In Liati Wote:
(These highlights could be hidden and pop up with the cursor hovering over tourist attractions. Detailed information provided after an introduction)
– Hiking tour to Mount Afadjato (highest mountain of Ghana)
– Hiking tour to the Twin Mountains
– Hiking tour to the Tagbo Falls
– Cultural Tour in the village
– Palm Wine tapping and local gin distilling
– Farming Day
– Music and dancing[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section]
Near Liati Wote:
To get the best out of your visit, why not make Liati Wote your base? Like this, you can tour other interesting sites around:
– Hiking tour to the Wli waterfalls
– Hiking tour to the Aflabo Falls
– Visit Monkey Sanctuary in Tafi Atome
– Visit the kente-weaving village Tafi Abuife
– Visit to Amedzofe, the highest village in Ghana, and Mount Gemi.
The main nature attractions, Mt. Afadjato (885 meters) and the Tagbo Falls are covered with luxuriant tropical forests and a bit of savanna vegetation around the mountain tops. Unknown to many, Wote offers much more than these two attractions to keep the adventurous tourist busy for days. Behind Afadjato is the Aduadu mountain which is easily accessible. As if these were not enough, the Afadjato-Tagbo-Twin Mountains enclave contains three other smaller waterfalls, the Vunate, Torglo and Gobali Falls. With over 300 species of butterflies, Liati Wote’s forest is home to one of the largest butterflies count in Ghana. Researchers have recorded about 33 species of mammals and a wide variety of birds in the catchment area.
Beginning of the adventure
Hikes to tourist sites start from the tourist reception office in Liati Wote. First of all, you have to register at the Tourist Reception Office where you will be assigned a mandatory guide. Please check the price list to pay the correct entrance fee. This does not include the mandatory guide tip you give to your tour guide at the end of the tour depending on the quality of his services.
– comfortable shoes ( no flip flops or sandals)
– bottle of water ( not sachet water to avoid littering around)
– walking stick ( optional)
On a clear day, Afadjato offers a scenic view of the Akwapim-Togo ranges, the surrounding towns, the Tagbo Falls and parts of the Volta lake. Make yourself proud by coming to conquer the highest mountain in Ghana at Liati Wote.
Afadjato at Liati Wote
Hiking Tour to Afadjato
Length of hike: Between 45 minutes to 1-hour walking (to the top). It is best to do the hike early in the morning to avoid too much of the heat from the sun rays as there is not much shade on top of the mountain. And also, it will be dark by 18.00GMT and so we advise tourists not to start their walk after 15.00GMT.
The climb is not easy and rather steep at some points. Therefore, you must have a reasonable walking condition( shoe and a walking stick). For the very fit, there is a possibility to hike a little further to the next mountain right behind Afadjato called Aduadu.
The Twin Mountains
Further to the south is the beautiful Twin Mountains. New hiking trails have recently been constructed to the two peaks. It takes between an hour and 50 minutes to 2hours to climb both peaks of the Twin Mountains. The Twin mountains offer ideal hiking for adventurous mountaineers who wish to avoid Afadjato that is more over crowded with tourists. The Twin Mountains is almost as high as Afadjato and offers a magnificent view on a clear day of Lake Volta. One can also see Afadjato and Mount Aduadu in the background. Trekking on a hunter’s trail in the mountains is a great experience! Make sure you get one of the specially trained guides for this particular hike.
The Twin Mountains
Hiking Tour to the Twin Mountains
Length: an hour and 30 minutes walking (one way to the twin peaks)
Time of day: As stated earlier the best time is early in the morning to hike. As it will be dark at 18:00GMT.
Difficulty: The climb to the second peak is for the fit and real adventurers as there is no clear path but only a hunter’s trail. This is intentional and meant for adventure.
View from the Twin Mountains with Afadjato (left) and Aduadu (right) in the background