Sunyani : is a city that arose as an outpost camp for elephant hunters during the 19th century. The name Sunyani derives from the Asante word for elephant. Following the construction of a road connecting Sunyani and the city of Kumasi, Sunyani became an important hub for the distribution of cocoa, kola nuts, and staple foods such as maize and yams. Located in the Brong Ahafo Region, Sunyani has constantly been voted the cleanest city in Ghana by the Ghana Tourist Board. The city boasts of a world class general hospital, Catholic University Ghana and other fine educational facilities.
Tamale - is referred to as the fastest growing city in West Africa because of its fast transformation. This might sound as an exaggeration, but make no mistake. Tamale (capital of the Northern Region of Ghana) now serves as a gateway to the Sahel such as Burkina Faso, Niger, Mali, Benin, Cote D'voire and Togo. It has an International Airport which could make Tamale the aviation hub of the sub-region. The city authorities are also developing an Inland Transit Port to promote sub-regional trade. It is also the gateway to all the important tourism sites in Northern Ghana. In two years, about six Financial Institutions (Banks) have opened branches in the city. It boast of a new sports stadium and the University of Development Studies which in 2008 put up a $6.2 million 3-Star hostel.
Kumasi is home to the Asantehene (King of The Ashanti Kingdom) and the second largest city of Ghana. It is located about 250 km (by road) northwest of Accra. It is popularly known as "The Garden City" or "heart beat" of Ghana because of its many beautiful species of flowers and plants. Features of the Kumasi City include the large Kumasi Central Market, Kumasi Airport, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), the Manhyia Palace and the Baba Yara Sports Stadium. Get to taste Kumasi Ghana local dish Fufu at its best prepared in spicy goat meat soup. Public transit in the city is provided by a mix of privately owned Mini-buses (known as Tro-Tros), taxis and buses. Kumasi City has some of the finest secondary schools in Ghana.
Wa - Want a taste of Ghana’s favorite sweet and mild alcoholic beverage called pito (pronounced PEE-toe)? Then welcome to Wa and be prepared to drink from beautifully crafted natural wooden bowls called calabash. Wa is the capital of the Upper West Region of Ghana located in the northwestern corner of the country and is bordered by Burkina Faso to the north and Ivory Coast to the West. Neighbouring towns include Nandom, Daffiema, Jirapa, Kaleo, Nadowli, Lawra and Tumu. Waali, the language of the Wala, and the Dagaare language are mutually intelligible. The major economic activity of the region is agriculture. Crops grown include corn, millet, groundnuts, okro, shea butter, and rice.
Bolgatanga also known as Bolga, is uniquely sandwiched because Burkina Faso and Togo. Bolga is the capital of the Upper East Region of Ghana. Bolga lies in the Red Volta River Valley (which serves as a major migration route of elephants), with the White Volta River and the cliffs of the Gambaga Escarpment to the south of the city forming the southern boundary of the Upper East region. Bolgatanga and its surrounding villages also comprise the largest producers of leather works, straw baskets and smocks in the country. The artists sell their works at the Bolgatanga Market. There is also a museum in the town which houses objects of historical importance of the region. 25 miles from Bolgatanga, along the Burkina Faso border, is Paga, home to the sacred crocodile ponds. The crocodiles roam freely throughout the ponds and it is unthinkable that anyone should harm them.
Ho - land of rich culture and naturally gifted with tourist attraction. The beaches of the Volta estuary are amongst the best in Ghana. Swimming is popular in some areas, although the sea is generally rough along the Atlantic coast. New hotels are providing facilities for waters ports and deep sea fishing. The festivals and ceremonies reflect the rich diversity of history and culture of tribal life in the region. From the coastal plain, fringed by sun-dappled beaches and mangrove swamps, through moist deciduous rain forests in the central belt, where Mt. Afadjato at 885m is the highest point in Ghana.
Cape Coast Town has the finest collection of secondary schools in Ghana. Of the top 10 ranked schools in the 10 regions of Ghana, 5 of them are located in this small town of Cape Coast. The University of Cape Coast (UCC) is also Africa's leading University in the field of education. UCC has produced top class teachers across Africa. Originally used for the Trans Atlantic trade, Cape Coast has now grown grown into a major tourist hub in West Africa. The former capital of Gold Coast (currently Ghana) grew around Cape Coast Castle, now a World Heritage Site. Hotels Cape Coast are usually located along the clean beaches and are well crafted to make visiting tourists feel the local Ghanaian serenity. Many tourist who visit Ghana always make a stop at the Cape Coast Castle - it played host to President Barack Obama and Family in July 2009.
Sekondi-Takoradi is Famously known as the Twin City of Ghana, Sekondi - Takoradi boast of a world class Port and Habour, Stadium and clean beaches. Sekondi-Takoradi, population 335,000 (2005), is the capital of the Western Region of Ghana. It is Ghana's fourth largest city and an industrial and commercial center. The chief industries are timber, plywood, shipbuilding and railroad repair. It lies on the main railway lines to Accra and Kumasi. Sekondi Takoradi are just miles away from Ghana's water villages in the Western Region. Charter a local canoe and spend the night at a local guest house built with bamboo (wooden like structure) on water!
Accra - Lined up with beautiful and clean streets, construction of high rise buildings and a vibrant night life makes Accra a model city in West Africa. Accra is the capital and most populous city of Ghana. The city also doubles as the capital of the Greater Accra Region. Accra has been Ghana's capital since 1877, and contains public buildings reflecting its transition from a 19th century. Among the attractions of Accra are Accra Airport, luxurious hotels, beaches, the National Museum, with a display of exhibits that reflect the heritage of Ghana from prehistoric times to modern times, the National Theatre, Independence Square, the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, the Accra International Conference Centre, the fishing port at Jamestown and Makola Market. The downside of Accra is the high cost of living as compared to other Ghanaian cities.