Published on : Thursday, April 20, 2017
At Shai Hills Reserve in Doryumu, Shai Osudoku District of the Greater Accra Region, the National Biking & Abseil Festival started before the onset of the Easter Holidays this month infused with adventurous biking and abseiling feats to witness. For the first time, participants saw series of adventure activities at the festival where participants had to ride bike of total distance of 17.8kms through the Park. This event was partnership between the Wildlife Division of the Forestry Commission of Ghana and BraveHearts Expeditions, West Africa’s one of the foremost adventure tourism firms.
Many contemporary explorers that comprised journalists and enthusiastic adventurers pulled up the rocky incline of the Mogo Rock, strapped into high quality abseiling equipment, leaned back over the edge of the 20-metre rocky precipice and descended into vertical space in search of what the adventure tourism firm addresses as “Greatness”.
To quote Mr. John Allotey, Deputy Chief Executive of the Forestry Commission while speaking at the festival, ‘to exploit and offer Ghanaians and other nationals the opportunity to experience the adventure tourism potential of the Shai Hills Resource Reserve. There is no other place in this country where you can ride a bicycle for sport to the wide-eyed spectatorship of wildlife.’