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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Satisfy the adventurous soul inside you while pleasing your sense of aesthetic? Experience Ghana’s nature at its finest and visit Wli Waterfalls!
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.
Raise and fall of the Ghana Empire. What brought one of the wealthiest and the most powerful empires in Africa to a fall?
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!
Kumasi is the capital city of the Ashanti region and one of the centres of Ghanaian history and culture.
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.
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.
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.
Homowo Festival in Greater Accra region attracts many people every year. Food, songs, dance and joy fill the streets in appreciation of harvest.
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.
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.
What are the most common myths about Africa? Here are the Top 10 most common myths about Africa debunked. Break the stereotypes!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A magnificent celebration of Ashanti people. Every 6 weeks this spectacular and vibrant celebration brings people together at Manhyia Palace in Kumasi.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Accra is a city you would not want to miss when going to Ghana. Take a walk through culture and history in Accra!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gallery 1957: The home of contemporary West African art in Accra and London. Discover exhibitions, residencies, publications and more.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Explore Ghana's cultural gem, the Accra National Theatre. Immerse yourself in a rich history and witness a future of artistic innovation. Join us in celebrating the heart of Ghanaian arts.
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.