Are you planning your next Vacation? I will recommend Ghana as your next Vacation destination.
Ghana has been listed among the top countries to see in 2017 by British Newspaper Independent.
Described as a perfect destination especially for the month of March, the newspaper highlights reasons why it is such a delight to see the country.Ghana has achieved much since reclaiming its freedom with it’s capital, Accra, fast becoming a hub of art and fashion.
In Ghana AKWAABA, Is an expression you will hear several times daily as you travel around Ghana, one that will ring in your ears at night, and bring a smile to your face for weeks after you leave. Akwaaba! It means ‘Welcome’! And you will be.
Welcome to a nation with the reputation as the friendliest in Africa.Welcome to a haven that combines the charms of a tropical beach idyll with a fascinating historical heritage, rich cultural variety, and some interesting wildlife in the national parks and a Land of Sunshine.
The historical attractions are relics of the past, whether they are remains of the built environments or places where significant events took place. Ghana’s historical attractions comprises the monuments and sites, whose fame and appeal derive from or are associated with the country’s history, beginning from pre-colonial times through the colonial era to the birth of the new nation on 6th March 1957.
The broad categories include the forts and castles, traditional buildings, mosques in the northern part of the country, and archaeological sites around the country. Of the 40 odd edifices strewn along the coast of West Africa, 29 can be found in Ghana.The forts and castles are steeped in the history and footprints of early European contacts with black Africa and attract large numbers of African American engaged in what has been termed root tourism, i.e the quest for links with the birthplaces of their forebears. Examples include the three main UNESCO-designated World Heritage Monuments of the Cape Coast Castle, Elmina Castle and Fort St. Jago in the country, which attract a greater number of both domestic and international visitors.
The ecological heritage of the country comprises the vegetation and wildlife as well as waterfalls. Ghana’s ecological heritage can be found across the length and breadth of the country; every vegetation or physiological region boasts of one feature or landform that is of touristic importance. For example, the Mole: and Kakum National parks constitute this category.Water bodies, including Lake Bosumtwi and Volta lake fall into this category. The rain forest which straddles the western corner of the country narrowing in extent towards the Ashanti and mid-Volta Regions is an attraction of its own but has other specific features, too.
Cultural heritage consist of the tangible and intangible manifestations of the traditions and customary practices of the several ethnic groups in Ghana. These include the indigenous music and dance,traditional festivals, folklore, handicraft, cuisine, costumes, architecture, and artefacts. Most notably, The Pan-African Historical Theatre Festival (PANAFEST) is a key feature of Ghana’s cultural attractions. Also, a mention can be made of institution of chieftaincy, village life, fetish shrines, beliefs and practices.
Beaches in Ghana
Finally, Ghana’s coconut-fronted, sandy beaches found particularly in the western half of the country’s 540-kilometre coastline (specifically, the stretch between Accra and Axim) are very popular among both Ghanaian and foreign travellers. The most patronised ones in the country include the La Pleasure (Labadi), Kokrobite and Bojo beaches in Accra, the Busua Beach in the Western Region, Anomabo and Elmina beaches in the Central Region, White Sands Beach in Gomoa Fetteh and Butre Beach at Butre etc. Unlike other tourism products, the country’s beaches enjoy high levels of patronage by both residents and visitors alike.
Whatever your interest is, Ghana has a lot to offer so why not make a trip to the beautiful country in the west of Africa and a sample her food, lovely music and dance, beautiful attractions and colourful festivals.