TOUR TO YENDI
ONE OR TWO DAYS
We go east to Yendi, the capital of the Dagomba people. The city has for
centuries hosted, and still hosts, the Overlord of the Dagbon Traditional
Kingdom, the YA- Na. After being introduced to the dramatic Dagomba
history on a sightseeing tour around the city, we make a unique visit to one
of the chief’s palaces. On this tour we learn about the time before, during
and after the colonization, and visit the graves of both Dagomba and Ger-
man soldiers from the epic battle at Adibo in November, 1896.
Yendi is known for the production of the renowned Gonja cloth used for
the traditional men´s smock. We visit the weavers and learn about the
process of weaving the famous strips.
On our way to Yendi we make two stops. First to a village where we
meet the local craftspeople, farmers and fishermen who will tell us
about their lives and their production of beautiful chairs; second to
a hilltop known for a historic battle fought with slingshots hundreds
of years ago.
Yendi gallery >>