With its coastal climate and tropical savannah, Ghana is a country with a diverse and incredible natural environment. A culturally assorted place too, home to major ethnic groups like the Ashanti and the Akans, the breathtaking waterfalls, woodlands and lakes here serve as the setting for many diversified people. Here are 10 national parks to visit and get better acquainted with Ghana’s natural wonders.
The 563-square-kilometer Bia National Park lies in the Western Region of Ghana, close to Sekondi-Takoradi, a city of about half a million. The park houses some rare varieties of mammals, as well as many different species of birds and some of the tallest trees in West Africa. The white-breasted guinea fowl is one of numerous endangered birds to be found here. In a typical 2-day visit, you may see over 100 different species of bird, along with numerous elephants, bushbucks and chimpanzees. Campsites here allow guests to have a rugged camp experience, and many lodges and modern guesthouses also provide attractive accommodation options.
Address: Bia, Ghana
Right on the shores of the gargantuan Lake Volta, Digya National Park is home to a large elephant population as well as a stunning variety of other fauna and flora. The national park is in the Brong Ahafo region and covers an expansive 3500 square kilometers. Along with the opportunity to watch the variety of mammals and primates along the shores of the lake, a visit to Digya National Park offers the chance to see over 200 species of bird. Crocodiles, otters and other river creatures will also make the visit memorable. The forests of Digya are also breathtaking, combining gallery forest and savannah woodland.
Address: Krachi, Ghana
On Ghana’s Eastern border with Togo lies Kyabobo National Park. Kyabobo is resplendent with wildlife, boasting 235 bird species, 500 types of butterflies and many mammals including elephants, buffalo, leopards, bushbucks and monkeys. Comprised mostly of dry, semi-deciduous forest savannah, the park contains the endangered endemic tree Talbotiella Gendtii as well as scenic varieties of other plant species. With several hotels and guesthouses available near the 350 square kilometer national park, Kyabobo offers visitors a welcoming adventure into nature.
Address: Nkwanta, Ghana