Tourism in Ghana, 10 Reasons to Visit Ghana

Tourism in Ghana, 10 Reasons to Visit Ghana. Ghana is a country that attracts tourists all year round with its tropical wild climate, many wildlife, exotic waterfalls like Kintampo Waterfall, sandy beaches, caves, mountains and rivers. Ghana has attracted 1.28 million tourists in 2017.

It is a country that hosts many tourists every year with its natural areas, historical and touristic places. There are many national parks, waterfalls and lakes in the country. Besides this, it has a castle, a museum and many historical buildings. Here are 10 reasons to visit Ghana.

1. Independence Square

Independence Square

The Independence Square, located in Ghana’s capital city Accra, is known as the most crowded and lively spot of the city. There are many touristic buildings on the square. Apart from that, there are also accommodation, entertainment places and local markets. You can start your trip first on this square.

2. National Museum of Ghana

National Museum of Ghana

The National Museum of Ghana, located in Ghana’s capital city Accra, Many archeological and ethnographic works are exhibited in the museum. Visit this museum to see Ghana history and culture closely. It is one of the most important tourist spots in the city.

3. Elmina Castle

Elmina Castle

Elmina Castle, located in the city of Elmina, within the boundaries of Ghana, was built by the Portuguese in 1482. It is the first place built by the Portuguese who came here during geographical discoveries and for this reason has an important place. This castle was later home to many states. With Ghana gaining independence, it stayed at the border with the country. Today, it is an important touristic structure for the country.

4. Osu Castle

Osu Castle

Osu Castle, located in the capital city of Ghana, Accra, was built by the Danish in the 1600s. The castle, which has changed hands between Denmark-Norway, Portugal and England, is now one of Ghana’s major tourist spots.

5. Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum and Memorial Park

Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum and Memorial Park

Osu Castle, located in the capital city of Ghana, Accra, was built by the Danish in the 1600s. The castle, which has changed hands between Denmark-Norway, Portugal and England, is now one of Ghana’s major tourist spots.

6. Lake Bosumtwi

Lake Bosumtwi

Lake Bosumtwi, located in the western African country of Ghana, is said to be about a million years old. It is estimated that a meteorite has been formed. At the same time it is a closed lake and there is no entry or exit of any water source. Covering an area of 49 km², this lake is 8.6 km long.

7. Boti Falls

Boti Falls

Located 17 km north east of Koforidua, Boti Falls has a wonderful view. It is located about 1.5 hours from the capital city of Accra. There are two waterfalls here. One is thought to be the woman and the other man is symbolized.

8. Mole National Park

Mole National Park

Mole National Park is the largest and most visited national park in Ghana with an area of 4,840 square kilometers. In 1958 the National Park status was granted. There are many animals in the park. Especially elephants, antelopes, pigs, crocodiles, lions, hyenas live here. In addition, many birds and creepers are also hosted. It is a very convenient place for safari.

9. Kintampo Waterfalls

Kintampo Waterfalls

Located in Ghana’s Brong-Ahafo District, Kintampo Waterfalls is a 3-level waterfall and flows 25 meters high. The scene you create is great with just one word. Located on the Pumpum River, this waterfall is one of the major tourist spots in the country.

10. Labadi Beach

Labadi Beach

La Pleasure Beach in Ghana’s capital city Accra, or Labadi Beach, is the country’s most popular beach. Around the beach there are many accommodation, restaurants, cafes and night spots. Come here and enjoy the pleasure of sea, sand, sun and entertainment.

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