Ghana has a quite number of mountain which cover cover very wide areas approximately one-quarter of its land. Mountains are very important and they contribute widely to the regional climates of Ghana and serves has revenue to the government for attracting tourists. And here are some popular mountains in Ghana you need to know.
Mostly Ghanaian’s living around some of the mountains benefit from grazing their domestic animals as well as harvesting wood on them and in most cases too, quarry companies get rocks form the mountains for their quarry stone production.
THE ATWEA MOUNTAIN
are popular for holding prayer camps not only for the Christian in Ghana, but for Africa as whole. Quite a number of people that find time annually to go and dedicate their grievances unto God. Pastor Abraham Osei-Asibey from a local Methodist church formed the camp as he regularly when they to pray. Back in 2015, a recent article tells of a group of church members even went ahead to claim that Jesus Christ blood flows on the Atwea mountains during Easter seasons, in which there those who believed and others doubted. You need to visit this Atwea Mountains climb them and enjoy the view. If you want to fast and pray to God, then here is the place to go and the cool environment will be perfect for you.
THE MOUNTAIN GEMI
Mount Gemi is located in Amedzofe a town in the Volta Region, which is the highest settlement in Ghana with an altitude of about 750m above sea level. The drive to the village, through the stunning Avatime Hills, is scenic and tortuous. Attached on the cross is the remnant of a communication antenna used by the Germans during World War II.
THE KWAHU MOUNTAIN
Kwahu lies in the Eastern Region of Ghana, on the west shore of Lake Volta. Apart from their success in trade their annual Easter festivity celebration which has now been accepted as part of their culture. The grandeur of the celebration of Easter in Kwahu has become legendary on the calendar of popular celebrations in Ghana; millions of people from all over the country and beyond throng the mountains merely to experience this uncharacteristic festival. ‘The annual Kwahu Easter Festival has now become an omnibus event where all manner of people travel to the top of the Kwahu Ridge to celebrate.
THE ADAKLU MOUNTAIN
Mount Adaklu is a mountain situated 12 km from Ho in the Volta Region of Ghana. It is one of the highest in Ghana at about 580 m above sea level and is venerated by the inhabitants of nearby villages of the Ewe ethnic group. The mountain is surrounded by nine villages, some of which are Helekpe, Avanyaviwofe, Goefe, Sikama, Abuadi, and Kordiabe. Kordiabe is located about a quarter way up the mountain, and is a convenient resting place when climbing the mountain from the Helekpe path.
Tours are organized of the mountain for tourists, and the profits derived from them are invested in the community. A three-hour hike to the summit is a good opportunity to see colorful birds and butterflies.
THE ABURI MOUNTAINS
Aburi is a town in the Akuapim South Municipal District of the Eastern Region of south Ghana. Nice place on the mountain, not far from Accra. Aburi also have a lot of interesting arts and crafts for sale – all over the place.
THE MOUNTAIN AFADJAZTO
Mount Afadja, known in the Ewe language as Afadjoto, is the highest mountain in Ghana. The summit of this peak is located on the border with Togo, in the Volta Region of Ghana, about midway between the villages of Gblede in Hohoe Municipal District and Apédomé in Kloto Prefecture in Togo. It is about 178 kilometers (111 mi) northeast of Accra, and 178 kilometers (111 mi) northwest of Lomé. Part of the Agumatsa sub-range of the West Africa Mountains, its summit is 885 metres (2,904 ft) above sea level. The summit of Mount Aduadu (746 metres (2,448 ft)) lies 3.5 kilometers (2 mi) to the east of Mount Afadja.
“Afadja” is the name of the mountain whereas the suffix “-to” in the Ewe language means mountain therefore, it is called “Afadja-to” by the Ewe people of Ghana and Togo. The correct name would be “Mount Afadja”, as “Mount Afadjato” would be a repetition of the word “mountain”. Mount Afadja is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the Volta Region of Ghana, welcoming thousands of visitors from around the globe annually.
When the Ewe people migrated to the area and saw the mountain it looked like the mound in which water yam is planted, water yam being called “Avadze” in Ewe. Moreover, there were some creeping plants on the mountain that resembled the water yam plant; they therefore called it “Avadze-to”. Today the word has been palatalized into “Afadjato”
The nearby Tagbo Falls and Wli Falls (the highest in West Africa) are also considered tourist attractions. There are several caves, streams and other waterfalls in the area.