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Ghana is a land of diversity. We will get to know the desert and the savanna on the North and the tropical rains forest on the South. We will go for safaris, meet with elephants and have a nice swim in the Ocean. We will witness different forms of religions: christianity, islam and traditional animism. We will experience modern town and small traditional villages in remote areas. We will have a very active and exciting travel so be prepared for a real adventure!
In Ghana life is public. People evacuate their homes and apartments every day to escape the stifling heat. And much like the patterned cloth worn by market women, the disparate parts and peoples somehow mix and weave together into a cohesive whole. Ghana is home to a number of diverse peoples and cultures, all finding ways to coexist in a rapidly modernising country. You’ll see men and women in traditional clothes text messaging friends and suited businessmen taking offerings to tribal chiefs.
Ghana has no iconic natural calling card like Victoria Falls or Kilimanjaro, but one look at a map reveals a geographic blessing: hundreds of kilometres of coast shared by beautiful beaches, like those at Busua & Dixcove, ruined European forts, such as Cape Coast Castle, the poignant reminders of the country’s importance as a way station for African slaves, and the battered shacks of lively fishing villages. Accra is the commercial and cultural motor of the country, while Kumasi is the traditional home of the Ashanti, and is famous for its crafts. In the Volta region to the east, where the geography was given a facelift by the Akosombo dam, you can still find substantial swathes of forest crawling up mountains along the Togo border. And finally the North, which offers opportunities for wildlife viewing up close and personal, stretches across the horizon like an overcooked pancake to the Burkina Faso frontier.
Compared to other countries in the region, Ghana is stable and prosperous, but this valuation is in part founded on hopes for the future. The country is often labelled ‘Africa for beginners’, and while you’ll likely be welcomed by the people in a hot, sweaty clinch, the same way the sun grabs hold of you the second after you step outside, getting around is by no means easy.
Size: 238,535 km2
Official language: English
Currenvy: cedi (GHS)
GDP/person: 3.501 USD
International code: +233
Centrally located on the Gulf of Guinea in West Africa, Ghana has a total land area of about 238,540 km2 and a 540 km picturesque coastline.
Currently, the most frequently visited destinations in Ghana are Accra, Kumasi, Cape Coast, and the Mole National Park.
Historic and cultural sites: Over 26 castles, forts, and ruins built between the 14th and 18th centuries by the major European powers still remain in Ghana. UNESCO lists these as notable World Heritage Sites. Indeed, Ghana has the advantage of being the only country in the world where six World Heritage Sites occur within a 7 km radius in the Cape Coast. Of particular significance are the Elmina and Cape Coast Castles, which were major holding centres and exit points for Africans bound for the Americas during the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Other cultural attractions include traditional buildings, historic urban districts, archaeological sites, and ancient and modern monuments.
Beach and lakefront areas: Ghana has sandy and picturesque beaches in the Greater Accra, Central and Western Regions. Major beach destinations include Gomoa Fetteh, Winneba, Brenu, Elmina, Busua and Miamia, where the surf can range from gentle rollers to sizeable breakers. In addition to these oceanfront locations, the Lake Volta estuary is an area of great scenic beauty with its open beaches and picnic spots shaded by palm trees. The sand bars are nesting grounds for sea birds and endangered species of turtle. Many spots on the Lake area are becoming popular fishing, boating and water sports locations. Ghana also has scenic waterfalls in attractive rural and forest settings. The Densu, Pra, Ankobra and Tano rivers, which traverse the forest belt and empty into the Atlantic, also provide avenues for cruises, canoeing and rafting excursions.
Ecotourism: Ghana’s popular natural heritage sites include the newly developed Kakum National Park, which boasts of the only canopy walkway in all of Africa. There is also a Hippo Sanctuary in Wechiau, the Mole National Park, and the Cape Three Points Forest Reserve, which is the nearest landmass to the centre of the earth. Coastal lagoons, exotic wetlands, crocodile ponds, wildlife parks, and scenic mountain trails are also among the list of Ghana’s natural heritage sites.
Number of participants
minimum 2 - maximum 14 people