Over the past decades, the boundaries of tourism have grown to include festivals, cultural and ecological attractions. But the benefits of this development haven’t been extensively explored. These include attracting tourists who in turn make contributions to the development of the community and stimulating the diffusion and commemoration of local culture as well as custom and ceremonies.

Ghana has numerous tourism resources across its 16 administrative regions which attract both domestic and international tourists but the tourism resources within the Kwahu region particularly stand out due to its preserved nature.

The area which is set amidst mountains resembles the Italian region overlooking Lago di Gardo in Lombardy or the surroundings of Interlaken in Switzerland with winding roads uphill towards Beatenberg. An aerial view of portions of the Allegheny Plateau in the United States provides another good description of the Kwahu area.

POTO CREDIT: Kwahu Republic

Bruku Rock

Bruku or Brukutentenku is an important tourist attraction in Kwahu. Located at Kwahu -Tafo in the Kwahu East District, Bruku as popularly called is best viewed from the Adawso stretch. The “god” Bruku is the sacred guard watching over the entire Kwahu enclave. Magnificent as it is, it was once believed to be higher and visible by sailors on the ocean 150 km away.

Myth has it that a peasant farmer was eating some water yam nearby and an ant stole crumbs and carried it up to the mountain, unfortunately, the ancient “god” Bruku was allergic to water yam and as a result, Bruku’s top fell off, but still with a stunning landmark. The towering great rock is a sacred rock and visited with permission, one runs the risk of offending local sensitivity visited without permission (or, worse still, climbing the rock itself without permission). Once on top of the Bruku Rock, every part of Kwahu can be viewed.