The Central Region in south Ghana is known for its elite higher education institutions and an economy based on an abundance of industrial minerals. The region is a hub of education in Ghana, with some of the best schools in the country. While the economy is dominated by mining and fishing, the Central Region is also a major center of tourism in southern Ghana and it has some of the country’s most beautiful coasts and national parks.
Assin Manso Slave River
Located in the Central Region of Ghana. It’s used to serve as a slave market and was best known for the place where the slaves had their last bath in African waters. After sorting, the strong ones were sent to the forts along the coast where they were locked up in the cells for months before shipment across the Atlantic to the unknown.
Cape Coast Castle
It is located in the Central Region of Ghana and was built by the European traders. It was considered as one of about forty slave castles or large commercial forts built on the Gold Coast of West Africa now Ghana. It was established in 1555.
Kakum National Park
Kakum national park is located in the Central Region of Ghana and established in 1931 as a reserve and was gazetted as a national park in 1992.The area is covered with tropical forest. The uniqueness of this park lies in the fact that, it was established at the initiative of the local people and not by the state Department of wildlife who are responsible for wildlife preservation in Ghana. It is one of only 3 locations in Africa with a canopy walkway which is 350 meters long and connects seven tree tops which provides access to the forest.
The most notable endangered species of fauna in the park are Diana monkeys, giant bongo antelopes, yellow backed duiker, African elephant, 266 species of birds, white breasted Guinea fowls, and beautiful species of butterflies.
Elmina castle is located in the Central Region of Ghana and was erected by the Portuguese in 1482 as Costello de Sao Jorge da Mina translated in English as St. George of the Mine Castle in Ghana formerly Gold Coast. It was the first trading post built on the Gulf of Guinea and was also the first establishment for trade settlement. The castle later became one of the most important stops on the route of the Atlantic slave trade.