The Songhor Lagoon, west of Ada Foah, is the second largest wetland on the coast of Ghana. Because of the importance for a variety of waterfowl and migratory birds, as well as for the natural hydrological reserve, it is a biosphere reserve under the protection of UNESCO.
In the lagoon, salt is already being extracted from ancient times. If parts of the lagoon, which were supplied with small sewers or underground water, dried up and then formed salt crystals themselves, the local population could reap the salt for your own needs or for the local trade. By improving the production methods and the targeted supply of the lagoon with the required seawater, the salt obtained there soon became an important commodity which, in addition to the expansion of local small-scale production, attracted large industrial producers.
A visit to the smaller factories, where the salt is still drawn in a very traditional manner with much manual work and carried to the loading area, is very worthwhile. Unfortunately, from Ada Foah the access by car or motorbike is possible only by detour from the north via the main road between Kasseh and Sege. My attached photos are taken on a motorcycle tour during a dry period in October on small paths through the dried out Wetland. The way was clearly shorter, but not really practicable.
To my knowledge, however, the ADA Tourism Organization is now offering tours to visit the salt production at Songhor Lagoon.