Ghana, a captivating country located in West Africa, is a land of diverse landscapes, vibrant culture, and warm hospitality. With its historical heritage, breathtaking natural beauty, and thriving cocoa industry, Ghana offers an unforgettable travel experience. If you're seeking a unique adventure, here are the top 10 things to do in Ghana, including some hot insider tips and the best time for travelling!
- Fairafric Farm to Factory Tour: Unveil the Secrets of Chocolate Making
Experience the captivating farm to factory tour at fairafric, Ghana's firstsolar-powered chocolate factory. Discover the meticulous process of transforming cocoa beans into heavenly chocolate bars while embracing ethical and sustainable practices. Immerse yourself in the lush landscapes of an organic cocoa farm, indulging in the sweet cocoa beans you harvest. Unleash your inner chocolatier as fairafric reveals the secrets of chocolate-making,from the farm to the factory. Whether you opt for the farm to factory tour or the chocolate-making experience, fairafric guarantees an unforgettable adventure in Ghana's Eastern Region. Delight in the flavors of authentic Ghanaian chocolate and marvel at the beauty of nature's biodiversity. Prepare for a journey that ignites your senses, deepens your love for chocolate, and leaves you with cherished memories of fairafric's ultimate tour experience.
2. Discover the Historic Capital, Accra
Once you’re in Ghana you should definitely explore Accra, Ghana's vibrant capital city, where rich history merges with a modern urban landscape. This city is the peak of Ghanaian art and culture. The people of Accra are bright and open, and the destinations are numerous. When in Accra, pass by the Black Star Square which represents the country’s fight for independence in 1957. Stroll through the bustling markets of Makola and Kaneshie, where you can shop for traditional textiles, handmade crafts, and souvenirs. Experience the city's artistic flair at the Artists Alliance Gallery, The Accra Art Center, Gallery 1957 and Nubuke Foundation. For some relaxed beach vibes you can check out Laboma Beach, Sandbox Club and Bojo Beach which offer a little getaway from the buzzing capital. And don't miss the opportunity to witness the city's lively nightlife in Osu, and savor delicious local cuisine at one of Accra's many restaurants.
3. Cape Coast: Beach Bliss and Historical Richness
Head west to Cape Coast Ghana's coastal gem, and uncover a destination with pristine sandy beaches stretching as far as the eye can see. Take a leisurely stroll along the shore, feel the soft sand between your toes, and immerse yourself in the refreshing turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean. But Cape Coast offers more than just idyllic beaches. Don't miss Cape Coast Castle! Constructed by the Dutch in the 16th century, this historic fortress stands as a reminder of the transatlantic slave trade. Explore the castle's slave dungeons, where countless lives were impacted, and stand at the Door of No Return, a haunting symbol of human suffering and resilience. Cape Coast is a place where history speaks, and beauty abounds. Tip: Elmina Castle is also worth a visit and not far from Cape Coast.
4. Embrace Nature at Kakum National Park
Escape the urban landscape and venture into the lush rainforests of Kakum National Park. Located in the Central Region of Ghana the National Park is the most visited natural attraction for a good reason. Embark on an exhilarating canopy walk, suspended high above the ground, and enjoy breathtaking views of the verdant surroundings. Keep an eye out for unique wildlife, including monkeys, birds,and butterflies, as you explore the diverse ecosystems of this protected area. The Park also offers modern camping facilities suitable for small and large groupsand guided tours.
5. Volta Lake: Ghana's Man-Made Marvel
Prepare tobe captivated by the beauty of Volta Lake, the world's largest man-made lake, covering 3.6% of Ghana's total area. While driving through Akosombo you won’t miss the magnificent sight of Volta Lake with the iconic Adomi Bridge, Ghana's longest suspension bridge, as the backdrop. Discover the the Volta Lake by boat and sail across its shimmering waters, surrounded by lush landscapes.
6. Relax and Rejuvenate at Wli Waterfalls
Discover the highest waterfall in West Africa. The Wli waterfalls are also located in the Volta Region and offer a breathtaking experience. You can do a guided tour through lush green forests, surrounded by the sounds of nature, to reach the stunning cascades. The first stop, the lower falls, invites you to marvel and swim. Enjoy the natural wonder and refresh yourself in the cool pool at the base of the falls before you reach the "Upper Falls" further up. Tip:Be sure to pack a bathing suit.
7. Experience Wildlife at Mole National Park
For nature enthusiasts, a visit to Mole National Park in the Northern part of the country is a must. Embark on a thrilling safari adventure through this expansive park, home to elephants, antelopes, baboons, and a variety of bird species. Witness these majestic animals in their natural habitat and capture unforgettable memories on a guided walking or jeep safari.
8. Aburi Botanical Gardens: A Tranquil Oasis in Ghana
For those of you who are interested in the diversity of plants we highly recommend visiting the Botanical Gardens Aburi, 45 minutes from Accra. The huge Garden, established in 1890, does not only offer the beauty of rare plants, it also invites you to calm down in between impressive trees. Tip: The mountainous region of Aburi is known for a stunning view over the landscapes of Accra. You can also enjoy a nice view in one of the accommodations located on the mountainside.
9. Decelerate on the most beautiful beaches: Busua, Kokrobite, and Cape Three Points
All the beach lovers will definitely get everything they are looking for here. Warm sand, ocean breeze and stunning sunsets are waiting for you in Busua, Kokrobite and Cape Three Points. These places feel like paradise and invite you to relax under palm trees in a hammock. But no worries, for everyone who is into a more active holiday, you will certainly be happy here as well. You can take surf lessons, do yoga, go on hikes or just swim in the clear ocean water.
10. Experience the Ashanti Culture in Kumasi
If you still have time you should immerse yourself in the rich Ashanti culture by visiting Kumasi, the historical and cultural heartland of Ghana. Explore the vibrant Kejetia Market, one of the largest open-air markets in West Africa, and witness the skillful artistry of local craftsmen at the Ashanti Craft Villages. Engage with traditional ceremonies and witness the awe-inspiring Ashanti royal regalia at the Manhyia Palace Museum.
Ghana, with its fascinating history, cultural richness, and captivating landscapes, offers a travel experience unlike any other. From immersing yourself in the chocolate-making process during a factory tour to exploring historical landmarks and engaging with vibrant local culture, Ghana has something forevery traveler. Embark on this extraordinary journey and create lasting memories in this remarkable West African nation.
Things you need to know when travelling to Ghana
The best time to visit this beautiful country is from October to March to avoid the raining season. Ghana is generally considered a safe country for travelers. It has a reputation for being one of the most stable and peaceful countries in West Africa. The Ghanaian people are known for their warm hospitality and friendliness towards visitors. However, like any destination, it is importantto take certain precautions to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip. No visit to Ghana would be complete without indulging in the diverse flavors of its cuisine. Sample local delicacies such as Jollof rice, Banku, and Fufu, accompanied by a variety of stews and soups. Visit local food markets and street vendors to experience the vibrant street food culture that Ghana has to offer. Tip: Local seat dishes like Fufu, Banku or Kenkey with their hands. If you want to be a pro you should give a try, wash your hands and enjoy the Ghanaian cuisine hands-on. Even though English is the official language in Ghana, there are over 80 local languages spoken. Akan, including Twi, Fante, and Ashanti, is one of the most widely spoken indigenous languages in Ghana. As a traveller it is always helpful and courteous to know some basic vocabulary. Therefore we will give you last but not least some basic Twi vocabularies every traveller should know.
Phrases you should know when visiting Ghana:
|No need to thank me|
|Please/I beg your pardon|
Me paa wo kyew (Pronounced: Me pao tsho)
|How are you?|
Wo ho te sɛn?/Ete sɛn? (Pronounced: wo-ho-tay-sen?)
|I am fine|
Me ho ye (Pronounced: may-ho-yay)
|What is your name?|
Wo din de sɛn?
|My name is...|
Ye fre me…
|Reduce the price|
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