Ghana, is a country in West Africa that spans the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean to the south, sharing borders with the Ivory Coast in the west, Burkina Faso in the north, and Togo in the east. Ghana is a beautiful cultural-filled offers sunny beaches, lively cities, friendly people, and easy methods of travelling around the country .
Ghana is one of the most stable democracies on the continent and a fascinating blend of attractive beaches, historically rich cities, and verdant jungles. There is a wealth of history to discover across the nation, from the coastal forts that were central to the slave trade to cities that uncover stories of Ghana’s independence from European colonial control—it was the first sub-Saharan Black African nation to achieve independence. The geography is split between the coast and the inland. On the coast, beaches and trading ports abound, offering a lively environment with great seafood and colorful markets. Inland, the landscape completely changes to one of thick forest full of beloved animals. It’s relatively easy to get around the country and the people are friendly and generous, making it a good place to make friends.
Where Should You Visit When In Ghana?
The capital Accra lies on the coast in the Gulf of Guinea. It’s hot, hectic, and a bit overwhelming for people used to laid back coastal locations, but it also has the best food and drink in the country, as well as abundant shopping options. And let’s not forget the gorgeous beaches, chief among them the popular sands of Labadi. If you aren’t daunted by busyness, you’ll find plenty to like in the capital.
Kumasi is the capital city of the Ashanti Region, in southern Ghana. It’s known as a center for Ashanti culture. In the huge, open-air Kejetia Market, stalls sell everything from glass beads to Ashanti sandals. The National Cultural Centre offers craft workshops and dance performances. It includes the Prempeh II Jubilee Museum, which displays jewelry and ceremonial clothing belonging to the 20th-century Ashanti king.
Cape Coast and Elmina
Cape Coast and Elmina along the gulf are known for their historic slave trade castles and Portuguese forts. The Cape Coast Castle is a whitewashed fortification that used to be one of the key slave-trading sites in the world. It’s a place to learn about the dire history of the Atlantic Slave Trade. Elmina is a more picturesque spot. St George’s Castle is another historic landmark with ties to the terrifying slave trade, but the town itself is a lovely spot with old colonial homes, salty air, and a colorful fish market.
Mole National Park
Mole National Park is possibly the best game reserve in the country. Located in the country’s northwest, the park has over 300 species of birds and around 100 species of mammals, most notably elephants, baboons, and warthogs. If you visit between December and April, you’ll have a good chance of getting up close with the elephants. Best of all: the safari prices are a fraction of those in East and Southern Africa. You won’t find a more affordable safari on the continent.
When is the best time to visit Ghana?
Like much of West Africa, Ghana has two rainy seasons. October to March is the best time to visit Ghana, when the climate is marginally cooler and less humid, and you'll miss the spring and summer rains. Harmattan - the Saharan wind - blows in from December, which causes haze, dust and very dry skin. Mid-November to April is the dry season, and the easiest to travel in. You won’t have issues with blocked roads from floods, and wildlife will be easier to spot as it will be clustered around the scarce waterholes – particularly in the driest months of January , February and March.
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