A Tour of Ghana’s Natural wonders
A Tour of Ghana’s Natural wonders
Ghana has earned an excellent reputation as one of Africa’s finest tourism destinations on account of its serenely beautiful coastline which is where a considerable number of visitors spend their holidays. Here are some of our recommendations.
Considered one of the most stunning waterfalls in West Africa, the Wli Waterfall located in the Hohoe municipality of the Volta Region of Ghana, the land of the Ewe people, is approximately 280 kilometres from the capital Accra and 87.5 kilometres from Kotoka international airport. It is also referred to locally as Agoomatsa waterfalls – meaning, “Allow Me to Flow”. This breathtaking waterfall is surrounded by lush green vegetation and cataracts down a steep valley. The Wli Waterfall is a popular tourist destination and offers visitors an unforgettable experience. With its beautiful views and tranquil atmosphere, Whether you’re looking for a peaceful escape or an adventure-filled day trip, the Wli Waterfall should be on your list of places to visit in Ghana!
Ada Foah beach
A gorgeous palm-lined and rustic beach near the fishing town of Ada Foah in the East, going towards Togo, where the Volta River meets the Atlantic Ocean. The town is located, off the Accra-Aflao motorway, an estuary island, Ada Foah is also the capital of the Ada East District with beautiful white sand beaches ready to welcome visitors all year round.
Cape Coast Castle (Swedish:Carolusborg) one of forty “slave castles’ ‘, or large commercial forts, built on the Gold Coast of West Africa (now Ghana) by then European traders. It was originally a Portuguese “feitoria” or trading post, established in 1555, which they named Cabo Corso. However, in 1653 the Swedish Africa Company constructed a timber fort there. It originally was a centre for the trade in timber and gold. It was later used for the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Other Ghanaian slave castles include Elmina Castle and Fort Christiansborg. Cape Coast Castle, along with other forts and castles in Ghana, are included on the UNESCO World Heritage list because of their history.
Despite its eerie memoir the Cape coast castle has become one of the most visited tourist attractions in Ghana.
Kakum National Park, located in the coastal environs of the Central region of Ghana, covers an area of 375 square kilometres (145 sq mi). Established in 1931 as a reserve, it was gazetted as a national park only in 1992, after an initial survey of avifauna was conducted. The area is covered with tropical forest, and undoubtedly, the uniqueness of this park lies in the fact that it was established as an initiative of the local people and not by the state department of wildlife. It is one of only 3 locations in Africa with a canopy walkway, which is 350 metres (1,150 ft) long and connects seven tree tops which provides access to the forest.
The most notable endangered species of fauna in the park are the Diana monkeys, giant bongo yellow backed duiker, and the African elephant. It is also an important bird area recognized by the Bird Life International, with the bird area fully overlapping the park area. The bird inventory confirmed 266 species in the park, including eight species of global conservation concern. One of these species of concern is the white breasted guineafowl, Nine species of Hornbill and the grey parrot have been recorded. It is very rich in butterflies as well, and a new species was discovered in 1993. As of 2012, the densest population of forest elephants in Ghana is located in Kakum.
This destination is an ideal location for bird watching amongst others.