Ghana, considered to be one of Africa’s true success stories, celebrated 60 years of independence yesterday, March 6, 2017, and is enjoying a stable democracy and incredible development. Happy Independence!
Let’s take a trip to Ghana where we would explore a good number of natural and man-made tourist attractions, beautiful hinterland, sunny beaches, lively cities, castles, tons of wildlife, natural rock formations and waterfalls.
Accra (Buzz Ghana)
Accra, the capital of Ghana, is the largest city in the country.
Whether you’re visiting alone or with a family, on your big annual holiday or there for business, Accra has something to make you feel comfortable.
Accra is home to the National Museum where you’ll find many of the countries historical treasures.
National Theatre, International Trade Fair, the Kwame Nkrumah memorial, Independence Square, and W.E.B. Dubois Centre are interesting places to visit in the city.
2. Castle of Elmina
Elmina-Castle-ghana (ancient history)
Elmina Castle, the most photographed structure in Ghana, was erected by Portuguese in 1482 as São Jorge da Mina (St. George of the Mine) Castle, also known simply as Mina or Feitoria da Mina) in present-day Elmina, Ghana (formerly the Gold Coast).
First established as a trade settlement, the castle later became one of the most important stops on the route of the Atlantic slave trade.
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3. National wildlife park
Wildlife park (culture trip)
Ghana has a good number of national wildlife parks to visit and most of them have game reserves that will keep you enchanted and fascinated with wild animals and exotic plants. Some of which are, Kakum national park, Bia national park, Digya national park, and Bui national park.
4. Volta Lake
volta lake (Amedzofe village)
Volta Lake, located at the Volta region, is one great river in Ghana that flows south to the Bight of Benin with hills and rocky outcrops overlooking the Lake. Fed by the Akosombo dam and the largest man-made lake on Earth, it’s the major source of power distribution across Ghana.
5. National museum
If you’re looking for a good explanation of the ethnographic diversity of modern-day Ghana, the national museum is the place to go.
There are a number of exhibits dedicated to the Atlantic slave-trade and the African lives that where irreparably changed because of it.
Next time you’re in Ghana, enjoy the best of your stay by visiting one or all of these places.