CALA Bed & Breakfast is a large, spacious and attractive house, with rooms, ensuite and shared all with running water, arranged round a 50 ft central sunken lounge area. It occupies a walled compound with a shady mango tree and fresh water borehole used by the family. We have welcomed guests from Germany, UK and America in our lovely house. Our immediate family occupies the old compound house next door.
There are three large double en suite rooms and three double bedrooms sharing a bathroom, in a spacious house, arranged around a 50ft by 20 ft lounge and dining area. Each bedroom has a fitted wardrobe, ceiling fan and two have air conditioning. The en suite bathrooms have toilet, washbasin and shower. Running water to the house is from the borehole pump via a polytank.
You will share the spacious lounge, the kitchen, the terrace and the outside walled compound.
Local food such as jolloff rice, banku, red red and beans, fufu, Tozafi (TZ) may be provided by arrangement with Mercy or Hagar of our family who live across the path.
If you have a car, parking inside the compound is possible.
Alternatively you may use the kitchen to cook you own food.
The market of the small town of Bongo is just 100m away, St Anne's church 200m away and the taxi station just past the market on the main road to Bolgatanga.
Bongo is in Upper East Region, and is situated close to the Burkina Faso border. It is an area of undulating savannah, low rocky hills, dispersed subsistence farming communities. You will be immersed in rural Ghana culture and customs. You will have a very warm welcome and make many friends.
Take a dawn 30 minute walk to the sacred rocky hill Aposarga, where huge flat shards of granite are used as drumming stones, a flat rock can be climbed to get a 360 view. The hill opposite has monkeys, kites, many local birds. A hill to the south Azurdor, is ascended by the large Catholic community at Easter as it has The Way of the Cross trail.
Buy vegetables, fruits, seeds, guinea fowl and chicken in Bongo Market.
Take a motorbike or taxi 20 minutes to Feo community whose women form an accomplished traditional singing and dancing group, available for entertainment at the house.
Drumming groups can be hired per day and will provide an incredible atmosphere.
Visit the Ojoba Women's Shea Butter Cooperative in Soe, made up of 400 rural villagers, it supplies Lush Cosmetics with hand made shea butter.
Take a taxi to the SWOPA - Sirigu Womens Organisation for Pottery and Art and also Murals and Traditional Arts, This is Sirigu’s arts and cultural hub and womens art collective just 15km away.
Another 15km is Paga Crocodile Pond, a sacred pond which is inhabited by West African crocodiles.
15 minutes South by motorbike or taxi is the town of Bolgatanga, with national bus lines, international banks, a huge open market and some supermarkets, and the Bolgatanga Cultural Centre..
South West is Navrongo, with many attractions including an astounding, huge original Church built of mud walls in 1920 and the tiny building of the first Christian church in Ghana founded in 1906.
Bongo, Upper East Region, กานา