Elephants
Places to see

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.

Choirokoitia - Rondavels
Places to see

Choirokoitia prehistoric settlement

Choirokoitia (Khirokitia) prehistoric settlement stands on hills of the Maroni River valley, providing a good insight of living conditions and lifestyle of the earliest known culture in Cyprus.

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.

Cyprus skiing
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Cyprus in winter - a perfect skiing destination

When people think about skiing, Cyprus is most likely not among their top 5 destinations. However, they might be surprised by how much Cyprus has to offer in terms of winter sports and entertainment. For that reason, we have decided to give you a short overview of what you can expect form a winter in Cyprus’ Troodos Mountains.

Fort Apollonia
Places to see

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.

Church of Agia Paraskevi
Places to see

Church of Agia Paraskevi

The church of Agia Paraskevi is located in the village of Geroskipou, 3,5 kilometres east of Pafos. It is considered to be an extremely significant example of Byzantine architecture dated to the 9th century. It has not yet been established whether the church stands on the ruins of an ancient temple dedicated to the goddess Aphrodite.

Cedi Beads - Cleaning and polishing
Places to see

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.

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.

Jolof rice
Food

First-timers guide to Ghanaian Cuisine

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

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.

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.

Panagia tou Araka - The church
Places to see

Church of Panagia Tou Araka

In the village of Lagoudera, at the foothills of the Troodos Mountain, you can visit the Church of Panagia Tou Araka. It is one of ten churches in Cyprus that are on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The interior of the church is covered in paintings of extraordinary quality, the most complete series of frescoes of the Middle Byzantine period here.

Tomb No 3 with peristyle atrium
Places to see

Tombs of the Kings

Imagine, being in a desert-like landscape knowing you are amongst some of Cyprus' most ancient tombs. Lying about two kilometres north-west of Paphos harbour lies the Tomb of the Kings Archeological Site. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The site contains carved rocks that date back to the Hellenistic and early Roman periods.

Panayia Phorviotissa Church
Places to see

Church of Panagia tis Asinou

The church of Panagia Phorviotissa, better known as Panagia of Asinou is a small church dedicated to the Virgin of Phorbia. It contains some of the finest Byzantine wall paintings on the island, dating from the 12th to the 17th century and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Ejisu Bebease Shrine
Places to see

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.

Kolossi Castle near Limassol in Cyprus
Food

Wine tours of Cyprus - Commandaria Wine Route

Cyprus is not only the island of Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty, but also the island of wine. So let’s wine tour around Cyprus and follow the Commandaria Wine Route to see a century-long tradition of winemaking. Cyprus is the country of the oldest named wine still in production – Commandaria.

Cape Coast Castle
Places to see

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.

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!

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.

Fort Batenstein
Places to see

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.

Fort Amsterdam
Places to see

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.

Avakas Gorge
Places to see

Avakas Gorge

Avakas Gorge is a spectacular destination for outdoor and nature enthusiasts. This natural gem hosts an impressive amount of various plant species and animals and is one of the top destinations in Cyprus and Akamas Peninsula.

Larabanga mosque 2016
Places to see

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'.

Flybys of Akamas Peninsula National Park
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Flybys of Akamas Peninsula National Park

Flybys of the beautiful Akamas Peninsula

Adomi Bridge
Places to see

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.

Fort Metal Cross
Places to see

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.

The dam
Places to see

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.

Kykkos Monastery
Places to see

Kykkos Monastery

The Monastery of Kykkos is the richest and most lavish of the monasteries of Cyprus. Situated on a mountain peak it is a place that will leave you breathless.

Kouklia site 2
Places to see

The Ancient city of Palaipafos

The archaeological site of Palaipafos or 'Old Pafos' reveals many historical facts about legendary Goddess of Love - Aphrodite and the life in ancient times in the village of Kouklia.

View from Akamas to Polis
Places to see

Akamas Peninsula National Park

The Akamas Peninsula is a Cyprus National Park located in the north-west part of the island, between towns of Pegeia and Polis. Next to its natural beauty and the huge variety of flora and fauna, other sites of interest include the Baths of Aphrodite 'where the goddess used to bathe' and the turtle nesting place.

Ghana national parks
Places to see

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.

Elmina Castle or St. George Castle
Places to see

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.

Fisher on Lake BosUmtwe
Places to see

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.

Cyprus dish, grilled Halloumi cheese
Food

A Culinary Journey through Cyprus

We’ve been to the mountains, we’ve lazed on the beach a little, now we need to eat, and a culinary journey through Cyprus would be more than fit. Here are a few yummy traditional Cypriot recipes and how to prepare them.

Church of Panagia tis Aggeloktistis
Places to see

Church of Panagia tis Aggeloktistis

The Church of Panagia tis Aggeloktistis stands in the Village of Kiti, in the Larnaca province of Cyprus. It was built in the 11th century over the ruins of a 5th century early Christian basilica. The interior of the church is covered in paintings rapidly done in watercolour on wet plaster.

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.

Little town of Senya Beraku
Places to see

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’.

Visitors at the Monkey Sanctuary
Places to see

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.

Cape Greco - Coast
Places to see

Cape Greco National Park

Cape Greco - a unique area and a natural masterpiece which changes and reveals something new every season.

The view
Places to see

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.

Flowers of Cyprus - Red tulips
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The flowers of Cyprus - where and when can you see them

Many people visit Cyprus for its beautiful beaches and fantastic landscapes. Some even visit the island for its mountains and ski resorts. But did you know that Cyprus is also the home of astounding wild flowers? Today, we will tell you a little bit about where and when you can see the gorgeous tulips, orchids and blooming almond trees.

Canopy Walk
Places to see

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.

Sea caves - single column
Places to see

Sea Caves of Cape Greco

The Sea Caves of Ayia Napa (cape Cavo Greco) is one of the most visited natural attractions on the south-eastern coast of Cyprus, located between two popular resorts - Agia Napa and Protaras. It is part of Cape Greco National Park. Locals often refer to the sea caves as 'Cavo Greco stone castles' and totally makes sense, when seen in real life.

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?

Bole Mosque
Places to see

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.

Benson Ibeabuchi Homowo 2018 2
Culture and People

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.

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!

Streets of Old Nicosia
Places to see

Nicosia - between two worlds

Have you ever wanted to be in two places at once? Well, in Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus, you can do just that. Learn a little bit more about this fascinating city divided in two by the Green Line and find out about the differences between the two parts of the island.

A flock of flamingos flying in sunset
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Flamingos in Cyprus - a sight to see

If you ever looked up information about Cyprus, chances are that you have seen some gorgeous shots of flamingos. These stunning creatures are frequent guests of the island, gracing everyone with their presence every winter. Thousands of tourists come to Cyprus just to witness these fabulous birds. Want to know when and where to catch a glimpse?

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.

Mountain Gemi in Amedzope
Travel Insights

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.

kourion theatre seaview
Places to see

Kourion - the ancient kingdom of wealth and power

Kourion - the ancient city on the coast of Mediterranean sea - dates back to the Neolithic period (4500-3900 B.C.), revealing historical evidence, facts and stories from ancient times. A place to be for every history and archaeology enthusiast.