Wechiau Hippo Sanctuary is a very elegant community-developed tourist attraction. The Wechiau Hippo Sanctuary was created by locals in 1999 to preserve the wildlife in Wechiau especially the hippopotamus which were otherwise going extinct. Wechiau Hippo Sanctuary can be found in in the Wechiau in the Upper West Region-Ghana, close to the border.
The sanctuary at Wechiau spans a 40 kilometres stretch. It accommodates other wildlife animals such as snakes, lizards bats, scorpions, hedgehogs and birds as well as various plant species. The Wechiau Hippo Sanctuary is best visited during the dry season especially between November and February. At that time, the hippos are easily visible.
Points of interest, places to be and interesting things to do a Wechiau Hippo Sanctuary include: