Ghana is surely the place to be in December. Over the last few years, December in Ghana is lit as it is full of activities, gatherings and a whole lot of other experiences which brings together tourists, family and friends both from far and near.
This year wouldn’t be an exception. Almost every day in December is filled with activities to get you busy individually and in groups.
From meal dates, to domestic tours, to concerts, to religious activities and many more others to get you occupied throughout the month of December and even into January.
Here is a list of some places to visit and things you must do whiles you spend some quality time in the West African Country.
1. Jamestown – the oldest district in Ghana and houses some iconic monuments and has some significant history in Ghana. Jamestown is East to the Korle Lagoon and South of the Gulf of Guinea. Whiles in Jamestown, check out these monuments:
Jamestown Light House – the current structure is located few meters away from the shores of the sea and was built in the 1930s replacing an earlier lighthouse that had been built in 1871. The red and white painted building gives an unbelievable view of the ocean and the city of Accra.
Ussher Fort – Originally built by the Dutch and named Dutch Fort Creve Couer, Ussher Fort was later transferred and renovated by the British in 1868. This fort previously served as a prison.
Jamestown Boutique – your go-to for a walking tour to significant houses and other interesting tour activities within the Jamestown community. You can equally enjoy some Jamestown delicacy; Kenkey and freshly fried fishes and also purchase some arts, vinyls and other authentic Ghanaian products.
James Fort – Served as a prison until 2008 where it was declared as a tourist site. It was originally built as a trading post for both gold and slaves in 1673. It is located on the Accra High Street together with Ussher Fort and the James Town Lighthouse. Ghana’s first president Dr. Kwame Nkrumah and some notable names in the fight for independence were imprisoned there in the pre-independence era.
Makola Market – Accra’s largest open-air market which sells virtually every form of goods. Makola Market sees over 1000 traders and buyers on the daily. From fashion accessories to cooking utensils to electrical gadgets to farm produce to stationary and everything you need for your household, workplace and more.
2. Labadi Beach – Arguably the busiest beach in Ghana. From Monday to Monday, Labadi beach is ready to serve you with soothing sand, great music, chilled local and foreign beverages, food, games and a whole lot of other fun activities. Labadi Beach is the place to relax, chill and appreciate the Gulf of Guinea. It also houses a lot of pubs, restaurants and club houses.
3. Arts Center – You definitely need to have a piece of Ghana with you. Buy crafts, fabrics, drums, fashion accessories and more from the arts center located just some few meters from the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park along the Accra High Street.
4. Chenku Waterfall – The only waterfall in the Greater Accra Region. Located in the Dodowa Forests, Chenku Waterfall is 39km from the capital city of Accra. This beautiful waterfall drop from a height of about 250 feet running on stratified rocks into a cool, clean and clear pool gathered beneath. Swimming or just sitting under this fall gives you a feeling of appreciating nature the more. It massages your body and sets your mind at peace.
5. Kona – Clearly for the night lover. Kona Bar and Grill is located on the Oxford Street of Osu and has 3 different areas patrons can catch the vibe from. The Skybar, the Basement and the VIP section. Great food, drinks and cocktails, great music with adequate security to keep you safe. It is very advisable to get there early to avoid standing or being bounced. It is always full and the vibe is positive.
6. +233 Jazz Bar and Grill – a great place to meet fellow travellers and like-minded individuals whiles enjoying live music performed by in-house band and other great musicians across Ghana and beyond. The music varies between highlife, blues, jazz and anything else good. Burgers, hotdogs, chicken, chips, kebabs and pork chops is mostly off the grill accompanied with chilled bottled drinks and cocktails. +233 as simply called is located along the Ring Road of Accra.
Source: Fredrick Kofi Deladem Dro (Talking GH)