Ghana is a beautiful West African country that borders Togo, Burkina Faso, and Ivory Coast. There are beautiful beaches, diverse wildlife, and colonial buildings to admire. If you love nature, this is the right place to be whether you want to go hiking, see wildlife or admire different species of plants. Places to visit in Ghana includes Accra which is its capital city.
Visit the Kwame Nkrumah Museum
For the history enthusiasts being in Accra means that you have to visit the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum in the 5 acre Kwame memorial park. Just like the name, it is dedicated to the person who led Gold Coast now Ghana to independence. On March 6, 1957, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah announced independence of the country from Great Britain. He holds an important position in the country considering that he was also the first president of Ghana. This is one of the places in Ghana that is a must visit. If you are in Accra on 1st August and 6th March of every year, you can witness the Celebration of Emancipation Day and Independence Anniversary respectively. Visit the memorial park and learn more about the history of Ghana.
Visit the Cape Coast Castle (The Gate of no Return)
When you hear someone talk about Ghana or Cape Coast, what comes in mind is the slave trade. This is actually one of the best tourist sites in Ghana where you get to learn more about the slave trade. Slaves stopped here en-route to the Americas, and that is why it is known as the “Gate of no Return”. There is a video documentary, you get to see how they slaves were transferred, the cramped and dark rooms, as well as the slave route, maps as you learn more about the past. Whisky bottles, firearms and glass beads can also be seen in the castle museum. The castle was later used by the British governor as his headquarters.
Enjoy Picnic at Lake Volta
Another one of the places in Ghana to visit is the beautiful Lake Volta. It’s a great point to enjoy a picnic with family and friends. Its location of elevated hills and leveled plains as well as the sky blue waters offers stunning views. By land area, this artificial lake is considered to be the largest not only in Ghana but also in the world. One activity to engage in is to have cruise tours. If you are looking for serenity and natural beauty, Lake Volta is the place to be.
The next time that you are looking for a destination that is rich in history has gorgeous beaches and fun activities to engage in consider visiting Ghana. It is a country that has so much to offer to each of its visitors. Popularly famous due to the slave trade and its movie industry, there are many places to visit in Ghana and things to do. The Labadi Beach or La Pleasure Beach is one of its gorgeous beaches.