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A Historical Site : Lake Bosomtwe is Ghana’s only natural lake and also one of the few meteorite cratere lakes in the whole world which makes it a very special place. It is set in the Ashanti region a little less than 40 km South East of Kumasi, the second largest city in Ghana. It takes about one hour and a half to get here from Kumasi.
The lake is considered to be sacred and a deity to the local people, its name Bosomtwe means the Spirit of the Antelope. One of the prominent taboos that you can observe in the area is that it is forbidden to use the typical dugout canoe to fish in the lake so you will see that the local fishermen use a large plank called the padua ( which in Twi, means the water horse :)
There are 24 communities surrounding the lake that used to primarily subsist on fishing but have combined over the time with cocoa plantation, farming and animal rearing due to the dropping fish stalks in the lake. This has had the unfortunate consequence of contributing to increasing deforestation and erosion around the lake. It still remains very lush green and beautiful to this day.
A UNESCO-registered Biosphere : Thanks to the tideous work of some conservationnists and ecologists, Lake Bosomtwe became registered by the UNESCO in 2018 as a Biosphere, a natural worldwide heritage worthy to be preserved. The Lake basin has a unique flora and fauna biodiversity with a combination of a rainforest and a wetland eco-system, making it a perfect habitat for the multitude resident and migrating birds.
The Buffer Zone : this is a very important belt surrounding the entire Lake from the water up to 100 feet inland which must NOT be developped in order to protect the Lake from pollution, erosion and destruction of the forest and birds'habitat. As authentic environmentalists, we happily located the Green Ranch up the hillside from Lake Bosomtwe giving us some amazing advantages overlooking the lake on top of protecting it. Hence the top-of-the-top advantage is the spectacular view ; the next one is that we are not troubled by mosquitoes on the hilltop.
GPS coordinates : 6.518798, -1.440488
Coming from all Southbound places does NOT require passing through Kumasi, whether by car or public transport. Should you need any road information such as shortcuts, name of bus or trotro stations or simply telephone numbers of reliable taxi and moto drivers, feel free to contact us.