Spanning a land mass of over 238000 square kilometres, Ghana is blessed with rich, world-class nature parks that are second to none in terms of size, beauty, and diversity. Every National Park in Ghana is noteworthy and deserves a space on the list of the best national parks in the world. Their uniqueness, variety of landscapes, natural features, outdoor activities, and picturesque backgrounds will leave you speechless. Whether you are searching for the tallest mountains, magical waterfalls, thick forests or stunning coastal sceneries, lush nature, wilderness feels, and active adventures are awaiting. With little ado, here are our favourite national parks in Ghana
Kakum National Park
Where: Coastal area of the Central Region.
About: Kakum National Park is full of natural wonders and can boast of various plants and animals. It is a tropical rainforest that is now home to some most endangered animal species. These endangered species include the yellow-backed duiker and the African elephant. The Kakum National Park is one of the top attraction sites for tourists who intend on seeing wildlife and nature in Ghana.
To do: One incredible feature of Kakum Park is the tree top walkway. Take a walk across the walkway to see the wildlife in the forest below and enjoy the lush sceneries.
Bia National Park
Where: Western Region of Ghana.
About: Imagine a vast, lush forest filled with evergreen trees and sweet-scented flowers with colourful birds chirping and flying over every breathing second. That is the Bia National Park. There are over 100 different species of birds and many elephants, bushbucks, and chimpanzees.
To do: The Bia National Park is the best place for birdwatchers and hikers. Grab your hiking boots, bottles of water, bird watching instruments, and enjoy the beauty of Bia National Park.
Digya National Park
Where: Brong-Ahafo Region
About: Near the mighty Volta Lake lies Ghana’s wondrous Digya National Park. It is famous for its deep green vegetation, stunning landscape, flora, and fauna and for its impressive elephant population. The expansive landmass of 3,500 square kilometres makes its wildlife dwelling capabilities diverse and hence makes it a habitat for vast varieties of animals. This park is home to over 200 species of birds, otters, elephants, and crocodiles.
To-do: Digya Park is perfect for those who appreciate the beauty of nature. We are sure nature photographers will love this place too.
Bui National Park
Where: Between Bono and Savannah Regions.
About: The Bui National Park is the third largest National Park in Ghana. It is most notable for its hippopotamus population. The Bui National Park bisects the Black Volta river, which contributes to making it a haven for hippopotamuses and other water animals and fishes. The park is also home to an amazingly large number of antelopes, monkeys, and birds.
To-Do: Bui National Park is the perfect place to go for a guided boat tour while watching hippos – chubby unicorns - in their natural habitat.
Mole National Park
Where: Northern Region of Ghana.
About: Mole National Park covers a land area of 4500 square kilometres. This gigantic mass of land contains amazing sites and natural wonders. The pristine Mole and Lovi rivers are just but a few of the sites to mention. The two rivers and rainfalls maintain plant and wildlife habitats. A trip to the park will be unforgettable. Local government and private individuals in developing hotels and lodges nearby, have made improvements to make your visit more comfortable. Most common animals to see here are hippos, buffalos, elephants, tigers, and lions.
To-Do: Mole National Park is perfect for a wildlife tour in a car or guided hikes.
Kyabobo National Park
Where: Eastern Region near the Ghana-Togo border on the East.
About: Kyabobo Park is a one-of-a-kind National Park in eastern Ghana. Composed of dry, semi-deciduous forest savannah, the park preserves the endangered endemic tree ‘Talbotiella Gendtii’ and varieties of other plant species, and many bird and animal species. Hotels and guesthouses nearby Kyabobo offer a warm welcome to have an adventure in the wild.
To-Do: Kyabobo Park is perfect for birdwatching and hiking.
This list proves that Ghana has a lot to offer in terms of nature and wildlife. We cannot wait to welcome you to exciting adventures in the wild here in Ghana.