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.
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.