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Known as one of the most energy effective countries of Africa, Ghana is known for its welcoming beaches, appealing vicinities and rich cultural heritage. Visitors will be left in awe after experiencing the exciting coastal forts and the remnants of its colourful history, where the diversity lives in such harmonious joy and excitement.
Enter the country through the city of Bolgatanga where visitors can experience the renowned craft markets and its wonderful textiles and Bolga straw hats. Travel to the wonderful city of Tamale fondly known as the countries kitchen, due to its abundance in excellent food, exquisite charm and soul. Next, travel to the town of Kintampo where the wonderful waterfalls make for a popular visit. Move onto the city of Kumasi where the ancient Ashanti Kingdom thrives and its traditions linger even today. Next, travel to Akosombo where you can take a dip in the artificial lake here. Travel to the capital city of Accra where shopping expeditions is the local pastime and the vibrant nightlife makes for a perfect after hour opportunity. Move onto the cultural rich city of Cape coast where visitors can still spot the miscellany of European colonial rule amongst the sleepy fishing towns. Travel to the enchanting town of Elmina filled with a mix of colonial architecture and historical castles before you finish your journey at the captivating seaport of Takoradi.
The country of Ghana is filled with wonderful and captivating monuments and attractions that will leave visitors with several memories to take back home. This country is filled with several national parks that make for a perfect delight for flora and fauna lovers. Visitors can visit the Kakum National Park with its iconic canopy walk or the Aburi Botanical Garden which comprises of over 64 hectares of local thriving flora. Take a stroll through the wonderful architectural beauties of the Elmina Castle built by the Portuguese in 1482 or the Osu Castle built in the 1660’s by the Danish. For a more contemporary modern architecture, the Manhyia Palace which also functions as a museum makes for a perfect visit for a walk through the country’s history. Visitors can visit the peaceful village of Nzulezo which not only stands on stilts and platforms but also enjoys the status of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Ghana has a perfect blend of cuisines that is enjoyable and fun to experience. For a more traditional experience, the Fufu is a must try comprising of pounded yam balls, plantain and cassava, along with a choice of soup and a side meat dish. The Banku makes for a perfect delectable delight normally eaten with fish or okra soup. Visitors must try the Omo tuo made from the local rice staple and served only on Sundays and in most restaurants. Gastronomic adventurers can try the Jollof rice cuisine, where the flavour and taste varies with the chef.
There are plenty of adventure sports and activities that can be undertaken here. Visitors can swim, surf or dive in the waters near the sea coasts. One can even indulge in several hiking and cycling expeditions on the hills and steep landscapes scattered around the country.
Your journey will be filled with a large variety of adventures and experiences, but it can include both good and bad. You should always remember to keep yours and your family’s safety a priority. With unforeseen mishaps and calamities a high probability, it is important that you have a safety net. Flexicover, with its range of single trip travel insurance, multi-trip travel insurance, gap-year travel insurance and many other covers, ensures that you are well equipped for every eventuality.
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