Western Region is undoubtedly one of Ghana’s most intriguing and best destination for couples or family to spend their vacation.

Many people don’t have an active social life especially when its getting to Christmas. They are saving all their money for the family gathering, but you may want to rethink that idea.
The western region can boost of many tourist and historic sites. Leisure time at the beach is all you need to relax and make sweet memories.

VILLAGE ON STILTS- NZULEZU

The beautiful village of Nzulezu,  located roughly 90 kilometers west of Takoradi, in the Jomoro District of the Western Region of Ghana is the best place to spend the weekend with your partner or family.
The houses are built on stilts, and traditional village life adapts to the watery conditions.
The excursion from Beyin involves a walk through the reeds at the lake’s edge and a trip in a dugout canoe to the village.

Nzulezu a village on stilt in the western region

DR. KWAME NKRUMAH’S GRAVE

Kwame Nkrumah (21 September 1909 – 27 April 1972) was the first prime minister and president of Ghana. The original grave of Dr. Nkrumah and now buried in the mosoleum in Accra can be found at Nkroful, 83 km west of Takoradi.

Dr. Kwame Nkrumah’s original tomb stone

ANKASA RESERVE

The Ankasa Conservation Area is an area in southwestern Ghana, in Ghana’s Western Region, about 365 kilometers west of Accra near the border with Côte d’Ivoire. It incorporates the Nini Suhien National Park and the Ankasa Resource Reserve.  Animal life includes the elephant, bongo, chimpanzee, Diana monkey, and 263 species of birds.
The park includes basic camping facilities with shelters, toilets, and running water along with many facilities for sitting down and having a chat.

Entrance of Ankasa Reserve

AKATEKI CROCODILE POND

30km west of Takoradi, the local fetish priest entices the crocodiles from the water with a live chicken. Bring a bottle of schnapps for the libation. Visitors are welcome every day except Wednesday, a sacred day.

A tourist daring to touch the crocodile in Akatekyi

BEACHES OF WESTERN REGION

The western region is noted for its beautiful and neat beaches which are  the number one tourist attraction of the western region. Here are a list of some attractive beaches.

  • Busua Pleasure Beach – only 5km from fort metal cross
  • Sports Club Beach – behind the Atlantic hotel in Takoradi
  • Ajua Beach – just 200metres from Dadowa lagoon
  • Princess Town Beach – off the Takoradi/Elubo highway
  • Mimia Beach – a secluded beach with rocky cave perfect for picnics

Beautiful sight of a beach in western region

 

 

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