72. Ada Foah, Ghana
A ex-colleague of mine wanted to go to this place he had heard about from his sister. That place is located in Ada Foah, Ghana. I’d not been to Ghana so I went. It was an amazing experience. First we had to get to get there from Accra though and that in and of itself is an adventure. The beauty of the area makes it totally worthwhile though.
Ada Foah is located in Ghana, northwest of Accra, that Ghanan capital. It is located on the Gulf of Guinea coast.
How To Get Here
The nearest airport is the Kotoka International Airport (ACC) in Accra, Ghana. You would then need to get what’s called a Tro-tro (a mini van seating multiple passengers) to take you about three to fours to village of Ada Foah.
The following airlines serve the Kotoka International Airport (ACC):
Africa World Airlines (AW), Afriqiyah Airways (8U), Air Burkina (2J), Air Côte d’Ivoire (HF), Air France (AF), Arik Air (W3), ASKY Airlines (KP), British Airways (BA), Cargolux Italia S.p.A. (C8), brussels airlines (SN), Delta Air Lines (DL), Egyptair (MS), Emirates (EK), Ethiopian Airlines (ET), Kenya Airways (KQ), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), Med-View Airlines (VL), Meridiana Airlines (IG), Middle Eastern Airlines (ME), Royal Air Morac (AT), Rwandair Express (WB), South African Airways (SA), Starbow Airlines (S9), TAP Portugal (TP) and Turkish Airlines (TK).
You head to the central bus station in Accra and take what’s called a Tro-tro (shared ride minivan) to Ada Foah. You will have to wait on either end until the minivan is full though. Now be warned, there’s a huge crowd in this area most of the times; its fun to watch all the chaos.
If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.
Where To Stay
We stayed at this little place right on the beach, called Cocoloko Beach Camp Resort.
Here are some other places:
- Dreamland Beach resort
- Frimpong Memorial Guesthouse
- Manet Paradise
- MaranathaBeach Camp
- Sunset Beach Hotel
==>> Try Airbnb.
Where To Eat
It’s all about local food here. You’ll more than likely eat like we did at the place we stayed. The food is good and well made. There are also shops around the town where you can make purchases.
What To Do
You are looking at hiking, doing nothing, going for boat rides, swimming and just hanging out at the beach. It is rally very hot in Ghana due to its proximity to the equator so keep yourself hydrated no matter what you do. You may also hire a local boat and be taken around the nearby Volta River; wear sunscreen as its really hot.
Language: English, Akan, Ewe, Ga, Dagbani and Hausa
Currency: Ghanian Cedi GHC