Bui National Park
If there is one reserve noted for its hippopotamus population then it’s the Bui National Park. Located along the Black Volta River at the heart of the Brong Ahafo Region and covering a total area of 1,821
km2, Bui is the third largest protected park in Ghana.
Aside hippos you will find other exciting species such as the endangered black and white colobus monkey and a variety of other mammals such as antelopes, hartebeest, waterbuck, kob, bushbuck, war-hog and birds.
You should plan to spend a long time here because the park supports assortment of tourists’ activities such as canoeing, bird watching, camping, hiking, animals viewing among others. Go on a river tour to reach the place where you could see Hippos.
You can request for extensive camping and hiking trips which can easily be organized through rangers at Bui Camp.
Locate Bui National Park about 3 hours northwest of Kumasi. Find direct transport to Bui through Wenchi and Banda using Metro Mass Transit or trotro or drive straight there, the road network is quite good.