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Cool facts on Ghana

The coolest 25 facts about Ghana you’ve ever heard.

Male Chimp at Kumasi Zoo
Places to see

Kumasi Zoo

Kumasi Zoo is the premier national zoo and located in central Kumasi. Opened to public in 1957, it has become popular attraction among tourists as well as locals.

11,000 hectares is a home to 162 individual animals and 46 different species. Here you will find primates, reptiles, cats, rodents, birds, even hundreds of bats.

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What to pack when visiting Ghana

Ghana is a vast and beautiful country with so many things to do, and packing can be a little difficult.

What to wear? What pack? Find some useful tips here!

Ashanti Chief
Places to see

Kumasi - Heart of the Ashanti Region

Kumasi is the capital city of the Ashanti region and one of the centres of Ghanaian history and culture.

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Culture and People

Inspiring women in Ghana

Ghana has seen lots of women who have set pace in music, literature, creativity and showed bravery and exceptional leadership abilities. Some of these women are Yaa Asantewaa, Efua Sutherland, Ama Ata Aidoo, Thodosia Okoh and many others.

Gold merchant camels
Culture and People

The Ghana Empire

Raise and fall of the Ghana Empire. What brought one of the wealthiest and the most powerful empires in Africa to a fall?

Entrance to Fort Christiansborg
Places to see

Christiansborg Osu Castle

Built by the Danish as Christianborg Castle in the 1660s, Osu Castle has since then been passed on to many different owners. The castle was used for the trade of slaves and gold but was abandoned after the abolition of slave trading in 1803. In 1902 Christiansborg Castle became the seat of government and serves as the office of Ghana's President.

Okomfo Anokye sword site
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Okomfo Anokye Sword Site

This site is a historical landmark on the grounds of the Okomfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi. Here the Legendary Okomfo Anokye Sword has been planted in a rock by Okomfo Anokye himself. This is an important and sacred site which also is a big part part of Asante history.

A view of Fort William
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Fort William

The trading Fort William was completed by 1757. It was built on hard rock near a sandy beach indentation with a sheltered harbour. The English had built a fort back in 1674 called Fort Charles which was destroyed to prevent it from being captured by other European companies. The English then hurried to construct Fort William.

Bole Mosque
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Bole Mosque

This Bole mud mosque was built in the 17th century in a Sudanic architectural style with mud and sticks. The mosque is in a good state and can be visited also for a view from the roof overlooking the town of Bole. Bole is located in the West Gonja District, Northern Region of Ghana.

Stilt houses
Places to see

A tour of Nzulezu

The famous village called Nzulezu on stilts is located 90 km west of Takoradi in the western region of Ghana about two hours' drive from the beautiful beaches of Busua. It is an interesting village with community life taking place in the center of lake Tadane. The entire village is built on stilts and life has adapted to these watery conditions.

Cape Coast Castle
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UNESCO World Heritage sites to visit in Ghana

Ghana boasts more UNESCO world heritage sites than any other country in Africa. It hosts 32 historic forts and castles and 13 traditional Ashanti buildings. Another six (6) sites are currently nominated for approval. Most of these sites are castles and forts built by European nations when they first arrived in Ghana.

Harmattan
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Harmattan season in Ghana - What you should know

The harmattan season is a period during which the North-easterly Sahara trade winds rush in a desert-storm-like manner into countries of West-Africa, leaving cracked lips, skin cracked and makes breathing difficult while everything is covered in dust. Ghana, obviously, is however not left out of this adverse condition.

Kwame Nkrumah Monument
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Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park

Many travellers like to visit places where the country’s nationalist spirit can be witnessed. One such place is the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park. The Park is made in the remembrance of Kwame Nkrumah, the founder of Ghana.

If you plan to explore different places and learn more about their political backgrounds, this place should not be missed!

The falls
Places to see

Wli Waterfalls Travel Guide

Satisfy the adventurous soul inside you while pleasing your sense of aesthetic? Experience Ghana’s nature at its finest and visit Wli Waterfalls!

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Travelling to Ghana with kids

Ghana has it all-for travellers of all ages. From mystical swords stuck in the ground to the biggest lake in the world and ancient towns built on water. When traveling with kids to Ghana, there are a few things to keep in mind but we are sure kids will love it!

Ejisu Bebease Shrine
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Asante Traditional Buildings

The Asante Traditional Buildings are a unique and authentic collection of 13 buildings situated in ten locations. These beautifully decorated buildings, from 100-200 years ago, are probably the last authentic architectural remains from the prosperous Asante Empire times. The Empire reached its golden age in the 18th century.

Elmina Beach
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Elmina Town

On a narrow stretch of land between the Atlantic Ocean and the Benya Lagoon lies the enchanting and historical town of Elmina. Full of a mix of remnants of colonial architecture and olden shrines, Elmina is one of the oldest towns in Ghana and an important city in the nation's history.

Sunset at Labadi Beach
Places to see

Labadi Beach

Labadi Beach is one of the most popular ones in Ghana. Beautiful views on Atlantic Ocean, fun activities and a great atmosphere is something you will not want to miss!

Cedi Beads - Cleaning and polishing
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The beautiful art of Glass Bead making from Ghana

You might not know this, but Venice is not the only place in the world where people make beautiful things out of glass. For decades, Ghanaians have been making wonderful glass beads from recycled glass, and they are absolutely captivating. If you want to learn more, continue reading, and we will tell you all about it.

Elmina Castle or St. George Castle
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Elmina Castle or St. George Castle

The significant castle of St. George (Elmina Castle) is the first major European construction in tropical Africa. It is situated in the central region of Ghana in a town called Elmina.

Krobo Hills Ghana
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Mount Krobo Travel Guide

Are you interested in exploring a location with immense historical and archaeological value? If yes, then you should put Mount. Krobo on the top of your travel bucket list. Located in Ghana, this is a pristine destination that allows you to engage with nature and history.

Woman at Odumase Krobo
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Krobo Odumase

In the eastern region of Ghana within the cool climate is the town of Krobo Odumase.
Where once was the great Presbyterian boy's school, now the University of Environment, Science, Technology, and Innovation is being developed.

Fort Apollonia
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Fort Apollonia

Fort Apollonia was built by the British between 1765 and 1771, to ward off Dutch colonial ambitions. The abolition of the slave trade in the Gold Coast diminished the importance of the fort, as a result it became too expensive, so the British abandoned it in 1819 after which, the Dutch took ownership over the fort in 1868.

Elephants
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Mole National Park

How does spending quality time among wildlife sound to you? If you feel that cities are turning greyer with each day, I am sure you'd love the fresh and green change of environment that Mole National Park provides. Being Ghana’s largest wildlife refuge in the country’s Savannah region, the park is an excellent escape from your mundane routine.

Ghana discovery
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Itinerary Ideas - 2 Weeks in Ghana

Ghana is exceptionally large and features a diverse set of tourist attractions and vacation spots. Ghana has something for every travel addict. Here are some things you can do in Ghana.

Cosmetic cream
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Health and Beauty products to bring from Ghana

The cosmetic industry in Ghana has grown massively and is among the top producers of beauty and health products in Africa. Ghanaian beauty and healthcare products are natural, most of them plant-based, and there are no chemicals added. Here are some health and beauty products that you might want to look for while in Ghana.

The dam
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Akosombo Dam

It all started in 1961 when the government of Ghana was in search of a source of power that would provide electricity for the aluminium industry. It was the same vision that led to the creation of the largest known man-made lake in the world: the great Volta Lake. This led to the construction of the 258 million dollar project: the Akosombo dam.

Fishing boats Cape Coast Ghana
Places to see

Cape Coast Travel Guide

Do you want to visit a land with a rich history that would take you back to the 17th century? If yes, then Cape Coast is just the right place for you!

Ahmadiyya Mosque
Places to see

Tamale Travel Guide

Tamale Metropolitan Area and the capital city of the Northern Region historically known as a trade center, today is famous for beautiful mosques and crafts.

The Flag
Culture and People

Who was the woman behind Ghana's Flag?

The flag of a country of the country is a representation of its history, its heritage, the culture of its people, and the hope for its future. In many countries, important individuals hoist their flags during national anthems to show their respect for the country. The story is no different with the Ghanaian flag.

Women dancing at a cultural festival in Ghana
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Hogbetsotso Festival

Hogbetsotso is a festival celebrated by the Anlo tribe of Ghana. It is a festival celebrated in memory of their journey from their origin to their present-day location. The festival is celebrated on the first Sunday of November. The name of the festival is derived from the ewe language and it translates simply as the festival of exodus.

Flag of Ghana
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Constitution Day in Ghana

Constitution day in Ghana is a public holiday celebrated on the 7th of January every year. It is celebrated in recognition of the 1992 constitution and the birth of the 4th republic of Ghana.

Larabanga mosque 2016
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Larabanga Mosque

One of the oldest mud mosques in West Africa is the Larabanga Mosque. Built in the 14th century in Sudanic style it has such a historic importance that the people refer to the site as 'Mecca of West Africa'.

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Fetu Afahye Festival

The Fetu Afahye Festival is undoubtedly the most important calendar amongst the Fante people of the central region of Ghana. The Fetu Afahye Festival is celebrated by the Oguaa or Cape Coast Traditional Area of Central Region.

Benson Ibeabuchi Homowo 2018 2
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Homowo Festival - Celebration of Harvest

Homowo Festival in Greater Accra region attracts many people every year. Food, songs, dance and joy fill the streets in appreciation of harvest.

Accra from the air
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Accra

Accra is a city you would not want to miss when going to Ghana. Take a walk through culture and history in Accra!

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The best places for art lovers in Ghana

There are many places and events highlighting contemporary, graffiti, murals and street arts in Ghana. Some of the most well-known ones are: The Chale Wote Festival, The Ghana Planetarium Science Project, and Nubuke Gallery and Foundation. Here are the reasons for visiting and what each is known for.

Fort Batenstein
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Fort Batenstein

Standing tall on a hilltop in Butre village in Western Ghana, Fort Batenstein offers a mesmerising view of the Atlantic coastline. But it was much more than the spectacular panorama and the paradisiacal beauty of the surroundings that urged Dutch settlers to build this small trading fort in 1656 in this area - GOLD.

Ashanti chief Kumasi Ghana
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Celebrating Adae (Akwasidae) Festival

A magnificent celebration of Ashanti people. Every 6 weeks this spectacular and vibrant celebration brings people together at Manhyia Palace in Kumasi.

Ghana national parks
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National Parks in Ghana you do not want to miss

Ghana is privileged to have some of the most famous and well-known parks in Africa. These unique parks offer amazing landscapes, stunning sceneries, and jaw-dropping natural features. From the famous Kakum National Park, the hippo filled Bui National Park and the gargantuan Mole Park, here is a list of the best national parks in Ghana.

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Ghana Region Highlights

There is no other country in the world that we know offering such a wide range of attractions; from castles to dense rainforests, museums, beaches, to parks. Now with 16 regions, one can only imagine how many places there are to visit. Ghana has something for everyone, and in this list you will find the top attractions in each region.

Fort Victoria at Sunset - Cape Coast - Ghana
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Fort Victoria

Fort Victoria was one of a chain of 3 lookout posts built on the hills in the town of Cape Coast around Cape Coast Castle. In 1837 the present Fort Victoria was built on the ruins of its predecessor as a small but strong fort.

Beads market in Somanya
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Discover Ghana

Are you thinking of travelling to Ghana? We invite you to discover Ghana and give you 8 reasons why Ghana is a must-visit. See only a few reasons why we are happy to go there again and again.

Banda Nkwanta Mosque
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Banda Nkwanta Mosque

If you want to get a grip on the beliefs and rites of the Ghanaians, Banda Nkwanta Mosque is then a most visit. Located in the small town of Banda Nkwanta, in the heart of Ghana, the mosque was built in the 18th century by Muslims migrating south from Sudan.

Adomi Bridge
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Volta Lake

Have you ever found yourself wondering the extent modern technology can take us to in realizing our wildest fantasies? Things that were previously perceived as nature’s doing can now be artificially and stably constructed. Let me introduce you to Lake Volta, one of the world’s largest human-made lakes. It is a wonder awaiting you to explore it.

The Queen Warrior
Culture and People

Who was Yaa Asantewaa?

Yaa Asantewaa was a Queen Warrior, Legend, Hero, Leader, Queen Mother, Grandmother, Inspiration for generations, not only in Ghana. Among a list of wonderful things, Yaa Asantewaa is no doubt one of the most courageous and heroic warriors in history.

Read her history here.

Cape Coast Castle
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Cape Coast Castle Museum

Want to know how the brave new world came into being? Step back a few centuries and visit the Cape Coast Castle in Ghana. Now a museum, Cape Coast Castle is one of the about 40 slave castles or large trading posts built by European traders and colonists.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
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Christmas and New Year's Eve in Ghana

In Ghana, just like in many other countries, X-Mas and NYW are celebrated on the 25th and 31st of December respectively. Fireworks, locally known as “knockout”, gatherings in churches, Christmas dishes, like Jollof and Fufu portray X-Mas in Ghana the best. However, nothing marks these days as much as the Harmattan, coming around.

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Top 10 most common myths and stereotypes about Africa - debunked

What are the most common myths about Africa? Here are the Top 10 most common myths about Africa debunked. Break the stereotypes!

Kid art
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Things you can find only in Ghana

Sometimes travel memories of a place cannot just be fully represented by pictures or videos - sometimes there are things you have to experience and see with your own eyes.

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Independence Square in Ghana

So, you are in Ghana, exploring its beauty and richness. But, something feels missing… You are not someone who just travels to places, takes a bunch of photos, and comes back. You are someone who takes pleasure in first-hand experiencing the lives of the locals.

Where do you go then? You go Independence Square, of course!

Introducing Ghana - Ghana at Heart
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Sharing the beauty of Ghana

Introducing the beauty of Ghana and its people across the country. We take you to the city, across the mountains, through the rain forest. We show you the beauty up close and from the air.

Ghana is a wonderful place on this earth and absolutely worth a visit.

Jolof rice - A West African Delicacy
Food

6 Ghanaian Recipes You Won't Get Enough Of

Now that we've discovered Ghana, let us introduce you to its food! Here are 6 Ghanaian recipes you won't get enough of. It's a given, take it from our explorers!

Kente spools
Culture and People

The history of Kente and Adinkra symbols

Did you know the most popular locally-made fashion item in West Africa - Kente Cloth - was discovered by two friends in a forest upon meeting Anansi the spider?

Let me take you through the history on the making of Kente, what the colours mean and explain some of the Adinkra Symbols we use in making Kente.

Arrival of the President of Ghana at the Conference in Belgrade 1961
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A few interesting facts about Kwame Nkrumah

Kwame Nkrumah is a controversial but loved historical figure in Ghana’s history - a leader and advocate of pan-Africanism - he leads Ghana to independence in 1957. His intellect and determination are admirable. He is still honoured and celebrated in Africa. Here are some interesting facts about the first president of Ghana.

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Places to see

Sekondi-Takoradi

Sekondi-Takoradi is a twin city comprising the cities Sekondi and Takoradi. Today it is the most famous twin-city in Ghana and Africa with growing infrastructure and industries. It also does not sleep much.

Visitors at the Monkey Sanctuary
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Boabeng Fiema Monkey Sanctuary

Located in the temperate Brong-Ahafo Region, this conservation forest teems with monkey and bird life, providing a haven for species that are sadly threatened with extinction all over West Africa. The monkeys are considered sacred and the village is charged with protecting these special animals.

Mountain Gemi in Amedzope
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Best hiking places in Ghana

It is time to put on your hiking boots, pack your meal, grab a water bottle, and apply some sunscreen because it’s time to go hiking in Ghana.

Lighting up for tomorrow
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Romantic places to visit in Ghana

Explore romantic things to do and places to visit in Ghana Valentine's Day or not. We share ideas on where to go with your significant other and spend some needed quality time together.

Hello sign
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Languages in Ghana

Ghana is a multilingual country with over 80 ethnic languages that are spoken by people from different tribes in the country, however, English is the official foreign language.

Canopy Walk
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Kakum National Park

Kakum National Park is a 357km national park of undisturbed rainforest.

As one of the oldest national parks in the physical center of the earth; this conservation area consists of the Kakum National Park and Assin Attandaso Resource Reserve which is a nearby resource reserve.

The view
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Shai Hills

Known for its spectacular resource reserve, Shai Hills is a suburb near Dodowa in the Greater Accra region. Stone quarries, high hills, and wild animals are just a few of the characteristics of this place. The Shai hill is most noted for its tourist attractions. Notable among this is the Shai forest reserve.

Little town of Senya Beraku
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Fort Good Hope

Fort de Goede Hoop or Fort Good Hope was a trade place built by Dutch in 1704 on Gold Coast, near Senya Beraku. An interesting Unesco place to visit, while on your ‘history tour’.

The festival
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Edina Bronya

Edina Bronya is a festival celebrated by the people and chiefs of Elmina in the Central Region of Ghana. It is a native version of the Christmas festival and is celebrated on the first Thursday of January of the new year. Festival also signifies the bond between the Elmina people and the Dutch.

Jolof rice
Food

First-timers guide to Ghanaian Cuisine

A foodie guide through mouth watering dishes you need to try when in Ghana.

Ghana Armed Forces Museum
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Kumasi Fort and Military Museum

The Kumasi Fort and Military Museum is situated in Kumasi, the capital city of the Ashanti Region of Ghana. It is one of the few military museums in Africa. Constructed by the Asantehene (the King of the Asante Kingdom) in 1820, the fort was destroyed in 1874 by the British forces and renovated 23 years later. Come and dive into our history!

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Black History Month in Ghana

February or Black History Month is an annual celebration in remembrance and appreciation to those who have taken the courage to stand up against oppression of many kinds. Here are some outstanding Ghanaians whose stories must be told in the light of black excellence around the world.

The falls
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Akaa Falls

The Akaa Waterfalls is alluded to as nature's undiscovered magnificence in Ghana. Akaa Falls is a stunning waterfall situated in the Eastern Region. Akaa falls take sources from the Boti waterway, the very stream from which the Boti Falls takes its source.

Museum entrance
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Volta Regional Museum

The Volta Regional Museum established in 1973 focuses on ethnographic history of the Ewe People. It exhibits traditional artefacts, Chieftaincy regalia, sculptures and much more.

Fort Metal Cross
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Fort Metal Cross

Reminding of British colonial times, Fort Metal Cross stands tall on a headland near Infuma in Ghana's western region. The quiet waters of the bay are perfect for sailing (if you have a small boat) and canoeing.

Fort Amsterdam
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Fort Amsterdam

Fort Amsterdam, built by the British [1638-1645], destroyed by fire in 1640 and rebuilt as heavily fortified fort. In 1661 it became headquarters of English Gold Coast.

Dutch Admiral De Ruyter captured the fort in 1665. In 1811, the people of Anomabu destroyed the fort.

It is believed to be the first slave prison on the Gold Coast.

Ghana at Heart - Canoe from the air
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Ecotourism in Ghana

Ghana has a wide variety of EcoTourism options. In this video we would like to take you along to show you some of these pearls.

These are wonderful locations ranging from the Northern Region to Greater Accra, absolutely worth a visit. Join us on this Eco-journey across Ghana!

A Yaw Pare Production, filmed by Michael Larbie.

Fisher on Lake BosUmtwe
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Lake Bosumtwe

Located nearby Kumasi, Lake Bosumtwe is the only natural lake in the country. It is spread over an area of 49-kilometer square. It is a unique lake, and its magnificent appearance makes it impossible to miss. If you are planning a trip to Ghana, you should add this lake to your list of places to visit. It is undoubtedly going to leave you in awe.

The front entrance to the museum
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Manhyia Palace Museum

The Manhyia Palace (meaning - gathering of the town's people) is the official residence of Asantehene or the King of Ashanti and located in Kumasi - the capital of the Ashanti Kingdom and Ashanti Region.

The museum exhibits vast collection of artefacts and gives a great insight of historical events and tells the story of Asante people.

Boti Falls
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Boti Falls

Are you looking for a city break and a quick getaway from the city life? Boti Falls and the surrounding forests is exactly the place you are looking for! Beautiful waterfalls, bird songs, serenity and the stunning nature will make you forget all the troubles.

Zayaa Mud Mosque
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Zayaa Mud Mosque

South of Bolgatanga in the village of Wulugu stands the Zayaa Mosque. It is made of mud but built in a completely different style than any other mud mosque in the region. It is square with a number of levels and looks more like an ancient defence castle than a place of worship. It was built in the 20th century by Sheik Abdul-Karim.