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Lakes and Rivers

The Volta Lake and Akosombo Dam

The Volta Lake is one of the largest man-made lakes in the world. Created in 1965 as a result of the damming of the Volta River at Akosombo, the Lake stretches from Akosombo in the south (at Yapei) to Buipe in the north. Both towns are within an hour's drive of Tamale, the Northern Region's capital. The Lake offers a variety of opportunities for cruises, water sports and angling. It also has many fascinating islands and islets, such as Dodi Island, where facilities for excursions are being developed. With the recent construction of modern ports at Akosombo and Buipe, passengers and cargo can now move easily by boat to and from the north throughout the week.

An impressing feature of the Lake is the Volta Dam, which supplies hydro-electric power to several parts of Ghana and to the neighbouring countries of Togo and Benin. You will enjoy a panoramic view of the Dam from the balconies of the Volta Hotel.


Map only shows points of interest within a few kilometers of The Volta Lake and Akosombo Dam.
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