Known as the gateway to Africa, Ghana’s rich and colourful cultural identity still lives on and plays a vital role in everyday life for our people.
The first sub-Saharan African country to gain independence from colonial rule in 1957, Ghana’s ethnic diversity, safety, and friendly locals make it a must-visit for any traveler wanting to experience West African culture.
Ghana is a vibrant tapestry of culture and natural beauty. A West African jewel with rich history and breathtaking landscapes, it is a hidden gem that the continent has preserved beautifully for years. From the sprawling markets of Accra to the pleasant shores of Cape Coast, the country offers a variety of experiences to enchant its travelers. Whether you are a history enthusiast, an adventure seeker, or someone who loves nature, Ghana has everything for everyone. The destination sure is capable of leaving an indelible mark on the souls of whoever visits here. The country has a proud history and heritage. It was the first sub-Saharan African country to become independent of colonial rule, hence playing an important role in the Pan-African movement. One can learn more about it at the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, which speaks of the legacy of the famous leader, Kwame Nkrumah. Visitors can venture back in time and visit Elmina Castle (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and Cape Coast Castle, standing as testimonies to the Atlantic slave trade. These hauntingly charming forts give an opportunity to peek into the past and learn about the sufferings of people who were prey to the slave trade. Ghana is a melting pot of diverse cultures and ethnic groups, hence home to several customs and traditions. The hospitality and warmth you'll receive from the people here is unmatched. Witness the everyday lives of the Ghanaian people closely as you visit the Makola Market in Accra and Kejetia Market in Kumasi. These are must-visit places if you wish to shop for colorful textiles, traditional artifacts, and handmade jewellery. If you wish to dig deeper, then a visit t the Ashanti region would work wonders. Kumasi is the royal capital of the Ashanti Kingdom and manages to showcase the community's rich heritage. Discover closely the place where the king holds the court, i.e., Manhyia Palace, and witness the ceremonies of festivals like Adae Kese and Akwasidae. You can also visit the National Cultural Centre and Kumari Cultural Center to see the traditional music, storytelling, and dance. Apart from its cultural and historical importance, Ghana is also known for its seemingly natural beauty. Beyond its museums, forts, and memorials are places full of lush rainforests and idyllic beaches. Visit Kakum National Park, a heaven for nature enthusiasts. Enjoy a canopy walkway situated high on the forest floor, and enjoy the magnificent views of the canopy teeming with wildlife. Embark on a journey to explore the stunning beaches of Busua and Cape Coast, where tranquility awaits with open arms. With turquoise waters and pristine sands, these coastal jewels offer a perfect getaway from the hustle of the cities. If you are an adventure lover, you may also surf the waves in Busua. In the northern regions of Ghana, you can have a unique safari experience at the Mole National Park. Take a guided tour and search for antelopes, elephants, and over 300 species of birds. There are eco-lodges in the park wherein you can immerse in the wilderness and, at the same time, contribute to conservation efforts made by the locals. Teaming up the iconic destinations in Ghana to implore visitors is delicious cuisine. From the delectable banku and tilapia to spicy grilled kebabs and jollof rice, Ghanaian food is a blessing to one's taste buds. Its aromatic spices and their rich flavors make it all the more mouth-watering. When here, you should try waakye (rice and beans), freshly grilled corn with cob, and kelewele (spices fried plantains), which are common street food in Ghana. The country forms a strong reputation in front of food lovers. You can also see the cocoa production as you visit a cocoa farm. While here, see the process of making chocolate from bean to bar. You may also try chocolate-making workshops and create your own flavor. This land of enchantment, where culture, history, nature, and gastronomy come together to offer an unforgettable experience, should be on your bucket list. Visiting Ghana is like visiting home away from home for the friendly and helpful nature that Ghanaian people have. Once here, you wouldn't want to leave! It is the perfect destination for someone looking for an authentic experience.More +