This guide takes you through the historical to the adventurous. Get informed on Ghana’s history and rediscover the glory of nature. Explore the beauty of nature at the Ankasa conservation area: the waterfalls, bird-watching etc. Walk on water at the beautiful village of Nzulezu.
Posuban shrines are fanciful buildings, lavishly decorated with fold-art, emblems, and a remarkable array of life-size statuettes. Each ornament unfolds the history, victories in battle and the general military experiences of the Fantes. These shrines are usually located on sites where an important enemy was slain or a famous battle was fought.
Kakum National Park
Excellent walking tours (and a canopy walkway) through the forest provide the opportunity to see much of Ghana’s indigenous plant life, as well as rare butterflies, birds and game (that could include the extraordinary Bongo and forest elephant). Highlights include:
Treetop canopy walkway
Cape Coast Castle
This is one of about forty “slave castles”, or large commercial forts, built on the Gold Coast of West Africa (now Ghana) by European traders. It was originally built by the Swedes for trade in timber and gold, but later used in the trans-Atlantic slave trade. It was used to hold slaves before they were loaded onto ships and sold in the Americas, especially the Caribbean. This “gate of no return” was the last stop before crossing the Atlantic Ocean.
Axim Beach Resort
A nice ecological environment that affords relaxation, comfort and beautiful scenery.
Fort Santo Antonio
It was a fort built by the Portuguese in 1515 near the town of Axim, in what is now Ghana. In 1642, the Dutch captured the fort and subsequently made it part of the Dutch Gold Coast. The Dutch expanded the fort considerably before they turned it over, with the rest of their colony, to the British in 1872.
An amazing village where life goes on in the center of lake Tadane, just 90km west of Takoradi. The houses are built on stilts, and traditional village life adapts to the watery conditions. The Wetland is a habitat for a variety of animals like monkeys, crocodiles, marine turtles and fishes. Nzulezu also represents an outstanding interplay between man and the environment. The excursion from Beyin involves a walk through the reeds at the lake’s edge, and a trip in a dugout canoe to the village.