Lake Bosumtwi

Lake Bosumtwi, a picturesque crater lake, is the largest fresh water lake in the country. Bosumtwi is sacred to the Ashanti people who believe their souls come here to bid farewell to their god. The gods forbid the use of conventional canoes and boats on the lake. As a result the residents still use their traditional planks as canoes and calabashes as paddles.

At Bosumtwi you can swim without fear of bilharzia, visit the fishing villages dotting the shore of the lake or go for a canoe ride on the lake.

Bosumtwi is located just 32 kilometres from Kumasi and makes an excellent day trip. It is also close to Bobiri Forest Reserve.