Places Of Interest

Below is a list of selected places of interest that are easily accessible. We have tour packages such as Heritage, Cultural, Historical etc. Contact us and we will arrange for a tour guide to take you round our beautiful country. AKWAABA

Ghana Tourism

Mole National Park

Mole National Park is located in northern Ghana and is the biggest National Park in Ghana. The park covers an estimated 4,577 square kilometers and is home to several species of mammals and birds. It is thus by no wonder that this Ghana National park rates as the most popular game park and the best visited of all parks and reserves in Ghana. The park is an important water catchment area with smaller water streams and other rivers pouring their water in the White Volta.


Cape Coast Castle

The Castle was built for the trade in timber and gold, later it was used in the trans- Atlantic slave trade. The Castle, or Castle and Dungeon, to give it its official name, was first restored in the 1920s by the British Public Works Department. In 1957, when Ghana became independent, it passed under the care of the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board (GMMB).In the early 1990s the building was restored by the Ghanaian Government, with funds from theUnited Nations Development Programme .


W.E.B. Dubois Memorial Centre for Pan African Culture

The story of W.E.B. Du Bois Memorial Centre for Pan African Culture begins well before the Centre was established in 1985. It dates back to 1945 when the fifth Pan African Congress was held in Manchester, England.He was elected a Fellow at the Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1961, and awarded a doctorate in literature by the University of Ghana in 1963. He Died in Accra on August of the same year.


Elmina Castle

Elmina and Elmina Castle was the first trading post built on the Gulf of Guinea, so is the oldest European building in existence below the Sahara.First established as a trade settlement, the castle later became one of the most important stops on the route of the Atlantic slave trade. The Dutch seized the fort from the Portuguese in 1637, and took over all the Portuguese Gold Coast in 1642. The slave trade continued under the Dutch until 1814; in 1872 the Dutch Gold Coast, including the fort, became a possession of the British Empire.


Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary

According to local guides, the mona monkeys native to this area were once considered sacred. As residents converted to Christianity, the taboos on killing monkeys began to be ignored, leading to declining numbers. Seeing the potential to develop an ecotourism project and protect the monkeys, the village worked with an American Peace Corps volunteer to establish a sanctuary.Today, Tafi Atome is one of the most well run ecotourism projects in Ghana. A guesthouse is available onsite, and breakfast and dinner are provided to those staying the night. Excellent guided tours of the forest are also included, beginning with a morning visit to see the monkeys.


Ussher Fort

Ussher Fort Museum is located within Ussher Fort, a former European stronghold in Accra. It was opened in 2007, having been developed by Ghana’s Ministry of Tourism, in partnership with the European Union and UNESCO. The museum aims to draw the attention of Ghanaians and tourists to the history of the slave trade in Ghana. The story of the industry’s development and impact is told inside the museum through wall paintings and through the display of articles once used by the captors and their victims.


Shai Hills Game Reserve

The Shai Hills Reserve is a comparatively small fenced area, about 48km2 and made up largely of savanna covered plains, A mosaic of forest covers the 5 separate hills in the reserve, while grassland and low dry forests are found in intervening canyons. To date 31 mammals, 13 reptiles and 175 bird species have been identified in the reserve.


Fort James

Fort James is a fort in Accra, Ghana. It was built by the British as a trading post in 1673, where it joined the Dutch Fort Crêvecœur (1649), and the Danish Fort Christiansborg (1652). Fort James gave its name to the Jamestown neighbourhood in Accra. Until 2008, James Fort served Ghanaian society as a prison. The fort is located in Jamestown, Accra. It is in moderately good condition. The fort’s opening hours are 9:00am to 4:30pm.


Umbrella Rock

The Umbrella Rock is about thirty minutes walk in the forest from Boti falls. It can also be reached by car in about 10 minutes. Ask the guides at Boti Falls for directions.The rock is sited on a high land and thus, making it possible to watch nature hundreds of miles away into the green.The Umbrella Rock is referred to as Akatamann, which simply means Umbrella in the Akan dialect.


James Town/British Accra/ Old Accra

The story of Jamestown began with the erection of James fort by the British in 1673 – 74. The British fort was the last European trading post to be erected in Accra. It was the smallest of the 3 forts and was built about one and half miles from the Dutch fort. It stood in a village called Soko owned by the Ajumaku and Adanse clans. The site for the fort was leased in 1672 to the Royal African Company by the Ga Mantse Okaikoi.


Art Centre

Along the seafront near Black Star Square is the Arts Centre. Hawkers attack from all sides as soon as you arrive, but if you’re not exhausted by the scrum you can find carvings, baskets, drums, bags, beads, fabrics, sandals, sculptures, stools, rugs and occasionally antiques. It’s a place to unearth some incredible finds and gifts. The best bet is to head past the hassle which you’ll inevitably encounter at the entrance and make your way towards the back of the complex, where it’s a bit more relaxed. Haggling is expected. There’s also an art gallery, which sells prints and paintings at reasonable prices.


Prempeh Museum

This museum may be small but the personalised tour included with admission is a fascinating introduction to Ashanti culture and history. Among the displays are artefacts relating to the Ashanti king Prempeh II, including the king's war attire, ceremonial clothing, jewellery, protective amulets, personal equipment for bathing and dining, furniture, royal insignia and some fine brass weights for weighing gold. Constructed to resemble an Ashanti chief's house, it has a courtyard in front and walls adorned with traditional carved symbols. Among the museum's intriguing photos is a rare one of the famous Golden Stool. The museum also contains the fake golden stool handed over to the British in 1900.


Tetteh Quarshie Cocoa Farm

This was the first cocoa farm in This was the first cocoa farm in Ghana and the birthplace of Ghana’s burgeoning cocoa industry. The original seedlings were brought from Fernando Po Island just off the coast of Equatorial Guinea by Tetteh Quarshie himself in 1879. Three original trees remain. There’s little to see (don’t expect a visitor centre or shop), but a guide will take you around the plantation for a few cedi – get the price first. Contact the caretaker at the Mampong Chief’s Palace for entry.


Kakum National Park

Kakum National Park is a home for nature lovers. Trained guides are on hand to explain the economic, cultural, and medicinal values of plants and farming. Fifteen kilometers from Cape Coast is the serene, golden beach of Brenu Akyinim, a 3-kilometer stretch of sandy beachwhich provides an excellent site for swimming, sun bathing, and bird watching.


Mampong Herbal Research Center into Plant Medicine

The Centre for Scientific Research into Plant Medicine is an institution for research into herbal medicine in Mampong Akuapem, in the Eastern Region of southern Ghana. It was set up by the government of Ghana in 1976.It produces its own herbal medicines and runs an out-patient clinic which treats more than 16,000 patients a month.


Kumasi Cultural Center

Kumasi Cultural Centre is considered to be a part of the rich and diverse cultural scenario of the country. The center is basically a venue to host events successfully. A well known museum is located at the center that attracts a large number of visitors with its huge collection. Apart from all the facilities and attractions the center offers, a large part of the national history is associated to the center as well. The center was founded by Dr. Alexander Atta Yaw Kyerematen. Kumasi Cultural Centre contains some of the rare works of those who had sacrificed their lives for the development of the cultural scenario of the country. Some of them are considered to have contributed greatly for the foundation of the center.


Assin Manso Slave River Site

“Donkor Nsu” at the town of Assin Manso is popularly known as the slave river. This river is where captured slaves from the Northern part of Ghana had their last bath before being sent to the Cape Coast and Elmina Slave Forts to be transported to the Americas.The Slave Market site is a relic linked to Ghana's slave route and appeals to thousands of travellers who visit the site.


Larabanga Mosque

Built primarily from packed earth, Larabanga is Ghana’s oldest mosque, and one of the country’s most revered religious sites. The seventeenth century structure’s style was heavily influenced by western Sudanese architecture, characterized by the use of horizontal timber, pyramidal towers, buttresses, and triangular perforations over entry portals. It is one of only eight mosques in the country built in this manner, and has long been a pilgrimage site for Ghana’s Muslim population. The northwest corner of the building features a minaret and a mihrab, a niche in the mosque wall at the point nearest to Mecca, toward which the congregation faces to pray.


Kintampo waterfalls

This is a series of 3 waterfalls, the largest being 25m high. In total, in a number of steps and cascades, the river drops 70m.In colonial days this was known as Sanders Falls, it is located on the river Pumpum, a tributary of the Black Volta.On entry a guide takes you first up to the top falls, which can be photographed, then the the centre falls that are difficult to see and finally down to the far larger bottom one. There is a climb of 152 steps back to the car park level. This concrete stairway was added in the mid 1960's.


Osu Castle

Built by the Danes around 1659 and originally called Christiansborg Castle, Osu Castle was the seat of government until 2013, when the president and his office moved to Flagstaff House. It remains closed to visitors for the time being, and photographs are not allowed.


Legon Botanical Gardens

A mere drive from the hustle and bustle of Accra’s business center, on the Haatso-Atomic road, is the Legon Botanical Gardens. Established in 1950, the 50-hectare expanse of greenery recently underwent a makeover, adding a creative play centers, 110-kilometer canopy walkway and a high rope obstacle course to its repertoire of family-friendly activities.


Aburi Botanical Gardens

As far back as 1842, the Select Committee of the House of Commons in London recommended the establishment of a model farm or botanical garden on the British Gold Coast. (today Republic of Ghana) The Aburi Botanical Gardens is the town's most famous tourist attraction. The following is a list of some prominent visitors to the Gardens and the commemorative trees they planted underlines the popularity of the Gardens. They include: Sir Gordon Guggisberg, Governor of the Gold Coast, Silk Cotton Tree, 1924 Queen Elizabeth II, Mahogany, November 16, 1961 President Pal Losones of Hungary, Cedar, November 18, 1961 President Nocale Ceausescus of Romania, Cedar, February 16, 1977 Prince Charles of Britain, Silver Oak, March 24, 1977 General Olisengu Obasanjo, Former Nigerian Head of State, Silver Oak, may 25, 1979 and many more.


Nzulezu

Near the coast at the far western side of Ghana, near the border with Cote d'Ivoire, is a village that is unique in all of Ghana. Nzulezu is a village that has been built on stilts above a lagoon. It is essentially one long pier, called Main Street by the locals, with buildings constructed on both sides. One side of the 'street' are living quarters while the other side of the street has businesess, the school, a community center and other commercial ventures.


National Museum of Ghana

The National Museum of Ghana is owned and operated by the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board (GMMB), and has been in operation since March 5th, 1957. The museum has three primary collection areas; archaeology, ethnography, and art, which are used to weave together a story about Ghana's rich cultural history.


Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum

A national park erected in memory of Osagyefo (the Messiah) Doctor Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s first president and one of its founding fathers. Built on a former British polo field, it was the point where Nkrumah declared independence in 1957. The park consists of five acres of land and holds a museum tracing Nkrumah’s life. There are many personal items on display, but the centrepiece is the mausoleum, Nkrumah and his wife’s final resting place. Tours in English can be taken. Kwame Nkrumah is an essential part of Ghana’s history and a good half-hour here will fill you in on most of the details. Events are held on Independence Anniversary celebrations on 6 March and the Celebration of Emancipation Day on 1 August.


Manhyia Palace Museum

The Museum was officially opened on August 12, 1995 by Otumfuo Opoku Ware II, the 15th King of Asante, as part of activities marking the Silver Jubilee of his accession to Asikadwa (the Gold Stool). The Museum is a two-storey building with open verandas as a yard. A small outhouse was added in 1995 for use as the Museum Shop.


Lake Volta

Lake Volta, artificial lake in Ghana. The lake is formed by the Akosombo Dam, which, begun in 1961 and completed in 1965, dammed the Volta River just south of Ajena and created a lake extending upstream from the Akosombo Dam to Yapei, beyond the former confluence of the Black Volta and White Volta rivers.With a storage capacity of 124,000,000 acre-feet (153,000,000,000 cubic m) of water, Lake Volta is one of the largest man-made lakes in the world. It is about 250 miles (400 km) long and covers 3,283 square miles (8,502 square km), or 3.6 percent of Ghana’s area. The lake’s creation involved the inundation of 15,000 homes and of 740 villages and the resettlement of 78,000 people. The lake is navigable and provides a cheap route linking Ghana’s northern savanna with the coast.


Wli Waterfalls

Located in the nature depth of the Volta region of Ghana, Wli Water Falls, offers you a serene touch with nature bound to leave a lasting impression on you. The journey from Accra to the Volta Region is about 2 hours on road and it takes you through the Industrial city of tema and across the captivating Adomi Bridge which lies over the Volta River. Wli is located in the hohoe district of the region.The journey to the falls is a very interesting one as the Wli water falls is located within the tropical rainforest of the region. It’s like having a jungle tour with the grand price being the water falls.Cascading from a height of about 60m, wli is the hieghest water falls in Ghana thus making it a favorite tourist attraction. Upon reaching the Wli water falls, you would marvel at its natural pure as you water crystal clear water streaming down for nowhere.


Akosombo Dam

Akosombo Dam, rock-fill dam on the Volta River, near Akosombo, Ghana, completed in 1965 as part of the Volta River Project. Its construction was jointly financed by the government of Ghana, the World Bank, the United States, and the United Kingdom. The dam rises 440 feet (134 m) above ground level and has a crest 2,201 feet (671 m) wide and a volume of 10,451,000 cubic yards (7,991,000 cubic m). The dam impounds Lake Volta; this huge reservoir has a capacity of 124,000,000 acre-feet (153,000,000,000 cubic m) and is used for commercial fishing and navigation. The large electric-power-generating capacity (912 megawatts) of the Akosombo Dam meets Ghana’s needs and provides a surplus for sale to neighbouring countries. The dam supplies electricity to a large, economically important aluminum smelter in the coastal town of Tema.


Boti Falls

Boti Falls is located just 17km North-east of Koforidua, the eastern regional capital. For those interested in how soon it takes to get there, it is just over 30 minutes drive from Koforidua and over 90 minutes from Accra depending on your means of transportation. River Pawnpawn which forms the falls takes it source from Ahenkwa-Amalakpo before falling over an igneous rock outcrop at the Boti Langmase that is how the falls get its name. The fall was hidden in the forest until it was discovered by a white catholic priest. It is recounted by locals that the priest used the base of the falls as an entertainment ground for his friends and himself.


Sirigu Unique Traditional Buildings

Located in the Kasena Nankana district in the Upper East region, Sirigu is known for its traditional architecture and wall paintings which have attracted tourists and artistes alike in the village . Wall decorations are a unique expression of the cultural identity of Sirigu. Indeed, they have over the years attracted historians, sociologist, anthologists and other scholars from several parts of the world, who have conducted extensive research into its painting techniques and relate issues.


Pikworo Slave Camp

Far north of the bustling capital of Accra rests the Pikworo Slave Camp. Established in 1704, and lasting all the way until 1845, Pikworo served as a slave collection outpost by Ghanaian traders who sold humans to the French, the English, and the Dutch. “An average of 200 slaves were here at any given time. These slaves would be housed until it was time to transport them to the Southern Coast for transatlantic sale. “This journey could take two to three months, “All on foot with no footwear, almost naked. Perhaps covered by leaves, or some animal skin for the men. The slave masters rode on horses.”


Paga Crocodile Pond

This famous pond is filled with some of the biggest crocodiles in the world. According to history and some myth, one of the ancient crocodiles of this pond saved the life of the first man who settled in the area, by leading him to the pond to quench his thirst from a long journey.


Buaben Fiema Monkey Sanctuary

This monkey sanctuary has no fences, the monkeys are here because they want to be. There are two types the Black and White (Geoffroy's) Colobus, and smaller Campbell's Mona. The Colobus live high up in the trees eating just leaves while the Monas are at lower heights, eating a wide variety of food, including that brought by visitors. These smaller monkeys that travel in troupes of 15-50, come down to take food like bread and bananas from the hands of visitors.


Mountain Afadjato

Mount Afadjato is one of the mountains in West Africa you would like to explore. Ghana may not be blessed with a lot of mountains and high peaks, but the few that are found in the country are just breathtaking. The most incredible of them all which also doubles as the highest peak in Ghana is MOUNTAIN AFADJATO.Located in the town of Gbledi very near to the Ghana – Togo border in the Volta Region. Being the highest peak in Ghana, AFADJATO stands at an altitude of 880meters = 2900ft. It is worth noting that the suffix “TO” in the regions local dialect means mountain.Legend has it that the name AFADJATO is derived from the “Ewe” word “Avadzeto” meaning at war with bush.