I’m writing to inform your readers of a new guestlodge that has opened up in Peki on the road to Hohoe, and definitely a convenient location for many of the sites in the Volta Region. The guesthouse is called Roots Yard and can be found at www.rootsyard.org. The lodge is situated in the heart of the hills of Volta Region, just on the outskirts of Peki, just about 1.5 hours from Wli Falls and much closer to Tafi Monkey Village, the ancestral caves of Likpe, Mount Afadzato, Kpando and the Kalapka Wildlife Reserve. The guestlodge is eco-friendly and the two owners, Bob and Jacqueline work to source natural, local produce, whenever possible. The vegan menu is extensive and SO DELICIOUS!!!!!!! We traveled with a number of hearty meat-eaters, and they all thoroughly enjoyed the plentiful mix of Ghanaian/African food available.
Accommodation is limited, but what is available is very comfortable: – Double rented tent w/double mattress (perfectly comfortable and no real problem with mosquitoes) and shared bath – 8ghc per night – Dormitory (shared bath) – 10ghc per night – Double Self-contained House – 35ghc per night – you can also pitch your own tent for 5ghc per night
This lodge has just opened in in early June, so they’ve had few reviews, but I must say you really should try to book this place! It’s picturesque, friendly, with good music playing and games and books available for public use – very nice weekend or week-long getaway. I would like to reiterate another reader’s comment that the climb to the upper falls of Wli is very difficult and requires a fair amount of fitness and energy. Make sure your readers take water and a bit of food with them, especially if they’re not accustomed to hiking. Also, good hiking shoes (sneakers etc.) are a must as there are a number of places on the climb where it’s quite easy to slip if your shoes don’t have good grip.