Three places to visit in Ghana in 2023
Updated: 6 days ago
Africa is the new land of investment, trade, tourism and unexplored royal culture, despite how the continent is still poorly represented in the eyes of foreigners and Africans in the Diaspora. Time, however, changes the narrative. Come experience the current demand of time with Melanin Travels Magic (MTM) here in Ghana. Ghana, like most African countries, is blessed with various rich and beautiful cultures and intriguing sights to behold. Whether you are on the continent for trade or coming for trade or travel, Ghana is surely a very iconic country to visit: historically, Ghana is the big brother to Africa's liberation from slavery; and the torchbearer of Africa's regaining independence from physical colonial rule. The country was the first African country to regain its independence from colonial rule in 1957. Interestingly, the colonial history is not the only wonder of this nation: Ghana's culture and landscape alone are worth the visit. , experience and involvement. In today's article, we seek to share with you three sites in this wide world that you should visit. And these are endowed in the country, Ghana.
1. ELMINA CASTLE
Built by the Portuguese a decade after they arrived on the Gold Coast (now Ghana) in 1472, history has it that Elmina Castle is the oldest colonial building in Africa. Is not the prestige of this grand edifice alone worth your priceless eyes? If so, this is another thing you may be interested in: the castle is located by the South Atlantic Sea. The position of this must-see castle in the world (Ghana) gives you a grand view to enjoy or cry with the sea view and its soothing sounds. The castle also represents the start of a one-way trip depending on what time and elevation in human history you see the sea.
2. MOLE NATIONAL PARK
Located within the savanna land tourism area, the Mole National Park is found in the Northern Region of Ghana. Whether you are an animal person, a social media person, an ambassador, a governor, an artist or just a naturalist, we at MTM know just where you could enjoy your passion.
While enjoying the forest birds sing, join the sun to rise, see the natural beauty in the life of the forest giants as the elephants of the park seek the sun as well. Enjoy some time and moment with them under the professional supervision of the welcoming staff always ready to receive their guests. As the sun warms up, the cozy and artistically African restaurant of the park is just about the right place to blow off some steam with a bowl or plate of locally/ continentally made dishes and a bottle of what you wish to drink. The jumpy monkeys would probably not let you finish your treat as they might let you jump with them in excitement.
Where as no amount of description can make you feel the emotions, history and joy, the various animals you will encounter, will be worthy of your time.
“I can’t believe that elephants could be that friendly, you know” a patron of MTM said when asked about her experience.
3. KINTAMPO WATER FALLS
Of about the ten falls located in various parts of the country, the Kintampo waterfalls has three falls on site. The highest of which measures about twenty-five metres (25m, thus 82.02ft). The river forming the fall goes further after a few cascades and levels, and then falls about seventy metres (70m, thus 229.96ft) down. This hair-raising site is located along the North of Kintampo, about four kilometres (4kms, thus about 2.5miles) from the Kintampo municipality.
This divinely crafted falls take their source from the Pumpum river located about ten kilometres (10km, away in a village called Pumpumatifi ). A chilled drink is one thing to enjoy at this astonishing tourist attraction, trekking is also another activity that is available to visitors. For the pool lovers as well, one could swim at the Kintampo water falls too. Come enjoy trekking, swimming or mere sightseeing in one blissful site in Ghana.
As you come to explore Ghana, let the castle of the south be your introduction to slavery in Africa.
Let the forest of the north be your relief from the mixed feelings as you connect with flora and fauna; as you head back home, let the Kintampo water falls of the centre of Ghana be your reconciliation to history, and yourself.
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We hope we have given you a good idea of what to do in Ghana next time you’d like to visit. If you fancy a mixture of black heritage and leisure experiences, we got you!
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