Ghana is a country of great splendor, found in West Africa, formerly called the Gold coast due to the excess amount of gold buried in her crust, till their independence in 1957. Bordered by Ivory coast to the west, Burkina Faso to the North, Togo to the exist and the Gulf of Guinea to the south. She plays home to Lake Volta which is the largest lake in the world by surface area.
Ghana lies in the gulf of the guinea, only few degrees north of the equator, therefore giving her a warm climate. Her coastal belt is warm and comparatively dry. The south-west corner is hot and humid while the northern region is hot and dry. Northern Ghana experiences rains from March to November while the southern region including Accra, experiences rain from April to mid November.
Officially the people speak English and some other local dialects. Ghana is basically a Christian nation and the peoples’ pre-occupation ranges from Agriculture and fish farming to local clothe making, Tie and dye, bronze carving and other crafts. Ghana is one of the largest cocoa producers in the world.
Ghana is a beauty to behold with so much for the eyes to see. There are many fascinating sights places with deep cultural heritage, and others with natural endowments. There are a lot of parks and game reserves that are fun to visit, the major ones being the Mole national park and Digya national park. Within the southern region are lovely beaches, crowned with the Wli falls along the estuary.
Accra serves as Ghana’s capital city, a relatively large metropolis, with historical landmarks. Notable sight in Accra would be the independence square and the Kwame Nkurumah Mausoleum which happens to be the rest place for the remains of Ghana’s first president.
On a visit to Ghana, one could take a tour through Kumasi which happens to be one of Ghana biggest cities in terms of population and commerce, also a place bejeweled with great cultural heritage. There one could get to tour the Ashanti crafts villages and see beautiful handiworks of art made by adept carvers and artisans. The African fabric of pride “Kente” also has its local industry within the region, from where massive income is generated.
A further tour through Ghana could lead one to Cape Coast, where one I availed the opportunity to behold the Assin Manso Slave Mausoleum; the slave River and slave castles. There a chance to see the infamous “doors of no return.” The Elmina castle there in Cape Coast which is heralded as the first European structure built in sub-Saharan Africa would also be a worthy place to visit.