Summary of tourism in Central and Western Region

This memorable historical tour will lead you to the famous and infamous Forts and Castles of Central Region and Western Region of Ghana which will unfold to you history whose impact has been and is still felt beyond the shores of Ghana.

Popular Places to Tour

Elmina Castle

Elmina Castle was erected by the Portuguese in 1482 as São Jorge da Mina Castle, also known simply as Mina or Feitoria da Mina in present-day Elmina, Ghana

Cape Coast Castle

The strategic location of Cape Coast having a sheltered beach in proximity to Elmina Castle made it a great attraction to the European nations.

Kakum National Park

The 357km2 national park is comprised of mostly undisturbed virgin rainforest. Excellent walking tours (and a canopy walkway) through the forest provide the opportunity to see much of Ghana’s indigenous plant life

The Village on Stilt of Nzulezu

Nzulezu Stilt Village is an amazing community built entirely on stilts in the middle of Lake Tadane. All structures are suspended over the water and transport is only by canoe.

Fort Apollonia - Beyin

Fort Apollonia – Beyin, a long sandy beach interrupted by lagoons and swamps characterizes the coastlands west of the mouth of the River Ankobra.

Fort Metal Cross - Dixcove

Fort Metal Cross, originally Fort Dixcove, is a military structure in Dixcove, Ghana. The Cove’s calm waters and sandy beach made it an ideal “harbour” for canoes and small boats while ships could anchor about 3 kilometres offshore.

Ankasa Conservation Area

Ankasa Conservation Area is twin Wildlife Protected Area comprising Nini-Suhien National Park and the Ankasa Resource Reserve. It is about 500km2 situated in the Western Region of Ghana.

Fort St. Jago (Coenraadsburg) Elmina

The stone fort, named Coenraadsburg, is unique and impressive as “the oldest purely military architecture of the Gold Coast”. It had no commercial warehouses of any kind and its military fortifications were based on the design of baroque military architecture.


Book to tour this destination here