Hi guys, how are you all doing ? I know it’s been a while you read my articles ; here is one for your consumption.
Have you done any list of what you wanna do this year? Does it include traveling around the world or your country?
Well, 2018 is a must for me to travel to at least one or two African countries to have an experience of their lifestyle, culture and expand my network.
I had already created by bucket list for 2018 until I read this article from Bennet Otoo.
Anyway, bucket list is actually an interesting list of the number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime.
However, for those who wish to visit Ghana, these are few destinations you may add to your list should you visit Ghana.
These are few suggested amazing Ghanaian destinations that should be on your bucket list for 2018.
Axim – A coastal town and the capital of Nzemaland, Axim is in the Western Region of Ghana. and lies a few kilometers west of the port city of Sekondi-Takoradi. It is also to the west of Cape 3 Points which is Ghana’s farthest point to the south. Axim boasts many beautiful beaches and resorts and is often the go to destination for many honeymooners. A vacation in Axim is always amazing because of the nature of the people and lively nature of the town all year round. Even though rainfall is prevalent in this area, it never stops the fun and excitement that this town offers. Axim is close to many tourist sites which includes the village on stilts at Nzulenzu as well as the Lou Moon Lodge and Axim Beach Resorts. This definitely has to be on that bucket list for this year.
Sogakope, a town popular for it’s river tourism is the capital of South Tongu district in the Volta Region of Ghana. It is home to the lower Volta Bridge which connects Sogakope to Sokpoe. If you have ever heard of the famous Holy Trinity Spa and Health Pharm or even the Sogakope beach resort, then you may have heard of the serene view and mind blowing yet relaxing ambience. A town with so rich a culture and local folk who are so friendly. Do you enjoy fishing? Then this is definitely the place for you. Maybe you are tired of the more popular cities and towns in the Volta region. Just try Sogakope for a change. You will enjoy it.
Tamale – Is it a case of being too far or a simple case of people not knowing how rich in heritage and tradition this northern city is. Tamale is the capital city of the Northern region of Ghana mostly inhabited by the Mole-Dagomba linguistic group. The city is home to about 350,000 people. One of the fastest growing cities in West Africa, Tamale is also home to the country’s largest game reserve at the Mole National Park which houses a blend of animals, reptiles and birds. The Safari experience here is also worth having. Don’t forget the ancient buildings and royal traditional experiences. The Larabanga mosque is one standout edifice in Tamale. Why not travel here when in Ghana, it’s worth it.
Elmina – One of the popular colonial cities in Ghana . Formerly the gateway to and from Ghana. The colonial hub and main slave trade point of the then Gold Coast. It houses the Elmina Castle , many forts and castles as well as several beaches. This town is a fishing community which is in close proximity to the city of Cape Coast. The kakum National Park and several other tourist sites are close to Elmina. If you want to get a touch closer to Ghana’s colonial story and rich history, look no further.
Kumasi – The garden city! Often touted as the richest city in Ghana because of it’s rich history and tradition as well as the production of minerals such as gold from neighbouring towns. Kumasi is home to the Manhyia Palace which is the seat of the Ashanti Kingdom. The distinguished Asantehene’s palace is right here. There are also many attractions and tourist sites to visit. It is close to the Lake Bosomtwe. Kumasi has a shopping mall which makes it easy to get all needed items. The mall also provides recreational activities which never makes Kumasi a boring place to be.
Cape Coast– ‘Cabo Corso,’ meaning ‘short cape’, is the name the Portuguese settled on for the local settlement within which its trade lodge was built in 1555. Its corruption to ‘Cape Coast’ is now the accepted name of the capital of the Central Region of Ghana. The Swedes, led by Krusenstjerna, however, were the initiators of the permanent structure presently known as Cape Coast Castle. They built a fort in 1653 and named it Carlousburg, after King Charles X of Sweden.
Cape Coast is the capital of the Central Region, in southern Ghana. It’s known as the hub of tourism because of the historic landmarks situated here; Cape Coast Castle, Kakum National Park, Kotokuraba Market , the beaufigul beaches which will take your breathe away.
The amazing nightlife will bring memories back after your departure….