Ghana Things to Do

  • Labadi beach horse riding
    Labadi beach horse riding
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  • Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, Accra
    Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, Accra
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  • Green Turtle lodge
    Green Turtle lodge
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Ghana Things to Do

  • festivals in ghana

    what makes ghana more unique is that apart from the hospitable people we have here there is a all year round festival.no matter which month you want to come to ghana there are one or two festivals for you to witness. Festivals are very important occasion on the traditional calendars of the various traditional areas in Ghana. Festivals are...

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  • visit biggest national park in ghana:...

    Mole National Park is the largest and most frequently visited national park in Ghana. It is reasonably well set up to cater for tourists and although it is more expensive than many other parts of Ghana it is well worth a visitin Mole you see mostly elefants, antilops,warthogs and monkeys..you can go for morning guided walk and/or evening afternoon...

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  • The beaches in Kokrobite

    Be careful around the beaches near the cities as they are not what you may used to in other parts of the world. The beaches in Accra do not have the best reputation as the water tends to be a bit on the dirty side. The good thing is that Kokrobite (Cocro-beet-tee) is close by and there are a few places to stay..check out my hotel tip... While not...

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  • hike to tagbo waterfalls

    a 50 minutes beautiful walk through rain-forest brings you to one of hte most beautiful and most famous waterfalls of ghana: the tagbo waterfallThe forefathers of the current villagers considered the river Tagbo sacred, and still today a number of taboos are associated with it. For example, no fishing is allowed in the stream, as the spirit of the...

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  • visit tafi monkey sanctuary

    At the heart of the Volta region (43km South of Hohoe) lies the beautiful village of Tafi Atome. Tafi Atome is surrounded by an indigenous tropical forest with very high floral concentration. In this forest, one could find the endangered, playful and rather sacred True Mona Monkeys. Believing the monkeys to be messengers to the gods and their...

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  • visit larabanga mosque near mole

    Larabanga has the oldest, and best preserved example of a mud and stick mosque in GhanaStory of the Larabanga Mosque After Ndewura Jakpa died, and Ibrahim decided to remain in the Gonja kingdom, he realized that as an Islamic spiritual leader, or Imam, he needed a Koran. At this time there were only seven korans in existence, all of them written...

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  • visit fiema boateng money sanctuary

    Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary is unique. It is the only place where two different species of monkeys, regarded as sacred - the Campbell's Mona and the Geoffroy's Columbus - live together within the same habitat in peace and in harmony with human beings. Monkeys around the world do not enjoy this status, according to Wildlife Experts. Mr Jake...

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  • see Elephants and more . . .

    Mole National Park is well worth the three hour journey from Tamale, tickets for the buses there do sell out so it's worth arriving at the metro mass station a few hours before it's due to leave, which is either 6am or 2pm. The last half an hour is pretty bumpy but it's an amazing place and the Mole Motel has a pool and is fairly cheap if you're...

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  • Golf

    Yes I played golf - every come across anyone else who's played golf in Ghana and I did it twice. It was a very interesting experience!!! I played match play against the pro who plays off +4 but has never played outside Ghana! It is also mandatory to have a caddie - these are local boys who start by hanging around clubhouse cleaning clubs shoes etc,...

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  • Anomabou's Fort

    In 1674, the British built a small fort using more durable materials and called it Fort Charles, after the reigning monarch King Charles II. However, it was abandoned in order to concentrate efforts and costs on Fort Carolusburg at Cape Coast. These days they use it as a prison, but you still can find it on the beach in Anomabou town.

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  • Mole National Park

    The largest of Ghana's National Parks with a size of 4840 square km. Mole National Park is situated in the heart of the Guinea savannah woodland ecosystem.A total of 600km of game protection and viewing roads have been developed within the park.A basic 33-bed, no frills hotel facility, which overlooks an elephant bath, offers overnight...

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  • Learn Twi

    Are you visiting / working in Ghana? Do you want to gain a unique insight into the country and feel truly accepted by the people? Do you want to experience life as a Ghanaian and not as a tourist? Then you are invited to attend a class in the Twi language and Akan culture. Learning just a little of the language can completely transform your time in...

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  • Winneba Beach

    The Sports College at Winneba is one place where teachers and college professors might want to stop for a day. The facilities are limited, but there is a guest house that can be rented or borrowed for modest donation. From there, one can catch a ride into town and visit the fishing village. Few tourists are there, but curious children and fishermen...

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  • Bolgatanga and the Upper Northeast...

    Bolgatanga is not the sort of town tourists flock to, but there many comfortable guest houses and hotels to stay in, and the variety of villages and other activities outside of town are sure to please anyone who visits. The town has good hospitality. I have more information at my Bolgatanga pages.

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  • Wa and Hippos on the Upper Volta River

    The Upper West region is one of the most remote corners of Ghana and most tourists don't get there. Too bad. The old Muslim mud mosques, hippos on the Black Volta River at Weichau, and Lobi tribal villages here make this destination very worthwhile. Since the two letter town of Wa, which is the capitol of the region, isn't on the Virtualtourist.com...

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  • Cape Coast: Slave Fortress City

    Any Americans who visit Ghana will want to explore the slave dungeons at Cape Coast. The museum is very good, bringing a complete closure for this most painful flaw in American History. And yet, the local people appear in their faces to be the roots of a very important cultural part of the USA and all of the Americas. See the pages on Cape Coast...

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  • Bolgatanga: Capitol of the Northeast

    Bolgatanga is a pleasant little town with enough to do at night and plenty of excursionary activities in the day for at least a few days. I have a good friend with a shop in Bolga, as it's called for short, who came to visit us. Her International Travelers Inn is a regular stop for Peace Corps Volunteers and adventure tourists. See my pages for...

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  • Kakum National Park

    The small Kakum National Park has a skywalk, something I've seen only in Costa Rica. The tropical forest area is very close to Cape Coast, and so it is covered in those pages and tips. But, this small park is easy to like for a quick hike. Some 20 Elephants are known to inhabit the park.

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  • Mole National Park

    The largest park in the country is also one of the most remote places to go in Ghana. Many locals have never been there because the trip into Mole is only for the most adventuresome tourists. Having said that, it's well worth the effort. In fact riding the rusty buses to get there is half the fun. At Mole, there is a modest hotel with swimming pool...

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  • Kumasi: Center of Ashanti Tribal...

    Kumasi is Ghana's second largest city, and in most respects more beautiful. The "Garden City" as it's know is very spread out, but in the city center transportation and shopping are close together. This is a great place to shop for African fabrics and clothes. Nearby also is the cultural arts center where tourists can watch the crafts being made....

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  • Elmina

    Just a few kilometres west from Cape Coast, also in the Central Region, you'll find the town of Elmina. A place with a long colonial history, starting when the Portuguese built a trading base there that they called "El Mina", the mine, because of the never-ending flow of resources that they got from there. Later, the Dutch took over the place and...

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  • Cape Coast

    The capital of Ghana's Central Region is Cape Coast. Not a very big, but very pleasant city that is completely surrounded by green and blue: The Gulf of Guinea with its blue water and wide beaches to the south, a lagune with dirty, but blue water to the west and green hills full of banana- and palmtrees to the other sides.In between this colourfull...

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  • Kumasi

    Kumasi, Ghana's second largest city, is also the capital of the Ashanti Region: the remains of the once powerful Kingdom that used to rule over big parts of Ghana, Burkina Faso, Mali, Togo and Benin. Today you still can see a lot of the Ashanti culture in Kumasi.Today the city is the most hectic one in the country, with a lot of traffic, over one...

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  • National Culture Centre

    Ghana's National Culture Centre is nothing more than an enormous craft market. It is, however, from a traveller’s point of view, a great place to pick up that last minute souvenir. The sales people will approach you to try and entice you to buy from their stall, but personally I didn’t find them uncomfortably pushy. I knew exactly what I wanted,...

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  • Paga

    In the very north of Ghana, in the Upper East Region, you'll find the small village of Paga. Paga is one of the most important bordercrossing in the country and it also is situated in a region that is famous for its artistically painted houses.But the thing Paga is mostly known for are the sacred crocodiles that live here. Crocs that (as far as the...

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  • Elmina

    Most tourists to Ghana go to Cape Coast to see the castle ; some think Elmina will be more of the same. They're wrong - Elmina has a more interesting topography, a more beautiful castle and fascinating posuban shrines right in the middle of town.

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  • La Beach

    This is the main beach of Accra, a short tro-tro ride away from the city. You'll need to pay admission - this is how they keep the beach clean. Don't expect great swimming as the ocean is treacherous here. But it's a nice place to chill out, especially in the afternoon. You will be accosted by a lot of vendors. Just tell them politely but firmly...

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  • Jamestown

    No two ways about it - Jamestown is a slum. It's also the most atmospheric part of Accra, full of old colonial buildings, tiny bars and family compounds. I wondered around for hours on my own and never got so much as an unfriendly glance. People either ignored me or smilingly invited me for a chat. You can go as far as the waterfront to the old...

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  • Kakum National Park

    Kakum National Park is the most popular one the Ghana, and probably the whole of West Africa. It is situated very close to the city of Cape Coast, in the Central Region of Ghana.The park includes a large area of rainforest, with tall trees, wild animals and a lot of interesting smaller vegetation in the forests ground. All this natural beauty is...

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  • Kintampo

    Kintampo is an important transport hub between Tamale and Kumasi, in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana. Every vehicle crossing the town, stops here to get some fuel, or something to eat and drink. This is why the centre of Kintampo is a hectic one: market stalls everywhere!But: Kintampo is not famous for this hectic market, but for a natural...

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  • Gnani Witches' Village

    To the uninitiated, it looks like any other Ghanaian village, but Gnani is no ordinary community. This is a village like no other village I have ever visited. The inhabitants are all witches. Gnani is one of several such villages in the north of Ghana. 640 witches live here, but it is estimated that over 2000 witches (or supposed witches) are...

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  • Larabanga Mosque

    The mosque at Larabanga is reputed to be the oldest mosque in Ghana, and one of the oldest in West Africa. It is assumed to date from 1421, but there appears to be some disputes over the origin of the mosque – when it was built and who built it. Legend tells how an Islamic trader called Ayuba was travelling through the area when he discovered the...

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  • Mole National Park

    Mole National Park is one of Ghana’s main tourist attraction, and quite rightly so. Although it doesn’t have the same concentration of big game as its counterparts in Kenya or Tanzania, Mole offers some very good safari viewing. The main lure here is the elephant, for which Mole is famous, but there are other animals too, including 94 species of...

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  • Ankasa N.P.

    Ankasa National Park and Old Ankasa are situated near the Ivorian border, these two places are worth a visit. The National Park is a 500 sq.km. tropical rainforest area and the village is located on the border of the National Park.The people of Old Ankasa provide there needs with small scale farming, hunting, collecting forest products and even...

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  • Wechiau Hippo Sanctuary

    Close to the city of Wa in the Upper West Region of Ghana, you will find a very small village at the banks of the Black Volta River, the border with Burkina Faso. This small village is called Wechiau, and is not really special itself, but the wildlife resort close to the village is!The Wechiau Hippo Sanctuary is located at about 15 kilometres...

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  • Kumasi Market

    Wild, chaotic, busy, rowdy, hectic, crazy, riotous, frenzied, confused and full of activity – Kumasi market is all these things and much, much more. The largest outdoor market in West Africa, it is certainly the largest and most crowded market we’ve ever been to. Everything you could possibly want – and quite a few things you are sure NOT TO want –...

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  • Wa.

    The capital of the Upper West Region in Ghana is a small city called Wa. The Upper West Region is completely surrounded by the border of Burkina Faso, mostly the Black Volta River. Wa is not explored by tourists at all, and in the two days I've been there I didn't see a single white person besides me and my travel buddy. The city does not have a...

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  • Buoyem

    Very close to the small city of Techiman, in the Brong Ahafo Region in central Ghana, you will find the small but very diverse village of Buoyem. The local inhabitants have started several eco-tourism activities, which make visit to this village worth the effort, no matter how long you want to spend there. The main attraction in the village are the...

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  • Ashanti Traditional Museum

    The museum houses traditional artifacts and possessions from the Ashanti Royal family amongst other things. I found the following items of interest:Stools and chairs captured by the British which were brought back by Queen Elizabeth on her visit to Ghana in 1965Weights used to measure gold dust. Gold dust was used as a currency for some time in...

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  • Lake Bosumtwi

    According to legend, after a hunter called Akora Bumpe shot an antelope, it did not seem to die as expected, but ran off with Akora in hot pursuit. The animal managed to escape both Akora and his dog Daakye, and jumped into a lake. Bosumtwi Lake - the name means antelope. The lake was full of fish and Akora collected some to feed his dog and later...

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  • Ashanti Besease Shrine

    The ancestral shrine house at Besease was built around 1850 and is one of ten remaining examples of traditional Ashanti architecture. Most were destroyed by the British. The shrine is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. A typical Ashanti shrine is made up of four buildings surrounding a central courtyard. Three of the buildings have raised...

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  • Meet the Ashanti King

    One of the highlights of my visit to Ghana was meeting Nana Okyere-Antwi I, the Ashanti King. Our trusted guide, Noah, had managed to secure us an audience with the king, through a local contact. We shook hands are he explained about the Ashanti kingdom and its culture before allowing us time to ask questions and take photographs. You may not...

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  • Ashanti Traditional Museum

    The Ashanti Traditional Museum is housed within the Cultural Centre in Kumasi. Unfortunately, no photography is permitted inside. The museum houses traditional artifacts and possessions from the Ashanti Royal family amongst other things. I found the following items of interest:Stools and chairs captured by the British which were brought back by...

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  • Kakum National Park and Canopy walkway

    The walkway was constructed in 1975 and is the only one of its kind in Africa. It is also reputed to have the longest ‘bridge’ in the world at 333m long. There are seven bridges and six platforms to walk across, and they vary in height from 11m to 40m above the ground. Although the guide will tell you that there are 240 elephants’ in the forest, as...

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  • Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary

    Very close to Nkoranza, in the Brong Ahafo Region in central Ghana, you will find the very extraordinairy villages Fiema and Boabeng. The inhabitants of these villages believe that the monkies that live in the forests around their houses, are the reincarnations of their ancestors.Because they believe this, they treat these monkies as they would...

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