At Nkroful, one can find the memorial of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the first president of Ghana. The memorial is at the site of the birthplace and original burial place of Dr. Nkrumah. It houses some simple visitor facilities and a souvenir shop.

Nkroful is also home to the mystical River Subre, and it is close to three forest reserves – Draw River Forest Reserve, Ndumfri Forest Reserve, and Shelter Forest Reserve.

Situated 83km west of Takoradi, in the hinterland of Ghana West Coast, the area around Nkroful is full of natural resources such as oil palm, coconut palm, cocoa and gold.


  • What to Do
  • What to Eat and Where to Stay
  • Getting There
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  • Take a guided tour of the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial, and visit River Subre, also known as ‘Mysterious River’.
  • Enjoy a tour of Nkroful town, learning about the way of life of this community of people from the Nzema ethnic group. Learn about their economic livelihood activities, as you experience farming and coconut oil production, using local methods. If your timing is right, you may be able to watch traditional funeral rites, a naming ceremony, a traditional wedding, treasured dances or other sacred rituals. Also, for one week between September and October, you may also be able to partake in the celebration of the Kundum Festival.
  • Visit ‘Daniel the Butterfly Man’ at Esiama, and watch him paint beautiful butterflies on wood. You can also see his painted cartoon characters. His shop is at the east end of the town.





How about a tasty dish of akyeke (moist tapioca) with tilapia fish and salsa-like pepper sauce? This and other mouth-watering dishes abound in Nkroful. Other popular dishes include fufu (large dumplings made from pounded cassava and plantain), kenkey (steamed balls of fermented corn, wrapped in banana leaves), and banku (boiled balls of fermented cassava and corn). These starchy and grainy foods are often served with delicious fish and vegetable stews and soups.

Nkroful and Esiama have several hotels.

B&Q Guest InnTel: 031 25649, 0242 071 228

Meals & Drinks Price Range (GH¢)*
Breakfast 8.00 – 12.00
Lunch/Dinner (Ghanaian) 1.50 – 12.00
Remarks Breakfast included in room rate, but can be requested by external guests
Room Range 14 rooms  
Room Rates
(GH¢ per night)*
518 - 35


B&Q Resort Hotel, Tel: 0342 22340, 0342 22377,  0242 071 228,  0208 245 581,
0276 424 463

Meals & Drinks Price Range (GH¢)*
Breakfast 5.00
Lunch/Dinner (Ghanaian) 8.00- 12.00
Drinks/Beverages 1.50 – 12.00
Remark(s) All night accommodation includes breakfast, but breakfast can be requested by an external guest for GH¢ 5
Room Range 24 rooms including 4 chalets and a 70-capacity conference facility.
Room Rates
(GH¢ per night)*
Chalet - 55 for night and 750 per month
Executive grade 1 room – 60;
Executive grade II room - 45


Maggie’s Guesthouse  (Annex), Tel: 0243-110404, 0243-026721

Remarks Currently offering accommodation only: no food or drinks
Room Range 6 rooms with shared bathroom facilities
Room Rates
(GH¢ per night)*
5 per room


Sunny Corner Lodge, Tel:  0244 938 636, 0276 301 246

Meals & Drinks Price Range (GH¢)*
Breakfast 5.00
Lunch/Dinner (Continental)        5.00 - 10.00
Lunch/Dinner (Ghanaian) 1.00 – 2.50
Remarks Meals not available but can be arranged
Room Range 12 motel rooms
Room Rate 15 - 30

*Prices as at September 2009

By private vehicle:
From Takoradi, follow the signs to Elubo. After about an-hour-and-a-half, you will reach the town of Esiama. Esiama, turn right to Nkroful, and drive for 4 kilometres.

By public transport:

At Takoradi, you can get aboard any vehicle heading towards Elubo. Get down at Esiama, and board a taxi or minibus (called ‘tro-tro’) to Nkroful.


  1. Nkroful lies in the Ellembelle District of the Western Region.
  2. Because of claims that River Subre has magical powers, the river attracts many visitors seeking material success and physical healing.








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