Frederikke Qwarnstrom writes:
I thought I’d give you some feedback on your wonderful guidebook on Ghana. I was there with husband and 4 children for 2 weeks at Easter. We visited one of our daughters who lived in Akatsi in the Volta area at the time.
In general the info in your book is very complete and precise but unfortunately Ghana has gone through hard times lately due to lack of tourists because of the ebola scare. So some things have wound down or closed. Juring our whole stay we saw maybe 3 other tourists from outside Ghana.
Here are a few things I thought you might like to know:
There is a new little place, DZIFANOR’S GUEST, in Akatsi. Fresh and clean with pleasant service and good food. Very priceworthy: We paid 45 GHc for a twin bedroom with bathroom, air conditionner and fan, all functionning perfectly. Quite surprising to find such a nice place in so remote an area.
firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>, tel 233(0)268 218 088 or 233(0) 248 633 051, Off Xavi Road, Tatorme, Akatsi.
MEET ME THERE GUEST HOUSE in Dzita, Keta was great and very relaxing, just as you say. Part of it burnt down recently so now they just have two thatched-roofed huts and have built a charming new section with attached rooms for 4 or for 2 pers. Each room is 50 GNc. Associated with a local NGO engaged in teaching, the building of a library and construction of compost toilets. There are no more turtle patroles, as it would seem that there are no turtle reserves in the area anymore.
EMANCIPATION BEACH CAMP in Keta. Very nice if a little neglected. However prices for huts and meals should be negociated in advance as we forgot to ask for prices upon reservation. We were charged 4 times as much as stated in the book. We were however able to reduce the price somewhat upon showing them the paragraph about their place. Maybe you could check with them what their present rate is.
In Kumasi the ASHANTI GOLD hotel was completely empty of guests ant the restaurant was closed. The Queen’s Gate restaurant has disappeared.
We also went to ROOTS YARD in Peki and to GREEN RANCH at Lake Bosomtwe close to Kumasi. Both remain as delightful as you discribed.