"Bolgatanga and Northeast Ghana" Bolgatanga by atufft

Bolgatanga Travel Guide: 29 reviews and 69 photos

Bolgatonga is a good base for the Northeast

Bolgatanga is one day's bus ride from Ouagadougu, the Burkina Faso capitol. Taking afternoon bus, we crossed the border at around 9pm and arrived in Bolga rather late at night. Fortunately, the staff at the International Traveler's Inn fed us and arranged for our lodging. It did help that we had contacted Christie, the owner of the shop in advance, however.

Bolga itself is no great shakes

There's some good shopping, a bank for currency exchange, and post office.

Around Bolga are a number of day trips

Trips to Tonga Hills, Tilli, Bongo, and Paga are all within easy reach by tro-tro. Ask for directions to the proper tro-tro station at the International Traveler's Inn. It will be an easy hike.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Bolgatanga is one day from the Burkina Faso and has good hotels
  • Cons:The city itself is no great shakes in terms of things to do.
  • In a nutshell:The pleasant countryside around Bolgatanga is worth a few days.
  • Last visit to Bolgatanga: Aug 2004
  • Intro Updated Aug 25, 2005
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  • Ewingjr98's Profile Photo
    Mar 24, 2007 at 1:37 AM

    Our hogs in Pennsylvania ain't the greatest, but dem's the skinniest danged hogs I ever did see. Starvin to death. Poor fellars, another 300 pounds and they might make some OK bacon.

  • Mar 9, 2006 at 5:25 PM

    These places look like they very interesting culture. I am wondering how you find out about them, and why you choose them over larger tourist destinations?? Amber Rodin

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