Ghana is kind: some places I definitely approve

Ghana treated me extremely well and today I’d like to inflect the beauty of this kind country – my first time in sub-Saharan Africa – with a list of 10 places. Ten places where I’ve eaten, trekked, slept, swum and sworn – and done many other things I’ll tell you when my hair will turn white!

 

1. ACCRA
In Accra I ate my first plate of African spaghetti, I enjoyed my first choco-Fan and I slept for the first time near the Embassy of Burkina Faso (the place was modest but clean, and amazingly cheap). Accra is a good place to stroll around (and you can’t say that of many west African cities, can you?) while focusing on the right choice to get the best out of the Ghanaian cuisine.

Accra old city

Accra old city

2. MT ADLAKU
Let’s go a walk, he said. A bloody piece of a walk, as it turned out to be!

Mt Adlaku, view from the top

Mt Adlaku, view from the top

3. AKOSOMBO DAM
Feeling small in a gigantic, man-made structure.

Akosombo dam

Akosombo dam

4. AKWIDAA BEACH
Akwidaa is a place to rest. We picked up the Turtle Eco-lodge and we can’t complain. Kakaki learnt this curious game called table tennis. Laughs.

Akwidaa beach

Akwidaa beach

5. CAPE COAST
A laid-back atmosphere in a city full of tangible history (meaning beautiful castles, old buildings and intoxicating tilapias).

From the Castle, Cape Coast

From the Castle, Cape Coast

Fishermen boats, Cape Coast

Fishermen boats, Cape Coast

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6. LAKE BOSOMTWE
Be aware: lake Bosomtwe is noise-free (water is still, no waves = sleepy nights!). Outstanding setting.

Lake Bosomtwe, view

Lake Bosomtwe, view

Lake Bosomtwe, a fisherman

Lake Bosomtwe, a fisherman

7. MOLE NATIONAL PARK
The friendliest national park I have ever been. Don’t expect too much in terms of game sighting, but do expect the right amount of beer and laughs! We gave some extra cash to the guard on duty (he just put his hat on the table and looked the other way – that’s style baby!) and used the swimming pool by night. Life is (or can be) easy.

The lonely elephant, Mole National Park

The lonely elephant, Mole National Park

8. TONGO HILLS
Green hills, small villages and the sensation to be far away. A mandatory trip from Bolgatanga.

Tongo Hills

Tongo Hills

9. WLII WATERFALLS
It’s better to visit the waterfall early in the morning, before the place gets stuffed with locals turning it into a picnicking ground. An easy walk from the visitor centre.

Wlii waterfalls

Wlii waterfalls

10. FROM HOHOE TO YENDI
You know nothing about Ghana if you don’t travel from Hohoe to Yendi. The last 100 km deserve a special mention, but it’s not my intention to spoil anything: go and try!

Why?

Why?

 

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Nausicaa

Nausicaa

My name is Ángela, I live on planet Earth and I feed on travels, social media, e-learning, techs and politics. I'm a teacher, a blogger, a problem-solver creature, and - most of all - the smartest side of Freaky Tracks (no offence meant, Kakaki!).
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  • Debbie

    Ghana looks beautiful. Stunning photos!

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