At Trashy Bags Africa, we transform plastic waste into a range of products perfect for everyday use. A tour of our factory in Abelemkpe will give you a first-hand experience of how we manufacture our products. From collection of the discarded sachets to washing, stitching templates and finally the quality control, you will see the complete upcycling process unfold before your eyes!
Visit us to learn more!
At Trashy Bags Africa, we transform plastic waste into a range of products perfect for everyday use.
Our Green Hub in Labone showcases our product range and demonstrates the work we are doing. We will take you through our process.
We’d love for you to visit us, learn more about the important work we’re doing, and talk to you about how you can get involved in contributing to a greener, cleaner Ghana!
Dive into the captivating history of Elmina Castle, a prominent symbol of Ghana's past. Uncover its dark secrets as a center for the transatlantic slave trade, and marvel at its role in shaping the nation's resilience. From the heartbreaking stories of those who suffered within its walls to the castle's eventual transformation into a beacon of hope, experience the triumph and tragedy that defines Elmina Castle's enduring legacy.
You might not know this, but Venice is not the only place in the world where people make beautiful things out of glass. For decades, Ghanaians have been making wonderful glass beads from recycled glass, and they are absolutely captivating. If you want to learn more, continue reading, and we will tell you all about it.
Busua Beach is a picturesque surfing haven in Ghana’s Western Region. This coastal gem is not just about the tranquil ambiance but a surfing hotspot with the perfect beach vibe. From riding the waves to exploring the nearby historical sites like Fort Apollonia, Busua is a gateway to diverse adventures.
It is time to put on your hiking boots, pack your meal, grab a water bottle, and apply some sunscreen because it’s time to go hiking in Ghana.
Constitution day in Ghana is a public holiday celebrated on the 7th of January every year. It is celebrated in recognition of the 1992 constitution and the birth of the 4th republic of Ghana.
Asante Traditional Buildings, located in Ghana, is a collection of unique traditional buildings that exemplify the traditional architecture of the Asante people. These buildings, constructed using natural and sustainable materials such as wood and mud, are known for their intricate carvings and decorations. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, they offer a fascinating glimpse into the cultural history of the region.
Uncover the natural wonders of Shai Hills Reserve in Ghana—a captivating destination boasting expansive savannas, forested hills, diverse wildlife, and a tranquil escape into nature's embrace.
Helgard Logistic Services is an indigenous Ghanaian owned Travel & Tours, vehicle hire, and logistics provider.
Introducing the beauty of Ghana and its people across the country. We take you to the city, across the mountains, through the rain forest. We show you the beauty up close and from the air.
Ghana is a wonderful place on this earth and absolutely worth a visit.
Visit the legendary destination that tells the story of one of Ghana's greatest spiritual leaders. Learn about the history and significance of the Okomfo Anokye Sword, explore the nearby attractions. This is an important and sacred site which also is a big part of Asante history.
Krobo Odumase, a picturesque town in Ghana's Eastern Region, offers travellers a unique opportunity to delve into the region’s history, landscapes, and remarkably beautiful craftsmanship. Fascinating bead-making traditions, breathtaking attractions such as Boti Falls, and welcoming locals, Krobo Odumase is something not to miss when visiting Ghana.
Yaa Asantewaa was a Queen Warrior, Legend, Hero, Leader, Queen Mother, Grandmother, Inspiration for generations, not only in Ghana. Among a list of wonderful things, Yaa Asantewaa is no doubt one of the most courageous and heroic warriors in history.
Read her history here.
Hogbetsotso is a festival celebrated by the Anlo tribe of Ghana. It is a festival celebrated in memory of their journey from their origin to their present-day location. The festival is celebrated on the first Sunday of November. The name of the festival is derived from the ewe language and it translates simply as the festival of exodus.
The trading Fort William was completed by 1757. It was built on hard rock near a sandy beach indentation with a sheltered harbour. The English had built a fort back in 1674 called Fort Charles which was destroyed to prevent it from being captured by other European companies. The English then hurried to construct Fort William.
Ghana boasts more UNESCO world heritage sites than any other country in Africa. It hosts 32 historic forts and castles and 13 traditional Ashanti buildings. Another six (6) sites are currently nominated for approval. Most of these sites are castles and forts built by European nations when they first arrived in Ghana.
In Ghana, just like in many other countries, X-Mas and NYW are celebrated on the 25th and 31st of December respectively. Fireworks, locally known as “knockout”, gatherings in churches, Christmas dishes, like Jollof and Fufu portray X-Mas in Ghana the best. However, nothing marks these days as much as the Harmattan, coming around.
The Kumasi Fort and Military Museum is situated in Kumasi, the capital city of the Ashanti Region of Ghana. It is one of the few military museums in Africa. Constructed by the Asantehene (the King of the Asante Kingdom) in 1820, the fort was destroyed in 1874 by the British forces and renovated 23 years later. Come and dive into our history!
Raise and fall of the Ghana Empire. What brought one of the wealthiest and the most powerful empires in Africa to a fall?
Delve into the fascinating history of Ghana's first president at the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park. This beautiful park is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in Ghana's cultural heritage. With its grand mausoleum, beautiful sculptures, and serene surroundings, the park offers an inspiring look at the life and legacy of one of Africa's greatest leaders.
Ghana has a wide variety of EcoTourism options. In this video we would like to take you along to show you some of these pearls.
These are wonderful locations ranging from the Northern Region to Greater Accra, absolutely worth a visit. Join us on this Eco-journey across Ghana!
A Yaw Pare Production, filmed by Michael Larbie.
So, you are in Ghana, exploring its beauty and richness. But, something feels missing... You are not someone who just travels to places, takes a bunch of photos, and comes back. You are someone who takes pleasure in first-hand experiencing the lives of the locals.
Where do you go then? You go Independence Square, of course!
Homowo Festival in Greater Accra region attracts many people every year. Food, songs, dance and joy fill the streets in appreciation of harvest.
Uncover Elmina's hidden treasures with BrandElmina. Explore Elmina Castle, Fort St Jago, and the Dutch Cemetery. Experience the vibrant fish market, captivating walking tour, and enchanting mangroves. Climb Roman Hill, visit the fish processing center, and embrace the lively nightlife. Discover Elmina with us.
Standing tall on a hilltop in Butre village in Western Ghana, Fort Batenstein offers a mesmerising view of the Atlantic coastline. But it was much more than the spectacular panorama and the paradisiacal beauty of the surroundings that urged Dutch settlers to build this small trading fort in 1656 in this area - GOLD.
Join an adventure to Kakum National Park in Ghana. Traverse the canopy walkway, explore the lush rainforest, and the stunning biodiversity. With an abundance of wildlife and flora, this park is a nature lover's paradise. Learn more about practical information and how to get there to start planning your unforgettable journey. Don't miss out on this treasure trove of natural wonders!
Have you ever found yourself wondering the extent modern technology can take us to in realizing our wildest fantasies? Things that were previously perceived as nature’s doing can now be artificially and stably constructed. Let me introduce you to Lake Volta, one of the world’s largest human-made lakes. It is a wonder awaiting you to explore it.
The Edina Bakatue Festival is an annual event in Elmina, Ghana, celebrating unity, heritage, and the river deity Nana Benya. Held on the first Tuesday of July, it marks the start of the fishing season. The six-week preparation period includes purification rituals, capping of the shrine, and specific weekly activities. The festival culminates with the Paramount Chief casting his net into the river, signifying the lifting of bans and the start of a prosperous period.
February or Black History Month is an annual celebration in remembrance and appreciation to those who have taken the courage to stand up against oppression of many kinds. Here are some outstanding Ghanaians whose stories must be told in the light of black excellence around the world.
The Fetu Afahye Festival is undoubtedly the most important calendar amongst the Fante people of the central region of Ghana. The Fetu Afahye Festival is celebrated by the Oguaa or Cape Coast Traditional Area of Central Region.
Unveil the dark past of Ghana at Pikworo Slave Camp. Explore its haunting history as a slave transit center and auction site, offering a glimpse into the tragic era of the transatlantic slave trade. A must-visit for those seeking to understand the resilience and strength of humanity.
Fort Prinzenstein in Keta, Volta Region, Ghana is a historic fort with a history dating back to the transatlantic slave trade. The Danish traders built it in 1784 to trade textiles, gold, ivory, and slaves. Visitors can visit the ruins and learn more about fort's role in slavery. It provides a window into a tragic period in human history.
Located in the temperate Brong-Ahafo Region, this conservation forest teems with monkey and bird life, providing a haven for species that are sadly threatened with extinction all over West Africa. The monkeys are considered sacred and the village is charged with protecting these special animals.
Sekondi-Takoradi is a twin city comprising the cities Sekondi and Takoradi. Today it is the most famous twin-city in Ghana and Africa with growing infrastructure and industries. It also does not sleep much.
Ghana is a vast and beautiful country with so many things to do, and packing can be a little difficult.
What to wear? What pack? Find some useful tips here!
Are you interested in exploring a location with immense historical and archaeological value? If yes, then you should put Mount. Krobo on the top of your travel bucket list. Located in Ghana, this is a pristine destination that allows you to engage with nature and history.
Sometimes travel memories of a place cannot just be fully represented by pictures or videos - sometimes there are things you have to experience and see with your own eyes.
There are many places and events highlighting contemporary, graffiti, murals and street arts in Ghana. Some of the most well-known ones are: The Chale Wote Festival, The Ghana Planetarium Science Project, and Nubuke Gallery and Foundation. Here are the reasons for visiting and what each is known for.
Explore romantic things to do and places to visit in Ghana Valentine's Day or not. We share ideas on where to go with your significant other and spend some needed quality time together.
A magnificent celebration of Ashanti people. Every 6 weeks this spectacular and vibrant celebration brings people together at Manhyia Palace in Kumasi.
The harmattan season is a period during which the North-easterly Sahara trade winds rush in a desert-storm-like manner into countries of West-Africa, leaving cracked lips, skin cracked and makes breathing difficult while everything is covered in dust. Ghana, obviously, is however not left out of this adverse condition.
Fort Victoria was one of a chain of 3 lookout posts built on the hills in the town of Cape Coast around Cape Coast Castle. In 1837 the present Fort Victoria was built on the ruins of its predecessor as a small but strong fort.
Explore the serene Nzulezu Stilt Village in Ghana. Nestled on Lake Tadane, this unique village offers an insight into a community living harmoniously on water. From its historical roots to its simplistic yet profound daily life, Nzulezu is a magnificent place to visit like no other. Nearby attractions will enrich your adventure, making a trip to Nzulezu a colourful page on your Ghana travel journey.
The Manhyia Palace (meaning - gathering of the town's people) is the official residence of Asantehene or the King of Ashanti and located in Kumasi - the capital of the Ashanti Kingdom and Ashanti Region.
The museum exhibits vast collection of artefacts and gives a great insight of historical events and tells the story of Asante people.
The Volta Regional Museum established in 1973 focuses on ethnographic history of the Ewe People. It exhibits traditional artefacts, Chieftaincy regalia, sculptures and much more.
The Paga Crocodile Pond is natures most impressive wild life site in Ghana. Tourists can get close, can sit, touch, and take photographs with the crocodiles
Explore the unique architecture and history of Fort Apollonia in Western Ghana. Built in the late 1700s, the fort features a strong seaward bastion. After the abolition of the slave trade, the fort was abandoned. However, in the 1960s, it made its return as a museum dedicated to the Nzema culture.
Nestled in Ghana's Savannah region, the Banda Nkwanta Mosque is an 18th-century architectural sample of Sudano-Sahelian design, built by Sudanese Muslim migrants.The rich history makes it a significant cultural landmark worth visiting.
Discover the perfect mix of adventure and relaxation at Labadi Beach, Ghana's most popular beach destination. From surfing and water sports to vibrant cultural festivals and beachside dining, Labadi Beach offers endless fun and entertainment. Immerse yourself in Ghanaian culture and experience the ultimate beach adventure at Labadi Beach.
A foodie guide through mouth watering dishes you need to try when in Ghana.
Ghana has it all-for travellers of all ages. From mystical swords stuck in the ground to the biggest lake in the world and ancient towns built on water. When traveling with kids to Ghana, there are a few things to keep in mind but we are sure kids will love it!
Fort Amsterdam, located in Abandze, Ghana, has a long and complex history. Originally built by the British in the 17th century. It wsa destroyed and rebuilt multiple times, before Ghana Museums and Monuments Board restored it in 1951. Today, it stands as a well-preserved piece of Ghana’s past, open to the public for exploration.
Built by the Danish as Christianborg Castle in the 1660s, Osu Castle has since then been passed on to many different owners. The castle was used for the trade of slaves and gold but was abandoned after the abolition of slave trading in 1803. In 1902 Christiansborg Castle became the seat of government and serves as the office of Ghana's President.
The Akaa Waterfalls is alluded to as nature's undiscovered magnificence in Ghana. Akaa Falls is a stunning waterfall situated in the Eastern Region. Akaa falls take sources from the Boti waterway, the very stream from which the Boti Falls takes its source.
Do you want to visit a land with a rich history that would take you back to the 17th century? If yes, then Cape Coast is just the right place for you!
There is no other country in the world that we know offering such a wide range of attractions; from castles to dense rainforests, museums, beaches, to parks. Now with 16 regions, one can only imagine how many places there are to visit. Ghana has something for everyone, and in this list you will find the top attractions in each region.
Now that we've discovered Ghana, let us introduce you to its food! Here are 6 Ghanaian recipes you won't get enough of. It's a given, take it from our explorers!
Visit Fort Metal Cross, a historic landmark in Ghana that played a significant role in the transatlantic slave trade. Unveil its dark history and step back in time.
The coolest 25 facts about Ghana you’ve ever heard.
The cosmetic industry in Ghana has grown massively and is among the top producers of beauty and health products in Africa. Ghanaian beauty and healthcare products are natural, most of them plant-based, and there are no chemicals added. Here are some health and beauty products that you might want to look for while in Ghana.
Explore the beauty and mystique of Larabanga Mosque, one of the oldest mosques in Ghana. Built in the 15th century, this mud and stick Sudanese style mosque has a rich history and remains a sacred site to this day.
Somewhere Nice is the newest member of the Bohemian Hostels and Hotels family. We pride ourselves on being environmentally friendly and strive for a cleaner, more environmentally-aware Ghana through recycling and upcycling old wood, metal, tires, etc. to make unique furniture and other nice installations. We use Ghanaian goods and craftsmanship.
Explore Boti Falls, a stunning waterfall in the Eastern Region of Ghana. Plan your visit to Boti Falls and escape to tranquillity surrounded by lush green forests and picturesque scenery.
What are the most common myths about Africa? Here are the Top 10 most common myths about Africa debunked. Break the stereotypes!
Did you know the most popular locally-made fashion item in West Africa - Kente Cloth - was discovered by two friends in a forest upon meeting Anansi the spider?
Let me take you through the history on the making of Kente, what the colours mean and explain some of the Adinkra Symbols we use in making Kente.
Kwame Nkrumah is a controversial but loved historical figure in Ghana’s history - a leader and advocate of pan-Africanism - he leads Ghana to independence in 1957. His intellect and determination are admirable. He is still honoured and celebrated in Africa. Here are some interesting facts about the first president of Ghana.
On a narrow stretch of land between the Atlantic Ocean and the Benya Lagoon lies the enchanting and historical town of Elmina. Full of a mix of remnants of colonial architecture and olden shrines, Elmina is one of the oldest towns in Ghana and an important city in the nation's history.
Kumasi Zoo is the premier national zoo and located in central Kumasi. Opened to public in 1957, it has become popular attraction among tourists as well as locals.
11,000 hectares is a home to 162 individual animals and 46 different species. Here you will find primates, reptiles, cats, rodents, birds, even hundreds of bats.
Satisfy the adventurous soul inside you while pleasing your sense of aesthetic? Experience Ghana’s nature at its finest and visit Wli Waterfalls!
Mole National Park is home to one of West Africa's largest populations of elephants and many other endangered species. This premier wildlife destination also boasts a rich cultural history, with evidence of human habitation dating back over 4,000 years. Visitors can explore the park's diverse flora and fauna and immerse themselves in the cultural significance and wilderness of Ghana.
Discover the enchanting Aburi Botanical Garden in Ghana, a haven of lush greenery and vibrant flora. Immerse yourself in its serene atmosphere, take leisurely strolls along picturesque paths, and learn about the diverse plant species. This article explores the garden's history, highlights its must-see attractions, and provides practical tips for visitors.
Visiting the Tanoboase Sacred Grove and Shrine is a unique experience that is both spiritual and educational. The site is located near the village of Tanoboase in the Techiman, Brong Ahafo region of Ghana, and is believed to be the cradle and traditional home of the Bono people.
Gallery 1957: The home of contemporary West African art in Accra and London. Discover exhibitions, residencies, publications and more.
Accra is a city you would not want to miss when going to Ghana. Take a walk through culture and history in Accra!
The Akosombo Dam is not only a significant landmark in Ghana but also a vital source of hydroelectric power. It is a remarkable engineering marvel. Built-in 1965, it produces electricity for the country and created the largest man-made lake globally.
Are you thinking of travelling to Ghana? We invite you to discover Ghana and give you 8 reasons why Ghana is a must-visit. See only a few reasons why we are happy to go there again and again.
Kumasi is the capital city of the Ashanti region and one of the centres of Ghanaian history and culture.
Explore your African heritage with Pan-African Route Experts. A dedicated team of genealogists and historians excels in uncovering hidden history and untold stories. We offer bespoke genealogical research, detailed family history documentation, and DNA-driven ancestry research. Connect with your ancestral roots and embark on a unique journey of self-discovery.
Nestled in the heart of Ghana's Ashanti Region lies Lake Bosumtwi, a natural wonder steeped in myth and legend. This article takes you on a journey through the history and beauty of this hidden gem, from the mythical origins of its creation to the serene surroundings that you should not miss. Discover nearby attractions and start planning your trip to Lake Bosumtwi today!
Ghana is a multilingual country with over 80 ethnic languages that are spoken by people from different tribes in the country, however, English is the official foreign language.
HAWT Tours presents an unparalleled level of service, coupled with genuinely authentic eco-adventurous and serene tour experiences, all underpinned by a commitment to sustainable tourism.
Emerging as a frontrunner in the tour industry within Ghana, HAWT Tours not only guarantees a delightful and unforgettable time but also leaves you with a treasury of lifelong memories.
South of Bolgatanga in the village of Wulugu stands the Zayaa Mosque. It is made of mud but built in a completely different style than any other mud mosque in the region. It is square with a number of levels and looks more like an ancient defence castle than a place of worship. It was built in the 20th century by Sheik Abdul-Karim.
Edina Bronya is a festival celebrated by the people and chiefs of Elmina in the Central Region of Ghana. It is a native version of the Christmas festival and is celebrated on the first Thursday of January of the new year. Festival also signifies the bond between the Elmina people and the Dutch.
Ghana is exceptionally large and features a diverse set of tourist attractions and vacation spots. Ghana has something for every travel addict. Here are some things you can do in Ghana.
The flag of a country of the country is a representation of its history, its heritage, the culture of its people, and the hope for its future. In many countries, important individuals hoist their flags during national anthems to show their respect for the country. The story is no different with the Ghanaian flag.
Explore Ghana's rich history and heritage at Fort Good Hope, a historic fort that was once used for trade and the transatlantic slave trade. Today, the fort has been restored and is open to visitors, offering guided tours in its rooms and dungeons. Show your support for Ghana's cultural preservation efforts and visit Fort Good Hope.
Ghana has seen lots of women who have set pace in music, literature, creativity and showed bravery and exceptional leadership abilities. Some of these women are Yaa Asantewaa, Efua Sutherland, Ama Ata Aidoo, Thodosia Okoh and many others.
Tamale Metropolitan Area and the capital city of the Northern Region historically known as a trade center, today is famous for beautiful mosques and crafts.
Ghana is privileged to have some of the most famous and well-known parks in Africa. These unique parks offer amazing landscapes, stunning sceneries, and jaw-dropping natural features. From the famous Kakum National Park, the hippo filled Bui National Park and the gargantuan Mole Park, here is a list of the best national parks in Ghana.
Ko-Sa Beach Resort is an environmentally aware and restful resort built in natural surroundings, located near the historical cities of Cape Coast and Elmina, Kakum National Park and on the beach next to the small fishing village of Ampenyi.
Discover the unique ambience of traditional lodging in clay-houses combined with modern comfort.
Bole Mosque offers a fascinating glimpse into the region's rich history and architecture. The mosque's unique Sudano-Sahelian design, the welcoming local culture, and all other nearby attractions such as Mole National Park and Larabanga Mosque will add more unforgettable experiences to your trip.
Want to know how the brave new world came into being? Step back a few centuries and visit the Cape Coast Castle in Ghana. Now a museum, Cape Coast Castle is one of the about 40 slave castles or large trading posts built by European traders and colonists.
Yeong Guest House is a Hostel, located in Tema, Greater Accra, Ghana.
Discover Ghana's vibrant cultural heritage at the Centre for National Culture in Kumasi. Experience traditional arts, crafts, music, and dance, and engage in hands-on workshops. An enriching destination to celebrate Ghanaian traditions.
Experience a world-class shopping and entertainment destination at Kumasi City Mall. Anchored by South African retail giants, Game and Shoprite, the mall boasts over 70-line shops, a 5-hall cinema, and seven restaurants, 85% of which are Ghanaian-operated. With its open-air design and commitment to sustainability, it's the perfect place for families, young adults, and professionals looking to shop, dine, and relax.
Accra Mall is a modern and spacious shopping center located in Accra, Ghana. Anchored by South African giants, Game and Shoprite, it offers a diverse range of products and services from both local and international brands. With new renovations, it's the ultimate shopping experience in Ghana.
The Junction Mall in Nungua, Ghana is a popular shopping and entertainment destination. It features 40 stores, including major brands like Shoprite, Mrp, and Jet, and a food court with a variety of restaurants. Kids can enjoy the mall's playground facilities, and visitors can relax in the serene surroundings. The Junction Mall is the perfect place for quality shopping, dining, and fun.