Situated in south Ghana, the Ashanti Region is renowned for its magnificent gold and abundant cocoa production. The beating heart of the region is the city of Kumasi, with its wonderful never-ending traditional markets, fascinating cultural centre, and excellent museums. Nature lovers can explore the awe-inspiring Digya National Park, which is home to more than 200 species of birds, as well as otters, crocodiles, and other animals. Animal lovers can meet numerous species at the sanctuaries which include the Bobiri Forest Butterfly Sanctuary, Bomfobiri Wildlife Sanctuary, and Owabi Forest Reserve and Bird Sanctuary. The region boasts a rich culture and many historic attractions - make sure to visit the Centre for National Culture, Komfo Anokye Sword site, Asante Traditional Buildings, and some of the interesting museums on offer.