Archive for January, 2011

Photo Op with Crocodiles

13 Jan

This image could be the result of photo shop or the result of an amazing African Travel Seminars experience. In this case it is the later.

As the founder and president of African Travel Seminars, I always want to experience our programs before an excursion is organized or recommended for our clients. I probably took this philosophy too literally during a visit to Gambia, which is located in West Africa. Here, I am in the town of Bakau, located outside of the nation’s capital of Banjul, in the midst of hundreds of crocodiles. Read the rest of this entry »


Largest Manmade Lake in the World

06 Jan

Where can you experience lush green vegetation, mountains, and the largest manmade lake in the world all in the same location? If your answer is Akosombo, Ghana, you are right.

I have always enjoyed sitting on the terrace at the Volta Hotel that is perched on the top of a hill, so that I could sip my soda while taking in the surroundings. 

Lately the water level has been very high thereby enhancing the scenery as water splashes high up in the air forming mists. If you’re in town on Sunday, take the cruise on the Volta Lake to Dodi Island. You’ll get a closer view of the Dam and also enjoy the calm ride with jazz music, food, and good company. Though Akosombo is truly a welcome retreat from the hustle and bustle of life in Accra, the capital city of Ghana, sadly, few visitors venture to this part of the country. Read the rest of this entry »


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