72. Ada Foah, Ghana

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Why

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, Ghana Beach

Ada Foah, Ghana – Beach

Where

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

By Train

No.

By Plane

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).




By Bus

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.

By Car

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.

Ada Foah, Ghana Coco Loko Camp Resort rooms

Ada Foah, Ghana Coco Loko Camp Resort rooms

Here are some other places:

==>> 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.

Ada Foah, Ghana - Club Beer

Ada Foah, Ghana – Club Beer

 

Ada Foah, Ghana - shrimp and rice

Ada Foah, Ghana – shrimp and rice

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.

Ada Foah, Ghana Beach

Ada Foah, Ghana Beach

 

Ada Foah, Ghana - Our Boat

Ada Foah, Ghana – Our Boat

Additional Information

Language: English, Akan, Ewe, Ga, Dagbani and Hausa

Currency: Ghanian Cedi GHC

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Ada Foah, Ghana – Local Beach

 

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