Formerly known as Gold Coast, Ghana gained independence from Britain on March 6, 1957. It became the first country in black Africa to attain its independence. Ghana provided the flood light for the
socio-political emancipation of Africa, and was home to Pan-Africanists such as W.E.B. Du Bois and George Pad more.
Ghana is located along the Gulf of Guinea on the West coast of Africa, bordering Cote d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso and Togo. It has a total area of 239,460 sq km, land cover of 230,940 sq km, and water coverage of 8,520
sq km. It has a land border totaling 2,094 km with Burkina
Faso (549 km), Cote d'Ivoire (668
km), and Togo (877 km).
There are tropical conditions in Ghana. The climate is
comparatively dry along southeast coast; hot and humid in southwest; hot and dry in north. Temperatures are moderate with
constant breeze and clear continuous sunshine. Temperatures in general ranges between 21oC to 32oC in the south There are
two main raining seasons in Southern Ghana: from April to July and September to October. Rainfall in the Northern part of the country is from April to October,
with the rest of the year being dry and hot. Temperatures may be up to 38Oc.
Visitors are required to have a valid passport and visas before their
arrival in the country, we can also assist you for documentations. you can email firstname.lastname@example.org for any immigration assistance. With the exception of ECOWAS citizens.
It is however possible for visitors, in the case of group visitors to secure entry clearance at the main port of entrance.
Visitors are required to provide evidence of recent vaccination against
yellow fever. Good medical facilities are found in all the cities and major towns.
Tourist must declare photographic equipment to customs on arrival. As
a sign of courtesy, permission must be sought before pictures are taking of other people.
English is the official language of Ghana, however other languages including, Twi, Fante, Ga, Ewe, Hausa and Dagbani are spoken.
Ghana is a multi-religious country. Freedom of religion is enshrined in our laws with the main religious
groups being Christianity, Islam, and Traditional religion. Places of worship are found all over the country. About 75% of
the people are Christians and churches are also spreading so fast so much that the prophesy of the last days churches have
come to pass. Ghanaians really love God, hates wars such as tribal etc etc.churches goes on day and night as well. We have
the charismatic, Pentecostal, orthodox such as the Catholics, Presbyterians etc.
Ghana is a great place to shop. Local Ghanaian fashion is world-renowned and Ghana is the home
of authentic Kente cloth.
Shops in the main towns are filled with jewelers, leather goods and basket
ware. The markets are places to buy excellent handicrafts and drums, and souvenirs of every description. It is interesting
to see people bargaining and testing their bargain strength.
Ghanaians are a conservative
people and respect traditional courtesies. A handshake, using the right hand is the acceptable greetings
One of the most attractive aspects of Ghanaian cultural life is that
of the colorful traditional festivals and durbars which are frequently held in all parts of the country.
Thousands of people including foreigners from all walks of life travel
over the country to witness the festivals.
Festivals are also an important occasions for deliberating and setting
the development agenda for the chiefs and people of a given area.
The proverbial Ghanaian hospitality, friendliness, pleasantness, and
sincerity as well as the distinctive charm of the Ghanaian housewife are best experienced and appreciated during festivals.
Our colorful kente cloth and traditional African wear are important components of our cultural heritage and offers an additional
attraction to tourist all over the world.
Ghanaians are very kind and friendly people. They welcome visitors with
great and wonderful smiles and accept every visitor as their own or part of them. The traditional Ghanaian hospitality is
second to none. Visit Ghana and you will feel at home. Besides, Ghana is very peaceful and enjoys political
The currency of Ghana is the Cedi. Rates of exchange are posted daily by banks and forex bureau. There
are no restrictions on the amount of foreign currency that can be brought into Ghana, but all should be noted on a customs declaration form on arrival.