THE BAREFOOTED FANTE GIRL ?? E.P 1


You may or may not have heard about Ghana. Ghana is one of the greatest countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, the first to have gained independence from colonial masters and undoubtedly the gateway to Africa. Ghana is the land of my birth. I was born in the Central Region, which makes me a Fante (from the prestigious Akan tribe), but I grew up in the West.

This year I set a goal to travel all ten regions of Ghana and document the memories I make in the process. Thankfully, GhanaAkwantuo, a road trip company which operates mainly within Ghana and elsewhere in Africa, organised monthly trips to different destinations throughout Ghana within the year. I hopped on the bus for that adventure because why not?
So this is my attempt to showcase my motherland in all its beauty and glory.
I believe it’s safe to present to you the Regions that made me who I am, the Central and Western Regions.

The Cape Coast Castle

Cape Coast Castle was built and rebuilt in the 18th century by European powers and used in the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

There’s so much about the history of Afrika to be learnt here. Too much tears and misery to be experienced but the DOOR OF NO RETURN, is now the DOOR OF RETURN

Hope

Kakum National Park was established in 1992.

The hike through the forest to the Canopy Walkway

Sixty-one years before that it was set-up as a reserve by the locals. It has one of the most awesome Canopy walkways in Africa and beyond.

Canopy Walkway at Kakum

It is 350 metres (1,150 ft) long and connects seven tree tops which provides access to the forest.

The best comes from the WEST

Cape 3 points forms the southernmost tip of Ghana.


It has a breathtaking landscape, the most amazing beaches I’ve seen so far and of course, a lovely lighthouse

The last but not the least fascinating place within Central-West is the famous village on stilts nominated as the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000.

The story of Nzulezo and the people that make up this community is fascinating

Canoe ride to Nzulezo

Two regions down 8 more to be conquered.

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There’s an upcoming trip to the Central and Western Regions which promises to be more adventurous.
As always travel and stay happy. LOVE YOURSELF, APPRECIATE OTHERS!

Photo credits: @ghanaakwantuo

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