Top places to see in the Central Region of Ghana
The Central region has hospitable locals, rich culture, lovely food and beautiful sceneries you would fall in love with them.
Below are some of the top places to see in the Central Region of Ghana:
Kakum National Park
Established in 1931, the Kakum National Park is one of the Most Visited Parks in Ghana. It is located in the Central Region of Ghana and covers an area of about 375 square kilometres. This beautiful scenery is covered with tropical rainforest, serves as a home to wildlife and a wide variety of plant and animal species.
At the Kakum National Park, you will have the opportunity to experience the popular Canopy walkway, nature walk/ hiking, children’s park, animal viewing and the treehouse.
The canopy walkway is the main attraction and is suspended 30m above ground. It consists of a seven bridge. Apart from the walkway, a guided hike is a good way to have a great view of the rainforest.
Elmina Castle is a top destination for tourists visiting the Central Region. Elmina Castle was built by the Portuguese in 1482 as Castelo de São Jorge da Mina (St. George of the Mine Castle), also known as Castelo da Mina.
It is located at Elmina, which is just 10km west of Cape Coast. According to historians, Elmina was the first point of contact between the Europeans and Ghanaians.
Tourists will have the opportunity to view former storehouses and slave dungeons, chapels and the cell where a King of the Asantes was imprisoned.
This cave is located in the Komenda Town on the ocean shore. Visitors can easily access this site by using stairs leading to the beach from Komenda College grounds.
The cave is made up a narrow underground tunnel, open at both ends with its floor covering an area of approximately 200sqm.
Locals and foreign tourists visit this cave with dedicated tour guides who have insight about the history of the cave.
The passage is narrowed by rock debris and has a low ceiling, limiting the usage of the floor space. The Komenda cave is one of the top destinations of tourists visiting the central region of Ghana.
Cape Coast Castle
The Cape Coast Castle is one of the most sought-after tourist sites in Ghana. UNESCO has designated it as a World Heritage Site. It is located in Cape Coast, the Capital city of the Central Region of Ghana. It holds a rich history of the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
The Cape Coast Castle was built by the Swedes in 1653 for trading purpose between the locals and the European traders. This site is noted for the ‘door of no return’ which for more than 100 years opened to the certainty of a short and brutal life for the millions of Africans that were captured off these shores and sold into slavery.
World dignitaries like Barack Obama visited the castle in July 2009 with his family during their presidential visit to Sub-Saharan Africa.
Brenu Akyinim Beach
The Brenu Akyinim beach is located between the villages of Ankwanda and Brenu Akyinim.
The beach has a 3-kilometre stretch of pristine palm-fringed, beach sand and clean water.
Its beautiful shores serve as a preferred site for beach spots, boat cruising, swimming, surfing, skiing and sunbathing. A nearby lagoon also serves as a home of different species of birds.