Volta Lake and Dam .
One of the world’s largest man-made lakes created by the 124m Volta Dam. Tourists can board boats of various types to cruise or even try your hand at fishing in the clear water of the lake or river. The Estuary of the Volta River is also a beautiful place to visit.
Capital City of Accra
Accra has been the capital of Ghana since 1877 and is a wonderful combination of the traditional and the modern. You may choose to tour the National Museum, the National Theater, Independence Square, the Du Mois Memorial Centre for Pan-African Culture, the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, James Town, the Makola Market, the University of Lagon, the National Arts Centre – or travel just outside the City of Accra to one of the beautiful beaches.
There are many beautiful beaches along the Atlantic coast of Ghana. You can select a beach close to Accra or further afield. Stay for the day or relax for a week at the beach resorts.
Ashanti Palace in Kumasi
The Palace Museum is a must-see for visitors to Ghana. Furnished in the style of a bygone era, the guide will inform you of many historical facts of the interactions between the Ashanti, the other tribes and the ruling British colonialists. Close to Kumasi there are many other local sites – craft villages, the Bomfobiri Wildlife Sanctuary and much more. Kumasi certainly requires more than a one day visit!
National Arts Centres
There is a National Arts Center in every region, but the biggest is in Accra. All types of local hand made goods are available – cloth, carvings, bead work, paintings, jewelry, musical instruments, potter, batik and more – as well, you can see many of the local artisans at work.
There are markets in most of the larger towns and in every city and they are all worth a visit to see the incredible variety of goods for sale. Also there are several specialty markets in various regions.
A long trip to a remote but wonderful animal preserve, home to elephants, monkeys, baboons, many variety of deer and many more. Go out on foot with a guide and experience nature up close and personal.
Close by is Larabanga Mosque, a 13th century mosque believed to be the first built by Moorish traders.
Other Nature Preserves
- Boabeng-Fiema Sanctuary boasts hundreds of monkeys that will interact with locals in the afternoons.
- Kyabobo National Park hosts buffalo, monkeys, hyenas and many variety of deer.
- Gbelle Game Reserve is a sanctuary for hippos, water buck, elephants – but is quite remote, taking a long road trip to get there.
- Wechiau Hippo Sanctuary is also very remote but home to over 200 species of animals.
- Xafi Bird Watching Sanctuary offers canoe trips so that you can observe the great diversity of birds at this site.
- Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary provides a home for many monkeys. They are considered sacred by the local people.
- Shai Hills Resource Reserve is a rocky, fenced reserve that is home to a wider variety of local animals.
There are MANY more places to view animals in their natural habitats. If this is what you are interested in, we can provide a list of even more wonderful places to visit in Ghana.
Cape Coast and Elmina Slave Castle
The best preserved of the slave castles – last stop before boarding ship for the New World. Tour and learn the sad history of the western slave markets. Walk through the town of Elmina and visit the fishermen’s market.
Kakum National Forest and canopy walk A virginal rain forest park full of birds and other wild life. Go on a forest walk or walk in the treetop canopy. Bird watching can be wonderful here as well.
A double waterfall – a short walk to the lower falls which is spectacular and for the more adventurous, a 5 hour hike to the upper falls which is even more spectacular! There are several other waterfalls in the vicinity if you are a fan of these attractive natural wonders – Tagbo Falls, Tsatsadu Falls, Abadzeme Falls, Aflambo Fall.