Escape To Ghana
Ghana, a country full of rich history and culture. What is a visit to West Africa without a few days in Ghana?
Here is a KANGA list of some interesting things to get into in remarkable Ghana.
• KAKUM NATIONAL PARK
You can embark on the different adventures that await here! Go on a hike with beautiful views leading to an adventurous canopy walk! If you are daring enough, go for the 6 canopies with different heights and if you are feeling less adventurous then you can go for the 3 canopies. All are led by a guide who will also educate you about the surrounding area.
Another fun adventure to go on is the Tree House Experience. You should book this activity which includes a night hike where you can see the different wildlife and even sleep overnight! Talk about an adventure.
• ABURI BOTANICAL GARDENS
If you love being surrounded by nature, then this is for you! Enjoy the countless local and exotic trees in Aburi Gardens. Just a 45 minute drive from Accra, experience a once in a lifetime adventure like entering the Strangler Fiscus Tree where you can enjoy gorgeous views from inside.
Interact with the community and the students of the different schools that are situated on the garden grounds.
• ELMINA CASTLE
Elmina was built by the Portugese in 1482 as a trading post. This castle later became a significant stop along the infamous transatlantic slave trade route. Get a chance to walk through the dungeons where over 400 men and women were held for months before being sent away through the "Door of No Return," taken away from all that they know.
• KWAME NKRUMAH MEMORIAL PARK
This park is dedicated to Ghana's first president, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. You can find statues of him and see a number of his personal belongings which are on display in the museum. Admission to the park comes with a tour guide who you can learn about the inspirational Dr. Kwame Nkrumah from.
• BLACK STAR SQUARE
The square is also known as Independence square and is home to the Black Star Gate, Independence Arch and the Liberation day monuments.
An annual festival and parade is held in Black Star Square to celebrate the Ghanian Independence (March 6).
Kumasi is also known as Garden City and is in the Ashanti region of Ghana. Kumasi is the sight of West Africas largest cultural centre, the Palace of the Ashanti King.
In kumasi, expect to witness the strong and preserved tradition. You can get into a wide variety of attractions here too!
• WII WATERFALL
Wii Waterfall, the highest in Ghana. Get a guide to get you through! Expect beautiful landscapes via a 40 minute hike to get to the falls. Your guide is sure to explain the history of the town and the falls.
• MAKOLE MARKET (Arts Centre)
Before you leave Ghana, make sure you stock up on some authentic souvenirs at the arts centre! Hats, shoes and of course Kente cloth!
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