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Come to Ghana

Come to Ghana's Gold Coast Ghana, situated between the Cote d'Ivoire and Togo on the West Coast of Africa, is one of the Continent's most beautiful countries.

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From its picturesque, coastal location to its wide range of attractions and amenities, Ghana appeals to a diverse group of travellers. For those seeking a rich and vibrant culture, sun-drenched beaches with pristine swimming, ancient European castles, lush tropical forests, colourful festivals celebrating the chieftaincy, mouth-watering seafood and Africa's friendliest people, Ghana is a wonderful find.

The exuberant Ghanaian hospitality - expressed heartily in the traditional greeting "akwaaba" or "welcome" - will warm you. You will feel at home in Ghana, the land of legends, while discovering its unparalleled traditions and beauty. Formerly called the Gold Coast by Europeans who came to the country's shores initially in search of gold and later for slaves, Ghana derives its post-independence name from an ancient, powerful kingdom. The splendour of the past remains alive today in the religious royalty of the village chiefs, the magnificent works of art in bronze, wood and stone, and the life rhythms of the village, marketplace and fishing port

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  • Pros:people, security, safety
  • In a nutshell:The gate to West Africa
  • Last visit to Ghana: Mar 2004
  • Intro Updated Apr 30, 2004
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  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Feb 17, 2013 at 10:16 PM

    Great tips

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Dec 16, 2008 at 2:50 PM

    Hi, a good friend of mine here in London is from Ghana - been really interesting to read tips and info on her country thanks!Might be off to Burundi in April-my 1st visit to central/deep Africa!

  • karentids's Profile Photo
    Sep 16, 2008 at 2:13 AM

    Greetings from UK. Great informative pages. Will be in orphanage in Mampong in January.

  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Aug 20, 2008 at 12:11 PM

    very interesting page ;-)

  • Apr 22, 2007 at 7:55 PM

    That is sooo true. Also, some women do it on their own as well. i'll say beware

  • sprdak11's Profile Photo
    Feb 10, 2007 at 4:37 AM

    Interesting travel page. Best wishes.

  • IoannaE's Profile Photo
    Jan 21, 2007 at 4:16 AM

    Halfan is now banned in some countries as it can cause heart attacks. Read the latest information in the websites of the World Health Organisation or the Center for Disease Control. Also, I've found traveldoctor uk to be quite good.

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Nov 30, 2006 at 5:59 PM

    Amazing page of Ghana from someone who lived there. Great warning tips and about fufu and kenkey. Tried Ghanian chicken curry from a student, may be he wasn't a good cook. Like your postoffice/philatelic tip. Cheers from Penang.

  • pflame's Profile Photo
    Apr 19, 2006 at 5:02 AM

    i know reality must be said but you make ish out of things that aint real,disappointed whiteman, am sick of ppl painting my country black.

  • Wafro's Profile Photo
    Dec 27, 2005 at 7:47 AM

    Enjoy the last moments of 2005 and already the best for 2006. Happy travels!!! Great Page BTW.

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