Ghana, land of palm beaches, the lively, bustling markets, the rain forest, with its diverse flora and fauna, ethnic diversity and the European colonial history. No wonder that one sees here a great future for the growing tourism.
Since Ghana is independent in 1957, it is a peaceful and democratic country. It is located in Western Africa, bordering the Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Togo, and Atlantic Ocean (Gulf of Guinea) in the south.
Swimming, water sports and relaxation at the beautiful beaches of Ghana are very popular. Many beaches invite you to tour; among them the Ada paradise beach, La Pleasure, Next Door, Cocoloco, White Sands. On the beach of Ada Foah, for example, one can alone enjoy, isolated from civilization, the blue sea, the bright sun and the shade of palm trees.
Plant lovers will enjoy the variety of flora and others different types of mahogany, rubber trees, orchids, coconut palms, baobab trees, hibiscus flowers and many fruit plantations (pineapple, avocado, papaya). Many species have their own homes, such as colorful birds (parrots, woodpeckers), antelopes, lions, elephants, hippopotamuses, chimpanzees, iguanas, crocodiles, and not to forget the unique marine world. A visit to the many nature reserves is a special experience. The best known are the Mole and Kakum National Park. In Aburi, you can also admire the Botanical Garden, which is already created by British colonial rulers in 1890. The Volta Delta (currently with the largest reservoir in the world) to attract bird watching and the Owabi Wildlife Sanctuary, the Kyabobo and one of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, the Bia National Park are fascinating places.
Ghana boasts numerous UNESCO World Heritage sites. Among them are many fortresses and castles of the colonial era, such as Fort Good Hope, Fort Patience, Cape Coast Castle, Fort Amsterdam, and the Elmina Castle. Additionally, remnants of the traditional building methods and Ghana's largest population group - the Ashanti. These are available including in the villages Abirim, Asawase, Patakro and Abetifi.
Also, there are some cities that you must not miss, such as the former capital of Cape Coast, or the present, Accra. Today one of the major metropolitan areas of West Africa, Accra boasts colorful markets, attractions including the National Museum, The Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences, Ghana's Central Library and Kwame Nkrumah Memorial.
The cultural heart of Ghana is the historic capital of the Ashanti - Kumasi. The various jungle areas surrounding the "Garden City" boasts the biggest market in West Africa, the Festival of the Ashanti, the Manhyia Palace, home to the Ashanti King, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and the Ghana National Culture Center with the Prempeh II Jubilee Museum and handcrafted art workshops.