Bono East Region In Ghana – Ultimate Guide

by Kojo Pocu
Tourist sites in Bono east region

To be honest, the Bono East Region has a lot to offer any visitor. One of my most memorable travel experiences was my first visit to the region. Beautiful attractions and historical sites, the region is worth visiting.

The Bono East Region was created from the former Brong Ahafo Region. Techiman is the new region’s capital. Bono East has a population of roughly one million people and a land area of 22,952 square kilometres.

It is bordered on the north by Savannah Region, on the west by Bono Region, on the south by Ashanti Region, and on the east by Volta Lake.

The referendum vote on the 27th of December 2018 resulted in the formation of the Bono East Region. More than 85% of people voted in favour of the formation of this area. It is made up of various ethnic groups, the largest of which are the Akans and Bonos.

After my visit, I decided to make a guide to help other travelers explore the region without and stress. This article will also help you know all you need to know about Bono East region in Ghana.

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BONO EAST REGION

Bono East Region population and size

The region occupies 22,952km2 which is equivalent to 8,862 square miles. The total population is 1,133,768. Here is the population per district:

  • Atebubu-Amantin Municipal – 132,818
  • Kintampo North Municipal – 119,762
  • Kintampo South – 101,494
  • Nkoranza North – 82,622
  • Nkoranza South Municipal -126,593
  • Pru East District – 91,278
  • Pru West District – 70,746
  • Sene East District – 76,506
  • Sene West District – 72,383
  • Techiman Municipal District – 185,450
  • Techiman North District – 74,116.

The Bono dialect is spoken by the majority of the locals. Bono ancestral worship and spirituality, as well as Christianity, are the prominent religions in Bono East.

Transport System in Bono East Region of Ghana

In the Bono East Region, there are numerous modes of transportation. When exploring the region, one can take minivans, taxis, or motorcycles. That is one of the most cost-effective methods to go about and see all of the major attractions. A cab, minivan and motorcycle service is available in every suburb. The beautiful thing about Bono East Region transportation is that each town has its own unique perspective on it. Before deciding where to stay during your visit, take into account all of these variables.

There are several lorry stations to pick from on the way to Accra. Metro Mass Buses and minibuses from several stations, including PROTOA, GPRTU, and COOPERATIVE UNIONS, are among them.

Just a few examples are Kumasi, Nkawkaw, Cape Coast, and Takoradi.

Bono East Region Capital

Techiman is the capital town in the Bono East Region. The town is one of the popular places in Ghana. The Bono East Region was created on 13th February 2019 by Constitutional Instrument (CI) 113 with Techiman as the Regional Capital.

List Of District In Bono East Region

No.MMDAsCAPITAL
1Atebubu Amantin MunicipalAtebubu 
2Kintampo North MunicipalKintampo 
3Nkoranza South MunicipalNkoranza 
4Techiman MunicipalTechiman 
5Sene West DistrictKwame Danso 
6Pru East DistrictYeji 
10Kintampo South DistrictJema 
7Nkoranza North DistrictBusunya 
8Techiman North DistrictTuobodom 
9Sene East DistrictKajaji 
11Pru West DistrictPrang 

Telecommunication in Bono East Region

The introduction of mobile cellular cellphones and the installation of multiple communications throughout the Bono East Region has resulted in a substantial improvement in telecommunication services in recent years. Techiman, Atebubu, and Yeji have regular telephone service, although Kwame Danso is a satellite.

Mobile phone services are available and functional in all of the Region’s districts and villages. Currently, all of the Districts have mobile services for more than one of the existing networks, particularly Vodafone, MTN, and AirtelTigo internet cafes, which can be found in practically all of the major centres and District capitals.

Tourist sites in Bono east region

Tourist Sites In Bono East Region

The Bono East Region takes pride in being one of the country’s most beautiful tourism destinations. Because of the people’s conservative nature, their culture has remained untouched by industrial growth. With several magnificent tourist locations, it has become one of Ghana’s most appealing regions. The Black Volta and River Tano, two of the country’s most important rivers that serve as tourist attractions, pass through the region and bring various economic benefits to the locals.

Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary

The Boabeng Fiema Monkey Sanctuary, 22 kilometres north of Nkoranza, is a beautiful place to visit and is home to a rare species of monkeys who are treated like citizens. It is a wonderful sanctuary that was established in 1974 in Nkoranza District to safeguard the Sacred Monkeys who live in the forest around the villages of Boabeng and Fiema. The sanctuary is home to the black and white silky colobus monkeys as well as the brown Mona monkeys, which are both beautiful to see.

Killing any of the monkeys is forbidden because the residents of Boabeng and Fiema regard them as sacred. The monkeys have access to every section of the hamlet, and locals provide them with fruit trees. When a monkey dies, it is buried in a coffin and given specific funeral rites in the monkey cemetery. Tourists who want to stay the night or stay longer for research can use the receptive facilities.

Kintampo Waterfalls

The Kintampo Waterfalls are located at the point where the Pumpu River cascades 70 metres (230 feet) down picturesque rocky steps to continue its trip towards the Black Volta near Buipe. It is located 4 kilometres from Kintampo Township on the Kintampo-Tamale highway and consists of three (3) distinct phases accessible through a pathway. The final level adds an intriguing twist by requiring tourists to descend a winding staircase of steps to reach the gorgeous waterfall. Tourists have access to welcoming facilities.

Kintampo Canopy Walkway

The canopy walkway, which adds to the value of the Kintampo Waterfalls, was built across a valley spanning 90 metres and 80 metres at two different positions on the falls. A maximum load of twenty (20) human beings, each weighing an average of 100 kilogrammes (about 220 pounds), produces a total maximum tensile force of 101.6 KN in the three supporting thread-way cables, according to the findings. This amounts to 35.5KN in each canopy walkway cable.

This is significantly less than the 427KN tensile strength of the cable used in construction.
As a result, the Canopy Walkway is designed to bear loads and can allow up to twenty (20) human loads walking on the bridge at any given moment, making the tourism package thrilling.

Fuller Falls

Yabraso, 7 kilometres west of Kintampo, is located on the Yoko River. On the Yoko River (a tributary of the Black Volta) at Yabraso, the Fuller Falls falls softly from the east through a series of cascades, forming rapids. The waterfalls offer a fantastic, calm, and refreshing plunge pool surrounded by concrete and rock seats where visitors can relax peacefully while enjoying a beautiful view of the falls.

Buoyem Caves And Bats Colony

The small rural settlement of Buoyem in the Techiman Municipality is hidden in a dry semi-deciduous forest. The place features sandstone rocks and waterfalls, caverns, and Rosetta fruit bats as part of an intriguing environment tour package.

Tano Boase Sacred Groove. It is believed that the sacred grove is indeed the cradle of Bono Civilization. It is located in the Techiman Municipality. The grove served as a hideout for the Bono people during the Slave Trade and inter-tribal wars many years ago. It also serves as a place for recreation and religious activities.

Bono Manso Slave Market

A significant date in the history of the Bono East Region’s slave trade. On the Techiman-Kintampo road, in Bono Manso. Bono Manso was the location where slaves from the north were brought for sorting. The most powerful captives were chosen and sent to the coast, while the weaker ones remained in town. African Americans and other Africans in diaspora continue to visit the area to learn about their ancestors and history.

Digya National Park

Digya National Park, located in the Sene East District, provides visitors with a wonderful experience. Because of its restricted accessibility, this National Park is best suited for adventurous travellers. The park spans 3,475 kilometres of undulating landscape punctuated by sandstone inselbergs. It is found to be divided between the Bono East Region, Ashanti Region, and the Eastern Region on the Western border of the Volta Lake. The park is home to six (6) primate species, including black and white colobus monkeys, elephants, and a variety of antelopes, all of which provide a memorable experience for visitors.

Hotels in Bono east region

Where to stay in Bono East Region / Hotels in Bono East Region

Nbangba Hotel

The Nbangba hotel is one of the best hotels to get in the Bono east region. There is a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a 24-hour front desk at this hotel. There’s also a free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking. There is also a front-desk safe and a TV in the communal area. There are deep soaking tubs in each of the 26 rooms, as well as free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Other services provided to guests include refrigerators, room service, and desks.

Jusmoc Hotel

Jusmoc Hotel is located in Nkoranza and one of the budget friendly hotels in the region for tourist traveling on budget. This hotel has a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and free WiFi in public areas. There is no charge for self-parking. Dry cleaning and a 24-hour front desk are also available. There are sitting areas and refrigerators in each of the ten rooms, as well as electric kettles and satellite TVs.

Hamasei Hotel

Hamasei Hotel is located in Kintampo. It is best for tourist to stay in Kintampo whiles exploring the region. It’s safe there and Hamasei hotel is one of the best places to host you.

Visit the Bono East Region official website and read more about the region