Updated: Aug 8
Ghana is a beautiful country full of warm people and an even brighter culture. Located in the western part of Africa, it is home to thirty one (31) million Ghanaians. Although it is a rather small country, it has some rather impressive sights to display to the rest of the world.
Ghana as a democratic nation is also a very peaceful place to live with a stable progressive rate of development. Thanks to this peace it enjoys, its citizens are full of hope and joy, which is reflected in their warm and open nature towards any tourist.
It has plenty of sunny beaches, bustling towns (which are especially lively at night), and easy methods for traveling through its vast landscape. However, Africa has been grossly misinterpreted by the media, especially in the eyes of outsiders, as a place of weakness and scarcity which is far from the truth. We at Melanin Travels Magic (MTM) would like to hold your hand and change that narrative with you, to show you that Ghana is a great place for tourists to visit. Ghana has fourteen regions mainly divided into northern and southern parts.
Almost every region has a beautiful place to see and enjoy. For example, in the southern part of Ghana you will find attractions like Kakum National Park and if you head north you can experience places like Mole National Park. If this piqued your interest, keep reading to learn more about all of these attractions and more.
At MTM, we pride ourselves on providing tourists with the best travel experience possible. Upon arrival, visitors are greeted at the airport with the full Ghanaian experience. This includes cultural dance displays by various cultural troupes amid singing as well, decked out in beautiful local cultural outfits like kente scarves among others.
As we are in the era of Covid 19, we also ensure that the utmost care is taken with regard to the safety of tourists at the airport. Adequate security personnel accompanies tourists throughout the trip. We can guarantee you an exhilarating experience with this welcome party that would leave you thirsty for more of the exciting Ghanaian experience.
Kakum National Park
Kakum National Park in the central region of Ghana.
Located in the central region of Ghana, about 20 kilometers north of the Cape Coast and covering 360 square kilometers of Ghana's rapidly shrinking rainforest, Kakum is considered the country's park. It is a must-visit destination for all tourists. It has an area of 145 square meters of green vegetation. It is also home to many endangered species like elephants and antelopes. The highlight of this destination certainly has to be the very quiet canopy walkway.
The canopy walk is suspended about 30 meters above the ground. Most newbies to this terrain get a mix of chills and thrills when trying it out because it really is a daunting yet fun experience. Anyone with a sense of adventure can conquer it. Besides being sharpened by your human senses, the view on the "bridge" is truly beautiful with all the greens of nature exposed, it allows you to appreciate the best that nature has to offer.
Trained guides are on hand to explain the economic, cultural and medicinal values of the surrounding plants. It also has restrooms for its tourists who may need them and a restaurant on hand for later refreshments after seeing and experiencing its site.
KUMASI CULTURAL CENTRE
The Kumasi Cultural Centre, located in the capital of the Ashanti Region of Ghana, is a leading cultural and tourist attraction. Established in 1971, the center showcases the rich heritage of the Ashanti people through a variety of cultural and historical exhibits. These include traditional buildings such as the Ashanti King's Palace and the Manhyia Palace Museum, as well as displays of traditional handicrafts, textiles and artwork.
As a must-visit destination for anyone interested in West African history and culture, the Kumasi Cultural Center truly brings the unique traditions and customs of the Ashanti people to life. We at MTM suggest that, for you to experience true Ghanaian tourism, start with a visit to the Prempeh II Jubilee Museum, which highlights Ashanti history through its collection of relics and old memorabilia, including King Prempeh II's war dress, old brass weights.
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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."