Travel & Design Blog - BY YASMIN METZ-JOHNSON

Monday, 15 January 2018

10 PLACES TO VISIT IN GHANA

Here are just a few of the places you can visit in Ghana, some I visited others I would have liked to. Enjoy the post!

1. KROKOBITE BEACH

I first discovered Krokobite beach on Instagram as I was gathering information before the trip of where I must visit. Krokobite beach is on the Ghana coastal Plain, a calmer beach located outside Accra. It was not very busy when I visited. As you approach the entrance of Krokobite, you are surrounding by a few food and beverage shacks to choose from, I wish I could review them for you but I was just fine with the fresh coconut water the men sell.


How to get there:

From Accra, the journey will take approximately and hour.

It was not far at all from Kasoa, I think we spent 25 minutes in the tro-tros.

A reference point to use is ‘West Hills Shopping Mall’. A taxi ride from the Mall should not take any longer than 20 minutes costing 15ghc.


2. CAPE COAST

Cape Coast is a three hour journey from Accra, one of the main attractions in this area is the Cape Coast Castle which was used as the last stop to hold slaves before crossing the atlantic ocean. Cape Coast also has other forts such as William Fort and historical building Wesley Methodist Cathedral.


The fishermen of Cape Coast
Cape Castle
3. ABURI

I only spent half a day in Aburi and most of that time was spent at the Aburi Botantical Gardens. The mountains views reminded me of Freetown, Sierra Leone. Somewhere I wish I went to during my time in Aburi is the woodcarving village. The current wood carving industry in Ghana, originated from an age-old traditional practice. Aburi has one of the finest woods markets in Africa with the main source of material is derived from natural forests.

Aburi Botanical Gardens
Aburi Botanical Gardens
4. ELMINA

Elmina is the neighbouring region to Cape Coast, most people visit both areas to view the castles. For more information on what to do in Elmina have a look at the previous post.



5. KAKUM NATIONAL PARK

 Located in the central region of Kakum is a national rainforest with a canopy walkway. A must do if you visit Ghana.




6. VOLTA REGION

If you enjoy scenic settings then Volta is for you! Volta Region is located at the eastern part of Ghana, sharing its eastern boundary with the Republic of Togo. Volta is also dominated by the River Volta and Lake Volta. I will be visiting Volta on the next trip to Ghana, whenever that is.

7. ACCRA

As you can imagine there is a lot to do in the capital city, my favourite nights were spent at Republic bar and grill. The area Osu which had great interval stop places such as Tea Baa and The Shop Accra where you can buy refreshments. I also enjoyed a trip to Makola Market, the market you can and most definitely find anything and everything you were looking for.


Oxford St, Osu - Accra

Chez Clarisse in Osu, Accra - Ivorian Restaurant
8. ADA FOAH

Ada Foah is a coastal town famous for its water sports such as sailing, swimming and cruises alongside fishing. Along the river shore are holiday chalets.

9. KUMASI

Kumasi is the capital city of the Ashanti Region, also known for the influence of Ashanti culture. There are plenty of avenues to explore in Kumasi, from the not to mention the Akwasidae Festival where the Ashanti people and chiefs remember previous kings. The festival is celebrated on a Sunday, once every six weeks. 

10. BOJO BEACH

 Bojo Beach is situated at the delta of the Densu River and the Atlantic Ocean next to a fishing village. The premises also has the Bojo beach hotel accommodation alongside a bar and accessing the beach requires a boat ride across the Densu River. Outside food and beverages are not permitted. Entry free 15ghc.

Delta River


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