GHANA TRAVEL GUIDE
Ghana is proliferated with outstanding landscapes. Add to that a Cross hospitality destination -obsessed with crazy gregarious, and you have got a sense of Ghanaian people. Wait! Also, blend in a taste of its traditional culture with bustling coastal cities, architecturally eclectic capital city, and you have the making of a unique yet approachable country. Exquisite!
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If you have a frown on your face saying, “but Ghana does not have teeming outdoor activities or fancy beaches,” just calm down, because the ground travel experience is more different than impressions left by the news or social media. Ghana has everything you would want in an Africa holiday, from a diverse population to its yummy street food and natural landscape. Ghana is alive!
Wait! Ghana is also not just about getting active – Ghanaians are renowned for their generous, often exuberant nature and positive vibes towards life. YES! Everyone here seems to be exceedingly positive, despite their country’s devasting history. They tend to take travelers like family, showing them around, and often treating them to a special plate of Jollof rice. Ghana is literally off the charts when it comes to friendly locals. And wait, it’s friendly on your wallet too.
Ghana Capital: Accra
Population: 31.07 million
Area 238,535 km²
Major Religion: Christianity
Official Language: English
• Of the languages indigenous to Ghana, Akan is the most widely spoken.
Climate: The best time to visit Ghana is between November – March when there is little to no rainfall, and every part of the country is easily accessible.
Dialing code: +233
Currency: Ghanaian Cedi
DESTINATION AND CULTURE
Ghana’s traditional festivals erupt with remarkable historical and cultural propensity. Food, Art and music festivals come with creative dynamism, exciting rare rhythms, and outstanding street tastes.
In Ghana, fantastic coffins are made by a small group of craftsmen and designed in the shape of the things that best symbolizes the deceased profession in life. Yes! This group of craftsmen makes caskets for families who believe that life transcends, and the deceased will continue with her or his profession in the afterlife.
Accra diverse culture is best appreciated at the Makola Market, where vendors sell everything from hand-stitched clothes to tasty snacks and Labidi Beach, where the relaxing reggae vibes are rarely interrupted.
Homowo is one of the greatest festivals in Ghana, and it happens right in the capital Accra, ever year in May. Its history is one of the seasons of despair due to famine, which was eventually followed by a bumper harvest of fish and plant food.
Foodies rejoice! You will never go hungry, as Ghana is renowned for its sumptuous spread of yummy food and drink.
Also, Ghana is hotbed hospitality with diverse restaurants serving different food across the globe – at some of the best prices. Wonderful!
Notable Ghana traditional food includes; Jollof Rice, goal light soup, fufu, and more other delicious dishes.
Ghana is also not lacking in its share of beaches. Labadi Beach is the most famous beach in Ghana, located in Accra; this dazzling beach is the ultimate Ghanaian chill-out venue. Here, you can enjoy Ghana delicious street food, horseback rides, surf, and booming live band music without traveling out of town.
Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park
No holiday to Ghana would be complete without visiting the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park. The park is the resting place of the first president of Ghana, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. For history enthusiasts, this park is well worth a visit!
Tagbo Falls is one of the beautiful and amazing waterfalls in Ghana. You have got to see it believe it, so if you are visiting Ghana, carve out a couple of days in your itinerary to get to Tagbo Falls for a hike.
Mount Afadja is one of the highest mountains in Ghana, standing at an elevation of 885 meters. It is carpeted in Pristine forest and overflows with incredible biodiversity. Here, you can spy thousands of reptiles, insects, beds in the forest. Aside from exploring, listening to the soothing sounds of the forest, is also a great way to get away from it all.
Kintampo waterfall is a stunning cascading waterfall in Ghana. There is nothing better than a good waterfall with a dramatic flow of water in a truly jaw-dropping setting. If you are into waterfalls, move Kintampo Falls right to the top of your hitlist.
Kakum National Park
Kakum National Park’s best-known feature is undoubtedly its seven suspension bridges, which from a 333-meter long canopy walkway. Here you can also spy the African elephant, monkeys, and yellow back duiker. The park also holds birds, such as hornbill and African grey parrot. Yes! Kakum National Park is another reason why a holiday to Ghana is so unique.
Bisa Abrewa Museum
The Bisa Aberwa Museum is created to be one of the largest sculptural representations in clay, wood, cement, paintings, and photographs of personalities whose sacrifices have shaped African history, both within the continent and the diaspora. This Museum is well worth a visit!
Mole National Park
Mole National Park is the largest national park in Ghana and provides the best wildlife experience in Ghana that will forever stay with you. Here, you can spot Buffalo, elephant, warthog, waterbuck, roan antelope, bushbuck, hartebeest, duikers, patas monkey, and green monkey, and more.
Boabeng Fiema Monkey Sanctuary
The Boabeng Fiema Monkey sanctuary is a wonderful mix of conservation, mystery, and beliefs. It is home to two of the rarest monkey species in the World – Campbells Mona and the white and black Colobus.
Wli waterfall Ghana is the place to go if you want to experience the serene, natural, and mountainous side of Ghana.
National Museum of Ghana
The museum showcases national and cultural symbols and artifacts that will render you breathless! An exhibition of the slave trade, as well as artifacts from other countries, are also on display at the National Museum of Ghana, Accra.
How to get a visa to Ghana
• Fill and sign the application form. Attach your passport – with at least six months validity from the date of entry and one blank visa page. Also, hold proof of onward/return airline tickets, documentation confirming the purpose and duration of your visit to Ghana!
Helpful Travelling tips
• Book through an agent directly to save costs. Since OTA’s takes commissions
• Currency and Banking. The currency of Ghana is Ghanaian Cedi. There are approximately 1 GH₵= $ 0.18.
• You need to bring an unlocked smartphone with you. You can get a sim card for your stay, which will allow you to add minutes and be able to call your family or friends.
• Dress Modest
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