African treks and adventures

Exclusive walking holidays in the highlands of South - eastern Ghana are probably closer and more affordable than you might think. Book Now!

The Volta region of Ghana offers the discerning visitor the delights of unspoiled trekking in superb tropical montane rainforest terrain, and we aim to keep it that way. We can arrange day walks and longer walking tours to cater for the everyone from the super-fit, the moderately fit, right through to the completely inexperienced trekker. Visit traditional villages accessible only on foot, meet the local people, tour the famous monkey sanctuary, taste fruit like avocados, plantains and mangoes picked from the trees around. Take a look around the pages on this site, and ask us for details of our very exclusive tours for no more than 8 people at a time. Logba is only three hours from Accra, which in turn is easily accessible from major international airports with daily flights and excellent connections from London, Edinburgh, Amsterdam etc via KLM and other national airlines. 

 The highlight of your tour is an ascent of Mount Gemi, one of Ghana's highest mountains. Our trek will help to support Friends of Logba, a non-profit making society dedicated to promoting sustainable economic, social and cultural development for local people, within the Fair Trade philosophy, and all profits go to assist the local community schools and health facilities.

see also: 

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Logba Tota village photo gallery 

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Waterfall and cave trek

bulletCliffs and remote villages trek
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Trek to the Volta valley

bulletFriends of Logba
bullet Logba Tota primary school (videos and sound)

BACKGROUND information

The cost of an inclusive, 7 day trek with guides, food and accommodation is £199 per person, including pick up and drop off at Accra Kotoka International Airport. If you need to stay in a hotel in Accra due to early or late flights, we can arrange this for a modest additional charge. Accommodation and transport are budget/hostel standard - simple but comfortable accommodation in lodges. Delicious locally produced organic farm produce and traditional cuisine are some of the principal attractions. The village has a clinic and school. Local shops, bars and cafes are available to meet most simple needs.

Geography

 Volta Region is one of ten regions of Ghana, and lies at the border of the Republic of Togo. Logba Traditional area lies within the highest mountains in Ghana - the Afadzato mountain range. Eight villages are spread over 40 square miles of luscious rainforest terrain. Some villages are still remote and can only be accessed by bush paths, but Logba itself can be reached by taxi in 20 minutes from the main road which has frequent minibus services to Accra. The district population is about ten thousand people, and the main occupation is subsistence farming. The main cash crops are cocoa, coffee, bananas, plantains, yam, avocados, fruits and vegetables. Ginger and pepper are also grown, and sustainable teak and mahogany logging is practiced.

Logba is about 120 miles (3 hours) from the capital Accra by bus,  and 40 miles from the regional capital- Ho.

Languages and origins

English, Ewe, and Logba are spoken widely. Logba is a Kwa language spoken in the south-eastern Ghana by approximately 7,500 people. The Logba people call themselves and their language Ikpana, which means ‘defenders of truth’.

The Logba people may be descendants from the Mak people, having fled south after a defeat in the second half of the 18th century. However, the Logba people themselves relate that they have come together with the Gbe peoples from Ketu.

CONTACT and bookings

email us with your contact details, or leave a message on our voicemail: (044) (0) 709 2875 734

Why not secure your holiday with a refundable group deposit? Payments are through PayPal, using your credit card, and are completely secure.

LINKS

bullet http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logba_language Logba has a unique - and endangered - language
bullethttp://www.alisasmith.com/ghana/photogallery11.html Observant and shrewd weblog by a young American volunteer
bullet Tafi-Atome-Brochure.pdf Tafi Atome monkey sanctuary (2300k)
bullethttp://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Ghana/Hohoe-2035058/Things_To_Do-Hohoe-BR-1.html
bullethttp://www.bridgingdevelopment.org/shop.html - CDs and recordings of local music

we support the Fair Trade philosophy