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Trips out of Town

The best resorts, hotels and sights of Ghana

Touring VoltaTouring Volta

Touring Volta

It’s the sound of the ceiling fan flapping the mosquito net against the bedhead; it’s the refreshing temperature of the river water you wash with in the morning...

Ghana's best tour companies

Ghana's best tour companies

If you really want to push the boat out on a trip to the region, there are a range of public or private tours – many of them themed – that can make a visit to A...

Don't miss: Kakum National Park

Don't miss: Kakum National Park

Take a trip to the flora and fauna of Kakum's rainforest

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The best sights and attractions in Ghana

Kakum National Park

Kakum National Park

Half an hour’s drive from Cape Coast, Kakum National Park’s verdant slice of semi-deciduous rainforest offers a fresh green alternative to the bustling cities a...

Cape Coast Castle

Cape Coast Castle

You’ll most likely be aware of Cape Coast Castle already (Barack and Michelle Obama visited in 2009 to much fanfare), as it was here that some of the worst atro...

Elmina Castle

Elmina Castle

From a historical perspective, Elmina Castle is a key attraction. Like its Cape Coast equivalent, it has strong links with the slave years and is registered as ...

Bojo Beach

Bojo Beach

First-time visitors pulling up to Bojo Beach’s powdery sands are oft taken aback that this easily accessed beach just 25 minutes’ drive from the frantically bea...

Ghana's best resorts

The Royal Senchi

The Royal Senchi

The Royal Senchi Resort is a shiny new four star hotel situated on the west bank of the Volta River. It boasts 84 luxury guest rooms, infinity pool with pool ba...

Elmina Bay Resort

Elmina Bay Resort

A couple of minutes’ drive farther out of town lies the secluded new Elmina Bay Resort, not to be confused with Elmina Beach Resort. There are 26 rooms availabl...

Aqua Safari Resort

Aqua Safari Resort

We were rather taken aback by Aqua Safari. It faces out to the estuary of the River Volta, a mile or so upstream from the ocean. From an open-sided restaurant a...

White Sands Resort

White Sands Resort

Those willing to splash some cash for the millionaire treatment can stay at the deluxe private members White Sands Beach Club near Fetteh; slide into the infini...

Lansdown Ibru Heights

Lansdown Ibru Heights

‘Hidden away’ doesn’t really do justice to the location here. This smart new villa complex in the lush folds of the hills around Aburi isn’t somewhere you’d stu...

Best Western Atlantic Hotel

Best Western Atlantic Hotel

There’s no missing the 100-room Atlantic Hotel, a huge white monolith overlooking the ocean around Takoradi. The rooms in the main building are modern and well-...

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Ghana by area

Cape Coast

Cape Coast

Ghana's old capital city Cape Coast and its imposing castle is a window into the country's history.

Kumasi

Kumasi

Ghana's second city is a sensory overload – drop in on Kejetia Market, West Africa's biggest of its kind.

Takoradi-Sekondi

Takoradi-Sekondi

Experience Ghanaian life in full colour in Takoradi-Sekondi, aka Tadi, aka the Twin City.

Kakum National Park

Kakum National Park

This verdant slice of rainforest is a fresh alternative to the bustling cities of the coast.