Volta Basin is a region of Ghana dominated by Lake Volta, the world's largest man-made lake.
Of Ghana's ten administrative regions, Volta has the most tourism potential but currently only an estimated 5% of visitors to Ghana go there. This combined with the lush vegetation, mountains, and coastal plain make it a great spot for active independent travelers. The cities are cleaner and traffic is nonexistent compared to the streets of Accra and Kumasi. Volta's attractions revolve around community based ecotourism such as waterfalls, monkey sanctuaries, nature reserves and kente villages (such as Kpetoe).
Most people of the Volta region speak Ewe.
You can take trotros from Accra to both Ho and Hohoe (about 11 GHC, as of June 2013).
From Hohoe, you can easily take a trotro or shared taxi to Wli (2 GHC per person, as of June 2013), which is about a 30-minute drive. Once in Wli, it is easy to walk to the Tourist Office for the Wli Waterfall.
The tallest falls in West Africa. A 45 minute hike from the nearest village takes you to see a view of the lower falls. The falls are located about 20km from Hohoe and are within the Wli Nature Reserve. The entrance fee (10 GHC for non-Ghanaian student, 15 GHC for non-Ghanaian non-student, plus 1 GHC if you are taking a camera) is worth the view! You can hike up to the upper falls for a small tip or "dash".
Feed monkeys bananas from you hand. The friendly staff can lead to into the forest any time of day to interact with some of the over 300 Mona Monkeys living nearby.
Mr. Cedi will show you his secrets of handmade glass and stone beads. Beads are available for sale for very reasonable prices at the factory and in the annex along the main road to Akasombo.
The tallest mountain in Ghana
The dam powers all of Ghana and most of Ghana's neighbours and created the largest man-made lake in West Africa.
A sweet popscile like treat, bisap is made from the hissop flower and is a delicious cool-off.