These come from a Sunday morning hike with the Ghana Mountaineers. Nsawam is barely an hour from Accra, just inside the Eastern Region. Neither a transport hub nor notable for attractions, it’s the sort of place even thorough guidebooks don’t mention.
I’ll leave the narration to Tim, who makes a guest appearance below, checking photos under a papaya tree. Locals told us the hills are called Yasao and Mamidi – those spellings are our guesses.
Here’s a rough map. Click the blue line for an equally rough route description. As long as you avoid our final descent through the bush on Mamidi’s west slope, it’s an easy one to navigate.
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To find the area, head north out of Accra on Nsawam Road, forking right towards Nsawam itself rather than proceeding on the (nearly) dualised section which bypasses it.
Carry on through Nsawam until you reach a left turn at a small roundabout with a statue at the centre. Then it’s straight ahead until you see a quarry on your left, where you can park and begin the hike.