Kumasi Points of Interest and Places to Visit


Bantama High Street

Tours & Tickets

As the second busiest city in Ghana after the capital, Kumasi has developed a thriving nightlife scene, and one of the top hot spots for weekend people-watching or after-dark drinks is Bantama High ...  Read more

Kejetia Market

Tours & Tickets

Kejetia Market, the commercial heart of Kumasi, is considered the largest open-air market in West Africa. Each day, some 12,000 stalls open for business, selling  food, clothing, handmade glass ...  Read more

Kumasi Fort and Military Museum

In 1820, Ashanti king Osei Tutu Kwamina built the Kumasi Fort in the likeness of forts built by European merchants in Africa. After being destroyed by the British in 1874, the fort was completely ...  Read more

Lake Bosumtwi

Lake Bosumtwi, Ghana’s sole natural lake, was formed in a meteorite impact crater 17 miles (27 kilometers) southeast of Kumasi, and dozens of small villages now line the shores, all surrounded by ...  Read more

Asante Traditional Buildings

During the 18th century, the Kingdom of Asante near present-day Kumasi was among the wealthiest and most powerful kingdoms on the African continent. To the northeast of Kumasi, the last remnants of ...  Read more

Manhiya Palace Museum (Asantehene's Palace)

In 1925, the British government built the Manhyia Palace as a home for Prempeh I upon his return from exile in the Seychelles, and it remained a royal residence for Prempeh I and Prempeh II until ...  Read more

National Cultural Centre

Located about five minute’s walk from the Kejetia Market in Kumasi sits the National Cultural Centre. Established in 1952 as one of Sub-Saharan Africa’s first cultural centers, the complex offers ...  Read more

Owabi Wildlife Sanctuary

For a taste of the African rainforest while in Ghana, plan a trip to the Owabi Wildlife Sanctuary outside of Kumasi. The five-square-mile (13-square-kilometer) swath of secondary forest surrounds a ...  Read more

Prempeh II Jubilee Museum

Located within the National Cultural Centre, the Prempeh II Jubilee Museum tells the story of the Asante Kingdom, a state among the most powerful and wealthy in Africa at its pinnacle of power in ...  Read more

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