Cheap Flights to Ghana
Flights to Ghana
Officially called the Republic of Ghana, Ghana is located in West Africa along the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Guinea. The country shares a land border with Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso and Togo. It is divided into four regions – Coastal Plain, Ashanti-Kwahu, Volta Basin and Northern Plains. The Coastal Plain region includes the coastal area of the Gulf of Guinea including the capital city, Accra. The Ashanti-Kwahu region consists of the ancient Ashanti kingdom and many forested hills. The Volta Basin region is home of the massive Lake Volta and its river system. Lastly, the Northern Plains region is composed of the traditional trade routes with neighboring Burkina Faso and the savanna plains.
Ghana’s tourism is growing with the country welcoming more and more visitors annually. Ghana is said to be the ideal destination for first travellers to Africa. The country’s year round warm tropical climate attracts many visitors particularly from Europe, North America as well as Asia and South America. Its diverse wildlife, historical monuments and natural wonders such as exotic waterfalls, serene lakes, sandy beaches and rich nature reserves help appeal to the interest of many tourists.
When planning a vacation in Ghana, here are just a few of the more popular tourist destinations in Ghana to add to the itinerary and should not be missed:
Kakum National Park – Located in the Central Region, the Kakum National Park stretches across an area of 375 square kilometers. The park is covered with tropical rainforest and is home to several endangered species including the African elephant, Diana monkey, yellow-backed duiker and giant bongo antelope. Kakum National Park is also the only park in Africa that boasts of a 1,150-foot long canopy walkway. This walkway connects seven treetops and provides access to the forest.
Mole National Park – Located in northwest Ghana, the Mole National Park is the largest wildlife refuge in the country. Visitors to the park would need to visit the nearby town of Larabanga in order to reach the park entrance.
Cape Coast Castle – One of the around 40 “slave castles” built in Ghana by European traders, it was originally constructed by the Swedes to trade in gold and timber. However, it was later used in the trans-Atlantic slave trade and was used to hold slaves before they were sold and shipped to the Americas. These castles were described as the “gate of no return” being the last stop before crossing the Atlantic Ocean. The Cape Coast Castle is now a popular tourist destination and houses the Cape Coast Castle Museum. This and other slave castles and forts in Ghana are listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Nzulezo – Also known as Nzulezu, it is a village located in the western region of Ghana. The village name “Nzulezo” means “surface water” in Nzema language, which is apt for a village that is composed of stilts and platforms that overlook the Lake Tadane. Nzulezo is one of Ghana’s major tourist attractions.
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