Ghana is one of the most beautiful places to visit in sub-saharan Africa. Our earlier post featured the first five of the ten most beautiful tourist attractions to visit when you find yourself in Ghana. This particular post is the continuation of the remaining five to make a complete ten. Read earlier post
Kumasi is the former capital of Ghana’s Ashanti Kingdom in southern-central Ghana. Kumasi is Ghana’s second largest city with a population of around 1.5 million. The Ashanti are famous artisans, their gold jewelry and trinkets are famous throughout the world, as is their Kente cloth and wood-carved stools. You can see examples at the National Culture Center as well as various craft villages on the outskirts of Kumasi.
The bustling Kejetia Market is worth visiting, the Kente cloth is good value here if you can stomach the chaos. If you’re interested to see how the Ashanti Kings used to live, you can visit the Manhyia Palace Museum. You can meet the current Ashanti king here; he makes an appearance to greet the public every 42 days.
You can never miss these sites in this region: Okomfo Anokye Sword Site, Lake Bosomtwe, Kumasi Market and Fort. Miles outside Kumasi is also the Obuasi Gold Mine and Bonwire( the Kente City)
The Kintampo waterfalls located on the Kumasi-Kintampo highway provides a panoramic scene and superbly display the beauty of nature.
It is about 4km away from the Kintampo Township, on the Kumasi-Tamale road. This is the point where the Pumpu River falls some seventy (70) meters to continue its journey towards the Black Volta at Buipe . The Kintampo falls is shaped in a beautiful staircase. This superb falls mysteriously disappears and resurfaces 200 meters away from its original location.
Its great scenery makes it a favourite attraction for tourists who visit the region( Brong Ahafo). One can never miss the Boambeng Fiema Monkey Santuary in the Brong Ahafo region as well.
Nzulezu is a village built on stilts in the marshy Amansuri Lagoon. Similar in looks and atmosphere to Genvie in Benin, this is a unique little fishing community, far from the hustle and bustle of daily Ghanaian life.
You can only reach it by renting a canoe, available from the village of Beyin (about two hours drive from Axim). It takes about an hour to reach the village. Simple accommodation is available in a stilt house. You can also find the Ankasa National Park in this region.
9. Mole National Park
Mole National Park is Ghana’s largest wildlife park and is located in north western Ghana. In Mole you can expect to see buffalo, roam antelope, elephants, warthogs, hyenas and if you’re very lucky, leopard. Lions have recently been re-introduced to the park as well. There are also more than 250 species of birds to enjoy.
You can opt for a walking safari or a traditional game drive accompanied by an armed guard. There’s a motel just near the park headquarters. The best time to spot wildlife is during the dry season from January to March as animals congregate around the water sources. You can also visit the Larabanga Mosque near the park, the oldest mosque in Ghana.
Located in the north-eastern border of Ghana, Paga is a sacred crocodile sanctuary.
Although crocodiles are considered as wild creatures, the Paga crocodiles are friendly and coexist with humans. The friendly relationship between the crocodiles and humans continue to baffle the minds of many. This is in contrast to the perception of crocodiles as dangerous.
It is a customary offence to harm, kill or show any sign of disrespect to the crocodiles of Paga. It is not uncommon to find children and or visitors sitting at the back of or holding the tale of a crocodile without any harm, after a sacrifice of fowl. This is normal for the people of Paga but a mystery to visitors.
Other tourist attractions in the area include the Paga-Nania slave camp, the mystery dam of Kayoro called Kukula and the Nasaga Game Reserve, eight kilometers away from Burkina-Faso and Paga.
Ghana is indeed an incredible and diverse country and there are many great places to visit. Hopefully my top ten will help you plan your trip.
And if you live in Ghana and you have not visited any of these sites, maybe now is the time to do so. Once you do so, you will realize the wonderful experience you have missed out all your life.
We hope you share the same views with us that these are some of the beautiful sites to visit in Ghana. Comment to tell us about your experience visiting some of these beautiful Ghanaian sites and which one is your favourite site to visit and why it is your favourite? You can also tell us about a site we missed out and those you would love to visit.
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