Day seven of the Ghana road trip: a visit to a traditional village.
Mognoori village is only 11 kilometers from the Mole park entrance, so it didn’t take long to get there.
It was 7 cedis total for one Ghanaian and one foreign visitor to go on the village walk, including the photography fee. I was assured I had permission to photograph anything and anyone in the village.
The houses were a little different than in other villages. Everything was very neat.
In other villages, houses often had rough adobe exteriors. Many of the Mognoori houses had a smooth finish. The low walls had designs impressed into them. The grooves impressed into the walls prevent erosion.
Some of the houses have flat roofs. This is a feature that is more common in Northern Ghana, where temperatures are hotter. Families can sleep on the roof during the hotter months of the dry season.
This structure is used for storing corn.
Mognoori was one of the most beautiful villages I had ever seen in West Africa.