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An Exciting Account of Travelling in Ghana

An Exciting Account of Travelling in Ghana

Art? Well, what better place than Ghana! Ghana becomes the fifth international travel destination and the fifth part of this travel series!

Ghana – April 2015
Age: 12 Years

Point 1: Accra

Accra Ghana

Being just an hour’s flight from Lagos, Nigeria – Accra was an easy reach. At Accra, we stayed at the Labadi Beach Hotel – which is super splendid ranging from it amazing pool to scrumptious cuisine! This capital city itself is full of character and radiates friendliness.

A must visit in Accra is the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum and memorial park, one of Africa’s celebrated places. The memorial complex was dedicated in 1992, and is situated on the site of the former British colonial polo grounds in Accra. Now, it’s got an amazing garden and a great museum to visit!

Although, if you’re looking for a good explanation of the ethnographic diversity of modern-day Ghana, the National Museum of Ghana is the perfect fit. There is a wide variety of exhibits dedicated to the Atlantic slave-trade.

Here’s a tip as well – visit the Jamestown Lighthouse. One of the less popular sites of Ghana is this beautiful lighthouse. Although the climb up the lighthouse through the ancient, round staircase wasn’t particularly splendid but the panoramic view was great!

Point 2: Ghana Kakum National Park

Ghana Kakum National Park

This National Park has a string of viewing platforms that are linked by safe and bouncy suspension bridges roughly 30 metres above the park floor. There you’ll find 40 mammal species, 300 bird species, and over 600 butterfly species. There is no other hanging canopy in Africa comparable to Kakum’s. There is although quit a walk up to the canopy, so bear that in mind!

Point 3: Elmina Castle

Elmina Castle

Built in the 15th century by the Portuguese, over the centuries it’s been controlled by the Dutch and the British and primarily served the Caribbean and Brazil slave routes. You can see the luxury accommodations up top, where the Europeans stayed and then visit the dungeons below where one cell held up to 200 people.

The castle was originally a trading post for the countries gold, ivory and timber, this later developed into a point on the infamous slave triangle transporting human cargo to America and the Caribbean, raw materials such as cotton and rubber to Britain and manufactured goods such as clothing and weaponry back to the West Coast of Africa.

The entire place is chilling – from The Point of No Return (in the picture) to the shackles with which 500 female slaves were tied to and crammed in the castle’s dank, poorly ventilated dungeons, with no space to lie down and very little light. Without water or sanitation, the floor of the dungeon was littered with human waste and many captives fell seriously ill. 

Trip Rating:

Best Moment:

Definitely Elmina Castle – it was chilling!

P.S: All picture credits goes to my father!


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The entire place is chilling – from The Point of No Return (in the picture) to the shackles with which 500 female slaves were tied to and crammed in the castle’s dank, poorly ventilated dungeons, with Ghana space to lie down and very little light. Without water or sanitation, the floor of the dungeon was littered with human waste Ghana many captives fell seriously ill. dungeons, with no space to Ghana down and very little light. Without water or sanitation, the floor of the dungeon was littered with human waste and many captives fell seriously ill. 

The entire place is chilling – from The Point of No Return (in the picture) to the shackles with which 500 female slaves were tied to and crammed in the castle’s dank, poorly ventilated dungeons, with Ghana space to lie down and very little light. Without water or sanitation, the floor of the dungeon was littered with human waste Ghana many captives fell seriously ill. dungeons, with no space to Ghana down and very little light. Without water or sanitation, the floor of the dungeon was littered with human waste and many captives fell seriously ill. 

The entire place is chilling – from The Point of No Return (in the picture) to the shackles with which 500 female slaves were tied to and crammed in the castle’s dank, poorly ventilated dungeons, with Ghana space to lie down and very little light. Without water or sanitation, the floor of the dungeon was littered with human waste Ghana many captives fell seriously ill. dungeons, with no space to Ghana down and very little light. Without water or sanitation, the floor of the dungeon was littered with human waste and many captives fell seriously ill. 

The entire place is chilling – from The Point of No Return (in the picture) to the shackles with which 500 female slaves were tied to and crammed in the castle’s dank, poorly ventilated dungeons, with Ghana space to lie down and very little light. Without water or sanitation, the floor of the dungeon was littered with human waste Ghana many captives fell seriously ill. dungeons, with no space to Ghana down and very little light. Without water or sanitation, the floor of the dungeon was littered with human waste and many captives fell seriously ill. 

The entire place is chilling – from The Point of No Return (in the picture) to the shackles with which 500 female slaves were tied to and crammed in the castle’s dank, poorly ventilated dungeons, with Ghana space to lie down and very little light. Without water or sanitation, the floor of the dungeon was littered with human waste Ghana many captives fell seriously ill. dungeons, with no space to Ghana down and very little light. Without water or sanitation, the floor of the dungeon was littered with human waste and many captives fell seriously ill. 

The entire place is chilling – from The Point of No Return (in the picture) to the shackles with which 500 female slaves were tied to and crammed in the castle’s dank, poorly ventilated dungeons, with Ghana space to lie down and very little light. Without water or sanitation, the floor of the dungeon was littered with human waste Ghana many captives fell seriously ill. dungeons, with no space to Ghana down and very little light. Without water or sanitation, the floor of the dungeon was littered with human waste and many captives fell seriously ill. 

The entire place is chilling – from The Point of No Return (in the picture) to the shackles with which 500 female slaves were tied to and crammed in the castle’s dank, poorly ventilated dungeons, with Ghana space to lie down and very little light. Without water or sanitation, the floor of the dungeon was littered with human waste Ghana many captives fell seriously ill. dungeons, with no space to Ghana down and very little light. Without water or sanitation, the floor of the dungeon was littered with human waste and many captives fell seriously ill. 

The entire place is chilling – from The Point of No Return (in the picture) to the shackles with which 500 female slaves were tied to and crammed in the castle’s dank, poorly ventilated dungeons, with Ghana space to lie down and very little light. Without water or sanitation, the floor of the dungeon was littered with human waste Ghana many captives fell seriously ill. dungeons, with no space to Ghana down and very little light. Without water or sanitation, the floor of the dungeon was littered with human waste and many captives fell seriously ill. 

The entire place is chilling – from The Point of No Return (in the picture) to the shackles with which 500 female slaves were tied to and crammed in the castle’s dank, poorly ventilated dungeons, with Ghana space to lie down and very little light. Without water or sanitation, the floor of the dungeon was littered with human waste Ghana many captives fell seriously ill. dungeons, with no space to Ghana down and very little light. Without water or sanitation, the floor of the dungeon was littered with human waste and many captives fell seriously ill. 

The entire place is chilling – from The Point of No Return (in the picture) to the shackles with which 500 female slaves were tied to and crammed in the castle’s dank, poorly ventilated dungeons, with Ghana space to lie down and very little light. Without water or sanitation, the floor of the dungeon was littered with human waste Ghana many captives fell seriously ill. dungeons, with no space to Ghana down and very little light. Without water or sanitation, the floor of the dungeon was littered with human waste and many captives fell seriously ill. 

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The entire place is chilling – from The Point of No Return (in the picture) to the shackles with which 500 female slaves were tied to and crammed in the castle’s dank, poorly ventilated dungeons, with Ghana space to lie down and very little light. Without water or sanitation, the floor of the dungeon was littered with human waste Ghana many captives fell seriously ill. dungeons, with no space to Ghana down and very little light. Without water or sanitation, the floor of the dungeon was littered with human waste and many captives fell seriously ill. 

The entire place is chilling – from The Point of No Return (in the picture) to the shackles with which 500 female slaves were tied to and crammed in the castle’s dank, poorly ventilated dungeons, with Ghana space to lie down and very little light. Without water or sanitation, the floor of the dungeon was littered with human waste Ghana many captives fell seriously ill. dungeons, with no space to Ghana down and very little light. Without water or sanitation, the floor of the dungeon was littered with human waste and many captives fell seriously ill. 

The entire place is chilling – from The Point of No Return (in the picture) to the shackles with which 500 female slaves were tied to and crammed in the castle’s dank, poorly ventilated dungeons, with Ghana space to lie down and very little light. Without water or sanitation, the floor of the dungeon was littered with human waste Ghana many captives fell seriously ill. dungeons, with no space to Ghana down and very little light. Without water or sanitation, the floor of the dungeon was littered with human waste and many captives fell seriously ill. 

The entire place is chilling – from The Point of No Return (in the picture) to the shackles with which 500 female slaves were tied to and crammed in the castle’s dank, poorly ventilated dungeons, with Ghana space to lie down and very little light. Without water or sanitation, the floor of the dungeon was littered with human waste Ghana many captives fell seriously ill. dungeons, with no space to Ghana down and very little light. Without water or sanitation, the floor of the dungeon was littered with human waste and many captives fell seriously ill. 

The entire place is chilling – from The Point of No Return (in the picture) to the shackles with which 500 female slaves were tied to and crammed in the castle’s dank, poorly ventilated dungeons, with Ghana space to lie down and very little light. Without water or sanitation, the floor of the dungeon was littered with human waste Ghana many captives fell seriously ill. dungeons, with no space to Ghana down and very little light. Without water or sanitation, the floor of the dungeon was littered with human waste and many captives fell seriously ill. 

The entire place is chilling – from The Point of No Return (in the picture) to the shackles with which 500 female slaves were tied to and crammed in the castle’s dank, poorly ventilated dungeons, with no space to lie down and very little light. Without water or sanitation, the floor of the dungeon was littered with human waste and many captives fell seriously ill.  dungeons, with no space to lie down and very little light. Without water or sanitation, the floor of the dungeon was littered with human waste and many captives fell seriously ill. 

The entire place is chilling – from The Point of No Return (in the picture) to the shackles with which 500 female slaves were tied to and crammed in the castle’s dank, poorly ventilated dungeons, with no space to lie down and very little light. Without water or sanitation, the floor of the dungeon was littered with human waste and many captives fell seriously ill.  dungeons, with no space to lie down and very little light. Without water or sanitation, the floor of the dungeon was littered with human waste and many captives fell seriously ill. 

The entire place is chilling – from The Point of No Return (in the picture) to the shackles with which 500 female slaves were tied to and crammed in the castle’s dank, poorly ventilated dungeons, with no space to lie down and very little light. Without water or sanitation, the floor of the dungeon was littered with human waste and many captives fell seriously ill.  dungeons, with no space to lie down and very little light. Without water or sanitation, the floor of the dungeon was littered with human waste and many captives fell seriously ill. 

The entire place is chilling – from The Point of No Return (in the picture) to the shackles with which 500 female slaves were tied to and crammed in the castle’s dank, poorly ventilated dungeons, with no space to lie down and very little light. Without water or sanitation, the floor of the dungeon was littered with human waste and many captives fell seriously ill.  dungeons, with no space to lie down and very little light. Without water or sanitation, the floor of the dungeon was littered with human waste and many captives fell seriously ill. 

The entire place is chilling – from The Point of No Return (in the picture) to the shackles with which 500 female slaves were tied to and crammed in the castle’s dank, poorly ventilated dungeons, with no space to lie down and very little light. Without water or sanitation, the floor of the dungeon was littered with human waste and many captives fell seriously ill.  dungeons, with no space to lie down and very little light. Without water or sanitation, the floor of the dungeon was littered with human waste and many captives fell seriously ill. 

The entire place is chilling – from The Point of No Return (in the picture) to the shackles with which 500 female slaves were tied to and crammed in the castle’s dank, poorly ventilated dungeons, with no space to lie down and very little light. Without water or sanitation, the floor of the dungeon was littered with human waste and many captives fell seriously ill.  dungeons, with no space to lie down and very little light. Without water or sanitation, the floor of the dungeon was littered with human waste and many captives fell seriously ill. 

The entire place is chilling – from The Point of No Return (in the picture) to the shackles with which 500 female slaves were tied to and crammed in the castle’s dank, poorly ventilated dungeons, with no space to lie down and very little light. Without water or sanitation, the floor of the dungeon was littered with human waste and many captives fell seriously ill.  dungeons, with no space to lie down and very little light. Without water or sanitation, the floor of the dungeon was littered with human waste and many captives fell seriously ill. 

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