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Small Town but has a beautiful tourist sites

Bongo District is one of the nine districts in the Upper East Region of north Ghana. The capital is Bongo.

 Bongo District is near the town of Bolgatanga, the Upper East Region's capital. It shares borders with Kassena-Nankana District in the west and the Bolgatanga Municipal District in the south. The total area is 459 square kilometers.


Climate

The area is generally flat with occasional outcrops of rocks at an altitude of 200 m. The landscape has little vegetation. The landscape borders on the Sudan Savannah Zone although technically in the Guinea Savannah Zone. The area is in danger of desertification. There is an average of 70 rain days a year, with an annual rainfall of 600-1,400 mm.


Tourism

The Bongo Rocks is a top tourism site, which provides a beautiful view of all the Bongo district landscape, and allow an easy ascent. They have an intricate numbering system that leads to the top. The resonating rocks are hard to find. There are two large rocks of particular interest for hiking or climbing.[1] One of the rocks offers great views around on top of a "mushroom" platform. The other rock has an unexplored underwater cave system, with a Christian cross on top.


Visiting Bongo during the rainy season, gives u an extra attraction to a swelling river connecting to the Vea Dam and Lake. Bongo is also home to mighty Baobab trees. Wildlife includes snakes like boas. There have also been rare sightings of elephants, monkeys and even lions.


Economy

The predominant occupation in Bongo District is subsistence farming along with some handicraft production.


Healthcare

The Bongo District has one District Hospital with 6 health centres located throughout the district. There is only one eye care center in the entire district located at Yorogo which also serve many people across the region and beyond. It was founded by the Presbyterian Church of Ghana and it caters to people from all 3 regions in the northern part of Ghana

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