The paper “ Features of Natural Environment in Ghana, Which Attracts Tourists” is a provoking example of the case study on tourism. Ghana is among the unique tourist destinations in Africa. It is competitive not only in Africa but also in the whole world. It has a rich coastal history because of the slave trade that took place several centuries ago. The forts are the major tourist attraction because they serve as memories of difficult times when Africans were sold as slaves to the Europeans and Americans. It is a center of unity for Ghanaians who for many times drink beer together and share these painful memories.
The country is also rich in culture, which is manifested in arts and galleries and has acted as a source of income for the people. Ghana has friendly people who embrace and easily interact with others. Willing and committed governing authority has led to the improvements in tourism, promoted sustainability, and maintained the country as one of the most secure in West Africa. Parks, museums exhibit the beauty of both natural and artificially modified attractions reflecting the culture of the people and willing to foster sustained tourism.
Heritage, culture, and history of tourism are among the factors explored in this project. A number of challenges facing the industry, effects on the people as well as push and pull factors are discussed in this project. Features of Natural Environment in Ghana, which Attracts TouristsGhana has many wild animals reserved in the parks. The variety of wildlife includes more than 200 species of birds, monkeys, more than 400 species of butterflies, mammalian species such as elephant, lions, leopards, warthogs, antelopes, waterbucks, hartebeests, hyenas, buffalos, and primates (Finley 2001).
It also has various reptiles, amphibians, and wild vegetation. Tourists are attracted to these natural features to enjoy seeing the wildlife, hunting, fishing, and bird watching (Austen 2001, p. 58). In addition to the wide range of wildlife, Ghana is well known for its warm and cool climates, especially in the beaches. It contains inland lakes and coastal waters. Tourists are attracted to these sites mostly to see waterfalls, cruising on rivers and lakes, swimming, scuba diving, boating, sport fishing, watching crocodiles and hippos (Weaver & Lawton 2002).
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