Where is Ghana? Bordered by Burkina Faso to the north and Togo in the east; its borders sliding into the Ivory Coast in the west, and plunging into the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Guinea in the south, the Republic of “Warrior King” is a country in the sub-region of West Africa.
Where is Ghana in history? Currently a magnetic destination for tourists, Ghana’s history is dotted with colonial contests by numerous European powers, each seeking trading rights for slaves. Ghana’s current borders were established in 1900 as the British Gold Coast, which eventually led to the declaration of its independence in 1957.
A booming tourist hub, you will find a diverse range of places to visit in Ghana.
Cape Coast Castle
Ghana’s Atlantic Coastline is dotted with forts dating back to the 17th century by different, competing colonial powers. The Cape Coast Castle, however, is the most impressive of these forts, both because of its expansiveness and because it was successively expanded and used by the Dutch, Swedes, and finally, the British. Don’t forget to pass through the “door of no return” and the dungeons!
Accra, Ghana's Capital
Imagine an emerging metropolis, a sprawling city of over 2 million residents. Now imagine a clash of modern architecture with the possessive history of the land under. That’s Accra, the capital of Ghana. It’s a mix of modern busy life and lively markets centered around the Makola Market, and shanty towns dotted with forts.
Set the sights and take a ride across the largest man-made lake in the world with Yapei Queen, a passenger boat that regularly runs the entire length of the lake between the North Yeji and the South Akosombo. It is one of the places to visit in Ghana.
St George's Castle in Elmina
Picturesque and serene in its own right, the fishing town of Elmina off the Cape Coast is home the stark white-washed beauty of St George’s Castle, one of Ghana’s biggest attractions. Originally built by the Portuguese, the Castle is another historic building that changed hands with multiple colonial powers.
Kakum National Park
Alive with the busy lifestyle of its inhabitants, the Kakum tropical rainforest brings 40 species of mammals and over 250 species of exotic birds. The highlight of any visit is the stroll across long bridges called the Canopy Walkway, creating a unique viewing perspective and an amazing experience.
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