Ghana, known as the “Gateway to West Africa,” is a country with vast resources, amazing tourist sites and incredible natural and varied landscapes. Needless to say, one of the best ways to immerse yourself in the country’s beauty is by camping. In this blog post, we will explore the top camping sites in Ghana that should be on every nature lover’s bucket list.

Camping allows you to connect with nature, experience the local culture, and create lasting memories. When camping in Ghana, it is important to respect the environment and local communities. 

Follow the guidelines provided by the camping sites, practice responsible camping practices, and leave no trace behind. Additionally, be mindful of the wildlife and adhere to any safety precautions given by the authorities. 

Kakum National Park

Situated in the Central Region, Kakum National Park is renowned for its breathtaking rainforest canopy walkway. Camping in Kakum allows you to explore the park’s rich biodiversity, including over 500 species of butterflies and 266 species of birds. The park offers camping facilities within its premises, allowing visitors to spend the night surrounded by the sounds of the forest. 

The park also has a tree house that can accommodate approximately twenty-five campers. 

Before going to bed, sit around a bonfire and then wake up to the melodious chirping of birds and embark on early morning nature walks to witness the rainforest come alive.

Ankobra Beach Hotel

Experience life in Ghana at close quarters on a 6 km long dream beach, surrounded by tropical flora and fauna, in a lovingly designed and comfortable ambience

Ankobra Beach Resort has spacious, charming, round chalets in African style. They also have an ECO village where students, backpackers and volunteers can find charming, functional single and multi-bed rooms with shared bathrooms for little money. 

Camping is also allowed on their premises (you have to bring your tent camp and all your gear though!). 

Wake up to the sound of the waves, with a 6km beach at your disposal!

Big Milly’s Backyard

If you’re looking for a short trip from Accra this can be an option for you. Located in Krokobite, this is a great location if you’re looking for something more adventurous and fun. It is right next to a famous surfing beach, making it an ideal location if you’re also looking to surf.

Big Milly’s Backyard offers affordable camping rates, but it can get pretty crowded over the weekend, due to the many people coming to enjoy the restaurants and bars around, so do not expect a lot of peace.

If you want a friendly environment, and somewhere where you can meet new people and have some fun, Big Milly’s Backyard is your place to go. 

Shai Hills Resource Reserve

Situated in the Greater Accra Region, the Shai Hills Resource Reserve is a protected area known for its diverse wildlife and stunning rock formations. Camping here provides a unique opportunity to spot baboons, antelopes, and a variety of bird species.

The reserve offers designated camping areas, as well as hiking trails and picnic spots. Explore the ancient caves and rock formations, take in the panoramic views, and witness the sunset over the dramatic landscape.

If you want a more up-scale camping experience, what they call “glamping”, Shai Hills is your place. You can find more information here

Gomoa Wonderland

Gomoa Wonderland is a recreational natural park nestled in the lush greens of Gomoa in the Central Region, approximately a 45-minute drive from Kasoa.

It’s founder David, created this space with the intention of reconnecting Ghanaians with nature. He converted part of his 80-Acre Coconut plantation with a dedicated waterfront into a green park for picnics, nature escapes, and camping. 

It’s friendly and peaceful environment, is great for all age-groups, so weather you’re looking to go on a solo camping trip, with your partner or as a family with kids, it is a great spot. 

Maranatha Beach Camp

Maranatha Beach Camp started as a one-man operation with only a couple of huts on a strip of sand in Ada-Foah, Ghana. Now, it has expanded to 30 available bungalows.

Set up your tent on the sandy shores, fall asleep to the sound of crashing waves, and wake up to stunning sunrises over the horizon. You can also can sit back and relax with a beer or soda, enjoy a meal at their restaurant which serves a variety of freshly cooked local food or take a swim in the Volta river which is clean and free of strong currents. 

On Saturday nights you will find a bonfire and dancing, during the week it is quieter but there are board games to play or they sometimes show a movie at their restaurant.

Aburi Botanical gardens

The Aburi Botanical Gardens is a peaceful oasis just a short drive from Greenviews, our complex of luxury apartments in Accra. A part from being known for its mountainous views, it also has the Aburi Eco Park. 

They have two types of accommodation here, camping and en-suite apartments. 

The campground can host up to 100 people.  The tents are spacious, with comfortable beds and clean sheets, with 12 shared washrooms on-site. The price for a tent is Ghc 300 per person/per night, which also includes breakfast, full access to on-site facilities and activities, except quad biking. Kids below 13 can visit for free!

We urge you to start packing your camping gear, embrace the spirit of adventure, and embark on a journey to discover Ghana’s natural wonders!