Welcome to Lake Bosomtwe!

Lake Bosomtwe is an inland lake located about 32 km south of Kumasi and lies in a deep circular crater surrounded by very steep hills that rise to a height of over 366 m below sea level.

Lake Bosomtwe is the only natural lake in the country and its main source is rainwater flowing inwards from the crater rim.

It is an endothecia lake. An endorheic lake is a closed drainage lake that retains water and allows no outflow to other external bodies of water.

1. The floor of the crater is over 152 m below the level of the surrounding streams that discharge into it.

 

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2. The crater is about 19 km in diameter and it is about 91 metres deep at the centre.

 

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3. This view.

 

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4. The lake is also rich in marine life and has as many as 11 known species of fish including one endemic cichlid – tilapia.

 

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5. An Oaktree still standing in Lake Bosomtwe

 

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6. Need somewhere to relax?

 

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7. A very beautiful lake.

 

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8. And here.

 

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9. Did I say peace?

 

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10. How about now?

 

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11. An amazing body of water

 

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12. Stunning!

 

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13. The lake is also rich in marine life and has as many as 11 known species of fish including one endemic cichlid – tilapia.

 

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14. Ready for swimming

 

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