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    by fadjoe23 Written Aug 5, 2008

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    Fondest memory: I really like Greater Accra Region due to the following reasons
    Greater Accra Region is the capital city of Ghana a country in the west of Africa that has an open house for every body one thing i mostly like about this city is it tourist places and some hotels like Novotel nd more more add some more excitement to me and due to this i have always missing Accra anytime that i am away from Ghana.

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    by SEYA Updated Mar 27, 2007

    Favorite thing: visit the park on foot. it just makes everyting more real. standing there, waching elephants and other animalsEconomically, Ghana is one of the most sucessful countries in West-Africa. It also has a lot to offer to visitors. on a relatively small area and since transport is good by African standards you will find travel enjoyable.Your trip to Ghana will probably start in Accra, the capital. It is a vibrant city with some good museums and many colourful markets. It is an ideal starting place to explore the country since the distances are not too big and Accra is the travel hub of Ghana. The coast towns of Ghana played an important role in the days of the slave trade and there are many forts that remind you of this period. The forts and the beaches are the prime attraction of this area. Elmina, Cape coast Shama and Dixcove - where you can sleep on the beach or in a fort - are among the hot spot on the coast. When you visit a slavefort you feel the history lumbering between the walls. you feel the presence of the slave their souls. The most important thing is that you remember what happened there when you leave the place again.
    n the centre of the country Kumasi has a huge market and great opportunities for buying art and handicrafts. Although the city is wonderful and abuzz, it can be disorienting, hot and crowded. The area around is perfect for daytripping.Kumasi is the hotspot for encountering the african urban feeling. In contrast with Accra (which tries to be as western as possible), Kumasi is proud to be african.

    Fondest memory: Ghana is endowed with rich natural resources and treasures. Over the years, tourist arrivals in Ghana from 1992 – 2002 increased from 213,316 to 482,643 with a corresponding increase in revenue from $ 519.57 million. With this, Tourism has proven its case as a serious income generating economic sector.Ghana provides a habitat for distinctive wildlife. Several rains crisscross the country, proving life-giving water to fields as well as generating spectacular waterfalls. Many of those falls are found in the Volta , Brong Ahafo and Eastern regions. Southern Ghana although close to the equator, has a climate that is tempered for much of the year by cool breezes.The tropical climate is characterized by variations in the amount and incidence of both rainfall and humidity in different parts of the country. Main annual temperature never falls below 25oC. There are four major ecological zones within Ghana , these are: the coastal strand and mangrove, coastal savannah, the close tropical forest and the northern savannah.The coastline is a wonderful necklace, lagoons and palm garden. In the Keta lagoon basin, important wetlands are special breeding grounds for migratory birds, as are the wetlands in the eastern part of Accra , while the sandbanks of the Volta estuary are visited by rare hawksbill, leatherback and green turtles to lay their eggs.The Volta Region has always lured adventurous ramblers and ecotourism. It borders Ghana 's most important river, the Volta , which has been dammed at Akosombo to create one of the world's largest lakes. The Kakum National Park is the showpiece of Ghana 's conservation. The natural rainforest in the Central Region is a traditional habitat for some 40 species of large mammals including forest elephant, rare plants, birds, and butterflies.A canopy walkway provides an adventure and allows visitors a unique view of the forest.
    Much of the north of Ghana is broad wooded savannah

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