Top Tourist Sites In Ghana And Their Regions

by Kojo Pocu
tourist sites in Ghana and their region

Given the enormous number of tourist attractions, Ghana has to offer, finding the ideal places to visit might be challenging. Since the country is overrun with tourist attractions, segmenting the sites based on where they are located is typically the most incredible way to make your task less onerous. To assist you to decide where to go and what to see if you are interested in a particular location, simply lists the sixteen regions that make up Ghana and the tourist attractions that can be found there. Honestly, its time consuming trying to figure all this out.

In this post, I will list all the top tourist sites in Ghana and their Regions. From some popular destinations to tourist-friendly attractions, there is plenty to satisfy your travel needs.

Tourist Sites In Ghana And Their Regions

Tourist Sites In Ghana And Their Regions

Central Region

I’ll start by telling you about the Central region. The area is arguably Ghana’s most popular historical tourism destination, drawing thousands of visitors each year. It is also recognised for having a large number of prestigious universities and for having an economy that relies heavily on both tourism and an abundance of industrial minerals. You won’t regret adding the Central region to your bucket list if you are currently in Ghana or are planning a trip there. The area is also among Ghana’s greatest travel destinations for those on a tighter budget. Follow my central region guide to help you plan your trip.

Tourist sites in Central Region are:

  • Elmina Castle
  • Cape Coast Castle
  • Kakum National Park
  • Captain’s Place Recreational Centre
  • Komanda Cave
  • Assin Manso Slave River
  • Posuban Shrine
  • Fort St. Jago
  • International Stingless Bee Center
  • Fort William
  • Fete Beach
Tourist Sites In Ghana And Their Regions

Greater Accra Region

This area is regarded as the most urbanised in the nation. Additionally, it serves as Ghana’s administrative capital and is the location of some popular tourist attractions. Even if you are travelling with a tour group, the Greater Accra region is undoubtedly where your trip will begin, and it is important to learn what the capital has to offer. Some of these attractions might be quite stressful or perplexing to view. A guide has been created by to assist you in exploring the Greater Accra region on a budget.

Tourist Sites In Greater Accra Region:

  • Shai Reserve
  • Lakeside Marina Park
  • Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park
  • Efua Sutherland Children’s Park
  • National Museum
  • La Pleasure Beach
  • Coco Beach Resort
  • Ada Paradise Beach
  • Labadi Beach
  • Sandbox Beach Club
  • Bloombar
  • National Theater
  • Independence Square
  • Accra International Conference Center
  • Center for National Culture
  • Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum
  • Osu Castle
  • National Museum of Ghana
  • The fishing port at Jamestown
  • Du Bois Memorial Center for Pan-African Culture
  • George Padmore Research Library on African Affairs
  • Makola Market
tourist sites in Ghana and their regions

Ashanti Region

The Ashanti Region is the third region I’ve listed. This area is well-known for producing significant amounts of cocoa and gold bars. In addition, it is where the “golden stool” is kept. This makes the area one of Ghana’s most popular historical tourist spots. Over the years, the area has welcomed thousands of tourists and seen an increase in tourism. In all honesty, going to Kumasi with a tour guide or group is the best option. However, if you’re travelling alone, check out my guides for renting a car and finding an Airbnb apartment to make your time in the Ashanti region less stressful.

Tourist sites in Ashanti Region are:

  • Bobiri Forest Butterfly Sanctuary
  • Bomfobiri Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Digya National Park
  • Kogyae Strict Nature Reserve
  • Owabi Forest Reserve and Bird Sanctuary
  • Centre for National Culture
  • Rattray Park
  • Komfo Anokye Sword site
  • Manhyia Palace Museum
  • Kumasi Fort and Military Museum
  • The Asante Traditional Buildings
  • Yaa Asantewaa Museum
  • Kejetia Market
  • Patakro shrine
  • Bonwire Kente Village
  • Ahwiaa Woodcarving Village
tourist sites in Ghana and their regions

Volta Region

Fourth, the Volta Region is renowned for its cultural diversity. Recently, the area was separated from the original Volta Region. The Volta Region’s administrative centre is Ho. It is undoubtedly the second-best camping spot after Ghana, so I would advise you to put the area on your bucket list. A trip to the Volta region won’t be awful because you’ll have the chance to discover a fascinating culture and a different way of living. Spend two to three days to aid in your further exploration. Check out my guide, Everything you need to know about Volta Region if you want to read more about the area.

Tourist sites in Volta Region are:

  • Volta Regional Museum
  • Mount Afadja
  • Mount Gemi
  • Tafi Agome Caves
  • Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary
  • Wli Waterfalls
  • Tagbo Falls
  • Akpom Falls and limestone cave Logba Tota
  • Keta Beach
tourist sites in Ghana and their regions

Eastern Region

The Eastern Region is the next region on my list. While the Akosombo dam is the Eastern Region’s most famous landmark, it also has botanical gardens. The Eastern Region has a sizable population, and Koforidua serves as its administrative centre. Some of the most well-known tourist attractions in the nation are also located in this area. Writing a travel guide for the area was challenging. You should go to the Aburi botanical garden because it is quite popular with tourists.

Tourist sites in Eastern Region are:

  • Aburi Botanical Garden
  • Boti Waterfalls
  • Akosombo Dam
  • Shai Hills Resource Reserve
  • Umbrella Rock
  • Atewa Range Forest Reserve
  • The Big Tree at Oda
  • Tetteh Quarshie Cocoa Farm
  • Aburi Botanical Gardens and Palm Trees in Aburi
  • Dodi Island
  • Adomi Bridge
  • Akaa Waterfalls
tourist sites in Ghana and their regions

Western Region

The Western Region of Ghana contains the most rainfall, the greenest hills, and the richest soils. This region, which has a population of roughly 2,060,585, is where Ghana first discovered crude oil in commercial quantities back in June 2007. (2021 census). It serves as a corporate hub and is home to some of the top tourist attractions in the nation. Due to its largest waves, the western part is the finest travel destination for camping and surfing. If you enjoy camping and surfing, go to Busua Beach. These are some top things to do in Western region and follow my guide to help you explore the region.

Tourist sites in Western Region are:

  • Ankobra River
  • The Bia River
  • The Pra River
  • Tano River
  • The village of Nzulezo
  • The Ankasa Protected Area
  • Fort Metal Cross
  • Ahanta Surf School
  • Fort Santo Antonio
  • Takoradi Fishing Harbor
  • Bia National Park
  • Busua Beach
  • Cape Three Points
tourist sites in Ghana and their regions

Western North Region

One of the six new areas Ghana established in 2019 is the Western North Region. In Ghana, the Western North Region also has the most rainfall, the greenest hills, and the richest soils. In the area, there are approximately 928,309 inhabitants (2019 anticipated census). Large-scale production of gold is another notable feature of the area.

Tourist sites in Western North Region are:

  • Several forest reserves serve as tourist attractions
  • Ancient Towns
tourist sites in Ghana and their region

 Bono Region

The Bono Region, which has a population of around 1,208,649, is ranked eighth on my list (2021). Sunyani serves as the administrative centre of Bono. Sunyani is one of the cleanest cities in Ghana and is referred to as the green city of Ghana. It is best to visit the area so you can discover a different way of life. My friend Naa has travelled and explored the region, check out Naa’s guide to help you know more about Bono region.

Tourist sites in Bono Region are:

  • Bui Dam
  • Duasidan Monkey Sanctuary
tourist sites in Ghana and their regions

Bono East Region

Like the rest, the Bono East area was just established in 2019. Techiman serves as the new region’s capital. In 2020, there will be roughly 649,627 people living in the area. Despite being one of the more recent regions, it is home to several tourist attractions that will satisfy your travel preferences. Travelling there is a whole other adventure in and of itself. You’ll feel more connected to nature as a result. Visit the Kintampo waterfalls, then leave a comment to thank me.

Tourist sites In Bono East Region are:

  • Boabeng Fiema Monkey Sanctuary
  • Buoyem Caves and bats colony
  • Kintampo waterfall
  • Kristo Boase Monastery
  • Tano River
  • Nchiraa waterfalls,
  • Tanoboase Sacred Grove and Shrine
  • Digya National Park
  • Fuller falls
tourist sites in Ghana and their regions

Ahafo Region

Another recently established region in Ghana is the Ahafo Region, which has Goaso as its capital. The population of the area is approximately 564,536 (2020). The area is my third favourite in all of Ghana. My three-month stay in Ahafo was novel for me because it gave me the chance to pick up new skills. It stands alone as a nation and a fresh culture.

Tourist Sites in Ahafo Region are:

  • Mim Bour at Mim, Ahafo
  • Mim Lake also in Mim, Ahafo
  • The White-necked Rockfowl conservation at Asumura
  • Okomfo Anokye tree at Sankore
  • Newmont Minning Company
tourist sites in Ghana and their regions

Oti Region

Up until 2018, this area was a part of the Volta Region. It belongs to the group of freshly formed regions as well. There are currently 742,664 people living in the area. One of the best sites to visit in the Oti region is the Kyabobo National Park.

Tourist sites in Oti Region are:

  • Kyabobo National Park
  • Lake Volta
  • Breast Mountain, Chilinga
  • Chaiso Forest Reserve
  • Hanging Village, Shiare
Mole National Park

Savannah Region

The Savannah Region, one of the newest regions created from the Northern Region, is blessed with various attractions that have drawn many visitors up north. I recommend you spend a night or two at the Mole national park to explore more.

Tourist sites in the Savannah Region are:

  • Mole National Park
  • Bui National Park
  • Larabanga Historic Mosque
  • Wechiau Hippo Sanctuary
Saakpoli Slaves wells

 Northern Region

The Northern Region, which gave birth to several recently established regions in Ghana, is one of the country’s historical regions and is home to numerous incomprehensible artefacts. It is advisable to learn more about the locals and their way of life in addition to visiting some of the region’s major attractions. The nation’s most exquisite culture is found in this area.

Tourist sites in the Northern Region are:

  • Naa Gbewaa Palace, Yendi
  • Saakpoli Slaves wells
  • Diarre Napagaduungbanani
  • Naa Binbegu Boabab Tree, Yendi
  • Buntaga Irrigation Dam
  • Sabali (River Oti)
  • Nawuni River (White Volta)

North East Region

One of Ghana’s newest areas, which makes up the initial 10 in the country, is the North East Region. You must be aware of the region’s strong tourism industry. As soon as you arrive in the area, you’ll notice a new style of living. Locals who are willing to teach you new things are friendly. Visit some of these historic settlements.

Tourist sites in North East Region are:

  • Gambaga Escarpment
  • White Volta and Red Volta Rivers
  • Ancient rock art at Gingana, Kpatiritinga, Jilik, and Tusugu
  • NaYiri Palace in Nalerigu
  • NaJeringa historic slave wall in Nalerigu
  • Gravesites of ancient Mamprusi and Mossi kings in Gambaga
  • Zayaa Mosque/Shrine in Wulugu
  • Ancient Koma Figurines in Yikpabongo
  • Buyuori Cave in Yikpabongo

Upper East Region

This is for you if you want to travel to the Upper East Region but are unsure of its tourist attractions. You are taken care of because the Upper East Region has a sizable tourism industry. There are many attractions that require at least one or two nights to fully explore. It is a region where spending is reasonable, so don’t worry about it.

Tourist sites in Upper East Region are:

  • Paga Crocodile Pond
  • Sombo Bat Sanctuary
  • Jafiiri Sacred Royal Python Sanctuary
  • Tongo rocks
  • Bongo Rocks
  • Tono Dam
  • Naa Gbewaa’s shrine
  • Navrongo’s mud-built church
  • Pikworo Slave camp
  • Upper East Regional Museum
  • Sirigu Pottery and Arts Center
  • Bolga market
  • Bolgatanga Craft Village
Wechiau Hippopotamus Sanctuary

Upper West Region

The Upper West Region, which is in Ghana’s northwest, is a spot you shouldn’t miss if you’re just travelling for fun.

Tourist sites in Upper West Region are:

  • The Wechiau Hippopotamus Sanctuary
  • The Black Volta River
  • The Gwollu Wall

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