Ghana is a beautiful and exciting country with a rich culture heritage, home to a wonderful mix of animal species, beaches, mountains, landscapes and an incredible coastline. The country is bordered by Cote D'ivoire to the west, Burkina Faso to the north, Togo at the east and the Gulf of Guinea at the south.
Accra city tour would lead you to the old colonial neighborhoods James Town and Usher Town, the old fishing harbor, the Jamestown Lighthouse, Mokola Market, the Independence Square, Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Mausoleum, W.E.B. Du Bois Memorial Centre, Nima tour, Ga coffin workshop, the Artist Alliance Gallery and the workshop of theTrashy bags
Bobiri Forest Reserve and Butterfly Sanctuary is an ecotourism center in Ghana and the only butterfly sanctuary in West Africa. It has about 400 species of butterflies. It is located on the main Accra - Kumasi Highway at the village of Kubease, about 30 kilometres (19 mi) from Kumasi. It is also a flamboyant flower garden attracting over 500 species of butterflies, mainly from April till June ending.
Adanwomase has been the royal weaving village for the Ashanti Emperor-King, where Centuries old Kente-weaving tradition is kept alive. The art of the Kente-weaving is being spread among friends and families and in the process add their own designs and colors, creating the cloth that today is recognized worldwide as Ashanti Kente.The original centuries-old Sesea swatches are to this day kept in the Kente Chief’s house in Adanwomase.
Elmina Castle was erected by Portuguese in 1482 as Sao Jorge da Mina (St. George of the Mine) Castle, also known simply as Mina or Feitoria da Mina) in present-day Elmina. Ghana (formerly the Gold Coast). It was the first trading post built on the Gulf of Guinea.
Afram Plains is well noted for fresh water fishing and production of smoked fish. Most major markets in Ghana receive their smoked fish from this area. Traditionally, owned by the Kwahus but occupied much by the Ewes and krobos due to the fishing. Also a good location for bird watchers, where you could spot the West African manatees habitat in the Volta Lake. A boat or canoe rental is required to spot birds on the lake.
drive to the village, through the stunning Avatime Hills, is scenic and tortuous; it almost comes as a surprise when Amedzofe suddenly appears around a bend. The village offers breathtaking vistas, a waterfall, forests, a cool climate and plenty of hiking opportunities. There’s a fantastic community-run visitor centre where you can arrange hikes. Popular choices include a 45-minute walk to Amedzofe Falls – the last section is treacherous – and a 30-minute walk to the summit of Mt Gemi (611m), one of the highest mountains in the area, where there is a 3.5m iron cross and stunning views.
Princess Town, also known as 'Prince's Town', and by its local name 'Pokesu' or 'Bokaso', is best known as the site of the elegant Brandenburg-built Fort Gross Friedrichsburg, constructed in 1683. The once-ruined Fort Gross Friedrichsburg has been partially restored, and it now serves as a tourist attraction and a rest house.
Akwidaa's proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Three Points Forest Reserve, oil palm plantations, rubber plantations and mangroves, means that any visitor to Akwidaa has easy access to pristine beaches, lush greenery, wildlife, river activities and rich local culture.
The Avu Lagoon is home to the world's only aquatic antelope, the Sitatunga, reptiles, mammals and a wide variety of exotic birds. It offers a combination of nature, culture and adventure which makes it more of a one stop destination. The lagoon is an impressive sweet water mangroves systems and beautiful sceneries of small side creeks. You will also experience old traditional canoes, fishing methods and many different kinds of flowers.
Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary is Ghana's most famous example of traditional African conservation. The sanctuary is nestled in between the two villages of Boabeng and Fiema; the sanctuary is home to over 200 Geoffrey's Pied Columbus and 500 Campbell's Mona Monkeys.
The Bunso Arboretum is a protected forest reserve, spanning 16.5 hectares. Half of this area is semi-deciduous forest while the other half is made up of indigenous trees, along with fruits, nuts and timber tree species which have been introduced to Ghana by the Plant Genetic Resources Centre of Bunso.
Buoyem offers beautiful views, cave exploration and extensive hiking opportunities. Buoyem caves, which are hidden in a dry semi-deciduous forest, house a large colony of rosetta fruit bats. The Pinihini Amovi caves are also historic underground caves near Fiema.
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.
Daboya is a Fugu weaving village in the West Gonja district in the Northern Region of Ghana, where the residents are very welcoming and eager to share their heritage. Fugu fabric is hand woven just like the Ewe and Ashanti Kente, but it woven in indigo and white narrow stripes.
Digya National Park is the second largest national park and the oldest protected area in Ghana. It is located in the Brong-Ahafo Region, created in 1900 and given national park status in 1971. The park is the only wildlife territory in Ghana to have Lake Volta at its borders. It is only of the wildlife location we recommend If you really like to go off the beaten track. Immerse yourself on a hiking safari with the wildlife rangers through the savannah woodlands combined with a canoe trip on the Sene River.
Kakum National Park is a home for nature lovers. Trained guides are on hand to explain the economic, cultural, and medicinal values of plants and farming. Fifteen kilometers from Cape Coast is the serene, golden beach of Brenu Akyinim, a 3-kilometer stretch of sandy beach which provides an excellent site for swimming, sun bathing, and bird watching.
Located 70km north of Wa, Gwollu has another poignant reminder of the ancient slave routes that led through this region. The wall was built in the 19th century by Gwollu Koro Limann as a defence against slave traders for the local residents of that time.
Kumasi is the capital city of the Ashanti region, a very important and historical centre for Ghana. Tradition is held very high in Kumasi and blends very well with modernity. There is a wide range of attractions in Kumasi. The Manhyia Palace, the seat of the King of Ashanti and members of the royal family is situated in the northern part of the city.
Kyabobo National Park, a newly created Park in the Atwode traditional area, is located in the Nkwanta district of the Northern Volta Region. This park which covers an area of 359.8 km square is found in the Dry semi-deciduous forest zone and has both forest and savanna species of plants and animals.
Lake Bosumtwi also sometimes spelled Bosomtwe, is a lake formed by an ancient meteorite strike in the Ashanti Region. The name means Antelope God because it is said to be discovered by a hunter chasing an antelope that disappeared into the lake like it was trying to save the animal.
Larabanga is a village in West Gonja district in north western Northern Region of Ghana. The village is known for its whitewashed, adobe Sahelian mosque said to date from 1421. It was at the height of the trans-Saharan trade. It is reputed to be Ghana's oldest mosque and houses a copy of the Qur'an as old as the mosque.
With its swathes of saffron-colored savannah, Mole National Park offers what must surely be the cheapest safaris in Africa. There are at least 300 species of bird and 94 species of mammal, including African elephants, kob antelopes, buffalos, baboons and warthogs.
Ntonso is located 15km north of Kumasi, is the centre of adinkra cloth printing. Adinkra symbols represent concepts and aphorisms; they are traditionally printed on cotton fabric by using a natural brown dye and stamps carved out of calabash. You can see the whole process explained at Ntonso's Craft Centre and even create your own works.
The Shai Hills Reserve is a comparatively small fenced area, about 48km2 and made up largely of savanna covered plains, A mosaic of forest covers the 5 separate hills in the reserve, while grassland and low dry forests are found in intervening canyons.
Sirigu is a scenic village in the Upper East Region of Ghana, in a fairy-tale savannah landscape with beautiful, typical Northern traditionally decorated houses, trees, and farmlands. Sirigu is well known for its basketry, pottery, traditional architecture, and wall paintings. Many children owe their education and healthcare to income generated from the handicraft and traditional arts produced by the women of Sirigu.
Experience village life in the tradional Dagomba village Sognaayilli and learn about the rich Dagomba culture and traditions during a village walk tour. One can stay in the local guesthouse if desired or with a host family in the village or nearby. Revenue generated from visitors is used for the development of the village.
Tafi Atome is home to the Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary, one of the most popular and well run ecotourism projects in the Volta Region of Ghana. It has a lot in common with Baobeng Fiema, as it nurtures a similar population of the sacred Mona monkeys. Rumor has it that, the early settlers in the village migrated from Brong - Ahafo and brought the monkeys with them.
Tamale is the capital city of the Northern region of Ghana, reputed to be one of the fastest growing cities in West Africa and mostly inhabited by the Mole-Dagomba linguistic group. The city is home to about 350,000 people. It is a nodal city that serves as convergence zone as well as the commercial capital of the three northern regions.
Near the Keta Lagoon is the Xavi Bird Sanctuary where a canoe ride down the Lotor River to the Avu Lagoon permits viewing birds not normally seen in other habitat. A great diversity of birds (over 90 different species) can be viewed from the canoe. Bird lovers are guaranteed sightings of birds from a unique vantage point not usually available to tourists.
The Tongo Hills and Tengzug Shrine are located about 17 kilometers (about 10 miles) southeast of Bolgatanga in the village of Tengzug. With its unique landscape, dominated by large granite land formations, the Tengzug area evolved as the sacred centre of the Talensis people, an ethnic group in Northern Ghana.
Near Dormaa in a small sacred grove, is an awe-inspiring nature shrine known as Bosom Kese or Great god. It is comprised of a mammoth rock monolith supported by three upright rocks and reaches nearly three storeys high. This giant rock formation is wrapped in a forest of high tree gnarled ancient twines and soft undergrowth.
This much-hyped hippo sanctuary on the Black Volta River was initiated by local village chiefs in 1999. Hippos can usually be seen from December to August; once the rainy season is underway, however, hippos disappear and the site becomes very hard to reach - probably not worth the considerable effort it takes to get to this remote corner of Ghana.
Wli Waterfalls cascades from a height of 60-80 meters, and is the highest falls in West Africa. The hills mark the border between Ghana and neighboring Togo. A walk through the forest of the Agumatsa wildlife sanctuary offers a chance to see a large colony of fruit bats, butterflies, birds, monkeys and baboons.