Once the capital of the rich and powerful Ashanti kingdom, Ghana's second city is still dripping with Ashanti traditions. Its heart, the huge Kejetia market, throbs like a traditional talking drum and its wares spill into the city so that no matter where you are in Kumasi, it sometimes feels like one enormous marketplace.
Kumasi has some interesting sights but the city's constant traffic congestion can be oppressive. Consider staying at Lake Bosumtwe, a gorgeous spot just one hour from Kumasi, and visiting Kumasi as a day trip.
If you're coming from Accra or Tamale, you might feel a pleasant drop in temperature.
Kumasi destination guides
Accra to Freetown
Encounter mountains, beaches and mud roads on this epic West African adventure. Explore Ghana's buzzing capital Accra, walk among tree canopies in Kakum National Park and travel along the stunning Altantic coast to the beaches of Elmina.
Kejetia Market Walking Tour in Kumasi
Explore Kejetia Market, West Africa’s largest open-air market, with a guide on a 4-hour walking tour! From local food delicacies to arts and crafts, live animals, jewelry and even voodoo remedies, Kejetia sells almost every imaginable item.