Ghana is a land of diversity and adventure. If you are visiting Ghana for the first time or you are an internal tourist there are many places in Ghana where you can enjoy your time. The country boasts of exotic wildlife, rich history, lovely beaches, and amazing cities. In this article, we will look at the best regions and sites that you should visit in Ghana.
Mole National Park
Mole National Park is located in the Northern Part of Ghana and is the biggest national park in the country. The park has a very high population of Hippos, warthogs, elephants, and hyenas. In the Mole National park, you will also get Leopards, Lions, buffalos, antelopes and many monkey species including white colobus, green vervet and olive baboons.
The park is also estimated to have about 350 different species of birds and 33 species of reptiles. Visiting the park, you will be offered a tour guide. Your security is also guaranteed in the park. It is a good place to take your family for a nature walk. The park has a good infrastructure and accessible hotels such as the Mole hotel.
Kokrobite beach is one of the most popular beaches in West Africa. The beach is just 30 kilometers from Accra. Visiting the beach you will have a good time basking under the sun. The beach is also near the Academy of African Music and Art and therefore you will enjoy good music and dance from the traditional dancers and drummers.
The beach is surrounded by good hotels from which you will have a good view of the ocean. You can enjoy many activities here including beach volleyball, boat rides, and surfing. This is a perfect place for families and honeymoon. Millions of tourists visit the beach every year and are considered a major tourist attraction in the county.
St George’s Castle
The Portuguese erected St George’s Castle in Elmina in 1842. This is a great history since it was the main market center for human trafficking during the slavery era and gold exports. The area has tunnels and dungeons, which clearly explains how slavery happened. The Castle is a clear reminder of the struggle for independence.
The Castle is well maintained and one of the best areas to visit in Ghana. If you are looking to study the movement of the Portuguese and the Dutch then this is one area that you are likely to get all answers.
If you love nature then this one of the best places to visit in Ghana. Kintampo Falls is located in Kumasi and provides such an amazing scenic view. The falls are on the Pumpu River. The place is magical as you see was decent then disappear before resurfacing 200 meters away. The fall is about 70 meters deep and therefore giving you a good view.
The fall is well maintained by the government and is surrounded by indigenous trees. Visiting the falls you can also decide to visit the Boambeng Fiema Monkey Sanctuary that is not far away.
Kwame Nkurumah Memorial Park
Kwame Nkurumah was the founding father of Ghana. The memorial park is dedicated to the hero who was the first president of Ghana. The memorial park is also the resting peace of Kwame Nkrumah and his wife Fathia. The park is well built with Italian Marble and has a black star at its top that is a symbol of unity making it a much-respected area in the country.
If you want to learn more about the rich history of Ghana and its former leaders then this is one place where you are likely to get all the information. The history of why Ghana’s name was changed from Gold Coast to Ghana is also found in this place. The memorial park remains a very important historical place in Ghana.
Paga Crocodile Pond
This is a heaven for crocodile lovers. The people who visit there define this sanctuary as a mystery. Visiting this pond, you will stop talking about crocodiles being dangerous since they coexist with people. Many people are amazed by the relationship of crocodiles with humans. People fry from all over the world to come and witness this interaction. If you are daring, enough you will be accorded a chance to come near the crocodiles.
The crocodiles are well fed and you will be astonished that locals even sit on the crocodiles. As a tourist, you can even feed the crocodiles.
Accra is the capital city of Ghana. The city has a population of over two million has is one of the safest cities to visit in Africa. The town has many modern buildings. One catchy place you need to visit is the Makola Market that is crowded with people selling artifacts.
In Accra, you also need to visit the James Fort that was originally a prison for slaves during the colonial era. It remained a prison after independence before the government changed it to become a museum. It is a very attractive place since it gives you an idea of how slavery was conducted in Africa.
Another thing that you will love Accra about is the presence of long Beaches. The most popular beaches in Accra are Coco beach, Bojo beach, and the Labadi beach. On these beaches, you can swim, play beach volleyball, boat rides and many others. Accra is generally a good place to visit. Go dine in the best hotels and enjoy the public transport system.
Nzulezu is seen as a great wonder in Ghana. It is simply a village that has been built on top of a lake. This village was built a long time ago and the community has been living there for centuries. Nzulezu has breathtaking scenes making it one of the best places to visit in Ghana. The village is divided into two; the first part has residential houses while the other part has hotels. It is seen as the best destination for couples and especially new weds.
Visiting Nzulezu you will enjoy activities such as diving, sight-seeing, swimming and boat riding. Here you will also have the opportunity to see wild animals such as monkeys and crocodiles. If you are visiting, Ghana Nzulezu should be in your areas to visit.
Lake Volta is currently the largest man-made lake on earth. The lake formed during the construction of the Akosombo dam that was made for the production of electricity. The lake is found along River Volta and covers nearly 4% of the total land surface in Ghana.
Many activities happen in this lake including a cruise in the Dodi princess to the Dodi Island. In this place, you can also visit the Digya Park that hosts many indigenous species of birds, trees, and animals. Visiting Lake volta also gives you the opportunity to visit lake Akosombo. In this area, you do not have to worry about accommodation because there are many hotels that offer first-class accommodation services. The lake remains a major attraction site with 10% of all tourists visiting Ghana visiting the lake.
CapeCoast Castle is located on the Atlantic Coast of Ghana. This castle was built in 1653 by a Swedish Company as a trade center for timber and Gold and was generally the center of European powers. The Dutch and British colonialists later converted the castle into a slave-holding center. After colonization, the castle was converted into a museum and is currently used as a store for Ghanaian rich history. If you love history or are looking to study something about Ghana then this should be one of your destinations.
Kumasi is the second largest city in Ghana located in the southern part of the country. Artisans mainly occupy this town and therefore visiting here, you will get to buy amazing products such as wooden carvings and gold jewelry. The city has many amazing tourist sites and hotels where you can spend your quality time. Visiting Kumasi, you will also have the opportunity to interact with the friendly residents, therefore, giving you a good opportunity to learn their culture.
Busua Beach borders the Atlantic Ocean and therefore gives you the opportunity to take a boat into the ocean. The beach is very famous for boat riding among many other activities. The beach also has some amazing hotels, therefore, giving you accommodation and food needed during your visit there. Most of the hotels here serve all kinds of seafood.
Busua is very different from other beaches in Ghana because it is not overcrowded and therefore offers privacy for the visitors. Evenings are very lively here with bonfires and many other entertainment activities done by the locals. If you are looking for a memorable destination for your family and friends then think Busua Beach.
You can visit many other places including Bobiri Butterfly Sanctuary and Bonwire Kente Weaving Village. Ghana is generally a beautiful county with welcoming people. The country is very peaceful and you will enjoy your stay there.