Perhaps you are thinking about a weekend getaway, a beautiful vacation trip with your family in Ghana. Having so many beautiful site attractions and vacation joints, Ghana is an ideal place to visit when you one needs a vacation get away with a friend, family or relative. Take a stroll at five most beautiful places to visit the next time you visit Ghana.
KAKUM NATIONAL PARK
The Kakum National Park is on coast of southern Ghana, in West Africa. It protects an area of rain forest, home to endangered mammals such as forest elephants, bongo antelopes and primates like the Diana monkey. The park is rich in butterflies and birds, including African grey parrots and horn-bills. The Canopy Walkway, suspended 30 meters above the ground, provides treetop views of the forest.
CAPE COAST CASTLE
Cape Coast Castle is one of about forty “slave castles”, or large commercial forts, built on the Gold Coast of West Africa (now Ghana) by European traders. It was originally built by the Swedes for trade in timber and gold, but later used in the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Other Ghanaian slave castles include Elmina Castle and Fort Christiansborg. They were used to hold slaves before they were loaded onto ships and sold in the Americas, especially the Caribbean. This “gate of no return” was the last stop before crossing the Atlantic Ocean.
Elmina Castle was erected by Portuguese in 1482 as São Jorge da Mina (St. George of the Mine) Castle, also known simply as Mina or Feitoria da Mina) in present-day Elmina, Ghana (formerly the Gold Coast). Elmina and Elmina Castle was the first trading post built on the Gulf of Guinea, so is the oldest European building in existence below the Sahara. Recommendations to visit this site is on the rise each day as many people tends to want to hear about the stories of the Slave trading activities which occurred many years ago.
KWAME NKRUMAH MAUSOLEUM
Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, also know as the Memorial Park(KNMP) 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(by then Gold Coast) from colonial rule in 6th March,1957.
The entrance to the site is from the 28th February High Street just along the coast from Independence Square. It is located directly opposite the old Paliarment House now known as the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice(CHRAJ).
The village is located in the Amansuri wetland and accessible to the public only by dugout canoe from the town of Bevin on the coast about 40 kilometres east of the Ivorian border and 90km west of Takoradi.
Tickets (20 cedis) must be bought from the office which is clearly signed at the end of the long dirt road. Life preservers are provided but parents may consider it wise to take their own for small children. At the beginning of the canoe journey, there is a modern, well-constructed cafe serving drinks, hot food, and European-style coffee. The canoe trip is 45 to 60 minutes in duration and very scenic.
Numerous canoes, each big enough to carry five adults, carry visitors through mangrove forest and across Lake Tadane to the village every day except Thursday. Visitors are frequently expected to assist in paddling the canoes.
There are many places to explore as a tourist once you are in Ghana, Take no pain in finding the perfect holiday or vacation avenue because right here in Ghana there are many interesting places to visit and explore so take a breath and enjoy the ride.