Imagine the intensity of carrying all your stuff in a 50-litre backpack and trekking the steep trails of the Avatime highlands, one of the highest points of human habitation in Ghana on an expedition to seek out clouds, views and waterfalls. That is what our overnight mountaineering adventures are all about. And this option is available throughout the week on any chosen three days, but one of the days must not be a Saturday.
You are invited to get your game face on, your adrenaline levels in top form, and your sense of adventure off the charts for this amazing expedition. On the second day, we will ascend the impregnable terrain of the highlands to the Village of Dzogbefeme. The hike ascends from a 460ft plain to a 1,925ft elevation in only three hours or less, and for thrice the trouble because you’ll have your food, water, tents and other adventure gear strapped onto your back. The mountain village of Dzogbefeme will host us for the night. Day 3 will have us engage another three-hour mountain assault to Amedzofe at 2500 feet.
The expeditions start in the evening of Day 1 and cost $500. The van or SUV sets off from Accra at 12:00PM on deployment day to the foot of the Avatime highlands through the Trident, where the team will set up camp, cook over open fire and share jungle stories by camp fires. Day 3 ends with a hike to Mt. Gemi and the Ote Waterfall. Call 020-454-8040 to book at least 72 hours in advance.
In order to survive this expedition, one needs to pack the following: A 50-litre backpack, 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 small box of matchsticks, personal snacks, rain coat, torchlight and spare batteries.