While the whole of Africa has something attractive to offer, Ghana has unique kind of tourism. The list of what lies in the former Ivory Coast is endless and will make you want to plan a trip already. Tourist sites in Ghana are scattered all over the 10 regions so wherever you choose to go, there is something for you.
Tourism in Ghana is well established. Foreigners have found their way into the unstapled beauty and citizens take pleasure in exploring their country. We can’t discuss Ghana destinations without first mentioning places to visit in Accra, even before you take a bus or taxi to the outskirts of the buzzing city. Read on to get a guideline on this treasure hunt.
Top two things to do in Accra
Fun places in Accra are limitless. An extremely vibrant and safe city, you haven’t been to Ghana if you don’t visit these areas;
1. Makola market
Makola market is hectic in such a thrilling way. You can buy anything imaginable here. Get a feel of shopping the African way to visiting this place.
2. The Artists Alliance
This place has art that is done so well you’d think life has been breathed into it. If perfectly done pieces of art amaze you, don’t miss a trip to this art gallery. Every mentionable Ghana artist is represented here so you will sample the best of the best. The place is scattered with gift shops in case you want to get someone special a souvenir.
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Interesting places in Ghana
Tourist attractions in Ghana include but are not limited to national parks and beaches like most African countries. Let’s take a virtual tour of unique attractions in Ghana.
3. Kakum national park pictures
This is by far one of the most popular tourism destinations in Ghana. With a treetop canopy walkaway, nothing can be more fascinating. Lovers of nature get the most amazing aerial view of the dense rainforest. Be keen to look out for elephants along the route that goes through the historic Denkyira kingdom.
4. Nzulezu tourist site
Canoeing to the village on the stilts is fantastic. It’s such an adrenaline filled delightful journey into the wetlands, to the land where gin is distilled, and people live in houses propped in water. How does it feel to live in suspended wood and raffia structures? The residents of Nzulezu are super friendly and eager to share their stories.
5. Afadjato Mountain
Of all mountains in Ghana, nothing beats hiking the highest of them all. It’s popular and quite safe. The feeling when you finally get to the peak is awesomely refreshing. You feel all your worries fly away as you view the beautiful tagbo falls. If your type of fun is nature trails and sweaty hikes, you are covered.
6. Lake Volta
Lakes in Ghana come in various shapes, sizes and volume.Volta is not your ordinary lake. It is the largest manmade lake in the face of the earth. To Ghanaians, it’s an important resource; the hydroelectricity generator. Formed by the Akosombo dam in the 1960’s, you can cruise to the Dodi Island and do fishing activities on the shores. It’s quite an experience.
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Famous Ghana landmarks
Nice buildings in Ghana form the bulk of the landmarks as most people are likely to know them. In this case, however, we shall choose a historical landmark;
7. Larabanga mosque
This structure is almost laughable. Built using an ancient Sudanese style of mud and reed, it’s such a contrast to the modern mosques. It takes you way back on the timeline.
Placed conveniently close to each other, these beautiful places in Ghana will make you want to go back especially after reading on the 7 facts you never knew about tourist sites in Ghana.