Ghanaian Cities

Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region





Bolgatanga also known as Bolga, is uniquely sandwiched because Burkina Faso and Togo. Bolga is the capital of the Upper East Region of Ghana.
Bolga lies in the Red Volta River Valley (which serves as a major migration route of elephants), with the White Volta River and the cliffs of the Gambaga Escarpment to the south of the city forming the southern boundary of the Upper East region.

Bolgatanga and its surrounding villages also comprise the largest producers of leather works, straw baskets and smocks in the country. The artists sell their works at the Bolgatanga Market. There is also a museum in the town which houses objects of historical importance of the region

25 miles from Bolgatanga, along the Burkina Faso border, is Paga, home to the sacred crocodile ponds. The crocodiles roam freely throughout the ponds and it is unthinkable that anyone should harm them.




Mud House in Upper East Region


A colourful mud house in Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region of Ghana. The are modern buildings too.

Straw Baskets in the Upper East Region


Bolgatanga in noted for naturally crafted straw baskets, hats and fans, indigenous attire called Fugu

Paga Crocodile Pond


Paga Ghana - home to friendly crocodiles in Ghana and it's believed souls of the royal family reside in them




Home Page     Ghanaian Cities      Ghana Chat Room