Ghana Tours

 Why take a Tour in Ghana?

ghana landscape photoWhen organizing a vacation, it is not very common that you will hear people selecting Ghana among their must-visit destinations. The truth is, there are a large number of exceptional and rewarding experiences to be enjoyed in this African nation. Before many people visit this country, they are not sure of what to expect, since they may not get many people recommending them to come here. However, the warm and friendly people, exceptional foods, as well as rich culturally immersive experiences will definitely make you love this country and even which to return again.

What to see on a Tour in Ghana?

Cape Coast Castle

The Atlantic Coast of Ghana has ancient forts (castles) constructed by many European powers in the 17th Century. There is the Cape Coast Castle which was constructed for slave-trade and is among the most spectacular old forts. It was initially constructed in 1637 by the Dutch, afterwards broadened by the Swedes, eventually in 1664 the British took charge of it and made it their colonial head office. It remained that way for the 200 years that followed until they shifted the capital in 1877 to Accra.

Elmina plus St George's Castle

Elmina is a charming fishing town on Ghana's coast, near Cape Coast. It's has one of the biggest attractions in Ghana St George's Castle. Constructed in 1482 by the Portuguese, it was seized by the Dutch after 150 years and became their headquarters for their West Indies Company for the 250 years that followed. Soon after, export of Gold was replaced by slave trade and the tours in the dungeons will offer you an idea of how nasty a trade that was. The Castle house which is a tiny museum plus guided tours are offered. The remarkable attractiveness of the white-washed walls of the Castle varies greatly with the shadowy history of this area.

Accra, Ghana's Capital

Accra is a huge city with approximately 2 million inhabitants and among the safer capitals in Africa. Accra has a combination of modern architecture, shanty towns, infrequent castle as well as lively markets. The main hub close to the Makola Market and south of this market is the beautiful Atlantic Ocean.

The major attractions within Accra include

  • The National Museum has excellent exhibits of the culture and history of Ghana that includes slave-trade, plus Ashanti Kingdom.
  • Makola Market is vibrant, multi-colored, and you can purchase everything you need.
  • Beaches; there are several wonderful beaches within and around the city of Accra, such as Bojo Beach, Labadi Beach plus Coco Beach

Kakum National Park

Kakum National Park is a thick tropical rain forest found in southern Ghana. This forest is habitat to more than forty species of large mammals such as civets, forest elephants, Mona-meerkats plus forest buffalo. Likewise the bird life is amazing with more than 250 species residing in this forest. The highlight in Kakum, is a walk on the Canopy Walkway which was constructed 30m above the ground, crosses many bridges and is more than 1000ft (350m) long. This canopy walkway provides a exceptional viewings of the wildlife and plants inside the forest.

ghana landscape photoOther places worth visiting here include: Mole National Park, Kokrobite Beach, Kumasi, Busua Beach, Nzulezo, Lake Volta (Volta Lake)

Which Tour Company or Tour Operator?

Ghana is regarded among the top tourist destinations in Africa and for several years it has received a large number of guests traveling from different countries.

Luckily, Ghana has numerous tour companies that arrange wonderful tours to the different tourist sites found in the different parts of the country. Double check that the tour company you opt to use is listed with the approved tour organizations within Ghana.

Where to Stay On a Ghana Tour?

I have discovered that the finest hotels within Ghana aren't always the priciest ones. My suggested list of accommodations typically reflects eco-friendly budget as well as mid-range hotels facilities. Therefore, in case you are searching for a neat and secure place to reside in Bolga, Accra, Kumas, Cape Coast and Elmina, plus other areas within Ghana, some of the places I would recommend include: La Paradise Inn, Labadi Beach Hotel, Big Milly's, Maks Resort, Ko-sa Beach resort, Elmina Bay Resort, Green Turtle Lodge, Catering Rest House - Kumasi, Rainbow Garden Village.

When to Go on a Tour in Ghana?

The perfect time to go to Ghana is in the dry months starting in November up to April. Ghana is generally a hot and humid all year long, however somewhat less so in those months. This dry season also implies fewer mosquitoes and a number of the secondary roads are passable. The disadvantage of the dry season is the "harmattan" that starts, mainly in the northern Ghana. This harmattan is a hot wind which comes with Saharan sand, making the environment very dusty and thus not perfect for photographers searching for clear shots. Meanwhile rainy seasons experienced in the central and southern areas normally begins in April to June and then September to November. The drier northern area receives rainfall from March to September.

How much does a Ghana Tour cost?

Are Ghana’s people Friendly?

The Ghanaians are a very welcoming and friendly people. In accordance to their tradition, the oldest cultural group in their country is the Guan. It is supposed that they migrated into Ghana around AD1000.

Tghana landscape photooday, the Guan people may be seen in a couple of remote places. But at present, the people of Ghana may be separated in four major regional groups and these are:

  • The Mole-Dagbani, in the Northern Region
  • The Ewe, found east of Lake Volta
  • The Ga-Adangbe, in the East
  • The Akan (that include the Guang , Anyi, Fante , Asante/Ashanti as well as the Baule), that occupy central and southern Ghana, and these make up more than half of the country’s overall population.

These different groups speak more than forty languages and seventy varied dialects. However the most commonly used languages are Akan, Ashanti as well as Fante.

What is the Weather like in Ghana?

Ghana is found in Western Africa and it enjoys a generally hot - humid tropical climate all year round with its average day to day temperatures around 30°C (85°F). The biggest part of this country experience two rainy seasons in a year, and the wettest months include May, June and October. Within northern Ghana in Tamale, the weather is a rather drier, while the second rains of October don’t always occur. From November to the start of March, northern Ghana experiences the “harmattan” which is A dry hot wind that comes along with sand from the huge Sahara desert.

The coastal area of Ghana is in fact drier and received more sunshine compared to the areas inland. Accra is hottest starting in November up to January. While the Nights become cooler, particularly near the Volta Basin, found in the eastern part of the country.

Why take a Tour in Ghana?

When organizing a vacation, it is not very common that you will hear people selecting Ghana among their must-visit destinations. The truth is, there are a large number of exceptional and rewarding experiences to be enjoyed in this African nation. Before many people visit this country, they are not sure of what to expect, since they may not get many people recommending them to come here. However, the warm and friendly people, exceptional foods, as well as rich culturally immersive experiences will definitely make you love this country and even which to return again.

What to see on a Tour in Ghana?

Cape Coast Castle

The Atlantic Coast of Ghana has ancient forts (castles) constructed by many European powers in the 17th Century. There is the Cape Coast Castle which was constructed for slave-trade and is among the most spectacular old forts. It was initially constructed in 1637 by the Dutch, afterwards broadened by the Swedes, eventually in 1664 the British took charge of it and made it their colonial head office. It remained that way for the 200 years that followed until they shifted the capital in 1877 to Accra.

Elmina plus St George's Castle

Elmina is a charming fishing town on Ghana's coast, near Cape Coast. It's has one of the biggest attractions in Ghana St George's Castle. Constructed in 1482 by the Portuguese, it was seized by the Dutch after 150 years and became their headquarters for their West Indies Company for the 250 years that followed. Soon after, export of Gold was replaced by slave trade and the tours in the dungeons will offer you an idea of how nasty a trade that was. The Castle house which is a tiny museum plus guided tours are offered. The remarkable attractiveness of the white-washed walls of the Castle varies greatly with the shadowy history of this area.

ghana landscape photoAccra, Ghana's Capital

Accra is a huge city with approximately 2 million inhabitants and among the safer capitals in Africa. Accra has a combination of modern architecture, shanty towns, infrequent castle as well as lively markets. The main hub close to the Makola Market and south of this market is the beautiful Atlantic Ocean.

The major attractions within Accra include

  • The National Museum has excellent exhibits of the culture and history of Ghana that includes slave-trade, plus Ashanti Kingdom.
  • Makola Market is vibrant, multi-colored, and you can purchase everything you need.
  • Beaches; there are several wonderful beaches within and around the city of Accra, such as Bojo Beach, Labadi Beach plus Coco Beach

Kakum National Park

Kakum National Park is a thick tropical rain forest found in southern Ghana. This forest is habitat to more than forty species of large mammals such as civets, forest elephants, Mona-meerkats plus forest buffalo. Likewise the bird life is amazing with more than 250 species residing in this forest. The highlight in Kakum, is a walk on the Canopy Walkway which was constructed 30m above the ground, crosses many bridges and is more than 1000ft (350m) long. This canopy walkway provides a exceptional viewings of the wildlife and plants inside the forest.

Other places worth visiting here include: Mole National Park, Kokrobite Beach, Kumasi, Busua Beach, Nzulezo, Lake Volta (Volta Lake)

Which Tour Company or Tour Operator?

Ghana is regarded among the top tourist destinations in Africa and for several years it has received a large number of guests traveling from different countries.

Luckily, Ghana has numerous tour companies that arrange wonderful tours to the different tourist sites found in the different parts of the country. Double check that the tour company you opt to use is listed with the approved tour organizations within Ghana.

Where to Stay On a Ghana Tour?

I have discovered that the finest hotels within Ghana aren't always the priciest ones. My suggested list of accommodations typically reflects eco-friendly budget as well as mid-range hotels facilities. Therefore, in case you are searching for a neat and secure place to reside in Bolga, Accra, Kumas, Cape Coast and Elmina, plus other areas within Ghana, some of the places I would recommend include: La Paradise Inn, Labadi Beach Hotel, Big Milly's, Maks Resort, Ko-sa Beach resort, Elmina Bay Resort, Green Turtle Lodge, Catering Rest House - Kumasi, Rainbow Garden Village.

When to Go on a Tour in Ghana

The perfect time to go to Ghana is in the dry months starting in November up to April. Ghana is generally a hot and humid all year long, however somewhat less so in those months. This dry season also implies fewer mosquitoes and a number of the secondary roads are passable. The disadvantage of the dry season is the "harmattan" that starts, mainly in the northern Ghana. This harmattan is a hot wind which comes with Saharan sand, making the environment very dusty and thus not perfect for photographers searching for clear shots. Meanwhile rainy seasons experienced in the central and southern areas normally begins in April to June and then September to November. The drier northern area receives rainfall from March to September.

How much does a Ghana Tour cost?

St-George’s-castleAre Ghana’s people Friendly?

The Ghanaians are a very welcoming and friendly people. In accordance to their tradition, the oldest cultural group in their country is the Guan. It is supposed that they migrated into Ghana around AD1000.

Today, the Guan people may be seen in a couple of remote places. But at present, the people of Ghana may be separated in four major regional groups and these are:

  • The Mole-Dagbani, in the Northern Region
  • The Ewe, found east of Lake Volta
  • The Ga-Adangbe, in the East
  • The Akan (that include the Guang , Anyi, Fante , Asante/Ashanti as well as the Baule), that occupy central and southern Ghana, and these make up more than half of the country’s overall population.

These different groups speak more than forty languages and seventy varied dialects. However the most commonly used languages are Akan, Ashanti as well as Fante.

What is the Weather like in Ghana?

Ghana is found in Western Africa and it enjoys a generally hot - humid tropical climate all year round with its average day to day temperatures around 30°C (85°F). The biggest part of this country experience two rainy seasons in a year, and the wettest months include May, June and October. Within northern Ghana in Tamale, the weather is a rather drier, while the second rains of October don’t always occur. From November to the start of March, northern Ghana experiences the “harmattan” which is A dry hot wind that comes along with sand from the huge Sahara desert.

The coastal area of Ghana is in fact drier and received more sunshine compared to the areas inland. Accra is hottest starting in November up to January. While the Nights become cooler, particularly near the Volta Basin, found in the eastern part of the country.

 Where to go on your Safari in Ghana

When you talk about traveling to Ghana, what should cross your mind are the several beautiful castles, the capital Accra, the stunning National parks, beaches and many more attractions. The country is endowed with various tourist attractions spread through different parts. Listed below are some of the major attractions in the country.

St George’s castle and Elmina

Elmina is a charming fishing town laying on the coast adjacent to Cape Coast.it is in this town that the famous St George castle is found. The castle was constructed in by Portuguese from whomit was captured   years later by the Dutch to become their west indies-company command center for the next 250 years. As you tour through this castle, you will get a feel of the brutality the slaves experienced before being traded off. The white-washed walls of the castle greatly differ from the dark past within these walls. You will also tour through the small museum in the castle.

Accra the Capital of Ghana

Accra is one of the safest capitals in Africa with close to two million people. The city has a varied range of architecture which includes castles, modern-day markets and small towns. There are several market bursting with activity and brightly colored by the various items for sale. It holds the National Museum in which is a collection of antiquities of its past culture and history, the Makola Market, the art center and several beaches.

National Parks

Ghana’s rich abundance of various species of wildlife lead to demarcation of several place through the country to provide safe shelter for them. The country boasts of several national parks and game reserves among which Mole National Park the largest in the country is the most prominent. It has over 250 bird species and several animals among which are lions, leopards, bushbucks, elephants, buffalo and hyenas among others. Other parks include: Kakum National Park, Digya National Park and Kyabobo National Park.

Beaches

Ghana offers dome of the most immaculate white sandy with crystal clear water beaches in the world. The beautiful beaches are dotted with palm trees under which you can relax, or watch the breath taking sun set. There are several restaurants and bars that serve the beaches which delicious cuisines together with top-notch hotels for accommodation. The wonderful weather give you an opportunity to sun bathe as you lay on the white sand. Some of the common activities include swimming, snorkeling, fishing, riding in the sea turtle and diving. Some popular beaches include: Busua Beach, Akuma Village Beach, Kokrobite Beach, Coco Beach and Labadi Beach.

Museums

The country has several museums among which the National Museum of Ghana found in the capital Accra is the most prominent one. Other museums include the Armed Forces Museum in Kumasi, Museum of Archeology among others.

Lake Volta

This is the world’s largest man-made lake and a passenger Lake-Voltaboat known as sYapei Queen operates on this lake. The trip from the south in Akosombo to the North in Yeji runs for 24 hours. The ride is quite scenic and worth trying out while in Ghana.

Cape Coast Castle

The Atlantic coast of this country is lined with ancient castles that were built by different European supremacies in the seventeenth century. Prominent among them is the Cape Coast Castle which was constructed in 1637 by the Dutch, and the Swedish expanded it afterwards. In 1664, the Britons eventually took control of it transforming it into the colonial command center. For 200 years, it remained their headquarter until 1877 when they shifted the capital to today’s Accra.  The castle today holds a magnificent museum stocked with artifacts about Ghana’s history, culture and the saddening slave trade.