History

Cape Coast Castle Tour this well-preserved slave fort for a haunting reminder of Ghana's role in the brutal transatlantic trade.

St George's Castle This Medieval castle and former slave fort was the first European building constructed in West Africa.

National Museum Exhibitions detail Ghana's cultural and archeological history.

Manhyia Palace Museum A small but fascinating set-up telling the story of the Ashanti kings.

Beaches

Bojo Beach Nearby Accra, the white sands and chilled atmosphere are the perfect antidote to city life.

Axim Powder-soft sands, hidden bays, forest hikes and some of the best resorts in Ghana.

Akwidaa & Cape Three Points Sweeping beaches; trips through plantations and mangroves; and, in season, turtles nesting in the sand.

Busua Learn to ride the waves with a surf school, or simply enjoy the windswept beach views.

Nature

Mole National Park Explore saffron savannah and deep green forest in search of elephant, buffalo and waterbuck.

Kakum National Park The 30m-high rope bridge will make you feel as if you're lost in the treetops.

Wli Falls Pass sweeping hills, dark forests and cool, clear streams to reach Ghana's highest falls.

Wechiau Hippo Sanctuary River safaris, birdwatching and nature walks, with all activities run by the friendly, traditional village.

Culture

Adanwomase Hands-on tours of the kente production process are offered by the friendly village community centre.

Nima Tours Fun and informative tours offering a behind-the-scenes look at one of Accra's poorest neighbourhoods.

Global Mamas Excellent courses in cooking Ghanaian food, making batik, drumming or dancing run and managed by local women.

Kejetia Market Chaotic, bewildering and exhilarating: a visit to West Africa's largest market is a must-see when in Kumasi.