Maluwe is a small village in northwestern Ghana that has one of the nation’s remaining six mud mosques. Its mosque may be the youngest with oral tradition placing its construction in the 1940s. The building’s structure has been modified significantly in recent decades.
The historic mosque of Bole, Ghana is an early 20th century mud building in the Sudano-Sahelian architectural style. It features two short towers along with the classic buttresses and exterior wood scaffolding design. Only five other mosques like it are still in use in northern Ghana.
Nakore has the only remaining Sudano-Sahelian style mud mosque in Ghana’s Upper West Region. It is well maintained by the local community and can be visited just outside of Wa for a fee of 10 cedis.
A visit to the Wechiau Hippo Sanctuary in Ghana’s Upper West Region to see one of the nation’s two remaining hippopotamus populations. The other hippos in Bui National Park are in danger with the recent construction of the Bui Dam.
Last October, at the very end of rainy season, Nils and I hiked to the White Volta rapids north of Gambaga. There we found the engorged river roaring over an impressive rock formation. We decided then that we’d come back at the end of dry season to see the difference. Nils and our friend Richard […]
Learn about the incredible ancient rock paintings found along the cliffs of northern Ghana’s Gambaga Escarpment. In addition to the Tusugu (Tusik) and Gingana sites, a new site at Kpatritinga (near Sakogu) has been documented by William Haun.
The White Volta River flows east to west just a few miles north of me and I’ve hiked down the Gambaga Escarpment to it several times. I recently visited a section of the river that appeared to have some rapids in Google’s satellite imagery. I was trying to find the exact spot that Dr. Rudolf […]
On our trip up to Burkina Faso with Heidi’s parents we made a stop at SWOPA – the Sirigu Women’s Organization for Pottery and Art. Just outside the village of Sirigu, the arts centre offers tours, workshops and a gift shop where you can learn about this traditional art form of the Kasena people. Women […]