7 Unique Date Ideas to Try in Kumasi

That feeling as if you are the only two people on Earth
That feeling as if you are the only two people on Earth | © Gauthier Delecroix / Flickr
Kwame Aidoo

Monumental structures and ceremonies, colourfully vibrant market scenes, textile hubs, breathtaking parks, and an exciting nightlife, Kumasi is a city that offers amazing culture. For new lovers as well as those who have been together for a while, reconnecting in some spectacular spaces in Ashanti region’s capital can definitely help keep your bond solid. Here we help set the scene for some great date ideas in Ghana’s northern city of Kumasi.

Loved by over 40s

Dress to fit in at Akwasidae

Of course, just as Accra is great location for inspiring date ideas, Akwasidae is all the inspiration you will need in Kumasi. Held every six weeks at the Ashanti royal Manhyia palace, the festival celebrates royalty and commemorates the golden stool. In the midst of ecstatic fontomfrom, kete and mpintsin drummers, dancers, horn blowers and singers performing in honour of ancestral spirits, this unique setting will absolutely make your date a memorable one. Observe the palanquin processions and learn traditional folks songs together. You can also choose to dress in kente to fit in.

Relax at The Green Ranch

A visit to the The Green Ranch will spice up your date as much as the delicious dishes on its menu. The magnificent view over Lake Bosomtwi definitely sets the mood. Sharing a ride on horseback along the water’s edge will surely set the tone and the warm Kumasi sun will leave you relaxed, refreshed and at peace.

Lake Bosomtwi

Visit Manhyia Palace Museum

Building, Museum

© Caupolicaningles / WikiCommons
Delve into the Ashanti Kingdom’s history in this airy museum that Otumfo Opoku Ware II opened in 1995 to mark the silver jubilee of his reign. The building itself dates back to 1925, and it was built during the colonial era as a palace for Asantehene Agyeman Prempeh I to commemorate his return to his native lands after many years of exile in the Seychelles. There is much to discover in this comprehensive space: life-sized effigies depicting past rulers, the origin story of the tribe centres, Okomfo Anokye and his famous sword site as well as gold weights for which the Ashanti people are famous.

Skip a beat at Rattray Park

The most memorable of dates are often unexpected, creative and filled with adventure. Re-live your first kiss in a beautiful setting. The vast green landscape of Rattray Park offers enough space, diverse fun activities, and outdoor live music to make any date unforgettable. Get away from the stress and just enjoy the great outdoors with your loved one.

Share tales at Okomfo Anokye Site

It’s not the amount of money you spend that matters, but the time you’re spending together. Cook together, have a traditional lunch at a local restaurant, or visit the Okomfo Anokye site, situated right at the heart of Kumasi’s largest hospital, where Okomfo Anokye’s mysterious sword has been stuck in the ground since 1695. Learn about Anokye’s magical life in relation to Ashanti civilization and write your own Ananse tales together.

That feeling as if you are the only two people on Earth

Dance under the stars at Lake Bosomtwi

Crack open fresh coconuts and go on a boat trip on Lake Bosomtwi. Lake Bosomtwi is an extraordinary place about a 60–90 minute drive from central Kumasi and created by a meteoric impact thousands of years ago. Try biking, hiking, or just enjoy an afternoon in nature around the circular lake. Make friends in the surrounding fishing and farming villages. Who cares if you have two left feet and can’t carry a tune? Play your favourite songs to your loved one and watch the sun go down over the crater-lake.

Design your own textiles at Ntonso Adinkra Village

Market, Museum, Store

© Shawn Zamechek / Flickr
Ntonso Village is one of the only places to pick up Ashanti-symbolic Adinkra handmade crafts and get involved in the creative process. Learn all about the method of Adinkra stamping just 22 kilometres away from Kumasi on the Mampong Road. Learn the about the meaning behind Adinkra symbols and their roots in Akan culture. Get to know about historic concepts and aphorisms, try out the dyeing process and buy a strip of this unusual symbol-laden fabric. This is the perfect opportunity to prove you remember the small details by incorporating memories of your time together as you stamp your very own personalised patterns.
culture trip left arrow
 culture trip brand logo

Volcanic Iceland Epic Trip

meet our Local Insider


women sitting on iceberg


2 years.


It's the personal contact, the personal experiences. I love meeting people from all over the world... I really like getting to know everyone and feeling like I'm traveling with a group of friends.


I have so many places on my list, but I would really lobe to go to Africa. I consider myself an “adventure girl” and Africa feels like the ULTIMATE adventure!

culture trip logo letter c
group posing for picture on iceberg
group posing for picture on iceberg

Every CULTURE TRIP Small-group adventure is led by a Local Insider just like Hanna.

map of volcanic iceland trip destination points
culture trip brand logo
culture trip right arrow
landscape with balloons floating in the air


Connect with like-minded people on our premium trips curated by local insiders and with care for the world

Since you are here, we would like to share our vision for the future of travel - and the direction Culture Trip is moving in.

Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.

Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.

Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.

We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm - and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.