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 […]
When the first team from Cordele came out it was rainy season. That time of year isn’t very good for animal spotting at Mole National Park. So they went south to see the slave castle at Cape Coast and climb the canopy at Kakum. This group had the benefit of coming during dry season – the […]
The Hauns visit Mole National Park with Heidi’s parents in the rainy season on their way north to Nalerigu.
In the Central Region of Ghana one finds wonderful lush rainforests. Kakum National Park is 145sq mile preserve that was initiated not by the government but by the locals. The park protects some endangered species such as the Diana monkey, giant bongo antelope, yellow-backed duiker and African elephant. The park’s most unique feature is that it has […]
West of Accra in the city of Cape Coast there is an old slave castle. This fort was the starting point for many Africans’ long and brutal trip across the Atlantic to work in plantations in the Americas. It was originally built in the 1650s by the Swedes but as with many of the other […]