All Public Holidays in Ghana 2021
- 18 January, 2021
- Tips and Advice
We have all enjoyed the fireworks, countdowns, and some used this holiday season to observe religious traditions and crossover services….
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.