Ghana Travel Guide

    • Ghana is in West Africa. It borders Côte d’Ivoire to the west, Burkina Faso to the north and Togo to the east. The word Ghana means “Warrior King” and is derived from the an
      • Regions

        Map of Ghana with regions colour-coded
        Coastal Plain (Accra, Apam, Cape Coast, Elmina, Kakum National Park, Kokrobite, Nzulezo, Sekondi-Takoradi, Ada)
        the Gulf of Guinea coastal area with the capital city, several forts and the best preserved rainforest in the country
        Ashanti-Kwahu (Koforidua, Kumasi, Obuasi, Sunyani)
        forested hills and the ancient Ashanti kingdom
        Volta Basin (Tamale)
        massive Lake Volta, the river system that feeds it and border crossings to Togo
        Northern Plains (Bolgatanga, Mole National Park, Wa)
        savanna plains and the traditional trade routes wih Burkina Faso


        Other destinations

        Rainforest canopy walk at Kakum National Park
        • Kakum National Park — rainforest area with a long canopy walk, delightful to be above the treetops, but rare to see any wildlife except birds. Monkeys as well as elephants and antelope are said to live in the region. There is a good little museum and a cafe at the park entrance.
        • Eco Village Sognaayilli (Meet Africa) — a holiday with the local people in a traditional village in the Northern part of Ghana.
        • Mole National Park — savannah with buffalo, monkeys, antelope, and reintroduced lions & elephants; both driving and walking safaris are popular, you can even camp for the night on the savannah.
        • Nzulezo — a village of buildings built on stilts.
        • Paga — a town in the north home to “sacred crocodiles” which are tame and live in several pools.
        • Shai Hills Reserve — a great daytrip near Accra home to baboons, parrots, & antelope; you can tour the reserve on horseback.
        • Wli Falls — in the lush Agumatsa Wildlife Sanctuary near the Togo borde

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