Lake Volta, Ghana is the largest man-made lake in the world by surface area. It is also the 4th largest in terms of volume. The Volta Lake was formed as a result of the construction of the Akosombo Dam when the Volta River was dammed to produce hydroelectric power for Ghana.
The size of Lake Volta spans 4 distinct regions in Ghana namely the Volta, Eastern, Brong-Ahafo and Northern Regions. The Lake Volta alone covers about 3.6 % of Ghana’s land space. It is an area of about 8,502 square kilometres and extends in length to over 400 kilometres.
The Lake Volta, Ghana is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world and a major source of foreign exchange to Ghana. The Black Volta and White Volta are the major inflows to the Lake Volta while the Volta River is the major outflow for Lake Volta.
Interesting things to do at the Lake Volta include: