18 Aug Mount Afadjato
Mount Afadjato 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. Part of the Agumatsa sub-range of the West Africa Mountains, its summit is 885 metres (2,904 ft) above sea level.
Mount Afadjato 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.