• Akwaaba
    Akwaaba is How we say Welcome in Ghana!
  • The Hippos of Wechiau
    Visit the Wechiau Community Hippo Sanctuary
  • Safari Life
    Game watching is one the Experiences that will linger with you
  • Across the River
    We will take you deep into places that bring adventure
  • Estuaries
    Where the Waters Meet, where life is a sight, where you can not afford to miss any part of it... The Estuary
  • Sacred they Say!
    The monkeys of Boaben/Fiema and said to be sacred, Find out more!
  • Birds of All Kinds
    A Place for Birdwatchers. Ghana offers thousands of Birds to catch a shot of including the rare species of Rockfowl
  • Historical Mosque
    The oldest Most and Slave market in Ghana are in plan for you...
  • The Large Mammals
    Even the Huge Elephants of the Parks of Mole ere expecting you...
  • The Friendly Crocks
    Paga in Ghana is the place you can be friends with the crocodile and never be eaten... Come and see

Stephenson Paga IMG 9599Paga Crocodile Pond

Upper Eastern Region

The story of Paga began over 600 years ago when a young man named Naveh left on a hunting trip and ended up trapped in a deep aardvark hole. As the young man of the family Naveh was responsible for bringing home the bushmeat for the family s evening meal of Guli (Tuo zaafi). Naveh, scared, alone and starving remained in the hole when a crocodile crawled from one of the chambers beside him and led him out of the hole through one of the tunnels. Forever indebted to the crocodile, Naveh left his family’s village due to the loss of their faith in his return and began the search for a new place to settle. In his search he was followed by the crocodile and due to his good fortune he found a place where he exclaimed, "Ayipagayo." This phrase in Kassem is translated as 'my eyes like here' and so became the current settlement now known as Paga. Naveh credited his success in his journey to the crocodile and believed that his soul lay within it and it was from this belief that Naveh s children, and then the children that would follow would carry their souls in the crocodile and pronounce it sacred.


  • Visit the sacred ponds and have a face-to-face encounter with the crocodile that created the town’s existence. Go round the village and see the architectural designed houses and villages that are distinct to the area. Participate in drumming and dancing that are performed with a unique passion to town’s heritage.
  • Engage in story telling, drumming and dancing at the Pikworo Slave Camp, former slave market at Nania.
  • The Paga Chop Bar Association is qualified and prepared to attend to visitors upon request. Arrangements can be made in the visitor centre.
  • Homestay compounds are registered from various communities in and around Paga and are available for visitors to spend the evening. You could find accommodation in Navrongo – Tono Guest House, Hotel Mayaga, CEDEC Guest House, Catholic Social Centre.
  • Paga is about 9km from Navrongo, which is 18km northwest of Bolgatanga. Public transport is available from Kumasi or Accra to Bolgatanaga, Navrongo or Paga. Look for signs directing you to the visitor centre.
Visits the Elephants of Mole National Park
Experience of the Culture of Mother Ghana
Castles & Forts
Castles & Forts
A Country of Castles, Forts and Slave Dungeons
Swift Feets
Swift Feets
Get close enough to these swift footed creatures

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M1588, Mamprobi, Accra
West Africa


+233 24 460 1594 | +233 2020 99524



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