THE ASHANTI REGION
Wildlife and Nature Reserves
Digya National Park
The Digya National Park was gazatted in 1971 and covers an area of 3,478 km2 of undulating terrain with sandstone inselbergs. It is situated on the western shores of the Volta Lake. Guinea savanna woodland predominates with gallery forest along the major lines. The Park supports at least six primate species including black and white colobus, elephants and a variety of antelopes. Manatee and clawless otter are also reported to be present in the Park.
Digya is the historical home of two currently extinct large mammals,: the black rhinoceros, locally known as the naree , and the gregarious wildebeest, locally called the gnoo (gnu) the manatee omit pr sea cow is the Park's emblem.