Holidays, Kayaking, Tropical Islands

Adventure Date: Dec 25-28, 2020.               Price: 600-GHS

On Christmas Day, 2020 let’s engage Lake Volta on a three-day kayaking expedition that will both challenge you physically and mentally, and provide a relaxing recreational opportunity on Survival Island.

The adventure will begin with pick-up from the Accra Mall at 08.00 in the morning. The 150-minute drive will include a brief stop for breakfast at Afienya until we arrive at the Asikuma forest. Adventurers will make their own navigation decisions given maps and compasses until they find Survival Cove, and that is where our famous kayak capsize drill will happen. Successful completion of the drill is what grants an Adventurer the right to traverse the open water of Lake Volta.


After a successful drill, Adventurers in pairs will take on the 2km expanse of water to get to Survival Island. That is where we will set up tents and hammocks and prepare for the first night of the Poseidon XVIII Kayaking Expedition, the longest and the only series of adventure kayaking events in West Africa. The first night’s meal is yellow-fin tuna-flavoured Palava Sauce and boiled Yams. Weather conditions will determine what camp fire we build for the evening’s game night and poetry bar.


Saturday, December 26 and Sunday December 27 are days of rest and relaxation, and nature study. Survival Island hosts 60 species of birds and more than 12 major tree species, and adventurers will have to find, document and understand as many species as they can. There will be a brief visit to the Isle of Rocks where the Spear of Survival adventure TV series was shot.


December 28 starts with some fun activities on the 14 trails of the island and culminates in a breakfast of fried yam and charcoal-grilled tilapia. After breakfast, the adventure team will engage the 3.6km expanse of the Lake from Survival Island to the small village of Labolabo. That’s where the adventure will end, and the van will transport adventurers back to Accra.


This adventure is easy, and prior outdoor adventure experiences are not required. The 600-GHS fee covers transport, food, water, use of relevant outdoor gear and equipment, guiding services and photography.


What to Pack
: A 20-litre backpack, a pair of good hiking shoes, outdoor walking sandals, a cap or hat, 2 water bottles, 3 sets of outdoor clothing, 1 sleeping bag or cover cloth, Wash kit (small towel, sponge and soap), toiletries, 1 bowl for meals, a can of insect repellent, personal medication, personal snacks, sunglasses and a small box of matchsticks.


Call or WhatsApp +233-54-842-4903 for further enquiries.


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Biking Adventures, Holidays
Adventure Dates: April 10 & 13                    Price: 400-GHS each day

The 2020 Shai Hills Easter Biking and Abseil Adventure Festival at the Shai Hills Reserve starts off this year on Good Friday, April 10. The 21km mountain biking adventure begins at 08.00 in the morning at the Shai Hills park. Participants who require transportation to the park need to call or whatsapp 054-842-4903 or 020-454-8040 in advance and be present at the Accra Mall at 06.00 to join the bus.

After the press launch of the festival, mountain bikers will take on the main course-way of the Reserve biking among zebra, baboons, antelopes and many more wild life. Folks who do not know how to bike will be transported to the imposing Elephant Rock for their abseil adventures, a cool descent of the 30-metre face of Elephant Rock. Bikers will also abseil the rock-face when they arrive at the Rock. There will be lots to eat, drink and make merry at the party zone in front of Elephant Rock.

Easter Friday’s adventure will end at 5PM but folks who complete their adventure in time will be transported back to Accra if they opted for the transport service. 

On Easter Monday, April 13, the Good Friday adventure cycle will be repeated, and adventurers who miss out on Good Friday can have their turn on Monday. Each day’s adventure costs 400-GHS for participants who opt for the full package, and 350-GHS for adventurers who turn up at the park.

The Shai Hills Easter Biking Adventure Festival is a collaborative adventure between the Forestry Commission of Ghana and BraveHearts Expeditions. Bikes, helmets and all relevant outdoor gear will be provided.

What to Pack: A small backpack, 2 water bottles, outdoor shirt and shorts, good walking shoes, a hat or cap, insect repellent, rain coat, personal snacks and an awesome sense of adventure 🙂

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Holidays, Mountaineering, Weekend Tours
Adventure Date: Sep 21, 2020          Price: 400-GHS

This September 21, 2020 hiking and abseil adventure begins at the foot of the Manya Krobo hills. A 1.6km assault will get everyone’s heart pumping until we get to the highest peak on that side of the outcrops. We will have to shinny down the rockface in order to get to the 40m Katanga Rock. Our fearless modern-day Explorers will strap into climbing gear and equipment, abseil the face of the rock and discover the Greatness within them. The final onslaught will be an easy descent to the Akuse plains for the celebratory photos and bonding time.

A ticket costs GHC 400-GHS each and covers your transport, food, water, refreshments, guiding services and photography. Call or WhatsApp 054-842-4903 for more information.

In order to survive this adventure, you need:

  • A 10-litre backpack
  • A pair of good hiking shoes
  • A cap or hat
  • 2 water bottles
  • 1 set of outdoor clothing
  • A can of insect repellent
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Holidays, Vacations
Adventure Date: Dec 4, 2020          Price: 400-GHS

December 4, 2020 is Ghana’s Farmers’ Day holiday. Let’s take the holiday to a whole new level in honour of by visiting the iconic Elmina Castle, completing a tour, and abseiling off its ancient battlements to the beach at the ocean below. 

Reporting time at the Accra Mall Police Post is 5.45AM and departure to Elmina is at 6AM sharp.

Adventure Costs: 400-GHS (includes return transport, food and refreshments, use of abseil equipment, guiding services, fees to the Castle and photography).

What to Pack: A small backpack, outdoor walking shoes or sandals, a hat or cap, sun cream, sun glasses and insect repellent.

Payments can be made to MTN MoMo Number 054-842-4903 which bears the name “BraveHearts Expeditions”. Call the same number for any questions or concerns.

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Mountaineering, Vacations, Weekend Tours
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.

Price: 599-GHS

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 box 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.
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Mountaineering, Weekend Tours
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.

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, spong and soap
  • 1 bowl for meals
  • A can of insect repellent
  • A book of matchsticks

Call 020-454-8040 to select your convenient date and book your adventure.
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Mountaineering, Team-building, Vacations
Here’s the scenario: You and your team will have a map and a compass, and will be directed to navigate your way through the rocky ravine of the Krobo Hills known to the locals as Klowem (pronounced klo-yom) to the highest outcrop on the plateau.

There will be two main difficulties: (1) Your team has to translate information correctly from the map to the ground and navigate with a compass, and (2) You will have to work as an efficient team and get to Hieowayo (the outcrop in question) together. Any team that gets to the top as an inefficient team will lose vital points.

Once teams arrive at Station Hieowayo, each team will have to strap into helmets, harnesses and safety gear, stand at the edge of the granite rock, lean back and abseil (rappel) the precipitous Hieowayo on ropes as thick as a man’s middle finger within the time allotted. Teams that do not get all their members to abseil in the time allotted will lose vital points as well.

The winning team will be the team that navigates correctly and works efficiently, while keeping themselves motivated to abseil within time.

What to Wear & Pack:

1. 1 Small Backpack (to carry your water, drinks and plastic waste)
2. T-shirt & pants or shorts (no skirts, and certainly no miniskirts)
3. Good outdoor walking shoes (tough enough to survive mean rocks)
4. A cap or hat 
5. Sunglasses & sun cream

Klowem adventures cost 399-GHS and covers return transport, food, water, non-alcoholic refreshments, park entry and usage fees, use of all abseiling equipment, guiding services, and an amazing adventure. 

Call 020-454-8040 for more information or book your adventure immediately.
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Mountaineering
The Avatime Highlands have been touted as the highests points of human habitation in Ghana. We invite you to get your game face on, your adrenaline levels in top form, and your sense of adventure off the charts for this amazing expedition eco-destination.

The overnight adventure starts with a 4-hour drive to the Hohoe Plains, a village at the foot of the ranges named Nyangbo Kume. We move up a 650m mountain terrain to the Village of Dzogbefeme. The hike ascends from a 50m plain to that elevation in less than two or three hours, and for thrice the trouble because we’ll have our food, water, tents and other adventure gear strapped onto our backs. We’ll spend the night on Expedition Plateau, a spot that offers a spectacular view of the Amedzofe and Gemi mountains.

After breakfast the next day, the second leg of the assault begins to Mt Gemi’s cross at Amedzofe, to a point that is 800m above seal level. Then we drive off the highlands through Ho, the Volta regional capital. 

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, spong and soap
  • 1 bowl for meals
  • A can of insect repellent
  • A book of matchsticks

Call 020-454-8040 to select your convenient date and book your adventure.
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Biking Adventures, Holidays, Team-building, Vacations
Are you a proficient or expert mountain bike rider? Do you have what it takes to bike through rugged terrain, survive the spectatorship of herds of antelope and zebra, and endure the cheering of many troops of baboons?

Or, do you have children, 4 years and above, that love adventure? Would you like to have them enjoy the thrill of abseiling among these wildlife?

Then join us if you please, every day except Saturdays, on a 21km biking and abseil adventure at the Shai Hills Resource Reserve. While you engage the challenging terrain, your little ones can climb up the Mogo Rock, strap into world-class equipment and abseil the 66-ft rockface into unapologetic greatness with our child-friendly Rangers.

An adventure ticket costs 399-GHS for adults and ¢200-GHS for children, and the fees and cover for return transport, food, water, non-alcoholic refreshments, park entry and usage fees, use of all biking and abseiling equipment, guiding services, and an amazing adventure.

Call 020-454-8040 for more information or book your adventure immediately.
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Team-building, Tropical Islands, Vacations, Weekend Tours

Picture this: You and your team have found yourselves in a forest with your backpacks containing outdoor living stuff. You also have a map and a compass. One of Africa’s leading outdoor experts comes over to give you a crash course in map reading and compass navigation. Afterwards you’re on your own. Will you and your team successfully take on the 3km hiking foray into the jungle of the Anum uplands?

When you do make it, it’s to a 20-metre cliff overlooking the world’s largest man-made Lake. West Africa’s leading adventure guides turn up to set up a system of ropes, harnesses and helmets. Your task as a team is to encourage each other to abseil the impregnable Discovery Rock into the boat waiting for you beneath. This is team work, mental resilience and leadership in one heart-stopping package. The rule is one: No one gets left behind. Will you still be a team?

Next we’ll take on the 7km stretch of waves and unpredictability from Discovery Rock to Survival Island in the gorge of Lake Volta, picnic and be refreshed on the island to a repertoire of culinary indulgences relaxing and bonding without a care for urban hustle. All this, in only one day or on an overnight adventure.

Overnight kayaking expeditions on Survival Island involve sleeping in tents or hammocks, cooking food near camp fires, bird-watching and tilapia grilling under a folklore, drumming and dancing night sky.

Ready for your first Island Team-Kayaking Expedition?

So are we.

Day-out kayaking adventures cost 499-GHS and overnight expeditions cost 599-GHS. Call 020-454-8040 for more information or book your adventure immediately.

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