Ghana: Itineraries & tips

"Ghana is one of the best countries to visit in Africa."travelnotesandbeyond.com
"Ghana is the country that has vast cultural diversity that is both thrilling as well as fascinating to its visiting tourists."lifefromabag.com
"Ghana is an English speaking countries surrounded by many Francophone nations."globalgaz.com
"Ghana is a country that will stay with you, in your heart for years to come."dreamsinheels.com
"Ghana is still a developing country with much progress to be made."oneworld365.org
"Ghana is a country of life and colour, and it is all too easy to fall in love with it."oneworld365.org

Ghana location

Western Africa


Land borders

Burkina Faso

Ivory Coast


Ghana at a glance

Ghana cedi (GHS)




Average (3 of 5)

Level of costs

None (3 of 5)

Tourism trend change

Very safe (73 / 100)

Safety index

Underdeveloped (60 / 100)

Human development index

Best itineraries

At Ghana the itinerary will begin. After that the itinerary proceeds Togo and Benin. The focus is mainly on not so famous cities.
Do you like museums? Then you will enjoy
Accra and Kumasi. If you love to make party you will be happy at Accra. The climate is hot. Safe countries are chosen but be carefully in Benin. As a Austria (visit Austria itineraries) citizen you must get the valid visa before for Ghana. For in Togo and Benin it is possible to request the visa on arrival. During your travel you have to speak English and French but english should be enough for communication everywhere. Ghana cedi and CFA Franc BCEAO are necessary to pay. As a Austria (see itineraries) citizen you use electronic with power sockets of the type C/F.

Things to do

Accra is Ghana’s largest and capital city, so there’s no shortage of things to do. In fact, you may even be overwhelmed. What follows is a good start: ...


What to see and do in Kumasi

What to see in do in Cape Coast

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T: We’ll never say never to living overseas again. There is no place like home but there is nothing like living in a foreign country to make you appreciate home that little bit more. ...

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Eat & drink

Politeness goes a long way, and when locals see that you’re making an effort to learn their language and greet them, they’ll respect you more and not look at you as a lost and confused foreigner. ...

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To be honest, I don’t think you can go wrong food-wise if you stick to locals’ recommendations! A number of the girls in our group had a list of restaurants suggested to them by Ghanaian friends, so we stuck to those religiously. We thoroughly enjoyed the meals and the atmosphere at Buka and ..

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Before I start and share my experiences, I like to look at the research first. You can compare your own country with Ghana through the dimensions from Hofstede on his website ...

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Voordat ik begin met mijn eigen ervaringen te delen, zou ik eerst graag willen vermelden wat de wetenschap zegt over de mensen in Ghana. Je kunt je eigen land met Ghana vergelijken door de dimensies van Hofstede op deze website ...

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Ghana is a great place to start your travels in this part of the world. English speaking, good transport links and its reputation as a safe country to travel, make it a great introduction to West Africa to your phone so that you have offline maps. It ideal for tracking bus journeys and finding our way to our hostels.

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If you are traveling within the same city you can pay while on board the trotro, usually 30-60 pesewas. The money-collector will collect your money while the trotro is in motion, and you can signal with your fingers how many people you are paying for. If you do not know the fare, try ...

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Today, Ghana is known for its emerging economy, technological advancements, and recent strong focus on tourism. Ghana has recently become a major part of the conversation when it comes to travel due to last year’s marketing for the Year of Return. There are a few things you should know before heading to Ghana that ...


In Summary

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Ghana is an exciting country that’s worth a visit. Even if you’re short on time, one week is just enough to take in the most popular tourist sites in Ghana. I should know: my friends and I had exactly eight days in the country and saw a lot! We divided our time between Accra, Kumasi, and Cape Coast.

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In terms of how to get there, most international flights to Ghana arrive in and depart from Accra’s Kotoka Airport. This means that a visit to the capital will inevitably figure into your plans. ...

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I expected to have my eyes opened, to be shocked at times, saddened at others, but nothing could prepare me for life volunteering in a rural Ghanaian hospital. Ghana is considered a wealthy country by African standards, so what I saw was probably tame compared with other electives.

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Our effervescent hotelier’s wife is still making us giggle with her blog Mint Mocha Musings, and most recently shared with us her thoughts and feelings about repatriation to Australia (plan Australia itineraries). You can read Nicole’s original story from Xi’an here ...

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Everyone has different budgets for travelling the world. We’ve stayed in both budget and mid-range hotels during our time spent in Ghana. Our favourite area to stay in Accra is Osu. This is a good location, close to bars, restaurants and things to do. Find our recommendations below.

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