There is a hidden gem in the vast beauties of the African shore. Ghana is still Africa’s best kept secret that is waiting to be discovered. Its touristic infrastructure has been rapidly increasing, but globetrotters have not yet became aware of all the things Ghana has to offer. What you will find different from all the other destinations you have visited is the lack of crowd and all that hustle and bustle. You can easily stroll along peaceful streets of Ghana, unwind at crystal clear beaches and listen to locals speaking about their culture. The best of all is the fact that visiting Ghana actually means a low budget holiday, as the prices are rather low out there.
You will hardly likely find a destination with so many ethnic groups as there are in Ghana. Friendly locals are willing to share all their knowledge about the history of the country and vast African tradition. They are into creating arts and crafts. You will find their hospitality rather amazing as they will gladly include you in their activities. This can be a unique opportunity to gain some new skills and hobbies. Locals love to teach their guests how to create pottery and jewellery. Use this chance to create some state-of-the-art pieces of jewellery you can take home with you, and give to your friends as souvenirs inspired by the African tradition. Let all your worries disappear as you hear the locals play drums and dance to the rhythm. Streets of Ghana are brimming with buskers who spread their positive vibes. The whole experience about meeting the locals is something that is bound to lift up your spirits.
Explore the beaches of Ghana
If you are looking for crystal clear waters and sandy beaches, Ghana is all you need. There are beaches that stretch out for 3 kilometres in length, so be sure to check them out. Those seeking a bit of a more active holiday, should visit Kokrobite beach where reggae music is played and where everybody dances to the joyful tunes, whereas The Labadi beach is perfect for having a soothing holiday. You can just relax in the sun and enjoy the light breeze. There will be no one to whiz by and ruin your moment of peace. Cocoloco is ideal for exploring the wildlife as there are many turtle species there. You could go swimming, scuba diving, surfing and have a holiday you have always dreamed of.
How to find a place to stay
Although the accommodation in Ghana is rather cheap, you should be wise when it comes to finding one. If you wish to go to an educational holiday and not move around too much, go for Accra where everything will be near you. There you can visit the National Museum and the National Theatre. The locals in Accra are especially friendly and you will soon make some long-lasting relationships.
Ghanaian food is a must try
It’s hardly likely that you will find a cuisine as tasty as Ghanaian. Their food is rather spicy but still delicious. Locals love mixing coconut water with anything they drink. Be sure to try kokonte – dry cassava chips. They are found of peanut soups and although this may sound quite exotic, you definitely do not want to miss this masterpiece of Ghanaian food.
Experience the best African festivals
Visit Ghana in the beginning of July to see vibrantly coloured sailboats. That is the time when local fishermen start sailing and the festival is called Bakatue festival. In order to feel and dance to the African beats you should visit the Damba Festival. January is the perfect time to visit Ghana as there is the Rice festival with drums, food tasting and a lot of dancing.
Ghana is the most charming place in Africa you can visit. With its friendly locals, a lot of interesting festivals and sun-soaked beaches you are bound to have the time of your life on.