Bui National Park in Ghana
Bui National Park is the third largest Wildlife Protected Area in western Ghana and it was established in 1971. This park is bisected by Back volta and it’s very close to Cote d’Ivoire border. One key feature the park is known for is the large population of Hippopotamus that resides in the Black Volta river and they are mostly seen during the dry season. There are three species of crocodile in the river at the Bui gorge.
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The vegetation at the park is made up of mostly the wooded savannah (the northern parts of Ghana are predominantly wooded savannah) in the Brong Ahafo and Northern Region of Ghana. Some other animals seen are the endangered black and white colobus monkey and a different of antelopes and birds, elephant, roan antelope, hartebeest, water duck, kob, bush buck, Warthog, duiker, olive baboon, monkeys and reptiles are also present in Biu national park.
Caves which serve as home to bats, waterfalls, riverine vegetation, series of mountains and hills, the river flows through the Bui Gorge . The major tourist activities at the park are game viewing, bird-watching, canoe safaris, hiking/ nature walk, mountain climbing, swimming. The best time to see these bat are in the evening when the sun sets at the bosom over the mountains of Bui.
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It is an haven to relax and watch untouched nature.