Mount Afadja

Mount Afadja, known in the Ewe language as Afadjato, is the highest mountain in Ghana. The summit of this peak is located near the border with Togo, in the Volta Region of Ghana, close to the village of Liati Wote in Afadzato South District. It is about 178 kilometers northeast of Accra, and 178 kilometers northwest of Lomé. Part of the Agumatsa sub-range of the West Africa Mountains, its summit is 885 metres above sea level. The summit of Mount Aduadu lies 3.5 kilometers to the east of Mount Afadja.

“Afadja” is the name of the mountain whereas the suffix “-to” in the Ewe language means mountain therefore, it is called “Afadja-to” by the Ewe people of Ghana and Togo. The correct name would be “Mount Afadja”, as “Mount Afadjato” would be a repetition of the word “mountain”. Mount Afadja is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the Volta Region of Ghana, welcoming thousands of visitors from around the globe annually. When the Ewe people migrated to the area and saw the mountain it looked like the mound in which water yam is planted, water yam being called “Avadze” in Ewe.