Stretching along 40 km of the eastern bank of the Black Volta River, the Wechiau Hippopotamus Sanctuary is a protected area for hippos and associated species. It is home to one of only two remaining groups of hippopotamus in Ghana.
The Asumura area is home to one of Ghana’s last remaining populations of the white-necked rockfowl. This species was commonly found in Ghana in the early 1960s but there had been no reports of the bird for almost 40 years.
For generations, the village people of Boabeng and Fiema have believed that the local monkeys are sacred and have prohibited harm to them. The two adjacent communities have created a forest sanctuary to protect the black silky colobus and brown mona monkeys, both of which are an enchanting sight.
Wli falls is a popular and dramatic tourist site near the village of Wli. Most tourists make the easy walk to the lower falls, which is mostly a flat trail but is made more dramatic by the presence of thousands of fruit bats nesting on the nearby cliffs.
The Bobiri Forest Reserve and Butterfly Sanctuary is a 54 sq km area of semi-deciduous tropical rainforest offering natural delights and one of the most luxurious ecotourism visitor centers and guesthouses in Ghana.