Want to discover the best of Ghana? You are in the right place. Ghana is known for its white sands and palm fringed Atlantic beaches. It is also home to some of the most beautiful, historic and culturally rich towns in Africa. Though most visitors to Ghana don’t venture outside of its major urban cities — Accra, Kumasi, Tamale, and Cape Coast — there is certainly more to see. Small cities and towns around the country have reason to attract visitors due to their authenticity and pristine nature. Read on to plan your trip to Ghana’s ten most beautiful towns. There is so much beautiful places to discover in Ghana!
One of the most handsome towns in Ghana, Cape Coast is surrounded by historical buildings and castle. Known for its role in the transatlantic slave trade, it is an important focal point of pan-African history, making it the ideal location for discovering all that Ghana has to offer. There are many sights to see in the town itself, with Cape Coast Castle, and, the Wesley Methodist Cathedral, which is the oldest Methodist churches in Ghana. This Ghana’s beautiful town is located 30 km south of Kakum National Park, one of the most diverse and best-preserved green spaces in the West African region.
Kumasi is a Ghanaian city that shouldn’t be missed. Located in the Ashanti Region, Kumasi is a traditional market city surrounded by the beautiful species of flowers and plants, earning the town its nickname “The Garden City.” The pretty streets are lined with traditional tourist spots, with many inns, gardens and parks to discover. Wander along the lake, visit the bustling open-air Kejetia Market and admire the Royal Asante attractions.
Across Ghana, the small town of Akosombo boasts stunning scenery, pristine nature and terrain, all beautiful in their own right. For those planning their next getaway, step away from the norm and experience the charm this small town have to offer. To add a few of these charms to your Ghanaian itinerary, see our ultimate guide and list of the top-rated things to do in Akosombo, Ghana.
Another Ghana romantic town that shouldn’t be missed is Koforidua, it is one of the calmest and coolest places in the country. Located in Eastern Region of south Ghana, Koforidua boasts one of Ghana’s finest waterfalls. It’s an incredibly pretty town to wander around, complete with Akaa Falls and Boti Falls, and the Umbrella Rock. Very interesting tourist spots to visit in Koforidua, Ghana.
Tamale, Ghana, is one of the best towns to visit in Africa, a special place to rediscover the pleasures of life and culture. Also nearby major draw to nature lovers is the Mole National Park, the largest reserve in Ghana. Visitors to this Ghana’s best wildlife park, get to see hippos, leopards, baboons, antelope, warthogs, monkeys and rare birds. Tamale is a great town to visit if you are looking for a quick safari trip.
Familiar with tourists, Aburi is one of the most beautiful towns and places in Ghana and features one of the finest wood markets in Africa. Another highlight of the town, is its quad biking adventure sports center, and, the famous Ghanaian tourist destination, the rich Aburi Botanical Gardens, makes it a must-visit of Ghana’s small towns.
Located in the Western Region of Ghana, near the border with Cote d’Ivoire, Nzulenzu is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike due its unique settlement built on stilts on lake Tadane. It is a major tourist attraction area and among the best places to visit in Ghana. Being of historic importance in anthropology and destination to wealth of local traditions, Nzulenzu is on the list of World Heritage Site cultural landscapes.
Located along the Atlantic coast, Kokrobite is Ghanaian town known for its traditional sea fishing, white-sand beaches and buzzing nightlife, a popular summertime escape due to its beautiful beaches. Kokrobite is a great town to visit if you are looking for a quick trip outside of Accra, Ghana’s capital and largest city.
Situated some 30km west of Takoradi, Busua is a small town, and popular as a beach resort and fishing village. Close to the shore of Gulf of Guinea, this town has many charming waterfronts that lends it a particular charm. This lovely town makes a good base for hiking and surfing, too. Busua Beach is surfing hotspot and home to one of the best surfing beaches in West Africa.
Elmina a fishing port, one of the most beautiful, historic and culturally rich towns in Ghana. Its ancient walls and castle offer an insightful look in to Ghana’s slave-trade past. When in Elmina, just for a moment it could all have you believe you’re in the most tragic and brutal periods in the history of humanity. It is a place well worth checking out when in Ghana.