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About Ghana

Currency : Ghana Cedis and Ghana Pesewas

Time Zone: G.M.T

Capital City: Accra

President: Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo

Political Status: Democracy

ghana in brief

The Republic of Ghana as it is called today was formally known as the GOLD COAST, before it gain the name Ghana, Ghana was a title of kings who ruled kingdom which was then controlled by Sundiata Keita, the founder of the Mali, empire in 1240AD. It was one of the first African colonies under British rule ship. Ghana was first country from the Sub of Sahara desert which gain it independence on the 6th March, 1957 from their colonial masters the British. Ghana has 540km coastline marked with colonial slave Castles and Forts. This is unexpected but not forgettable reminder of it dark history.

The total population of Ghana is now 28.21 million, there are at least 72 ethnic compositions within the 6 main ethnic group Akan, Ewe, Guan, Adangbe, Ga and Gonja with most hailing from the Northern tribes. It doesn’t surprises that Ghana has more than 250 languages and  75 dialects. There are over 100 ethnic groups living in Ghana, the largest are the Akans, Moshi-Dagbani, Ewe, Ga and the Ashanti tribe.

Ghana landscapes is difficult to beat, ranging from the Beaches, Sea, Sunshine, Waterfalls, National parks, wild life and the tropical rain forest with Birds and flora. The amazing cultural, natural diversity and it unique traditional practices make adventure easy, fun and memorable.

GHANA's climate

Ghana has two main Seasons, which are the Rainy season and Dry season.

Rainy season

The rainy season is the best time to visit the Lakes, Rivers and the Waterfalls whiles the Dry season is the best time for viewing wildlife. The heavy Rain season starts from April until the middle or end of June, it is also the best season for farmers to grow more crops in Ghana. It is also possible to rain in September and October but for only short times.
What to pack: Because it our cold season, we advise our visitors to come along with long troussers, Pullovers, Umbrella, Sweater dress or Jackets, Shoes.

dry season

During Dry season, we have Harmattan as a dry and windy air which blows from the Sahara Desert in late December and further sometimes until middle of January or February. The Harmattan is more intense, which is the actually the best for wildlife viewing because all animals at that time gather at the available water holes to seek for water during the dry season.
What to pack: Light clothes are good enough to wear during dry season, because the humidity and the tempreture in the day may be too much for you, Sun cream or Shea Butter will be great to apply on your skin to prevent you to burn yourself from the direct Sun, Lips cream can also helpful as well. Sun Glasses, Hats or Cap will help you to reduce the direct sun from your eyes and head when it too much Sunshine.

VISA EMBASSIES

Non-Ghanaian and E.C.O.W.A.S ( Economic Committee Of West Africa State) citizens are required to get Visa before entry. Ghana visa can be acquired through embassies office address below.

UNITED STATES

United States, Washington D.C

02026864503

ghanaembassy.org

United Kingdom, London

CANADA

Canada, Ottowa

06132360871/

06137465371

ghc-ca.com

GERMANY

Germany, Berlin

304479052

ghanaemberlin.de

The Netherlands

The Netherlands, The Hague

0703384385

ghanaembassy.nl

France,Paris

0145009050

8 Villa Said, Paris

BELGIUM

Belgium

27058220

ghanaembassy.be

If your country is not listed above kindly visit embassyworld.org for assistance.

VISA REQUIREMENTS

Visa requirements may include the follow items, 4 size photos, Bank statement or prove of your financial strength for your travelling, Air ticket reservation, Vaccination (Yellow Fever) valid travel insurance, Valid passport for your visa. You can use this link www.embassyworld.org to check the requirements of your embassy. There are single entry Visas which are valid for 3 months from the date of issued and allows one time entry, and the multiple entry Visas for which allows you to enter the given country as many as possible until it expires. Visa can also be extended if one wants to stay more than 3 months in Ghana, you can contact the Ghana immigration office www.ghanaimmigration.org in Accra for assistance. We advise our tour participant to consult their doctors before the date of their departure for directions, you can also visit traveldoctor.co.uk for assistance.

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