Nestled within the breathtaking Kwahu Atibie Mountain range, a unique event awaits thrill-seekers and culture enthusiasts.

The Kwahu Paragliding Festival. Incorporated into the annual Kwahu Easter Celebrations, this festival has become an iconic symbol of adventure and cultural celebration in the Eastern Region of Ghana since its inception in 2005.

More than just a paragliding festival, Kwahu offers a vibrant atmosphere filled with music, cultural performances, buzzing marketplaces, and delicious Ghanaian cuisine. However, the festival’s highlight undoubtedly lies in the opportunity to paraglide over the stunning Kwahu landscape.

Experienced pilots from around the world offer tandem flights, allowing participants to experience the feeling of freedom as they glide through the air, taking in panoramic views of rolling hills, lush greenery, and picturesque villages.

Introduced into the country by Former Minister of Tourism and Modernization of the Capital City, Hon. Jake Otanka Obetsebi Lamptey, and launched by Former Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, Alhaji Aliu Mahama, the Kwahu Paragliding Festival has not only become a major tourist attraction but also a significant contributor to the local economy.

Tourists from around the globe flock to the festival, generating revenue for hotels, restaurants, traditional catering establishments, drinking bars, and other hospitality facilities. It has revitalized the Kwahu Easter celebrations, attracting both domestic and international visitors, fostering tremendous economic growth through tourism and related businesses.

For those with a fear of heights, the festival offers a variety of activities such as hiking through the scenic Kwahu mountains, engaging with the local community through cultural activities, or simply soaking in the vibrant atmosphere.

The Kwahu Paragliding Festival presents a unique opportunity to experience thrilling adventures, immerse oneself in Ghanaian culture, and create lasting memories. Mark your calendars, pack your bags, and prepare for the four-day event and your flight.

While pre-registration is recommended for paragliding flights, the festival is open to all. Attendees are advised to wear comfortable clothing and sneakers suitable for walking on uneven terrain. While weather conditions are typically favorable for paragliding during the festive season, attendees should be prepared for potential variations.

The Ghana Tourism Authority encourages everyone to join in for a thrilling adventure and fantastic funfair at Kwahu. Adieu!

By: Adu Kennedy
National Service Personnel – Corporate Affairs
Ghana Tourism Authority


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