19 September 2019
The first African country to win its independence, Ghana has a very strong identity, and has much to offer the curious traveler. Between historical vestiges, nature reserves and stunning beaches, everyone will find something to be seduced by this endearing country.
In the capital Accra, you can discover the market of Makola, as well as the different parts of the city, and some sites of interest, such as the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial (Prime Minister at the time of independence, then President of the country of 1960 to 1966), the lighthouse of Jamestown or the Arch of Independence.
Other cities to visit: Kumasi, where the population of Ashantis predominates: you can discover their customs, their specific architecture and their handicrafts in goldsmith and weaving; Tamale, populated by the Dagombas, with its terracotta dwellings and its famous markets.
You will also see the remains of fortified counters, castles and forts, dating from the 15th and 16th century on the coast between Keta and Beyin, testimonies of the slave trade at this time.
For the fans of idleness or the surfers, the villages of Dixcove and Bosua, 200 km from the capital, offer their sunny beaches and their waves. Discover also Lake Volta, the largest artificial lake in the world, where you can take a short cruise to admire the beautiful landscapes that surround it.
Finally, Mole National Park will give you the opportunity to observe over a hundred species of animals, mammals and reptiles, among which the elephant is the unconstrained king.