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Ghana in the West of Africa

Ghana is one of the few English speaking countries in West Africa. It is completely surrounded by Francophone countries: Ivory Coast in the West, Burkina Faso in the North and Togo in the East.

Ghana was the first black-African country to gain independency in 1957, under the former president Kwame Nkrumah. Before that period the biggest part of the country belonged to the ancient Ashanti-kingdom and later, when the British beated the Ashanti, the country was called Gold Coast.

At this moment it has 22,5 million inhabitants. The majority of the people are christians, but there also are a lot of people with animistic religions and in the north there are many muslims too.

Travelling in Ghana

Ghana is one of the safest and easiest African countries to travel through. Public transportation never is a problem and the people are always willing to help you.

The highlights of Ghana are skattered all over the country. In the south you can relax on the sandbeaches at the Gulf of Guinea, or visit the impressive slave castles in Cape Coast or Elmina.

In the centre of Ghana you can see great nature: shower under waterfalls, walk between treetops, spot sacred monkeys and in the middle of all this nature you should never miss the old Ashanti-capital Kumasi.

In the north of the country you enter the islamic world with mud-and-sticks mosques, with a savanna vegetation and with wildlife reserves with hippo's, monkeys, antilopes and elephants.

With the information you find on this page and my other Ghana-pages, you should be able to spend at least three weeks in the country without being bored for one single day.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Nice people, great weather, hardly any tourists, cheap, very diverse, safe, English-speaking...
  • Cons:Bad road-conditions, not so nice food, uncomfortable public transportation...
  • In a nutshell:Ghana has everything for an adventurous solo-trip in Africa!
  • Last visit to Ghana: Dec 2006
  • Intro Updated Apr 19, 2007
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  • elpariente's Profile Photo
    Oct 6, 2013 at 4:02 AM

    Great photos and very interesting tips
    Gracias !!!

  • Mayacity's Profile Photo
    Jul 12, 2010 at 12:46 AM

    Thanks for the great info on Ghana.. Am going there in August and im in the process of collecting as much info on the country as possible...

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Nov 8, 2009 at 11:08 AM

    Hello, Peter! You have visited and described a lot of nice places here! Thanks a lot! ><><><><

  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    Feb 3, 2009 at 2:37 PM

    Nice trees in Ghana! I wish we had more trees here in Arizona! The monkey looks cute - hope it did not bite. My sister got bitten once! Norman :)

  • PierreZA's Profile Photo
    Aug 5, 2008 at 9:34 PM

    Goeiedag Pieter, 'n uitstekende blad oor Ghana! It seems you really understand this country and the way things work there, great page! Groete uit Suid Afrika

  • antistar's Profile Photo
    May 26, 2008 at 10:15 AM

    Great info. Great pictures. Really helpful.

  • travelnurse21's Profile Photo
    May 4, 2008 at 11:43 PM

    Great page on Ghana! I am currently in the process of applying for a volunteer position there for January of 2009. Your page gives me validation that I'm making the right decision and picked the right destination=)

  • johngayton's Profile Photo
    Dec 5, 2007 at 5:22 PM

    Hi! GREAT tips, great writing, great photos - pretty much a perfect page! Cheers, John.

  • hindu1936's Profile Photo
    Oct 5, 2007 at 5:16 AM

    great pages. photos, info--keep writing. thank you

  • bajci's Profile Photo
    Oct 4, 2007 at 9:32 AM

    Love your page! It`s grrrrrrreat! Especially Ghana...

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