Asempa Lodge is now open and offers great service. It’s not too far from the centre – we almost decided no to stay there because it seemed out of the way but luckily in the end we did! The huts are very comfortable and the owners are super friendly and a great source of local information. They don’t run the shuttle bus to the Centre for National Culture yet nor organise tours to Mole but they do organise visits to a nearby village & cultural evenings there – very authentic and non-touristy (cultural evenings are not organised for the tourists, the tourists are simply invited along, for a very reasonable fee, when the village celebrations are going on – we were lucky to be there for one). The day-time visit to the village is basically an invitation to their homes. The owners of Asempa say they will stop to run these tours immediately if they’ll at any time get the impression it’s taking away from the villagers’ pride or turning the village into a “zoo”.