If you are a nature lover, Ghana with its seven national parks and numerous wildlife sanctuaries and reserves will fascinate you. Mole National Park in northern Ghana, particularly known for its elephants, boasts 94 mammal species and 300 bird species, while Kakum National Park in the south offers wonderful vistas of the lush rainforest from its canopy-level walkway. Discover more spectacular views at Ghana's many waterfalls. These include Agumatsa Falls, the highest waterfall in West Africa, near to Lake Volta, the largest artificial lake in the world. If your passion is history, investigate Ghana's dark past at one of the many forts associated with the slave trade. If you are more into architecture, check out the Larabanga Mosque, thought to be the oldest in West Africa, and constructed of mud and sticks – Sudanese style. Alternatively, relax and top up your tan at one of Ghana's many beaches, the most popular of which are in Accra.