Northern Region Travel Guide

  • A pic i took from waterfalls
    A pic i took from waterfalls
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    pic at Cape Coast Castle
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  • Entrance to Aboabo Market, Tamale
    Entrance to Aboabo Market, Tamale
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See all 30 Tamale Tips
  • Short Film of Tamale Market

    Tamale Things to Do

    It was an exceptionally amazing experience to head to Tamale Market place, and I would highly recommend it to those who have only been to the South. The journey up from Accra or Cape Coast can be long, but I would recommend getting the Metro bus as locals told us it was safer as a traveller to be amongst other locals where non-AC conditions would...

  • A wriggling visitor

    Tamale Warnings and Dangers

    Just as we were finished our lunch, there was a bit of commotion outside the walls of the restaurant, with a crowd gathering and throwing stoned at the ground just by the wall. Being curious creatures, we went to investigate, and found that it was a snake! The locals had managed to kill it (although it was still wriggling) by the time we got there...

  • Very cool indeed

    Tamale Restaurants

    At lunchtimes, we used to stop at a bar/café/restaurant where they had adequate facilities. We were unable to find somewhere like that in Tamale, but Noah managed to arrange for us to use the toilets in the Technical College across the road from the restaurant. I don’t know whether the restaurant didn’t actually have toilets, or whether Noah didn’t...



See all 16 Larabanga Tips
  • Bus for Wa

    Larabanga Transportation

    We shared a taxi from the bus station in Tamale to Mole National Park, but after leaving the park, the women returned to Tamale, while we chose to continue west to Wa. However, the bus that leaves Mole NP at 6AM heads toward Tamale. So, we took the bus as far as Larabanga, ate breakfast, toured town, and waited for another bus from Tamale to come...

  • Wander Among The Homes and Animals

    Larabanga Things to Do

    The path to the mosque involved passing through the private residential area of town. There were a number of interesting homes and among them, goats and other animals.

  • Visit the Imam of the Mosque

    Larabanga Things to Do

    The Imam's son invited us to walk to his father's house to meet him. The old man was comfortably seated, but blind. The son actually spoke good English, but his father knew only a couple greetings, but we were flattered by his efforts to show good hospitality. During the walk back, we passed a prisoner shackled for some crime. Later, I asked my...



See all 14 Damongo Tips
  • Sewing

    Damongo Off The Beaten Path

    Sewing is a very popular past-time, and you often see people sitting alongside the road, outside their homes or in the market, with an old-fashioned foot-operated Singer machine. Materials can be bought quite cheaply in the markets and transformed into colourful garments for men and women.

  • Cooking

    Damongo Off The Beaten Path

    The cooking is mostly done over charcoal (see previous tip) outside in the courtyard. The women are the main cooks in the family (sometimes helped by the young children – picture five), and here you can see a woman pounding kapok nuts (pictures one, three and four) to make a sauce (picture two). During the dry season, cooking is done outside in the...

  • Charcoal

    Damongo Off The Beaten Path

    The villagers also derive some income from making and selling charcoal. I've often wondered why people cook over charcoal. It seems so labour-intensive to stack up wood in huge, dirt ovens and bake it slowly down to little black lumps. Why not just burn the wood? To make charcoal, wood (mostly acacia trees are used here) is baked slowly under...


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