While you wait out for this entire pandemic to pass, and for lockdowns to be lifted, you might still dream of holiday destinations like Ghana as once it’s soon safe enough to travel again. Check out the best carry-on luggage for your next adventure here.
Ghana is a country in the West African region that’s richly blessed with stunning beaches, exotic wildlife, with a rich and colorful history. It’s also a place for diversity and adventure.
If you’re looking forward to your post-lockdown escapes, here are some amazing travel destinations in Ghana to visit after the whole Coronavirus crisis is over:
The capital of Ghana, it’s one of the destinations that should top your list. Known to be one of the world’s safest cities, this sprawling, vibrant city is strategically located with lots of breathtaking places you can explore.
A visit to St George’s Castle and other historical landmarks will take you on an interesting journey to the past trading activities in Ghana. You can also tour the many beaches surrounding the city, such as the Labadi Beach.
2. Kakum National Park
The country is also home to unique species of plants and animals. Kakum National Park, for instance, is a great place that you could go to if you want to experience the wonderful rainforests of Ghana.
Stretched in the southern portion, one could see elephants, meerkats, civets, buffalos, and unique species of birds. The Canopy Walkway is also a key section of the National Park that manages to draw in a lot of tourists. To have a much more extensive idea of the place, you could take guided tours.
3. Mole National Park
Another national park that is added on our list of Ghana’s travel destinations is the Mole National Park and is found in the northwest portion of Ghana.
It is also home to more than 250 bird species and a great place to go to if you’re an avid bird enthusiast. The best place to visit the site is during the dry season (between January to March.)
Kumasi used to be Ghana’s capital at the time of the Ashanti kingdom and has the second-largest economy in the country.
Kumasi is, no doubt, a delight to tourists. The place is well-known for its kente cloths, gold jewelry, and even wooden stools. If you love to shop, you will enjoy this place because of several craft shops and exciting stalls scattered around the city.
Moreover, if you want to know more about the history of the Ashanti kingdom, you can also head to Manhiya Palace Museum.
5. Busua Beach
Ghana is a country that’s close to the sea. Busua Beach is a great travel destination where people could surf or indulge in exciting water activity.
The place is known to have several luxury resorts close to the beach. You could also embark on a gastronomical adventure by trying out the local cuisine in one of the mouthwatering restaurants in the area.
6. St. George’s Castle
As we mentioned earlier, St. George’s Castle is one of the historical places in Ghana that you shouldn’t miss. The structure is built way back in 1482 by the Portuguese.
When visiting the castle, you should also drop by the picturesque town or talk to one of the local guides to know more about the history of the place.
7. Nzulezu Ghana
Nzulezu Ghana means ‘surface of water’ in English. Houses are built over the lagoon, and most of the structures are placed in stilts. Crocodiles and monkeys can also be spotted in this place.
Tourists can spend some quality time here by spending a night in one of the hotels perched on top of the lagoon.
8. Lake Volta
Located at the heart of the Greenwich meridian, enjoy a serene boat ride at Lake Volta while soaking in the breathtaking mountains of Ghana that surround it.
9. Kokrobite Beach
This beach is a favorite spot for beachgoers and tourists. The place is known for its pristine, white-sand beaches and vibrant nightlife.
It’s a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and a great place to go for a relaxing day trip where you could soak in the beautiful sunny weather and beach.
10. Paga Crocodile Pond
Another travel destination to visit in Ghana. It is a sanctuary built exclusively for crocodiles, the crocodiles that actually live here are quite friendly to the humans who want to visit and get up close and personal with them.
Tourists have the option to feed the crocodiles, and well-trained guides are always there to break any unnecessary fears over these reptiles.
Over to You
So, there you have it. If you plan on visiting Africa after the pandemic, and you haven’t been there yet, Ghana is known as the “Africa for Beginners,” making it an ideal travel destination that you can add on your bucket list.
Author: Geraldine Mills