Bizarre Tourist Attraction Paga Crocodile Pond | Do not try this! A Canadian tourist just had her moment of fame when pictures surfaced in the internet showing the 25-year-old sitting on top of a grown-up crocodile. Later on she was even picking up the crocs tail. Locals at Paga Crocodile Pond near Navrongo in Ghana, assured her that she would be safe. Upon arrival at the pond, the tourist from Ottawa witnessed the 6ft long reptile having a satisfying breakfast – chicken. That gave her enough confidence to pose for the snapshot of her life.
You find the Paga Crocodile Pond at Highway N10 in the very north of Ghana – near to the border with Burkina Faso. It is one of the most bizarre tourist attractions on earth. Due to the friendliness of the reptiles, it has become popular among international tourists. The pond is now relying on tourism to ensure the population of crocodiles remain fed and healthy. In order to keep them friendly towards humans, locals need to feed them with fowl. It’s a taboo to harm or kill any croc in the pond. But the new turn towards tourism also raised concerns that the pond is now too reliant on paying visitors, with caretakers claiming: 10 years ago, when an elderly crocodile might have required specialist care, that was the only time when additional food was provided to a reptile in Paga Crocodile Pond. Now each day many tourists pay for the chickens when they pose for photographs. Trouble is not too far away.
In case you plan a trip to Paga Crocodile Pond, it should not be the only tourist attraction on your to-do-list. Ghana has more beautiful nature to offer. Kakum Canopy Walk is a series of rope-style bridges brings visitors into a jungle layer that is usually reserved for birds and monkeys. Location: Kakum National Park. And then there is the Mole National Park with plenty of elefants, crocs, monkeys, warthogs, gazelles and other wildlife to be admired.