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Adventurous Trips

once in a while, adventurous trips are usually organized for interested people to places of attractions at different locations.
Location: sissala West

Bujan Jallo Birds Sanctuary

The Bujan Jallo stream is a hub for different spices both Afriican and migratory birds spices.
Location: Sissala East Municipal

Former President of Ghana Dr.Alhaji Hilla Limann's Tomb

Late President Dr.Alhaji Hilla Limann was the only democratically elected president under the third republic.He was a native of Gwollu and a royal. His tomb therefore attracts tourist from abroad and within Ghana.
Location: sissala West

Gandawii Clan Stone

The Gandawii clan in the Sissala West District of the Upper West Region comprises of the following communities: Silbele,Pulima,Sorbelle,Kandia,Kupulima,Gbarima,Jitong,Bouti and Limera. The Gandawii stone is the symbol of unity amongst these communities and thus held as a sacred thing. The rocky stone believed to date back 400 years still located in sorbelle community and usually sacrificed. The stone has been labled as a historical site so far as the above mentioned communities history is concerned.
Location: sissala West

Gbele Resource Reserve

The Gbelle Resource Reserve was established in 1975.Geographically, the reserve was established in the short-grass savannah zone. Gbele Resource Reserve is the only wildlife protected area in the Upper West Region of Ghana. It is also located within the jurisdiction of four district assemblies: Sisaala West, Wa East, Sisaala East and Daffiama-Busie-Issah. It is reputed for its large herds of Roan Antelopes, Warthogs, Kob and Waterbuck, which form the main attractions and others such as Warthogs, Hartebeest, Kobs, Roan Antelope, Waterbuck, Black and white Colobus Monkey, Stripe Jackal, Porcupines, Baboons, Buffalos, Royal Pythons, Crocodiles, Bird Viewing, Colorful Butterflies, Elephants and Lions. The south-western portion in particular has been identified as a major concentration area for these species of animals. Side Attractions include but not limited to: 1) Safari 2) Birding/Bird Watching 3) Crocodiles 4) Wild Camping 5) Hiking 6) Sports Fishing
Location: Sissala East Municipal

Gwollu Bone Setting Center

Traditional bone setting center in Gwollu the Distrcit Capital of the Sissala West has gained popularity among orthopedic patients who believe that traditional therapy has miraculous healing potency. A Brief Journey Bone Setting center Run by Nagiriwie clan of Gwollu,Tituowala it is believed to be in existence for over 200 years and it is said that, Mr Tituo the founder of Tituowala had 2 wives by names Hakuli and Hawie. As rivals, the two wives did not see eye to eye. Once upon a time, Hakuli left for farm while Hawie needed a pistel to pound her millet for flour and so, resorted to using Hakuli’s pistel as she was not around. Unfortunately, Hawie broke the pistel of Hakuli which she used in pounding of millet as there was no grinding mill then. Hawie could only replace the broken pistel with a new one but as fierce rivals Hakuli insisted on having her original pistel mended and able for use. Faced with this puzzle, Hawie took the two ends of the broken pistel and prayed to God to help her out of the complex situation. She spat three times on one end of the broken end and three times on the other end and then tried fixing the two ends together. Lo and behold, the two broken ends got joined together in a stiffer state. Hawie thank God for the miracle and has since been extended to the fixing of broken human parts with lacing of the nearest herb mixed (pipahoka) with shea butter. The healing process involves both herbal and spiritual healing. The first human to have been healed was a child who had a fracture and needed healing. After the healing by Hawie, the parents of the child asked for their bill but Hawie said there was no bill since she had the believe that God gave her the power of healing to save mankind. But as a sign of appreciation, the parents of the child brought a calabash of millet, one thousand cowries and tobacco leaves and this form of appreciation has since been instituted till date. One interesting thing about the healing processes is the plucking of the tail feathers of a fowl which is left in the clinic or center while a patient receives treatment. This is then used to determine when a patient’s fracture would heal and when to untie or remove the wrapped splint (sangai) and the bandages. It is believed that by the time the tail feathers of the chicken grow the patient would have been fully healed of his or her fracture or broken part. The art bone setting is only practiced by the Tituo family in Gwollu via herbal and spiritual healing. The clinic or center has been handed from generations to generation and it is always headed by the leader and elderly in the family. Training is acquired by young ones as they learn on field from the elders in the center. The bone setting clinic is currently headed by Mr Abudu Yusif It is a taboo to indulge in sexual intercourse while under -going treatment The bone setting center is a benevolent institution and hence has no formal charges for treatment or healing. The bone setting center is popularly for treating various degree of fracture cases and receives patients from all walks of life both within Ghana and neighboring countries especially Burkina Faso This traditional bone healing has since being with Tituo family in Gwollu. Awards/Recognition Attraction site guide of the year 2006(7th upper west regional tourism award) Upper West Regional Toursit attraction of the year 2005 Popular visitors Late Jake Obetsebi Lamptey minister of Tourism then RTD Captain Nkrabeah Effah Dartey deputy minister for local government then Hon.Salifu Wah District Chief Executive for Sissala West Mr.Wiliam Ayambiri regional Director for Ghana Tourism Authroity Upper West Region
Location: Gwollu Crocodile Ponds

Gwollu Crocodile Ponds

Gwollu is the District capital town of the Sissala West in the Upper West Region of Ghana.Also the hometown of the only president in the third republic of the history of Ghana,Dr.Hilla Limann. A cross section of the people of Gwollu specifically the Wuljua area beleieve crocodiles to be their totem and hence taboo harming or taking its meat. They have a believe that,each person from their area has a replica crocodile as the soul and that,any harm to any crocodile would be replicated on a human being. It is against this background that,they protect and preserve crocodiles and thus the crocodile ponds in Gwollu.
Location: Gwollu Crocodile Ponds

Gwollu Slave Defense Wall

This wall of a rare traditional architecture located within the Chief Palace, the seat of the Paramount Chief, shows the remains of the slave defense wall that was erected by the people of Gwollu to defend themselves against the slave raiders.This initiative was led by Tangia a great warrior then.A tour of the remnant wall together with the interpretation provided by the local people makes this a unique historic site. Visitors include the Africa-Americans of the Diaspora interested in their roots, school groups and back-packer expatriate tourists within the northern sector and neighboring Burkina Faso.
Location: sissala West

Human Foot Prints on a Rocky Surface

A great warrior who founded Silbele Community by name Duku left his footprints and that fo his children on a rocky surface near Sorbelle community as a mark he first discovering the land around the encalve. There was a contest of who first discovered the area as it used to be the name during the stone age period and among Africans. He out of anger and with his children walked barefooted on a rocky surface to leave their footprints as a symbol of greatness,braveness and the first to discover the area. This site is preserved by the Gandawii clan people as a historical site till date.
Location: sissala West

Kasaana Slaves Market and Kassana Slaves Museum

The Kassana Slave Market, associated archaeological sites and the Museum are the current major historic tourist attractions.
Location: Sissala East Municipal

Katiina Pottery Center

Katiina is about an hour ride or drive from Tumu the Municipal capital town of Sissala East in the Upper West Region of Ghana. Pottery work is an age long practice by Africans. Products such as water storage for human consumption , water for animal use, used bee keeping, used as frying pan, for healing purposes etc are results from the Pottery work in Katiina. Clay is used in molding of these products and according to specifications.The molded clay products are usually subjected to intense heating in fire to get hardened for sustainable use. Women mostly engage in this activities. The community is just about 15 minutes ride or drive to the nearest community in Burkina Faso called Dong. Dong in Burkina Faso serves as the nearest market centre for the Pottery products produced in Katiina. The second and the largest market centre is Leo market in Burkina Faso.
Location: Katiina

Kwame Nkruamah's Gifted Car to the late Paramount (Chief) of Tumu, Kuoro Kanton Luri III

The Late Paramount (Chief) of the Tumu Traditional Area,Kuoro Kanton Luri III was a bosom friend of the former Pan-Africanist,freedom fighter and first President of Ghana Dr Osagyfo Kawme Nkurumah. Against this backdrop,late Kuoro Luri Kanton III was part of a few entourage invited by Dr.Nkurumah to travel to Egypt to dowry his wife(Mrs Fathia Nkurumah). Then president Dr.Kwame Nkurumah later gifted the late Tumu Kuoro Kanton Luri III ,a 1959 model Chevrolet Impala saloon car. The skeletal remains of this car has thus being preserved by the Kanton Royal Family as a symbol of the royal house's hospitality to strangers.
Location: Sissala East Municipal

Largest Tree in the upper west region(Baobab Tree)

There is giant baobab tree sited right opposite the Gwullo Slave Defense Wall and said to be the largest in terms if size in the whole of Upper West Region. Studies still underway to find out how old the tree has survived till date.
Location: sissala West

Royal Coszy Hills Hotel

This is located in the Jirapa District in the Upper West Region of Ghana. It is less than two hours drive or ride from Wa the Regional Capital town. It provides World class hotel services. It has a breathtaking serene environment as is located on a hill -top and thus gives a good view of its surroundings. It has a game ranch and hence safari and a resort attached. One can see about 24 species of game.
Location: Royal Coszy Hills Hotel

Royal Coszy Hills Hotel and Safari

This place hosts World class hotel services and a breathtaking safari as well as a resort and located at Jirapa District in the Upper West Region of Ghana. The Place is less than 2 hours drive form Wa the Upper West Regional Capital town. The area is predominantly a Dagaaba speaking people who engages in peasant farming,rearing and petty trading. It also noted for commercial local smock weaving . A hill -top built and large hotel facility Standard hotel services A safari hosting about 24 different species of game Has a resort hosted on an artificially built water body local smock Weaving industries in towns surrounding the facility. package in Safari: game species include but not limited to Lions,Alpaca,wallabies,roan antelope,bush buck,hippopotamus ,zebras,heartbeats,deer,baboon,horses and many others other activities include 1)quad-bike ridding to Babil mushroom rock site 2) safari on special vehicle 3)
Location: Royal Coszy Hills Hotel and Safari

Silbele Community Dam Resort

Silbele Dam initially constructed for irrigational purpose has also being harnessed in a recreational purposes such as Birding as unspecified number of bird species do hover around every evening. The dam also host Sport Fishing by use of hook and line by patrons.
Location: sissala West

Silbelle Dam Birds Hub

The Silbelle Dam serves as an attraction to several spices of birds including migratory birds. Early mornings and Evenings are the ideal times to go birding at this site. The scenery and breeze from the dam is amazing while birding.
Location: sissala West

The Tumu Chief's(Kuoro's) Palace

This is the seat of the Paramount Chief(Kuoro's) of the Tumu Traditional Area.The palace,being a one story building, was built with local materials such as bricks from red clay and so forth.
Location: Sissala East Municipal

Wild Camping/Hiking/Sports Hunting on Hills and Mountains

Pudo-Nabulo-Bawiasibele Communities These communities host spectacular landscape and vegetation. The hills and mountains are conducive for hiking,wild camping sports hunting and photography. They are distinct from each other and even far in terms of distance from each other.
Location: Sissala East Municipal

Woriku Slave Escape Rocky Mountain

This site used to be a place of refuge to four communities namely Bouti,Kandia and Sorbelle. The people of the above mentioned communities used to seek refuge on the rocky mountain any time slave raiders approached their respective communities or settlements. today,what is preserved as a historical site can be described as a very tall and large rocky mountain located in an enclave comprising Kandia, Bouti and Sorbelle communities in the Sissala West District of the Upper West Region of Ghana. And on top of the mountain is demarcated stony apartments for each community,clan and family and arranged across the whole mountain to enable them see on-coming slave raiders. they together fight back by pushing some of the stones on the slave raiders.they return to their various community after a retreat from the slave raiders.There was a valley on top of the mountain that used to serve as a drinking water and below the mountain is a flowing stream.
Location: sissala West

Wottuomo Slave Escape Cave

This is cave that served as a safe heaven for the the people of the Hanvian Clan during the olden days wars and conflicts. They people take refuge in the cave anytime a war drum is sound. It has spiritual connotations as attackers hardly find their victims in the cave and even, attackers sometimes get missing should they forcibly enter the cave. There are stories of stray hunters getting missing during hunting expeditions in the cave and only got seen after appeasement to the gods by the indigenes. This site is located about 8 kilometers from Tumu and on the way from Wa to Tumu.
Location: Sissala East Municipal
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