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.
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.
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.
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.
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.