Blue skies. Jet skies. Coconuts and fishermen floating down the Volta. Barbecues. Boat rides and buffets. A day of perfect memories at the Aqua Safari Resort , Ada.
Sunny with a slight breeze, the Tema -Accra motorway was empty of travellers. I settled into the rhythms of the road, taking in the beauty of another morning in Ghana. This is Volta country; verdant, scenic and lush.
A couple of hours later, we came off the motorway. Much as I tried, I couldn’t quite envisage a “Safari” out here past the dry, muddied roads.
But there she was. Grand and graceful like something out of a picture book. Ada Aqua Safari filled me with wonder at first sight. I gasped at the beautiful foyer shaped like the back end of an enormous boat.
It was unbelievable. A modern and stylish getaway tucked away here in rural Ada , only a couple of hours from Accra. It cost nothing to walk in so I did, to welcoming smiles and a sunny facade.
I was mesmrized by the polished wooden chalets, water features and exquisitely designed furniture.
Lunch was grilled croaker, fried yam chips and a drink of freshly squeezed pineapple juice. A mango smoothie for desert- sweet, cold and refereshing.
Down the banks, pretty homes and gazebos jutted out, mixed in with small fishing communities. We continued along the river till I could just about make out the estuary where the Volta river flows into the Atlantic.
It was a fantastic day and an unforgettable one. Of all the memories, the best one will remain the picture of the Volta – gleaming like a sapphire in the sun.
Visit the website here http://aquasafariresort.com/