Ghana

Main attractions

  • ACCRA
    * Capital city * Historic * Markets and Shopping * Point of arrival in Ghana *  Accra is a large West African city and usually the point of arrival into Ghana. With its back mostly turned to the Gulf of Guinea and taking little advantage of its waterfront location, Accra crawls up and over a modern landscape, gobbling up real estate and producing a chaotic low-rise skyline. Its congested and pockmarked pavements; baking streets; shanty towns and genteel leafy suburbia; chop bars and gourmet restaurants; hip life and highlife; all combine to make Accra at once exhausting and exhilarating. Things to do and see include the beaches of Bojo, Coco and Labadi, Kwame Nkruhma Memorial, Makola Market, Aburi Botanical Gardens and the National Museum of Ghana,
  • CAPE COAST / ELMINA / KAKUM NATIONAL PARK
    * Beautiful beaches * Beach resorts * Slave forts and castles * Historic * Nature *  The centre of Cape Coast, the former British colonial capital, is lined with neglected, faded buildings. Their ages are irrelevant in this now-vibrant town, whose history lies in slavery. Cape Coast was the largest slave-trading centre in West Africa. It only becomes apparent after a visit to the massive Cape Coast Castle in the heart of town, overlooking the sea. Extensively restored, the whitewashed castle now houses a superb and moving museum. The same exists in Elmina with the Elmina Slave Fort, rich in slave trade history. There are two or three lovely beach hotels to stay at in the area. Moving slightly inland one finds the rain forest area of Kakum National Park where visitors get the opportunity to see the rain forest from a 300 metre rope walkway high up in the forest canopy.
  • BUSUA / DIXCOVE
    * Magnificent beaches * Resorts * Relaxation * Historic * Slave forts and castles *  The best of Ghanas coastal resort areas and a wonderful place to chill out, with a great beach and good food and drink.
  • KUMASI
    * Historic * African crafts * Cultural * Bustling Ashanti city *  Hectic and bustling Asante city with a strong cultural and historic identity.
  • LAKE VOLTA
    * Nature * Tranquility and relaxation * Point of interest *  It is the largest man-made lake in the world, and covers an area of about 8,515 hectares. The Volta Basin covers about 45 percent of Ghana's total land surface. Its northern edge has a height of between 150 to 215 meters above sea level. To the north and west of the basin are the Gambaga and Konkori Scarps respectively which have an elevation of between 300 and 460 meters. The Lake Volta, the Akosombo Dam, and the Volta basin offer great opportunities for tourist.
  • MOLE NATIONAL PARK
    * Nature * Tranquil and relaxing * Back to basics *  The best safari opportunity in Ghana, lying in the northern part of the country. Relax and unwind spotting elephants from the poolside.