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Tourist Sites In Eastern Region

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There are great and interesting places of Tourist Site In Eastern Region. The Region is located in south Ghana and is one of the sixteen administrative regions of Ghana. Eastern region is bordered to the east by the Lake Volta, to the north by Bono East Region and Ashanti region, to the west by Ashanti region, to the south by Central region and Greater Accra Region.

The region is dominated by Lake Volta, one of the world’s largest man-made lakes, and the Akosombo Dam, source of much of Ghana’s hydroelectric power. eastern region has a rich dramatic landcsape with lots of interesting tourists sites. Below are tourists sites in eastern region.

Aburi Botanical Gardens

Aburi is 30 Km North of Accra on the Akuapem hills at 1200 feet elevation. In colonial times, it was used at a retreat for official visitors and others who needed to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city. The town has comfortable weather similar to that of the fall in the northeastern part of the United States, the coast of France or Germany during the summer time.The botanic Garden attracts people from all over Ghana, as well as many foreign visitors.

Tourist Sites In Eastern Region

Boti Falls

Boti falls is a twin waterfall located at Boti in the Eastern Region of Ghana in the Yilo Krobo district. These twin falls are referred to as female and male. It has a total height of 30 metres (98 ft)

Umbrella Rock

The Umbrella Rock is a rock found at the site of the Boti Falls in Yilo Krobo District in the Eastern region of Ghana. Its size is well okay to shelter up to about 12 to 15 people at once.

Even though the pivot on which the top rock lies on might seem small, it is very strong and have not been able to pull and/or push down with manpower. Yearly, many Tourists make it to the Boti Falls to have a feel of nature, without leaving the umbrella rock from sight.

The Big Tree At Ada

The big tree is one of the prominent, astonishing and outstanding tourist attractions in the Birim Central and for that matter Ghana in the eastern region. The tree is believed to be the biggest in West Africa with a diameter of 3.22 meters at 1.37 meters, 2.72 meters at 3.1 meters, making 12 meters in circumference and 66.5-90 meters tall. It also has a girth of 10.11 meters at 1.4 meters and 8.63 meters at 3.1 meters.

The Bead Factory

The Eastern Region is known for its bead-making. Beads play an important role in West African life. They are worn to signify special occasions, wealth, and status. They indicate stages in life, such as motherhood or mourning; and they become a symbol of office for chiefs, traditional priests, and other figures in the community.

Beads were used in the barter for slaves, ivory, palm oil and gold in previous centuries. Some beads are imbued with special powers and some tribes believe their ancestors sprang from beads. Females in Ghana also wear beads around their waists.

In Ghana, beads are made from recycled glass, brass, bauxite, shells and seeds.

The Tetteh Quarshie Cocoa Farm

The first cocoa farm in the country was established in Mampong Akwapim, from seeds first brought from Fernando Po Island by the Legendary Tetteh Quarshie. From this small beginning grew our major cocoa industry.

It is believed that a few of the original first trees planted by Tetteh Quarshie can still be found on the farm in Mampong Akuapem.

Akosombo Dam

The Akosombo Dam – also known as the Volta Dam – is on the Volta River in south east Ghana. At 124m tall and 660m long, the structure holds back the waters of Lake Volta – the largest man-made lake in the world by surface area. The Lake Volta reservoir covers a third of Ghana’s land area – a total of 8,502km². With a capacity of 148km³, the 400km-long.

Lake Volta is also the third-largest artificial lake in the world by volume. The structure was built between 1961 and 1965 and completed a month ahead of schedule.

Tourist Sites In Eastern Region

Dodi Island

Dodi Island is an island in Ghana located 5 kilometres off the shore of Lake Volta. It is a tourist destination and a land place for the cruise ship, Dodi Princess.

Akaa Waterfalls

Akaa Falls is a fantastic natural waterfall located near the Akyeremateng village in the Akuapem North District in the Eastern Region, 7 km from Boti Falls and also seasonal in nature. Akaa falls take sources from the Boti river, the very river from which the Boti Falls takes its source.

Akaa falls is accessed via a scenic 250 concrete steps to the bottom, where a canyon of water can fall around you from 3 sides if the flow is good. Rocks are nearby attraction that you may visit when at the falls. After climbing a somewhat frightening bamboo ladder, you arrive on top of a large flat rock that looks out over an amazing forest vista. 

Akaa falls is also home to rich vegetation and an amazing waterbody on a cliff. The environment Akaa is located is also a prominent tourist destination.

Tourist Sites In Eastern Region


The eastern region is one of the best regions in Ghana with interesting tourist site for fun and educative trips with rich history.

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