GREATER ACCRA REGION: Greater Accra region is the smallest but most densely populated region in Ghana and hosts the capital city, Accra. Accra city alone has a population of over 3million people. The indigence of Greater Accra are mainly Ga-Dangbes from communities most notably Ga-Mashi, Teshie, Nuguah, Ningo, Prapram and Shai. There are so many tourist attractions Accra some of which are the W.E Bois Memorial Centre, Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, the National Museum and Makola Market all at the immediate city centre. ATTRACTIONS AND FACILITIES IN THE GREATER ACCRA REGION
ASHANTI REGION: Located more centrally and within a forest zone Ashanti region is endowed with evergreen vegetation and mineral deposits such as gold and bauxite. It is also noted for its rich culture and mythical landmarks and one of the oldest traditional kingdoms in Ghana. It would be worth visiting the King’s palace called Manhyia Palace. Ashanti is the home of the Adinkra cloth which comes with ancient symbols that convey messages of gallantry, hope unity and the belief in the Supreme Being and are hand-made. – ATTRACTIONS IN FACILITIES IN THE ASHANTI REGION
BRONG AHAFO: It is the most centrally placed region on the map of Ghana and also endowed with rich and fertile and noted for its agriculture and extensive forest reserves one of which is Dygya National Park. The region is well known for its waterfalls; Kintampo and Fuller waterfalls and Boabeng Fiema Monkey Sanctuary. It is perhaps most popular for its archaeological relevance with cultures dating to antiquity and described as the Kintampo Culture. The region was created in 1959 and centrally located in Ghana, It lies in both forest and savanna zones and a major producer of timber, cocoa and yam.
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CENTRAL REGION: The region has very diverse vegetation and landscape ranging from coastal sand beaches to forest and mountainous environment and noted for its slave forts and castles and traditional fishing villages that reflect the distinct culture of the people. The region is probably most popular for its Kukum National Park, undisturbed virgin forest with walking tours in the forest on a canopy walkway hanging above the forest vegetation, giving an immaculate view of the park. TOURISM
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EASTERN REGION: The region lies between the Volta Region on the East and Ashanti Region on the west and mostly identified with its botanical garden at Aburi and Boti waterfalls. The location of Aburi on the Akwapimg-Mampong mountain range just few kilomotres from Accra provides a serene and beautiful view of Accra city and most parts of Greater Accra region and the night view is extra spectacular. Paragliding at Atebi in the Kwawu traditional is also gaining both national and international popularity and marked one of Ghana’s annual tourism events normally held during the Easter Season. Find details on
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NORTHER RGION: This region, the largest among the regions in Ghana, covering an area of 70,384 square kilometres or 31 percent of Ghana’s area and lies between the Upper East and Upper West regions towards the north and Volta region and Brong Ahafo towards the south with widest diversity of ethnic groups and Islam as the predominant religion.The vegetation consists predominantly of grassland, especially savanna with clusters of drought-resistant trees such as baobabs or acacias. Between January and March is the dry season. The wet season is between about July and December. Popular attractions in the region are the Mole National Park and the Ancient Sudanese Islamic architecture; the Larabanga Mosque. ATTRACTIONS AND FACILITIES IN THE NORTHERN REGION
Upper West: Upper West region is one of the smallest regions in Ghana and lies at the north eastern corner of the country with very spectacular geographical features, wildlife, and unique traditional architecture and historic landmarks such Slave Defence Wall and caves . Agriculture is the mainstay of the economy, Ghana’s largest producer of cotton, millet, sorghum and groundnut. Arguably the most interesting tourist attraction is the Wechiau Hippopotamus Sanctuary. The Upper West regional capital and largest settlement is Wa. Upper West is the youngest region to have been created in Ghana by the then former Head of State, Flight Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings in 1983 under the Provisional National Defense Council. – ATTRACTIONS FACILITIES IN THE UPPER WEST REGION
Upper East: Located at the south eastern corner of the country and famous for its handicrafts, Upper East region share boarder with Burkina Faso at the north, Togo at the east, Northern Region of Ghana towards the south and Upper West on the western side. Perhaps one of the most popular attractions in the region as well as in the country as a whole is the Paga crocodile ponds where harmless crocodiles are commonly found in their natural habitat. Other unique attractions are the Tongo Hills with captivating rocky landscape with rocks giving loud whistling sound when the winds blow, the Navrongo Cathedral, the only remaining mud cathedral and the Wuriyanga Mosque. Also striking is the Sirigu traditional architecture painted in spectacular are designs with locally made paints from clay. Significant in the political history of Ghana is Kulungugu bomb site where an assassinated attempt by bomb was made on the life of the first president of the republic Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. More on TOURISM ATTRACTIONS AND FACILITIES I THE EAST REGION
Volta: VOLTA REGION is the most geographically diverse region in Ghana the coastal area at Keta being the lowest altitude at sea level and its Mountain afadzato as highest altitude in all West Africa. Amedzofe community is also the highest highest settlement in West Africa with temperate temperatures during some parts of the year due to the altitude. Located at the Eastern part of Ghana, Volta stretches from the sandy coastal beaches through savanna grasslands to forest zones from the middle towards to northern parts of the region. Most part of the western Volta lie along the River Volta, the largest man-made lake in the world. Find Details:
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Western: Located at the coastal south western part of the country, sharing boarder with Cote d’voire, Western Region is endowed with mineral resources and thick tropical forest. Very interesting attractions that bring Western region to the tourism lime light are the Busua Beach Resort; beautiful golden sand beach with modern chalets, Nzulezo ( village on stilts) numerous forts and castles and the original grave of the first president of the Republic of Ghana, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. More Details: ATTRACTIONS AND FACILITIES IN THE WESTERN REGION.