Ahunu Bike Tours, Kokrobite

Susan writes:

I use Bradt all the time when traveling in Africa so am excited to give you an update for your Ghana guidebook.

I went on this really tour with Ahunu Bike Tours which took me to the Solo Monkey Forest, the hills of Kokrobite and nearby poultry feed as well as on a Densu River canoe ride where we did bird watching. This bike tour took me through Kokrobite and I got a different view of the area – one I had no idea about and didn’t read about in any guidebook.

I really enjoyed ABT (that’s what the owner Edwin calls it) and rode on a good quality mountain bike. I think he has several to choose from. He gave me the tour and is a well spoken with great manners and is very knowledgable about the area. He’s also fun to hang out with. It didn’t seem like it was a job for him but something he really enjoys doing.

I hope you consider adding this new exciting bike tour to your guidebook. It definitely made my stay in Kokrobite extra special.

Ahunu Bike Tours doesn’t have a website yet but below is Edwin’s info. He has also posted information at the reception of Big Milly’s Backyard and at the entrance of Big Milly’s.

+233 240025792
+233 542436650

Escape Lodges, Kokrobite

The owner of Escape Lodges Axel writes:

I recently finished building two lovely holiday houses, called Escape Lodges, near Kokrobite.
Each of the two sea-view villas has two bedrooms, living room, dining, kitchen, hall, terrace and roof terrace, AC, swimming pool
Rate USD 130 per night per unit – one villa can easily be shared by 4 people
It is based on Bortianor hill close to Kokrobite
The manager is the superfriendly Antony Frimpong who formerly worked for Weda Lodge in Anomabo.
phone: +233 264 25 11 42 (Antony)
There is a facebook page to give an impression, more pictures to follow this month.
Provisional webpage: www.escapelodges.net

Surf school in Kokrobite

Kira writes:

Mr Brights Surf School, which already operates in Busua, has just opened for business at Big Milly’s at Kokrobite (on the edge of Accra). It offers surf lessons, surf tours & board rental at similar rates to the operation in Busua. See http://www.mrbrights.com

Brett Davies, the UK owner, has years of surf experience & qualifications, and also heads up WASA (West African Surf Association), which helps young Ghanaian children into the sport & has taken them to overseas surf competitions

News from Kokrobite & Kosoa

Graham writes:

Going west from Accra on the way to Cape Coast, there is a place the locals call Barrier, where you get off to take a taxi to Kokrobite.
There is now an EcoBank at Barrier with an ATM, and several internet places, and none at all in Kokrobite.
A taxi to the airport from any of the hotels in Kokrobite will set you bak 40 or 45 GHC, but from Barrier you can get a dropping taxi for about GHc15. Or if you want to be really cheap, take a trotro from Barrier to La Paz on the (now re-named George Walker Bush Motorway) and then a taxi, though this is not recommended late at night.
La Paz also has a good night club, at weekends, whose name I can’t recall for the moment, but it’s on the main road by the shops.
A good value place to stay on the Cape Coast road about 25km west of Barrier/Kokrobite is De Crib Hotel (tel: 026 645 1355; GHc35 for a single room without AC). It would be strictly for those who want a stopover without any beach life etc. It’s very modern with good facilities right beside the main Road. It lies at a tro-tro stop called Prison Junction, about 5km past Kasoa, which is about 20km past Barrier.
Going west this section of road is best accessed by tro-tros coming from Kasoa, almost all of those passing Barrier finish in Kasoa, so you have to change and this is a bit of an inconvenience. Getting off in Kasoa you then have to walk ahead until you get past the traffic light in order to find the tro-tros going further west, but a shared taxi can also be got more easily. About 60 pessoas tro-tro or GHc1 by shared taxi. Coming from Cape Coast it isn’t a problem.