Flights to Sekondi-Takoradi The combined city of Sekondi-Takoradi is in southern Ghana, right on the coast and near the border with Cote d’Ivoire. You can see several good Ghanian nature parks from here, and there are some great attractions within the city as well.
The local airport is the Takoradi Airport (airport code: TKD), but it only handles flights to Sekondi-Takoradi from Accra. So you can arrive at the Kotoka International Airport (code: ACC) in Accra and then get a flight to Sekondi-Takoradi with Antrak Air or Starbow Airlines. From South Africa, South African Airways will fly to Accra with no connections, or you can also book with Kenya Airways and have one stop-over in Nairobi. Air Namibia also offers a 1-stop route, but it will connect in Windhoek instead.
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The Tourist Attractions of Sekondi-Takoradi:
Kakum National Park
Kakum National Park is to the north-east of Sekondi-Takoradi, and is comprised entirely of thick rainforest. The park is known for its many hanging bridges that allow you to walk through the upper canopy of the forest. These rope bridges may seem a little precarious but they are completely safe and allow for a wonderfully unique view of the park. Down in the lower levels of the forest you can see forest buffalo, pygmy elephants, meerkats and more. The large population of native butterflies is impressive too.
Nini-Suhien National Park
Part of the forested Nin-Suhien National Park is also the Ankasa Game Reserve, and it’s about the same distance as the Kakum Park, but to the west of Sekondi-Takoradi. There are no roads within the park to see it by jeep so you should plan on doing a lot of walking. There are chimpanzees and other native monkey species within the park as well as a huge number of birds.
The south end of the city has many nice beaches along the coast, with Busua Beach being the most popular one. Several good hotels and resorts are along the beach so you can even stay in the area if you wish. The beaches are very clean with white sand and great facilities for sun-bathing, swimming and water sports.
The old Dutch Fort Orange was built in 1642, and today the large white stucco fort is used as a lighthouse. Its elevated location will give you a great view of Sekondi-Takoradi.
Accra is farther north-east along the coast, and should take under 3 hours to get there by car if you want to see the capital city. The National Museum of Ghana is there, as well as more lovely beaches along the waterfront. You will get more shopping opportunities and a chance to see some big-city sights.
When Should You Visit?:
The climate is hot and usually dry in Sekondi-Takoradi and there are only minor variations from one “season” to the next. The most comfortable months are July through September. It is very dry and the days will only reach 27C (81F), which is the coolest it usually gets. Hotter weather is the norm for most of the rest of the year, from November until May. Then it gets to 31C (88F) in the daytime. The wettest and most humid part of the year is in May and June.