You might be wondering now, what xorlali.com is having for you today. Well, hope to inspire you and make you more aware of some tourist site in my country that is out there for you and your family. As we all know that Travelling to Africa, that’s Ghana for the first time, It’s hard not to have your expectations right.
While it is said that America is a land of great opportunities and endless possibilities, Africa and Ghana to be specific is a land of diversity and adventure. Ghana is a beautiful and exciting country. It is home to a wonderful mix of animal species, beaches, mountains, landscapes, and an incredible coastline.
The country is boarded by Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) to the west, Burkina Faso to the north, Togo to the east, and the Gulf of Guinea to the south…It is also famous for its mineral wealth most notable of them are gold, bauxite, manganese, diamonds among many others and also for its fondness for sport – especially football.
If you get a chance to see the BLACK STARS in action, it will give you a real understanding of the kind of passion the people have for the sport. All these contribute to its attractiveness. Many prefer to call it the gateway to Africa with emphasis on the various attractions sights it has.
Although the country may look geographically small on the African map, it boasts of many, many beautiful tourist sites ( some known and unknown). A visit to some of these sites could be tricky but enjoyable too. To avoid getting lost in the maze of attraction sites in Ghana, one needs to know where exactly they are going.
When traveling to Ghana, before you take your flight to ensure you have packed all you need since this country offers virtually endless possibilities when it comes to great tourism and adventures. Interested? Read on to find out ten of the best tourist sites in Ghana that are a must in your travel diary.
Ghana is one of the richly blessed countries in the West African region. The country boasts of cosmopolitan cities, exotic breeds of wildlife, idyllic beaches and not forgetting its rich history. With the numerous tourist sites in Ghana, knowing where to begin your vacation can be challenging. It is for this reason that i have picked the ten regions in Ghana you should visit at some point in your life.
Accra, the capital of Ghana, is one of the tourists’ destinations you should visit while in Ghana. A sprawling city with a vibrant economy and warm residents there is a lot you can learn from this city. Considered one of the safest cities to live in the world, Accra is also strategically located with the distance from Accra to Kumasi being 253km making it virtually accessible to anybody. Some tourists site in Accra are;
- The National Museum: This museum has wonderful displays about Ghana’s culture and history including the slave-trade, and the Ashanti Kingdom.
- Makola Market is colorful, bustling, and you can buy absolutely everything. It is one place you can never miss in Accra.
- James Fort: This is situated in the suburb of Jamestown. It used to be one of the monuments of Europeans and slavery. Presently it houses a number of prisoners in Accra.
- Christianborg castle-it is unique among the castles and forts in Ghana as it served as Government House during various periods in the 19th centuries and continues to play that role today.
- Beaches — there are some nice beaches in and around Accra, with Labadi Beach, Cocoa Beach and Bojo Beach being the most visited beaches in Accra.
- The Arts Center is a great place to shop for handicrafts but you must also be prepared for a hard sell.
The Kokrobite is home to the most amazing beaches in Accra. Beaches aside the other tourist attraction site in this town are the exceptional Academy of African Music and Art (AAMA) commissioned by the great Mustapha Tettey Addy. Here you get to relax in the quality music of the Ghanaian people.
St George’s Castle
St George’s Castle is one of the fun places in Accra you must visit. A visit in this history landmarks takes you on a journey to the past trading activities in Ghana. In addition to the commerce knowledge, you will also be able to enjoy breathtaking places of this place.
Another addition to Ghana tourist sites is the Busua Beach. This beach offers guests and visitors coming to Ghana an awesome opportunity to unwind their day at the magnificent Atlantic enjoying the beautiful sunsets. Thanks to the many luxurious hotels surrounding the beach you get to enjoy the amazing culture and food of the Ghanaian with a small touch of class.
Lake Volta, Ghana
At the heart of the Greenwich meridian, get to enjoy a fantastic boat ride in lake Volta while enjoying the amazingly beautiful mountains in Ghana surrounding it.
Kakum National Park
One of the things to do in Accra should be visiting the Kakum National Park. Forget about the amazing wildlife and serene weather of the densely populated forest, your highlight of the visit to this park ought to be the walk on the amazing Canopy Walkway. Hanging 30 meters/100 feet above ground level, the walk way is more than 350 meters/1150 feet long and passes through several bridges offering you an amazing opportunity to enjoy Kakum National Park’s nature and wildlife while at the same time testing your fears of heights.
Mole National Park
To the lovers of wildlife and nature, Ghana offers lots of places to visit in Accra. However, if you are looking for something breathtaking, then the Mole National Park is the place to be. Situated in the northwest Ghana the park is the largest in the country and has a wide variety of animal species and birds.
The Cape Coast Castle is one of the destinations at the height of tourism in Ghana. Located at Ghana’s Atlantic coast, this location was at the centre of most European powers. The Cape Coast Castle was initially built by the Swedish Africa Company in 1653 to act as the trading point for Gold and timber industries.
However, it was later converted by the British and Dutch into a slaveholding point. Currently, the Cape Coast Castle is a museum and a store of the important history of the Ghana nation. If you are a history lover, then this is one of the tourist attractions in Ghana you don’t want to miss out on. The Cape Coast Castle is now an excellent museum with information about the history of Ghana, the slave-trade and local culture.
Tours are a “must” and will take you through the dungeons and the “door of no return”. Other interesting places in the Cape Coast environs or en route to Cape Coast you should not miss are the Posuban Shrine and the West African Historical Museum.
The second largest city in Ghana, Kumasi is located in the southern central parts of the country. In this town, you’ll get to enjoy the amazing Ghana tourist sites found here but above all the amazing artifacts from the area residents who are mostly artisans. When visiting Kumasi, you need t ensure that you come prepared with enough money to spend as there is surely enough in terms of gold jewelry, wooden carvings and clothes for everybody. Arguably this is one of the beautiful places in Ghana with lots of warm and friendly reside.
Bobiri Butterfly Sanctuary
If you are a lover of a butterfly, the Bobiri Butterfly Sanctuary offers you incredible opportunities to enjoy the different butterfly species found in Ghana. The good news is that the sanctuary is just 20km from Kumasi city.
Bonwire Kente Weaving Village
Before you end your tour in Ghana ensure you have made your way into the Bonwire Kente Weaving Village. Here you will get learn about the weaving process into the most significant wear in Ghana, the Kente. Do not also forget to carry some of your friends and family back at home.
Yes, you’ve just had a theoretical tour into what makes Ghana a tourism sector. This industry is quite large with many places with haven’t mentioned. However, the above locations should be the starting point of your forthcoming tour. Get a Ghana map with regions and a regional guide and set your off on a fantastic journey of Ghana. I hope you share the same views with me that these are some of the beautiful sites to visit in Ghana.
Comment to tell me about your experience visiting some of these beautiful Ghanaian sites and which one is your favourite site to visit and why it is your favorite? You can also tell me about a site we missed out and those you would love to visit.