Ankasa Conservation Area

Ankasa Reserve and Nini-Suhien National Park are linked wildlife protected areas in the wet evergreen high forest zone, and have been designated as an International Biosphere Reserve. Over 671 plant species have been identified in this incredibly ecologically diverse region. Ankasa is an important birding area, with parrots, hornbills, and the white-fronted guinea fowl. It also hosts 43 mammal species, including forest elephants, wild felines, endangered West African chimpanzees, eight other primate species, and antelopes.

In the 490 sq. km rainforest, there are nature trails, waterfalls, a visitor’s centre, and tourist camps with bathrooms, showers, running water, fireplaces and facilties for self-catering, as well as a 34-bed group facility.

Ankasa is 120km (about 1 hour west) from Takoradi and 5km from the bordertown of Elubo (northwest of Esiama) on the Takoradi-Cote D’Ivoire highway. It can also be reached through Tarkwa from Kumasi. Ankasa is close to Axim, Busua, and Cape Three Points.

For more information contact Ghana’s Wildlife Division in Accra.