5 Staycation Locations in Ghana

1. Meet Me There African Home Lodge

Meet Me There is a not-for-profit lodge located in the Volta Region of Ghana in Dzita. The budget-friendly lodge has suites with private balconies that overlook the sea, made-to-order food on-site, and an array of activities. Not only does the lodge provide a serene getaway for its visitors, but spending your money on this staycation means supporting local development efforts around the Dzita community. The proceeds earned from stays at the lodge are used for initiatives like building compost toilets for schools in the area and running their on-site learning center for adults and children. This is the only location in Ghana I have visited so far that has earned a 10/10 in my book and is highly recommended!

2. Shai Hills Luxury Glamping Tent

Glamping, a more luxurious form of camping, is undoubtedly a thing here in Ghana! You can experience a night out in the wilderness from the comfort of your private tent guarded by security guards at night at the Shai Hills Resource Reserve. A night stay includes breakfast and a 2-hour tour of the facility the next day, where you get to embark on a mini hike and see some animals. You can read up on my experience here to get an insight into glamping in Ghana!

3. Olma Colonial Suites

Located in the heart of Accra, this is a staycation you don’t have to travel too far to get away from the everyday stressors of life. Olma Colonial Suites provides its guests with a spacious apartment-style suite equipped with a kitchenette and private bathroom. The garden booming with flowers and poolside view is worth booking alone. 

Photo Credit: Adjo Quist @adjo_quist

4. Zaina Lodge

Known as Africa’s first safari lodge, Zaina Lodge gives guests an up-close and personal encounter with elephants. Located in Mole, in the Northern region of Ghana, the lodge has 25 tented chalet rooms with a balcony overlooking waterholes. Various animals like elephants and hippos come to hydrate! There are also options to take a day and night safari at the Mole National Park and visit a nearby local village. 

5. Safari Valley Resort

Safari Valley is located in the Okere District in the Eastern Region of Ghana. Only 2 hours away from Accra, Safari Valley Resort makes the perfect staycation in Ghana. Aside from its stunning cabins, the resort is known for its wide range of activities for guests to enjoy. Volleyball, cycling, large Jenga, and table tennis are just a few of the many activities you can enjoy on your trip!

Photo Credit: @_esq_daulta

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