5 Tourist Sites Near Fuller Waterfall – VisitGhana

by Kojo Pocu
Digya National Park

Thinking of seeing other places after you tour at the Fuller waterfalls? This is a list of other tourist sites near Fuller waterfalls.

Fuller Falls, in Ghana’s Bono East region, is one of the top tourist destinations to visit, not only because of the spectacular and unique flow of the water, but also because it allows you to view a variety of other attractions all within the same area.

There are various more tourist attractions near Fuller Falls, such as Kintampo Falls and Tano Boase Caves, to which visitors can ride for a few minutes and enjoy their beauty.

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Tourist Sites Near Fuller Waterfalls

Kintampo Waterfalls

1.Kintampo Waterfalls

The Kintampo Waterfalls is well-known in Ghana, especially among Ghanaians. The Pumpum River is home to one of Ghana’s highest waterfalls, which is located on the renowned Pumpum River. The waterfall is located deep within a lush jungle about 4 kilometres from the main Kintampo Township, and guests will have to trek for around 15 minutes to reach it. It is undoubtedly the most popular tourist destination in the Bono East region, with about a million visitors each year.

Tourist sites near fuller waterfalls
Tourist sites near Fuller waterfalls

2.Tano Boase Caves

Within the Tano Sacred Grove, in a small woodland area of the grove, are the Tano Boase Caves. There are some quite spectacular sandstorm rocks there, with vast spaces between them and other rocks serving as a roof and covering the top, large enough to hold dozens of people or serve as a house for small groups of people. According to local legend, the rocks were home to the first humans who arrived more than 500 years ago, but as civilization approached, the people moved out and built mud huts for themselves.

The caves, on the other hand, continued to play a vital role since they were utilised as a watchtower to observe enemy attacks from afar. It’s a lovely spot to visit and learn about history, plus it’s only 5 kilometres from Fuller Falls.

Digya National Park

3.Digya National Park

The Digya National Park is Ghana’s oldest national park, having been established in the early 1900s by British colonial officials on the Gold Coast. In addition, with a total size of 3,750 km, the park is the country’s second-largest protected wildlife park. Even though it has been in existence for nearly six decades, the park near Fuller Falls was officially gazetted as a national wildlife park in 1971. There were previously human settlements on the park, which were engaged in livelihood activities like as farming. Attempts to relocate the park settlers have been made by governments over the years.

Under the presidency of John Agyekum Kufour, this was ultimately accomplished in 2006, when all settlers were relocated, leaving Digya National Park as an animal-only populated park. In terms of wildlife, the park is home to a variety of creatures, including rare primate species, antelopes, and elephants of various sorts. Over 200 species of birds and butterflies can be seen in the park. It is one of the best tourist sites near fuller waterfalls.

Digya National Park is Ghana’s only wildlife park that is flanked on three sides by the Volta Lake: south, north, and east, making it one of the safest and most diverse animal parks in the country. The park is one of Ghana’s most popular, attracting a large number of visitors each year, particularly animal enthusiasts who come to see some of the rare creatures that are only seen once in a lifetime.

The park is also home to Ghana’s second-largest elephant population, making it a must-see for anybody hoping to see the tall, gentle beast. In recent years, the government has had to take steps to combat criminal activity in the forest, such as elephant poaching. As a result, a patrol squad was formed to defend the park and assure the arrest of those who engage in the practise while also preserving the forest’s animals.

Tourist sites near fuller waterfalls

4.Bui National Park

Near Fuller Falls, Bui National Park is a must-see destination. In 1971, the park was formed as a key eco-tourism destination in the Ahafo region. The park is Ghana’s third-largest national park, with an area of 1820 square kilometres. It is also noted for having some of the highest wildlife diversity of any reserve in the country. The Hippopotamus, which are largely found in the Black Volta River that runs through the park, the exceedingly uncommon and endangered Colobus monkeys, and many species of birds and antelopes are among the park’s animal population.

Tours of the facilities are available to the general public. There are also small boats available for a safari ride on the Black Volta, where you can get up close and personal with the massive hippopotamuses.

Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary

5.Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary

Boabeng-fiema A prominent attraction near Fuller Falls is the Monkey Sanctuary, which is located in the twin towns of Boabeng and Fiema in the Nkoranza North District of the Bono area. The refuge is one of the region’s most popular and well-known wildlife tourism sites. It was established in the early 1970s and encompasses a total land area of around 4.5 km2. It is home to approximately 650 monkeys of various varieties. Even though the sanctuary is listed as being in the town of Boabeng-Fiema, it is actually a few metres outside of the town, on the outskirts of the two twin settlements.

Residents of the neighbourhood assume full responsibility for the monkeys’ well-being and give them with food such as bananas and other edible fruits on a daily basis. Apart from monkeys, the Boabeng-Fiema monkey sanctuary is known for its diverse tree species, deer, reptiles, and birds.

While the sanctuary is home to a variety of monkey species, the Mona and Pied Colobus monkeys dominate the forest, accounting for more than 80% of the total monkey population. The community’s practise of prohibiting humans from hunting or killing monkeys has helped the monkeys survive for decades, making the community the safest location for them to live because their survival is assured by the group’s norms.

When a monkey dies, whether by accident or natural causes, the top priest of the community gives it a particular burial because the locals think monkeys are sacred animals in which sympathetic spirits reside. And it is one of the best tourist sites near fuller waterfalls