Ghana Attractions - Must See Tourist Attractions You Won't Want to Miss.
there are more and more people finding out what an exciting place Ghana
is to visit.
The country of Ghana offers many tourist attractions that
are exciting to visit and interesting, whether you enjoy nature,
history, or just having a great time.
You'll find castles,
waterfalls and lakes, natural attractions, and so much more, so you are
sure to have a wonderful time.
Tourism in Ghana is on the rise, and
with all the interesting places in Ghana to visit, it is easy to see
Boti Water Falls
So, let's take a look at some of the best Ghana attractions to
visit when you visit Ghana.
you are interested in history, you'll find that a top tourist
attraction in the country of Ghana is the various forts and castles
that the country has to offer.
be able to visit various castles
and witness history from long ago, and most of these castles played an
important role in the tragic slave trade that used to be an integral
part of the White people's economy many
One of the more interesting places in Ghana to visit
when you're looking into castles and forts is the Cape Coast Castle.
This is a beautiful castle that stands out on the coast and it actually
dates back all the way back to the early 1600s.
It was taken
over by the British in 1664 and there were literally millions of slaves
that were shipped out through this castle. You'll still see the old
cannons and you'll be able to take a tour of the castle and even get a
look at the "Door of No Return", that so many slaves walked through.
castle that you'll want to consider visiting while you are in the
country is the Elmina castle, which is not that far from Cape Coast.
actually constructed back in the 1482 and is the earliest structure
build by Europeans in the region.
get to take a look at the
dungeons that were used to hold slaves before they were shipped to
Europe or America. You'll also learn that Elmina was where the first
Catholic Church in Ghana was built.
The Osu-Christianborg castle in Accra, is now the "White House" of the
President of Ghana.
it comes to tourism in Ghana, there are many popular waterfalls and
lakes that are great tourist attractions as well. Probably the most
well known lake in the country is the Volta Lake, which actually takes
up a huge amount of the area in the country of Ghana.
one of the largest man-made lakes in the world. It is the main source
of light energy for Ghana and its neighboring countries, since it
carries one of the largest dams in Africa.
If you visit you, may even
be able to find a boat to take you out to see the scenery around part
of the lake as well as the mighty Akosombo Dam.
smaller lake in the Kumasi area is Lake Bosumtwi, which is a lot
smaller than the Volta and it is not as well known either. However,
there are boats that will take you out on a tour and there are many
small villages surrounding the lake that you can visit.You can also go
fishing on this lake.
find spectacular waterfalls to visit in the country of Ghana as well,
such as the Boti waterfall, which can be found in the east. The highest
waterfall in the entire country is the Wli waterfall, where you'll be
amazed at the water that flows about 60 meters down from the top of the
cliffs to the water that is below.
those who enjoy more natural attractions, such as wildlife reserves and
national parks, you won't be disappointed.
You'll find that there are
many great national parks, sanctuaries, and game reserves for Ghana
Walk at Kakum Forest
You can visit the Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary
that contains Mona monkeys and white and black Colobus monkeys as well.
If you're interested in seeing a few hippos, then take a trip to the
Bui National Park, where you'll see beautiful woodlands, the Volta
river, and various antelopes, birds, monkeys, and some huge hippos.
the most popular park in Ghana is the Mole National Park, which is
definitely a top tourist attraction. You can easily get there by bus,
tro tro, taxi, or a private car as well.
You'll find a huge selection
of wildlife in the park, including majestic elephants, baboons,
monkeys, antelope, warthogs, and even bush bucks. There are some rumors
that lions may even be in the park; although none have been seen in the
park for about 4 years.
Another place of interest is the Paga
Crocodiles in the Northern Region. Trained staff can even ride on some
of these huge crocs in the water. Believe it or not, its for your eyes
Here are some the popular places of interest you would love;
is just a portion of what Ghana beaches has to offer. With many
attractions from wildlife sanctuaries, to the enormous amount of
different kinds of species of birds, it makes it a perfect place to
relax the mind and the body).
is a memorial park, with a monument, a statue of Dr. Nkrumah and a
museum that contains his remains and some personal belongings).
Osu Oxford Street(This street is the most popular
street in Ghana. It has nice restaurants, night clubs, bars, stores and
• Markola Market( In the city of Accra, this is
probably the most renowned market
place in the entire area. The market is dominated by
traders that are women, and everything from imported foods to
medicines, pots and pans, and even tools can be found here).
Kakum National Forest(For
locals, who now have restricted use of forest resources under its
national park status, the canopy walkway provides an alternative means
of income through tourism).
• Hans Cottage Botel(On
your way back from The Kakum Forest, you can stop at this crocodile
attraction in a hotel. All sorts of foods and drinks are served here ).
• Mount Afadjato(This is the highest point in Ghana. Good sight seeing and also ideal for hikers and mountaineers)• Wli Water Falls(Wli Water
Falls, offers you a serene touch with nature bound to leave a lasting
impression on you)• Tafi Monkey Village(A
sacred sanctuary for hundreds of monkeys who have been there for over
centries, and trust me you would love to hear the story about how the
place came about)
Other places that might interest you are;-Holy Trinity Spa
As you can see, there are many interesting
places in Ghana
to visit and enjoy when you are there. There are so many different
tourist attractions to see that you'll be hard pressed to figure out
which ones to visit and which to save for your next trip to
beautiful country of Ghana.