Ghana offers a myriad of historical, cultural and thematic attractions ranging from wildlife safaris, forts and castles, lakes, beaches and waterfalls to the more contemporary African handicraft markets and museums. Scheduling your travel itinerary can be a reckoning experience, but it is the best way to maneuver your journey and optimize time to your favor.
There are over fifteen forts in Ghana, dating back to the 15th century and they speak of the legacy of European colonial rule and African history. Experience the rainforest flora and fauna at Kakum national park and Mole National Park. Visit Paga Crocodile ponds at Bolgatanga, and wildlife sanctuaries like Bui national park, Boabeng-Fiema Monkey sanctuary, Bomfobiri wildlife sanctuary and more. Choose to go cave exploring in ancient caves existing in some of the national parks and wildlife sanctuaries and witness sculpted walls and ancient artefacts.
Visit Lake Volta and Lake Bosomtwi where you will hear of its making and see savannah vegetation all around you. The Akosombo dam taps the heavy rainfall in the Volta region and provides water for surrounding agriculture and civilization. Visit Mount Afadjato and the Wli waterfalls when in Volta. Head to the coastline of Ghana to experience hot and humid weather and enjoy beach life. Some of the popular beaches along the Gold coast are Elmina beach, Brewa beach, Gomoa Fetteh beach and Sir Charles beach. Some forts like the Elmina castle, St Jago and Cape Coast castle are in proximity of beaches. Visit the fishing villages to witness the civilization, their fishing fleets and markets. Many beach lovers prefer the beaches in Dixcove and Busua, because they offer long stretches of white sand and good waves for surfers. The coastline also offers number of lagoons for those who like to explore through island foliage.
When in Accra city visit the The Du Bois centre, University of Ghana, The National Museum, Army Museum, Makola market, other handicraft markets and artefact stores. Find a number of night clubs and pubs to go partying at night and restaurants to enjoy fine wining and dining.