In the Central Region of Ghana one finds wonderful lush rainforests. Kakum National Park is 145sq mile preserve that was initiated not by the government but by the locals. The park protects some endangered species such as the Diana monkey, giant bongo antelope, yellow-backed duiker and African elephant. The park’s most unique feature is that it has […]
West of Accra in the city of Cape Coast there is an old slave castle. This fort was the starting point for many Africans’ long and brutal trip across the Atlantic to work in plantations in the Americas. It was originally built in the 1650s by the Swedes but as with many of the other […]
The Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary is named after the two villages that make the monkey’s safe haven possible. Legend has it that 150 years ago a spirit told a hunter from the village not to kill the monkeys in their forest. Locals now believe that if someone harms a monkey they could suffer from a calamity.
One of central Ghana’s most famous attractions is Kintampo Falls (formerly known as Sanders Falls during the colonial era). Located on the Pumpum River and less than a mile off the main highway, the waterfalls are the highest in Ghana with it’s largest and final stage dropping over 80 feet. One of the coolest features is […]
We’ve got some pretty impressive termite mounds in our region. They are more than simple “mounds” of dirt. They are cleverly constructed temperature-controlled environments that include elaborate ventilation and cooling systems, and specialized chambers that store food, contain fungal gardens, hold eggs, and house the egg-producing queen. God is a such a genius! Here’s a classic […]
This past week Mamprugu celebrated the Bugum Kyuu (Fire Festival). This annual event has a long (and controversial) history in the region. Each year the people come out at night with bundled straw torches which they light and run around town with. All the men who own guns come out and shoot their guns in to […]