Jolinaiko photo albums
To get a feel for the the region and the destinations we offer, we made this photo album. Detailed maps of the region can be found here. We also have a full-screen Google Map of Ghana, Togo, Benin and Burkina Faso and a full-screen interactive map of interesting locations. Both maps open in a new window for convenient viewing next to the photos.
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Ghana has a 539 km coastline offering a wide variety of interesting and unexpected highlights. Besides the exotic sandy beaches you find rivers, lagoons, evergreen forest reserves, plantations, stilt village and vibrant fishing communities. The Ghana coast is also known for the string of ruined forts and castles including Cape Coast Castle and Elmina Castle; a thought-provoking memorial to the slave trade.
The Volta Region is a beautiful, green region around the enormous Volta Lake, the largest man-made lake in the world, and the Volta River. The highest waterfalls and mountain peaks are situated in this region and combined with the picturesque villages and a strong traditional cultural of the welcoming indigenous people the Volta Region offers many possibilities for (eco-)tourism.
Atsiekpoe and Vome are two small villages on the opposite river bank from the villages of Aveyime and Battor. To get to Atsiekpoe from Aveyime, you need to cross the Volta river by ferry-canoe. The small village of Atsiekpoe consists largely of termite clay houses with thatched roofs. On the lively river bank where it is situated, local fishermen prepare their boats and nets, children play and swim, and women do their laundry.
In the heart of the middle-belt you find Kumasi, the capital of the Ashanti region where you find graces of the glorious past when visiting Menhya Palace Museum and the cultural centre. This part of the country is also called the bread-basket of the country as the majority of food crops are harvested here. Furthermore, you find a handful of lushly vegetated tropical forest reserves and botanical arboretums, wild life sanctuaries and great birding spots.
The savannah region of Ghana offers you something out of the ordinary. You can go for safari and spot wildlife species such as elephants, buffalos and hippos among other. The architectural styles of the mud compound houses and the distinctive way of living in the remote villages of the northern regions are fascinating. Furthermore, the vast savannah landscape sometimes combined with mystifying rock formations and giant Baobab trees.
Jolinaiko advises you to consider private car rental for safety reasons, flexibility and comfort. The following cars are available for our tours and can be rented with a driver:
1x Landrover Defender, 1x Landrover Discovery, 5x Nissan Patrol, 1x Mitsubishi Pajero, 1x Chevrolet Tracker, 1x Toyota Sienna, 2x Toyota Hiace mini-van and Toyota Coastal busses and large touring busses on request.
The Landrovers are great cars for our adventurous trips through Ghana. These jeeps offer enough space for groups up to four people, plus driver and guide, and all luggage pieces. A Landrover Defender is a very powerful car and highly suitable for the African landscape and road conditions. However, they are less comfortable than the Mitsubishi Pajero, Nissan Patrols and Chevrolet Tracker. Also, the Landrovers don't have airconditioning.
The mini vans are especially suited for small groups of more than 4 persons.
The Coastal busses we use for large group tours.