Best tourist attractions in Ghana

Coming to Ghana in the near future? Visit some of these up and coming and popular local attractions

Ghana – a bastion of democracy in West Africa – beckons travellers with its vibrant culture, enthralling history, and breathtaking natural beauty.

From its bustling cities to its serene coastal landscapes, Ghana offers a diverse range of experiences for tourists. Here, we present a detailed list of 10 must-visit tourist attractions that showcase the best of what this captivating country has to offer.

1. Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park and Mausoleum

Kwame-Nkrumah Memorial Park and Museum
Kwame-Nkrumah Memorial Park and Mausoleum

Location: Downtown Accra

Description: This site is dedicated to the life of Ghana’s first president, Kwame Nkrumah and his work in Ghana and Sub-Saharan Africa. The mausoleum contains the remains of the late Nkrumah’s body while the museum contains the personal belongings of Nkrumah from his dorm room bed whilst schooling in the US to photo archives with other illustrious leaders.

Price: Adults (GHC100) Tertiary(GHC60) Children (GHC30)

Operating Hours: Mondays-Fridays: 8:30am – 11pm, Weekends: 9am-11pm

Accessibility: You can reach there by either taxi, metro bus or Uber

2. Boti Falls

Mooove Africa image of Boti Falls
Mooove Africa image of Boti Falls

Location: Eastern Region of Ghana

Description: Boti Falls is located at Boti in the Eastern region of Ghana. Boti Falls is a twin waterfall and consists of the upper and lower falls. The site was historically used for leisure by a white Catholic priest but is now a place of leisure for Ghanaians and tourists alike. What is unique about this tourist site is the number of nearby attractions which include but are not limited to the Umbrella Rock and Aburi Botanical Gardens.

Price: Prices range from GHC50 or GHC60 per adult and GHC20 for children

Operating hours: Open 24/7

Accessibility: Depending on your mode of transportation, it is over 90 minutes drive from Accra.

3. Cape Coast Castle

Cape Coast Castle, Cape Coast Ghana
Cape Coast Castle, Cape Coast Ghana

Location: Central Region of Ghana

Description: As a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Cape Coast Castle is one of the largest edifices in Ghana that contains the legacy of slavery in Africa. It was one of the main hubs of the Transatlantic slave trade. The castle contains the slave dungeons, cannons that face the sea and more recently a souvenir shop.

Price: Adults (GHC50) Tertiary (GHC40) Children (GHC6)

Operating hours: 9:00am to 4:30pm daily

Accessibility: Around 2 to 3 hours from Accra depending on your mode of transport

4. Mole National Park

Mole National Park image from @khanitat
Mole National Park image from @khanitat

Location: Savannah area in the Northern Region

Description: Mole is Ghana’s first and largest protected tourism destination area. Interestingly, the Park has the most suitable site for elephant conservation. Mole National Park is rich in biodiversity and apart from elephants, tourists can expect antelopes and on rare occasions, leopards. The park is also home to over 300 bird species, about 33 reptiles, 9 amphibians and about 120 butterfly species. Vehicles are available to view the animals.

Price: Entrance fees – Adults(GH30) Children (GHC7)

Operation Hours: Open 24/7

Accessibility: About an hour’s flight from Accra to Tamale, then from there a minibus or taxi to Mole National Park

5. Kakum National Park

Kakum National Park shot from @elikemimages
Kakum National Park shot from @elikemimages

Location: Central Region of Ghana, about 33km north of Cape Coast.

Description: Kakum National Park is a captivating natural gem renowned for its thrilling canopy walkway. Suspended high above the rainforest floor, the walkway provides visitors with a unique opportunity to explore the treetops while offering breathtaking views of the park’s rich biodiversity. The canopy walkway is about 130 feet high while some of the tree canopies are about 160 feet high.

Price: Entrance fee of GHC2 and GHC60 to do the canopy walk

Operation Hours: Open 24 hours on Monday, Tuesday to Sunday 7am-5pm.

Accessibility: About or over 3 hours by bus or charted taxi from Accra to Kakum

6. Nzulezu Village

Nzulezu village
Nzulezu village

Location: Western Region of Ghana

Description: Nzulezu is a unique and picturesque stilt village in the western region of Ghana. It is situated on the Amansuri Lagoon and is known for its houses built on stilts above the water. The village is surrounded by lush mangrove swamps and offers a truly remarkable and immersive cultural experience for visitors.

Price: GHC100

Accessibility: Flight ticket for about GHC1000 or VIP bus, tickets of about GHC85 to go to Takoradi, then about 2 hours drive from Takoradi to Nzulezu.

7. Mountain Afadjato

Mountain Afadjato
Mountain Afadjato

Location: Volta Region, 178km from Accra.

Description: Mount Afadja is one of the tallest mountains in Ghana with a height of 885 metres or 2,904 feet. Activities range from hiking the mountain to touring the village, Liati Wote which is dominated by Mount Afadja.

Price: About GHC80

Operation Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm daily

Accessibility: Transportation can be by car or bus. From Accra, one can take the Tema-Hohoe Road.

8. Independence Square or Black Star Square

Ghana Independence Square
Ghana Independence Square

Location: Downtown Accra, Osu

Description: It represents a symbol of independence and the successful resistance to British rule. It is one of the largest public squares in the world and was established by Ghana’s first president, Kwame Nkrumah. The public square was completed in 1961 and serves as a national meeting point to reaffirm national unity and resilience. It is popularly known for the Black Star Gate as shown in the image above.

Price: Free

Operation Hours: Open 24 hours a day

Accessibility: Once in Accra, very simple to travel either by taxi, metro bus or Uber.

9. Wli waterfalls

Wli Waterfall with Rainbow
Wli Waterfall with Rainbow

Location: Volta Region about 280 km from Accra

Description: Known for being the highest waterfall in West Africa, Wli Falls has a beautiful setting and is close to the border of Togo. There are opportunities to hike and swim.

Price: Adults (GHC40)

Operation Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm daily

Accessibility: The drive will be about 7 hours from Accra.

10. Shai Hills

Shai Hills reserve
Shai Hills reserve

Location: Northern part of Accra, Dangme West District

Description: Shai Hills is a forest reserve that covers 5 separate hills. The reserve is home to baboons, antelopes, zebras and over 170 bird species.

Price: GhC 25 for first hour and 10 cedis for every extra hour

Operation Hours: Mondays to Sundays, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Accessibility: About an hour’s drive from Accra.


Article by Stacey Sam (intern at Asaase 99.5 Accra)

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