Ghana’s Top 10 Attractions
Discover more about Ghana unfortunate history by visiting these two castles, recognised by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites.
A visit to any one of Ghana’s forts or castles will leave you with a better understanding of the history surrounding the arrival of Europeans in Africa and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
For more information, opening times, how to get there, etc read the dedicated chapter in the guide.
2. Rock Climbing
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Ghana's diverse geology has created numerous vertical cliff lines that provide both a challenge for the experienced climber and fun outings for the less experienced.
The Official Ghana Tourist Guide provides a detailed chapter on this growing sport with contact details and stunning images to inspire budding climbers.
3. Deep Sea Fishing
Experience deep sea fishing of the coast of Ghana.
The Atlantic Ocean of the coast of Ghana offer fantastic opportunities for big game fishing of blue marlin, big eye and yellow tuna, barracudas, marko shark amongst others.
4. Detailed information on Ghana’s famous canopy walkway
Visit Ghana’s famous canopy walkway and spot some local wildlife, birds and butterflies.
The rainforest walkway is composed of 350m of suspended bridge and seven tree platforms that reach the height of 30m above the forest floor. From the treetops, visitors experience a unique and spectacular view of the rainforest ecosystem and have the opportunity to see flora and fauna, which could never be viewed from the ground. Hundreds of species of butterflies and birds can be seen from the Walkway early in the morning and there is also the chance to catch a glimpse of the Spot-nose, Campbell and Colobus monkeys.
5. Enjoy an up close wildlife encounter at Ghana’s largest and most visited National Park.
Mole National Park is Ghana’s largest national park and can be located in the Northern Region of the country and covers an area of 5,000sq km. Its savannah vegetation supports about 730 species of flowering plants and over 90 species including elephants, buffaloes, lions, hyenas, antelopes, crocodiles and over 300 species of birds.
6. Discover the many beautiful beaches and resorts along Ghana’s western coast.
Spend time discovering the beautiful beaches and resorts along Ghana’s coast.
In the Western Region, the expansive Busua Beach and the Ankobra Beach with their strong wind systems and high waves are the popular two surfing points in Ghana. These resorts are well equipped with a range of water sporting equipment for jets skiing, surfing, kayaking, wind surfing, etc. They are also ideal locations for beach volleyball, soccer, and other beach sports and activities. However, the newly established Kedas Lodge Watersport Centre located in the Miemia Bay is where one heads to for an all round water experience.
7. Traditional Festivals
Immerse yourself in tradition at one of Ghana’s colourful festivals.
The Official Ghana Tourist guide contains a detailed chapter of dates, descriptions and history for all of Ghana's main festivals which includes the : Akwasidae in the Ashanti Region, the Masquerading Festival and the Edina Bakatue Festivals in the Central Region and the Hogbetsotso of the vibrant Volta Region.
8. Why not visit these national symbol of Ghanaian eccentricity
The Official Ghana Tourist Guide lists the contact details of the select master craftsmen who meticulously design and manufacture these amazing end of life works of art.
9. 8. Crocodiles of Paga
Get up close and personal with crocodiles in the Upper East Region
10. Wli Waterfall
Use the Official Guide to plan a visit to this incredible waterfall whilst hiking through the spectacular landscape.
Located in the Volta Region and consisting of two parts, the lower and upper fall this impressive waterfall culminates into a plunge pool at the base ideal for swimming. The hike to and from the waterfall provide many opportunities to see the local wildlife.