‘Hidden’ mountains in Ghana you need to know about

Wed, 11 Dec 2019 Source: www.ghanaweb.com

It is widely perceived that mountains provide most of the world's freshwater, harbour a rich variety of plants and animals, and are home to one in ten people globally which makes its presence on earth very vital to the survival of mankind.

As such, GhanaWeb takes a look at some mountains that Ghanaians barely have heard about in the country, at least among the very known ones; Aburi, Afaja, Atwea among others.

This forms parts of efforts to join the world as it marks International Mountain day, marked on December 11 each year.

Mount Atiwiredu

Mount Atiwiredu is part of the Atewa range and is found in the Akyem-Abuakwa region of south-eastern Ghana.

The mountain rises to 2,539 feet above sea level and is naturally endowed with bauxite for eco-tourism. It also has three river bodies - Ayensu, Densu, and Birim flowing through the forest.

The Atiwiredu mountain is under threat of mining because of the natural resources it has though there are some key stakeholders fighting for the preservation of the Atewa forest and the Atiwiredu mountain at large.

Mount Kwamisa

The high mountain is located in Kwamisa, which is just around 6km from Subranum and about 8km from Ahiruam. The Kwamisa Forest Reserve and the Apro River Forests Reserve protect the mountain from major threats including human encroachment.

Harmattan winds are the major cause of droughts there from the month of January to the mouth of March. Occasional drought periods are a source of concern and worry for persons in that area.

Pakesie Bepo

Mount Pakesie is a highland in Ghana with an elevation of 610 meters sea level. Its best adventure is that it is located near natural basin land structures that make fishing outdoor feel great and this might contribute to why it welcomes loads of tourists.

Tourists get into fishing contests and they end up winning fishing supplies as well as equipment. It is a place to visit and have an outdoor adventure to relax your mind from your mainstream activities.

Mount Edouka

Did you know that the second highest mountain in Ghana is Eduoka? Well, it is and it’s 785 metres high above the sea level.

This beautiful mountain located in the Eastern part of Ghana separates Ghana from Togo, as well as houses both wild and tamed animals such as snakes, monkeys, birds among other creatures. Nature lovers do not hesitate to go visit the place to explore.

Source: www.ghanaweb.com
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