Eastern Region Ghana Tours
The Eastern Region of Ghana is rich of dramatic landscapes, historic relics and traditional cultures. The ancient blends with the 20th century in this region so close to but such a contrast with Accra. The region is dominated by Lake Volta, one of the world’s largest man-made lakes, and the Akosombo Dam, source of much of Ghana’s hydroelectric power.
Here are the list of interesting spots that you can visit in Ghana Eastern Region:
- Umbrella Rock
- Tetteh Quarshie Cocoa Farm
- Bead Factory
- The Big Tree at Ada
- Boti Falls
- Lake Volta
- Aburi Botanical Gardens
Umbrella Rock is an extraordinary work of nature located in the Yilo Krobo District of the Eastern Region close to the Koforidua city. The Umbrella Rock is strange which explains why the large number of people who visit this tourist attraction site on a yearly basis is not strange. The Umbrella rock is high and wide enough to get under. It is boasted that the Umbrella rock can safely harbour 15 people from the scourging sun or intense rain.
Your visit to the Umbrella Rock is a pitch perfect experience. It will be a privilege to view one of the beautiful sceneries of nature. A whole new world awaits you at the Umbrella Rock near Koforidua.
Mampong Akwapim, first cocoa farm established in the Country from seeds first brought from Fernando Po Island by the Legendary Tetteh Quarshie. From this small beginning grew our major cocoa industry. It is believed that a few of the original first trees planted by Tetteh Quarshie can still be found on the farm.
This tree stands at 90 metres in height and 396 centimetres in diameter. According to Ghana’s Forestry officials, it is the biggest tree in the country. Growing in the forests of Akim Oda in Ghana’s Eastern region, the tree known locally as “the Big Tree” is of the Bako species and its botanical name is tieghemela heckle.
Lake Volta lies along the Greenwich Meridian, and just six degrees of latitude north of the Equator. The lake’s northernmost point is close to the town of Yapei, and its southernmost extreme is at the Akosombo Dam, 520 kilometers (320 mi) downstream from Yapei. Akosombo Dam holds back both the White Volta River and the Black Volta River, which formerly converged, where the middle of the reservoir now lies, to form the single Volta River. The present Volta River flows from the outlets of the dam’s powerhouse and spillways to the Atlantic Ocean in southmost Ghana.
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