Ghana is truly a wonderful and diverse country where there are many great activities to do. To make sure you have a genuine Ghanaian experience, here are seven of the most enjoyable activities you shouldn’t miss.
1. The beaches:
Ghana’s beaches have spectacular landscapes with palm trees all around the strip. You can relax under Ghanaian sun in one of its beautiful beaches including Elmina beach, Coco beach, and Ada beach.
2. Seeing Coffins:
Even though it doesn’t look like a fun activity, it’s truly a must-do one. Ghanaian coffins are done in such an artistic way that they tell the story of the person that lies inside and somehow depict how he was living his life.
3. Go on African Safaris:
You shouldn’t miss out on this breathtaking experience. Enjoy guided tours through Ghanaian wildlife national parks, sanctuaries, and reserves. Mole, Bui, and Kakum national parks are some exquisite places to start your safari with. You will definitely love the undisturbed virgin rain forests and indigenous plant life those places offer.
4. Attend Ghanaian Festivities:
There’s where you’ll have an authentic Ghanaian experience through all the dancing, drum beating, sacred rituals, and native food. You’ll also get to see how they honor their dead and how they pay homage to their ancestors.
5. Shopping at Night Markets:
Even wandering around Ghanaian night markets is enticing. You can shop for native products and souvenirs for your family and friends. Dealing with the local sellers is delightful and the lanterns that light the markets at night are dazzling. If you happen to be in Accra, pay a visit to the colorful Makola Market.
6. Visiting the Witches’ Districts:
Ngani is a witches’ district located in Yendi region, “Ngani”. The place is a sanctuary where women who were accused of practicing witchcraft were kept until witchcraft was exorcised. There are other Witches camps across Ghana including Gambaga in Mamprusi district, Kpatinga in the Fushego district, and Kukuo in the Bimbilla district.
7. Visiting Paga Sacred Crocodile Sanctuary:
As opposed to the known theory that crocodiles are dangerous wild creatures, Paga crocodiles are friendly creatures. It perplexes a lot of visitors when they see the friendly relationship between crocodiles and the people of Paga. You can normally see children setting at the back of crocodiles and playing with them without any fear. It’s a mystery you will definitely love.
The best time to visit Ghana is typically from June to September. That’s when the rains stop while air is still a little cooler. It’s also the best time to experience festivals and Ghanaian celebrations during harvest time.