Eco-tourism destination in Africa: Ghana
Ghana with its abundant wildlife, from monkeys to, turtles and crocodiles and wide variety of birds and butterflies is a prime Eco tourism destination in Africa. The key facts about this country and the places that one can check out over here are as follows:
- Lying in the western coast of Africa, in the Equatorial region, Ghana is slightly smaller than Oregon or about the size of the United Kingdoms. Ghana has abundant wildlife, from monkeys and elephants, turtles and crocodiles to a wide variety of birds and butterflies. The country carefully preserves its wildlife in 16 wildlife parks and sanctuaries scattered all over Ghana.
- The Kakum National Park and Assin Attadanso Resource Reserve have tall trees reaching even upto 65 meters and a varied wildlife consisting of forty species of mammals, 200 kinds of birds and 400 types of butterflies.
- Home to the endangered Dina monkey and West African chimpanzee, the Nini Suhien National Park and Ankasa Resource Reserve is also very rich in its biodiversity.
- The ragged toothed, gigantic, antediluvian reptiles of the Paga Crocodile Pond are considered sacred by the villagers.
- You can view a wide diversity of birds while padding a canoe across the Lotor river in the Xafi Bird Watching Santuary.
- The Baobeng Fiema Monkey Sanctuary is, as the name suggests a sanctuary for a wide variety of monkeys, including Mona, Black and White Colobus and spot nosed monkeys.
- One of the most beautiful and tranquil tourist places in Ghana is the Aburi Botanical Gardens.
- The Bui National Park encompasses an area of 1,821 sq. km and is the third largest sanctuary in Ghana. Famous for its Hippo population, this park also contains some rare varieties of antelopes, birds and monkeys. But most fascinating are its magnificent gallery forests.
The above points thus clearly show why Ghana serves as a great place for a ecotourism.