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Five Fascinating Tourist Attraction Sites To Visit In Ghana.

01 December 2015   |   4:25 pm

Ghana is a magical, adventurous and exciting country. It is a magical home for all, filled with adorable and friendly people, animal species, beaches, history, mountains, landscapes, culture and an incredible coastline. Ghana is blessed with 10 coastlines and each region has exciting tourist sites travelers should see.

Here are the top five tourist attraction sites.

Accra

Accra is an active and fun city of over 4 million residents. It is the one of the most peaceful and safest city in West Africa. Accra is beautifully structured with a lot of lovely places to visit, like the Shopping mall, beaches, resorts, restaurants, markets, nightclubs, museums, culture and crafts.

Makola Market is one of the biggest and colourful markets in Ghana. Tourists can find everything at the market from bright wax-print cloth to shea butter, imported clothing, electrical goods, shoes and bags, art and craft and beauty products. The biggest mall in West Africa West Hill Mall is one of the center attractions in Accra. The streets of Accra is beautiful at night and travelers can quickly enjoy the ambiance of Accra. Tourist should visit Kwame Nkrumah Memorial, it is the last resting place of the first President of Ghana, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. It is dedicated to him for his outstanding campaign to liberate Ghana.

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Other places to visit are The Jamestown Lighthouse, Independence Square, beaches like Labadi Beach, Tawala Beach, Bojo Beach and Krokobite Beach.

Boti Falls

Boti Waterfalls is situated in a village called Boti in the Manya Krobo district in the Eastern Region. This spectacular waterfalls is situated in the Eastern Region of Ghana, embedded in the heart of the forest reserve at Huhunya, which is about 17km North-East of Koforidua, the regional capital. It is seasonal, with cascades in the immediate surrounding areas. There are three sites at the park – the umbrella rock, the three-headed palm tree and, the falls. There are caves that are thousands of years old which served as shelter for the cavemen.

 

Kakum National Park

Kakum National Park is a dense tropical rain forest in Southern Ghana. The bird life is fantastic as well with over 250 species living in the forest, it is a home to elephants, monkeys and elusive bongo antelopes which roam among over 800 rare species of birds, butterflies, reptiles and amphibians. National Park protects plant and animal treasures of the African tropical forest. The highlight of any visit to Kakum is a stroll on the Canopy Walkway that is built 30 meters above ground, crosses several bridges and is over 1000 feet (350 m) in length. The Canopy Walkway offers a unique viewing perspective of the wildlife and unique plants of the forest.

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Mole National Park

Mole National Park is located in Northern Ghana and is the biggest national park in the country. The park covers an estimated 4,577 square kilometers in the district of West Gonja and is home to several species of mammals and birds. Some 600 elephants, 2,000 roam antelopes, 3,000 hartebeests, 4,000 waterbucks, 5,000 buffalo and 6,000 warthogs roam freely in the park’s grasslands. Uncounted lions, leopards, hyenas and various primates can also be seen in Mole.

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Cape Coast Castle

It has been designated as World Heritage Monuments by the World Heritage Foundation (UNESCO). It was built by various European powers during the 17th Century for the slave-trade and is one of the most impressive of Ghana’s old forts. It was originally built by the Dutch in 1637, later expanded by the Swedes, finally the British took control of it in 1664 and turned it into their colonial headquarters. It stayed that way for the next 200 years until they moved the capital to Accra in 1877.

 

 

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