Top facts about akosombo dam and Volta Lake in Ghana

akosombo dam

Akosombo Dam is the most famous Dam in Ghana. It helps to give numerous power as Ghana, Togo and Benin’s essential wellspring of power and is currently not ready to meet the nation’s enormous power requests. Akosombo Dam, rockfill dam on the Volta River, close Akosombo, Ghana, completed in 1965 as a component of the Volta River Project. Its improvement was commonly financed by the organization of Ghana, the World Bank, the United States, and the United Kingdom. The dam rises 440 feet (134 m) over the ground level and has a pinnacle 2,201 feet (671 m) wide and a volume of 10,451,000 cubic yards (7,991,000 cubic m).

Akosombo Dam and Volta lake.

The dam holds onto Lake Volta; this colossal vault has a point of confinement of 124,000,000 area of land feet (153,000,000,000 cubic m) and is used for business calculating and course. The tremendous electric-control making limit (912 megawatts) of the Akosombo Dam tends to Ghana’s issues and gives a surplus to an arrangement to neighboring countries. The dam supplies capacity to a huge, monetarily critical aluminum smelter in the shoreline front town of Tema. It is situated on the finish of Accra-Akosombo Road, heading from the capital Accra, it is roughly 96km, it takes 2hours from Accra. In the event that you ride on trotro, you should take going to Ho one.

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The volta lake is one of the biggest man-made lakes on the planet made in 1965 because of the damming of the volta stream at Akosombo. The volta lake can be gotten to from five regions. The lake additionally bolsters various angling towns both upstream and downstream from Akosombo, where it proceeds down as the Volta River and purges into the ocean from the Volta Estuary. The best points of view on the Volta Lake and the incorporating mountains are open from the Volta Hotel.

Around here you can value a couple of activities, cruising barge, fly skis, canoes something like that. You can join these organization from Volta Hotel or Volta stream Authority. Starting late famous cruising is Ohemaa LXL, which is Ghana’s central individual yacht brushing current luxury. The Ohemaa can accommodate up to 20 guests for anything from select meetings, family holidays. There are three luxuriously arranged cabins which can rest seven adults gently similarly as gave a culinary expert locally accessible who can collect menus and choices to suit a wide grouping of tastes. A voyage of Ohemaa LXI is a momentous technique to explore the Volta Lake, visit the adjacent markets or calculating town, visit Akosombo Dam or share in any number of water activities.

Rental packages include:

  • Corporate Meeting Cruise Package -6h
  • Executive Lunch package – 4h
  • Lunch-2h
  • Special Sunset PAckage-3h

Day Cruise etc.



Related imageVolta Hotel is the nearest lodging and has the best perspectives on the Akosombo Dam. You can join any exercises from this inn too. Close to Adome Bridge is an approach to achieve eastern area to volta region over volta waterway, there is The Royal Senchi hotel. This lodging is truly spacious and extravagance. Additionally, there is some ease lodging like visitor house, Rhozo Hospitality and some around Adome Bridge.

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