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Ghana Holidays And The Top 10 Places To Enjoy Them

In the Western region of Africa lies a country popular for its socio-economic and political prowess known as Ghana. The country of Ghana offers reprise to several local and international travellers from the hustle and bustle of city life. Ghana is popular for its extremely rich and diverse culture. Which is visible in its rich heritage. The country is not just home to some well-known locations. But, is also home to several hidden gems which are spread across the city. This is an interesting read on how one can enjoy their Ghana holidays when in the country. And a list of the top 10 places where one can enjoy them.

Best Places To Enjoy Ghana Holidays

1. Mount Afadjato

Ghana Holidays And The Top 10 Places To Enjoy Them

Mount Afadjato lies 25 km from the Hohoe district in the Volta region. The mountain shares its borders with Togo. And the lush green forests on the other side. Mount Afadjato is one of the tallest mountains in Ghana. And is a popular destination with travellers wanting to explore the famous mountain via a trekking / hiking expedition. The reward for reaching the top of the mountain comes in form of several waterfalls on route. And a scenic landscape that one witnesses after reaching the top of the mountain.

Location: Bordering Togo district

Activities: Mountain hiking, ranging between 1, 3 or 6 hours

Best time to visit: November to April

Nearby attractions: Tagbo falls, Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary


2. Krobo Hills

Krobo Hills

A 45-minute ride outside Accra would bring you to a location known as the Krobo Hills. The destination lies away from the hustle of the city of Accra. And provides travellers with an experience that brings them closer to mother nature. The hills are home to several other hills and rock formations that make up for an interesting trek in the area. Previously the region was popular with the people from the Krobo tribe. Who used to make use of these rocky formations to hide from the rival tribal invaders.

Location: Eastern Region of Ghana

Activities: Hiking and Biking

Best time to visit: November to April

Nearby attractions: Wli waterfalls


3. Mole National Park

Mole National Park

The Mole National Park is a haven for travellers who love to be in tune with nature. The park lies to the north of the country and is very far away from even the closest significant civilization. The park is a safari haven and is also one of Ghana’s largest wildlife refuge’s. There are two rivers that flow through the massive reserve. And in turn support and facilitate the massive population of flora and fauna in the region. Animals like waterbucks, crocodiles, monkeys, elephants and several others make up for the major population of fauna.

Location: Northern region of Ghana

Activities: Foot safari, bike safari, car safari, night safari

Best time to visit: November to April

Nearby attractions: Larabanga Ancient Mosque, Bui National Park


4. Global Mamas Cultural Workshops

Global Mamas Cultural Workshops

Kind of offbeat, but an extremely interesting destination is Global Mama’s Cultural Workshop. The cultural centre came up in 2003 with the mission of re-empowering and creating prosperity. For the local Ghanian women supporting their families. The centre’s motto has been to allow African women to become working mothers and breadwinners of their households. And not depend on anyone else to provide for them or their families. While educating the visitors from around the world of the rich Ghanaian history, heritage and culture.

Location: Central Region Of Ghana

Activities: Drumming, Dancing, Batiking, cooking

Best time to visit: November to April

Nearby attractions: Cape Coast Castle, Elmina Castle, Kakum National Park


5. Kintampo Waterfalls

Kintampo Waterfalls

One of the lesser explored options in Ghana which is beautiful and has very few visitors is the Kintampo Waterfalls. The waterfalls are split into 3 different stages. With each stage enhancing the beauty and the thunderous sound of the falling waters. But, when the waterfall is in the top 2 stages. It is advisable that one should not bathe or take a dip in the flowing waters. However on the last stage, one may access the waterfall, either through a long flight of stairs or through an overhead canopy that connects the 2nd stage with the 3rd. Making a visit to the falls an eventful one.

Location: Central Region Of Ghana

Activities: Canopy walk, exploring the waterfall in 3 stages

Best time to visit: November to April

Nearby attractions: The Centre Of Ghana, Fuller Waterfalls


6. Lake Bosumtwe

Lake Bosumtwe

An ancient crater came into being, post the impact of a large meteor million years ago. Eventually, became a lake with natural rainwater and now stands as a massive lake created by the alien rock. The lake that stands at a width of 10.5 km is surrounded by lush green forest. And in itself holds massive cultural significance among the people of the local Ashanti tribe. This is due to the fact that the Ashanti people believe that their loved ones after leaving the mortal realm. Come to the lake to bid farewell to god Asase Ya.

Location: Central Region Of Ghana

Activities: Hiking, biking, rowing, cruising, batik dyeing

Best time to visit: November to April

Nearby attractions: Military museum, Kumasi fort, Kejetia market


7. Bobiri Butterfly Sanctuary

Bobiri Butterfly Sanctuary

Just a few kilometres away off the Kumasi-Accra national highway. Deep in the heart of Bobiri forest lies an amazing research centre known as the Bobiri Butterfly Sanctuary. This hidden gem is surrounded by many forest hiking trails. Along with, a quiet and tranquil lodging facility to help travellers explore more about the hidden paradise. The facility offers tours around the sanctuary. And a lot of information on the different species of the little butterflies found in the region. The facility also offers a brief description of the research that happens in the research facility.

Location: MJQP+8P3, Kubease, Ghana

Activities: hiking, bird watching, butterfly watching

Best time to visit: November to April

Nearby attractions: The closest ones are in the city of Kumasi and Accra


8. Ahanta Waves Surf School & Camp

Ahanta Waves Surf School & Camp

This is a surfing school that lies in close proximity to Busua beach. The school/camp was set up back in 2014 by a guy known as Mr Peter Ansah. Peter is a native surfer of Busua Beach with a massive amount of knowledge and experience about surfing in Ghana. Peter set up the school to share with everyone about his knowledge and expertise. On how to crack the code of surfing the waves of the ocean off the Ghanian coast. It is an interesting destination that offers a very unique experience.

Location: Dixcove-Akwidaa Old Town Rd, Busua, Ghana

Activities: Windsurfing, surfing, Kitesurfing

Best time to visit: November to April

Nearby attractions: Busua Beach


9. Roots Yard

Roots Yard

In the Peki valley just beyond Akosombo, lies a quaint and tranquil resting lodge known as Roots Yard. Furthermore, the area is remotely located making it one of the most peaceful destinations. Amongst all the other destinations that are on the list. The area lacks any western amenities apart from a few local stalls where some modern amenities are available. The location is surrounded by hills and valleys. Hence, making it perfect for a hike during the day. And in the evening one may sit around the bonfire and sip on some local akpeteshie (local wine). While the hostess of the lodge cooks up a mouth-watering meal for you and your family or friends.

Location: G69C+V7P, Peki, Ghana

Activities: Walking, hiking, sipping on akpeteshie

Best time to visit: November to April

Nearby attractions: Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary, Wli Falls, Mount Afadjato


10. Cape Three Points

Cape Three Points

Lastly, the final hidden gem on the list is the small and timeless village of Cape Three Points. The area is accessible only after a 6-hour trek by road from Accra. And the final leg of the journey takes you on a path made of red soil. That transforms into an uncrossable muddy offroading path in the rainy season. The lodging facility in the village is very basic. WIth bulbs being powered by solar energy. That, light up the rooms and halls during the night. The rooms do not have a TV or a power outlet to charge your devices. Thus, making the location quite offbeat and peaceful at the same time.

Location: Southern tip of Ghana

Activities: local tour, walking, chatting up with locals

Best time to visit: November to April

Nearby attractions: Dixcove village and Princes Town

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