4.5 based on 122 reviews
Enjoyed every bit of the journey to the lower falls. Getting to the upper falls is tough; better be prepared with boots and lots of water. They could do more with clearing the pathways and providing rest beds by the falls for a confortable relaxation. Camping by the falls should be encouraged. This should be provided by the authorities.
4.5 based on 467 reviews
This 16th-century trading lodge now contains the Museum of West African History.
Our guide, Justice William Acquah (Kobena) was absolutely fantastic. His passion and knowledge are unparalleled. He was approachable and humble about the information he knew, and was more than happy to share and dive deeper into conversation and meaning. Kobena would be a great guide for both the historically aware and those looking to be taught.
The experience itself was extremely sobering, it's hard to put into words, to be honest, I'm still processing it. What I know for sure is that the experience was a necessary one and one that everyone can gain something from.
4.5 based on 379 reviews
The European traders built and occupied many forts along the coast of Ghana in the 15th-17th centuries to protect their trading posts.
This castle was built in the 1480s by the Portuguese and soon became an important hub for the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, continuing well into the 19th century under the command of different European powers. The stories told are shocking and humbling - and should hopefully serve to make us better embrace the value of universal human rights and react against today's modern forms of slavery.
While the international context and drivers behind the slave trade are aspects relatively well covered by the guides, attention should also be given to the local circumstances under which the trade prospered - that is, also reflecting the local rulers' role in the slave trade. This is not a pledge to be "fair" in describing this horrible history - but rather to leave "political correctness" and focus on the factual power relations instead. Only then may this horrendous chapter learn us something.
4.5 based on 111 reviews
We were only here for two days but got to see a wonderful array of animals. Since it was early June, the dry season, the hippos and rhinos were further north. But we did see a series of elephants, vultures and a few more I forgot. The elephants were magnificent!!
4 based on 312 reviews
Bojo beach is located at the delta of the Densu River and the Atlantic Ocean next to a fishing village. To access the beach, one has to take a boat ride accross the Densu River. Hotel Accomodation with swimming pool is on the main land. There are Restuarants and Bars on site and also at the Beach. The beach is very clean, and the natural setting is unique and lovely. Bojo Beach is located in graater Accra - about 30 minutes from the Airport or the city center. The beach is open 7 days in a week. Outside Food and Drinks are not allowed since there are Restuarans and Bars available to cater to your needs
Drove about 30 minutes from Accra, to get to the beach. We discovered a resort next to the beach, which was a welcome idea for tourists. You pay to access the beach, then you are ferried in a shallow boat, for about a 100 meters, to the beach.The beach was clean, bright, sunny and the waves were restful. You can sunbathe, eat,drink, play beach volleyball and enjoy some music, without being disturbed. Brilliant.
4.5 based on 48 reviews
What to say about this attraction? The Mona monkeys are the carrot that brings eco and other tourists to this village where locals act as guides. First stop after paying fees is a roadside stand where you buy the bananas to feed the monkeys while you take the trophy photos. It is admittedly a lot of fun with lots of laughter. The visitor influx does feed into the local economy as well as the mouths of the very cute primates. The sanctuary protects the monkeys but a brief walk through the village illustrates the limits of the economic benefits to this community.
4 based on 29 reviews
Many people don't realize there are 2 groups of Falls near Kintampo. The popular one, known simply as "Kintampo Falls" is beside the main Highway near the Metro Bus stop North of town. "Fuller Falls" is about 10 miles West of town, the turn off is near the downtown STC bus stop, ask locals to make sure you have the right road. While Kintampo is taller and more spectacular than Fuller, it also tends to be more crowded and rowdy. My family and I have stopped at the main "Kintampo Falls" many times in the past years: sometimes it is lovely, other times it is swarming with rather irritating party goers who trash the place with empty cans and wrappers. If this is the case, there is an upper falls that is not as well visited, just a short hike uphill from the larger main fall.
Fuller Falls, on the other hand, is a series of cascades, which was made into a Catholic prayer/meditation retreat some years ago. You will need to hire a taxi or use your own vehicle to go there but it is worth it. Serene, peaceful, shady, and a great place to safely splash, wade, and climb, even for children. This is our family favorite.
Be aware that there is no food or drink for purchase anywhere near Fuller, so plan accordingly. It is a lovely place for a picnic with beautiful stone tables.
4 based on 565 reviews
This forested parkland makes for a great day hike with fantastic views, especially from the wooden suspension Bridges that soar a hundred feet overhead.
We actually hired a driver and car specifically to visit this park before going back to the coast and head towards Kumasi. We only had a couple of hours at our disposal so we went for the much-advertised "Canopy Walk". Unfortunately we were deeply disappointed as it had nothing to do with Nature (reduced to a back-drop only) but was just a brief entertainment like at some Tivoli. Moreover, the guide didn't seem to very interested or knowledgeable about the forest. When the canopy walk-way was built in the 1990s it may have been kind of innovative - but today there are so many other destinations (outside of Ghana) which have succeeded in combining elements of adventure with close-to-Nature experience and learning. Those places are well worth the visit but not this one. Time for Kakum National Park to rethink the concept, explore other examples - and decide how to go forward!
4 based on 499 reviews
A small museum dedicated to the country's founding father.
4 based on 64 reviews
I visited the Manhyia Palace Museum, it was very educational starts out with sitting and viewing a video of the history of the Ashanti then you are guided through several rooms in the Palace with original artifacts. There is a gift shop to purchase souvenirs once the tour ends. The new palace is right next door, it happened to be a festival that Sunday where the Ashanti king comes out in an elaborate parade...thoroughly enjoyed.
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