Ghana lies roughly at the center of the West African coast.
My plan included visiting a slave fortress at Elmina along the coast and Nzulezu, a village built on stilts over Lake Amansuri (near Axim). Because some of the roads are unpaved and in bad condition, we had to backtrack in certain areas in order to save time.
From Axim we went north, through Kumasi and stayed overnight at Techiman. Continuing north, we passed through Bole, which turned into an important stop, and ended the day at Mole National Park.
The following day we drove west to Tamale then north almost to the Burkina Faso border where we overnighted at Sirigu Village, southeast of Navrongo. There’s no other good road from Sirigu to the south, so we backtracked, first stopping in Bolgatanga where I got photos of smocks being sewn. Then through Tamale again, and south towards Kintampo.
The Land Rover broke down in a village about 30 km north of Kintampo, but we made it to Techiman again by nightfall. The next day we visited the monkeys at Boabeng-Fiema and Adanwomase, the kente weaving village near Kumasi. After an overnight in Kumasi, we headed back south again to Accra, passing through Nkawkaw and Nsawam.