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The definitive travel guide for 2022

Ghana is known as the gateway to Africa. This West Africa the country is peaceful, safe, friendly and easy to navigate. It is a perfect destination for travelers (men and women) who want to feel in Africa. It welcomes the visitor with its touching hospitality and culture. The warmth that the country gives to strangers of all life value.

Travel Noire spoke to Derrick Koney, also known as Nii Ghana, about the best way to explore the country. Koney is an experienced guide who has Nii Tourist attractionsan Accra-based travel agency.

Courtesy of Nii Ghana

Courtesy of Nii Ghana

“The country offers tropical beaches like Hawaii, fascinating historical heritage like Rome, cultural variety like India, diverse wildlife and diverse cuisines, and incredible nightlife like the United States,” he said. declared to Travel Noire.

See below for the ultimate guide to Ghana, according to Nii Ghana.

Explore Accra

Accra

Accra

We explore urban Accra, which is more like a diverse mix of past, present and multi-cultures. Take an in-depth tour of the colorful and bustling streets of Accra and spend an afternoon exploring the city’s many historical sites, scenic spots, street food and craft markets.

Visit Independence Square

Photo by Ife

Photo by Ife

Black Star Square, also known as Independence Square, is located in Accra, Ghana and is now the site of all national gatherings in the Ghanaian capital. It was completed in 1961 to coincide with Queen Elizabeth II’s state visit in November 1961.

From the first parade in honor of the Queen’s visit until today, Black Star Square has hosted every major national public gathering in the country, national festivals, military parades, concerts and even crusades. None of this is more important than the Independence Day parades held in the square each year on March 6.

The square is one of the scenic spots in Ghana for tourists to Ghana. If you want to prove to people that you were in Ghana, this is one of the places to take a photo.

Visit Makola Market

Photo credit: Makola Market Ghana

Photo credit: Makola Market Ghana

Stroll through the famous market and shopping district in the center of Accra city which is full of goods of colorful fabrics, fruits, clothes, scents and sounds, bustle.

This is the best place to soak up the atmosphere of a West African market.

Explore the Arts Center

Visit the arts center which is bustling with a maze of alleyways with mini stalls displaying authentic Ghanaian art in the form of handcrafted clothing, jewelry, carvings and paintings to shop for souvenirs and traditional attire.

Visit Labadi Beach

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Labadi Beach is the busiest and most popular beach in Ghana, home to several restaurants and beach bars.

It offers a great urban beach experience, with views of the Atlantic Ocean accompanied by plenty of beach activities like horseback riding, swimming, and ATV rides on the beach.

Labadi Beach is a hub for non-stop beach parties and must be on the list of places to visit in Ghana.

Aburi Botanical Gardens

Aburi has always been one of my favorite places in Ghana because of its peaceful vibe compared to the bustling capital, with its mountain breeze and the way it welcomes you with its jungles and beautiful views from the mountain tops . Discover some vital and exotic plants of the universe and expose yourself to the ingenuity of the inhabitants when you interact with them.

Waterfalls

Ghana may not be on the list of countries with famous waterfalls, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that we have some of the most mesmerizing and beautiful waterfalls nailed within the jungle.

Hunting for the hidden gems of Ghana should be on your list of things to do in Ghana.

The country has about ten unique waterfalls, but the most recommended would be the Boti waterfalls.

The Wli Waterfalls, or Agumatsa as the locals call them, are second on my list of fascinating waterfalls in Ghana. It is said to be the tallest waterfalls in West Africa, with 1600 feet deep in a pool at the base is a must visit in Ghana.

The Assin Manso Slave River Site

The Assin Manso slave river site served as a place where enslaved Africans took their last bath on African soil before being driven to the slave castles.

They have been fed and cleaned to look attractive and healthy to secure higher prices.

The river is home to the first two diasporas (Lady Crystal from Jamaica and Samuel Carson from New York), whose remains were brought to Ghana through the “gate of return” and reburied.

Additionally, remains of descendants of African slaves from Barbados are interred at the site to symbolize emancipation and reconnection.

Elmina Town and Elmina Castle

Landtours

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Ghana’s historic towns are home to the oldest European building in sub-Saharan Africa.

The town of Elmina was the headquarters of the Portuguese for 150 years and was designed to accommodate the status of Lisbon (capital of Portugal). The city was a slave port where enslaved Africans, kept in the castle, were shipped to the new world through the Gate of No Return.

The building, built in 1482, is the first slave castle on the Gold Coast, now Ghana.

cape coast castle

Cape Coast Castle (Photo by NATALIJA GORMALOVA/AFP via Getty Images)

Cape Coast Castle (Photo by NATALIJA GORMALOVA/AFP via Getty Images)

A site that Barack Obama once said reminds him of the capacity of human beings to do great evil.

Cape Coast Castle is one of 40 castles and forts that constantly reminds us of the dark times in our history of discomfort in dungeons, torture, rape and people who lost their lives left the fate of captives to the walkthrough of the “DOOR OF NO RETURN” in the slave ships.

Today, people of African descent visit the castle to hear the untold stories the walls have to tell.

Visit Kumasi

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Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Visit the lush heart of Ghana, a region full of rich traditions. This mighty kingdom is part of Ghana, known as the heart of Ghanaian culture.

The famous Kente cloth, exquisite pottery and carvings, mouth-watering traditional dishes and the feeling of walking through the ancient but fascinating streets of the city is an experience indescribable in words.

Visit the Manhyia Palace

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Visit one of the most powerful kingdoms in the world. ‘Manhyia’ (Akan language meaning Hyia of Oman – the gathering of the city’s inhabitants) serves as the central palace for the Asantehene (Ashanti king).

Explore the unique museum created to commemorate past rulers and to communicate the richness of our history and culture to future generations.

The village of Adinkra

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Adinkra village is famous for its adinkra cloth design. Adinkra in the local dialect means “farewell”.

Designs are important for the proverbial content. It was worn only for funerals in the Ashanti region and produced mainly in black, brown and red.

Today it is made in all colors and used all over Ghana for many occasions and even for tattoos.

A trip to Adinkra Village involves learning how dye is extracted from a tree and the process involved in making it. Then make your prints using the adinkra stamps on your favorite fabric.

The village of Kente

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Kente is a colorful handwoven Ghanaian traditional cloth worn on important occasions and celebrations. IIt is thought to draw inspiration from the spider’s know-how to make its webs.

Today it is a symbol of African culture, heritage and ingenuity not only in Ghana but across the entire African continent. Learn all about the history and process involved in creating one of Africa’s cultural treasures.