Mole National Park
With its swathes of saffron-coloured savannah, Mole National Park offers what must surely be the cheapest safaris in Africa. There are at least 300 species of bird and 94 species of mammal, including African elephants, kob antelopes, buffalos, baboons and warthogs. The park organises walking and driving safaris.
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.
Akwidaa & Cape Three Points
Akwidaa's unique selling point is its long, pristine white sandy beach, by far one of the best in Ghana. The village itself isn't as interesting as other settlements on the coast but you can explore cocoa plantations and forests, organise canoe trips or visit the windswept Cape Three Points, Ghana's most southern point.
Kakum National Park
An easy day trip from Cape Coast, Kakum National Park is home to over 300 species of bird, 600 species of butterfly and 40 mammal species – on paper, that is. In practice, you'll be lucky if you see a monkey. The park is famous for its canopy walk (adult/student C30/15), a series of viewing platforms linked by a string of bouncy suspension bridges 30m above ground.
With a depth of 86m, Lake Bosumtwe (also spelled Bosumtwi) is a crater lake that was formed from the impact of a huge meteorite. The lake is hugged by lush green hills in which you can hike, cycle and ride horses. Local hotels are your best bet to organise excursions. The Green Ranch offers horse-riding (per hour C30).