will cross the same river eleven times to reach the falls. Enjoy a picnic lunch at the base of the falls. The water falls from a height of about 1,600 feet into a plunge pool where swimming is permitted. After, depart for Tafi Atome, a village in which mona monkeys are held sacred and are therefore protected from harm. Witness these endangered animals in large numbers as they live in the wild.

On the final day, depart for a scenic drive to the beautiful village of Torgorme, located on the lower Volta River. Visit the chief and elders of the village and participate in a naming ceremony in which you will be given a traditional African name. Other activities include a demonstration of pottery making, which is the main occupation of the women in Torgorme, and a demonstration of kente weaving by the youth of the village. We’ll depart the village for lunch and then head back to the ship.

Itinerary

Day 1

  • Scenic drive through coastal savannah (~3.5 hours in transit)
  • Cross Adome Bridge
  • Climb Afadjato Mountain
  • Dance performance

Day 2

  • Visit to Wli Waterfalls
  • Hike in Agumatsa Forest Reserve
  • Picnic lunch
  • Visit Tafi Atome

Day 3

  • Torgorme Village visit
  • Naming ceremony
  • Pottery making demonstration
  • Lunch
  • Transfer to ship

Meals Included

  • Breakfast x 2
  • Lunch x 3
  • Dinner x 2

Special Note

Includes $20 per person village donation