GHANA VACATION GUIDE
Bursting with beauty and creativity, Greater Accra, Ghana, is full of treasures to discover. Ghana is a special place for Team 54kibo as our founder, Nana Quagraine, was born there. If you are interested in a future Ghana vacation, read below as we celebrate Ghana with a taste of some of our favorite Accra icons.
VISIT ABURI GARDENS DURING A TRIP TO GHANA
Just 45 minutes from Accra, the Aburi Botanical Gardens span over 3 acres and is over 100 years old, having officially opened in March of 1890. The garden is home to a vast variety of vegetation, from the well-known lined royal pine trees that greet all visitors, to the resident silk cotton trees that once covered Aburi Hills. The gardens are well worth a visit during a trip to Ghana. An informative guided tour will cost you around 10 cedis and will cover nearly all of the interesting facts surrounding the plant and wildlife of the gardens.
ACCRA GHANA BEACHES AT LABADI BEACH HOTEL
Situated right on one of the most beautiful beaches Ghana has to offer, Labadi Beach Hotel is the perfect accommodation for those who are looking for a little R+R. Accra’s bustling city center is located just a few kilometers from the hotel, with Kotoka International Airport just a 15 minute drive away. Experience this sandy Ghana beach lined with palm trees and incredibly warm and welcoming staff.
Credit: Labadi beach
GHANA VACATION THROUGH CULTURE IN THE ARTS AND BOOKS
Ghanaian artist Paa Joe has become well-known for his “abebuu adekai” or fantasy coffin designs. As the creator of some of the world’s most extravagant caskets, he has gained international recognition for his work and has had major exhibitions all over Africa, Europe, the US and Japan. His workshop is located 15 miles outside of Accra, in Pobiman.
A story about two half-sisters on different paths, this journey spans 300 years and 7 generations of Ghanaian and American history to create the exceptional American novel named Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. Homegoing has received critical acclaim, having been featured as a The New York Times Notable Book, and also a favorite in Oprah's book club.