The Upper East Region of Ghana has a population of just over a million people and covers 7.8% of Ghana’s land mass, so its pretty small. The capital of the region is Bolgatanga, sometimes referred to as Bolga.
Where the Upper West Region is located in Ghana
Some things to do and see in the Upper West Region
The local villages have distinctive building styles that have evolved through the generations, and adapt so well to the lifestyle of the people and local conditions, provide a distinct contrast to those in other parts of Ghana.
Paga Crocodile Pond also known as Zenga Crocodile Pond is inhabited by West African crocodiles and considered to be the friendliest crocodiles in the world as tourists are able to pet the reptiles. However, if you are planning on doing this please take direction from the guide. The crocodiles are friendly as they are well looked after , it has become popular among tourists and the pond is now reliant on tourism to ensure the population of crocodiles remain fed and healthy.
Experience the ghostly whistling and drumming Tongo Rocks at Pwalugu and Chiana, the Awologo-Tango at Bongo, the wall decoration at Tilli and the Naa Gbewaa Shrine. Also worth a visit is the Sandema in Builsa where Builsa warriors captured and killed the slave raiders Samori and Babatu to mark the end of the slave trade in northern Ghana.
For animal lovers who want to see more wild life then the Gbelle Game Reserve, the Sombo Bat Sanctuary and the Nasaga Game Reserve are also available.