Kyabobo National Park – Tourist site in Oti Region

by Kojo Pocu

The Oti Region’s Kyabobo National Park is one of Ghana’s numerous protected national parks dedicated to safeguarding wildlife and other endangered animal species, as well as various plants and trees.

The reserve is located in Nkwanta in the region’s Nkwanta South District, between the Savannah and tropical rain forest. The reserve was founded in 1993 with the goal of keeping wildlife and other rare animal species secure while also providing them with a nice home away from human activities and danger. However, the park’s limits have been changed multiple times since then.

The African Buffalo, African Leopards, African Bush Elephants, primate species, and other unique animal species call Kyabobo Reserve home. Hundreds of bird and butterfly species can also be found in the park.
Aside from its animal population and attractions, the reserve is home to the famous Dzebobo Mountain, Ghana’s second highest peak after Mount Afadza (in the Volta Region).

Tourists visit the park on a regular basis, making it one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Oti region. Hiking is a popular activity among visitors to the area. Aside from Mountain Dzebobo, the reserve features a few additional minor but reasonably tall hills that are ideal for hiking.

Water flows from the top of one of the park’s hills, creating a waterfall at Kyabobo. This provides even more motivation and justification for water lovers to visit this lovely park. Kyabobo is one of Ghana’s largest natural reserves, covering roughly 360 square kilometres.


Where is Kyabobo National Park located?

The Kyabobo National Park is in the Oti Region, near the Togo border. Nkwanta is the closest town.

The reserve was established in 1993, but its borders were changed numerous times before the present and final boundary was set in September 1999.

Ghana Travel Restrictions 

Ghana is open to most travelers again. I mean travelers from all over the world. However, you do need proof of your COVID-19 vaccination(s) or a negative test result before being allowed entry.

Many hotels, attractions, and private tours are open with new health & safety protocols in place, and you still have to follow certain guidelines. They are all good for our safety. 

Read the ultimate travel guide to Ghana to help you plan your trip.