Planning where to start your adventure in a beautiful country like Ghana can be difficult. All the experiences you will have in Ghana are significant enough to create long-lasting memories. Ghana is a vibrant African country that receives all its visitors with warm smiles, open arms, and great energy.
Moving around Ghana is direct, so visitors can easily explore all tourist attractions. Ghana is known for its diverse and colorful culture; therefore, many tourists travel from all over the world to witness and experience it.
Meeting the Ashanti King in Kumasi
Kumasi is the second largest city in Ghana, situated in this great nation’s southern central region. The Ashanti are renowned crafts workers, focusing on gold jewelry and ornaments, Kente cloth, and printed wooden stools. The Kumasi Cultural centre has a varied range of craftsmanship displays; therefore, you can make purchases from this centre.
Manhyia Palace Museum has all artifacts belonging to Ashanti Kings and other things associated with the kingdom. Besides, if you are lucky enough, you will get a chance to meet the serving Ashanti King, who visits the museum every fourty two days.
Take Ghanaian traditional and naturally grown foods.
Ghanaians grow natural foods that are believed to be healthier compared to the exported ones. There is a wide range of natural food ranging from fruits, greens, cereals, and legumes. Boabab trees are known for producing the world’s most nutritious and antioxidant-rich fruits. The fruits can be smashed into a powder, which is perfect in smoothies and boosts the immune system and fight fatigue. Ghana relies on Moringa trees for tea and other significant powders in Ghana.
The leading local dishes are mainly made from cassava, yam, peas, palm oil, and corn. Kenkey is a famous local made from corn and is sold in most restaurants and hotels in Ghana. Banku is prepared by mixing fermented corn, cassava dough, and hot water into a smooth paste. Red-red is among the most delicious meals cooked in Ghana.
Spent the time on rooftops at the Green House
Green House has five traditionally constructed rooms. All the rooms are made from mud and clay and have no electrical energy. Green House is a gorgeous guesthouse in Karimenga designed and constructed by local Ibrahim. This designer is interested in mud structures and organic farming. Whenever these houses are hot, the tenant climbs to the roofs using a clay staircase to relax there.
Tourists are encouraged to interact with the surrounding communities and participate in other activities such as farming, bee-keeping lessons, and preparing Ghanaian meals under a guesthouse cook. Spending a night in these traditional rooms completes a cultural trip to Ghana.
Meet the Chief in Tongo
Tongo is a village in Tengzug Hills, well-known for its whispering rocks and traditional shrines. Rocks are positioned on top of each other, and the wind makes whistling sounds hence the origin of the whispering rocks’ name.
The chief’s place is one of the top tourist attractions in Tongo. The palace is made using mud, and its compound is huge. The compound can host 300 members of the family and a good number of visitors. In Tongo, It is polite to greet the chief of any village once you arrive and describe your plans before you start exploring. Tourists and residents must ensure they never stand or sit higher than a chief.
The colorful Ghanaian culture and stable economic growth are associated with cocoa and other natural resources such as oil. The economic growth helped inject a new lease of life into the arts and fashion scene, leading to more jobs.