Accra became the capital city of Ghana (Gold Coast) in the year 1877 due to its prosperous trading activity and shifted the attention from Cape Coast which was the first capital city of Gold Coast. In the year 1844, a peace agreement known as the bond of 1844 was signed by the then-governor of Gold Coast called Commander Hill with eight Fante chiefs which brought Gold Coast under British colonial rule till 6th March 1957 where independence was declared. Ghana has soo much to offer in terms of touristic attraction as it prides itself as the most sort after destination in terms of a cultural and historic monument in sub-Saharan Africa. Whilst in Ghana one would ask, what can I do in this lovely country of Ghana? Well, the answer is in this article as you would find some of the best things to do whilst in Ghana.
Accra with a population of about 2 million people, one would definitely like to explore this magnificent city. Some of the popular hot spots to visit in the city are the buzzing Makola markets where one will see the everyday lifestyle of the market. In terms of monumental or archaeological buildings, Accra has lots of them with James Fort, Usher Fort, and Christianaborg Castle or Osu Castle been the most popular one. W.E.B. Dubois Centre and the Kakum Nkrumah museum should also be on the bucket list for the places to visit in Accra
Cape Coast Castle
Cape Coast Castle is a must-visit tourist attraction for everyone who visits ghana. This UNESCO world heritage site holds some of the most memorable moments in the history of the transatlantic slave trade. The slave castle could hold up to 1500 enslaved Africans at a time waiting for shipment to their various destination with most of them ending up in the plantation farms and mines as slaves in the United States of America.
Kakum National park is located in the Central region of Ghana and about 170km from the capital of Ghana. The conservation park covers an area of about 530 square kilometers and about 180m above sea level and holds both virgin and secondary forest. The park has a canopy walkway which is the most popular attraction at the park with 7 suspended bridges hanging on trees which swings as you walk on it. There are other things to do in the park which include hiking into the forest to learn about the spiritual and medicinal value of the various trees in the rainforest, a treehouse where one could spend the night there and hike into the forest in the middle of the night.
The Elmina Castle was built by the Portuguese in 1482 and stands as the oldest European structure in sub-Saharan Africa, this huge building was initially used for the trade-in gold, ivory and spices by the Portuguese but later turned in a slave castle for the trade in human beings. Although the Portuguese built the castle, it was overtaken by the Dutch after the Dutch took over the castle from the Portuguese with three days of fighting where the Portuguese gave up the castle. Later after the abolishing of the transatlantic slave trade, the Dutch sold the castle to the British and was used for administrative work during the early colonial days. Be sure to visit this castle once you land on the coast of Ghana. These are only a few of some of the wonderful things to do in Ghana should you visit, if you would like to visit any of this attraction any attraction you are interested in visiting contact us