The Bia National Park covers a total area of 305.62km² and is located in the Western Region of Ghana and it is the only the Biosphere Reserve in the country. The park has Sixty-two species of mammals which include 10 primates amongst which are the Black and White Colobus, the Oilve Colobus, Red Colobus monkeys and chimpanzees. In this park you can also find The forest elephant and the highly threatened Bongo which is the largest forest Antelope.
These distinct animals have a unique white stripes running through their brown coats. There are also over 160 species of birds that have been recorded in the park which include the internationally endangered white-breasted guinea fowl.
As with any natural reserve, it is vital to practice responsible tourism and adhere to park rules and guidelines to minimize the impact on the fragile ecosystems.
Bia National Park is worth a visit if you want to come u close to experience the natural wildlife of Ghana. There are many tour operators who provide tours to this area so you will not be alone
About Bia National Park
- The park is part of the Upper Guinea Rainforest ecosystem, which is considered one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots. It is home to numerous rare and endangered species.
- Flora: The park features a dense tropical rainforest with a diverse range of plant life. You can find a mix of hardwood trees, such as mahogany, ebony, and odum, as well as various species of medicinal plants and colorful orchids.
- Fauna: Bia National Park is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. It provides habitat to various animal species, including forest elephants, bongo antelopes, primates like chimpanzees, colobus monkeys, and olive baboons. Additionally, there are various bird species, making it
How do you get to Bia National Park
The Bia National Park headquarter is in Kunkumso, which is in the Bia West District (New Debiso).
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