Western

Many people don’t have an active social life especially when it getting to Christmas. They are saving all their money for the family gathering but you may want to rethink that idea.

The region can boost of many tourist and historic sites. Leisure time at the beach is all you need to relax and make sweet memories.

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  • The Village on Stilt of Nzulezu

The beautiful village of Nzulezo,  located roughly 90 kilometers west of Takoradi, in the Jomoro District of the Western Region of Ghana is the best place to spend the weekend with your partner or family.

The houses are built on stilts, and traditional village life adapts to the watery conditions.

The excursion from Beyin involves a walk through the reeds at the lake’s edge and a trip in a dugout canoe to the village.

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  • Dr. Nkrumah’s Grave

Kwame Nkrumah (21 September 1909 – 27 April 1972) was the first prime minister and president of Ghana. The original grave of Dr. Nkrumah and now buried in the mausoleum in Accra can be found at Nkroful, 83 km west of Takoradi.

  • Ankasa Conservation Area

The Ankasa Conservation Area is an area in southwestern Ghana, in Ghana's Western Region, about 365 kilometers west of Accra near the border with Côte d'Ivoire. It incorporates the Nini Suhien National Park and the Ankasa Resource Reserve.  Animal life includes the elephant, bongo, chimpanzee, Diana monkey, and 263 species of birds.

The park includes basic camping facilities with shelters, toilets, and running water along with many facilities for sitting down and having a chat.

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  • Akatekyi Crocodile Pond

30km west of Takoradi, the local fetish priest entices the crocodiles from the water with a live chicken. Bring a bottle of schnapps for the libation. Visitors are welcome every day except Wednesday, a sacred day.

  • The Beaches of the Western Region

Busua Pleasure Beach – only 5km from fort metal cross

Sports Club Beach – behind the Atlantic hotel in Takoradi

Ajua Beach – just 200metres from Dadowa lagoon

Princess Town Beach – off the Takoradi/Elubo highway

Mimia Beach – a secluded beach with rocky cave perfect for picnics.