Ghana is home to a number of diverse people, cultures and landscapes that invite exploration. Combining buzzing big cities that effortlessly span the line between modernisation and tradition with remote landscapes teeming with iconic African wildlife, the colour and energy of Ghana will not soon be forgotten. One of the best ways to see it all is through a guided tour where knowledgeable locals can provide insight into the history and culture behind every experience.
Don't miss these Ghana attractions
- Market tours in Accra
- Traditional food tours
- Kumasi nightlife
- Cape Coast Castle
- Guided city tours
Accra, the capital city, is a lively mix of old and new, creating an interesting mixture of experiences to be had. Encountering the friendly and spirited way of life make it a great start to many Ghana tours. You may want to take in the city highlights on a guided walking tour, including the Arts Centre, or sample the delights from one of the city's 'chop bar' restaurants.
As the traditional home of the Ashanti people, Kumasi is the other leading urban attraction in Ghana. Famous for its rich artistic culture, tours that visit Kumasi commonly include a visit to the Ashanti Craft Villages where you will get the opportunity to buy directly from the local artisans that export their goods all over the world.
Country and coast
From Accra it's an easy trip to Ghana's coastal region, Cape Coast. The former European colonial capital, Cape Coast is where you can explore a number of forts, castles and the infamous slave dungeons. This includes the Elmina Castle – the oldest European building below the Sahara.
Ghana is a popular destination for taking a wildlife tour and at the lavish Kakum National Park you can set your eyes on pygmy elephants, forest buffaloes and colourful birdlife. Natural beauty extends right along the coast and into the countryside and at Akwidaa you'll find a pristine white sandy beach and the windswept Cape Three Points.