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  1. talyrobin
    talyrobin
    23 Oct 2022
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    I visited Ghana a few years ago during the Chale Wote festival. The best trip ever! I love the culture and the people of Ghana. They are so nice and welcoming! I fell in love with the country. I visited the slave dungeons. This brought tears to my eyes as I could actually feel the spirits of our ancestors still there. But it was an amazing experience. I stayed in Accra at the Marriott using my points. Great deal as the 5th night is free when using points. I did a lot of research and created my own itinerary for my visit (Accra, Cape Coast, Kumasi). Ghana is a must-visit for Black Americans!

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    MzWams
    30 Nov 2021
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    Ghana is a beautiful place full of history and people who love sharing it. We visited a fishing village which was like something out of a book. Next stop was Elmina Castle. Just standing on the shores and passing through the structure brought tears to my eyes and strength to my soul.

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    19 Nov 2021
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    Accra for me is always a great destination. I have been there 6 times over the past years, you would think I’m from there at this point. The history is quite unique ( the slave castles) the food is amazing, the people are extremely nice and most importantly, the night life is LIT ! Especially during the end of the year holidays !!! Ghana is a MUST !

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    Davia Lee
    20 Oct 2021
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    Wavydavybaby
    10 Nov 2020
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    Accra is such a vibrant city. I honestly think it’s slept on as far as the amount of fun you can have here and right outside of the city. Labadi Beach is a really popular spot with the always popular Polo Beach club to satisfy your bougie side! Cape Coast has probably the most beautiful beach I’ve seen in Africa with a lot of cultural history ties as well. There’s tons of hiking you can do right outside of Accra and a few waterfalls if you really want some adventure. Overall, this place has so much to offer ANY traveler!

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    Talisha
    24 Aug 2020
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    Ghana night life is a whole vibe. The club scenes remind me a lot of my hometown Houston Texas we have a lot of African clubs. Just being in the motherland with our people was beautiful.
    My trip to Ghana was very short yet amazing. I stayed In Accra for a weekend at the Kwarleyz Residence. This was a luxury loft style hotel with full kitchen living room floor to ceiling windows with bedroom upstairs overlooking the living room. When you first walk in the hotel there is an expensive old school Mercedes parked in the middle of the lobby. Walls are filed with beautiful black Women & Excellent staff service. The food there was amazing from hotel to street food after leaving the club. The jollof rice was on point. One of my favorite rooftop clubs lounge was called the sky bar . It over looked Accra you could See the city lights they reminded me of Los Angeles California. I went to three clubs my weekend next time I go I do want to explore more of the culture and visit the same castle which is about two hours away so I would definitely do that on my next visit.

    Accra is an up and coming city like Miami was before what it is today. A lot more celebrities are visiting and tourists, I definitely would invest in this a city because it’s definitely apart of our future for black people. I have friends in this city love it and will be back plenty of times . Everyone makes you fell right at home ! Overall great experience.

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    Kokokreates
    26 May 2020
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    I loved my time in Ghana, as it was my first visit to the continent of Africa, it left me with such a good feeling and a desire to explore the motherland further. My trip to Ghana was part of a voluntary trip, during the week I was volunteering but I had the opportunity to go on excursions on the weekend. I was based in Accra, Teshie.

    There are so many things to do in Ghana you will not be bored. Some of the notable activities that I took part in and places I visited are as follows:

    Roots Yard: I had the opportunity to stay in this Eco-Friendly resort run by a family, they serve all vegan food and I must say it was such an amazing experience. I stayed in a treehouse style house and I loved every moment, the hosts were super friendly too. It’s located in the Volta region and has easy access to the Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary which I also got to visit. So it’s a great base to explore the Volta Region of Ghana as many things are far away.

    Independence Arch: Great place to just soak in Accra and also take beautiful images, I was fortunate to have a native guide who also explained the history whilst I was there.

    Jamestown: One of the oldest district in Accra it’s here that you feel really immersed in the Ghanaian culture and also get a glimpse of the fishing culture and families.

    Arts Centre: Stalls and stalls of beautiful art from paintings, to jewellery, clothing, bags etc! It’s there and a must go when you’re in Accra.

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    TapsinWanderlust
    21 Apr 2020
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    Ghana is just the most wonderful country in West Africa, the people , the food , the weather (very hot) and things to see and do. I can say that i am very lucky to work for a global company that has offices in 14 African countries , and more grateful that i work in roles that make me look after these countries as South Africa is the Africa hub/head office for the company therefore responsible for the 14 countries operations in Africa.

    I got to go to Ghana for a work trip so that was a plus – and lucky to have a boss who lets us stay a few days after the work part to explore the country. Our trip was mainly corporate social responsibility and visited other cities in Ghana to make donations to orphanages – which is always a humbling experience as a reminder of what we are blessed to have,

    In Accra we got to see :

    1.Labadi Beach – it was a fun Beach day experience :) With great local restaurants and food. You can ride horses on the shore and we got to enjoy local beer/ciders.

    2. Kwane Nkrumah Memorial Park and Mausoleum – an awesome historical adventure. Great architecture to see – we got some bracelets made when we were there to support the locals. The day we went we happened to be there when someone was shooting a music video.

    3. Independence Arch

    4. Shopping at the local markets for dashikis and material – my colleague will never stop telling people how i made him sweat and die of heat in the little market stores being indecisive about what i wanted to buy.

    I have heard the night life is amazing, we were meant to go to – can’t remember the name – but all the activities and the heat had us tired and the traffic in GHANA is just a wow. But next visit i will be ready for outings and nightlife.

    Ghana is a must see :)

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    24 Mar 2020
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    Ghana was an absolutely amazing experience. Having visited in the year of return, the nation welcomed myself, along with millions of other black visitors with open arms.

    As a black West Indian, most slaves from my island have been traced back to Ghana, which became one of the reasons for my visit. Once landing in Accra, it were as if I had arrived home. The similarities to West Indian culture could not go unmissed! Almost every meal I had recognized everything on the plate, as if my grandmother cooked it herself. The flavours and the love put into every dish basically made my “historic” trip more so that of a food tour!

    The hospitality of the Ghanaian people truly caught my eye. They were enthusiastic to help in every way they could whether it may have been from organizing tours to recommending places to visit, they were sure to make my trip as memorable as possible.

    As my trip continued, I met up with some friends and checked out the night club scene. Once would think that afrobeats would’ve echo off the walls of the clubs, but that for sure was not the case. It was as if I were in Kingston, Jamaica. Dancehall and Reggae created the Island rhythms that the Ghanaians and tourists alike, enjoyed as we hopped from bar to bar.

    Historically, the nation held treasures that were written on the pages of time; slave castles. I visited Elmina Castle with my family. The stories we were told by the tour guide were the exact ones taught in the classroom of the Caribbean. Matching the stories really brought a solid understanding of connecting book to reality for us. It was truly touching and honestly, the highlight of our trip. Ghana will for sure see me next time as I intend to visit the Asante Kingdom and explore their Volta Delta.

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    cbshine
    23 Mar 2020
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    Accra, Ghana was a great experience and overall good time. I had already been to Africa once, by way of Capetown, but Ghana was exactly the part I was missing from my South Africa trip. I went during, “The Year of Return 2019,” it was such an amazing time. I flew with Ethiopian Airlines, who was decent, but the flight was forever from SFO because of the layovers. So i would recommend buying your ticket months in advance, to get a shorter reasonably priced flight. My stay time was for 10 days, so I should’ve had plenty of time to do things, but somehow that still wasn’t enough time.
    The thing about the time I went in “Deczemba” was that it was so many people there and events going on, it was hard to separate the party and culture, from the normal adventures. I went to Afrochella, which I recommend, just prepare yourself as concerts/festivals there are all day events. It started at 12pm, but little did I know it would go until 3am. I did not stay that long, but if you want to see the main acts, a heads-up they don’t come on until the end for the most part. The festival itself was nice and had activities, food and plenty of photo ops available. I would spring for the v.i.p bands as they allow better access to everything and closer to the main stage.
    My first location was way outside of the main city, which wasn’t what was told so be careful when choosing Airbnb’s and hotels. The best location to me to stay in is East Legon because it’s central to most things there. There was also Afronation going on , which is a multi-day festival. i would recommend that, as it takes place on the beach and has several artist and things to do within the festival. Again it is an all day event, and the same rules apply as far as main performers going last as 2am. It is a bigger set up, and less photo ops, but a good time.
    There are many places to eat in Accra, from local food to american. A good I tried was, Coco lounge inside of the Icon house building, there also is Urban Grill, even though I didn’t make it there, but it was highly reccomended. There is also a nice club called Carbon, which is good on Thursdays. a few other good eats was Azmera, which was great for the local food buffet, Fatfish was great and upscale, you can also visit the skybar lounge if you go there. The best clubs were Twist, Bloom Bar, Luna Rooftop bar, and the NYE at the Polo Beach Club on labdi beach.
    Ghana wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Cape Coast going to see the castle where slaves were kept before being shipped off, be prepared to be emotional. Amother thing you can do is visit Aburi gardens to get good pictures, or have a picnic. Lastly you can do the canopy walk which is closer to cape coast, but go early and do that first. Overall Ghana is great and the people are friendly for the most part. The city is developed, but there is still poverty there in areas as well, so supporting the street vendors is good for their economy. If you’re not there in December there’s still plenty to do, and there’s uber so its easy to get around.

  11. Thetrinidrifter
    06 Mar 2020
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    All i want to say if you are part of the African diaspora Ghana should be your first stop. I went for the year of return in december 2019. It was full of Culture , night life, history and unlimited amount of things to do. i enjoyed myself so much i am planning for my return in 2020. I am also looking to invest. So go see as much sights as you can

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    Ashunti
    13 Jan 2020
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    Ghana was an amazing experience! When we arrived we were greeted with amazing hospitality! They welcomed us home! 34 of us traveled. 18 of us resided at the bamboo house. Please check Airbnb for it, it is amazing for large parties! We hired a guide who showed us this amazing country! We visited Cape Coast our first day! We were able to explore where our ancestors were held captive and left through the door of no return. The next day we visited kakum tropical forest. Afterwards, we visited a must see Bojo beach where you can ride horses on the beach! Another beach to see is Coconut Grove Beach! You can ride horses there as well! We went to Afrochella and a PVO party as a nightlife scene. We also traveled to the state of Ashanti where we visited the Asante people and discovered their rich culture. We also visited the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park and Black Star. A huge tip is to not purchase African pieces within the US. Please visit the market by Kwame Memorial Park! You will find outfits starting at 5 dollars!!! You can get you hair braided waist length for 50 usd including it being washed and shampoo.

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    Jeeleighanne
    07 Jan 2020
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    I really loved Ghana! The people the food just the whole vibe! Please make it your duty to visit Cape Coast and Elmira castle. Rich in history. I took a flight from Accra to Kumasi. It’s such a lovely lively city. I ate my fill with bsnku and light soup. I also ate some grass cuter on my way from Kakum national park.If you’re afraid of heights and visit please don’t let this be your time to face your fear of heights. Visitors obviously pay more to get in the park but it’s a beautiful park.

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    kwhite7786
    05 Jan 2020
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    To learn about your history, you must visit cape coast castle and Elmina castle to learn about how slavery started, living conditions and road to freedom. You’ll also want to visit independence square, Black Star Gate, the Liberation Day Monument, Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park and Kalum National Park. Being black, you’ll be welcomed back home!

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    AbaDadzie
    09 Dec 2019
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    Accra!!! Most of the reviews have captured of vital information so I’ll mention a few things you can do in Ghana! If you’re up for it you should definitely take a few hours drive out of Accra to Ada, treasure island! It’s a very lovely resort.
    Definitely go for karaoke at champs, you’ll have a nice night out. Try our Ghana jollof for sure.
    Also go to any of the atieke joints to try this ivorian delicacy here in Accra.
    For some fun, visit paintball gods or war games gh.
    If you’re a fun of Safaris visit Mole national park in the North for a really great time.

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    14 Oct 2019
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    Well well well . I don’t even know where to start coz Ghanaian vibes can felt anywhere. No matter the kind of traveller that you are , Ghana will please u .
    U can start by basic activities just for for immersion into the culture. I would recommend to start yr journey in Accra center and visit the museum , the independence square (where u can take incredible pictures) but importantly the Kwame Nkrumah( first Ghanaian president) mausoleum.
    For nightlife and good vibes , just go Osu. They also have nice beaches where u can relax quietly.
    If u wanna go deeper into the Asente culture, u can travel to Kumasi. It is not really far from Accra, just a few hours in bus. There, u can definitely embrace the energy of the past kingdom coz the relics and vestiges are well preserved into the museums. It is litteraly a time travel with the explanation of the guides. Don’t hesitate at all. And go for it. ?

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    30 Sep 2019
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    Ghana has got to be one place that is so easy going, cheap and full of history. I stayed with my aunt who lives in Accra which was ideal as we were close to so many restaurants shops and historical spots. I would highly recommend visiting Elmina Castle which has extensive history in relation to slavery. It is very hard hitting but worth visiting.

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    02 Jul 2019
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    I visited Ghana for two weeks towards the end of April – early May 2019 and it was absolutely amazing. There is literally so much to do and see… two weeks is not nearly enough time. I cannot wait to go back! But would say for the short amount of time we were there we were still able to see and do a lot.

    We stayed at my boyfriend’s family home in Winneba which was an incredibly gorgeous place to stay. It felt safe at all times and it was easy to grab a taxi and get around. We rented a taxi for the day twice during our trip so a group of us could the excursions that were a bit farther out. Our first day trip was to Kakum National Park, and then we visited both Elmina Castle and Cape Coast Castle. Our second day trip was a long drive but worth it. We went to see Boti Falls & Umbrella Rock. It was dry season however so there weren’t any actual falls, but the views were still amazing. If you take this trip make sure to get out of your vehicle after you pass through Accra and go up that mountain in Aburi to take in the view! (There are actually designated areas to pull over on the mountain to take in the scenery)

    The biggest lesson I learned about visiting Ghana is… “Accra traffic is no joke”. We took the city bus from Winneba to Accra which wouldn’t have been so bad if it wasn’t for the traffic which literally adds hours to your travel time. What should have been a 45 minute drive could easily turn into 2-3hrs depending on the time of day…but it’s pretty much rush hour all day. Our first trip to Accra we visited the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park as well as Independence Square where we saw the Black Star Monument & Independence Arch. We returned to Accra another day to do some shopping but after that, all of that Accra traffic and extended travel time left a bad taste in our mouths so we didn’t return to Accra until we had to go to the airport. Unfortunately we didn’t get to do everything we wanted to do like see Labadi beach, but next time we know that we will have to get an AirB&B or hotel room for a weekend to really get to enjoy Accra.

    Winneba is a very nice place to stay outside of the city and the night life was pretty poppin. We did visit during a big festival in the city but I’m pretty sure the vibes are good all year round. I definitely recommend everyone change your travel plans and make Ghana your next destination!

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    09 May 2019
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    Ghana was popping! Make sure you go in December its a party 24/7 and you will have yourself an authentic African experience.

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    24 Apr 2019
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    Have you ever heard anything bad about Ghana, yeah neither have I! Literally one of the most beautiful places on earth. I went during Christmas time so there was more than enough to do from afrochella to partying with Julz to local food . It literally is overwhelming how much love and hospitality Ghanaians show you in their country. You have everything you need there to be a solo traveler or a group of thirty . I used Uber to get around and everyone speaks English. The American dollar is strong and things aren’t too expensive. I honestly will move to Ghana right now if the opportunity presented itself. Not to mention how safe the country is. If you’re looking for your first african country to visit Ghana is it !

    The night life is a big component of what makes Ghana an awesome destination for millennials traveling now. In OSU, Ghana you will find many bars and restaurants which isn’t far from the airport and is close to one of the best clubs in Ghana . Which is Carbon night club, located in airport. Carbon is an upbeat night club that plays the latest afrobeats and hip hop. You have two dance floors separated by a lobby as well as an outside patio which also has music playing outside and a bar to grab drinks from . Ghana has everything you need for an awesome stay !

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    11 Apr 2019
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    There are endless things to see and explore in and around Accra. I was there for 10 days and that was barley enough time to scratch the surface. My favorite things I did while there were: 1. Going surfing at Krokrobite, 2. Going on safari at Mole National Park, 3. Visiting Elimina Castle, and 4. Exploring Jamestown. I cannot WAIT to go back to Accra and highly recommend this as a travel destination.

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    12 Dec 2018
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    I was in Ghana with my husband, who is Ghanaian, last month. We started our trip in Accra and I must say it was pretty awesome. The hustle and bustle of the city, the sound of waves at Labadi Beach, the welcoming people. We visited the Independence Square. The Black Star Gate (which symbolizes Ghanas Independence in 1957), Independence Arch, The Liberation Day Monument, and the Memorial to an unknown soldier, are all part of the Independence Square. A short walk away is the Arts and Culture Center, where you can check out all sorts of Ghanaian crafts, clothes etc (this one is catered more to visitors/tourists) We also visited the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park (which consist of his Mausoleum and a museum). And of course no trip to Accra is complete without Makola Market (this market is catered more to the locals), where you can pretty much find anything. They have a large variety of cloth, food, jewelry and anything else your heart desires! We did not get to do everything we wanted, since we spent most of our time in Kumasi, where my husband is from- but I can’t wait to go back and explore more of Accra and Ghana in general. You should too!

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    18 Nov 2018
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    Ghana is an absolute MUST! I learned so much about Ghanaian history, as well as the history of the slave trade. Although it is difficult to experience, you cannot miss visiting either Cape Coast Castle or Elmina castle. I had the opportunity to explore Cape Coast Castle and walk back through the Door of Return! It was truly empowering to return as a descendant as our ancestors went through such cruelty while trapped in those dungeons. They were denied space, sunlight, and even a proper place to urinate/excrete waste. The women had it even worse as they were sexually assaulted and placed in confinement if they refused. What is even more horrible is that the Britains enjoyed a beautiful view and nice accommodations while literally providing torture. However, I was able to turn this negative experience into a positive by wearing a bright, African print maxi dress that screamed “we cannot he broken!” This was more than just sightseeing; it was a personal journey that made me feel more connected with my past.

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    11 Nov 2018
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    Ghana sets the stage when it comes to Africa, There is so much history for African Americans. If you travel to Cape Coast you’ll see the old Slave Trading post. The Country is very rich in natural resources and they are very hospitable to other black people.

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    11 Nov 2018
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    If you want to discover the African culture it is necessary to visit Ghana. The hotels are cheaper, the food is amazing and be sure to have fun.

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    01 Nov 2018
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    Ghana is an amazing country. The best time to travel to Ghana is in December. The night life is great. So many people from around the world fly in. It’s a very safe place to have fun. These are the hottest clubs in Ghana Twist, Carbon , Bloom Bar Onyx.

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    15 Sep 2018
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    In July of 2018, I visited Ghana. I had an amazing time during my stay. As a single, female traveler I was told over and over again about how dangerous Africa is, but I wanted to visit anyway to learn about the area for myself. I’m so glad I did. I stayed in a lovely AirBnB apartment called The Gallery in Accra. My host Alfy was absolutely amazing. She was so nice it almost felt like I was visiting family. I also was fortunate enough to be connected with a family in Ghana. Having a local connection while I was there as a single person was clutch! They took me everywhere and made sure I was not treated like a tourist. They even invited me to their home and let me help make garden egg stew. It was truly amazing to feel immersed in the culture there.

    While there, I visited Kakum National Park, The Cape Coast Castle, The Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum and Memorial Park, and Shai Hills Resource Reserve.

    For those who like nature, Kakum National Park is a nice stop to visit the lush forest and take a walk through the canopy using the suspension bridges that are 100 feet above the ground. If you are afraid of heights, you’ll be challenged, but don’t let that deter you. You must go to face your fears and take advantage of the amazing views!

    Shai Hills Resource Reserve is another place the nature lover/hiker will enjoy. There are multiple duration hikes you can take that offer mild elevation changes, rock climbing and expansive, beautiful views. The tour guides at Shai Hills will also give an overview of the interesting history of the area.

    If you want to visit a place rich in history, you absolutely must visit Cape Coast Castle. EVERY AMERICAN should visit at least one of the castles in the area because West Africa’s history is America’s history. I can’t explain the sadness and pride you experience from visiting the castle and learning the history. Imagining yourself in the shoes of slaves while standing in the very place they were standing 100s of years ago before making the long, unbearable journey to the Americas is immensely different from reading about the experience in a chapter of a history book. You have to go and experience it yourself! While there if you have time, visit Elmina Castle as well as it is nearby.

    The Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum and Memorial Park is another must see site of Ghana. Dr. Kwame Nkrumah was the first President of Ghana so learning about him and his legacy was another highlight of the trip.

    For the foodie, try the following:
    Groundnut soup with fufu
    Light soup with goat and fufu
    Chicken kebob
    Goat kebob with suya sauce
    Garden egg stew with tilapia (kobi) and a side of yams
    Grilled fresh tilapia and kelewele

    Before ending this review, I do want to share one not so positive experience that I had. Not that anyone else will experience it, but just be aware. Please note that my experience in Ghana overall was 99.9% positive so by no means am I writing this to deter people from visiting. Now that the situation is in the past I often laugh about the outcome. Now for the experience. When I arrived in Accra, a customs officer was giving me trouble and asking 99 questions about where I was staying. He said if I wanted to expedite the process I needed to pay him some money. I had visited Prague before going to Ghana, and I had not yet had a chance to get Cedis (currency used in Ghana) so the only money I had was Czech korunas (currency used in Czech Republic). When I told the officer my money situation and offered the Czech koruna, he said he didn’t want the money and let me pass lol. It’s funny now but was nerve wracking at the time so just be aware. Again, if you’re able to have a local contact, I highly recommend it so the local contact can help you navigate and avoid situations like this. Outside of the single incident at the airport, the Ghanaian people were extremely nice (overly nice) to me. Their hospitality was warm and they were very welcoming! If you want to know more about my trip there or have questions feel free to message me on Instagram at NoRiskNoRewardBlog.

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    HibaAnderson
    31 Aug 2018
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    I spent 2 weeks in October 2017 in Accra, Ghana and it was honestly the trip of my Lifetime! Flight from JFK in NYC to Accra was on sale for $750 Roundtrip on Turkish Airlines.

    Historically, it was a MUST that I went to Elmina Castle in Cape Coast to get a tour of the dungeons where our Ancestors were enslaved prior to the Transatlantic journey. The tour guide (Kojo) was VERY knowledgeable and it was a very emotionally moving experience to walk through “The Door of No Return” knowing what that meant for the Ancestors.

    I highly recommend a trip to Accra, Ghana for anyone who wants to make their first trip to West Africa, but does not know where to begin. The people are very friendly, the food is great, the culture is amazing.

    I can’t wait to return.

  29. saboagye
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    14 Aug 2018
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    I went to Ghana for 2 weeks in July 2018. Our days were jam packed but at the end of the trip I still felt like there was so much more to see! Some great places to visit include Kakum National Park. There is a canopy walk 200m above sea level through the forest that is great for those who love adventure. Going to Kumasi is a must! There are so many markets and a kente cloth factory where we got to witness the traditional method for making the cloth. We even got a chance to do it ourselves! Makola market is an experience in itself. Navigating through the jam packed streets of persistent locals selling a variety merchandise is not easy but a unique shopping experience to say the least. Visiting Elmina Castle is another MUST!!! It was a life changing experience to walk the same grounds as the millions of slaves that passed through. Seeing the horrific conditions first hand was indescribale. Overall Ghana is filled with history and culture making it an excellent vacation destination.

  30. Amber.doll
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    18 Jul 2018
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    I stayed with a family for 8 weeks in the summer of 1997. I was able to get an authentic view of a Ghanaian family and lifestyle. I also worked in a local orphanage. The history tours were amazing. The food comes in large portions for very cheap price. The people are very friendly but in market places prepare to hounded to purchase something. Bring treats for the local children (gum, candy, toys)

  31. Justlizzyliz
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    11 Jun 2018
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    Where do I even start. Black stars Ghana was an amazing 2 weeks just being where I now call home.
    14 days, 3 days in Kumasi and the remaining days in Accra.

    Accra is full of tradition, culture, lovely people and the hustle is too real ( definition of hard working people). There so many things to do while in Accra, first thing we did was visit BOJO beach. This beach right was so beautiful and peaceful, we technically had the beach to ourselves. This location is quite picturesque, with a sand bar offering food and drinks, a sun set to die for and the lovely warm water. However, if you are looking for of a party beach I would say Labadi beach is where you need to be. Quad bikes horse riding, food, drinks and the entertainment will probably keep you busy for half the day.

    The following day we decided to travel 3 hrs to Cape Town Elmina’s Castle, this place I would recommend all black people to visit. This is a experience you can not afford to miss. Just being in room where our people where kept as slaves and mistreated will make you emotional. Our tour guide took us into every room of the castle explaining in detail what had happened in these rooms.

    1 hr car ride from Elmina’s Castle is Kakum National Park, which I highly recommend, a quick hike to canopy walk. If you are afraid of heights this is a great opportunity to face your fear. There are seven bridges, but also the option of completing only three if it’s not for you.

    SO nightlife…..4 main places you to experience the nightlife in Accra. Purple pub ( Over 18, try the five fingers drink lol what a fun night) Ghanaians love to dance so best believe you will be dancing a lot. Kikibees if you love Karaoke, live bands, good food and milkshakes. Firefly Lounge Bar, full of young adults socialising and chilling. Finally SkyBar lounge and night club, what a amazing view of busy Accra, on the £££ comparing to our bars but you will be happy to pay to see the view.

    I would say if you do go to visit Ghana, have a guideline of what you like to do HOWEVER be open to go with the flow…..there so much more to see..

  32. ashleytyrus
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    04 Jun 2018
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    I have just returned from my first Motherland experience and it was NOTHING SHORT OF AMAZING! We spent a total of 10 days broken up in Accra, Kumasi and Elmina and Elmina was by far my favorite area.

    First off, let me say rid your head of all of the thoughts you have or someone has tried to sell to you about Africa because it is beautiful, the people are actual Kings and Queens and it is LITTTT! I personally enjoyed the food there, although I am an adventurous eater; others in my group found it hard to find things to eat because they were hesitant to try new things. I loved the jollof rice (obviously!) and often got chicken or beef skewers, plantains, curried goat, red red bean dishes, etc. I will say, we learned when we first arrived that food takes FOREVER to come because it is prepared fresh when you order, and that was not a lie. Often times we waited an hour or so for our food to come to have patience and don’t go to dinner already hungry or you will be upset.

    We stayed in hotels in various areas, which we found to be very acceptable. Some lacked consistent hot water and most only had one iron (so offered ironing services for a fee) and one blow dryer, etc. These are just things to be aware of if you are using to the 4-star travel accommodations you may receive elsewhere, you may be alarmed or disappointed some of the time so prepare your mind :)

    The people!!! Man oh man, the people were so friendly and just welcoming, despite me not being Ghanian. Just as a black American, they open their arms and communities as if you have been part of the family for ever. We ventured out to some bars and a club in Kumasi which was so much fun.

    Your money goes really far in Ghana, for example when we first arrived, I got my hair braided for $70 Cedi aka just $15!! While getting my hair braided, we mentioned we wanted to have some clothes made and the braider called a local seamstress who then brought fabric to us in the shop and we showed them what types of things we wanted made. We got clothing made that was available to pick up the day before we left… 5 outfits (including the fabric) was just $50! I was truly in heaven.

    In terms of what we did while there here’s a quick breakdown:

    WEB Du Bois Museum, Ghanian naming ceremony and cooking class, visiting a local school, the Slave river, Cape Coast and Elmina castles (very emotional!), Accra Art Centre and Kejetia open air markets, a night out at Pitch Bar and Ol Lady in Kumasi, the Canopy walk in Elmina and Oxford Street.

    I want EVERYONE to have the opportunity to experience Ghana, as they say it is the best starter African country and I agree 110%. I will definitely be returning soon and can’t wait to get back!

  33. mannie_dawlson
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    31 May 2018
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    This is my mother country, born and raised.
    It’s one of the best places in Africa, it has many poor areas but it’s very educative experience. Everything otherwise is top-notch, street food, culture, music, the people, HISTORY from the slave times etc.

    Cape Coast is just about 3hrs from Accra, where you got the two main Castles where the slave trade took place.
    Ghana is a wonderful country, very cheap due to the currency difference. The only thing you’ve got to get ahead of time if your ticket to get a reasonable price.

  34. roseemi1
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    29 May 2018
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    Ghana is a beautiful historical city to visit.
    I and my college friends too a trip in college to the city. As college students, we were given accommodation at the University of Ghana. A historical school itself and the students were really nice and friendly. I actually made a couple of friends.
    I definitely recommend you pay a trip to the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum park. It tell of its fight for democracy and good governance.
    Do well to take a trip to Labadi Beach it is indeed a place of pleasure. I remember going there and my friends practically had to beg me to leave. It was so much fun that we all didn’t want to leave. Though it rained that day, we simply entered one of the bars there and had fun with the locals who were really nice and friendly
    I enjoyed taking a trip to the gold-mining field. I t was really enlightening to take a tour underground, speak to the people who work there. Plus the road trip gave me the chance to see some beautiful views of Ghana country side
    My favorite was visiting the National Culture or Arts Center. Very interesting place where u can learn more about the history of the people and the things that make them who they are. You can buy good artworks as well.

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    deijhasviews
    21 May 2018
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    You hear so many negatives about Africa as a whole but I suggest EVERY Black person to take this trip!!!

    There was this energy that I got being there, I just felt like I belonged. The people were welcoming! There’s sooo much to do 10 Days wasn’t enough for me. I visited the space castle in Cape Coast. It was raw and touching. The tour guide gave us information about how slave trade was managed during slavery, told us how many slaves were in each cell and how they survived day to day.

    Overall Accra, you will love. The markets are filled with different fabrics and kente cloths. Hustlers, woman, men, even kids trying to make some cash in the streets. Ghana is just a vibe overall. I love it there and I plan to go again this year

  36. JessB
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    Accra is a place I would highly recommending to visit if you like good food, friendly people, good weather, history and culture.

    The best way to see the city is with a car as public transport isn’t the most reliable…however you can experience the local trotro to go short distances if you like. Places that I visited and enjoyed were: Independence Square, Kwame Nkrumah mauseolum (he led the country to independence in 1957 and became our first prime minister and president), Artists Alliance Gallery, Labadi Beach, Jamestown (old fishing town) and Accra Mall.

    Our food includes jollof rice, fufu, kenkey, waakye, lots of chicken and meat and fresh fruit…you will never be disappointed!

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    Bellaworldwide
    19 Dec 2017
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    The nightlife in Ghana is Amazing! Ghanaians really know how to party. If you visit Osu, you’ll find a selection of clubs to enjoy!

  38. wanderlesta
    19 Dec 2017
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    Accra is a wonderful city full of extremely friendly people! You’ll see the streets lined with food vendors.. don’t be shy! Try jollof rice, plantain chips, fufu and stew. You won’t be disappointed

  39. Lou_cpn
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    06 Dec 2017
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    Accra is a very beautiful city, there is so much to explore. You can find all what your heart belongs to. I was in the memorial park, there is a museum where you learn a lot about the independence of Ghana. The weather is perfect its hot there and the people are very nice and friendly.

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