PANAFEST Celebration

PANAFEST was mooted by the late Efua Sutherland in the mid-1980s as a cultural vehicle for bringing Africans on the continent and in the diaspora together around the issues raised by slavery the remain...

Kakum National Park

 Kakum National Park Located on Dunkwa Road, 33km north of Cape Coast Available hotel: Hans Cottage Hotel Kakum National Park is habitat to plant and animal treasures of the African tropical forest and is...

Paga Crocodile Pond

 Paga Crocodile Pond Paga Crocodile Pond is a sacred pond in Paga in the Upper East Region of Ghana, which is inhabited by West African crocodiles with some up to 90 years old. Due...

Mole National Park

Mole National Park is Ghana’s largest wildlife refuge. The park is located in northwest Ghana on grassland savanna and riparian ecosystems at an elevation of 150 m, with sharp escarpment forming the southern boundary...

Ancient Mosques of the Northern Region

HISTORY Most of the communities of the regions of Northern Ghana, especially the Northern Region, are Muslim. Islam, which first entered Africa through Egypt in the 10th Century AD, progressed from Egypt towards the...

Nzulezu “Stilt Village”

The settlement of Nzulezu, the “Village on water”, is located 90 kilometres west of Takoradi in the Jomoro District of the Western Region of Ghana. Nzulezu is a Nzema word which refers to “surface...

Cape Coast Castle

Cape Coast Castle is one of about forty “slave castles”, or large commercial forts, built on the Gold Coast of West Africa (now Ghana) by European traders. It was originally built by the Swedes...

Ussher Fort

Ussher Fort is a fort in Accra, Ghana. It was built by the Dutch in 1649 as Fort Crèvecœur, and is a day’s march from Elmina and to the east of Accra on a...

Asante Empire

Asante Empire

Ashanti Empire The Ashanti Empire (also spelled Asante) was an Akan empire and kingdom in what is now modern-day Ghana from 1670 to 1957. The Ashanti Empire expanded from Ashanti to include the Brong-Ahafo...

Kumasi

Kumasi

Kumasi Kumasi (historically spelled Comassie or Coomassie and usually spelled Kumase in Twi) is a city in Ashanti Region, and is among the largest metropolitan areas in Ghana. Kumasi is near Lake Bosomtwe, in...

Kente cloth

Kente cloth, known as nwentom in Akan, is a type of silk and cotton fabric made of interwoven cloth strips and is native to the Akan ethnic group of South Ghana.

Butterfly Sanctuary

Bobiri Butterfly Sanctuary Bobiri Forest Reserve and Butterfly Sanctuary is an ecotourism center in Ghana and the only butterfly sanctuary in West Africa. It has about 400 species of butterflies. It is located on...