Description:
These twin reserves, gazetted in 1976, intact wet evergreen forest, a zone of great botanical richness with up to 300 plant species in a single hectare.

Location:
Situated in Elubo, the Western region of Ghana, 50km away from the district capital, Jamoro and about 120km away from the regional capital, Takoradi.

Vegetation:
The reserve can be described to be wet evergreen forest. It is rich in biodiversity with about 300 plants species. It is also the home of Psychotra ankensis (small ground plant) which is endemic to Ankasa.

Key Fauna:
This comprises antelopes, primates, about 300 species of birds, about 400 species of butterflies and moths. Mammals recorded in Ankasa include from small dwarf galagos (bushbaby), grasscutter, spot nosed guenon to the African elephant and chimpanzee

Other Features: Suhien waterfalls

Tourist Sites nearby: Nzulezii, Fort Appolonia at Benyin
The Bamboo Cathedral located at Nkwanta (8km from reserve entrance)
Communities: Fire community: Have traditional Fante dance called Amokwuazuazo

Festivals: Kundum festivals is celebrated in August

Tourist Activities: Game viewing, bird-watching, hiking/ nature walk

Guided Tour: Available

Camping Facilities: Available

Access: By road from Accra through Takoradi and from Kumasi through Tarkwa. Also from Cote d’Ivoire through Elubo

Time for Visit: December to April

Accommodation: Ankobra Beach Hotel (Ankobra) and some other hotels in Elubo about 2km from Park Headquarters.

Safety Tips: It is recommended that tourists should have a rain coats because of the unpredicted nature of the weather.
Long sleeved shirt, a pair of trousers and a pair of boots are recommended.
Tourists are advised to be equipped with insect repellents.

Health Facility: Half Assini Government Hospital (Half Assini), Eikwe Hospital, Axim Hospital (Axim)

 

 

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