It also has a 563 square kilometre biosphere reserve. It has some of Ghana’s last remaining pieces of extraordinarily unspoiled woods, together with the entire variety of fauna. In this national park, you can find some of the tallest trees still existing in West Africa.
The Bia resource reserve covers the final portion of the southern land.
The reserve, which is at the meeting point of a semi-deciduous tropical forest and a moist evergreen forest, covers much of the drainage for the Bia river. In 1935, Bia was designated as a wilderness area, and in 1974 it was designated as a national park.
The Exotic Wildlife
The park is home to 10 different species of primate and sixty-two other kinds of animals. Among the creatures you can see in the park are colobus, buffalo, the forest elephant, bongo, bushbuck, mangabey, chimpanzees, and more.
This ecosystem is home to more than a hundred and sixty different bird species, including hawks, eagles, bulbuls, flycatchers, the black-collared lovebird, and the imperilled white-breasted guinea fowl. The park is the only known habitat of the recently found lizard species Agama Sylvanus.
Additionally, there are roughly 115 different plant species, including Sapele, mahogany, Odum, Wawa, and many others.
The Apaaso Sacred Area, which is located in the reserve, is revered by many travellers.
How To Get There
West of Takoradi, in the recently established Western North Region, is where you may find the Bia National Park. From Tarkwa-Sefwi and Kumasi, respectively, the park is reachable by road via the Bibiani and Wiawso roads.
The lengthy dry season, which lasts from November to April, is the greatest time to see wildlife even though the park is open all year.
Roads can get slick during the wet months of May through June and September through October, as well as the cold.
While there are additional lodging options like Bia Guest House and Essem Debiso, camping is only permitted in the park’s authorised camping areas.
If you choose to go on a private Ghana Safari trip, tourists are advised to bring appropriate long-sleeved clothing, and a cap.