Sights in TakoradiEdit This
Although some of the Takoradi sights are not as popular as some of the tourist destinations all over the world, there are several attractions that are worth exploring. Most of the tourist attractions in this city can be found a few kilometers from the center. Takoradi is a port city and is often referred together with Sekondi as a twin-city. This industrial and commercial city is the capital of Western Ghana and is home to several natural attractions.
Monkey Hill is a forest situated in the center of Sekondi-Takoradi. This forest is home to numerous monkeys. There are several hiking trails, as well as a restaurant and lodge in this forest. Monkey Hill is on top of the highest hill in the city.
Nzulezu Stilt Settlement
Nzulezu is one of the most famous attractions near Takoradi. This water village is a UNESCO heritage site. The houses in this village are built on stilts on Lake Tadane. Settlers in this village still practice their traditional culture and way of life, making it an interesting destination to visit.
Daily activities such as worship and schooling are all done in and around the lake area. Nzulezu Settlement is located 90 kilometers west of the city of Takoradi. It is advisable to go to this stilt settlement during the rainy season, which is from April to September.
Kakum National Park
Kakum National Park is situated outside of the city of Takoradi, but is well worth the travel. This national park is a 350-square kilometers tropical rainforest. The park is home to many essential tropical plants that have medicinal properties that are often used by the locals. There are also several rare plant species growing in the forest. Aside from the plants growing in the National Park, there are also several species of the animal kingdom that make this park their natural habitat. This is also home to some rare species including the elusive Mona-meerkat.
Guided tours are available wherein the guides educate guests on the different species of the flora and fauna found in the forest. Tours are facilitated through hanging ropes on forest canopies. This Canopy Walkway is 130 feet high from the ground. The entire walkway is 330 meters in length with 7 bridges.
Another interesting sight near Takoradi is the Fort Orange. This port is just one of the many ports in the region, but is one of the largest. Now used as a lighthouse, the port has significant historical meaning to the region.