Paga Crocodile Pond: Where Crocodiles smile and live with humans

Paga Crocodile Pond

All over the world, crocodiles are noted to be one of the most vicious reptiles on the planet, blessed with the ability to fight and defeat almost any creature that comes its way. Its gracious jaws strikes fear into any creature that comes across it, including humans. To sum, it up, crocodiles are not the friendly type of creatures and will strike any living thing in its path with those powerful and fearsome jaws.

But in a small town in Ghana, called Paga, located in the Upper East region of Ghana, a strange phenomenon exists where these powerful and vicious creatures have strike a love affair with humans beyond the understanding of nature.

The crocodiles found in the famous Paga Pond popularly known as Paga Crocodile Pond, spend their days on the bank of the pond taking selfies with tourists and playing around. Some adventurous tourists even go to the extent of sitting on the back of the crocodiles to take pictures.

Paga Crocodile Pond
Paga Crocodile Pond

All that has to be done to get the crocodiles to come out of the pond is for the tourist guide to whistle loudly. Once that is done, you can expect the crocodiles to heed to the call and crawl towards the bank of the pond. There they take pictures and play around with the tourist who usually have to buy a chicken for the crocodile before the creatures come close to them.

Over the years, Paga Crocodile Pond has attracted millions of tourists from all walks of life. And there has never been an incident of a crocodile attack. The local folks have different stories about how these crocodiles landed in their small town, but generally there is a belief among the town folks that the spirit of their ancestors reside in these creatures, who have strike an unprecedented love affair with the town folks and humans in general.

So if you are curious enough, when planning on your next tourism adventure, Paga Crocodile is one place you wouldn’t want to leave out. The Paga town is located some 44 kilometres outside the regional capital, Bolgatanga.

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Author: Akesse Sanza |

Akesse Moise Sanza is a Travel & Tourism Consultant, Travel Blogger, Anti-Human Trafficking & Safe Migration Advocate and a Traveler. He's available to assist you plan your next vacation (at a fee).