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Must Dos for Volunteers in Ghana

Thinking of volunteering in Ghana with IVHQ and wondering what’s on offer for the weekends? Here’s a list of must dos, recommended by our local partner, Eddie Adeli.

  • Travel just a few hours west of Accra to explore the castles at Cape Coast and Elmina and discover the history of slavery in Ghana.

  • Just 30km north of Cape Coast, journey through the tropical rain forest of Kakum National Park and encounter endangered forest elephants, Colobus monkeys, 300 species of bird and 600 species of butterfly. And be sure to make your way across the Canopy Walkway suspended 98ft over the forest floor!

  • Take a trip to the lively fishing village of Kokrobite and find out what makes Big Milly’s Backyard such a popular weekend retreat for volunteers. Relax in this waterfront paradise during the day, and get amongst the live bands and stunning cultural displays at night.

  • Capture the magic of the cascading Wli Waterfalls - the highest waterfalls in West Africa. See the bottom falls from the roadside, or take an adventurous hike through the forest to the top falls.

  • En route to the Wli Waterfalls from Accra, stop at the Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary, home to many Mona monkeys who are cared for and protected by local rangers. Entice the monkeys from the trees with bananas and watch them eat straight from your hands!

  • If you can work a 250km trip from Accra into your weekend, Kumasi has plenty on offer! From the largest markets in West Africa, to the largest natural lake in Ghana (Lake Bosomtwe), and the many museums and colourful cultural centers in between.

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