Saturday, February 4, 2023
Saturday, February 4, 2023

Bia National Park, the world second largest virgin forest

Bia National Park is a national park located in the northern part of the Western North Region of Ghana. It is situated in the Bia West District, with its headquarters at Kunkumso (New Debiso).

The park is 306km2 in size. The northern part of the park is a national park and the southern part of the park is a Resource Reserve.

The distance from Kumasi (Kejetia) to the Park is approximately 260km, while that of Takoradi is a 400km drive to the Park.


The Park is a lush green tropical rain forest in the Western North of Ghana with many charismatic animal species which is ideal for eco-tourism. The vegetation is a Moist semi-deciduous to the north of the park and Wet Evergreen to the South of the Park.

The animal species in the park include Chimpanzees, Elephants, Mona Monkeys, White and Black Colobus monkeys, Bongo, Black Duiker, pangolin, Bush Buck, Red River Hog, and many more. There are about 42 butterfly species in the park.

There are over 60 bird species in the Park. There are also about 115 plant species including; Sapele, mahogany, Odum, Wawa, and many more.


The reserve is home to a sacred Area called Apaaso Sacred Area and serves as a focus for many tourists.

There is a five-bedroom guest house facility located at the park. BIA National Park is the second virgin forest in the world.

Why not take a tour of Bia National Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.



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