Brong Ahafo is the greatest agricultural region in Ghana, and is often recognised as the breadbasket of its residents. Apart from its extensive forests reserve and cocoa plantations, it has a large acreage of food crops.
The villages of Brong Ahafo are of great interest to tourists throughout the year. Traditional farming methods are found side by side with more modern land management, while the friendliness and sense of hospitality of the people reflect the basic cultural attraction of Ghana. Of particular interest in many villages will be the traditional healers who use herbal medicines to cure a wide variety of ailments.
The main towns in the region are Sunyani, the regional capital, and Techiman, legendary birthplace of the Akan people. Close to Techiman is the famous Catholic monastery of Tuobodom. Visitors are welcome in many of the traditional villages to visit and enjoy agricultural fairs and local festivals. Visits to cocoa farms and lumber factories can be arranged by the regional office of the Ghana Tourist Board.
A selection of welcoming hotels and restaurants will be found in the main towns of the region.
Attractions & Excursions in Brong Ahafo Region
These beautiful falls are hidden away in the woods close to the Kumasi/Kintampo highway.
The Centre of Ghana
The geographical centre of Ghana is a tourist spot pinpointed close by in Kintampo town.
Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary
22km north of Nkoranza, and home to many families of Colobus and Mona monkeys, which are held sacred by the local people. Visitors taking the forest walks, along shaded trails, are rewarded with sightings of many birds, butterflies and indigenous flowers and trees.
Traditional cloth making at Boama
20km from Techiman, the village of Nsuta is famous for the production of Kyenkyen, a local cloth produced from the bark of trees.
The Heritage of Brong Ahafo
The history and culture of Brong Ahafo comes alive if you visit the Hani archeological site 50km from Wenchi, inhabited by the Benghos about 1200 BC, and the Kwaku Fri shrine at Nwoase 6km from Wenchi. This shrine is only accessible to visitors on Wednesdays and Sundays.
Lake Volta flows along the eastern edge of Brong Ahafo and a visit to the port of Yeji makes a pleasant excursion. Local fishermen land their catch here and the boats from Akosombo stop off here.