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Some Tourist Destinations in Ghana

DODOWA FOREST

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How delightful it is to visit a once battle field now turned into a tourist site.. The Dodowa forest was the defeat ground of the great Ashanti  in the kantamanso war which ended in 1826. The Forest has three bowels: The face-washing; the divination; and the bullet collector; bowls on display. These were used in various ways to snatch victory from the Ashantes.

Tourists are welcomed at the outskirt of the Dodowa Township, the Great Baobab tree into which the Shais with their allies emptied their “spiritually” loaded guns,

Inside the forest are the camouflaged trenches which swallowed the Ashanti warriors and the Tsenku Waterfalls.  Visit Dodowa forest and discover more explore and enjoy.


WLI FALLS

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Thinking of a wonderful water fall experience? Then wli falls is the ideal place to visit. The wli falls is located about 20km from Hohoe in Volta region of Ghana. Wli Waterfalls flows from a height of 60-80 meters, and is the highest falls in West Africa which flows throughout the year and comes in two distinct falls; the lower and upper fall. It is located at the edge of the Agumatsa Wildlife Sanctuary, which has hundreds of fruit bat.

To get there one has to walk through the Rain Forest on a small footpath crossing nine(9) smaller streams in the process. The adventurous part of Wli falls is the walking and hiking through the forest of the Agumatsa wildlife sanctuary which offers tourists a chance to see colony of fruit bats, butterflies, birds, monkeys and baboons.  The forest is safe

To get to the upper falls is quite tough, people must climb long cliff, however for those able to do it the experience is worth the risk, one only needs to be strong and healthy. On the other hand, the lower fall is very easy  to reach When you are fortunate to get a fast leading guard, you can reach the highest point in less  than an hour; quite an exercise. The experience is so strenuous but real and lingering. It is amazing to know that, the fall is not death-defying, and one can take a walk beneath them with colony of bats happily hovering up in the sky.


MOLE NATIONAL PARK – GHANA

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Situated in the Northern region of Ghana, the mole national park is Ghana’s biggest national park. Boasting of elephants, buffalos, kobs, antelopes, leopards, lions, waterbucks, duikers, monkeys, oribis, haboors, hyenas, baboons, warthogs as well as 334 bird species, 33 reptiles, 9 amphibians and 120 butterfly species, it’s no wonder the park is such a popular tourists site for visitors both local and foreign.

 Of particular interest is the day safari which can be done either on foot or by car, the night safari which is mostly done by car and the tree hide.  Visitors choosing to go on the day safari on foot will most likely see birds, antelopes, kobs, elephants, baboons, warthogs, buffalos and monkeys at a close range. If you opt for the car safari you will certainly cover more distance and see more animals but you will not be able to touch them.

 The night safari starts at about 6pm and lasts for an hour so as not to disturb the buffalos, hyenas, roam antelopes, leopards, elephants and hartebeests that you are likely to see.  The tree hide is a platform built in the braches of a strong tree that allows visitors to have an aerial view of the animals as they visit the saltlick (a place where animals go to lick salt from the ground).

Throughout the night there are over a hundred birds chirping, and this, combined with the cries of hyenas and baboons, is very exciting for any animal lover. The park has a fairly good proportion of gallery forest, which occurs along the major rivers and streams: notably, the Mole, Lovi, Polzen, Kparia and Mbonwura.

 These gallery forests are significant in providing suitable habitat for species such as the Yellow-backed duiker and the Black and White Colobus monkey, which are typical forest species. In addition to these rivers, there are other water bodies in the Park, in the form of, springs, waterfalls, creeks and ponds. There is also a natural freshwater pool, known as HarabaHaraba Pool, where a lot of fish can be found. This could be good potential for sport fishing.

Both the mole motel and the newly opened zaina lodge provide excellent accommodation for tourists.


Boti Falls

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Boti falls, another of Ghana’s beautiful sites is located in the Manya Krobo district in the Eastern Region. It a set of falls that the locals believe to be male and female with the male being the largest and the female being the smallest.

On your way to the falls, you would come across some really beautiful spectacles. In the same forest as the Boti falls, you would find the spectacular Umbrella rock sited on a very high land thus giving you a great aerial view of the surrounding areas.

There is also the incredible three headed palm tree, with three stems growing from a single stem base. These and many other spectacular scenery await you as you make your way to Boti Falls.


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