20 Must-Visit Tourist Attractions in Ghana

Tourist Attractions in Ghana
Aburi Botanical Gardens in Ghana | © Ayekoo Agency

One of the most visited countries in Africa, there are so many activities to do in Ghana on the Atlantic Ocean shores, and they attract people of all ages. A true paradise with its own unique culture and so many spectacular and impressive sights. Looking at a Ghana travel guidebook will be overwhelming – but don’t worry, we’ve narrowed it down to the must-see attractions that the country has to offer. From its picturesque beaches to touring downtown Accra, glitz, white sands and culture – Ghana has it all. Here are 20 top-rated and must-visit tourist attractions for any visitor travelling to Ghana.

Cape Coast Castle

Cape Coast Castle
President Barack Obama at the Cape Coast Castle | © Obama White House/Flickr

Established in 1555, the Cape Coast Castle is notable as one of the slave castles built on the Gold Coast of West Africa by European traders. A historical landmark in Cape Coast, Ghana, it is certainly one of the places to visit if you are in the country, and if in Cape Coast, it just about 5-minutes drive from anywhere in the City. This beauty has a history worth discovering, the guides are eloquent and friendly.

📍 Victoria Road, Cape Coast, Ghana 

Lake Volta

Lake Volta Ghana
Stunning view of the Lake Volta in Ghana | © Sandister Tei/Wikimedia Commons

Get on the ferries and water taxis, a great option for travellers to discover Lake Volta, the largest artificial reservoir in the world. Just want to take a scenic trip and bask in the nature of water and lush greenery. And the famous Adomi Bridge spans the Volta River that drains into the Gulf of Guinea.

Kumasi Zoo

Kumasi Zoo Ghana
Animals at Kumasi Zoo, Ghana | © News Ghana

Whether travelling with kids or a sucker for animals yourself, Kumasi is a great place to spend a day at the zoo. The Kumasi Zoo is located in the heart of Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.

📍 Kejetia Road, Kumasi, Ghana 

Lakeside Marina Park

Lakeside marina park is a hidden gem in the city of Accra, it is a very cool fun and hangout place for family time and for kids to have fun. From horse riding to sliding and lake boating, the Lakeside Marina Park is a modern and a refreshing place to go and relax.

Manhyia Palace

Manhyia Palace Ghana
Manhyia Palace Museum in Kumasi, Ghana | © Ghanatourism Authority/Flickr

Opened in August 1995 by Otumfuo Opoku Ware II, the 15th King of Ashanti, the Manhyia Palace is where to experience rich Asante culture under one roof. This Museum in Kumasi is the perfect place for tourist and those who will want to know more about the Ashanti kingdom.

📍 Manhyia Palace in Kumasi, Ghana 

Owabi Wildlife Sanctuary

Located in Kumasi, Ghana, Owabi Wildlife Sanctuary is wildlife sanctuary. Home to over 140 species of birds, monkeys bushpig, bushbuck and antelope. There are about 100 kinds of birds, perfect ground for birdwatchers. Easily one of the best and most beautiful places to see animals in the wild in Ghana.

📍 Owabi Wildlife Sanctuary, Kumasi, Ghana 

Umbrella Rock

Umbrella Rock Ghana
The Umbrella Rock in Ghana | © Walid S

Get your adrenaline pumping with a hike through one of Ghana’s most beautiful landscapes. If you are looking for something a bit more challenging, a gruelling 1 hour climb up the mountain to see the Umbrella Rock is exactly the trail you looking for. The top will reward you with beautiful views of Yilo Krobo District, Ghana.

📍Umbrella Rock, Asiafo Amanfro, Ghana 

Boti falls

A tourist attraction where nature is beautiful Boti falls is a twin waterfall located at Boti in the Eastern Region of Ghana. These twin falls are referred to as female and male, is a bucket-list experience.

📍 Boti, Manya Krobo, Ghana 

Jamestown Lighthouse

You can visit the lighthouse, it’s an important symbol of the city of Jamestown, one of the oldest districts in the city of Accra, Ghana. Tradition is still deep rooted in Jamestown and its people, significant player in Ghana’s best festival – the Chale Wote Street Art Festival.

Centre for National Culture

The Centre for National Culture is stores and shopping destination in Accra, Ghana, where locals and tourists can shop for authentic Ghanaian crafts, clothes, jewellery and more. Be prepared to negotiate, and bring a bag to carry away your new treasures.