Arrival at Kotoka International Airport for a drive to stay at KNUST Guest House
Meet at breakfast for itinerary discussion and depart Accra to stay at Ho Sky Plus in the Volta regional capital, with a stop at Shai Hills Game Reserve, where we engage in a walking tour to view antelopes and baboons and break at Aylos Bay Lake from resort. While at Ho, we also visit Vegus Batik shop for a workshop on batik fabric making and Agortime Kpetoe Kete weaving center, to learn about the history of Ghana’s most popular hand woven fabric famously known by the Ashanti as Kente claimed to be adopted from kenteng meaning basket in Akan. This is also believed to have been derived from the name Ke- meaning open and Te meaning compress the wax in Ewe describing the process of weaving hence the original name Kete by the people of Agortime Kpetoe. They believe their ancestors who were captured during ancient wars thought the Ashanti people by the Ewe language Ke – Te as described above brought about the pronunciation Kente in Akan. You may also love to practice the process to understand the meaning of Kete as described and find some fabrics for your personal use or as souvenirs for friends and relatives.
We will drive to Amedzofe , Ghana’s highest human settlement in the Avatime hill and mountains, where we walk up the peak of Gemi Mountain which is a little bit below Ghana’s highest mountain, to enjoy lovely views of the Avatime hills and valleys. We also engage in descending down to Ote waterfall located below the eastern flank of Amedzofe with greenery views of the amazing forest canopy below the refreshing environment of Ote falls. Overnight will be at Mountain Paradise, a few minutes’ drive from Amedzofe.
We will depart early morning to Accra and visit Accra culture center also the largest artifacts market in Ghana, where you may find beautiful artifacts for your personal decorations at home or as souvenirs for friends and relatives, before driving to the airport. Lunch will be at Labadi Pleasure beach resort.