Before its split in 2019, Brong Ahafo was often recognised as Ghana’s breadbasket as well as one of Ghana’s regions, known to tourists due to its extensive forest reserve and wildlife attractions. Visiting the region will keep you enthralled with its wildlife and cultural attractions. The Bono region, Ahafo region, and Bono East region together constitute the old Brong Ahafo region with Sunyani as its capital.
Today, we bring you a list of the top 10 tourist sites in the Brong Ahafo region of Ghana you must visit in your lifetime.
First on our list is the famous Kintampo Waterfalls, located on the Kumasi-Tamale highways. The water flows from the Pumpum River, a tributary of the Black Volta. The waterfall is one of the highest in Ghana, forming three steps before forming a pool on the ground. The falls attract a lot of tourists from all over the world due to their unique location. Because of it’s popularity that’s why we consider it to be the first on our list of the Top 10 Tourist Sites in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana.
Buabeng Fiema Monkey Sanctuary
The Buabeng Fiema Monkey Sanctuary, where monkeys are treated with the utmost respect, is the next place on our list. Because they are said to have some traditional significance to the community, the monkeys are never killed or injured. They care for the monkeys and perform funeral rites for these dead monkeys before finally laying them to rest in the cemetery that was specifically built for the sole purpose of keeping dead monkeys. Mona monkeys and black silky colobus monkeys are the species of primates that can be found in this area.
Bono Manso Slave Centre
A significant moment in Ghana’s history of the slave trade was the establishment of the Bono Manso Slave Market in the Brong Ahafo Region. It was the location from which slaves were transported from Salaga in the northern region of Ghana, graded or sorted out based on their strength and age, and sold to the Americas. Many people from the diaspora now use this market as a key location for learning about the slave trade and tracing its routes.
Tano Boase Sacred Grove/Monestry
The Tano Sacred Grove is a highly enjoyable site to visit due to its striking sandstone formations, as well as its interesting history and culture. The Akan god Taakora is believed to occupy the Tano River source within the grove, making it a sacred place. Learn more about the grove’s fascinating history and enjoy a panoramic view while on a guided tour.
Other notable tourist sites in the Brong-Ahafo Region of Ghana.
- Asumura White-Necked Rock fowl Conservation, Asumura-Akoradie
- Fuller Falls, Kintampo
- Mim Buo, Mim
- Digya National Park, Sene
- Buoyem Eco-Tourism, Techiman
- Nchiraa Waterfalls, Wenchi