Having lived in Ghana for just over a year, and having arrived without really knowing exactly what to expect, I thought I’d write this Ghana travel guide to give you some realistic and up-to-date information about travel logistics, as well as information about what to do and where to go should you be considering visiting this tropical corner of the world.

Ghana is hailed as one of West Africa’s poster children – a fantastic success story in terms of a growing economy and a peaceful, multi-party democracy. The country has also recently progressed to being a lower-middle income country which means tourists, especially those visiting the bustling capital city of Accra, will be met with a spattering of modern shopping malls, a wide variety of restaurants, and a fairly decent infrastructure. That said, Ghana is still a developing country which doesn’t host an enormous amount of tourists, so things are not always as straight forward as they would be in more established African tourist hubs such as South Africa or Kenya.

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Visa

It is not possible to get a visa on arrival, so most nationalities need to obtain a visa from their local Ghanaian High Commission in advance. Check with your High Commission about what kind of documents are required, but usually you need to supply two passport photos, a visiting address in Ghana, and a letter of invitation from a local host (tour agencies, hotels, volunteering organisations, or friends who have residency in Ghana can provide you with such a letter).

Tourist visas are for three months only and cost around £50/US$70/€62. All visitors to Ghana are also required to show their yellow fever vaccination certificate on arrival. If you haven’t got one, you will need to get a vaccination at the airport and pay a surcharge, never the best start to a trip abroad.

Currency

The local currency is the Ghanaian Cedi, which cannot be obtained outside of Ghana. If your transport from the airport to your hotel is not organized and paid for in advance, you can change your Euros or US Dollars at the airport. There are also plentiful exchange bureaus in Ghana’s capital, Accra (they are called Forex), and some bigger hotels also offer currency exchange services. You usually can’t exchange money in banks unless you hold an account with them. As of April 2016, the exchange rate for 4 Cedis was $1/£0.70/€0.90.

Transport

Although road networks in Ghana are expansive, roads are often in a bad state which can prolong many journeys. That said, finding transport in Ghana is not a problem and you have the choice between any of the following modes of transport:

Ghana travel guide typical road

Flying:

From Accra, you can fly to bigger cities such as Kumasi, Takoradi, and Tamale. Not all airlines are considered safe, so it is best to go with the bigger operators such as Ghana Airways. Flying is the most expensive form of transport in Ghana, but also by far the fastest and most comfortable.

Taxis:

Taxis in the bigger cities are plentiful and usually drivers will find you, before you find them. If you hear a bibbing or hissing sound from the road, that will be a taxi driver offering his services. There are no meters, so always negotiate a price beforehand. Be prepared to pay twice as much as locals would pay, which I’ve encountered in many countries and it’s never really seemed that unreasonable to me. You can of course negotiate, but often the taxi drivers would rather drive away than charge an Obruni (a white person) the same as they might a local. That said, those drivers that are not used to picking up foreigners might charge you less. I have paid anything from 7 to 25 Cedis for a 20 minute journey, so you never know. But remember that whatever you pay helps support the local economy, so personally I’m much less bothered about paying an extra dollar or so for a taxi than I am hearing about pretty average hotels charging hundreds of dollars a night, while paying their staff a pittance.

Coaches:
There are quite a lot of coach companies with networks in Accra reaching out to all bigger cities (STC or VIP are popular companies). You usually buy your ticket just before you get on the bus. There are no timetables as such and buses will not leave until they are full. Hence the joy of receiving ticket number 50, and the misery of receiving ticket number 1 – which could mean a wait of half an hour or very often more. Tickets are very affordable – for example a journey from Accra to Cape Coast costs around $7/£5/€6.

Coaches are fairly fast, comfortable and most have aircon too, but you might often end up feeling a degree of compulsion to also pay some kind of preacher on the bus, who will loudly and passionately talk about Christianity for about 30 minutes in a local dialect, before finally going around collecting  donations and offering to sell one of his special potions. For example one ‘preacher’ tried to sell us some holy water which cured HIV, blindness, malaria, and cancer (all types, I assume). Sadly many people bought the water, I couldn’t help but hope not substituting it for proper medical treatment for whatever infliction it was they feared. You are obviously not obliged to give anything and preachers don’t really expect anything from the few random foreigners on the bus.

Local Buses:
Local buses (i.e. Metro Mass Transit) are much slower than coaches, but also cheaper. The same journey I mentioned above will probably cost you half the price in a local bus. The buses basically stop everywhere passengers want them to stop so if you are in a hurry, don’t use these buses.

The comfort level in these buses is also much lower, as they don’t have air conditioning and the seats are very small and close to one another. They usually have three seats next to each other on the left hand side, and then a single seat on the right hand side. Now if you are thinking that you will be better off on a single seat for comfort reasons, you might be wrong. Last time I was on one of those buses on my way to rural Ghana, a very overweight female preacher tried to squeeze herself onto one of those one-seaters, even though a man had already sat on it. Needless to say the man looked ever so slightly uncomfortable,  but probably didn’t dare say anything for fear of eternal damnation. 🙂

Tro Tros:

Tro tros are small minibuses that many locals use as a main mode of transport within cities, but also for long-distance journeys. If you want to use a tro tro within Accra, you basically need to listen out for the final destination the ticket seller on the tro tro shouts out of the window, and then it will let you off anywhere along the way.

Tro tros are very cheap, but they are are also very cramped (if you like your personal space, or aren’t great in the heat don’t go on a tro tro). I used a tro tro to travel from Accra to Togo. It was a slow journey (it took five as opposed to the usual three hours), but on the plus side it only cost me about £3/$4/$3.80, which is quite a bargain for such a long journey.

Accommodation

One thing I was really shocked about is the cost of accommodation in Ghana, but in particular in Accra (I mentioned ludicrous apartment rental prices of up to £3425/$5,000/€4370 per month in a previous post). You will always be able to find lower-budget accommodation, but these will most likely be very simple and/or not very central. A dorm in a hostel and not in the city centre costs a fairly reasonable £7-15/$10-20/€9-19 a night. A single room in a 3 Star hotel costs around £90/$130/€114 per night. A single room in a 4 Star hotel can cost £125/$180/€160 upwards per night, and in a 5 Star hotel about £250/$365/€320 upwards. A good alternative in Accra therefore is Air B’n’B, which is much better value for money. Outside of Accra, hotel costs are much lower, but they are still high compared to European prices.

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Some hotels even include monkeys in their rate 🙂

Language

The official language in Ghana is English, but people from the countryside, including those who have moved to bigger cities, may only speak their local dialect fluently. There are about 80 dialects in total in Ghana, but the main four languages are Asante, Ewe, Ga, and Twi. Most languages are derived from Twi, so if you learn a few phrases in Twi that will be very much appreciated by local Ghanaians, and it will also help you when negotiating taxi fares or market prices. If you are staying in Ghana for a bit longer, it may be worth investing in a Twi language guide. These are some useful phrases to get you started though:

Eti Sen – How are you?

Eh ye – I’m fine

Wo bay jay sen? – How much is the fare (i.e. in a taxi)?

Te so – Reduce it

Koo se – Sorry

Medaze – Thank you

Twi is a very direct language and straight to the point, and as such the way Ghanaians speak English can appear a little direct too (no problem for me, I’m used to German!). For example, when you ask a taxi driver how much the fare is, he may well respond “Give me 20 (Cedis)”. This might sound a bit abrupt at first, but it is just a direct translation from a local dialect.

Culture

Religion:

There are over 100 ethnic groups in Ghana, and cultural practises can vary greatly depending on where you are. Religion plays a very big part in Ghanaian culture with approximately 71.2% of the country’s population being a member of various Christian denominations, 17.6% being Muslims, and the rest practising traditional or other religions.

Christians in Ghana tend (religiously!) to go to church each Sunday, no matter what, and they certainly dress up in their finest frocks and suits. Church services in Ghana are very different to European church services and are more like Presbyterian churches in the U.S., and so it is quite normal for people to spontaneously shout out “Amen” or to start dancing and clapping in a very passionate way. We were lucky enough to be invited to a Christening during our stay in Ghana and everybody, including the priest and Chris, ended up dancing. If you are religious (or even if you are not), it may be an interesting way to spend a Sunday. Just make sure you take plenty of water and perhaps some kind of sweat rag! (three hour services and dancing in dresses/suits when it’s upward of 35 degrees is not easy if you’re used to northern European climates) .

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Terrible photo quality, but a very fun christening

The concept of African time:

Just like in South America (and South Asia, and perhaps Mediterranean Europe too!), the concept of time in Africa can be very different to what you may be used to from Northern Europe, for example. Starting a meeting an hour late, while everybody has sat waiting patiently in the room, is not uncommon. When meeting friends for a specific time, don’t be offended if they turn up late. Time in Ghana is not as important as it may be to you, so just embrace it and relax. 🙂

Health

Sanitation related diseases:

For many people in Ghana, access to sanitation and toilets is a real issue and as such, sanitation related diseases such as cholera, hepatitis A, meningococcal meningitis, and typhoid are fairly common in Ghana. Travellers should therefore consider taking preventative measures or getting vaccinations against these diseases.

Malaria:

Malaria is prevalent in all regions in Ghana, including big cities, and travellers are at high risk of getting malaria throughout the country. Precautions, such as covering your skin at dusk and dawn, as well as using mosquito repellent, should therefore be taken. Some people may also wish to take antimalarials, but always check with your doctor to find out which precaution best suits you personally.

Yellow Fever:

Yellow Fever is also prevalent in Ghana and as mentioned above, all travellers entering Ghana need a yellow fever vaccination and proof they have had one.

You can check out this website for more information on health advise in Ghana.

Dress code

You can pretty much wear what you want in Ghana, but in the North which is mainly Islamic, you should dress more modestly and cover your knees and shoulders. The weather in Ghana is either hot and humid, very hot and humid, or very, very hot and humid, so try and wear loosely fitted clothes made out of cotton. Local women tend to wear tailor-made dresses in beautifully colourful fabrics. I myself had two dresses made which cost me around £25 in total, including the fabric (no doubt I could have negotiated, but…). It makes for a very nice souvenir. All this said, Ghanaians tend to dress fairly smartly, so walking around in grubby backpacker attire might get you a few stares. Check out my Ghana packing list for some packing inspiration.

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A fantastically dressed local chief

Internet access

You can buy local SIM cards and data at almost every street corner in Ghana. MTN and Vodafone are perhaps the biggest mobile internet providers. For 2.5GB of internet data for my phone I usually paid 40 Cedis. Wi-Fi is available in some restaurants and hotels, but it is not always free, nor always very fast.

Food

Ghanaian food is very yummy, but pretty spicy, oily, and carbohydrate-heavy. Fried rice, yam, and fried plantains are a staple in most dishes. Some very tasty national dishes to try are red red (a potato, tomato and bean stew), fu fu (a soup with some kind of chewy dumpling), banku (fermented corn and cassava dough served with soup), fried fish, and jollof rice (rice in a spicy tomato sauce). You can find these dishes in local street restaurants, called chop bars, but I’d recommend buying them in smarter restaurants during at least your first few days in Ghana – your belly will thank you for it. In Accra, there are also plenty of Western-type restaurants that serve anything from pizza, to sandwiches, pastas, sushi, to humus.

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The name of this bar may be deceiving, but it was honestly just an innocent little village pub

Electricity

Ghana both has two and three point plugs, so to be on the safe side bring a plug adaptor with you from home. When I lived in Ghana throughout 2015, there was a huge problem with power shortages. Sometimes, we would have three or four 24 hour power cuts per week. If you are staying in a hotel, it may be worth checking if they have a generator and if they will use it when the electricity goes off. I understand the electricity situation has improved significantly this year (there’s a Presidential election in November, after all!), but I would still bring a spare power bank for your computer, tablet, or phone with you, so that you can charge everything even if there isn’t any electricity.

Where to go

Accra:

As mentioned above, Ghana’s capital city Accra is fairly modern and boasts shopping malls and plenty of chic bars and restaurants. Some interesting sights in Accra are the National Museum, where you can learn more about Ghana’s history; the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, which holds the remains of Ghana’s first post-independence President, Dr Kwame Nkrumah; or the Independence Square which is home to an arch and the Eternal Flame of African Liberation – once lit by Kwame Nkrumah and still flickering now.

Only a small part of Accra’s coastline is developed enough and suitable for swimming or sunbathing. At Labadi beach you can find a couple of bars, and it gets quite lively in the evenings. If you would like to go to a slightly nicer and quieter beach, then it is worth travelling to the outskirts of Accra to Kokrobite beach.

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Labadi beach

Those interested in going a little off the beaten path could take part in the Jamestown Walking tour. Jamestown is a shanty town, but the guide is from the area and he set up the tour to benefit the local community directly, so you won’t be exploiting the community as can sometimes be the case on similar tours around the world.

Accra can be a bit exhausting due to the frantic traffic and the constant heat, so if you would like to escape the chaos for a bit you could head to the botanical garden in Aburi which is up in the hills, some 45 minutes from Accra.

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The botanical garden in Aburi – also home to a random helicopter which serves as a playground for local children

Elmina & Cape Coast:

Both Elmina and Cape Coast are famous for their slave castles where locals were held captive, before making the long and horrific transatlantic journey to plantations in the Americas, where they worked as slaves in horrendous cicumstances. You can read more about my experience at the slave castle in Elmina here.

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Elmina Castle

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Elmina harbour

Busua:

Busua is in the West of Ghana, close to the city of Takoradi, and not too far from the Ivorian border. If you want deserted beaches, then Busua is the place for you. There are few hotels along the beach and it is also a great place to go surfing, which I wasn’t very good at, but which was a lot of fun nonetheless. 🙂

Ghana travel guide Busua

Some local children practising their football skills

Volta region:

The Volta region is in the East of the country and touristy options include visiting the Wli Waterfalls, or the Akosombo dam at Lake Volta which is the largest man-made lake in the world by surface area. This area is very near to the border with Togo, in case you also wish to travel to this charming country famous for its Voodoo practises.

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Lake Volta and the Akosombo dam

I hope this Ghana travel guide proves helpful for your potential trip to this charismatic West African country. If you have been to Ghana and have any other tips, please let me know in the comment section below.

 

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Tammy & Chris are a couple hailing from Germany and England, meaning between them they are efficient and polite, but unable to talk about football. Find out why they stopped pushing pens around the British civil service to travel the world on their blog.

68 Thoughts on “The Ultimate Ghana Travel Guide – All the things to know before you go

  1. Wow! What a thorough post! You’ve added everything you could possibly need. Would love to visit as I’ve only barely stuck my toe into Africa with a fantastic visit to Morocco. I’m very surprised at the expensive accommodations, too! Yikes!
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    • Tammyonthemove on May 5, 2016 at 5:54 pm said:

      I loved Morocco when I went a few years ago, but it is very different to Ghana, so it was a completely different experience.

  2. Thank you for sharing your knowledge about Ghana. I have to admit, it’s a part of the world I hadn’t considered traveling to or really even researched, so it was interesting to read about the country’s infrastructure and economic developments. I’ve pinned this post to my Travel | Africa board on Pinterest for future reference. 🙂
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    • Tammyonthemove on May 5, 2016 at 5:55 pm said:

      Most tourists head to Eastern or Southern Africa, as West Africa isn’t as well developed for tourists. But if you are into off the beaten track experiences then Ghana is for you.

  3. Ghana has not been on my radar. Thanks for providing such a thorough guide. I was really shocked to find out the accommodation costs. If we go, I will definitely try for an Airbnb.

    • Tammyonthemove on May 5, 2016 at 5:56 pm said:

      Yes, it is quite shocking when you compare it to other places. Air BnB is definitely the way to go in Ghana. 😉

  4. Thanks for the wonderful guide to Ghana. I’m sure it will be invaluable to anyone visiting this West African nation.

  5. Great guide to Ghana! I’m about to head to Southern Africa and had heard about their concept of time – and I’m vaccinated against Yellow Fever, so I’m all good there. But I do think it’s great you can get vaccinated at the airport – despite the price, it would be better than the alternative of not being allowed into the country!
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  6. This is such a great and comprehensive guide to Ghana. I definitely haven’t done much exploration of Africa, but mostly that’s out of fear of the unknown. Your guide makes it really clear what to expect.

    • Tammyonthemove on May 5, 2016 at 6:00 pm said:

      Africa is definitely not as easy to travel in as is South East Asia or Latin America for that matter, and I think that’s why there are not as many tourists (in West Africa anyway). But if you don’t mind a challenge then Africa is definitely for you.

      • Amazing guidelines! Ghana is totally new place for me but now I knew a lots of things about this place because of your comprehensive post, It seems that Food of Ghana is amazing I want to taste the food but at the same time I need to worry about the health hazards

        • Tammyonthemove on December 12, 2016 at 6:10 pm said:

          The food is very hearty, but also spicy. As long as you eat in clean restaurants you should be fine. I just wouldn’t recommend street food.

  7. Wow, this is such a great guide to Ghana! I personally have always wanted to visit countries like this in Africa and I really hope it happens soon. You guys seem like you had a great time 😀
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    • Tammyonthemove on May 5, 2016 at 6:02 pm said:

      Let me know if you manage to visit Ghana in the future. I would be interested to see how it has changed since we left.

  8. Wouldn’t have considered a visit to Ghana before reading this but seeing everything laid out so clearly makes it do-able. What a lovely place and people! I think though the heat may be my biggest issue.

    • Tammyonthemove on May 5, 2016 at 6:05 pm said:

      I am glad this was helpful Elaine. The heat was a tough one without aircon between February and November, but during the other months it is actually not too bad. You still need aircon during the day, but at night it is quite pleasant actually.

  9. This article makes me miss Africa. I really need to go back, especially since I spent so much money getting that yellow fever vaccine

    • Tammyonthemove on May 5, 2016 at 6:07 pm said:

      It is expensive, isn’t it? But I think I got my money worth so far, as I have been to lots of countries in Asia and South America where I needed it.

  10. Ah I visited Ghana a long time ago but a friend of mine is just going and i have forwarded her this guide, thanks a lot! I am sure it will help her much

    • Magda Wust on May 4, 2016 at 7:49 am said:

      I’m the friend 🙂 That’s a thorough guide – very helpful! Most places to visit are on my list.. I also want to take a walk on the suspension bridges in Kukum, can post about how it went later!

      • Tammyonthemove on May 5, 2016 at 6:19 pm said:

        That’s great Magda! Glad you found it useful. My husband went on that bridge. He doesn’t like heights too much and went with a bunch of school children who kept jumping up and down, so he didn’t enjoy it as much, ha ha. But yes, if you are in Cape Coast, it is an easy taxi ride to Kukum.

  11. Whenever people ask me about my favorite place, I always say South Africa. I guess now, I want to explore more of Africa.

    • Tammyonthemove on May 5, 2016 at 6:09 pm said:

      I have never been to South Africa, but from what I hear it is very different to Ghana. In fact, North, Central, West, East and Southern Africa are all very different due to different climate zones and cultures. So I guess where ever you go you will have a very unique experience.

  12. What a comprehensive guide, thank you! I’ve never been to Ghana (or anywhere in Africa aside from the North) but would love to go: i have small children and the health hazards you mention do worry me for them (i believe they are too small for malaria pills) but it would be invaluable for them and me so see such a different and varied culture, hopefully we’ll be able to visit when they’re a bit older!

    • Tammyonthemove on May 5, 2016 at 6:16 pm said:

      That’s a tough one actually. I guess it is not as straight forward for children with all of these vaccinations and malaria prophylaxis they may need. There are good private hospitals in the capital in the worst case scenario, but I understand that travelling with children is a very different ball game.

  13. Thank you, thank you, thank you 🙂
    We will visit this amazing country in June, and now I search information and here I found a compleat guide 🙂 so thank you 🙂

  14. Never thought it might be worthy to visit this country 🙂 So thoughtful of you to give some language tips 🙂 I’m surprised the people are Islamic and speak mostly English?! I was thinking they have their own religion… Anyways, it seems like a great experience!

    • Tammyonthemove on May 27, 2016 at 8:44 pm said:

      I think most African countries practise either Christianity or Islam, but there are also some traditional religions in each country of course. Those are mostly practised in more remote areas though.

  15. “As mentioned above, Ghana’s capital city Accra is fairly modern and boasts shopping malls” Africa is a real adventure. Why wasting time going to shopping malls. Total nonsense. Anyways, you did a great job describing Ghana. However, my hatred towards mosquitoes and fear of malaria will always be preventing me from going to Africa…

    • Tammyonthemove on May 27, 2016 at 8:48 pm said:

      Thanks very much. Glad you like the post and I understand your fear of mosquitos. If it helps I have lived in two countries where malaria is prevalent and never took antimalarials, and never got malaria. Antimalarials don’t actually prevent you from getting malaria anyway, it just buys you time once you have contracted it. I was always very careful and took other precautions, such as long clothes and Mossi repellent though.

  16. Amazing. A lot of things were new to me. Would very much like t o visit Ghana now! And the food. Wooow! Didn’t know that it was so extravagant.

    • Tammyonthemove on May 27, 2016 at 8:49 pm said:

      Glad you found it useful Dean. Yes, it is certainly not a budget destination, but interesting to visit anyway.

  17. You always go to such interesting and mystery places, guys! So glad you share your experience with us 🙂

  18. Very useful information.
    You can say encyclopedic.
    Appropriate vaccination reminder.
    Thanks to the author!

  19. The African continent is a really unexplored region for me! I still really enjoy reading posts about it and planning trips in my mind. Ghana has always been a country I’d like to visit due to the fact that a few of my friends lived there for a while and fell in love with it.

    • Tammyonthemove on June 21, 2016 at 1:42 pm said:

      Ghana is not a very touristy place, and so it doesn´t get many travellers. But it is a very popular destination for people wanting to do voluntary work, which I think is a much better way to experience a country.

  20. Ghana looks very interesting destination. Maybe I need to add in my plans for next year.

    • Tammyonthemove on June 21, 2016 at 1:38 pm said:

      It is not the easiest country to travel in, but if you don´t mind a bit of adventure, then it is perfect.

  21. Definitely one of my next travel destinations! There are so many places that I want to visit, but it’s hard to combine all the things in your life!

  22. In my opinion getting in touch with the local children is the most important thing to do in Ghana. I so much want to look at their eyes and feel their vibe. Those children live in conditions so inhuman, yet they remain full of energy and hope. They travel many kilometers every day to go to school, which is a sing of great inner strength and self determination. I hope Africa will rise some day and become inseparable part of today’s world. Great post, Tammy. Respect!

    • Tammyonthemove on June 21, 2016 at 1:34 pm said:

      Thank you Ella! I couldn´t have said it any better. Some of these children would do anything to go to school, but they can´t because the parents can´t afford it. It is very sad.

  23. So interesting country with amazing places. Unfortunately, I have never seen Africa, but I hope someday…

    • Tammyonthemove on June 21, 2016 at 1:31 pm said:

      I would love to explore more countries in Africa too. I think the West is very different to the East for example, and I would also love to go on a safari in the South.

  24. A great, thorough report. The only thing putting us off is the high accommodation prices. Can you give any guidance on how much a cheap double room would be, in a guesthouse or hostel rather than a hotel?
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    • Tammyonthemove on June 21, 2016 at 1:30 pm said:

      It depends where you go really. Accra is super expensive, but other places along the coast also have cheaper guest houses. When we went to Busua in the far West we paid $24 a night for a double room in a guest house right by the beach.

  25. Seriously an ultimate guide to Ghana, listed out all the basic points right from entering the country, the culture & traditions, places to visit, the food, the accommodation etc etc.
    Had herd about Ghana, but never thought it will be such a lovely place to be. 🙂
    Bingo !!!
    Keep Posting such more amazing places.
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  26. What a great thorough guide to Ghana! I have always wanted to visit, so once I finally make it over there, I will make sure to use your comprehensive guide.

  27. Thanks for sharing such depth Travel Guide about Ghana. This information really helpful newbie traveler(like me 🙂 ) specially about Local Bus, Accommodation, Language and electricity such kind of Information. I never heard about yellow fever, is it really dangerous?
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    • Tammyonthemove on June 27, 2016 at 8:33 pm said:

      Thanks! I am glad you find it useful. Yellow Fever gets transmitted via mosquitoes and can be fatal, but the good thing is that you can protect yourself with a vaccination.

  28. How perfect that I came across this in a comment on Alex in Wanderland – I’ve just started a new job in January and am on my second trip to Ghana this year. I didn’t do a good job of getting out of the office on the first one, partly because I had trouble finding information on how to get around/where to go! When I asked my coworkers about intercity buses, like to get to Cape Coast, they said “why would you take the bus?!” I’ve got three weeks here this trip – I hope I can make use of some of your suggestions. Thanks for sharing!

  29. Great post! Though it seem friendly, I wouldn’t go as close to this monkey. Rabies is the least I can get if this cute fella goes crazy…

  30. Interesting. Last year my wife and I were on a trip to Indonesia and India. Very interesting story that she wrote in her blog. There are a lot facts that overlap with your story.

  31. Kirsten on July 25, 2016 at 4:13 pm said:

    I can use this blogpost perfectly, I am traveling to Ghana in two weeks so just looking up some last minute recommendations. On the hunt for some good clothing, very helpful to read about that (also in your packing list post)!
    Thanks!

  32. Amazing! this really makes me want to visit the country, I might head there next year, do you know how reliable is the internet? what about general safety in ghana ?

    • Tammyonthemove on July 28, 2016 at 1:39 pm said:

      Internet is decent actually if you get data for your phone. Wifi in hotels can be sketchy though. During the day it is safe to walk around, but after dark you should only travel by taxi. Walking would expose you to the risk of getting mugged, especially since a lot of streets aren’t lid up at night.

  33. Guys you need to check this site specially to travelers on what to prepare and how to deal with the people in unfamiliar country and culture also.

  34. One of my top targets this summer. Awesome. I Heard that we should get a Vaccine though. I hope everything would be fine. Cheers for the review.

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