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Amazing Things to Do in Ghana

Whether you’re a primary time visitor to Ghana or you are returning for a repeat trip, there are many things to see and to do in this country. Over 1,000,000 tourists visit Ghana annually, and therefore the year around tropical climate makes the region a preferred destination for wildlife and nature enthusiasts.Check out the things to do in Ghana:

Kejetia Market

Located in the center of Kumasi, the Kejetia Market is commonly referred to as the largest market in West Africa. With over 11,000 stalls and 40,000 staff, this shopping hub sells food, knick-knacks, Ashanti sandals, glass beads, jewelry, and shoes. This destination isn’t a significant holidaymaker attraction, therefore shopkeepers are typically pleasantly stunned to see visitors. You can also go with a guide who can help you to find obscure goods and will provide tips on bargaining.

Cape Coast Castle

Cape Coast CastleThe imposing, whitewashed castle found at the heart of Cape Coast may be a historical marvel. You may visit dungeons and slave quarters, which contrast sharply with the grand Governor’s bedroom. The castle additionally options a museum that details the history of Ghana, Akan culture, and the slave trade.

Kakum National Park

If you are interested in the wildlife of Ghana, the Kakum National Park is a great place to check out. This pocket of rainforest features endangered forest elephants, 300 species of bird, the colobus monkey, and about 600 butterfly species. The canopy walkway that is suspended nearly 100 feet above the forest floor is the main attraction.

The Kumasi Voodoo Experience

If you are interested in a unique experience when visiting Ghana, consider an exciting tour of the world of voodoo in Kumasi. Visit a voodoo shrine and meet with local priests who explain age-old spells, rituals, dances, and other practices. You will also watch a voodoo dance completed with ritualistic chants and costumed dancers.

Kakum National ParkBoabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary

This little community-protected forest is the best place in the country to get a close-up encounter with 2 totally different monkey species: the black and white colobus monkey and the Lowe’s mona monkey. Both species are held sacred by the area’s local villagers.

Nzulezu Stilted Village

This unique village is best visited during the rainy season when the area water levels are high. Seated on stilts, this community lies in the middle of the Amansuri wetlands, which is rich in birds and other wildlife. The village is most easily visited via the waterfront village of Beyin via dugout canoe.

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