Bomfobiri Wildlife Sanctuary

Description:
Among its protected species, Bomfobiri Wildlife Sanctuary takes pride in housing the rare bare headed rock fowl. Bomfobiri is a showcase of a rare tropical landscape

Location:
It is located at about 30km from Kumasi. It is to the west of Mampong Hills.

Size:
It covers an area of 53km2

Vegetation:
It is mostly secondary semi-deciduous forest containing areas of more open savannah with sandstone outcrops.

Key fauna:
Bare headed rock fowl, 3 species of crocodile, 26 species of mammals including red river hog, wide range wildlife

Other Features: Vibrant Waterfalls

Tourist Sites nearby:
Ghana Armed Forces Museum (exhibits materials that primarily concern the British-Ashanti)
Manhyia Palace & Museum (official residence of Ashantehene)
Prempeh II Jubilee Museum
The Tano and Buoyem Sacred Groves features fabulous rock formations. The source of Tano River begins from the grove
Lake Bosomtwe (a meteorite crater lake)
Digya National Park
Kumasi Zoo

Communities: Bonwire is located about 18km from Kumasi on Mampong road. A settlement for hundreds of Kente weavers
Foase Atiwa is located 20km on Kumasi-Ohwimasi (Trabuom) road. The community is specialized in woodcarvings
Ahwiaa is located 9km on Mampong road. Specialized in woodcarvings
Pankrono is located 8km on Mampong road. Renowned for its distinctive and colourful pottery

Festivals:
Nkyidwo festival celebrated in the last Monday in November/ 1st Monday in December by Essumeja (Bekwai District)
Yaa Asantewaa festival. It is celebrated in August by the Ejisu (Ejisu-Juaben District). A durbar of chiefs presided over by the paramount chief of Ejisu traditional area

Guided Tour: Available

Access:
It can be accessed by road through Kumasi-Mampong road. 30km south-east of Kumasi and to the west of Mampong Hills

Time for Visit: Throughout the year

Health Facility:
Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (Kumasi)
Radiant Medical and Dental Center (Ayigya-Kumasi)
Agogo Hospital (Agogo)

 



Digya National Park

The Digya National Park was gazatted in 1971 and covers an area of 3,478 km2 of undulating terrain with sandstone inselbergs. It is situated on the western shores of the Volta Lake. Guinea savanna woodland predominates with gallery forest along the major lines. The Park supports at least six primate species including black and white colobus, elephants and a variety of antelopes. Manatee and clawless otter are also reported to be present in the Park.

Digya is the historical home of two currently extinct large mammals,: the black rhinoceros, locally known as the naree , and the gregarious wildebeest, locally called the gnoo (gnu) the manatee omit pr sea cow is the Park's emblem.


Owabi Forest Reserve and Bird Sanctuary

Description:
Owabi can best be described as a secondary forest surrounding a large water reservoir. It is a tranquil site with a great variety of birdlife and fascinating forest walks. It an ideal place for winter migratory birds and hundreds of Mona Monkeys

Location:
It is located west of the regional capital of Ashanti, Kumasi.

Size:
It covers an area of 13km2

Vegetation:
The vegetation is that of a secondary forest

Key fauna:
Birdlife including noisy pied hornbill, herons and Kingfishers, Mona Monkeys, antelopes which are rare because of their extreme shyness.

Other Features:
Opportunity to observe a fine, well preserved forest

Tourist Sites:
Manhyia Palace & Museum (official residence of the Ashantehene)
Lake Bosomtwe (is located 31km from south-east of Kumasi. A picturesque meteorite crater lake)
Owabi Wildlife Sanctuary
Kumasi Zoo
Atiwa Rock formations located in Nsuta, offers a beautiful view of Kumasi

Communities:
Bonwire is located about 18km from Kumasi on Mampong road. A settlement for hundreds of Kente weavers
Foase Atiwa is located 20km on Kumasi-Ohwimasi (Trabuom) road. The community is specialized in woodcarvings
Ahwiaa is located 9km on Mampong road. Specialized in woodcarvings
Pankrono is located 8km on Mampong road. Renowned for its distinctive and colourful pottery

Festivals: Adae Kese festival
Kente festival is celebrated in July/ August in Bonwire (Ejisu-Juaben District)

Tourist Activities:
Bird-watching, hiking/ nature walk

Access: By road, it is easily reached from west of Kumasi

Time for Visit: Throughout the year

Safety Tips:
Light clothing is recommended in the dry season
Heavy clothing is recommended in the raining season.
Visitors who want to visit this site must bring their own tents, mosquito net, mosquito repellent, sleeping pads and/ or cots for use at campsite

Health Facility:
Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (Kumasi)
Radiant Medical and Dental Center (Ayigya-Kumasi)
Agogo Hospital (Agogo)