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Tourism and Hospitality


Even though tourism has become one of the main sources of income and employment generation sectors in the country, the Assembly is yet to tap the existing potentials. There are a number of tourist sites that have the potential of rivaling some of the well-known tourist sites in the country. Though largely undeveloped, these sites hold the key to the area’s development if steps are taken to explore the large potential they present. Nkwanta South District possesses a wide range of naturally attractive features. These attractions include the Kyabobo Range National Park, Mountains, Waterfalls, Wildlife, and other natural features.

The Kyabobo Range National Park is particularly noted for foot safaris. The two “breast-mountains” viewed from the Nkwanta Township is a welcome signal to the park. On top of these mountains, a panoramic view of the underlying plains, villages and the Volta Lake offer the climbers a unique impression of the natural beauty of the park and other parts of Ghana. There are also in the park, camping sites to suit the taste of lovers of nature and eco-tourism.

The Laboun Waterfall situated in the Kyabobo Park is about 30 metres high. There is the upper fall and the lower fall and the accompanying singing of birds, shrills of monkeys and cries of animals and the forest canopy give tourists a wonderful sense of satisfaction.

The “Hanging Village” situated a few kilometers east of Nkwanta and so called because of its architectural design. The houses are built in a sort of layers into the mountain making them look as though they are hanging.


Crowned by Mount Kyabobo, the second highest peak in Ghana, at 873 meters, Kyabobo National Park is one of Ghana’s preserved national parks. The park is part of a larger ecosystem with the Fazao-Malfacassa National Park in Togo.

The name “Kyabobo” comes from the local word in Achode, meaning “to go around”, describing the patience and efforts needed to access the peaks. Kyabobo has a unique set of ecosystems unlike any other wilderness in the country. The southern part of the park has steep hills with beautiful views in every direction. The 222 km2 park is home to 51 species of mammals, including the endangered elephant, bongo, buffalo and kob, as well as 235 birds, 33 reptiles and 26 amphibians. It is one of the best places in Ghana for rock climbing and mountain biking.