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FUN FACTS ABOUT GHANA!

  • Language – English is spoken the most, along with over 46 different African dialects, including the most common being Twi.
  • Capital city – Accra.
  • Ghana became the first country of Africa to gain its independence in 1957.
  • Volta Lake is the biggest artificial lake in the world. It is located in the Volta region Of Ghana and can be seen from space.
  • 2017 – Ranked as Africa’s most peaceful country by the Global Peace Index.
  • Gold Coast – The Ghana Empire was built gold.
  • The name Ghana means “warrior king”. It originates from the Ghana Empire.
  • Wide variety of national parks, including the Kakum National park, which is known for its stunning walkway in the treetops.
  • 2017 – Ghana has a space program and launched a satellite, GhanaSat-1.
  • Cocoa beans – Ghana is the second largest producer of them in the world.
  • Kwame Nkrumah was Ghana’s first president and prime minister after Independence in 1957, and he helped set up the OAU to bring together all African countries to fight against colonism. He was the first African president to speak at the United Nations in New York.
  • Famous dishes – Jollof rice, roast chicken and salad.
  • Ghana education – Begins at 6 and ends at 18.
  • The University of Science and Technology is named after Kwame Nkrumah.

EXPLORE GHANA!

Kakum park. It is the habitat of many endangered mammals such as bongo antelopes. It also has amazing treetop views from the canopy walkway that you can take a walk across, and the hundreds of butterfly species give an added sense of beauty to the park.

Sandbox Beach Bar.  This bar is known for its calming vibes, as guests oversee the stunning Labadi beach and enjoy the delicious cuisine and live music. It truly is the best spot to be after a long day out exploring!

Boti Falls.  The beautiful waterfalls are a must-see! Enjoy the relaxing environment and give your toes a dip into the fresh spring water.

Sacred crocodile ponds of Paga.  It is located in the Upper East Region of Ghana and inhabitated by many surprisingly friendly crocodiles and due to their warm nature they’ve become popular around tourists!

Bojo beach. Enjoy your time here at this beautiful beach, and even take the time to soak up the sunset or sunrise in the lovely warm weather.

Black Star Square.  Ghana’s Independence Day celebrations, as well as other important gatherings, take place here.

Cape coast castle. European traders built on the Gold Coast of West Africa, to trade gold and timber, but this soon was used in the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

Makola Market.   Accra’s largest market, and is filled with many unique finds, such as Kenta cloths.

Manhyia Palace. The palace is now a museum opened by Otumfuo Opoku Ware II in 1995, and is located in the capital of the Ashanti Kingdom (Ashanti region).

Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park and MausoleumIt is dedicated to Kwame Nkrumah, the country’s first prime minister and president.

Centre for National Culture This market is a lot smaller than Makola market, but it is home to many pieces of traditional jewellery.