Tours and Places of interest
Roots Yard is situated on the Road to Three of Ghana's Top Tourist attractions;
Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary, Afadzato (Ghana's Highest Mountain) and Wli Falls (The Tallest waterfall in West Africa).
it is possible to take a day trip to any of these either by Tro Tro or organise a Taxi from Peki for the day. Roots Yard is the perfect base for exploring this beautiful area of the Volta Region.
There are also a number of interesting Cultural and Historical Tours in and around Peki itself.
Peki is Historically very influential. From the migration of the Ewe from Dahomey (modern Benin) in the 15th Centry, due in part to the Tyranical rule of King Agorkoli, the settlers in Peki enpowered themselves as mediators between the ruling Akwamu and other Ewe States and Towns. Peki was also an important Town linking the trade in enslaved people from the interior to the coastal Slave Markets where they were exchanged for Salt. There are Caves in Peki where escaped slaves hid to evade re-capture. These can be visited on our Historical Town Tours.
It is also possible to Bike or Walk to the Volta Lake side and take a conoe trip with local fishermen. There are numerous Guided walks through Butterfly littered, shaded forest or up the slopes of the Valley, past Cocoa farms, for a Stunning Lake View.
Peki Town itself is Simply laid out and very accesible for visitors to enjoy wandering without getting lost.
Visit the House of the Late Dr. Ephraim Amu, a renowned Ghanaian Composer, Musicologist and Teacher, who's Face appeared on the 20,000 Cedi note, the largest denomination of the Old Ghanaian currency.
Born in Peki, Dr Amu resided and taught here most of his life. He is particularly known for his use of the 'atentenben' a traditional Bamboo Flute, which his son Togbe Kodzo, still makes and Plays today. He sells these simple, beautiful instruments at Roots Yard, and will be happy to play a rendition of one of his Father's compositions as you buy one of his Flutes.
Along the road from Asikuma Junction you find many traditional drum makers, it is possible to purchase or learn how to make these traditional instruments from artisans in Peki Town. There are also many Weavers in Town producing the Beautiful Kente Cloth, often refered to as Ewe Cloth.
Peki is a very friendly and welcoming Town.
With the warm, sincere greetings you will recieve as you explore, we know you will feel at Home, experiencing both Traditional and Contempory Ghanaian Life.
Feel Well Come - Woe Zor - You've Arrived