Ghana is proof that amazing things come in small packages.
Considered to be one of Africa’s true success stories, this country is enjoying a stable democracy and incredible development.
The combination creates a joyful energy across the country.
With Ghana you get beautiful hinterland, sunny beaches, rich culture, lively cities, welcoming locals, tons of wildlife, and easy access to all parts of the country.
Below are 6 Places you can visit in Ghana:
2. Mole National Park
Ghana has many lovely beaches. Of these, the most popular are those located around Kokrobite town, especially beautiful Langma Beach. Kokrobite is a quick 20 mile/32 kilometer tro-tro ride away from the capital, Accra. Beachfront hotel Big Milly’s Backyard offers laidback accommodation. Big Milly’s has a friendly bar and restaurant where backpackers, volunteers and Ghanaian Rastafarians chill out, and is also home to Mr. Brights surf shop. The staff at Mr. Brights offer gear rentals and lessons, so that you can experience the waves that host the country’s annual International Surf Day competition. Alternatively, Kokrobite Garden is another popular place to stay, with the added bonus of a sparkling swimming pool.
4. Cape Coast Castle
Cape Coast Castle is one of about forty “slave castles”, or large commercial forts, built on the Gold Coast of West Africa (now Ghana) by European traders. It was originally built by the Swedes for trade in timber and gold, but later used in the trans-Atlantic slave trade Other Ghanaian slave castles include Elmina Castle and Fort Christiansborg. They were used to hold slavesbefore they were loaded onto ships and sold in the Americas, especially the Caribbean. This “gate of no return” was the last stop before crossing the Atlantic Ocean.
5. Mole National Park
Located in northwest Ghana, Mole National Park is the country’s largest wildlife park. Here, you can expect to see buffalo, rare roan antelope, elephants, warthogs, hyenas and if you’re very lucky, leopards. Lions have recently been re-introduced to the park as well. Birders can also keep an eye out for more than 250 avian species. You can opt for a walking safari or a traditional game drive accompanied by an armed guide. There’s a motel just near the park headquarters. The best time to spot wildlife is during the dry season (January-March) when animals congregate around the water sources. On your way to Mole, visit the nearby Larabanga Mosque, the oldest mosque in Ghana.
Elmina Castle is a white-washed Medieval Castle on the coast of Ghana. It was the first – and for many centuries – the largest, European building constructed in tropical Africa. Yet its grandeur, as well as its picturesque surroundings with blue skies, sandy beaches, and tropical palms, disguise a dark history – Elmina Castle was the last place that thousands of African slaves would ever see of their homeland. Many horrors transpired within the walls of the fortress, which have never been erased by time.