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The Most Beautiful Sights in Ghana



The Most Beautiful Sights in Ghana

Experience True Beauty: 4 Top Ghana Tourist Locations

Ghana isn’t exactly the hottest tourist destination on the planet. Nevertheless, the scenic West African nation attracted over 620,000 visitors in 2021. While some tourists come because Ghana is ranked as one of the friendliest countries in the world, most of them come to experience the tropical climate, amazing scenery, and abundant wildlife. Some even like to visit while they are there to find free bets and other perks.

Another advantage of vacationing in Ghana is that it is relatively cheap compared to other top tourist destinations. As Betting Offerings Finder product owner Tony Sloterman points out, dining, accommodations, and transportation are all very affordable. This allows tourists to easily budget for trips to the top tourist locations. And what are these tourist spots? Well, let’s take a look at four of the most popular ones.

Mole National Park

Located in the northwestern Savannah region of Ghana, Mole National Park boasts the distinction of being the country’s most expansive wildlife reserve. In addition to the countless flora that proliferates in the regions, Mole is also home to over 90 species of mammals including elephants, hippos, and a variety of monkeys. The reserve covers an impressive 4,840 square kilometers.

Those who visit should make a point of trying the honey which is harvested by locals using non-invasive methods. This honey is now being sold as a health supplement in the United States.


Elmina Castle

If you plan on arriving at Kotoka International Airport in Accra, one of your first stops should be the historic Elmina Castle. This site is located in the coastal town of Elmina which is about a three-hour ride west of Accra. The castle was built in 1482 and was the region’s first trading post. It has fallen into several different hands over the centuries and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Elmina Castle underwent an extensive restoration in the 1990s and updates continue today. This is a popular attraction for African Americans who pay homage to their heritage. It has also become a somewhat popular location for movies and television.

Kakum National Park

You might want to make Kakum National Park your next destination as it is located about an hour’s drive from the aforementioned Elmina Castle. While it was designated as a reserve in the 1930s, it didn’t officially become a national park until 1992. Kakum National Park is very unique in that it one of just three places on the continent to have a canopy walkway. It stretches for 350 meters connecting seven trees along the way.

Even though the park only covers about 375 square kilometers, it is home to several endangered species including the African elephant, Diana monkey, and the giant bongo antelope. On top of that, you can gaze at no fewer than 266 bird species including the rare white-breasted guineafowl, grey parrots, and hornbills along with many species of butterflies.


Cape Coast Castle

Some tourist attractions have dark histories, and Cape Coast Castle is one such place. It was built as a trading post in 1555 by the Portuguese. At the time, gold and timber was the main commodity. However, it would eventually become one of the most notorious “slave castles” and was the last stop for many before the arduous journey across the Atlantic. The subterranean dungeon was particularly terrifying.

After falling into a state of disrepair, Cape Coast Castle was restored in the 1990s. It is now on the UNESCO World Heritage List and it draws over 100,000 visitors annually.

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