Top five tourist sites in the Eastern Region of Ghana
If you are a local or foreign tourist visiting the Eastern region, your tour wouldn’t be complete without paying a visit to these top tourist sites in the region.
The Eastern region has hospitable indigenes, rich culture, lovely food and beautiful sceneries you would fall in love with them.
Boti Falls is located in Manya Krobo, 17km North-east of Koforidua, the Eastern Region of Ghana. River Pawnpawn forms this waterfall which takes its source from Ahenkwa-Amalakpo. The Boti falls has the upper and lower falls. It is a twin waterfall which locals the locals mostly refer to as female and male.
Aburi Botanical Gardens
The Aburi Botanical Gardens is located in Aburi in the Eastern Region of Ghana. This beautiful garden covers a total land size of about 160 acres. At the Aburi garden, the most prominent and first things you see is the beautifully lined royal palm trees on both sides of the road leading to a reserved car park. In the garden, you’ll find different species of flowers that produce sweet fragrance.
On arrival, there are knowledgeable tour guides on duty that will take you through all the names of the plants on site. The place has a cool and serene atmosphere as well.
The site gives a great experience for bird and butterfly lovers. A bike hiring services have been recently added to enhance the stay of visitors and especially bikers.
There is also a VVIP garden which has trees planted by dignitaries who visited the garden. They did this with the intention of leaving a lasting memory. Among them are Queen Elizabeth II who visited the garden in 1961.
The Umbrella Rock
The Umbrella Rock is found in the Yilo Krobo District, specifically at the site of the Boti Falls. As the name implies, the rock has formed like a shape of an umbrella. The top of the umbrella is large enough to carry 12 to 15 people. The pivot on which the top rock lies seems small, but it’s very strong.
Tourist visiting the Boti Falls do not miss this rock. Tourist capture the site of the rock in photos and videos, climb on top of the rock and also enjoy the surrounding wildlife and beautiful forest.
Atewa Range Forest Reserve
Gazetted as a National Forest Reserve in 1926, the Atewa Range Forest Reserve is one of Ghana’s natural reserves with high species diversity. It is specifically located in the town of Kibi in the Eastern Region of Ghana. The forest houses about 1,100 plant species and also serves as habitat for different types of animals.
Locals and tourist visiting the eastern region usually take a tour to this scenery. If you want to have a view of different species of birds, trees, butterflies and other animals, take a tour to the Atewa Forest Reserve.
The Kwahu Plateau consists of the uplifted southern edge of the Volta River basin and extends for 160 miles (260km) northwest-southeast from Wenchi to Koforidua.
It has an average elevation of 1,500 feet and bordered north and south by bold erosional scarps. Tourists and locals in the Eastern Region of Ghana visit this beautiful scenery for great travel experience.