Kwahu in the Eastern Region of Ghana is well-noted for the existence of huge buildings and numerous wonderful mansions.
Kwahu people, whose slogan is Asase Aban, Yεnte Gyae (Protectors of the Land, We don`t quit), are very famous for their industriousness and uncanny entrepreneurial skills.
Over the coming weekend, hundreds of people will troop to Kwahu in the Eastern Region to celebrate Easter.
A weekend getaway in the Eastern Region has now become common amongst Ghanaians during Easter as people from all walks of life, the old and the young, take the trip to Kwahu to have fun with their friends and family.
Different nationalities throng to the Kwahu Hills every Easter to celebrate the three-day-long holiday, and this boosts the nation’s prospects in terms of tourism. During the Easter celebrations, one major focus of attention is on what happens in Kwahu.
Ghanaians and tourists who visit Kwahu during the Easter season are treated with Kwahu Delights which includes paragliding, hiking, and carnivals. Over the years, it has been proven that there cannot be Easter in Ghana without Kwahu Easter Paragliding Festival. The festival which has been happening every year for about 10 years now, attracts both Ghanaians and foreigners to the Eastern Region during Easter.
The Kwahu Easter Festival showcases the tourism potential of the forested plateau region of eastern Ghana.
Paragliding which is a recreational and adventurous sport has numerous health benefits that visitors going to Kwahu will be blessed with after their visit. Through paragliding, you can burn 230 calories per hour for an average 150-pound person, due to the immense adrenaline rush experienced while flying.
Also, it helps create confidence and enables you to face your fears more easily that is, if you have a fear of heights. Paragliding is a great way to help you realize that you’re stronger than what you think you are. Most importantly, this sport is a stress reliever. When you are paragliding, you focus on what you are doing and on nothing else. You forget all your worries and the usual distractions of life. This intense focus with the adrenaline rush makes you feel cleansed both mentally and physically.
Hiking the Odweanoma Mountain in Atibie is another activity that visitors explore during their short stay in Kwahu. Visitors take a hiking expedition to the mountain through the ‘Nkofieho’ Caves of Life.
The journey to the caves’ area itself is a unique experience through a typical forest. At a certain stage in the journey, tourists have to take on the challenge of climbing up the hill as part of the excitement it offers.
A hike through the ‘Nkofieho’ caves of life is an adventure that everyone must experience on their visit to Kwahu. Don’t miss this once in a life time opportunity to take an adventure in Kwahu when you visit there this Easter.
For the people in Kwahu, Easter is an annual homecoming, but for holiday revelers, it is an occasion for celebrations, adventures and having fun. A popular place to spend Easter, release some stress from work and school and enjoy the lovely breeze on the mountains in Kwahu.
For our economy, this festival strengthens it by creating opportunities for local business owners such as taxi drivers, hotel owners, and food vendors to earn much-needed income.
This is one activity which has consistently been providing a further boost to the domestic tourism package of Ghana especially during the Easter celebrations for some years now.
Kwahu welcomes all visitors to its humble abode this Easter.
Author: Kwesi Otoo, threesixtyGh Writer