If you’re looking forward to traveling to very attractive places in Ghana, here are the tourist sites in the Upper West Region and you could jump on one or two of these amazing places in Ghana.
So many of us ask, how many tourist sites are in Ghana? The answer to this question is large because there are hundreds of tourist sites in Ghana so you may have to make an annual plan to begin visiting them.
Now let’s look closely at the amazing attractive places in the Upper West Region and you can access these places at your convenience.
Tourist Sites In The Upper West Region
The Upper West Region which has Wa as its capital town is located in the north-western side of Ghana and is bordered by the Upper East Region, the Northern Region, and Burkina Faso. Tourist sites found in this region include:
1. The Wechiau Hippopotamus Sanctuary
The Wechiau Community Hippopotamus Sanctuary which is widely shortened among patrons as WCHS is home to a variety of distinct Hippopotamus species in the Upper West Region which tourists eager to see the animal can explore anytime.
The name hippopotamus means river horse as derived from other greek words. The Hippo Sanctuary is a unique community-based project, raised to protect and preserve the wildlife and the environment of a 40km stretch along the Black Volta River in the Upper West Region.
The river is home to one of the two remaining hippopotamus populations in Ghana and was created into a Sanctuary by local chiefs in 1999 for the general public and foreign tourists to visit when necessary.
Since its establishment, the project has had marked success in providing Ghanian and International tourists with a unique and unusual eco-travel experience at the northern corner of the country.
The whole of the Upper West Region has much to offer due to the huge diverse tourist sites and the opportunities available to become immersed in the local culture and activities.
2. The Gwollu Defence Wall
If you have heard of the slave trade from the shores of Ghana, there are lots of other things you need to learn about the inhumane treatment given to the then Gold Coasters by the British. One of such things is the Gwollu Defence Wall built for protection and has become one of the many remaining scars of the slave trade.
The Gwollu Defence Wall was built in the 19th century by Gwollu Koro Limann, as a defense against slave traders for the local residents of the town of Gwollu of that time near the Burkina Faso-Mali border.
Gwollu is 70 kilometers north of Wa, in the Upper West Region of Ghana and it is a community that is largely visited by tourists all year round.
Summary of Tourist Sites In Upper West Region
The Upper West Region is blessed with so many historical artifacts and places that will give you memory all year round. The ones mentioned in this article are just a few of the many.
Tourist sites in the Upper West Region are:
- The Wechiau Hippopotamus Sanctuary
- The Gwollu Defence Wall