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Unspoilt Neck of Land

Located in the transition zone of Ghana covering 3,473 km2 Digya National Park has a range of landforms and vegetation including areas of tall grass open woodland, forested areas, riverine forest, perennial streams and small hilly outcrops. The eastern side of the park is bounded by the vast Volta Lake, the largest manmade lake in the world.

Two arms of the Volta Lake, the Sene and Obosom rivers curve around the almost peninsular park in the north and south. Digya is the oldest protected area in Ghana, created in 1900 and designated as a National Park in 1971. The park harbours 34 mammals, 214 birds, 26 herptiles and 92 vascular plants species.

The Digya National Park was gazatted in 1971 and covers an area of 3,478 km2 of undulating terrain with sandstone inselbergs. It is situated on the western shores of the Volta Lake. Guinea savanna woodland predominates with gallery forest along the major lines.

The Park supports at least six primate species including black and white colobus, elephants and a variety of antelopes. Manatee and clawless otter are also reported to be present in the Park.