30+ Things to see and do in Ghana

I have been to Ghana 5 times and 2 of those times were solo, why? There is an ENDLESS number of things to do, from chasing waterfalls, climbing rocks, visiting a shea butter factory and paragliding to coming in close proximity to Elephants. Keep reading!

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Just 3 hours away from Accra in Ada, you can experience camping on the beach without sleeping in a tent. Maranatha Beach Camp has two types of accommodations – private rooms and huts. The huts sit right on the beach, I stayed in a cement-floored hut and the experience was very interesting and unforgettable. Although it was extremely peaceful, everyone staying in the huts had to share 3 communal showers and toilets, however, the private rooms also came with private showers.

Legon Botanical Gardens

I have never taken a cooking class when travelling but I stand by the idea that you can learn a lot about a country’s culture from its dishes and local cuisine. If you want to get familiar with Ghanaian spices and cook a local dish, contact Moove, they organise 4-hour cooking classes for 800ghc ($70).

things to see and do in Ghana - african savannah elephants in Mole National Park

Mole National Park

If you are on a tight budget, you can opt to walk instead of renting a jeep.

Shea Butter Factory

things to see and do in Ghana - shea butter factory in Northern Ghana

This factory visit should be high on your itinerary, nothing here has been automated so on the tour, you are able to watch the manual process of turning a Shea Nut into Shea Butter. I was fortunate enough to visit on the day when the nuts were roasted and separated and the labour that goes into it is incredible. The women are so skilled that there is no waste.

Wechiau Hippo Sanctuary

Kakum National Park

Shai Hills Resource Reserve

Spend a day relaxing at The Royal Senchi Hotel and have them arrange a cruise for you on Lake Volta. The boat cruise is so calming and serene.

Boti Falls

If you’re up for an adventure, abseiling off the 100ft Vulcan rock should be on your itinerary. The adrenaline you feel while reclining down the side of the rock is a feeling you won’t forget.

Abseiling off Adomi Bridge, Ghana

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