For our 4th anniversary we decided to take a trip to Keta and lodged at the Aborigines Beach Resort (will post a review of the place in another post), as part of the road trip we made a stop at Fort Prinzenstein (it’s a mouthful I know, I had to google to get the right spelling). Trust me! I was surprised to learn of the existence of a Fort in Keta. Never heard of it and doubt it was mentioned in any Social Studies class back in High School.
This Fort was built by the Danish and later taken over by the British (you can google or check Wikipedia for history and details).
These are the photos I took from the visit.
Discovered this on one of the streets! A street that silences the gossips, very interesting. Okro Mouth Close! paaa…….I was wondering whether it was mere coincidence but realised there was a shop next to it called Okro mouth.
To get a guided tour, some payment is needed for citizens and tourists. We paid about GHS20 for both of us excluding the kids. According to the tour guide there are 68 forts in Africa with 64 in Ghana (I stand to be corrected if I misheard or if it was wrong apor).
The fort was built in 1784 and was a place where slaves were held prior to being shipped to the Caribbeans. Apparently, the place had no ventilation until provision was made for it in 1850.
And our pictorial tour begins (free up your spirit of imagination)…………………………
Other informational pieces I captured (not so visible though)
And the tour continues………..
Section where cooking was done
This picture watermarking is slowing me down so here goes some free pics for your viewing:
In your opinion, does Fort Prinzenstein have tourist attraction potential?