The Ashanti region sometimes seems less interesting to visit when you take a casual look at Ghana’s tourist attractions. But, let me tell you something. The Ashanti region is more than definitely worth a visit! I can think of many reasons, but I want to write a blog that only contains 500 words…. So I will stick to 3 reasons why you should definitely add the Ashanti region to your Ghana travel itinerary.
When you look at the map of Ghana, you immediately see a lot of well-known sights on the coast and in the north of Ghana. Think of the slave fortresses, Kakum NP and of course Mole NP. When you travel from the coast to the north, some people catch a plane to Tamale, or travel via Kumasi.
The Ashanti region has more to offer than just the Garden city Kumasi
Of course you will visit Kumasi during your Ghana trip. The immense hustle and bustle at the Kejetia market, in every street something is sold. You can learn about the Ashanti culture in the Manhyia Palace or explore the area around Adum. The cultural centre and the sword of Okomfo Anokye are also worth seeing. But there is more in Ashanti…. I wrote earlier a blog about a day trip to the capital of the Ashanti region: Kumasi – A Moon&Star excursion
Reason 1 to spend more time in the Asanti region: Lake bosumtwi
It’s a beautiful place. The route to the lake is already scenic. You pass winding roads through the high green hills and then suddenly you get a glimpse of this gorgeous lake every now and then when you turn a corner. Truly astonishing!
Lake Bosumtwi is probably a crater lake. You can swim, go boating, canoeing and enjoy a great walk. You can also relax on the beaches of the various accommodations and maybe even assist the local fishermen.
My favorite spot up by the lake is The Green Ranch. A fine small-scale (vegetarian) accommodation. They have beautiful rooms and a terrace where you have a stunning view over the lake. And as the name says it is a ranch, you can go horseback riding with the lovely owner Elodie. Even if you’ve never been on a horse before!
Note though, the Ranch has a pretty steep driveway.
Reason 2 to visit the Ashanti region during your stay in Ghana: the many low key attractions
Adventurous hikes and climbs and waterfalls in Bomfobiri WS, of the beaten track in Bobiri butterfly sanctuary, the Kente village Adanwomase, the many shrines, the holy mountain.
These are all examples of places of interest in Ghana where you do not encounter a multitude of tourists, but each and every site is amazing in its own way.
The rangers of Bomfobiri and Bobiri are sincerely happy to show you their beautiful place, as well as the guides in Adanwomase who will tell you all about Kente cloths and cocoa.
Reason number 3 to visit the Ashanti region: Moon&Star guesthouse of course!
You can visit all the above tourist attractions from Moon&Star guesthouse, we will be happy to help you organize! Or if you’d like to enjoy an even more relaxing experience, then book the 3, 4 or 5 day fully arranged Ashanti tour!
When you stay at Moon&Star guesthouse you can enjoy delicious food, socialising, absorb the atmosphere of a typical Ashanti village and take beautiful walks in the area. Team Moon&Star is there to help you, accompany you on your trips and you can ask us anything you want to know about life here in Ghana.
By the way, did you know that Moon&Star guesthouse is on the route to the north?
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