TOGOLESE HIGHLANDS EXPEDITION
1,050-metres. That’s the highest we will go after we have climbed Afadjato and crossed the invisible border between Ghana’s eastern mountain ranges and the Togolese Republic. Nerves of steel, a high tolerance for uncertainty and adversity, and enduring stamina are required for this overnight assault of Afadjato, Ghana’s highest free-standing mountain at 885m. A Togolese highlands invasion continues from the top of Afadjato across the invisible boundary into the western Plateau region of the Togolese Republic. By the time we arrive at Wli Todzi on the Ghanaian side of the highlands, we would have completed a tough 7-hour or more journey across the highest mountains in Ghana’s highland border with Togo.
Another 4 hours will mark the descent from Wli Todzi to the upper and lower trails of the Wli waterfalls area. A rain-gouged chimney is the butt-dragging trail down the steep range into the refreshing waters of the lower Wli falls. Splashing around in the falls and touching the wall behind the curtain is the phenomenon that makes the gruelling adventure worth it.
We will leave the Accra Mall on Friday, November 1 at 5PM and head out to the foot of the Afadjato Highlands and return before dark on Sunday, November 3.
In order to survive this adventure, you need:
- A 20-litre backpack
- A pair of good hiking boots
- Outdoor walking sandals
- A cap or hat
- 3 water bottles
- 3 sets of outdoor clothing
- 1 sleeping bag or thick blanket
- Wash kit – small towel, sponge and soap
- 1 bowl for meals
- A can of insect repellent
- A book of matchsticks
This adventure is built for endurance and requires a basic level of physical fitness. Those mountains don’t play. Call 054-842-4903 for more information.