Ghana, formerly known as the Gold Coast is a destination for most tourists around the world. According to the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC), there has been a significant turnaround since 1996. Tourism in the past years has been a major contributor to the economic growth and development of Ghana. The Government of Ghana through the Ministry of Tourism is the regulatory body of tourism in Ghana. Ghana is an endowed country in sub-Saharan Africa blessed with dozens of historical monuments and tourist sites across all ten regions of the country. Ghana is a country of great natural beauty, friendly people and a host of other activities to entertain the tourist and a hub of many opportunities to explore.
Tourist sites in Ghana are characterized by waterfalls, caves, national parks, historical monuments, walkways, mountains, beaches amongst others.
The tourist sites to look out for whiles in Ghana include:
Waterfalls: Wli waterfalls (Volta Region), Kintampo waterfalls (Brong-Ahafo Region), Boti waterfalls (Eastern Region), Akaa waterfalls (Eastern Waterfalls), Fuller Falls (Kintampo) Tagbo falls amongst others.
Ancient buildings and Monuments: The James Town Lighthouse, James Fort, Kumasi Fort and The Manhyia Military Museum, Christianborg Castle , Elmina Castle, Cape Coast Castle, Labaranga mosque etc.
Other Places of Interest
- Wli Waterfalls and Mount Afadjato in the Volta region
- Kakum National Park (acclaimed tropical rain forest)
- Castles and Forts
- Lake Bosomtwi
- Cave exploration
- Buabeng Fiema Monkey Sanctuary (Brong Ahafo region)
- Makola market
- Paga Crocodile Ponds at Bolgatanga
- The fabulous National Culture Centre
- A night in the old Portugese fort (Metal Cross) at Dixcove on the coast
- Lake Volta-World`s largest artificial lake by surface (8,402 sq km) is in Ghana
Have a nice trip!