Lake Bosumtwi
Lake Bosumtwi
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CTS TOURS
Accra, Ghana147 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Business
The only natural lake located in the Ashanti region of Ghana. It's existence can be traces to about 360 years.
With its natural existence about 30 towns developed around it, however 8 got swam up by the lake, 22 still in existence. No other natural river flows into this lake neither does it have any flow into another river. The only fish that has survived over time in this lake is tilapia. The river is considered naturally clean. Test conducted by research Fellows every 3 months has proven so.
The aborigins are hospitable and hard working people mostly fishermen and farmers. Unfortunately the road that leads to this wonderful nature provided lake is nothing to write home about. Like many others it requires some investment to make it a profitable place for both government and the people at large.
Written 16 April 2024
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Anita
Accra, Ghana18 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
For history as well as planet lovers this is your thing. A law created by a crater . Can’t can more magnificent than late . You get see the local lives of people as well as some hospitality establishment but I think tourism authority can do for the place than what is there currently .
Written 13 March 2024
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Amos A
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
We were happy to visit lake Bosomtwe, it's very attractive, the boat cruise was fun we enjoyed the swimming part also. But we weren't happy with what happened at the gate at the entrance of Abono village.
We had already made enquiries before setting of to see the lake meanwhile we couldn't reach any personnel via phone. We saw on the web that at the entrance of Abono village there is a gate where you have to pay GHC 20 per 'CAR' and receive a ticket issued by the Ghana Tourism Authority so we drew a budget for that. But unfortunately we got there at the entrance with our VIP bus and were charged Ghc20 per 'PERSON' which was unappealing.
We weren't happy with that, were about 50 in the Bus so just imagine the amount of money they took from us..we called it a deceit coz it wasn't right from them I tried calling GTA for clarification and verification but couldn't reach them. We were all unhappy until we got to see and had a feel of the lake......we really enjoyed it but we're still unhappy with what happened at the entrance of Abono village, You can access the lake from surrounding communities aside Abono, I'll recommend Lake Bosomtwe to everyone but not through Abono village!! Have fun 😁
Written 26 December 2023
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audlebongle
Kampala, Uganda13 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
A long drive from Kumasi - it would be ok if you ended up at a place with great amenities, but that's not the case with this location. It has great potential but is totally underdeveloped.
Written 8 September 2023
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Laura Almodovar
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
We asked in advance for a driver in our hotel in Kumasi to take us to the Lake, but we also saw people arriving by taxi. We payed 600GHC for a day, but one morning is more than enough. Half of the route is in unpaved road, so it gets bumpy in a normal car. It takes an hour and half to each side, more or less. We stopped in the top of the mountain and seeing the lake there was really worth it.

Because we saw some reviews we've tried to avoid Abono village, but he couldn't. We strongly advise you to do that. However the only solution that we can suggest is to talk in advance with a resort near the lake, like Green Ranch, and see if you can have lunch there or book a horse ride. This is what we would have done if we knew better.

At the entrance of Abono village there is a gate and you have to pay 20 GHC per car and you receive a ticket issued by the Ghana Tourism Authority.

We arrived in the village and our car was instantly surrounded by locals. When we got out of the car, they started pushing us to follow these random people without explaining why or where. I suspected that they wanted to send us to the boats, so I asked, and I was right. We already knew about the boat trip scam, so we firmly said no (they insisted another times). We learned there, listening to them explaining to our driver, that they take you for a 15 minutes boat trip and in the middle they ask for 150GHC for person.

After we said no to the boat trip, they send us to the reception office: a small room with some chairs, one desk and some information on walls. We had to listen to a 3 minutes explanation from the "boss" about the lake, the same that is on the internet, and were asked to pay 70GHC each person (because we are not nationals) and write our names in a book.

We left the room, and they presented us to our guide there - a young man that was very nice and more informative than his boss. He had two other guys following him that said nothing. Of course, at the end, this guide also asked for more money for him and "the boys". He showed us the shore, we walked a little bit in the path that we were "allowed", not even 10 minutes and decided to come back for the car. The place is very dirty, without place for you to stop, rest or just enjoy.

We are not naive and understand why the local people feel that the tourists are their golden ticket. But actually it is very sad because this place has the potential to be very nice, peaceful and even give some money to the local community. But the way is being managed makes you very uncomfortable there, always waiting for being asked more money for no reason. I would prefer to pay more for the entrance but not being bothered and knowing that the money is used to develop the community, create a decent museum, clean the trash, put some picnic tables. I think that if there was a coffee shop with some drinks and foods and a souvenir shop, people would spend more money there and a lot more willingly.

So, we didn't regret getting to see the lake, but we would not recommend at all this experience in Abono, and we went already prepared for this possibility.
Written 3 July 2023
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Clive L
Accra, Ghana9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
We stay in the Wildwin resort and we had read a lot of reviews about being hassled and the road being dangerous.
I advice you don't go in a taxi, an SUV has no problems at all but only go in daylight hours.
The customer service we experienced was excellent and a lot better than you will find anywhere in Acct.
It is very beautiful, great value for money food and drink wise and I highly recommend that experience
Written 19 March 2023
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neiljf
Bath, UK130 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
This is a beautiful natural lake, but we made the mistake of going to the village of Abono. We were taken to the tourist information centre there and charged a fee for a talk on the history of the lake. This was fair enough, but we were then put on a boat with a large number of young "guides", whom we did not need and who outnumbered us. They did not add anything to what we had been told and spent nearly all the boat trip telling us hard luck stories. When we got off the boat, we were harassed for money by all these young men, plus the boatman and some young men who had not even talked to us. One older man snatched money from my friend's hand. The whole thing was a painful experience.

The authorities are cracking down on extortion elsewhere in Ghana, and they need to crack down on it in Abono. In the meantime, I would not recommend going here unless you can make arrangements for a boat trip on the lake through someone other than Abono tourist office.
Written 22 February 2023
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Antityco
Kalamazoo, MI410 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
We had intended to spend a peaceful afternoon at Ghana's only natural lake. The lake itself is scenic enough, but from the time we got out of the car we were hassled incessantly by people looking for handouts. Hopefully Ghanaian visitors can enjoy it in peace.
Written 13 February 2023
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Richard L
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
Everyone reports on the beauty but step back close your eyes imagine the whole are including where you are standing is flat suddenly a noise in the sky you look up see fire hurtling down towards you crash you hear and see nothing. That is the power of this place and it will happen again somewhere. Feel that?
Written 28 July 2020
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don_Chiapo
Doha, Qatar227 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Solo
I went to the lake from Kumasi we spent hour and half the area surrounding it was so greenish with stunning view from the top we did a short boat trip and was unforgettable it's very quite and beautiful place unfortunately I noticed the presence of a lot of plastic which is really sad
Written 8 January 2020
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