Top 10 Things to do in Kumasi, Ghana

November 30, 2017 Marianna Hollaway

Kumasi (historically spelled Comassie or Coomassie and usually spelled Kumase in Twi) is a city in Ashanti Region, and is among the largest metropolitan areas in Ghana. Kumasi is near Lake Bosomtwe, in a rain forest region, and is the commercial, industrial and cultural capital of Asanteman. Kumasi is approximately 500 kilometres (300 mi) north of the Equator and 200 kilometres (100 mi) north of the Gulf of Guinea. Kumasi is alternatively known as "The Garden City" because of its many beautiful species of flowers and plants. It is also called Oseikrom (Osei Tutu's town). Kumasi is described as Ghana’s second city.
Restaurants in Kumasi

1. The Green Ranch

Lake Bosomtwe, Kumasi, Ghana +233 20 291 7058
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5 based on 129 reviews

The Green Ranch

The Green Ranch offers horse-back rides to all levels of riders by appointment. Rides start from one hour. The most adventurous riders can arrange to ride the 10-hour Big Loop around the whole Bosomtwe Lake!The Green Ranch also provides accommodations in two self-contained bedrooms unique for their outstanding view over the lake and Mountains. Breakfast is included with the room. Lunch and dinner are also available.The Green Ranch caters to a vegetarian palette with fresh fruit and produce, both locally and home-grown, and a variety of delicious grains, as well as freshly homemade juices, ice cold beers and South African wine.Come and experience the delights of the Green Ranch, enjoy a cool after-ride drink on the veranda with its stunning view of the lake and peaceful animals while Elodie prepares an incomparable 3-course-meal.

Reviewed By Sarah K

I've been several times to the green ranch and it's definitely one of my favorite places in Ghana. The green ranch is located at the lakeshore of lake bosumtwe with a stunning view from it's beautiful Terrace over the lake. The rooms are nicely decorated and very clean. The staff and especially Elodie, the owner of the place, is very kind, helpful and cares a lot about her guests. In addition to that you can do horse riding, canoeing on the lake and enjoy the tasty vegetarian and vegan food and the calm surrounding.
Thanks for all the pleasant stays at your place!

2. Manhyia Palace Museum

Off Antoa Rd, Kumasi, Ghana
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4 based on 64 reviews

Manhyia Palace Museum

Reviewed By DianaKatty - Laurel, Maryland

I visited the Manhyia Palace Museum, it was very educational starts out with sitting and viewing a video of the history of the Ashanti then you are guided through several rooms in the Palace with original artifacts. There is a gift shop to purchase souvenirs once the tour ends. The new palace is right next door, it happened to be a festival that Sunday where the Ashanti king comes out in an elaborate parade...thoroughly enjoyed.

3. Kejetia Market

Kumasi, Ghana
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4 based on 47 reviews

Kejetia Market

This is supposedly one of the largest markets on the continent.

Reviewed By Nasir A - New York City, New York

one the largest open-air market in West Africa, with over five thousand traders daily, you can find anything in this market for very reasonable price. must see location in the market is there the African print fabric line where you can find some unique garment for a good deal, I will also like to recommend the Kente shop line is also another place for one to purchase some affordable cost. if you a big collector of African handmade bead jewelry there bead line is also not far from there fabric line. You can also check the herbal medicine line on the railroad section of the market. although food product is the must dominant. Its very interesting market for any visit in Kumasi to check it out if you have the chance to

4. Kumasi Walking - Day Tours

Dakojom Township, Kumasi 233, Ghana
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5 based on 34 reviews

Kumasi Walking - Day Tours

Am accredited Tour Guide providing kumasi walking day tour to visitors visiting the city for attraction, sightseeing, holidays or culture tour. Your local guide takes you along the streets and get acquainted with local food, culture,History and traditions. Hear the stories of the market women/Men locals, Make the most of this excursion when you ask questions and interact with them.Take a drive/walking sightseeing Tour around the City of Kumasi, the heart of Ashanti . Visit very interesting places, people, see things that will get you fascinated, shocked, and yearn for more. Tour include visit to the, Manhyia Palace Museum , Culture Center, King Prempeh Museum,Okomfo Anokye Sword, Lake Bosomtwe, Bonwire kente centre, Ntonso Adinkra Stamping, Dakojom Fanti Kenkey community, TOUR KUMASI LIKE A LOCAL

Reviewed By CarlyMaria - Guelph, Canada

Ben took myself and two friends all around Kumasi. We even went to Bonwire to see the kente weaving in the morning. It made seeing the city so easy. It was especially great to have a local show us the market! Well worth your time and money.

5. Kumasi Fort - Ghana Armed Forces Museum

Cnr Stewart & Government Roads, Kumasi, Ghana
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4 based on 46 reviews

Kumasi Fort - Ghana Armed Forces Museum

Reviewed By Hoosier_Travel_Nut - Indiana

We arrived on a Sunday and like almost everything else in Ghana, it was closed. However, a friendly security guide took us around the complex and gave us a history lesson. We couldn't go inside many of the buildings but it was still a nice visit.

6. Rattray Park

Victoria Opoku-Ware Road, Kumasi, Ghana +233 24 509 0093
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4 based on 27 reviews

Rattray Park

Reviewed By goa1984 - Accra, Ghana

rattray park is ultimatley the best parrk in Ghana. nice set up, available chairs, nice grass. but inferior products were used at the park and i don't think durability is assure in the future. its a good place for picnics etc.

7. Adanmowase Ecotourism - Kente Cloths

Adanmowase, Kumasi, Ghana
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4.5 based on 17 reviews

Adanmowase Ecotourism - Kente Cloths

Reviewed By Mark B - Cesena, Italy

i was looking for a not touristic place to see the kente and mask market... i cant say taht i found it but at least i have had an idea. it's an interesting place after all.worth a visit

8. Asante Buildings

Kumasi, Ghana
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4 based on 25 reviews

Asante Buildings

Unique and fragile Ashanti houses were constructed of mud and covered with interesting decorations.

Reviewed By Elliot S - Santa Fe, New Mexico

We visited the Palace and grounds the day before the Queen Mother's funeral. The museum is a bit dark and long in the tooth, but the actual materials -- clothing, portraits of Asante leaders, memorabilia, furniture including thrones gives one a fuller understanding of how important this powerful tribe is in the history of Ghana and west Africa. A must see for visitors to Kumasi.

9. Wesley Methodist Cathedral

Kumasi, Ghana
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

Wesley Methodist Cathedral

Reviewed By Cherry C

The church building was picturesque, lower level completely packed, but the mahogany balcony provided a great view of the congregation and the pulpit. During the collection of tithes, the entire congregation processed to the altar dancing and singing to Ghanian music and drums. Everyone beautifully dressed, notably the elder men in traditional Kente, the women in western fashions and traditional dress also. Stirring sermon, great choir, "Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth is Mr. Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great king.
Ps. 48:2. A joyful, spiritual blessing for me, coming from America.

10. Ntonso Adinkra Craftsmen

Ntonso Road | Ntonso, Kumasi, Ghana
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

Ntonso Adinkra Craftsmen

Reviewed By worldwander1234 - New York City, New York

The men of the adinkra craftsmen Ntonso village are incredible. I visited here on a SUNDAY - when they were closed. The young guys came and opened the shop up for me. They laid out all of their cloths and even the bar and fire for me to stamp my own. I purchased several pieces of hand-stamped adinkra cloths. Ghanaians are truly hospitable and these guys truly exemplified that.

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