In the tropical part of Africas East coast, surrounded by the Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso and Togo, lays Ghana. It’s a great travel destination due to it’s incredible nature & wildlife, culture and history. Here, we collected some highlights that you should try to experience on a trip to Ghana.
Kakum National Park
For nature lovers, Kakum National Park is a must-visit during your trip in Ghana. As a one of the most popular tourist attractions, it offers all kinds of things to see and do.The best way to to explore this tropical paradise and to get the opportunity to spot a large part of indigenous plant life is by simply walking and hiking through the park. It is famous for its Canopy Walkway, that was build 40 meters above the forest ground. The best time to visit is before noon, before it gets too hot and crowded. Then you might be able to catch a glimpse of the park’s mammals, butterflies and birds. You can also spend the night in the park, either I tents or tree houses.
Socialbnb Tips: If you decide to stay overnight, don’t leave any open food inside your tent or tree house during your sleep to avoid attracting rats and other vermin.
Nzulezo Stilt Village
Nzulezo, meaning “surface of water”, is Ghana’s floating village in the Tadane Lake and has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. infrastructure has improved over the years, it is entirely built on stilts and getting to Nzulezo Stilt Village is still an adventure; the only way to get here is by boat. It is possible to stay at a local homestay to fully experience the villager’s daily lives. Beware that there is no electricity there and for light at night the people use lanterns, flash lights or rechargeable lamps.
Socialbnb Tips: Buy some of their hand-carved souvenirs to please the villagers.
Mole National Park
Ghanas oldest and largest wildlife refuge is the best spot to observe several 100 of species of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians. Besides looking for elephants, lions and buffalos you can visit villages at the edge of the park, Ghanas oldest mosque in Larabanga and caves that once were used as hiding places for indigenes during the dark times of slave trade. The park is Ghana’s most developed tourist site, which makes getting here and accommodations quite comfortable.
Socialbnb Tips: If you can afford it, try to stay here a few days to explore different parts of the park (On pre-booked, guided tours in small groups).
Cape Three Points
Cape Three Points is the southernmost point of Ghana and its beach is among the most beautiful along Ghana’s west coast. Here, three headlands protrude into the sea with a lighthouse on the middle one. Admittedly, the journey is quite long and bumpy, due to the streets conditions, passing several rural communities, oil palm & rubber plantations. But you will be rewarded with a magnificent view of the coast that you can enjoy almost to yourself, because there are hardly any tourists. The small village Cape Three Points is quite isolated from the outside world, being surrounded by a coastal rainforest and rolling hills. This is a great place to relax, to enjoy the beach & sea, to go hiking and to explore the local culture and colonial past.
Socialbnb Tips: Always have cash with you. There’s no ATM in the village.
The website visitghana.com is a great source for many or informations for travellers and about COVID-19 alerts. There is also the possibility to experience some of the sights digitally with their 360 degrees virtual tours.
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