"The sacred lake" Lake Bosumtwi by grets
Lake Bosumtwi Travel Guide: 10 reviews and 32 photos
According to legend, after a hunter called Akora Bumpe shot an antelope, it did not seem to die as expected, but ran off with Akora in hot pursuit. The animal managed to escape both Akora and his dog Daakye, and jumped into a lake. Bosumtwi Lake - the name means antelope. The lake was full of fish and Akora collected some to feed his dog and later himself and his wife. They all grew strong and healthy and decided to settle by the lake.
The lake was created by a meteor and is the largest natural lake in West Africa at 16x20 km. It is 78m deep and has a circumference of 72km.
- Pros:Interesting legend
- Cons:Not much of interest there to the average tourist
- In a nutshell:Not my favourite destination in Ghana
There are a few stalls/shacks along from the jetty, selling various items. We didn’t actually go over to them, but the... more travel advice
The main fish in the lake is the tilapia, but akabre, apatefufuo and akomfoo fish can also be found. Most villagers... more travel advice
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