Ghana is a great destination with lots to offer to adventurous tourists. It is known for its unique attractions, from sandy beaches and reserves to national parks. Navigating around Ghana is very easy regardless of whether you are using public or private means. Whether you’re a first-timer to Ghana or coming back for more, you’ll always find something here to delight and excite you.
1. Explore Shai Hills
Shai Hills Resource Reserve offers a great chance to explore Ghana’s natural offerings. The lush greenery, rocky mounds for climbing, and scenic sites help tourists create lasting memories and enjoy. Shai Hills is known as a roadside baboon, and many hikers and bikers enjoy it there. Besides, it is an amazing camping spot where people spend their weekends. You can check out a trio of bat-filled caves, considered sacred by Ghana’s Shai people, and see a bevy of even larger wildlife, including kob antelope, green monkeys and zebras. It is an ideal spot for recreation, extreme fun, mountain bike excursions, and rock-climbing adventures around the reserve.
2. Bask on at sandy Beaches
Ghana has an ideal sandy coastline lapped with warm waters. Whether you prefer relaxing on the white sands of Cape Three Points Beach or partying late into the evening on Kokrobite Beach on the shores of Ghana’s Central Region, every type of adventurer will find their ideal stretch of sand in the country. Labadi Beach is easily accessible from the great Accra city, while Busua Beach in the country’s Western Region boasts waters for surfers of all levels. If you want to learn, there are several surfing schools, and you can grow to be an expert.
3. Shop for Ghanaian artisans
Ghana has a varied range of artisans’ goods, from Djembe drums to beaded dolls. There are various spots where you can shop for locally produced art commodities. Accra Centre for National Culture is home to hundreds of artisan stalls with wares ranging from carved wooden bowls and leather bags to colorful kente textiles. You can ask for more information concerning the making process, and they are usually delighted to tell visitors what’s involved with each piece. Buying from the creator goes a long way toward assuring the artisan piece you’re purchasing is of great quality.
The women of Hamamat, in the northern region of Ghana, normally make raw shea butter, a natural skin moisturizer, from the produce of the area’s many shea trees. You can try out the interesting commodities in Hamamat or shop for bars of shea butter soap and colorful handwoven Bolga baskets, another local specialty. Kukuo pottery village in Tamale is a famous spot for handmade clay pottery.
4. Enjoy the Canopy at Kakum National Park
Kakum National Park is home to wildlife such as red river hogs, forest elephants, and leopards. It is a fantastic spot to take a high-flying stroll among the lush rainforest canopy. Kakums’ canopy walk is 350 meters long and features seven rope-like suspension bridges 130ft above the ground. The canopy offers fascinating views of the entire forest. It is an ideal place to visit during your vacation in Ghana in September.
5. Attend Festivals
Ghana has a colorful lineup of interesting festivals. Festivals are celebrations held to commemorate significant things that happened during a certain period, for instance, migration from one place to another. It is an interesting event with music, dancing, and parades to celebrate the rich and vibrant culture. Asante Akwasidae festival is a famous celebration every six weeks on a Sunday to acknowledge the traditional Ashanti people, their ancestors, and chiefs. The harvest festivals occur between September and November.