Upper West Region Tourist Sites

Gbelle Game Reserve

17 km south of Tumu, the reserve (565 km2) is a sanctuary for indigenous wildlife, particularly its large herds of Roan Antelope, and is part of Ghana’s conservation programme.

Gbelle Game Reserve, Ghana

Wa Naa’s Palace

The 19th century palace with its distinctive architecture is the official residence of the Wa Naa, traditional chief of the Walas. In front of the palace are graves of previous Wa Naa’s.

Gbollu Defence Wall

Gbollu, 70 km north of Wa, was part of the Slave Route. In the 19th century Gbollu Koro Liman built the wall as part of its defense against the slavers.

George Ferguson’s Tomb

George Ekem Ferguson was a Ghanaian colonial agent who was instrumental in convincing local chiefs to sign treaties of friendship with the British. He was later (1897) killed by slave raiders, but his tomb is preserved in Wa.

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