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Top 10 Tourist Sites In Ghana And Their Regions That Are Worth Visiting

Ghana is a country with many blessings from mother nature and has grown into the most stable country on the African continent. The country boasts of a stable democracy and a high performing economy. Infrastructure in Ghana has taken leaps and bounds without causing any harm to the surrounding habitat of the country. Making each of its regions an extremely unique and interesting place to visit. The amalgamation of Ghana’s rich culture and heritage has made the tourist sites in Ghana and their regions worth the visit. Here is an interesting read on the top 10 tourist sites in ghana and their regions.

Popular Tourist Sites In Ghana And Their Regions

1. Kakum National Park

Top 10 Tourist Sites In Ghana And Their Regions That Are Worth Visiting

This is probably one of the most popular destinations to explore tourist sites in Ghana and their regions. It is on the southern coast of Ghana but still lies in the central region of the country. Kakum National park is spread across 375 km² and is home to some of the most unique species on the African continent. In addition, the park is known for its walking canopy that hangs at a height of 30 meters over the forest. Giving a very beautiful view of the park.

Location: Kakum National Park, Ghana

Region: Central Region of Ghana

Surrounding attractions: International Stingless bee Centre, Cape Coast castle

Best time to visit: Visit the park in the early morning hours around 7 am.


2. Labadi Beach

Labadi Beach

It is one of the well-known tourist sites in Ghana and their regions that garners a lot of crowd. The beach is known as ‘La Pleasure beach’. Labadi beach is a natural magnet for any and all kinds of visitors or travellers travelling to Ghana. One cannot miss the massive beach and its elating evening and night atmosphere. The beach is kept in peak condition by the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel and the Labadi Beach hotel.

Location: Labadi, Teshie, Ghana

Region: Greater Accra Region of Ghana

Surrounding attractions: Kpeshi lagoon, Al Mostafa Masjid, The Church Of Pentecost, Dreamland LA

Best time to visit: Fridays and Saturdays (for beach parties) & weekdays for a quiet and peaceful time.


3. Cape Coast

Cape Coast

Popularly known as the Cabo Corso in Portuguese, Cape Coast is a popular tourist site in Ghana and their regions. In colonial times the cape was a well-known slave-trading centre in West Africa. Now the town is a lively fishing town with colonial buildings and architecture donning the town’s natural beauty. With its colonial vibes and beautiful location, Cape Coast becomes the perfect spot for walks and strolls.

Location: Cape Coast, Ghana

Region: Central Region of Ghana

Surrounding attractions: Cape Coast Castle, Elmina Castle, Global Mamas Cultural Workshop

Best time to visit: January to April, October and November


4. Elmina Castle

Elmina Castle

Similar to Cape Coast Castle, Elmina Castle is one of the first constructions set up in Ghana. The castle is a colonial treasure from the 15th century when the Europeans first came to Africa. It was initially set up by the Portuguese but was undertaken by British and Dutch armies. The structure is made in such a way that the top half of the castle belongs to the luxurious accommodations of the Europeans. And the lower half was a prison for slaves that were kept for trade.

Location: Elmina, Ghana

Region: Central Region of Ghana

Surrounding attractions: Cape Coast Castle, Monkey Forest Resort, Global Mamas Fair Trade Shop

Best time to visit: January to April, October and November


5. Lake Bosomtwe

Lake Bosomtwe

Of all the top tourist sites in Ghana and their regions, Lake Bosomtwe is our personal favourite. The lake came into existence after a huge piece of space rock aka an asteroid came in contact with the surface of our planet earth. The resulting crater over the years became a beautiful destination due to the collection of rainwater in the crater. Furthermore, the lake is an important and holy location for the people from the Ashanti tribe, but one can still take a stroll or horseback ride around the lake.

Location: Kumasi, Ashanti, Ghana

Region: Ashanti Region of Ghana

Surrounding attractions: Bonwire Kente weaving village, Kejetia market, Bobiri Butterfly sanctuary

Best time to visit: January to April, October and November


6. Wli Waterfalls

Wli Waterfalls

Wli waterfalls also known as ‘Agumatsa falls’ are the highest in Ghana. It is one of the popular tourist sites in Ghana and their regions. The location is a perfect spot for one’s looking for peace and serenity. Hence, if one wishes to get a little exciting, they can go on a hiking trail to the top of the waterfalls. On the top of the waterfalls, one will find the ‘shrines of the lesser gods’. Which makes the waterfall a holy place for the locals of Hohoe.

Location: Hohoe, Ghana

Region: Volta Region of Ghana

Surrounding attractions: Mt. Afadjato, Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary, Fort Prinzenstein

Best time to visit: April to October


7. Lakeside Marina Park

Lakeside Marina Park

The capital of Accra is home to some popular tourist sites in Ghana and their regions. It is particularly popular for the recreational parks found only in the city. Lakeside Marina park is very popular with locals and tourists alike. The popularity is solely due to its regular upkeep and its eco-friendly measures of maintaining the beauty of the park without harming the natural habitat.

Location: Lakeside Estates, Accra, Ghana

Region: Accra Region of Ghana

Surrounding attractions: Mercy Social Centre, Presbyterian Church Of Ghana

Best time to visit: October to April


8. The Manhyia Palace

The Manhyia Palace

Amongst all the regions of Ghana, the Ashanti region is the most popular one of them all. And the Ashanti region is home to the several tribes of Africa and is home to all the Chieftains of the tribes. All the Chieftains in the Ashanti region report to the head Chieftain, Asantehene of Asanteman. And Manhyia Palace is the official residence of the head chieftain. The palace also has a museum and is home to some important relics of the Ashanti empire.

Location: Kumasi, Ghana

Region: Ashanti Region of Ghana

Surrounding attractions: Lake Bosumtwi, Ntonso Adinkra village, Kejetia market

Best time to visit: October to April


9. Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park and Mausoleum

Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park and Mausoleum

One of the popular and well-known tourist sites in Ghana and their regions is the park and mausoleum made to commemorate Dr Kwame Nkrumah. He is one of the prominent figures in the history of Ghana. And is solely responsible for Ghana’s independence from the clutches of colonial British. He played an important in the independence of Ghana, which the people of Ghana got on 6th March 1957.

Location: Downtown Accra, Ghana

Region: Greater Accra Region of Ghana

Surrounding attractions: Makola Market, Oxford Street, Alliance Gallery

Best time to visit: October to April


10. Kumasi Zoological Gardens

Kumasi Zoological Gardens

The second-largest city of Ghana after Accra is the city of Kumasi. Kumasi is home to the Kumasi zoological gardens which is in operation since the year 1951. The gardens are an exciting place to visit. And furthermore, also serves as a conservation centre for several species of animals on the brink of extinction. The gardens are one of the top tourist sites in Ghana and their regions and are a must-visit.

Location: Kejetia Rd., Kumasi, Ghana

Region: Ashanti Region of Ghana

Surrounding attractions: Bobiri Butterfly Sanctuary, Lake Bosumtwi, Kejetia market

Best time to visit: October to April

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