Are you planning a trip to Ghana this Christmas?
Its actually “The Year of Return” in Ghana and according to the tourism ministry of Ghana, The Year of Return is about 2019 PANAFEST/ Emancipation Day which will mark 400 years of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade in the history of the black man.
It is basically to encourage our brothers and sisters of the African family to return to Ghana and for that matter Africa to invest and help develop their roots.
Underscored by the United States Congress’ recently passed Act, H.R. 1242 – 400 Years of African-American Experience, the Year of Return, Ghana 2019 is the only centrally organized public-private partnership with an African nation commemorating the quatercentenary of the arrival of Africans in the United States.
The “Year of Return, Ghana 2019” is a major landmark marketing campaign targeting the African – American and Diaspora Market to mark 400 years of the Slave Trade.
Here are some awesome places to visit in Ghana to boost your vacation
The Kwame Nkrumah Museum
The Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum and memorial park is located in downtown Accra, the capital of Ghana. It is dedicated to the prominent Ghanaian President Kwame Nkrumah. The memorial complex was dedicated in 1992, and is situated on the site of the former British colonial polo grounds in Accra.
Jamestown originated as a community that emerged around the 17th-century British James Fort, merging with Accra as the city grew. These days, Jamestown is one the poorest neighbourhoods of Accra – full of beautifully dishevelled colonial buildings, clapboard houses and corrugated iron shacks – but it remains vibrant. For a great view of the city and the busy and colourful fishing harbour (haze and pollution permitting), climb to the top of the whitewashed lighthouse.
The Kakum National Park
Kakum National Park is on coast of southern Ghana, in West Africa. It protects an area of rainforest, home to endangered mammals such as forest elephants, bongo antelopes and primates like the Diana monkey. The park is rich in butterflies and birds, including African grey parrots and hornbills. The Canopy Walkway, suspended 30 meters above the ground, provides treetop views of the forest.
The Akosombo Dam
The Akosombo Dam, also known as the Volta Dam, is a hydroelectric dam on the Volta River in southeastern Ghana in the Akosombo gorge and part of the Volta River Authority. The construction of the dam flooded part of the Volta River Basin, and led to the subsequent creation of Lake Volta.
The Accra beach hotel
Rockley / Accra BeachAlso known as Accra Beach, this very popular south coast beach offers a combination of exciting waves and calm swimming. The southern end of the beach is perfect for smaller children, as there is a pool-like area protected by rocks that break the force of the waves.
Tafi-Atome Monkey Sanctuary
- For the past 200 years, the Mona monkeys inhabiting the tropical forest surrounding the small village of Tafi-Atome have been protected because it was believed they were messengers to the gods. In 1996, the village began broader efforts to protect their forest and monkeys, as well as to offer tours for visitors.As a result of these efforts, the monkey population has increased to about 200 and the forest, with its many species of birds and butterflies, has been preserved. The playful monkeys are wild but often come down very close to visitors.Revenue from tourism has brought electricity to the village, as well as improvements to the school and a community clinic.
The Accra mall
The Accra Mall is a shopping center in Accra, Ghana, located on the Spintex road adjacent to the Tema Motorway. The mall was commissioned on July 4, 2008.
The Aqua Safari
Hotel, Ghana. Aqua Safari is the answer to an immense demand for high-end accommodation and hang out spots in the coastal area of Ada in the Greater Accra Region, 1 hour outside the city center. … The hotel’s least fine feature happens to be the rooms, which consists of 71 standard and deluxe rooms, and chalets.
The Manhyia Palace is the seat of the Asantehene of Asanteman, as well as his official residence. It is located at Kumasi, the capital of the Ashanti Kingdom and Ashanti Region. The first palace is now a museum.
Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City – Accra is the only five-star luxury hotel offering state of the art meeting facilities and services in the city. Conveniently located in the downtown area and in close proximity to the State House, the Accra International Conference Centre and the National Theatre.
Mount Afadja, known in the Ewe language as Afadjoto, is the highest mountain in Ghana. The summit of this peak is located near the border with Togo, in the Volta Region of Ghana, close to the village of Liati Wote in Afadzato South District
Volta Serene Hotel
Volta Serene Hotel in Ghana is the only four-star facility located in the heart of the regional capital, Ho. We provide high quality accommodations and services for conference guests and delegates, as well as honeymooners and other leisure travelers. Our hotel sits atop the picturesque Kabakaba Hill in Ho and our panoramic terraces provide the most magnificent views of the Ho township.
The Wli waterfalls is the highest water fall in West Africa. The falls is known locally as Agumatsa waterfalls – meaning, “Allow Me to Flow.” It is located in the Hohoe municipality of the Volta Region, the land of the Ewe culture. It is approximately 280 kilometers from the capital Accra.
Volta Hotel Akosombo
This is what you can expect here at Volta Hotel Akosombo. What could be better than staying in a room of quiet elegance? How about indulging your senses with one of Ghana’s breathtaking views stretched out before you?
The hotel is situated on a 12.6-acre land overlooking the Volta Lake (the second largest man-made lake in the world) and the Akosombo hydroelectric dam. Volta Hotel is definitely a haven of comfort, hospitality, and natural beauty.
Labadi Beach Hotel
Labadi Beach Hotel features an outdoor swimming pool and a tennis court, and invites guests to enjoy a meal at the 24-hour restaurant. It was completely renovated in 2011 and is ready to offer accommodation in 164 rooms. Housekeeping, ironing service and wake up service are also included.
The venue lies in the centre of Accra. It is approximately a 20-minute drive from Independence Square.
The accommodation is conveniently situated close to many attractions and sites, including a memorial park and a castle.
Paga Crocodile Pond is a sacred pond in Paga in the Upper East Region of Ghana, which is inhabited by West African crocodiles. Due to the friendliness of the reptiles, it has become popular among tourists and the pond is now reliant on tourism to ensure the population of crocodiles remain fed and healthy.
Keta Lagoon Resort
Built-in 2013 on the Keta Lagoon to create a serene environment for tourists and holiday makers.. humans live above, fish live below
The Cape Coast Castle
Cape Coast Castle is one of about forty “slave castles”, or large commercial forts, built on the Gold Coast of West Africa by European traders. It was originally a Portuguese “feitoria” or trading post, established in 1555. However in 1653 the Swedish Africa Company constructed a timber fort there
The Elmina Castle
Elmina Castle was erected by the Portuguese in 1482 as Castelo de São Jorge da Mina, also known as Castelo da Mina or simply Mina in present-day Elmina, Ghana. It was the first trading post built on the Gulf of Guinea, and the oldest European building in existence south of the Sahara
The Mole National Park
Mole National Park protects is an area of Savannah and forest in northern Ghana. It’s home to elephants, leopards and rare birds such as the white-backed vulture. In the western part of the park, the Konkori Escarpment has panoramic views and overlooks waterholes where animals drink. There are waterfalls along the Kparia and Polzen rivers. To the south, Larabanga village has a centuries-old, Sudanese-style mosque
Movenpick Ambassador Hotel
Set in an urban oasis within the city centre business district, our contemporary 5 Star hotel is only 7km from the airport where you will receive a warm Ghanaian welcome. A tranquil home away from home, the Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra provides an atmosphere of ease and convenience where our guests can be perfectly in control of their time whilst taking advantage of everything on their doorstep. The Accra Financial Centre, World Trade Centre, International Conference Centre and Government Ministries are all close by.
The Sogakope Beach Resort
Sogakope Beach Resort is more than just an elegant beach resort, it is the pride of Sogakope in the Volta Region of Ghana and its set in a rich and tranquil gardens with the famous Volta River on its doorstep. Where indulgence meets relaxation, this new purpose built resort offers a peaceful and relaxed lifestyle in a well-designed grounds and facilities with a true African feel yet modern.
The Adomi Bridge
The Adomi Bridge is a bridge located in Ghana in West Africa. It spans the Volta River that drains into the Gulf of Guinea, south of the Akosombo Dam. It is a two-hinged steel arch bridge with a deck suspended by cables.
The Royal Senchi
The Royal Senchi, built in 2012, is the first luxury 4*hotel infused with the serenity of the Volta Lake complemented by the highest standards of hospitality services. With more than 80 rooms and suites, it has been designed to blend into the appealing, balmy environment of the Senchi River and the surrounding rich forestry. Its location is distant from the hectic city life, yet near enough for easy commuting. The concept of the hotel is to offer a destination that fuses into the relaxed nature of the environment whilst providing hospitality standards that befit a four star establishment. Its colours, the architectural curves, as well as the shapes of the buildings lend to the ‘nature look’ and feel of the entire property.
GOD BLESS GHANA