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New Years Day in Ghana: Party on the Beach 1/1/2014

All Roads lead to Bojo

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What better way to kick off the new year then with a beach party! Once again Akwaaba UK have got you covered (as part of its Ghana Escapes part package holiday) they host the Party on the beach at Bojo Beach off Kokrobite Road, (Near the Old Weija Barrier) from 10am until late. Over 20 Dj’s & Mc’s form UK,USA & Ghana will be present playing the best in Afro beats, Hip-hop, Dancehall and Reggae. The sun will be out and so will a massive contingent of Ghanaians from all over the globe ready to party.

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As well as the latest sounds to entertain you, there will also be Swimwear Fashion Show featuring Aya Morrison, Nineteen57TH and Me Firi Ghana. It’s an event to be missed and an ideal way to spend the first day of the new year chilling with friends and perhaps making some new ones. Food and drink will be on offer as will the chance to get active by playing Beach Football and Volleyball. If you in Ghana this new year then all roads lead to Bojo!

For more information call: +233244 649383 /+233249 116116, BBM: 21E0F25D &  2ADA7309, www.akwaabauk.com

Ben JK Anim-Antwi (@Kwesitheauthor)

Going to Ghana soon…?

Places you MUST be when In GH!

 

So I spent my Easter in Ghana. This is also apparently said to be called “SIKA FUO HOLIDAYS” and yes, I did not hesitate to explore every corner, every place and every village.

I think when everyone goes back to the motherland and the time comes to going out, they don’t even know where to start or always end up missing out on some great places.

So I thought why not make things much easier and list my recommendations on the places to be in GH!

Kwahu

This is a beautiful mountainous place, located in the eastern region of Ghana. The best time to be in Kwahu is during Easter, because of the festivals, loud music, paragliding, endless partying and enjoyments.

Kokodo Restaurant

This is a guesthouse, however also part of their guesthouse is a fabulous restaurant. I have to say the atmosphere was so chilled, relaxed, super quiet and just out of this world. If you live in the Cape Coast area, or you’re down there for a visit, do check this place out and see for yourself.

Bojo Beach

Bojo Beach is one of the most beautiful and cleanest beaches in Ghana. It has features that no other beach in Ghana or the world can contest with. One thing I love about the beach is that when you arrive at the entrance you assume straight away that you’re there, but a simple canoe or boat will carry you across from the land to the shores, and BOOM the beauty lies in front of you.

Frankie’s

This is a hotel and restaurant and there’s one located in Osu and another located in Accra Mall. If you’re an ice- cream lover then I’m sure the ice cream parlour will simply blow you away. They have ice creams available in different varieties, flavours, colours, textures and smells. Just make sure you experience the delight for yourselves, but make this venue a Mighty Must.

Cape Coast and Elmina Castle

People never quite get the chance to visit our historic sites in Ghana. But trust me if you do, visit any of these castles and that will surely make your holiday worthwhile. When you arrive, there is a warm welcome from the guides and local sellers who welcome you to Cape Coast.

The tour guides are more than happy to assist you and give you information and to equip you with knowledge about the history, war, slavery and roots.

KFC

Yep KFC has finally hit Ghana, though local foods like ampesie, fufu and banku are the best. Sometimes you may feel like eating something a bit more western.

There are currently two KFC branches in Ghana – one is located in the industrial area and the other in Osu.

I have to say when I went there, I loved it! The food is much better and tastier than the UK KFC, but hey! Go and experience and see whether I’m right or wrong.

Make sure you write these down in your diary’s…

By Cloudia

Life is a beach…

Where’s your favourite beach spot in Ghana?

 

As we enter into the summer period in the UK many people will be thinking about where they will be going this summer. If Ghana is indeed your destination, you will surely be tempted to go to the beach to soak up the sun and get taste of the quintessential atmosphere that is Ghana. It’s especially refreshing for us British-born Ghanaians as the beaches of Blackpool, Brighton or Kent, but somehow these places don’t compare to the sandy beaches of Ghana.  In and around the capital Accra we are spoilt for choice with many smaller beaches and the more populous beach resorts.

Labadi Beach also known as La Pleasure or La Palm Beach is the busiest beach on Ghana’s coast .It is one of Accra’s few beaches and is maintained by the local hotel. An entrance fee to those not staying the hotels is charged. On holidays and weekends there are often performances of reggae, hip life , and cultural drumming and dancing. It’s a real tourist haven and you’re likely to see a more international mix of people as opposed to strictly Ghanaian.

Coco Beach is another beach hotel resort located on the Atlantic coast of Ghana in the Teshie-Nungua district in Accra. Like Labadi it is also twinned with a hotel so it guarantees tourist visitation. On weekends and public holidays the place comes alive with a live band. The music is complemented by colourful performances by cultural troupes from different ethnic groups in the country. They treat you to a variety of rhythm and dance giving you a picturesque insight of their cultural heritage

Bojo Beach is another alternative although not a very big beach; it is a great place to hang out with your friends as it is compact and has a community vibe. It is also good if you want
to have abundance of beach life and sneak away from the busy city of Accra. The beach is about 20km from west of Accra and its becoming a very poplar beach destination for many tourists in Ghana. Bojo Beach is the only beach where you experience the rich “Island” experience on a sand bank with one side being fresh water and the other side being salty. This beach is sandwiched between a lagoon and the sea shores.

Kokrobite is a funky beach town and its beach is home for all reggae lovers and Rastafarians as well.  It’s a place I first visited in 2007 and was taken in by its unique atmosphere.Kokrobite is a small fishing village located on the long stretch of “beachlets” lined on the Ghana coast of the Atlantic Ocean. It is about 25km west from Accra and is a popular beach destination for beach lovers seeking rich tropical paradise and pristine beaches. There are huts built with palm or coconut branches, creating a cool habitat when the sun is scorching and also to keep your personal belongings.

There are many beaches, hotels and bars lined up on the entire coast of Ghana. Some of these beaches are “quiet”, thus making them ideal private spots for tourists in groups, schools and families. You can almost choose a beach to suit your mood.

So where’s your favourite place to unwind in the sun? Get in touch and let us know which beach is your beach of choice. Maybe there is a local beach you like that I haven’t mentioned.

Leave your comments below

Ben Jk Anim-Antwi (Kwesi)