Frequently Asked Questions
- check the Website Calendar, Instagram Page or Facebook Page and select an activity you want to participate in.
- if joining one of our activities for the first time, fill out our liability waiver. and read our Cancellation and No-Show Policy
- send an email with your phone number, your residence and the attached liability waiver to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- we will respond with a detailed pickup time and location
To get started, you need to have good shoes, a backpack, and a cap for sun protection.
For many of the other activities, you need additional equipment which can mostly be borrowed from us.
Check the packing lists.
You do not need to be super-fit. Some of the longer and more difficult hikes however require endurance and strength. Start with an easier hike if you are not sure and work your way up.
The biggest problem in Ghana is the heat. You need to protect yourself against the sun with hat and drink, drink, drink. Water.
It depends. On standard hikes, shorts are fine.
But on some of the other hikes, we have to pass through dense vegetation, usually full of vines and maybe thorns.
We recommend one liter of water per hour of hiking.
There is no safe drinkable water in the bush and while in the early hours you will probably not need one liter per hour you will see that later during the day, the water is just running through you.
Better safe than sorry.
Short answer: You can’t.
But Decathlon Ghana usually has some very reasonably priced, medium-quality hiking boots and shoes that will do until you have the opportunity to buy some really good boots.
Also, if you have the time and the nerve, you will be able to find good used and sometimes even new boots on the local markets like Makola market, etc.
We have had hikers who bought really good boots there for less than USD 10.00.
On each of our activities, we have at least one guide who is trained in outdoor first aid and carries a first aid kit as well as the equipment to evacuate you to the nearest accessible road. From where you will be taken to the next hospital or back to Accra.
If you have a medical pre-condition like allergies, you must inform us and carry the necessary medication. You also have to show us where you carry that medication.
But, we need to stress: We have been hiking, climbing, and exploring in Ghana for more than two decades without any serious accidents or injuries.
Of course, we don’t consider bruises, cuts, and scratches an injury. 🙂