By Samson Echenim
Many travellers to Ghana’s capital city, Accra may miss the country’s most important luxury resort in Akosombo, about one and half hours’ drive from the Kotoka International Airport in the heart of Accra.
It is easy to miss because it is not in Ghana’s most important commercial city, but if you are a nature lover with some curiosity for nature and luxury confluence, your guide would be quick to mention the Royal Senchi situated just beside the River Volta and harbouring hundreds of variety of tamed wildlife.
If you are a tourist who has been to Ghana and you have not visited the Royal Senchi, then you need to repeat your tour of the country soon.
A typical company executive on vacation would love to avoid the hustle and bustle of the city life. If this is you, then escape to the Royal Senchi!
The Royal Senchi is the first 4-star luxury resort in Ghana. It stands on 35 acres of lush greenery with a magnificent view of the Volta River. The hotel largely roofed with raffia fronds offers a unique blend of fauna, flora, traditional architecture, and modernity of the highest standards. Known as West Africa’s most romantic hotel destination, The Royal Senchi is also an ideal venue for business meetings, conferences, and other special events.
The hotel has more than 80 rooms and suites designed to take advantage of refreshing environment of the Senchi River and the commanding views that surround it. Each luxury dwelling boasts of a distinctive tribal-meets-elegance décor that will make your stay a treat for the senses.
The Royal Senchi at Akosombo, which is reputed to be the most beautiful part of Ghana. The property is just an hour and a half away from the airport by land and 15 minutes away by helicopter.
While at the hotel, a traveller can visit interesting places like the River Volta, the Akosombo Dam, Adomie Bridge, Wli Waterfall, Somanya bead factory and the Tafi Monkey Sanctuary
With facilities and services that make business and pleasure a completely convenient and enjoyable experience, the hotel is undeniably endowed with a command to make one forget home quickly. You will find a restaurant, bar, and lounge that will cater to your gastronomic needs. The Senchi Restaurant built with high raffia frond roof, parades a wide array of African and continental dishes in one of the world’s coziest and most exotic enclave. The swimming pool, fitness centre, spa and salon, playground, and tennis grounds, all maintained to suit luxury resort standards, are opened to guests uncensored.
Indeed, the hotel lives up to its 4-star rating with the quality of facilities and services it provides for its guests, whether for business or leisure.
With an ever functional helipad, the hotel provides airport transportation to douse the effect of the fairly long distance from the airport when compared to hotels in Accra.
Senchi’s exquisitely decorated rooms and suites open up to lovely views of the Volta River. Each dwelling is thoughtfully prepared and arranged to become havens of rest and relaxation for guests.