Top-Rated Things to Do in Akosombo

Things to Do in Akosombo
View of the Adomi Bridge from Lake Volta | © Kwame Erzuah

Akosombo is a small paradise for everyone located in Eastern Region, Ghana. There are so many fun things to do in Akosombo, from the active traveller who loves exploring to the lazy traveller who loves resort relaxation. If you are in Ghana‘s Eastern region for several days and looking for ideas on how to make the most of your time here? See our guide and list of the top-rated things to do in Akosombo, Ghana.

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Take a tour of Akosombo

If you want a comprehensive look at Akosombo or want to experience a specific element of the town, like its ethnic food scene. Then taking a tour with a local may be the best way to experience multiple things at once. Visit some of the main attractions, and mingle with locals that gives a historical perspective of the town.

Sajuna Beach

Sajuna Beach is one of the most popular beaches on the Eastern Region, Ghana. And is the best quick beach visit in Akosombo. The beach is clean and comfortable. The sandy beachfront has plenty of space, with modern facilities including picnic shelters, speed boatsswimming pools, volleyball playground and tennis section.  The summer huts are located near the lake, nice restaurant with continental menu. The beach conveniences, music and entertainment options make it easy to spend a full day on the sand and enjoy the lake sunsets. A beautiful destination for relaxation and a perfect getaway place for the kids, located about an hour away from Ghana’s capital city, Accra.

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Address: Asuogyaman-Atimpoku Rd, Ghana

Explore the Akosombo Dam

Akosombo Dam
Akosombo Dam in Akosombo, Ghana | © René Mayorga/Flickr

One of the top tourist attractions in the town is the highly acclaimed and historic hydroelectric Akosombo Dam (Volta Dam). Kids and adults can get a full day of fun while exploring and enjoying the stunning views the Volta River Basin and Lake Volta offers. The tropical climate makes visits extra exciting.

Walk along the Adomi Bridge

Adomi Bridge
View of the Adomi Bridge from Lake Volta | © Kwame Erzuah

One of the most spectacular points of interest on Ghana‘s Eastern region, giving you the best view of the skyline and river views. The Adomi Bride is an architectural masterpiece, a beautiful suspension bridge laid across the Volta River in Akosombo. A great sight to behold as one can see the lush lands 100 meters away from the bridge. No matter how long you plan to stay in Akosombo, you should make walking the bridge a priority. A refreshing opportunity to be outdoors during your stay.

Address: Akosombo – Tema Rd, Ghana

The Royal Senchi Resort

Royal Senchi Resort
Image courtesy of The Royal Senchi Resort/Hotel

The Royal Senchi Resort/Hotel is a popular destination for those seeking a romantic getaway with their spouse as well as for groups of friends. The Royal Senchi is Akosombo luxury at its best, prime choice when it comes to top-rated resorts in Ghana. Its location on a bend in the river adds to its charm and amenities. Visitors can enjoy secluded picnic spots, explore the lake as well as having access to the park right next door.

AddressSenchi Ferry Road, Akosombo, Ghana

Hike the Akwamu Gorge trail

Akwamu George
Views of the Akwamu George area | © Royal Senchi

Gorgeous lake and lush green lands — the trailheads in Akosombo would love to be out here. Walk the highlands of the Akwamu George area that rewards with viewto die for, and an opportunity for bird-watching. The uphill reveals non-stop and stunning views of the river. Families will enjoy this hike around the lush forest and its wildlife.

Go fishing

Tilapia is a popular item in Ghanaian cuisine. And the Akosombo area and Volta River teems with succulent fish, and the town is known for its tilapia farming. There are sections of waterways specifically designated for visitor to throw in a line and see what you catch. You can also get on the traditional canoe and explore the wide lake, observing fish and underwater. Tourists should consult with accommodation providers on how to go a fishing adventure.

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