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Ghana Bird-walk by BirdLife International

A free monthly bird-walk  at sites in and around Accra  open to everyone, young and old, so kindly pass on the message. April 27,  from 7am - 9am, at Legon Botanical Gardens. We look forward to a fair weather and many beautiful birds! All are encouraged to attend and please do invite friends and family. Carpooling is greatly encouraged. To see photos, visit the Flickr account for the bird walk, which Paul was kind enough to help us set up. Please add any Ghanaian bird photos you might have and contribute comments on existing photos.  birdlife.org and about Ghana Widlife Society ghanawildlifesociety.org

Date: Last Sat. of every month, 7am

Contact: Tel: 0234 237 732 or taymida@yahoo.co.uk

Janet (0249 747 704 / janetankomah@gmail.com),

Japheth (0243 060 322 / donrabaii@gmail.com),

Dayo (0234 237 732 / taymida@yahoo.co.uk), and/or

Reuben (0244 893 528 / reubenott@yahoo.co.uk)

 

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Sailing Club Race Day

The first Sunday of every month is race day. Generally there is a short race outside the club starting at 11am followed by a longer race around some of the local islands. After the race there is a barbeque which gives an opportunity to dissect the outcome of the races.

Venue: On the banks of the Volta estuary in Ada Foah

Date: The first Sunday of every month

Contact: Tel: 0241435600

ghanasailingclub.com

 

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Accra Hash Run

The Accra chapter of the Hash House Harriers meets every Monday at various locations throughout Accra.  They put together weekend Hashes more or less once a month as well. These affairs are arranged outside of Accra for a change of scenery. As with any and all Hash groups, they are a Drinking Club with a Running problem. Currently they have about 35 dedicated members and on some nights support up to 75.

Venue: Varies

Date: Every Monday, 5:15

Contact: emcgaw@gmail.com

 www.accrahash.com

 

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Ghana Paragliding Festival

Since 2003, tandem pilots have gathered from around the world, during Easter weekend, to fly local Ghanaian spectators and foreign visitors. During the festival, participants can enjoy exploring various aspects of Ghana's culture, including: tasting local foods, hearing local music, observing traditional customs, flying over the region's beautiful ecosystems and meeting people from various parts of the world.

Venue: Nkakaw, Kwahu

Date: April 14-17

Contact: ghanaparaglidingfestival@gmail.com

 

 

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River Hike

Travel by bus to the river in the Eastern Region and after visiting some waterfalls, hike for about 30 minutes across some plains and down to the river bed.

From there walk mostly in the river, sometimes on the side of the river, with forest and few farms on the banks of the river. Depending on the water level, there might be sections in which swimming is required.

After about 5 hours, reach our destination, another waterfall. This hike is NOT for beginners. You need to be surefooted and while the hike is not necessarily physically challenging, there are parts where it is not possible to see where you are stepping and often accross loose boulders, fallen trees, etc. The total distance is only about 5 km but due to the very difficult terrain it can be mentally exhausting. Participation is limited to a max of 8 hikers. Total distance: approx. 5 km Difficulty Level: 4

Fitness Level: 3

Venue: Eastern Region

Date: Nov. 13 and Dec. 4

Contact: activities@ghana-mountaineers.com

 ghana-mountaineers.com

 

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Overnight Endurance Hike

Overnight hikes involve setting up camp in the bush and spending the night in a tent or openly under the stars. These hikes are a combination of standard and advanced hikes. It very much depends which trail or non-trail we choose.

Venue: Accra Plains

Date: Jan. 14-15

Contact: activities@ghana-mountaineers.com

 ghana-mountaineers.com

 

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