The Republic of Ghana, is located along the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean. The word Ghana means “Warrior King” in the Soninke language. Ghana is proof that amazing things come in small packages.Considered to be one of Africa’s true success stories, this country is enjoying a stable democracy and incredible development.The combination creates a joyful energy across the country.
With Ghana you get beautiful hinterland, sunny beaches, rich culture, lively cities, welcoming locals, tons of wildlife, and easy access to all parts of the country.There’s a big difference between northern and southern Ghana – including different religion, geography, and culture.But you’ll still feel like the country is one harmonious unit. If you’ve never been to Africa, Ghana is known as ‘Africa for beginners,’ making it a perfect destination for those who want to get their feet wet.
Accra as the capital city is full of character and radiates friendliness.Whether you’re there as a solo traveller or with a family, on your big annual holiday or there for business, Accra has something to make you feel comfortable. What tourists really love are the many beaches surrounding the city – particularly Labadi Beach.
Accra is home to the National Museum where you’ll find many of the countries historical treasures.You can also visit the National Theatre, International Trade Fair, the Kwame Nkrumah memorial, Independence Square, and W.E.B. Dubois Centre. At every turn you’ll find markets, incredible food, wonderful music, and lots of traffic! Top it all off with a trip to one of the many coffin shops in Teshie.
2)Artists Alliance Gallery
This gallery will blow you away with its contemporary and fine art collections.Created by respected Ghanaian artist, Ablade Glover, the three story gallery is a treasure chest of Kente clothe, furniture, Asafo flags, masks, and unique metal sculptures.You can see almost every prominent Ghanaian artist represented and most of the pieces are for sale.
3) Labadi Beach
Arguably Accra’s most popular beach, Labadi is the perfect city beach.Great food and cocktails are available, as well as local entertainment and people watching.The beach itself is maintained by the surrounding hotels so be forewarned that there is a small entrance fee for those not staying there.
If you happen to be there on the weekend you’ll for sure catch some native drumming, local reggae bands, and plenty of spots for dancing to hiplife – a unique music style that blends hip hop with Ghanaian culture.
Jamestown is a tough but moving neighbourhood of Accra.There’s a ton of history to discover as both the British and the Portuguese left behind a cultural and architectural legacy.The Jamestown community is close-knit and the atmosphere is lively.There aren’t many markers to explain the context of the history that you’re seeing, so a guide is a welcome addition, but certainly not necessary.The neighbourhood is a cross between rural and urban and is famous for turning out incredible national boxers.
5) Kakum national park
A visit to Kakum National Park makes a great day trip from Cape Coast.There you’ll find 40 mammal species, 300 bird species, and over 600 butterfly species.The most popular part of the park is the canopy walk.It’s a string of viewing platforms that are linked by safe and bouncy suspension bridges roughly 30 metres above the park floor.For a deeper look into the park, make arrangements ahead of time for a park ranger or guide to take you further in.