Upper West

A visual glance at what Upper West has to offer...

Welcome to the Upper West region of Ghana

The Upper West Region of Ghana in the country's northwest is known for its mountainous terrain, rolling hills, and savannah grasslands. It is the gateway to Ghana from Burkina Faso and a traditional crossroads for the Trans-Saharan trade routes. The capital city is Wa.

Visitors can expect to hear the local languages of Dagaare, Sisaali, Waali, Chakali and Birifor spoken around here. The Upper West region shares similar culture with the other Northern Regions of Ghana (Northern Region and Upper East).

Savour local delicacies heavily influenced by crops and livestock, including millet, sorghum, yam, and groundnuts. Some popular dishes include Tuo-zafi and rice balls that are served with a variety of soups and stews.

Explore historic sites such as the Larabanga Mosque, which is the oldest mosque in Ghana. If you are more into outdoors, add the Kintampo Waterfalls to your list. It may be interesting to visit Gbelle Game Reserve, located 17km south of Tumu, an important sanctuary for endangered species of wildlife such as hippos, elephants and bucks. Do you enjoy birdwatching? Then you will appreciate the habitat for indigenous and migratory birds.

The Upper West Region is waiting to show all its beauty!

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Selection of Places to See in Upper West