Tourist sites in Ghana are characterized by a wonderful mix of animal species, beaches, mountains, landscapes, an incredible coastline, and structures.
A visit to some of these sites could be tricky but enjoyable.
Ghana is also famous for its mineral wealth most notable of them are gold, bauxite, manganese, diamonds among many others and also for its fondness for sport – especially football.
Check out the tourist sites in Ghana you should definitely visit; whether a Ghanaian living in or outside of the country, or a tourist in Ghana
We start off our tour with a visit to Nzulezu, translated in English to mean ‘surface of water.’ Visitors taunts the destination as one of the great wonders of nature in Ghana. Imagine a village that is built on top of a lake. If that isn’t mind-blowing, picture a community that has lived there for centuries. The Nzulezu village sits on stilts placed above a lagoon. It is the perfect blend of nature coming into harmony with man. The breath-taking scenery makes it one of the most beautiful places in Ghana.
The architectural model of the Larabanga mosque alone makes it an outstanding tourist site in Ghana. One must not hesitate to see and touch it in reality.
Larabanga is a small town located in the Northern part of Ghana. It is predominantly a Muslim community engaged in farming. The Larabanga Mosque as the name suggests is found in Larabanga.
It is touted as one of the oldest mosques in West Africa and in Ghana, the oldest mosque. As small as it may appear, the mosque has the ability to accommodate thousands of visitors.
Contained in the mosque is an old Quran believed by the locals to have been given as a gift from heaven in 1650 AD to Yidan Barimah Bramah, the Imam at the time, as a result of his prayers. The mosque, built with mud and reeds, has two tall towers in
Wli Waterfalls is a 20-kilometre drive away from the Hohoe Municipality in the Volta region of the Republic of Ghana. The Waterfalls stands tall and impressive inside a semi-deciduous forest. It is the tallest waterfall in West Africa, measuring about 143 metres from the upper fall to the plunge pool below it.
Wli Waterfalls’ sheer grandeur, height, beauty
Wechiau Hippo Sanctuary
The Wechiau Hippo Sanctuary, a community protected area is located at the extreme north-western corner of the Upper West Region of Ghana. it consists of a 40-kilometres stretch down the length of the Black Volta River which forms the region’s western boundary with Burkina Faso.
It is home to hippos, bats, chameleons, hedgehogs and many different types of reptiles. The sanctuary is an excellent place to explore birds with over 200 species identified and new sights seen regularly.
Shai Hills Resource Reserve
Shai Hills Resource Reserve is the closest spot to Accra. The destination is perfect to explore nature and wildlife and also engage in activities such as rock climbing and hiking. It is a perfect day trip from Accra and Tema. The Shai Hills Resource Reserve covers a total area of 51sq km. It is made up of savannah plains surrounding a range of southern outlier inselbergs which reach an altitude of 290 meters.