Ghana September 13-21,2024
Ghana's iconic castles and forts will take you back in time, as they bring the nation's colonial history to life. Some landmarks are truly impressive, such as the Cape Coast Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which is open to the public, showcasing Ghanaian arts and crafts for sale to tourists and residents alike.
THE MOTHERLAND GHANA
Ghana is big on family, community, and a celebration of culture and ethnicity. There is great symbolism to the choices of dress, the rich print in which the dress is made, the artifacts on display, and of course, festivals and traditional ceremonies are in every way a part of Ghanaian life and social beliefs.
A trip to a market in Ghana is an immersion of colour, sound, taste, smell, and touch, with a vibrant mix of products that range from organic indigenous fruits to fashion items that include handmade jewellery, the famed kente cloth, carvings, and pottery items, all of which are symbolic of Ghanaian culture. The activity alone is exhilarating, making for an exciting day of shopping, connecting with stall owners, and haggling for proudly Ghanaian goods.
If some sun and sand must be a part of your vacation, then Ghana has much of this to offer.
With coastlines stretching over 500 kilometers from the Volta region to the West, there are plenty of beautiful beaches, each with unique features and offering views of the Atlantic that form the perfect backdrop as you sip a refreshing drink from coconuts.
Though most beaches are generally underdeveloped and will not offer you experiences found on some of Africa’s prolific beaches on the continent’s eastern seaboard, if you are looking for a less commercialized, locally authentic experience, you can enjoy the likes of Ada Beach for birdwatching or Cocoloca beach to catch a glimpse of migratory whales. Kokrobite Beach is great for tourists who seek a more vibrant, festive scene, Fete beaches connect tourists with nature, while Labadi Beach in Accra is popular among locals and foreigners for its nightlife as people dance the night away with the glow of a bonfire in the background. The Central Region is a popular destination with tourists, due to its history with the slave trade, while La Palm Royal in Accra is a luxurious spot perfect for holidaymakers looking for a more exclusive retreat
Ghanaians also know how to party and so if you want to have an unforgettable night out, then a party in the city of Accra. With so many clubs and bars, each offering a unique vibe, dance the night away to Afrobeat music and learn the different popular dances that have become a hit with the West African pop-culture scene.
Hearty and bursting with flavor, Ghanaian cuisine will satisfy the taste buds of those looking for a truly authentic meal, rich in organic vegetable ingredients such as yams, maize, beans, cassava, plantains, rice, and more. From flavourful street food to a sit-down meal at one of the city’s famed restaurants, one can indulge in unique freshly made seafood or savory meat dishes.