Shai Hills Resource Reserve, Greater Accra

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Venture through a cultural and natural sanctuary at Shai Hills Resource Reserve, covered with coastal evergreen savannah and granite hills dotted by dry forests. Established in 1962, the government-protected reserve encompasses an area of 51 sq km (20 sq mi) and rests near Volta Lake, not far from the capital. Don your hiking boots to explore the surrounding archaeological sites and observe olive baboons, kobs, bushbucks, Senegalese parrots, cuckoos, and other species up close. Home to the Shai people until their expulsion by the British colonial army in 1873, the grounds retain many cultural traces scattered about. Find out how to plan Tema trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • Total waste of money, there were more baboons on the road outside. Couple of zebras, one of which looked very sick. Saw a few antelope from a long way away. Climbed to the supposed royal palace, waste...  more »
  • Pleasant scenery, nothing else. Six zebras kept in a large fenced compound. One lonely ostrich in another fenced area. Some baboons looking for lunch in the same way they do on the main road. Good vie...  more »
  • I had a great experience driving to the sites with my brother and a guide and hiking a little to the hill tops. Amazing views, beautiful animals and fresh air. It's unpolluted and very natural place a...  more »
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  • About an hour and a half from Accra (depending on the traffic) Shai Hills in Doryumu, in the Shai Osudoku District in the Greater Accra Region is a nice natural/game reserve with a variety of animals. You can spend a few hours driving and walking around including hiking to a nearby mountain passing an interesting cave/pass with ladders to the top. A nice Saturday morning activity.
  • A great place to visit for the landscape alone and close to Accra. While widlife is not abundant, still worth the effort.
  • Beautiful scenery. The atmosphere is refreshing. Great place to relax and enjoy wildlife.
  • Good for hiking but not much animals in there.
  • A cool atmosphere with lots of wildlife in a natural setting
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