Exploring The Volta Region, Keta, Sogakofe and Sokpe
Hi there wanderlusters! Happy new year and welcome to the year 2017. Taking a wild guess, I can say your year started great, for me it’s going just well. Made my first trip out of Accra exploring the towns of Sokpe, Sogakofe and Keta all in the Volta region of Ghana and it was nothing but mad fun.
After spending my last days of 2016 at the blue diamond resort, I got the chance to start the year with friends exploring the South Tongu district of the Volta region using one night and 2days. Our first stop was at Sogakofe, “Somewhere” (It’s actually the name of the place), to fill our tummy then moved to the Aborigines resort in Keta – less than an hour drive from Sogakofe “nice place”. It’s my first time in Keta and I whole heartedly love their clean brown sand beach which is no different from the beaches in Lome. I know you also will.
I also checked out the Fort Prinzenstein, a stone throw from the talked about Keta sea defense (a project to help stop erosion). It’s only a road that separates the sea defense from the fort which was built by the Danes in 1784 . It’s currently in a deplorable state and I wouldn’t advice you get too close, else you just might be the one to end up carrying the remains of the historic building.
What else? We drove off to see the Ghana version of the famous Bora Bora resort. Keta lagoon resort is a stilt resort built on the Keta Legon. I really was impressed at the sight of this pretty place while watching the sunset(sunrise & sunset the best time to better appreciate the view). Got back to Sogakofe on time to have dinner at the old but still kicking Cisneros resort and passed the night at Ed’s place!.
The next day, we planned to stop by the riverside in Sokpe before leaving to Accra. Sokpe isn’t far from Sogakope, the volta river separates the two towns so one can arrive in Sokpe from Sogakofe(vice versa) within a minute drive over the Volta bridge. We stopped at Sokpe and carried on by foot through the compound houses to the river side.
We arrived at the bank of the river to a serene atmosphere and greeted by 3 ladies who were around to fetch water. I’lld have loved to sit on the canoe and take a ride to the other end of the river but there were no fishermen around. Soon our time exploring the Volta region came to an end –mehnnn I hate this moments. Just as we came, so did we drive to Accra but this time with minds filled with memories + stories and phones with pictures.
If you want more places from the Volta region, then you might be interested in my adventure to the highest waterfall in west Africa – Wli and hiking the tallest mountain in Ghana – Afadjato.