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Ghana

2.6 km (1.6 miles) NE of Vani, Northern, Ghana
Approx. altitude: 116 m (380 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 10°S 179°E

Accuracy: 1.2 km (1307 yd)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View to the North #3: View back east towards the village #4: GPS

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  10°N 1°W (visit #1) (incomplete) 

#1: View to the West (Confluence is somewhere off in the distance)

(visited by Jim Rybarski and Kelly Daly)

07-Oct-2009 -- Satellite pictures indicated that the Confluence was just on the other side of a river from a tiny village. We took a taxi to the village and walked for a good 30 minutes through ankle-deep mud just to get to the bank of the river. There, a guy in a canoe took us across the river.

It was less muddy there, but the bushes were very thick and it was difficult to walk. Everyone but me decided to wait at the bank and I continued on alone. About 20 meters in, I came out on the other side, only to discover that there was another river ahead of me, followed by more mud and bushes.

At this point we decided it wasn't worth it since we were dehydrated, covered in mud, exhausted, and a little worried about parasites (fortunately, lab tests done later confirmed that I was parasite free). I took the pictures and made the mental note that no one should ever look for Confluences in northern Ghana during the rainy season.


 All pictures
#1: View to the West (Confluence is somewhere off in the distance)
#2: View to the North
#3: View back east towards the village
#4: GPS
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)