Ghana is often referred to as “Africa for beginners,” and it’s easy to see why. Those who visit this friendly and safe country will find idyllic beaches, lively cities, exotic wildlife, classic safaris and a rich culture and history.
Expedia is your gateway to cheap travel. If you want to stretch your budget, start by bundling your hotel and flights into a Ghana Vacation Package. There are 1688 hotels starting at $85 a night to choose from here. You’ll score excellent discounts just for combining your bookings. Not only that, you can add a rental car and activities to your package. With the money you save, book a tour of Mole National Park, Ghana's largest wildlife refuge.
Day 1-2: Fly into Kotoka International Airport in Accra and get ready to explore Ghana’s lively coastal capital. Don’t miss top sights like Makola Market, Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park and Labadi Beach. An excellent nightlife will keep you busy after dark.
Day 3-4: Pick up your rental car and drive southwest for about four hours to Kakum National Park. Keep your eyes peeled for elephants and buffaloes in this tropical rainforest. Stroll the suspended Canopy Walkway and immerse yourself in nature.
Day 5-6: Continue north to Kumasi to learn about the culture and religion of the Ashanti people. Check out the Manhyia Palace Museum you might be lucky enough to see the Ashanti king if you time it right. Explore Lake Bosumtwi, the only natural lake in Ghana, while you’re here.
For something different, time your visit with Homowo, a harvest festival celebrated in the greater Accra region. The festival starts in May with the sowing of the crops and ends with the August harvest, where festivities include feasting, parades and partying.
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