Thanks to fellow Bradt writer Sean Connolly for letting me know that Africa World Airlines, which already flies between Accra and Kumasi, Takoradi and Tamale, will operate a thrice-weekly return flight between Accra and Wa starting on 15 October 2019. For further details see https://www.flyafricaworld.com or https://www.facebook.com/flyAfricaWorld/.
Rebecca and Martina write: We are currently traveling around Ghana and we really appreciate your detailed guide book from Bradt. Thanks for all the hints and information! When we were traveling to Mole National Park, we decided to continue our trip to Wa Therefor, we had to take a trotro or a shared Taxi. On … Continue reading Security in northern Ghana
ASUMURA CONSERVATION INITIATIVE: Due to continued illegal logging and wildfires, there were only 2 rockfowl breeding sites remaining. And report written by wildlife manager in January 2017 was that no rockfowl had been spotted even in those spots. The hunter Frank Agbeko moved to another community and isn’t really available to help search for these … Continue reading Updates from Northern, Upper East and Upper West Regions
Kim writes: We traveled in Ghana in February. The Bradt guide was of great help. There are a few places we really want to recommend. Wa: Wa was absolutely beautiful and great for experiencing the North. We can recommend the Jam guesthouse. The staff was great and they prepare wonderful dinners. It's a little out … Continue reading Feb 2017 trip report
Ibrahim Matinu, owner of AY Transport, writes: My new company AY Transport has very comfortable air-conditioned buses running all over northern Ghana. I sam based in Tamale but have stations almost every town in the north, including Bole, Wa, Sawla and Damongo, as well as at Mole National Park. Of moat interest to your readers will be my … Continue reading Transport to Mole NP & elsewhere in the north
Jim writes: Last January I experienced a lamentable stop off at Larabanga, having enjoyed a tour round Mole National Park. I was with a small group of friends from a social enterprise company based in Wa, which possibly has a more interesting and genuine mosque and even they were embarrassed by the villagers disappointing behaviour. … Continue reading Larabanga trip report
Wa palace is being renovated; army guys were nice but unwilling to let us in. Stayed in Tegbeer which was fine but argued about the room cost as we asked for non AC and they put us in AC (35 vs 45 Cedis), then they said kitchen would open 6.30am, no-one appeared until after 8am. … Continue reading Wa & the Bolgatanga Road
I'm living in Bolgatanga and I've recently heard of a few highway robberies in the Norther, Upper East and Upper West Regions. A Ghanaian friend was traveling from Tamale to Wa, but there was no vehicle, so he went to Techiman and haggled a share taxi from there. However, the passengers were thieves. Part-way along … Continue reading Trotro and taxi scams