Ghana is rightly known as the rainbow nation, and this is closely associated with its incredibly beautiful and diverse landscape. Some part of the country has mountains; others have hot, arid dessert; others still have large forest reserves; while others could be located on the coast. Ghana has a large number of National Parks and protected areas where people can see a wide variety of animal species in their natural habitat.
The protected areas in Ghana are a safe haven for threatened species, which face extinction in their natural habitat in other countries because of conflict between man and animal. These protected areas in Ghana have been set aside to be protected from human interferences/disturbance so that endangered animals can thrive freely in these protected lands. The protected forests in Ghana
In this article, Mrpocu.com will list the top 5 national parks in Ghana you don’t know.
1.Kakum National Park
Kakum National Park is situated in the Central region of Ghana. It covers an area of about 3,000 hectares and is one of seven World Heritage sites in Ghana. The park has a tropical rainforest serving as a habitat for many species of fauna, flora, and animal.
The park has a variety of habitats, including lowland rain forest (2,000m) and montane rain forest (1,000m). Some of the bird species found in Kakum include trogons, woodpeckers, owls, and hornbills. The endangered Diana monkey, the yellow-backed duiker, and the African elephant can be found at this beautiful park. The most popular activity at the park is the Kakum canopy walkway; a 350m high walkway.
The park now has a Children’s Park which offers exciting activities for children to enjoy during their visits to Kakum National Park. The park is said to be the most popular among all the national parks in Ghana
I enjoyed visiting this beautiful national park because it reminded me of my holidays with my family when I was younger.
Visiting Kakum National Park was an experience that I will remember forever.
2.Mole National Park
The Mole National Park is a national park in the Northwestern Region of Ghana. It covers an area of 4,500 square kilometers (1,722 sq mi), making it the largest park in Ghana. The park is located near the Mole River and the border of Burkina Faso.
The park is known for its large concentrations of elephants and hippopotamuses, as well as a variety of antelope including reedbucks, duikers, gazelles, and several species of bovids. It also has a rich birdlife with over 200 species recorded including the near-threatened crowned eagle and peregrine falcon.
In 1958, the government established a 50-square kilometer core area for wildlife protection out of which the current national park was created. In 1992 UNESCO designated a buffer zone around the protected area to include cultural heritage sites such as shrines and historical buildings. Mole National park is the second most popular among the national parks in Ghana
3.Digya National Park
Digya National Park is one of the most picturesque places in the country. It is also home to elephants, monkeys, crocodiles, birds, and plants.
Occupying an area of 3,743 square kilometers, the park is the second largest national park in Ghana. It is in the Bono East region and is bordered on the north, south, and east by Lake Volta
Situated on the shores of Lake Volta, the park offers spectacular views of the lake and its islands. The vast expanse of the park is dotted with hundreds of islands, making it a place to explore. The park is also home to several species of mammals like elephants, monkeys, crocodiles, birds, and plants.
The national park’s peak tourism season begins in October and continues till February. As per reports about thousands of tourists visit it every year.
4.Bui National Park
This is one of the most picturesque reserves in Ghana. Wherever you look, you will see water, water, trees, and trees. And the greenery is so thick that you get lost in it almost immediately.
Bui National Park offers a lot of different experiences. The hippos are the main attraction but there are also antelopes, monkeys, and other animals that can be seen in the park.
The park is said to be the third-largest park in the Country and it was established in 1971. This site is 1821km². It is located in a typical woodland savanna zone.
5.Bia National Park
It is a top destination for wildlife lovers, nature lovers and one of the best national parks in Ghana you should visit
The park is situated in the Western region of Ghana, close to Sekondi-Takoradi. This park serves as a habitat for varieties of animals and plants. The tallest tree left in West African is located right in this park. It has a land size of 563 square kilometers with lodges and modern guesthouses around it to provide accommodation needs.
Bia National Park is located near the Ivorian border, the Bia River, and its tributaries, which flow into the Côte d’Ivoire drainage area. It is found in the transitional zone between moist-evergreen and moist semi-deciduous forest types.