The villages of the Brong Ahafo Region are of great interests to tourists throughout the year. Traditional farming methods are found side by side with more modern land management techniques, while the freindliness and hospitality of the people reflect the basic cultural attraction of Ghana. Of particular interest throughout many villages will be the traditional healers, who use herbal medicines to cure a wide variety of ailments.
Largely unspoilt by industrial development, the region is one of the most attractive in Ghana. The indigenous people of the region have been farmers for generations, benefiting from their longer than average rainfall season, and the busy markets in the small towns and villages display the colourful results of their husbandry, as well as local pottery, weaving and other attractive and useful crafts and artifacts.
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 monastary of Tuobodom.
Visitors are more than welcome in many of our traditional villages, and enjoy visiting agriculture fairs and local festivals. Guided visits to the local cocoa farms and lumber factories can be arranged by ourselves via the regional office of the Ghana Tourist board.
Attractions & Excursions
These beautiful falls are hidden awayin the lush picturesque woods, close to the Kumasi to Kintampo highway.
Boaberg – Fiema 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 the sun dappled trails are regularly rewarded with sightings of tropical birds and butterflies amongst the beautiful, indiginous flowers and trees.
Traditional cloth making at Boama
20km from Techiman, the village of Nsuta is famous for the production of Kyenkyen, a local folk weave cloth.
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 Afaho and a visit to the port of Yeji makes a pleasant excursion. Local fishermen land their catch here and it is a regular stop off for boats from Akosombo.