Depart for Wechiau Hippo Sanctuary in the Upper West Region of Ghana.
The Wechiau Hippo Sanctuary, a community protected area is located at the extreme north-western corner of the Upper West Region of Ghana. it consists of a 40-kilometres stretch down the length of the Black Volta River which forms the region’s western boundary with Burkina Faso. It is home to hippos, hedgehogs and many different types of lizards and reptiles. The sanctuary is an excellent place to see birds with over 200 species identified and new sights seen regularly. The sanctuary contains much more than just hippos. We are an excellent spot for bird watching, including woodland savannah, riverine and forest shore bird species. Trek through the many hiking trails, searching for monitor lizards, bats, hedgehogs, pythons, and even chameleons. This relatively undisturbed Lobi area has distinct architectural designs, interesting marriage systems and funeral rites. Spend the night in our Hippo Hide Tree House and experience one of the best dawn choruses (bird song) in all of Africa.
Enjoy packed lunch from the hotel (extra cost)
For the most culturally oriented immerse yourselves in a cultural tour Lobi household tour.
This offers you opportunity to visit Lobi compounds and learn about traditional practices and ways of life. Drink some Pito, the locally brewed alcoholic beverage with the headmen and hear stories or listen to xylophone music. Learn Lobi traditional belief system and Marriage processes
The best time to see hippos is in the dry seasons, usually November through June. June hrough August is a good time to see birds in all their colourful breeding plumage.
To get most out of your visit and experience all that the sanctuary has to offer, we recommend that your plans involve spending the night at one of our lodges. Morning and Evening River Cruises tend to give the best view of the hippos, birds and other wildlife. Afternoon can be spent trekking the trails, visiting local homes, and even relaxing in our Hippo Hide. It is high in the trees and an excellent spot for bird watching. Come, see and experience the wealth of wonders and activities Wechiau has to offer.
1500Hrs: Board your bus/vehicle and continue on a scenic drive through rustic villages dotted sparsely in the Sahelian landscape back to Mole
Overnight: 4* Eco Lodge in Mole National Park