At the African Gold Coast, right between Ivory Coast and Togo, there’s Ghana. A true African gem! Ghana is known for its gold and cacao. Besides these goods, the country also has much to offer to travellers.
Culture of Ghana
Like many African countries, the culture of Ghana is a mixture of old African and European cultures. This includes customs and beliefs of various Ghanaian ethnic groups inhabiting the country, such as the Akan, the Mole-Dagbani and the Ewe. The country declared independence from England in 1957. English is the official language. Yet other languages like Akan are spoken widely too.
The capital is Accra. Accra lies at the coast, as do both our locations: Kasoa and Big Ada. The coastal area is rich in nature. It includes several protected areas and national parks. This is also an area with heritage sites, such as Fort Amsterdam, one of Ghana’s most popular sites. The fort was built in the 17th century by the English and was captured by a Dutch admiral of the Dutch West India Company. It was made part of the Dutch Gold Coast. Today, it is a place of history that deals with topics such as slavery, colonization and the history of trade. In addition to the fort, there are several interesting museums in Ghana about the history and traditions of the country, but also with contemporary exhibitions. All in all, Ghana is a country worth visiting for nature lovers and culture enthusiasts alike.
Food of Ghana
The Ghanaian coast measures over 500 kilometres. Also, the biggest artificial lake of the world can be found in Ghana: Lake Volta. It shall come as no surprise that fish is a big item on the menu! This can be in different forms such as soups or stews.
The most common side dish is ‘banku’. This dish accompanies everything from soups to fried fish and is made from corn and cassava. There are many other dishes which are similar to banku, yet the exact recipes depend on the region of the country. One similar dish is ‘fufu’. Fufu is very popular in many African countries. It has its origins in Ghana. So whether you have tried it somewhere else before or it’s completely new to you – fufu is certainly a ‘must-eat’ in Ghana.
ResiRest in Ghana
The newest addition to our authentic home dining experience are two Ghanaian families you can visit for lunch or dinner. Being able to see where the families live and them sharing their private space with travellers is a unique experience ResiRest offers you.
If you are curious about Ghanaian local dishes and are up for a meal out of the ordinary and out of your comfort zone, booking with ResiRest is a great opportunity. Feel welcome to join our hospitable Ghanaian families and have an unforgettable experience.