Similar in size to the UK, Ghana is often referred to as ‘Africa for beginners’ but that hardly does justice to the country’s incredible natural beauty, and the wealth of experiences and attractions on offer.
Our Simplexity Travel Managers are tipping Ghana as one of the hottest African destinations in 2017 for luxury holidays. To discover Ghana’s incredible beaches, nightlife, trekking and safaris, speak with one of our Simplexity Travel Managers and begin arranging your personalised trip to this jewel of West Africa…
Most Ghana holidays will begin in the bustling multicultural capital, Accra, overlooking the wild Atlantic and ranked as one of the most liveable cities in Africa. Over the last few years Accra has experienced something of a renaissance which has seen the development of many high-end hotels, restaurants and nightspots. In our opinion, one of the most exciting new accommodations to appear recently is the Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City, which houses an impressive contemporary West African art gallery called Gallery 1957.
As a sign of Accra’s growing popularity as an upscale destination, Nick House, founder of on-trend London nightspots Boujis and Mahiki, has just opened a new luxury nightclub called Carbon in the Ghanaian capital, featuring interactive art installations and a vodka-infused mist for revellers to inhale.
Ghana beach life
The southern coast of Ghana is fringed with stunning golden beaches, with more idyllic luxury and boutique eco-resorts such as Escape3Points being developed every year. Whatever your concept of the ultimate holiday, whether you want a party or blissful seclusion, there’s plenty of options to choose from here.
You can play in the surf, with many beaches offering a selection of energetic water sports and scuba diving; take a relaxing cruise on a shimmering catamaran; watch sea turtles emerge from the ocean to lay their eggs in the sand, or just while away the hours on a deserted beach, save for the personal butler at hand to top up your cocktail whenever you need. Talk to our team about your requirements and we’ll find you a little slice of paradise.
Admittedly not so quite as mind-blowing as the safaris in some southern or eastern African countries, safaris in Ghana are recommended for those wanting to beat the crowds. To the north, close to the border with Burkina Faso, you have the beautiful Mole National Park. Here our Simplexity Travel Managers can arrange for you a guided trekking tour that may lead to elephants drinking at a waterhole, or beneath trees filled with vibrantly coloured birdlife, butterflies and curious monkeys.
Sublime hiking territory is also found in the Volta Region to the east of the country, where you’ll see cascading waterfalls, dense forest, wildlife sanctuaries and Ghana’s highest peak, Mount Afadjato.
When should you visit Ghana?
The best time to visit Ghana tends to be between October to March, when the climate is at its coolest and least humid, falling between the rains of spring and summer. We recommend travelling in the first week of March this year to coincide with Independence Day – 2017 marks the 60th anniversary and the celebrations, especially around Independence Square in Accra, are likely to be extravagant.
Easy to get around, increasingly fashionable and only seven hours direct from London, Ghana should be high on your list for a luxury getaway this year.
Our Simplexity Travel Managers are able to organise every aspect of your trip so that you don’t have to lift a finger. Allow us to give the tailored, premium holiday experience you and your loved ones deserve. Contact us here.