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Digya National Park

Digya National Park is found in the Ashanti region of Ghana bordered by Lake Volta in the east.  The borders of the park also stretch into Brong Ahafo region. Digya is the oldest protected area in Ghana gazetted as a reserve in 1900 and then a park in 1971.

Digya National Park is located on lowland peninsular the transition zone and has a range of land forms and vegetation including areas of tall grass open woodland, forested areas, riverine forest, perennial streams and small hilly outcrops. There are wetlands in the north, east and south. The vegetation in the park includes tall grass open woodland, forested areas, riverine forest, perennial streams and small hilly outcrops

Lake Volta is the largest man made lake in the world. Two arms of the Volta Lake, the Digya and Obosom rivers curve around the almost peninsular park in the north and south.

Wildlife

Some of the animals found in Digya National Park include elephants, buffalos, mona monkey, servals, duiker, leopards, waterbucks, jackals, genets, civet, olive baboon, pata monkeys, green monkeys, crocodiles, galagos, pottos, West African Manatees and bushbucks among others.

There are several species of birds in the park with more than 230 birds. Some of the birds include the African Reed Warbler, the Black-backed Cisticola, Verreaux's Eagle Owl and Sun Lark, Pale-fronted Negrofinch, African Barred Owlet and Thick-billed Cuckoo…to mention a few.

Location

The park has a north access from Atebubu. Go through Kwame Danso in the in the Brong Ahafo Region and through Donkorkrom in the Eastern Region. The Regional Wildlife Office is located at Atebubu where relatively good hotels and eating places may be found. Visitors to the Atebubu and Donkorkrom areas may also visit the local market to see the lively African version of Commerce.

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