• Price: €1085
  • Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights

Best time to come:

  • May to November

Type of transport:

  • Air-conditioned mini-bus

Includes:

  • Pick up at airport
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Park entrance fees
  • Guide fees
  • Excursion costs
  • Fuel and transportation

Where:

  • Kpong
  • Kpando
  • Ho
  • Accra

Wing over the African continent

Day 1 AKWAABA – WELCOME

Our experienced guides will meet with you at the Kotoka International airport Accra and transfer you to Volta hotel.

Photo: Ghana Safari Tours

The Black Volta River

Day 2 KPONG

Day 2 of our fishing exploration will take you to the major streams and river of Kpong. Here we can find multiple variations of the colourful killi fish, as well as other aquarium fishes.

Some of the larger fishes to be found are:
  • Giraffe catfish (Auchenoglanis occidentalis)
  • Elongate tigerfish (Hydrocynus forskahlii)
  • African knifefish (Gymnarchus niloticus)

Photo: Ghana Safari Tours

The Black Volta River
Lake Volta

Day 3 and 4 KPANDO

We leave the river and move on to Kpando located at the Lake Volta. This is one of the oldest administrative districts in Ghana. There are more than 60 commercial fish species in the region, among others:
  • African arowana (Heterotis niloticus)
  • African carp (Labeo coubie)
  • Nile perch (Lates niloticus)
  • Electric catfish (Malapterurus electricus)

Photo: NASA (Lake Volta)

Fishing boats, Ghana 2015

Day 5 HO

Ghana Safari Tours fishing exploration team will take you to Ho, the capital of the Volta region where we shall discover different species of fish that have not been seen for decades.

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Fishing boats, Ghana 2015
Independence Square, Accra, Ghana

Day 6 ACCRA, ART MARKET – AIRPORT

This city, that dates back to the 15th century, has a blend of colonial and modern architecture that summarize her history. You will visit:
  • the W. E. B. Dubois Center for Pan African Culture
  • Independence/ Black Star Square
  • Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park.
We will also make a stop at the Arts Centre where you will have an opportunity to use your bargaining skills to shop from an open-air market for artifacts from Ghana and West Africa. We will also stop for a visit to a coffin maker who specialized in different types of coffins (trucks, cows…).

After this we will take you back to the Kotoka International airport for check-in and departure home or the next adventure.

Photo: Rjruiziii (Independence Square)

Anomabo Beach Resort

Extension of the tour

If you'd like, there is always the possibility to extend the tour with a relaxing beach stay at Anomabo Beach Resort.

Please enquire with details about length of stay and type of accommodation for price. We will in this case arrange for you to have the Accra city tour afterwards.

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Anomabo Beach Resort
Fishing in Ghana

About fishing in Ghana

Fishing in Ghana increased considerably in the late 1960s, from 105,100 tons of marine fish caught in 1967 to 230,100 tons in 1971. In 1982 the yield was 234,100 tons, composed of 199,100 tons of marine varieties and 35,000 tons of freshwater fish from Lake Volta. The industry was hit by fuel shortages, inadequate storage facilities, and the general economic difficulties of the 1970s and the 1980s. Nevertheless, by 1988 the fish catch was 302,900 tons; by 1991 it amounted to 289,675 tons, down from more than 319,000 tons in 1990. There are places for blue marlin fishing that seem to exist only in daydreams and conversations at the bar. Anglers tell stories of villages enclosed by palm tree hammocks, situated at the mouth of a river that empties into a remote section of the ocean. The allure is that these remote areas are actually real and could be home to the next world record blue marlin. For centuries Ghana’s people have fished offshore for snapper and small tuna. Yet, only in the past decade have the first lures been plunked in the water for blue marlin. From the time boats began venturing out for blue marlin, the rumors began to spread about the size of the fish caught. These were partially true because the initial forays had reaped large catches in short periods. A few well-known skippers brought boats from Madeira, and set up charter operations. They quickly put Ghana on the map as a major destination for large blue marlin. Today, many consider the waters off the coast of Ghana one of the prime places on the planet to catch large Atlantic blue marlin.

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