Here are the five most visited tourist sites in Accra, in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. These picks come from reviews.
The Greater Accra Region of Ghana is the capital city of the country and as such has been the custodian of some of the most beautiful places and events in the country.
In this article, trendsmaniac.com brings to your attention the most visited places in the country’s capital.
Five Most Visited Tourist Sites In The Greater Accra Region
1. Jamestown Lighthouse
One of the indigenous places you should consider in your decision to travel to Accra, Ghana is Jamestown. The community gradually got Incorporated into Accra after it emerged in the 17th century. There are many historical places to feast one’s eyes on. Most loved is the Lighthouse. It even boasts of having a fishing harbor.
2. Osu Castle
The history of Ghana cannot be complete without mentioning the existence of the very forts and castles that the colonial masters put up.
It was built by the Danes in 1659 and is still open to visitors today. However, because of what it used to be, photographs of the interior are prohibited. So if you really want to see what is in it, you have to be there yourself. This used to be the Seat of Government until 2013 before the seat was moved to Flagstaff House.
3. Independence Square
Do you wonder where the independence of Ghana was declared? Well, worry no more as we are here to tell you just what you want to hear.
This place is a wide expanse of land. Its importance in history was stamped as being the place where the independence of the country was first declared. The Eternal Flame of African Liberation was lit here by the first president of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah, and the flame still flickers today.
4. Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum
The role of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah in the independence struggle of Ghana cannot be under-emphasized in history.
Decorated with beautiful gardens, fountains, and flowerbeds, this place is surely a nice place to relax and unwind. The park was built in memory of the first president of the country.
The stories of his campaign for independence are also made known to all in this same museum.
5. Shai Hills Resource Reserve
The wildlife center sits at the edges of Accra itself, but it is yet the most easily accessible wildlife center in Ghana. The 48km² reserve has 5 hills in it, hence the name. It boasts of about 31 different mammals, 13 reptiles, and 17 birds species, waiting to be gazed at and marveled at. Of the many mammals that these reserve houses are the baboon troops.