Ghana is a beautiful country situated on the coast of West Africa.
Ghanaians are very friendly and hospitable. In political view Ghana is democratic and stable for many years now, the Ghanaians are very proud of that fact. That’s why it is safe to travel through the country. It is wise to purchase a good guide book, like the Bradt Guide (Moon&Star p. 396 in the book). They also gave us an excellent review in their book!
You could travel through Ghana on your own using local transportation. As said, the Ghanaians are very friendly and always prepared to help – but travelling with local transport is very time consuming. Small distances can be very challenging, mainly because of bad roads and connections.
Ghana has a tropical climate, almost daily the temperature rises up till 30 degrees Celsius. During the evening and night the temperature drops. From April till
October it is raining season, usually most rain falls in May and June.
Ghana’s official language is English, but most Ghanaians speak their local language. There are about 75 different languages and dialects, but Twi is the main local language.
Ghana has a beautiful coastline with a lot of things to see, like the slavery forts and Kakum national park.
Lake Volta, one of the largest artificial lakes in Africa, is situated in the east of Ghana. In the east of Ghana you will also find very nice waterfalls like the Wli falls and the highest mountain of Ghana.
Kumasi is Ghana’s second city, it is the capital of the Ashanti region. Kumasi is a very busy city with over a million inhabitants. When you visit Kumasi you have to go to the very hectic Kejetia market, the largest market of West Africa. After that you could go to the National cultural centre where the atmosphere is a lot more relaxed.
In Brong Ahafo you can see monkeys in Boabeng Fiema, the Kintampo Falls and Nkoranza.
Do you want to see elephants and other wildlife? Then you travel to Mole National park in the north of Ghana. In Larabanga, right by the national park, you can visit the oldest mud and stick mosque of Ghana.
And if you travel even further up north you can visit for instance Karimenga, Sirigu and the Tengzug Hills.