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22 Must-Visit Tourist Sites In Ghana

Ghana is a home to several beautiful and very famous tourist sites that have been attracting thousands of visitors each and every year.

Ghana is a perfect travel destination for any kind of traveller including solo travelers and travelers who are on a strict budget. The country is one of the most peaceful countries in the world and the locals are very friendly so your safety is always and 100% assured.

In case you are not familiar with the tourist sites in the country, here are a few we have put together to put you in a sweet touring traveling mood:

1. Nzulezo Stilt Village

Do you know about the village which is located on a river? Well, its name is Nzulezu. The entire village is literally on a river with its buildings built on stilts. It is in the Jomoro District, about 90 kilometres west of Sekondi Takoradi.
Location: Western Region

2. Mole National Park

If you are a wildlife lover, this park is the perfect place for you. It is been inhabited by several rarest animal species.
It is the largest national park in Ghana, covering an area of 5,000sq km. It is home to over 750 species of flowering plants, over 300 species of birds and over 95 species of animals including lions, elephants, hyenas and many more.
 Location: Northern Region, Ghana.

3. Paga Crocodile Pond

This tourist site is one of the rarest tourist destinations in the whole world. I am saying that because, it is literally the only tourist site where tourists can ride on the back of crocodiles. The pond has been inhabited by these wonderful crocodiles for over a thousand years now. These crocodiles are very friendly!!!

4. The Kakum National Park

With its 350 metres long canopy walkaway, tourists can gaze upon the ecosystem of the thick rainforest. This rainforest is packed with several beautiful species of plants, birds and butterflies. It is a must visit tourist site.
Location: Central region, Ghana.

 5. Wechiau Hippo Sanctuary

This lively tourist site is situated in the Upper West region of Ghana. It houses several wildlife. It attracts huge number of tourists every time of the year.

6. Bobiri Butterfly Sanctuary

 This is a perfect spot for the butterfly lovers and ecotourism enthusiasts. This tourist site houses some of the uncommon butterfly species you can possibly think of. This sanctuary is reported to be occupied by over a thousand butterfly species.

7. Boti falls

A small village called Boti is the home of a fantastic waterfall known as the Boti falls. In the same location as the waterfall is the three-headed palm tree and an umbrella rock.
Location: Eastern region, Ghana.

8. Aburi Botanical Gardens

The Aburi botanical gardens located at Aburi, a town in the Eastern region of Ghana, is one of the country's oldest gardens.
It houses almost all the plant species you can think of. It is a perfect tourist destination for agriculture, plant physiology and horticulture enthusiasts.
Location: Eastern region

9. Du Bois Memorial Centre For Pan-African Culture.

Known to attract massive amount of tourists every year round, this centre is the resting place of the famous African-American sociologist, Du Bois who passed away in August 27, 1963 at Accra, Ghana at the age of 95.
This centre also houses his wife's ashes and a research library for Du Bois treasured books.

 10. Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum.

Do you know Dr Kwame Nkrumah? The man who gained independence for Ghana? Yeah, I bet you do know him. He is very popular in Ghana, Africa and the world at large. This mausoleum contains and displays almost everything you would like to know about this great man.

11. Lake Bosomtwi

 This natural lake is located in the Ashanti region of Ghana. It is the only source of water entertainment in the region due to the lack of sea so the place is always packed with tourists and the locals as well.

12. Cape 3 points

Cape 3 points is very popular  among backpackers and tourists.
Its popular beach resort Escape 3 points boasts of a turtle sanctuary, an amazing surf break, a beach bar and many more.
And hey, do not forget to spend a night to gaze upon the planetarium-like  beautiful stars in the sky at night.

13. Lake Volta

 Lake Volta, the largest man-made lake in the world by surface area, is located at Akosombo, Ghana. The lake was created to provide the popular hydroelectric Akosombo dam with enough water. This makes it possible for tourists to get to watch the lake and the dam at just a visit. It is like killing two birds with a stone.
Location: Akosombo, Eastern region Ghana.

14. Arts Center (also referred to as the Center for National Culture)

It is a beautiful place or center where art enthusiasts showcases their works. This is an ideal location for tourists who are really into arts.

15. Bonwire Kente Weaving Village

Have you ever heard of Kente, one of the popular ghana clothes? This village called Bonwire is known to produce the quality ones.
They weave the Kente cloth manually with a continuous rythemic movement of their hands and legs.
It is just beautiful and very nice to watch.

16. Busua Beach

The Busua beach is an ideal destination for any tourist who would love to relax at a very serene beach. The beach's high waves and strong wind system makes it a perfect spot for swift surfing.
The resorts at this beach are very endowed with equipments for water sporting activities—jets skiing, kayaking, surfing and many more.
Location: Busua, Western Region, Ghana.

17. Kintampo Waterfalls.

The Kintampo waterfalls which during the colonial days was referred to as the Sanders Falls is situated on the Pumpum river just 4 kilometres North of the Kintampo municipality.
Location: Kintampo, Ghana

18. Wli waterfalls

This huge waterfall is not the tallest in just Ghana but the whole of West Africa. Get your hiking boots ready because you are definitely going to enjoy this. By the way, this waterfall is the highest waterfall in Ghana.
Location: Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana

19. Cape Coast Castle.
Melania Trump visiting the Cape Coast Castle.

It was one of the "slave trade" castles in the then Gold Coast during the colonial era. It was built by the Swedes for the purpose of timber and gold trading but later turned into a slave castle.
It is now a popular tourist site in Ghana.
 It is a perfect tourist site for individuals who would like to know how the slave trade went about.

20. Osu Castle.

The Osu castle often referred to as Fort Christianborg is situated on the coast of the Gulf of Guinea of the Atlantic ocean at Osu, Accra, Ghana.

21. Elmina Castle

This castle was built by the Portuguese in the year 1482 and was named São Jorge da Mina Castle. Apparently, it was the first trading post erected on the Gulf of Guinea and literally the European oldest building in the South Sahara.

22. Larabanga Mosque.

This Sudanese architectural styled mosque—which is a very famous tourist attraction in Ghana—was built in a the year 1421. It is one of the oldest mosque in West Africa and the oldest in Ghana.
This mosque is often referred to as the Mecca of West Africa.

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