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25 Things To Do In Ghana With Kids

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When I decided to plan a trip to Africa, I knew that Ghana had to be one of our stops. I’ve wanted to visit Accra, Ghana for as long as I can remember, and I am so glad that we were able to make this trip as a family. This post highlights my list of 25 things to do in Ghana with kids.

Planning a trip to Africa? I highly recommend Ghana, for even the first time travelers. You and your kids will enjoy the culture, the food, the history, the people; basically everything about it!! Well, there are a lot of things to do in Ghana, Africa.

Below is my list of 25 things to do in Ghana with kids, in no particular order!!

1.Visit the Monument of Liberation and learn about its significance

2. Be brave and take the canopy walk at Kakum National Park

3. Stay at a bed and breakfast and enjoy a typical Ghanaian breakfast

4. Watch crocodiles at a Crocodile Garden

5. Visit the slave cell at Cape Coast Castle


6. Learn about the history of slaves at Cape Coast Castle

7. Stay At Coconut Grove Beach Resort

8. Drink Malta

9. Learn more about slavery at Elmina Castle while you admire the scenery

10. Jump into the waves, clothes and all

11. Smile when you realize that you are standing at the “Door Of Return”

12. Shop till you drop at the Center For National Culture Textiles Market

13. Take a photo in front of the fishermen’s boats at Cape Coast Castle

14. Shop at Accra Mall

15. Take a walk through a local market

16. Go swimming


17. Drink yummy coconut water – Ghana is HOT!

18. Admire the artwork at the slave museum in Cape Coast Castle

19. Take a drone photo of the fishermen boats at the coast

20. Learn about Nkwame Nkrumah and visit the museum dedicated to him at the Nkwame Krumah National Park

21. Take a closer look at what the slaves at Cape Coast Castle endured


22. Enjoy a guided tour through the forest at Kakum National Park

23. Snap a selfie with you significant other before your clingy kid tries to photobomb

24. Now you can Snap a family selfie in your Dashiki

25. Eat Ghanaian Jollof Rice, because there is really none in the world like it

We have enjoyed a lot in Ghana, and ensure that the above activities are the best things to do in Ghana, Africa.

So tell me, have you been to Ghana, what did you / your kids love about it?

Don’t forget to check out my other post on “3 Days In Ghana With Kids” for more.

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  1. Shaily
    January 31, 2018 / 12:52 am

    Ghana sounds like an interesting place to visit. There are so many things to do. Cape Coast castle and slave museum looks fascinating. The views from the Elmina castle are simply breathtaking. That canopy walk looks scary but worth a try. Crocodile garden is something I would love to see. Love your pictures! It seems you had a super fun-filled family vacation in Ghana.

  2. January 31, 2018 / 1:13 pm

    I got interested in Ghana when I read The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born by Armah. Ghana looks like a great destination, especially for those of the African diaspora who were taken to the New World. I know a lot of Trinis who would appreciate a trip to the motherland.

  3. January 31, 2018 / 7:29 pm

    Looks like you guys had an awesome time! The history of the place looks so interesting, it would be fascinating, but also heart wrenching, to visit all the remnants of the slave trade. But what an amazing place to take your little one. PS: Love your shirts!

  4. Jen Morrow
    January 31, 2018 / 11:30 pm

    I have not been to Ghana. Thank you for taking me on the photo tour. It looks like your family had an educational and fun vacation.

  5. January 31, 2018 / 11:35 pm

    Your kid has the cutest smile seems to be having so much fun in all your colorful photos. Ghana looks like an amazing place to visit with plenty of history. While we don’t travel with kids it’s always good to have good guys such as yours to pass on to our friends who do travel with kids. Thanks for sharing!

  6. February 1, 2018 / 11:10 am

    Ghana had never been on my list but reading your post and looking at your photos make me kind of want to have a look at Ghana myself! The museums and the fishermen’s market really looks interesting and the beach beautiful! The Jollof rice seems delicious! I have to buy those matching traditional wear to my family too! You guys look so cute together!

  7. Surayya
    February 1, 2018 / 12:58 pm

    I can’t wait to do all of these things next month ? thank you so much for this post!

  8. February 2, 2018 / 5:24 am

    South Africa is on top of our list for the safari but Ghana looks an compelling city for its intriguing history. Shopping at the textile market sounds fun. And that picture of the fishermen’s boat along the coast is stunning.

  9. February 2, 2018 / 5:54 am

    I love your drone photo of the fisherman boats! This is a great list of things to do with kids. I remember visiting a crocodile farm in the philippines and got scared by the crocodiles. Did you see the crocodiles up close?

  10. February 2, 2018 / 5:50 pm

    I was not knowing Ghana as a tourist destination but your post changed my mind. Traveling with kids to Ghana is also exciting with lots of kids friendly activities like crocodile farm, Canopy walk and lovely beaches. Also visit to traditional textile market would be my choice as I love colorful African clothes. Thanks for sharing!

  11. February 14, 2018 / 8:17 am

    stunning your all pictures and article too really nice thanks for sharing n keep it up thanks a lot…!

    May 7, 2018 / 12:27 pm

    Girl!! Thank you so much for this post and the other one too. We’re going to GH on August (husband and 2 toddlers 1&2yrs old), I’m so excited it will be the trip of my life but at the same time I’m worried. We’re staying for 3 weeks, the car seat really bothers me idk if we should bring or

    • May 7, 2018 / 3:24 pm

      Hey girl, I am so glad this was helpful!! Will you be riding around in the same car everyday? We were, so the car seat stayed in there and we didn’t have to move it. However if you’ll be taking taxis and moving around a lot, dealing with 2 car seats may end up being a hassle. Is it their first time going to Ghana? We loved it and want to go back again!

  13. marta
    June 11, 2019 / 1:10 pm

    This was super helpful and inspiring. I you have any recommendations for accommodation in Accra – welcome! Thank you!

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