Today’s blog post is about some amazing tourist sites in Eastern region, Ghana. Ghana is a great travel destination. As you might know, team Moon&Star promotes more of Ghana than only our region and guest house. We love Ghana and when you come to Ghana we want to share our love and knowledge so that you’ll have the best Ghana experience possible!
Lately we have been focussing on off-the-beaten-path destinations in Ghana. Did you read our blog post about Kwahu mountains? We see that most travelers find their way to the main tourist sites and places like Ada, Busua and Mole NP. But Ghana is so much more!
Ras Asante is taking us to the tourist sites in Eastern region around Begoro
We do it for the love, the fun, and for the pictures with friends. But the district can do better for the benefit of the Fanteakwa community and it’s visitors.
Visiting and sharing the pictures of undiscovered places in the Eastern region and beyond is our passion.
Begoro is approximetely 3 hours from Accra and 4 hours from Kumasi and a forty-minute drive from Koforidua. There is no direct transport to Begoro if one is travelling with public transport. But you van alight at OSIEM and board a car to Begoro from there. The last part of the journey will take less than 30 minutes.
Let’s tour Fanteakwa district
On your way from Accra or Kumasi, one can make a reststop at Linda D’Or restaurant at Bunso roundabout for some food, snacks and drinks. There are no restaurants in Begoro but one can arrange for a food order from individual cooks or visit a chop bar(local restaurant).
At Bunso Eco park you can opt for the following activities;
- Canopy Walkway – 15 GHS
- Nature tour – 20 GHS
- Horse ride – 10 GHS
- Zip line – 10 GHS
Friday is market day at Begoro, Eastern region
To experience the District market, one should visit on Friday. Check into a guest room at Begoro and let’s do a day hike. For example to Begoro waterfall, Nkankama Osubin waterfall and Mount Sekunne.
This district in Ghana has many off the beaten track waterfalls
Our neighboring districts also have off-the-beaten-track locations like Koforidua Obotabiri Mountain hike, Ananse gardens, Okomfo Anokye Awukugua Hub, Asenema waterfall, and Akaa waterfall. At some of the waterfalls, it’s possible to swim as well.
Guest houses in the Fanteakwa district
We recommend two standard guest houses for your lodging;
- Valley view guest house – 150 GHS per night
- Kantanfranca guest house – 100 GHS per night
Mount Sekunne hike at Begoro
Mount Sekunne is a 1 hour and 20 minute walk away from Begoro town. Aside the spectacular view and cool breeze experience, clean water from the rocks makes it a good place to pitch a camp tent.
Nkankama Osubin waterfall
Osubin waterfall is less than 20 minutes drive away from the main town Begoro. After alighting at Nkankama, one has to walk for 15 minutes to the Osubin waterfall. At this waterfall one can swim.
To get to this waterfall one only has to walk about 20 minutes from Begoro town. Swimming is also possible at this waterfall.
During dry season a lot of waterfalls dry up in Ghana
The waterlevels of the falls in the Eastern regions are most from May till September. Some of the falls are flowing a bit in dry season, but during the whole year the environment has amazing tourist sites to offer. Just check out the pics below of the area around the Akaa falls.
Interest in seeing the amazing tourist attractions in this part of Eastern region?
Ras Asante is your go-to guide! You can contact him via Whatsapp on 050 10 96 106 or check his Facebook page; Zion tour. As Ras Asante already wrote, he is guiding people through his beloved area for the love and fun. But he is making a huge effort to stimulate tourism to this area. So please when you go and you enjoyed your tour, please donate to your ability so that he can invest more in equipment and a website.