Things to Do and Nearby Sights

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Paradise Guesthouse is a thirty minute drive from the internationally renowned Elmina and Cape Coast Castle museums. These forts played an integral role in the Atlantic Slave Trade and make for emotionally powerful and fascinating tours, led by very well-informed local guides.

Kakum National Park (one hour drive away) is home to one of Ghana's premier sites, the Canopy Walkway. Visitors can cross this wooden bridge and enjoy exquisite views of the surrounding jungle and foilage. Wildlife tours offer a chance to see elephants, antelope, monkeys, and many other famous West African mammals, whilst an on-site museum provides a paleontological history of the area. Finally, a Cultural Centre puts on dance and drama performances.

On the way to Kakum, visitors can stop at Hans Cottage to view live crocodiles up close (not for the faint-hearted!).

Nzorezu Community is a collection of houses perched on a river which makes for a surreal sight.

Ankasa Forest is a national park offering jungle tours and close views of elephants.

Several excellent white sand beaches, chief among them Busia Beach, are within a 40 minute drive.

Finally, Sekondi-Takoradi is Ghana's third largest city and home to an enourmous central food market, perfect for any aspiring connossieur of African food.