Merry Christmas in Advance! Christmas is just around the corner and you wondering what to do with your family or alone. There are so many things to do in Ghana this Christmas. You can plan a vacation, it’s not too late to experience Christmas away from home. There is more to Christmas in Ghana than giving wishes on social media and cooking some special Xmas meals or even going to church. There are countless events you can attend and many places you can visit this Christmas.
If you’re based in Ghana or planning to celebrate Christmas here, Mrpocu.xyz has complied with 10 things to do in Ghana this Christmas. Keep reading below to see all the great things to do, and let us know in the comments how you’re going to celebrate this Christmas.
1.Visit Akosombo & go Fishing
Akosombo is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Ghana. It’s a town for many experiences and one of the most popular activities is to go fishing in one of the town rivers. If you’re planning to visit Akosombo this Christmas, the Aylos bay is the best fishing river in Akosombo. Aylos bay is where visitors can throw a line catch a fish. Aside from fishing at Aylos bay, you can enjoy the bay lunch at the bay. Visitors should visit the bay around the day-time before its 4 pm, as withy most tropical rivers mosquitoes will emerge after 4 pm.
2.Visit Cape Coast Castle
If you haven’t had a chance to visit the Cape Coast Castle in your life-time, this Christmas is the right time to visit. Visit Ghana’s famous castle and learn more about our slavery history. Visit the preserved dungeon and holding room – though they can make you cry and finish with the door of no return. There are other tourist sites you would like to explore at Cape Coast.
3.Treat yourself at the Holy Trinity Spa
When last did you treat yourself at a spa? I couldn’t get your answer but I feel you need it. This Christmas is the right time to treat yourself at a spa and I recommend Holy Trinity spa. It must be in the ‘’thing to do in Ghana this Christmas’’ bucket list. The spa is situated in a quiet, beautiful natural surrounding spreading along Ghana’s biggest river – the Volta River. That is another fun bonus for your Christmas package, a chance to treat yourself and see Ghana’s largest river.
4.Canopy walk at Kakum National Part
This Tropical rainforest is located in the Central Region. It covers 375 square kilometers (around 144.8 square miles) of lush. It is said to be the longest canopy walk in Ghana. Divers species of monkeys can be seen as well as endangered antelopes and many rare birds. This can be a great adventure for you and your family to experience.
5.Wli Waterfalls & Mount Afadjato
Wli waterfalls and Mount Afadjato are tourist sites Ghana can boast of. Wli is said to be the highest waterfall in West Africa and Mount Afadjato is the tallest mountain in Ghana. The waterfall is most impressive from April and more challenging is the hike to the upper falls. I won’t advise you to hike to the upper falls if you are scared of height, but if you want some adventure then go for it. There is always a tour guide to help you.
6.Visit Kumasi Rattray Park with your Kids
Rattray park is the best place for your kids this Christmas. It has to be on the “things to do in Ghana this Christmas’’ bucket list. Rattray Park is the largest and ultra-modern amusement park in Ghana. There is also a poolside you can enjoy, if your kids are already having fun on their own.
7.Shop at the Kejetia Market
Have you ever seen an alien mother-ship is those movies? Yes, that is how the Kejetia market looks like from a drone view. It is the largest open-air market in West Africa. You can shop for all your Christmas gifts and all Xmas package at the Kejetia market. If it’s your first time, then go with a tour guide or someone who has visited the place before. You can get lost your first time.
8.Canoe ride at Lake Bosomtwe
Jump into a canoe on one of the six meteoritic lakes in the world. Lake Bosomtwe is the only natural lake in Ghana. Spend some Christmas time at the lake and enjoy canoe riding with a local fisherman.
9.Feel the crowd at Labadi Beach
Labadi beach os the most active beach in Ghana every Christmas. Visit the beach this Christmas and enjoy the crowd and some entertainment. During Christmas, they host some of Ghana’s top events and major entertainment shows at the beach. Enjoy some swimming this Xmas and get the chance to see some of Ghana’s top artists performing some of their hit songs.
10.Take in some party heat at Skybar
The bar hosts the No 1 rooftop party in Accra. Enjoy your Christmas at Skybar with jamming music and some affordable drinks. Remember not to drink and drive.