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Sacred Crocodile Ponds

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Go on Achala's tour!

We had a blast spending most of the day with Achala and his band oh village tourism spots. We took... read more

Reviewed November 4, 2017
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A culturally important place

It's the cultural importance of the Sacred Ponds to the local communities that is the main factor... read more

Reviewed October 20, 2017
Simon O
Newland, United Kingdom
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Nov 4, 2017
“Go on Achala's tour!”
Oct 20, 2017
“A culturally important place”
Paga, Ghana
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Reviewed November 4, 2017 via mobile

We had a blast spending most of the day with Achala and his band oh village tourism spots. We took a bike tour to the Burkina Faso border and went by sole slave sites, traditional village and giant baobab trees and finally went to see...More

Thank MelanieJA
Reviewed October 20, 2017

It's the cultural importance of the Sacred Ponds to the local communities that is the main factor here, with a variety of legends about how a crocodile saved the life of a tribal hunter in times past. This is the basis why the local communities...More

Thank Simon O
Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

It was quite amusing to sit on a crocodile. I mean how would you ever think of it? Apart from that, the history of the place and the relationship between crocos and humans is really interesting. It's definitely worth a trip... But the prices for...More

Thank zizou g
Reviewed April 13, 2017

To hold a tale of a "friendly crocodile" is not a good reason to go to Paga, on the border with Burkina. Maybe we came in the wrong season, maybe in the wrong hour, but for me it was nothing to write about home.

Thank amimehl
Reviewed December 31, 2016

I initially laughed at the thought of touching a crocodile, much less squeezing its' fleshy thighs, but I found it irresistible. There was a guide to help us (tipping expected). Then we ate at the restaurant surrounded by the ponds/crocodiles. The food was quite average....More

1  Thank Cheryl C
Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

This place is situated near the border between Ghana and Burkina Faso. Located just by the roadside. You buy a chicken and when you feed it to the crocodiles you can touch them, sit on them and take pictures with them and they won't harm...More

1  Thank KofiJr
Reviewed January 20, 2016

Where else can you sit on a crocodile and watch it eat a chicken whole (yum). Reasonable distance from Tamale to do in a day trip - also hit up the slave camp. Also, all the funds go back into the local community - yay!...More

Thank Lindsay B
Reviewed July 30, 2015

Had a great time at the sacred crocodile pond. We drive up to see some men sitting under a tree. They charged us 10 cedis to see the crocodiles and 10 cedis for the chicken they would feed it. Seemed sketchy but our companion assured...More

2  Thank Denise A
Reviewed July 7, 2015

First you are charged to have the crocodile called to the shore. On my first visit several years ago, only one appeared. This time three, including two small ones, appeared and all but the largest were shooed away. You can hold the croc's tail if...More

Thank katry
Reviewed December 6, 2013

Arrived early morning in Paga to the croc pond. We got a crash course related to the history of the crocs in the neighborhood and then after paying 15 GHC each and 5 GHC for a chicken (crocs dinner) off we went. The crocs were...More

5  Thank Hrói J
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