1. Kakum National Park, 2. Nzulezu Ghana, 3. Volta Lake, 4. Busua beach, 5. Mole National Park, 6. Kokrobite Beach. Ghana is a stunningly beautiful and culturally rich country in western Africa. It is a little country with remarkable tourist attractions to show the world. This African country is considered one of the more "stable" ones as well when it comes to democracy and gradual development. Ghana is also recognized as one of the world's most tranquil countries, with residents full of optimism and happiness. Ghana is a terrific spot to visit for travelers, with its sunny beaches, vibrant cities, friendly people.
Kakum National Park
Kakum National Park is a biodiverse area with some unique plant and animal species, and it is undoubtedly one of Ghana’s most beautiful regions. It is a destination for tourists interested in visiting Ghana’s rainforests, as it provides visitors with spectacular scenery and a fascinating wildlife experience, as well as modern camping facilities. It stretches across a large portion of southern Ghana.
The Canopy Walkway is a key part of the national park and pulls a lot of tourists but it is just one of Kakum’s many attractions. There are numerous trails and guided walks available to visitors who want to experience the solitude of the rainforest. It’s also a great place to go bird watching, with over 300 species including eight species of global conservation concern. Forest elephants, leopards, bongo, bushbuck, and a variety of primates are examples of mammals. In addition, over 600 butterfly species have been identified. People should definitely take guided tours to get a full picture of the area.
- Timings: 6:00 AM to 4:00 PM
- Entrance fee: 2GHS per person
- Location: R82, Ghana
The famous village called Nzulezu on stilts is located 90km west of Takoradi in Ghana about two hours’ drive from the beautiful beaches of Busua. This is one of Ghana’s most distinctive and picturesque locations. In English, the name means ‘water’s surface.’ It’s a fascinating town in the middle of Lake Tadane where community life thrives.
- Timings: 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM
- Entrance fee: $4 for Ghanaian & $10 for Foreigners
- Location: Jomoro District, Ghana
Volta Lake, located in Ghana’s south-east, is the world’s largest man-made lake. With a surface area of 8,502 km2, it is the world’s largest reservoir by surface area and the fourth largest by volume (148 km3). Its location is really beautiful and a must-visit when you come to Ghana. Volta Lake is in a tropical area, and the climate is pleasantly warm throughout the year. It is an attractive destination for tourists, and the small towns near the dam are developing as a result.
When visiting the place, you can visit Dodi Island. People can either fish in certain areas of the lake or take a trip to the dam. Exotic and luxurious hotels have been built near the lake to serve tourists who want to spend quality time by the natural retreat. Attempts are also being made to increase the region’s tourism level. However, for the time being, this is primarily aimed at the domestic market.
- Timings: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
- Entrance fee: NA
- Location: Akosombo gorge, Ghana
Ghana is a country that is very close to the ocean. Busua is a lovely beach where visitors can sunbathe and eat freshly cooked lobster. It is also a location where people can learn to surf and participate in this exciting ocean activity. The area is also well-known for the numerous luxurious resorts located near the beach. If you choose Busua beach as your Ghana vacation destination, you will never be disappointed.
Flanked on the west by the Busua Lagoon, the beach is generally regarded to offer some of the safest swimming in the country, though (as with anywhere along the Ghanaian coastline) tides and currents can be unpredictable, so take local advice before you swim, and don’t venture out deeper than the locals do. You are also recommended to try out the local cuisine from the nearby restaurants and also from the vendors present beside the beach.
- Timings: 24/7
- Entrance fee: Free
- Location: Ahanta West, Ghana
Mole National Park
The largest wildlife sanctuary in Ghana is Mole National Park. At an elevation of 150 meters, the park is located in Ghana’s Savannah region, on savanna and riparian ecosystems, with a high escarpment creating the park’s southern boundary. The park’s entrance is located at Larabanga, a local town.
- Timings: 24/7
- Entrance fee: 15GHS for nationals & 30GHS for non-nationals
- Location: Larabanga, Ghana
Kokrobite beach is yet another beach that will catch your attention when you are in Ghana. Kokrobite is a town along the Atlantic coast, 30 km (19 mi) to the west of Accra, the capital city of Ghana. It is well-known for sea fishing and is also a popular destination for tourists, backpackers, and international volunteers seeking beaches.
Big Milly’s Backyard, a resort that has been open since 1995, Bahdoosh, a beer bar, hostel, and restaurant managed by a young Australian ex-pat next door, and the Cool Breeze Hotel are the main tourist attractions. The Academy of African Music and Art, which is also located at this site, attracts a large number of people who are interested in the creative side of life. People can book the resorts which provide a beautiful view of the beach. The ‘Homowo’ festival held in the month of May is also a popular time when tourists flock to this beach destination.
- Timings: 24/7
- Entrance fee: Free
- Location: Kokrobite, Ghana