Located in Senchi Town, near Akosombo, just a kilometer from the famous Adome Bridge in the eastern part of Ghana, The Royal Senchi is a charming top resort with its unique traditional architectural designs and offers beautiful scenery as well as unimaginable tranquility. It is also an hour and 30 minute drive from the main international Airport, Kotoka in Accra, Ghana’s Capital.
Built in 2012, the facility is the first luxury four-star hotel in Ghana, filled with the tranquility of Lake Volta and equipped with the highest luxurious decors is not too many places like it.
With 34 hectares of land to spare, it’s 84 rooms that are made up of 74 luxury standards and 10 amazing suites and with staff strength of 160 dedicated workers, is a perfect place for a getaway of a lifetime. The rooms offer plenty of space with fantastic and colorful wall colors to create a comfortable atmosphere for guests. Besides, there are also special rooms for children that are elegantly and tastefully decorated.
All the rooms are fully air-conditioned and equipped with a private bathroom, decorative lighting, flat-screen satellite TV, fridge, cupboard, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer and desk, historical paintings and sofas.
One thing that makes Royal Senchi’s professional staff stand tall is cleanliness with the housekeepers visiting each room; at least three times a day. With minibuses, uber, taxis, or the rich or those that can afford it can reach the resort with helicopter where a helipad was built within the resort for that purpose.
The resort’s main restaurant serves a buffet breakfast every day and a variety of local and continental dishes, prepared by a well-groomed presiding chef and cooks. Another restaurant that is opened all day is near the resort’s beautiful swimming pool that offers barbecues at an additional cost.
The on-site bar offers a wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, wine, champagne and the best fruit juices whilst seating next to the crystal clear pool. Besides something to eat, the resort offers variety of sports facilities; including tennis courts, gym and boats for sport and recreation activities. There’s also a regular live band for those who love evening seat-out with friends or families.
From the Royal Senchi Resort, trips are regularly arranged for guests to tour the wonderful and ancient kingdom, especially to the Akwamu ruler’s Palace where a small museum is located that has materials dating back to the 12th century depicting their history and most recently their running battles with Danish, Portuguese and British.
Apart from the museum, the famous Akosombo Dam that supplies almost half of Ghana electricity needs built in 1962, is a must see for those that have not visited one before. The dam has some significant history, especially relating to its operation since 1962.
But a trip to Royal Senchi will not be complete without a visit to the beads making shop in Krobo, another town under Akwamu. A visit to this part Ghana will no doubt leave a pleasant memory for a period of time.
The Senchi and Akosombo are both parts of the historical and very cultural kingdom of Akwamu. The Akwamus are the Abrade (Aduana) Clan of Akan tribe. According to the oral tradition, their forefathers migrated from the north; they went through Egypt and settled in Nubia (Sudan) around 500 AD.
But due to the pressure exerted on Nubia by Axumite kingdom of Ethiopia, Nubia was shattered, and they moved to the west and established small trading kingdoms which later grew and became wealthy and powerful state and by 750 AD, the kingdom had become the ancient Ghana Empire.
The Empire lasted from 750 AD to 1200 AD and collapsed as a result of the introduction of Islam in the Western Sudan, and the zeal of the Muslims to impose their religion, their ancestors left for Kong (present day Ivory Coast). From Kong, they moved to Wam, then to Bono Manso before heading for Dormaa in the present day Brong-Ahafo.