"Wechiau, Hippo Heaven" Wechiau by Pieter11

Wechiau Travel Guide: 9 reviews and 25 photos

Close to the city of Wa in the Upper West Region of Ghana, you will find a very small village at the banks of the Black Volta River, the border with Burkina Faso. This small village is called Wechiau, and is not really special itself, but the wildlife resort close to the village is!

The Wechiau Hippo Sanctuary is located at about 15 kilometres outside the village, and it a very peaceful environment. It is the best place in West Africa to spot hippo's (during the season) and a great place to enjoy the beautiful, quite Volta River by a trip with a canoe. And besides all that it is just a fantastic location to spend a night at the very special sleeping platform.

And I don't know if I should call it an advantage or disadvantage, but to get to Wechiau really is an adventure itself!

  • Last visit to Wechiau: Oct 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Marpessa's Profile Photo
    Mar 24, 2007 at 7:47 PM

    The platform... best accommodation I've seen... that would be a great night, and the sunrise a great way to wake. Love the photo of the dust behind the pick-up.


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