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Ghana Home Tours

We organize home tour for students, youth, churches and international visitors to Ghana. We are flexible to provide customized tours for our clients irrespective of their choice.

Various Tourist Centers in Ghana

Ghana is a beautiful and exciting country. It is home to a wonderful mix of animal species, beaches, mountains, landscapes, and an incredible coastline. The country is boarded by Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) to the west, Burkina Faso to the north, Togo to the east, and the Gulf of Guinea to the south.

It is also famous for its mineral wealth most notable of them are:  gold , bauxite, manganese ,diamonds among many others and also for its fondness for sport – especially football.

Lake Volta & Akosombo

The Volta Region, dominated by the Lake Volta, is one of Ghana's most beautiful areas. The imposing Akosombo Dam splits the lake, its huge turbines generating electricity for the country.

 

Volta Basin

Occupying the central part of Ghana, the Volta Basin covers about 45 percent of the nation's total land surface. Its northern section, which lies above the upper part of Lake Volta, rises to a height of 150 to 215 meters above sea level. Elevations of the Konkori Scarp to the west and the Gambaga Scarp to the north reach from 300 to 460 meters. To the south and the southwest, the basin is less than 300 meters. The Kwahu Plateau marks the southern end of the basin, although it forms a natural part of the Ashanti Uplands.


In contrast with the rest of the region are the Afram Plains, located in the southeastern corner of the basin. Here the terrain is low, averaging 60 to 150 meters in elevation, and annual rainfall is between 1,140 and about 1,400 millimeters. Near the Afram River, much of the surrounding countryside is flooded or swampy during the rainy seasons. With the construction of Lake Volta (8,515 hectares in surface area) in the mid-1960s, much of the Afram Plains was submerged.

Kakum National Park


Kakum National Park protects plant and animal 

Treasures of the African tropical forest and is a haven for the casual visitor, birdwatcher, amateur botanist and ecotourist alike.


Thirty kilometers north of Cape Coast via a paved road, you will find rare plant species in a spectacular environment where some trees reach heights of over fifty meters. After viewing the exhibits at the Visitor's Center, the drama of the jungle comes alive as park guides provide insight into this complex ecosystem. You will learn about traditional forest product uses for medicine and daily village life.


The flora at ground level may be familiar to you as houseplants, and be sure to watch for one of the estimated 550 butterfly species. A beautiful butterfly, new to science, was discovered in Kakum in 1993, and has been appropriately named Diopetes kakumi├║!

MOLE NATIONAL PARK


Mole National Park is located in northern Ghana and is the biggest National Park in Ghana. The park covers an estimated 4,577 square kilometers in the district of West Gonja and is home to several species of mammals and birds. It is thus by no wonder that this Ghana National park rates as the most popular game park and the best visited of all parks and reserves in Ghana.


The park is an important water catchment area with smaller water streams and other rivers pouring their water in the White Volta. Polzen is one of the rivers in the park with spectacular falls downstream. There are an estimated 742 species of plants and trees in the park of which 4 are endemic species and more than 20 are classified as rare species.


Visitors and guests are privileged to see a variety of wildlife from an escarpment at the motel. Over 90 mammal species have been recorded, notably elephants, baboons, monkeys, warthogs, kobs, buffalos, leopards, lions and other antelopes.

More than nine species of amphibians; 33 species of reptiles and over 300 species of birds including the globally threatened fox kestrel, Senegal parrot, violet plantain-eater, yellow-billed shrike and red throated bee-ea.

Nzulezo Stilt Village

What could you make out of raffia, an ornament, basket, well just about the entire stilt village including guest house is built out of Rafia.

A population of around 500 lying in raffia built rooms, about 5 foot above the water level, the buildings within the village are connected by walkways. The separation of the buildings is so that fire cannot spread. Before being at its current location it was on the other side of the lake and  being windier there, flames were blown from one house to the next, burning it down several times.

The trip out to the village is largely by the guide punting the canoe along, the water is generally shallow most of the way. You should see a lot of birds, some up close. The water is black.

You can stay overnight (US$6) but some have reported a lot of insects like cockroaches under the cover of darkness. There is no electricity supply, so take a torch. Power for TV and music etc comes from car batteries taken to other villages to charge. Meals can be provided if cooked in advance for about US$2.

The canoe service is organised by the Ghana wildlife Society. The Amansuri Conservation and Integrated Development (ACID) Project concerns the conservation and management of the pristine Amansuri wetland and its fresh water lagoon. The wetland has the largest stand of intact swamp forest in Ghana and home to a variety of animals like monkeys, crocodiles, marine turtles and birds. 

Okomfo Anokye Sword


This site is a historical landmark where the Legendary Okomfo Anokye Sword is cited. The Sword site is the exact place where the Golden Stool of Asanteman descended unto the laps of King Osei Tutu I,"Opemsuo" the founder of Asante Nation.

The site was predicted by Okomfo Anokye to be a healing place for millions of people.

Lo and behold, the site happens to be the exact place where the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital is situated.

One fascinating story about the Sword is that, since it was planted in 1695, countless number of attempts had been made to remove it from the ground but to no avail.

 Manhyia Palace


The Manhyia Palace is the seat of the Asantehene of Asanteman, as well as his official residence. It is located at Kumasi, the capital of the Ashanti Kingdom and Ashanti Region. The first palace is now a palace museum.




 

First Official Car used by Prempeh at the Manhyia palace meseum.