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Experience Ghana, Share Ghana: GTA Visits Six Captivating Tourist Sites to Promote Domestic Tourism

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The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) has launched its ‘Experience Ghana, Share Ghana’ campaign, which aims to encourage domestic tourism in the country and promote popular and lesser-known tourist destinations both locally and internationally. As part of this initiative, the GTA recently visited some of Ghana’s most captivating sites in the Central and Western regions.

One of the most significant places to visit in Ghana is the Cape Coast Castle, a reminder of Ghana’s tumultuous history during the transatlantic slave trade. The castle is a must-see for anyone who wants to learn about Ghanaian history and honor the memories of those who suffered during the slave trade. Exploring the dungeons, governor’s residence, tunnels, and other areas gives visitors a glimpse into the harsh realities of the transatlantic slave trade and highlights the importance of understanding Ghana’s past.

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Elmina Castle is another historical site that visitors must explore. The castle is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is an excellent example of European architecture and craftsmanship that have stood the test of time. Tour guide trainees, like Benjamin Amoah, are eager to share the castle’s history and significance with visitors.

For nature lovers, the Kakum National Park offers a wealth of opportunities to enjoy the beauty of Ghana’s flora and fauna. The park has more than 100 mammal, reptile, and amphibian species, and visitors can enjoy a variety of activities such as the canopy walkway, nature walks, treehouse camping, and butterfly watching. The park also features recreational facilities such as a children’s park and an amusement park where visitors can host small programs.

Ankasa Resource Reserve is another excellent destination for nature lovers. The reserve is easily accessible by road and is an ideal destination for birdwatchers, nature enthusiasts, and anyone who wants to experience Ghana’s rich biodiversity. Visitors can explore the beauty of Ghana’s nature and unique wildlife through various activities.

In addition to these natural and historical sites, visitors can also explore unique communities like Nzulezu. The village is famous for its distinct architecture, with houses built on stilts above the water. It also has its own school, church, and clinic, and residents rely on the lake for transportation, food, and water.

Finally, visitors can explore the Bisa Abrewa Museum, a private Pan-African Museum that showcases the rich history and culture of Africa and Africans in the diaspora. The museum features over 200 artifacts, including statues, art, pictures, and vessels made of gold, bronze, and brass, some of which are 400 years old.

For the most part, exploring these captivating sites provides visitors with an opportunity to learn about Ghana’s history, culture, and biodiversity. The ‘Experience Ghana, Share Ghana’ campaign provides an excellent opportunity for Ghanaians to discover the beauty and uniqueness of their country while promoting domestic tourism.

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