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The Bia National Park, a declared biosphere reserve of about 306 sq km, includes Bia National Park. The park only makes up a third of the conservancy’s whole 77.7 sq km area. The Bia resource reserve covers the last bit of land in the south.
The reserves, which make up a large portion of the drainage for the Bia river, are located in the transitional zone between moist evergreen and semi-deciduous tropical forest. In 1935, Bia was designated as a protected area, and it was made a national park in 1974.

Western North Region

Ghana: Western North Region
Population: 880,921

The Bia National Park can be found in the newly created Western North Region, west of Takoradi. Access to the park is by road from Kumasi via Bibiani and from Tarkwa-Sefwi via Wiawso road.

Although the park can be visited all through the year, the best time for game viewing is during the long dry season November to April. The rainy season May to June and September to October is associated with slippery roads and cold weather.