Ghana is a place that has been providing some of the best coffee beans to the whole world. However, that is not the only thing it is famous for. Over the years, Ghana’s tourism has seen tremendous growth due to its popular tourist destinations that let you have a relaxing vacation while learning about the culture and food of Ghana. If you are planning your next trip to Ghana, make sure that you do not miss these popular destinations.
Accra is the largest city in Ghana with welcoming locals and a lot of vibrance in people’s culture and lifestyle. The city is surrounded by many beaches, including the famous Labadi Beach. You can visit the National Museum of Ghana to learn about the history of Ghana and its treasures.
Right next to Accra is Jamestown, which has a lot of history and inheritance from the times when British and Portuguese were operating the country. The city is also known to give birth to the best boxers in the country. If you want to get a hint of the rural and urban difference in Ghana, this is the town you need to visit to see both.
Cape Coast is one of the popular culturally significant spots in Ghana and all of Africa. It was first called Cabo Corso by the Portuguese and one of the largest slave-trading centers in West Africa. Today is it more of a fishing town, but you can see the old colonial buildings in the streets while you walk around to try some good street food.
Kakum National Park
While you are in Cape Coast, you can spend a whole day to visit Kakum National Park to experience the wildlife of Ghana. The park has 40 mammal species, 300 bird species, and over 600 different butterfly species. Visit the canopy walk to experience the suspension bridges that make your experience a little more thrilling. It is better to have a guide with you to avoid getting lost in the park.
Elmina Castle was the first European slave trade post. It was built by the Portuguese in the 15th century and was controlled by the Dutch and the British in later years. It was the port for the Caribbean and Brazil slave routes. You can find the luxury accommodations on the top that were made for the Europeans and the dungeons below where they kept up to 200 people at once. Elima Castle is a UNESCO World Heritage and a part of the National Museum system.
If your true intention is to relax and find some lone quality time, you should visit Busua. It is the most chill beach for backpackers who are usually traveling solo or with their friends. The beach is situated around 30 km from the city of Takoradi. The village of Busua is an ideal base camp for tourists and offers many excursions.