Daboya Town and Salt Mine
Daboya is located in the northwest of Tamale approximately 67 Kilometres from Tamale, the capital of the northern Region and the population is predominantly Gonja however, Tampluma and Hanga’a is also widely spoken.
This town is known for its salt extraction and is also noted for its hand- woven and unique textiles. Daboya is known to produce the best smocks in Ghana. The White Volta River rises north of Ouagadougou, in a lowland between two massifs, and flows generally southward for about 400 miles (640 km) through Daboya and Yapei to empty into the lake Volta.
Enjoy several activities from this lascivious town. The White Volta River runs by the town and offers you a great deal of potential for boating, canoeing and fishing. Partake in the socio-economic activity of the people and learn many traditional skills such as fishing, salt extraction, weaving and farming.
If you are interested, go to a local home and be part of the community so you can get to listen to the history of the people.
Learn how Salt was an important and major item of exchange and used in the barter for slave.
There are two ways of getting to the town. The first is from Tamale, those using this route will travel from Tamale through Nyanpkala and Tolon. The Journey from Tamale to Tolon is smooth as the road is tarred. Just as Tolon is about the last of the Dagomba towns so also it is the end of the tarred road to Daboya, the beginning of Gonjaland.
Once at the bank of the White Volta, passengers on this route will have to rely on a dugout canoe to ferry them across the river to Daboya.