Ankasa National Park
Travel to Ankasa National Park – Greatest Diversity of Wildlife in Ghana
Located in the south west corner of the country near the border the Ivory Coast, the Ankasa National Park was established in 1976 and covers an area of 490 square kilometres incorporating the Nini-Suhien National Park. The park was only opened to the general public in 2000.
Mammals within the park include forest elephants, bongo antelopes, duiker, leopard, civet cat, chimpanzees and monkeys. Birdlife is abundant. Ankasa is home to virgin evergreen rain forest with exceptional botanical species. The Ankasa, Nini and Suhien Rivers all pass through the park and are known for their rapids and waterfalls. The park has the greatest diversity of wildlife in any of Ghana’s National Parks.
Informative guided tours of the park are available along well-marked trails. A visitor centre and restaurant is located at the park gate. The park has a basic campsite with running water, toilets and shelter. The park entrance is 6 km north of the main coastal highway on a rough dirt road. The best way to reach it is by tro-tros to the nearest town of Aiyanasi, then taxi into the park.
- Abundant birdlife can be found in the park.
- Chance to come face to face with a forest elephant – beware!
- Exceptional range of botanical species.