Ghana’s landscape is remarkably varied, from rolling green hills and mountains, lush forests and greenery to dry savannah areas, stunning waterfalls and lakes. Its tropical climate and continental wind systems sustain a wide variety of endangered species, ranging from elephants, leopards, hippos crocodiles, spotted hyenas, civet cats, bongos, antelopes, monkeys, porcupines, marine turtles, birds, butterflies and many more.
Visit any one of Ghana’s 23 protected areas in the form of national parks, resource reserves, wildlife sanctuaries, and ramsar sites and you will be amazed at the variety and opportunities for adventure.
Ghana is fast becoming an ideal visitor’s destination for eco-tourists and those wishing to witness first hand community-based eco-tourism projects. Attractions such as the Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary which is home to troops of the sacred Mona and the Black and White Colobus monkeys.
Another important eco-tourism site in Ghana is the marine turtle nesting beaches located on the shorelines of Accra, Ningo, the Gomoa-Effutu stretch and Ada Foah to the East and Axim and the people of Amansure in Beyin to the West of the country.
Ghana is rich in bird diversity and has over 700 identified bird species; attracting large numbers of ornithologists and hundreds of birdwatchers every year. The coastal and inland wetlands, the national parks particularly Kakum, Ankasa, and Mole amongst others are popular places to watch birds.
Other sections in the Wildlife & Nature chapter:
National Parks & Conservation Areas
Digya National Park
Brong Ahafo Region
Boabeng- Fiema Monkey Sanctuary
Bui National Park
Kakum Conservation Area
Monkey Forest Resort
Aburi Botanical Gardens
Esen - Epam Forest Reserve
Greater Accra Region
Shai Hills Resource Reserve
Mole National Park
Upper East Region
Paga, Chief and Zenga Crocodile Ponds
Upper West Region
Wechiau Hippopotamus Sanctuary
Gbelle Game Reserve
Kalakpa Resource Reserve
Kyabobo National Park
Tafi Atome Monkey Village
Ankasa Conservation Area,
Bia National Park, Egyambra Crocodile Sanctuary, Marine Turtle Conservation, Ghana Wildlife Society
Bird Watching in Ghana Pages
Map of Important Bird Areas (IBA)
Brong Ahafo Region
Volta Lake & Akosombo Dam
Agumatsa Wildlife Sanctuary & Wli Falls
Wildlife & Nature