Ghana, a country known for its vibrant culture and breathtaking natural wonders, has also started embracing the sustainability trend by introducing more sustainable accommodation options (some among the top tourist sites in Ghana). This blog post will offer you 5 sustainable hotels in Ghana where you can unwind and at the same time leave a more conscious and positive footprint behind.
Ahanta Eco Lodge
This eco lodge is situated in Busua, Western Region of Ghana, also known as one of the best spots for surfing.
Ahanta Eco Lodge is built with great consideration for the environment, offering eco-friendly building methods, renewable back-up power, waste separation and recycling, eco-friendly and hand made toiletries, energy efficient lighting, locally sourced food, organic linens, non-toxic cleaning supplies, and no single use plastic.
Expect a very relaxing stay, where you can enjoy the beautiful beaches of Busua with great sunsets and maybe some yoga or surf lessons.
Room prices start from 400 ghs/night (for a budget double room) up to 1400 ghs/night (for the wood house). Do take into consideration that all reservations require a minimum of 2 night stay.
If you have your own car, getting here is pretty easy. Expect an approximate drive of 5-6h from Greenviews. You can also opt for the public transport option: Travel to Takoradi via STC (approx 80ghs), join an Agona trotro at the Agona Nkwanta Station in Takoradi (approx 10ghs) and then join a Busua loading taxi in Agona (approx 9ghs).
Ask the driver to drop you off at the lodge for an extra 10ghs. The lodge can also book a private taxi for you from Takoradi for approx 250 ghs one way.
Ghana Meet Me There, an example of sustainable hotels in Ghana
Ghana Meet Me There is a not-for-profit lodge located in Dzita, a village in the heart of the incredible Volta Region in Ghana.
This is a lodge which is 100% powered by solar. In an effort to become single-use plastic free, they use bamboo straws, paper take away packaging and glass water bottles.
Another amazing thing about them is that they always try to source all ingredients they use at their bar and kitchen locally, always giving preference to locally Ghanaian-owned businesses. They also support local artisans through the shop you will find on site offering a selection of products produced locally, 100% of profits go back directly to them.
Energy consumption is also thought through. No hot water showers, only cold-water showers. 80% of their toilets are compost toilets, which helps to reduce their water consumption and provides compost for their garden, and of course no AC in any of the rooms, only fans.
Escape 3 Points
Located at a pretty epic location – at the most southern point in Ghana and the closest land point to 0,0 where the prime meridian and the equator. Expect to drive for at least 7h from Greenviews Residential. However, it’s definitely worth a visit!
If you visit during the months of September-November you can witness the nesting season for endangered sea turtles. This is because Escape 3 Points have a turtle conservation project where they watch and protect the turtle eggs from predators to make sure the little ones get into the sea safely (a pretty amazing experience!).
Everything you will see at Escape 3 Points has been hand built, designed to fit harmoniously in with the surrounding environment, using appropriate technology including natural and recycled materials such as bamboo, raffia, thatch and wood. They use composting toilets and are continuously exploring different renewable energy sources and alternative methods to keep their place as eco-friendly as possible.
All their food comes from their organic gardens. Expect to eat plenty of fruits (especially papaya, pineapple, mango, oranges, and more!) and vegetables (tomatoes, carrots, ginger, chili, green peppers and herbs such as basil and dill), a real farm to dining experience!
The River Camp at Mangoase
They describe it as the destination for your “soulcation”. Not a hotel, a resort or a guesthouse, but their home and sanctuary. Located right off of the Akosombo Rd, this “luxury meets nature” lodge, is designed for a complete digital detox.
Named after the centuries old mango grove (‘Mangoase’ means under the mango tree) that sits on the property. History of the Akwamu people says that the site was a rest stop for weary travelers crossing the Volta and Eastern regions. They have committed to honoring the history of this beautiful place and literally following in the footsteps of these ancients.
Your accommodation will be a beautiful, luxurious tent that can accommodate a maximum of 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. One of the best parts of the tent is the zen inspired outdoor shower (only cold water) that will leave you rejuvenated.
Additionally, most of their food is freshly cooked, coming straight from their garden, cooked by their local chef.
You can book your stay with them through Airbnb, but we suggest you contact them directly through their Instagram page.
Tongo Oasis is a sustainable oasis in the heart of the Talensi Land, Upper East Region of Ghana (close to Tamale).
If you want to experience what it is like to live in an African traditional house (but still with some level of comfortability) this is your place. Here you will experience the most gorgeous sunsets, hear nothing but nature at its fullest and disconnect to reconnect.
You will be introduced to the African ancestral way of living through its ingredients, cooking, local people and activities (here you get to see the Tongo Hills at a distance).
Best way to get here is of course by plane, flying to Tamale and then you can take a private taxi which will drive you directly to Tongo Oasis.
They do not have a website, only an Instagram page through which you can write to them to ask for any further information you may have and make your booking.
At GreenViews we aim to offer the best possible experience when it comes to luxury apartments in Accra. Pay us a visit at our residential complex at Airport Residential Area and see for yourself!