Top 10 Christmas Getaways in Ghana

Wli Waterfalls Christmas getaway

Spending Christmas away from home can be a fun-filled moment.

Christmas is fast approaching and everyone is looking forward to days spent with family and friends. For most people, it is a time to spend at home and bask in love while recounting the stories that occurred during the year. For others, it is the opportunity to get out with family and discover the many hidden treasures of Ghana. Below are the top ten places to visit this yuletide in Ghana.

1. Paga Crocodile Pond

Paga Crocodiel Pond

Located in the Upper East Region, Paga Crocodile Pond is considered a sacred sanctuary bt indigenes of the area. Legend has it that the crocodiles are the reincarnated bodies of the ancestors of Paga. Unlike other places where crocodiles are feared, the people of Paga rather revere these creatures and coexist with them peacefully. It is not uncommon to sit on the back of a crocodile for a photoshoot for instance and this has further enhanced the profile of this sensational tourist site.

 

2. Lake Bosomtwi

Lake Bosomtwe Christmas Getaway
Lake Bosomtwe | © Sarah Begum for Geographical

Being one of the most popular hangouts in the Ashanti Region, Lake Bosomtwi serves its guests with fun aplenty. Lake Bosomtwi was formed when a meteor impacted in the area. With the envious status of the biggest natural lake in Ghana, Lake Bosomtwi will give you that aesthetic mood of a beach alongside its cool and calm waters that splash against your skin.

 

3. Wli Waterfalls

Wli Waterfalls Christmas getaway
Thousands of bats fly overhead near the Wli Waterfalls in the Volta Region of Ghana. Photo by Michael Alexander Jarosz for Verge Magazine

Water bodies are an abundant resource in Ghana, especially the Volta Region. The Waterfalls located in Wli is an exquisite sight to behold. The amazing part is that you can also take a swim to cool off, albeit, under the strictest sense of circumspect. Christmas under the Wli Waterfalls is bound to give you a special shower of blessings.

 

4. Aburi Botanical Gardens

Aburi Botanical Gardens
Aburi Botanical Gardens © Metteliva Henningsen

One of the most beautiful gardens in Africa, the Aburi Gardens has served tourists from far and near with memories that continue to live long with them. Situated on the hilly countryside of Aburi in the Eastern Region, The Aburi Gardens overlooks the plains of Accra and is a perfect spot to spend some picnic time.

 

5. Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary

Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary
© Want Expeditions

Are you a lover of animals, especially primates? The Buabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary is the perfect place to spend Christmas with your family this season. This sanctuary has been well preserved by indigenes of Boabeng and Fiema who revere the monkeys to the extent of having a cemetery to give them a befitting burial. Locals in this area thus ensure their protection and it would not be surprising to find you making new friends with a species of a different kind.

6. Mole National Park

The Mole National Park is Ghana’s largest and oldest wildlife reserves in the country. Being the pride of the Northern Region, the game reserve is home to about 93 mammal species, including elephants, monkeys and buffaloes. The most predominant animals are the majestic elephants whose size may deceive you into thinking it of as an aggressive beast. These ‘gentle giants’ however are one of the most peaceful creatures on earth and makes this destination a great hangout for you and your family.

7. Wusin Mushroom Rocks

Wusin Mushroom Rocks
Wusin Mushroom Rocks | © morelifeml

Ghana is a country that never ceases to amaze and Wulin Mushroom Rocks is one example that lends further credence to this. Sited in the Upper West Region, the area is covered by Savannah vegetation and mushroom looking rocks. These rocks are numerous and can serve as a resting place during your tour.

8. Busua Beach

The famous adage, ‘the best is from the West’ may not be too far from the truth considering the variety of resources available in the Western Region. Christmas is certainly a time many Ghanaians like to splash in the sea and Busua Beach is one excellent spot.

9. Hans Cottage

The amazing scenery makes this hangout a great place to be. With a swimming pool and a beach right next to it, Hans Cottage will serve you with a variety of tastes to make your Christmas an excitingly unforgettable experience.

10. Coco Beach

Another great coastal hangout, Coco Beach is one of Accra’s hottest beaches around. Overlooking the beach is the amazing Ramada Resort that will equally entertain and refreshing you during the yuletide.

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  • Christmas Celebration: The Ghanaian Style – meqasa blog
    12 December, 2018 10:14

    […] are acrobatic displays and dances and people just love to be on the sandy shores. There are other interesting places to visit but most Ghanaians love to spend time with family and friends on the sandy […]

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