Top tourist sites in Brong Ahafo
There are a couple of beautiful tourist sites in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana which you can visit for recreational activities or just to relax.
In this post, Jetsanza.com lists the top tourist sites in Brong Ahafo Region and their respective locations.
Top tourist attractions in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana
It is one of the highest waterfalls in Ghana located on the Pumpum river in Kintampo, a tributary of the Black Volta.
Also known as Sanders Falls during the colonial days, it is one of the most visited waterfalls in Ghana and has a huge number of visitors visiting each year.
Being the main natural attraction in the area, it is hidden deep in the forest and formed by three main drops where the longest drop measures 82 ft in height. Different species of birds and butterfly can be found in the forest.
Boabeng Fiema Monkey Sanctuary
This is one of the widely known tourist sites in the Brong Ahafo Region. It is located on a 35 hectare patch of woodland including the villages of Boabeng and Fiema, which are a mile apart. Locals and tourist from different parts of Ghana and the world do visit there to have a good time with the monkeys.
The monkey sanctuary has no fences and houses over 700 monkeys of different species.
There are two types of Monkeys, the Black and white Colobus and the smaller Campbell’s Mona. The latter lives high up in the trees feeding on leaves while the Mona are found at lower parts of the trees feeding on variety of foods.
Also found in the sanctuary is a graveyard where monkeys are buried. There are locals designated to protect the monkeys and there is also a belief that whoever kills a monkey in this sanctuary faces doom.
Digya National Park
It is located on the beautiful shores of the Lake Volta. It serves as a home elephant as well as several varieties of other plants. Digya National Park is the second largest national protected park in Ghana.
Situated in Brong Ahafo, the park covers an expansive 3500 square kilometers. You get the opportunity to see over 200 species of birds in this park. Crocodiles and other aquatic animals also make the site worth visiting.
Fuller Falls is situated at Yabraso, 7km west of Kintampo. It takes its source from the Oyoko river which is a tributary of the Black Volta.
The river flows into the Black Volta at the border between Brong Ahafo and the Northern Region at Dwire Kumboe.
The waterfall was discovered by a Filipino missionary, Rev. FR. Joseph Panabang, in 1988 and was developed with the help of Adamu Amidu who was then a farmer along the river.
The place was kept as a prayer grounds and named “Our Lady of Kintampo Prayer Park ” where Father Panabang and people used to come for prayer sessions until he left Kintampo in 1998.
Bui National Park
This park covers part of the Black Volta and a 1,821 kilometer square area. The Bui National Park houses several species of antelopes and birds. It is widely known for housing a large number of hippopotamus. Tourists who visit can take a cruise on the Black Volta through the National Park.
Being the largest artificial reservoir in the world based on surface area, the Lake Volta flows along the eastern edge of Brong Ahafo. It has beautiful scenery which visitors love to see. Local fishermen land their catch here and boat from Akosombo stops off here.
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