Songor Lagoon Ramsar Site
Songor Lagoon Ramsar Site (Greater Accra region of Ghana) - Expatriates and Ghanaians go there for speed boating, recreational fishing and bird watching during week-ends and public holidays.
This includes the west bank of the lower Volta River estuary and the Songor lagoon. The lagoon is a shallow dosed one with a surface area of bout 115 km2.
The villages within the Ramsar site are involved in coastal fishing and fish smoking for sale to other domestic markets. The lagoon is also the site of an artisanal salt industry dating back to over a century.
There were about 8000 people involved in the salt trade in 1991, and the industry continues to expand. The lagoon is also convenient for tourism.
See below location map of the Songor Lagoon (Greater Accra region of Ghana).
About 200ha of the Songor lagoon is also suitable for shrimps pond development.
See also National Parks of Ghana info page.