With our fast-paced and stressful living, it is beneficial to get away and be recharged by an adventure vacation in Ghana. Nicely situated in the interesting continent of Africa, this tropical country is laden with a great history, which adds up to its natural charm.
The beautiful coastline of Ghana is a witness to the country’s dark times during the period of colonialism and slavery. It is where the millions of slaves where shackled as they awaited their trip to the new world.
However, such events did not destroy the beauty of the Ghana coastline, which is now highlighted with such beautiful sights as locals go about their daily fishing activities. One can stroll down the coastline and take in the bewitching view with the historic architecture, busy ports of different good, trading stations where various collectible items abound and charming castles.
Ghana is also very attractive for people who value heritage and culture. People will enjoy visiting the UNESCO heritage sight, the Cape Coast Castle, Fort St. Jago and the 15th century Elmina Castle. The latter two sit right beside each other.
Beyond the coastline lies an equally charming land. One can travel by land and visit the Kakum National Park, which offers a unique experience. It has the only round tour over a hanging bridge in the forest canopy level. People can witness the different animals and plants in their natural setting, which are most of the time inaccessible.
Another adventure one can try out is a safari trip for a heart-pumping adventure, or one can go trekking in the mountains, fishing, canoeing and sailing. One great way to enjoy the Ghana experience is by trying being a Ghanian.
The key to taking pleasure in an adventure vacation in Ghana is preparation. This involves the greatest consideration on the following:
1. Where to Stay
In Ghana, accommodation options vary from inexpensive to moderately expensive. One can choose from the Bridge House, which is located across the Elmina Castle, and the Biriwa Beach Hotel, which is situated in a small fishing village called Biriwa. Most accommodation options come with breakfast options.
2. How to Get There
Presently, there are two ways to get to Cape Coast City. One can take the Delta Airlines from the JFK Airport in New York to Accra. Land travel, on the other hand, is a cab ride from the capital of Accra, which is 80 miles away from Cape Coast City.
3. When to Go
Ghana is, overall, hot and humid for the whole year round. The peak season in the island is from August to December, and it is during this time when most activities take place. The best time to go there is from October to March when it is drier. The rainy season falls on April to July, so this is not a very good time to go on an adventure vacation in Ghana.