Brong Ahafo, Ghana’s central region, is home to a diverse range of ethnic groups, natural elements, ancient cultural practices, tourist attractions, opportunities for investment in all areas of the economy, particularly tourism, and a welcoming and warm-hearted population eager to welcome you and make your stay in Brong Ahafo a captivating one.
Sunyani, the capital of the Brong Ahafo Region, is connected to Accra via a first-class road that takes around seven hours to travel at a reasonable speed. You can then start your journey from Sunyani, which will take you to the key tourist attractions in Brong Ahafo.
Stick and stay with us as we go through the tourist attraction sites you can find in the region.
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Tourist Attraction Sites In Brong Ahafo Region
Brong Ahafo Region is blessed with many tourist attraction sites and below are some of them.
Kintampo Falls is one of Ghana’s highest waterfalls, located in Bono East. It is positioned on the Pumpum river, a tributary of the Black Volta, some 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) north of Kintampo municipality, on the Kumasi–Tamale route, and was previously known as Sanders Falls. When traveling north, it’s shortly after the Falls Rest Stop on the right side of the road. This waterfall is concealed in the forest and is made up of three main drops, the tallest of which is 25 meters (82 feet) tall, and the river falls roughly 70 meters(230 ft) following a series of stairs and cascades.
Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Wildlife Sanctuary
The Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the twin settlements of Boaben and Fiema, 22 kilometers from the Nkoranza North District of Ghana’s Bono East region. The 4.4-square-kilometer forest, which is said to have been built in the 1970s, is home to a variety of trees, birds, reptiles, deer, and monkeys, including the Geoffrey’s Pied Colobus and Campbell Mona monkeys.
It is home to approximately 700 monkeys. The village is a mixed-race society that includes monkeys and humans. The villagers in the village always leave food for the animals around their homes. Humans are considered their own by the monkeys.
Traditional rules in the area provide protection to the monkeys in the sanctuary.
The Heritage of Brong Ahafo
The Hani Archaeological site, 50 kilometers from Wenchi, was occupied by the Benghos around 1200 BC, and the Kwaku Fri shrine, 6 kilometers from Wenchi, bring the history and culture of Brong Ahafo to life. Wednesdays and Sundays are the only days when the shrine is open to the public.
Lake Volta runs along the eastern side of Brong Ahafo, and a trip to Yeji’s harbor is a must. Local fishermen land their catch here, while the Akosombo-bound boat makes a pit stop.
Traditional Cloth Making at Boama
Nsuta, a village 20 kilometers from Techiman, is known for its manufacturing of Kyenkyen, a native folk weave textile. There a type of coarse jute-like cloth referred to as “” Kyenkyen”” which is made from the bark of a tree by the same name. It is intriguing to watch the cloth-making process of this special fabric that was worn in ancient times, long before the introduction of machine-made textiles.
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