Shai Hills Resource Reserve

Shai Hills Resource Reserve

Shai Hills Resource Reserve
3.5
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Tide
Hoersholm, Denmark17 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
7 zebras, 1 ostric (both species imported from South Africa and one type of antelope to be seen. Also many baboons.
We bought a 2 hours drive on site. We visited the small outside museum, and that was ok. The guide was nice, but could not show more species. The tour including the travel from one gate to the other lasted all in all 45 minutes. Take also into consideration that the traffic and roads from Accra to the reserve is very time consuming. I can not recommend the visit,
Written February 15, 2023
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904agnesc
Zoutleeuw, Belgium356 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
One of the very last protected patches of coastal savannah in Ghana and it's an awesome place to look for birds. The landscape is nice. Make sure you visit very early in the morning or late in the afternoon as it can get pretty hot during the day.
When you visit, you'll get a guide assigned to you. Not sure why this is needed as I came with my own birding guide. But he was nice and very interested in birds. He surely knew a lot about the history of the country.
Written November 23, 2020
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Cosmopolitan784394
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Paul Inkoom, the tour guide from Tour Path (formerly known as Pathfinder Rentals and Tour), provided a safe driving experience to Shai Hills. The road through Akosombo-Tema was bumpy, but worth the journey for the beautiful views. Our on-site guide was Ibrahim and he was very knowledgeable about the area and the animals. We chose the 2-hour tour. My favorite part was the rock climbing to get up high to see out across the land, where the sky met the grass and the mountains were in the distance. We saw kob (deer), zebras, an ostrich, and lots of baboons. Make sure you bring water because the climbing will have you working up a sweat. I recommend Paul Inkoom as your guide. He can be reached on What's App at +233 20811 8118 or email at inkoomekow@gmail.com.
Written April 4, 2023
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tenantsforlife
Accra, Ghana34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
We got the opportunity to see some animal skins/hides and also some live animals like the Ostrich.
After we went on a short hike and some climbing and that view from the top was worth very time spent climbing.
This was also on a trip i organized.
Written March 7, 2022
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Ama_Ot
Accra, Ghana34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
I visited shai hills with a group of friends, The early morning Baboons are a sight to behold. There are some ostriches and zebras too. My favorite part of the reserve is the luxury tent. The staff were super helpful especially uncle George our tour guide.
Written July 14, 2020
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CTS TOURS
Accra, Ghana147 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Business
This reserve is amazing!! Being able to climb up the rock faces, see the view of the surrounding area, and learn about the group of people who used to inhabit this area was excellent. I strongly recommend anyone who is visiting the area to check it out!!
Written April 16, 2024
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Eco Tour Ghana
Greater Accra, Ghana495 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
Another Great Experience ❤️ with Eco Tour Ghana 🇬🇭. We got to see the Zebras , Baboons and other animals😍. Hiking in the Reserve was Fantastic and our Tour Guide was knowledgeable 😍. Contact Mr Noisty on +233 558712206. 🇬🇭
Written May 3, 2023
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Sam Kay
Accra, Ghana11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Business
I’m a driver, so I go there often. Though the animal species are not many, there are a lot to learn from there. The history, the lifestyle plus you get to experience breathtaking views for pictures. It’s worth the tour.
Written October 9, 2023
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Asarin
Accra, Ghana1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
A couple of female friends and I visited Shaii Hills on June 15, 2019. We were driving from Accra and followed Google Maps to get to the Park. The directions in Google Maps tell travelers to turn right into the park, not the head office where entrance is supposed to be paid. We didn't know that there was a separate entrance and in fact, were looking for the ticket office so we could pay our fees. We proceeded to drive into the park at around 8:30 am, with not a soul in sight and with the gates wide open. We followed the map and it took us to the middle of the park, where there is no signage or clear path to follow.

We proceeded, lost for about an hour. My car got stuck in the mud so we had to push it out several times. All this time, we were looking for someone to help out, and there was no one in sight. Finally, after much work, we got my car unstuck and proceeded to make our way back to where we entered the park, when a pick up truck approached us. We stopped our car and my friend got out to ask for directions. At that moment, a group of around 6 men came down from the truck and started screaming at her. There were a couple of guys with guns standing threateningly as they surrounded my vehicle.

I tried to calmly explain several times to these men that we were lost and that the map had given us wrong directions to no avail. These men were screaming at us, not listening to any reason. We were told that we had bypassed the guard at the gate and that we were trespassing. This is not true, as there was not a single person at the gate when we drove in and the gate was wide open. Otherwise, we would have of course stopped since we were looking for the park office.

At one point, one of the men told me they were going to detain us and that he was calling National Security and that "we would see what would happen to us." At this point, we were terrified. The men had guns and they kept screaming and screaming. One of them forcefully entered my vehicle (I have diplomatic plates and he had no right to enter my car, but he did anyway and sat in the passenger's seat. I complied since they had guns) The man was told to ride with us so that we wouldn't escape. I honestly thought these men were going to hurt us. I asked the man in the vehicle for the name of the man who had been most abusive to us all and he said his name is Moses and he is the Park Manager. I asked if there was anyone above him I could speak to and he said no. He told us "just don't yell and you will be fine. Be calm and just be quiet. In his position, I would have done the same"

I told him on several occasions that I was going to call my embassy to report this, and they would not let us use our phones, but they did stop threatening to detain us, which they have no authority to do by the way. We finally were directed to go to the park office to pay for the fees. So basically, we had to pay to be screamed at and intimidated with guns by a group of men. We ended up paying 180GHC in park fees and they finally let us go.

I cannot even begin to describe my anger and frustration at these situation, especially because I kept trying to reasonably explain what had happened and was treated not only disrespectfully but also was intimidated by a group of men who were clearly power tripping, trying to show us who was boss. I told one of the men that I hoped he doesn't have a daughter and if he does, I hope she is never in the same position of powerlessness, fear and intimidation that they had put us through.

I have been living in Ghana for 2 years cumulatively, and have traveled extensively through the country, and I can assure you, I have never felt so unsafe or afraid in my entire time here. These men do not know how to deal with women, and abuse their power as they see fit.

Needless to say, I will never come back to the park and I am telling all my acquaintances and friends to never go either. If you are a tourist and thinking of visiting Shaii Hills, I would STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU DON'T! It is really not worth it. There are many other places around Ghana to see wildlife without having to deal with these misogynists and without having to put yourself or your family/friends in danger. I will be looking at how to file a formal complaint against all the staff that was present at the park on June 15.
Written June 17, 2019
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Jindaman
London, UK8 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
I attended the park on the 18th April 2019 with my girlfriend and her family a big group, we travelled in two cars and had 3 young children on board. It was around a 2 hour journey and we were all excited. We eventually got to the park and entered, no one was around near the gates so we entered further expecting to find some sort of office whereby we can pay for the tour.

After around 20 minutes we decided that it's best to turn around as my girlfriend's sister called her friend who said we should have seen people at the gate(we definitely did not). We tried making our way back but soon realised that we were lost. Our driver called the office and luckily they picked up(as we tried calling earlier in the day several times but no answer). The park staff said that they will find us as the driver told them where we was. Two guys on bikes came and directed us to a different gate, we parked up.

THIS IS WHERE THE MADNESS STARTS....

Immediately they told us we were in the park for 2 hours so had to pay a 2 hour park fee, the fee for Non Ghanaians were more which is fine, however it is not right when the park staff were pointing fingers at Ghanaians saying that they wasn't Ghanaians..pure madness and we wasn't even there for 2hours.

There was then a lot of back and forth arguing however once things calmed down an agreement was made whereby we pay 280 cedis and they provide us with a tour. Payment was made and they said that the jeeps were coming to take us around.. we waited a while and was told by our driver that no jeeps were coming. Again there was a bit of back and forth arguing between our driver and the park staff, at this stage several members of the group decided it was enough and that we should leave. Our driver was still arguing as he wanted them to give our money back. The driver eventually got in the car, as we were leaving the park, the driver was still arguing through his window, the park staff picked up ROCKS and were making threats that they were going to throw it at the car, bearing in mind we had young children in the car.

We left the park, no tour & out of pocket. It was such a shame. I have travelled to many different countries and not once has anything like this happened. We met COLD HEARTED THIEVES who were probably proud of gaining several cedis, not much really in the grand scheme of things, but it was just a terrible experience. I do not recommend this place at all!!!!!
Written April 20, 2019
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