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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
A magnificent celebration of Ashanti people. Every 6 weeks this spectacular and vibrant celebration brings people together at Manhyia Palace in Kumasi.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Raise and fall of the Ghana Empire. What brought one of the wealthiest and the most powerful empires in Africa to a fall?
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.
Homowo Festival in Greater Accra region attracts many people every year. Food, songs, dance and joy fill the streets in appreciation of harvest.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Within the walls of Kumasi lies the jewel of Ghana's cultural crown and one of the most cherished historical landmarks, Manhyia Palace Museum. This museum is a chronicle of Ashanti royalty, where history echoes through halls once walked by kings. It reveals artefacts and wisdom, from the grandeur of royal furnishings to personal effects of the Asantehenes. Have a glimpse at the Ashanti world and feel the pulse of Ghanaian heritage.
A foodie guide through mouth watering dishes you need to try when 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.