The Upper East Region of Ghana is one of the most stunning and historically significant regions in the nation, having a wide variety of cultural and natural landmarks. If you plan to vacation in the region, below are the top 10 Tourist Sites in the Upper East region.
- Paga Crocodile Pond
The locals believe the crocodiles are connected to their ancestors’ spirits, hence the crocodile pond. Crocodiles only die naturally and not by a human. They are friendly to humans making the pond a place to visit.
- Navrongo Cathedral
The church is the oldest in Ghana and was built with mud. People who visit one of the country’s oldest churches aren’t all there to worship. Many of them are visitors who have come to see that old work of art.
- Bolgatanga Market
During the farming season, you will find many agricultural products. The most popular product at the Bolgatanga market is straw woven baskets called Bolga Baskets. Aside from those two items, the Bolgatanga Market sells various other products.
- Tongo Hills And Tenzug Shrines
The Tongo community’s festivals, the Tenzug Shrine, and the whispering rocks are all major visitor attractions.
- Tongo Hills
Tongo Hills is a group of mountains located south of Tongo, forming a U-shaped valley. The hills are a beautiful combination of natural and rich culture, with shrines believed to possess sacred powers.
- Pikworo Slave Camp
Pikworo (Rock of fear) was a slave camp used as a transit point for enslaved people. The enslaved people’s feet and hands were believed to have been hammered on the ground in wrath, which the enslavers were said to have relished as music.
- Naa Gbewaa’s Shrine
This ancient shrine honors Naa Gbewaa, the founder of the Mole-Dagbon clan in the 13th century.
- Nalerigu Defense Wall
The old defense wall was built in the mid-1700s by the Mamprusi king, Najeringa. The defense wall was intended to fortify Nalerigu due to the civil war. The wall was also a defense mechanism against hyenas and slave raiders.
- Kulungugu Bomb Site
The exact location where there was a failed assassination attempt on Ghana’s First President, Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah.
- Tono Irrigation Dam
Tono Dam is one of the largest agricultural dams in western Africa, located in the Kassena-Nankana District of Upper East Region, northern Ghana.
Ghana has something for everyone, whether you’re seeking history, culture, or a good time. We recommend checking our top ten list if you still need help with where to go. We hope it will assist you in planning your next holiday.