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Ghana Tourism: Top 10 Attractions For Travellers Starting Their Trip To Africa

Ghana is the most stable country on the African sub-continent, whether it be socio-political matters or economics or Ghana tourism. This massively helps the country in devoting time and resources to preserving and enhancing its natural assets. Ghana is the largest country in Africa, which boasts of having a vast array of natural assets. But, it does not have vast expanses of wilderness. Yet, its position as a sub-continent on the equator has helped it to enjoy the benefit of cool weather all year round. So, we have made an interesting read for you to help you explore the country of Ghana.

Top Attractions To Explore In Ghana

1. Aburi Botanical Gardens

Ghana Tourism: Top 10 Attractions For Travellers Starting Their Trip To Africa

It is one of the many botanical gardens from around the world that has taught and given new ways of combating the loss of flora. The institution at the heart of the garden has taught scientific methods to improve agricultural output and improve Ghana tourism. In tandem with these efforts, the gardens are also leading the fight to save plant biodiversity. Through the methods of research, plant multiplication, conservation of medicinal plants, environmental education and horticulture training.

Best time to visit: October to March

Location: Aburi, Ghana

Entry fee: $ 5

Pro tip: Avoid weekends visit as the gardens are popular among locals.


2. Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park

Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park

The park was made to honour the national hero of Ghana, Dr Kwame Nkrumah and is the most popular symbols of Ghana tourism. The park houses the mortal remains of the doctor and his wife Mrs Fathia Nkrumah. The museum has several tour packages which offer a deep insight into the history of the sub-Saharan struggle for independence. The blueprints for the mausoleum were made by Don Arthur.

Best time to visit: October to March

Location: Accra, Ghana

Entry fee: $ 15 (camera charges extra)

Pro tip: The park also has a museum that holds some rare ancient artefacts.


3. Bojo Beach

Bojo Beach

The Bojo beach is one of the more secluded beaches of Ghana. Because there is an entrance fee of $ 10, which kind of filters out the unnecessary crowd. The food available on the beach is mostly seafood due to the proximity to the ocean. It is one of the offbeat white sandy beaches in Ghana. That has still maintained its pristine natural beauty owing to its secluded location.

Best time to visit: October to March

Location: Accra, Ghana

Entry fee: $ 10

Pro tip: There are several beach resorts on the beach for an overnight stay.


4. Black Star Gate

Black Star Gate

The gate stands guard of Independence Square. Which is one of the most important structures made to honour Ghana’s independence. The gate is often used as a festival site, site for the president’s inauguration ceremony and many times as a parade ground. The building is a reminder of the struggle the Ghanians faced to gain their independence on the 6th of March 1957.

Best time to visit: October to March

Location: Accra, Ghana

Entry fee: N/A

Pro tip: Tip the guard in secrecy to gain access to the top of the gate.


5. Kokrobite Beach

Kokrobite Beach

This is another popular beach amongst locals and regular travellers travelling to experience Ghana tourism during their vacation. The beach offers a much-needed reprise from the crowd filled streets of Accra. Spend your day relaxing at the beach. Watching boats sail by and watching the tropical shoreline glimmer in the afternoon sun. Post that you can grab a bite in the several restaurants that line the beach.

Best time to visit: October to March

Location: Accra, Ghana

Entry fee: N/A

Pro tip: The beach can only be accessed by a boat which would cost you $ 0.25


6. Independence Square

Independence Square

Independence Square or Black Star Square is one of the most popular destinations to visit when in Ghana. The entire square was built in 1961 to honour the sacrifice made by the people of Ghana to achieve independence. The square is home to several monuments that stand as proof of the struggle and sacrifice of the people. The other structures include Independence Arch, Black Star Gate and the Liberation Day Monument.

Best time to visit: October to March

Location: Accra, Ghana

Entry fee: N/A

Pro tip: Avoid long queues by visiting the attraction, early in the morning.


7. Kakum National Park

Kakum National Park

The park is in the central region of the coastal environs of Ghana and covers an area of 375 square kilometres. Apart from a rich habitat in flora and fauna, the park also serves as a haven for bird watchers. The area protects a region of the rainforest that is home to many endangered species like forest elephants, bongo antelopes and many more. There is also a canopy that is suspended at about 30 meters from the ground. That provides a treetop view of the park.

Best time to visit: October to March

Location: Central region of Ghana

Entry fee: $ 20 (includes canopy walk)

Pro tip: Reach the park first thing in the morning, before the sun is over your head


8. National Museum Of Ghana

National Museum Of Ghana

The museum attracts some major crowds during the peak seasons, making the destination popular among visitors looking for the highlights of Ghana tourism . The structure is the oldest and largest of the other 6 museums present in the city of Accra. The museum was opened on 5th March 1957, a day before the independence day of Ghana. The museum is home to several archaeological and ethnographical artefacts that have withstood the brunt of times.

Best time to visit: October to March

Location: Accra, Ghana

Entry fee: $ 15

Pro tip: Get yourself an English speaking tour guide and you’ll be amazed at their command of the language.


9. Ankasa Conservation Area

Ankasa Conservation Area

This conservation area of Ghana is the only wildlife protected area in Ghana, that is in the wet evergreen tropical high rainforest belt. The area is one of the most biologically diverse regions in all of Ghana. The conservation area protects more than 700 species of plants, 630 species of butterflies and over 180 species of birds. The area is also home to elephants, bongo, leopards, chimpanzees and Diana monkeys.

Best time to visit: October to March

Location: Axim, Ghana

Entry fee: $ 20 (includes entrance fee)

Pro tip: Go for a 4×4 for a smoother safari experience.


10. Cathedral Church Of The Most Holy Trinity

Cathedral Church Of The Most Holy Trinity

The last destination on our list is the Cathedral Church Of The Most Holy trinity. The church is in the heart of the city. And provides a peaceful ambience away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The Catedral was made in 1894 under British Colonial rule. And the work done on the exterior and interior of the church speaks about the brilliance of the artwork involved.

Best time to visit: October to March

Location: Accra, Ghana

Entry fee: N/APro tip: The guard at the gate might come off a bit rude, but all he is looking for is some tip.

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