Free Time Activities

Local activity ideas around the Kwahu mountains..

Waterfalls & Caves

Explore waterfalls and caves just a short drive from the volunteer house. There is a hidden waterfall tucked away in Kwahu-Tafo and a cave to adventure inside in Twenedurase. Other waterfalls are also not too far away for a trip at weekends around 1-2 hours away.

Canopy Walk & Zipline

The largest canopy walk in the country is located in Kakum National Park however we are lucky to have one close by in the Kwahu mountains a short drive away. After a steep climb up the steps to the top of the mountain, a suspended canopy walk and zipline awaits with views over Obo and surrounding forests.

Lake Volta & Canoe Trips

Lake Volta is the largest man made lake in the world and only around a 30 minute drive from the volunteer housing. Here you can hire powered canoes to visit the centre of the lake and swim or watch the sunset with a drink. These can also be used to visit the remote villages bordering the lake.

Local Cuisine & Cooking Lessons

There are hundreds of local stalls and sellers where you can taste the local foods such as Fufu and Banku. If you’re wanting to delve deeper we can also arrange cooking classes to be shown how to prepare bread, stews, soups and other local dishes.


Local hotels allow the use of their swimming pools on a pay per day basis. Ranging from 10 – 20 Ghana cedis it offers you the perfect chance to cool down after a hot day.


Plenty of local bars and nightclub are available to explore in the evenings to help unwind after a busy week!


Surrounded by stunning views of the forests and Lake Volta, hiking around the local mountains and villages offers an even better vantage point to appreciate these views.

Language Lessons

Arrange one on one lessons with a member of the local community to learn the local Twi language.


Join local sports matches. There’s always a game of football or basketball going on in one of the playing fields in town.

Ideas a little further afield for weekend trips..

Castles & Forts

Slave trade castles such as Cape Coast and Elmina offer tours around the site and a brief history of this era and the impact it had on Ghana.


Mole National Park in the Northern region of Ghana offers the chance to see Elephant and Baboons up close. There are also monkey sanctuaries available to visit on the way.


Beautiful beaches can be found along the coastline of Ghana. Surfing schools can be found in places such as Kokrobite and Busua as well as plenty of relaxed accommodation choices based on the beach overlooking the sea to topup the tan.