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Three places to visit in Ghana in 2023

Updated: Aug 8, 2023




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.









Fancy help with planning your next Ghanian cultural and leisure getaway?





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!

To find out more email us at: melanintravelsmagic@gmail.com




Client testimonials we have helped exploring & planning their trip to Ghana


REBOUND staff & Teenagers, Group of 10 Travelers from MINNEAPOLIS, USA, Corporate retreat, July 2023




Review 1: Christy Botts, Minneapolis, USA, August 2023


Our non-profit organisation took a group of young people to Ghana in July 2023. The experience was an amazing one that was spiritually moving as well as fun! We had an excellent tour guide who brought the country to life for us. Our youth were able to connect to one another and to the country in ways we could only have dreamed possible.


The Cooking Class was my favourite activity- being invited to our guide’s relative's home to cook "with the aunties" and hang out, listen to music, dance, laugh, get to know people, and eat was SO FUN. We felt like family!

It was a good occasion to bond with other group members and Ghanaian Culture.





Review 2: Danielle Draughn, Minneapolis, USA, August 2023

"I am an educator so I really enjoyed visiting with the children at the school. However, words can't even begin to explain the experience and tell all the wonderful things we were exposed to.


Best tour guide ever. The cameraman and driver were also good. Kwame was the absolute best tour guide who turned i to a friend I have ever experienced. He is very knowledgeable, caring and professional. He made sure we all had whatever we needed and made sure we were comfortable.


He was highly motivated to make sure we had the best knowledge and experience regarding our culture. This is a trip every black person should take. I am truly blessed to have had the opportunity to experience Africa in such an amazing and spiritual way..."






Review 3: Samm Joyner, Minneapolis, USA, August 2023

"Excellent experience, beyond my expectations. Our guide was a Godsend. My favourite activity was visiting the school for the charity day."







Adrien, France, UK, Solo trip to Ghana, Travel plannerk on service and 10 day package





"Christina was able to show me the right direction when I was looking for a trip to West Africa. She had the right connections, and helped me build up a relevant agenda according to my ideal trip. She made sure I was safe and everything went according to plan in Ghana.I highly recommend Melanin Travels Magic for any trip related enquiries!"






Aqeny staff (Group of 8 corporate Travelers from NYC, USA), Corporate retreat , 10 day black heritage and leisure in Ghana, December 2022







Melanin Travels Magic was amazing from start to finish. The planning of our trip was designed to reflect what we asked for and then some. We had to change our trip date and Christine was very accommodating. We connected on Zoom before we left which was very helpful since we were in different parts of the world. Nana and his team were professional, a ton of fun and very knowledgeable. I really felt safe and cared for. Every guide that we encountered at all of the sites were amazing they explained the history with clarity, humour and honesty (they didn't sugar coat anything).

At the last minute we asked Melanin to add a naming ceremony to celebrate our Executive Director and they did. It was really special.





"If you are coming from the US all accommodations may not be what you are used to experiencing. It was a very humbling experience for me. I had to check my privilege day one. You may not have hot water all the time, you should bring a washcloth, beds might not be as soft as you are used to, bring sneakers or comfortable shoes, make sure you have repellent, sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat, 1000 cede= approx. $75, there are ATMs, food can be spicy, the smells of the cities might take getting used too (honestly no worse than the smell from Times Square train station in NY), the roads can be really bumpy in some parts, if you go on a jeep safari in Mole it can be rough if you have a bad back or are pregnant.

I mention the things above because they are things that I would like to know. Not one of the things I mentioned would have stopped me from wanting to go to Ghana. This trip was so powerful and transformational. As a Black, Muslim woman I connected so deeply. I can't say enough about how great Melanin Travel Magic team was. Medaase!!"





When we decided to go on a 10 day trip to Ghana for 8 people, we knew we needed a travel agent to handle all the details, Melanin Travels Magic was the perfect solution. There was clear communication during the preparation process, we had a great team lead us once we arrived and new memories that we will cherish forever. We felt welcomed, cared for and prepared for an awesome experience that far exceeded our expectations.





"What a wonderfully engaging trip. The team is awesome, the culture amazing and the whole experience is life changing!!!"









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