5 Places You Must Visit in Ghana

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If you’ve had the privilege of visiting Ghana a few times or more, then there’s a high chance you must have visited all of these places. If you’ve missed out on any of them, you may need to take another trip to the Gold Coast. This article isn’t based on intense research and online assumptions. On the contrary, it’s a firsthand write up on my personal experience when I visited Ghana in July. It was a two-week trip and I was working remotely at the same time so I wasn’t able to visit too many places. However, here’s a list of some of the amazing places I visited backed up with a thousand and one reasons why you should visit them when next you’re in Ghana too.

1. War Games Paintball

Ever gone paintballing? Yes? No? Maybe? Well, I’ll tell you what it is anyway. Paintballing is a shooting sport in which the players try to eliminate each other by hitting with paintballs (spherical dye-filled gelatin capsules that break upon impact). So calm down, nobody is dying here. I went paintballing for the first time ever while I was in Ghana and boy! who knew shooting people could be so much fun! I’ll do this a few more times and then I may just decide to join the army. War Games Paintball, Burma camp was the venue and not only was the shootout a lot of fun, the employees took it upon themselves to make amazing videos and take perfect pictures using my phone so I got the whole experience on camera at no extra cost. On the cash side, well, you pay per bullet so it all depends on you. If you’re a sharpshooter, you and your friends can have a swell time with just 30 – 50 bullets each, but if you want to play a series of games, you may want to consider getting much more bullets. They only sell drinks at War Games PaintBall so if you’re a foodie, you may want to come with your own food.

2. Accra Mall

Yes, the all-popular Accra mall. But contrary to popular opinion, it’s not regular! Accra mall has several perks that you most likely wouldn’t find in most malls in West Africa. Let’s start with shopping. There’s mrp, Jet and a few other clothe stores that I frankly don’t remember because I didn’t bother visiting them and I didn’t have enough time for window shopping either. Jet offered me sneakers and tees for just 14 Cedis each!!!! (They were on sales by the way). That’s about 1200 naira or 3.5 dollars. Even if you’re a major thrifter like me, I’m not sure you can get sneakers at that price ever. At mrp sales stand, I got Jeans for my little sister at 20 cedis each. If you’re financially buoyant enough, please do well to visit other attractive stores at the mall. Jet and mrp are for the conservative ones like myself. Now for the foodies, where do I even begin! Burger King of course! This global franchise has come to dominate the Burger world in the Gold Coast but besides their fantastic large double beef cheeseburger, you should try their chicken wings too! Wash these down your throat with a lovely caramel and chocolate milkshake from The Counter Burger. Here, you can pick your own ingredients to make a personalised milkshake. How cool is that? Of course, there’s a cinema at the mall but there’s not much to say about that. It’s pretty much like every other cinema you’ve visited and if you’re a movie lover, that could just be your dwelling place.

3. Labadi Beach

Don’t get too close to the water! – says the little lady with zero swimming skills. Well, I didn’t see any swimmers at the sea so maybe it’s not so friendly. Just saying. I stood at the shore for over an hour just letting the waves move me and watching my feet get buried deeper into the sand by the aggressive blue drink as Eminem’s ‘Walk on Water’ stayed on replay while my kind imaginations convinced me that in that moment, I was superhuman! That sums it up and yes, there’s food at the beach but if you’re a loyal member of the conservative squad, please eat before you go there so you’ll just have to spend on light snacks and drinks. You can also ride horses or quad bikes to any distance your Cedis can get you so you’ll never be bored for even a split second there!

4. Circle

This one is for all the loyal members of the thrift shopping club. You simply cannot afford to leave Ghana without paying homage to the thrift kingdom in Circle. Get everything you need at just a fraction of the regular prices. From shoes to clothes to jewellery to Ankara; the list is endless! If you’re touring Ghana on a budget, this should be your favourite shopping spot!

5. Movenpick

Three words; food, food and more food – okay, I lied, that’s four. If you’re not a foodie, you may want to skip this one but I bet you are, so just stay here. Movenpick is a 5-Star hotel in Ghana that offers all-round world-class services. Well, I didn’t get to spend the night but by their food, you shall know them. On my last Sunday in Ghana, I went for a lunch buffet at Movenpick. It was splendid! From Ghanian jollof to kenke to sushi to pancakes and ice cream, it’s safe to say that I had it all. For starters, it’s relatively expensive but you may have to betray the conservative squad on this one because it’s worth every single dime. I must have gained at least ten pounds that afternoon only but I certainly lost it all during the paintballing shootout the next day. Sorry, not sorry!

There you have it. I believe this article satisfies foodies, movie lovers, game lovers and shopaholics equally. Do you have more suggestions? please leave them in the comment section below. I would love to try out more places when next I visit Ghana as long as they’re your suggestions. Don’t forget to subscribe to this blog if you haven’t done that already. Thank you so much for reading. Enjoy the rest of your day!

This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Ify

    Lovely article.

    1. Dikachi

      Thank you Ify!

  2. Bernadette

    Nice one ma’am
    I would love to go there soon

    1. Dikachi

      Thanks dear. I’m sure you’ll love it there!

  3. Izu Farah Maduneme

    Nice. Amma check out these places too, thanks

    1. Dikachi

      You should! You’ll love them!!

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