Ghana was the first place in sub-Saharan Africa where Europeans arrived to trade - first in gold, later in slaves. It was also the first black African nation in the region to achieve independence from a colonial power, in this instance Britain.
Ghana was formerly known as the Gold Coast. On 6 March 1957 Kwame Nkrumah declared the country's independence. On 1 July 1960, Ghana became a commonwealth republic with Nkrumah as the first President of the country. The flag of Ghana consists of the colours red, gold, green, and the black star.
In 1966 its first president and pan-African hero, Kwame Nkrumah, was deposed in a coup, heralding years of mostly-military rule. In 1981 Flight Lieutenant Jerry Rawlings staged his second coup. The country began to move towards economic stability and democracy.
In April 1992 a constitution allowing for a multi-party system was approved in a referendum, ushering in a period of democracy. A well-administered country by regional standards, Ghana is often seen as a model for political and economic reform in Africa.
Population28.2 million (2016)
Area (in sq. km)238,533 Area (in sq. mi)92,098
Language(s)English, local language mainly Twi
GDP Per capita income$3,980.20
Human Development Index0.579 (2016)
Sources: National Human Development Report for Ghana
The basic tourist visa is valid for 3 months from the date of issue (so you don't want to apply too early, nor too late) and are required for all visitors except citizens of other West African countries in ECOWAS. You are also required to have a return ticket from Ghana before applying for a visa. With our trip planning services we can still help you get your visa with a return ticket .
We advise you to apply for your visa at least 4 weeks prior to departure. We will assist you with your visa application when you sign up on any Ghana tours with us .
Direct visa application and information from Embassies and High Commissions:
You need to be vaccinated, and be able to show a valid certificate, for yellow fever to enter Ghana for any Ghana tours. There have been cases where tourists haven't been able to enter Ghana because they forgot to bring their International Certificate of Vaccination (the "yellow book"). Make sure to bring yours!
For extensive information on vaccinations when traveling to Ghana we recommend to consult your doctor six to eight weeks prior to departure. For more information visit traveldoctor.info.
There are two main seasons in Ghana, the wet and the dry seasons. Northern Ghana experiences its rainy season from March to November. The southern Ghana however, experiences the season from April to Mid-November. The warmest and driest period normally is in January-February when temperatures rise to about 33°C (92°F), and the coolest months are between June and August when the average high temperature rarely goes above 28°C (82°F).
The nights in Ghana stays at about 21°c (70°F) all year round, and humidity is also quite consistent at between 70 % to 80 % over the year. We always plan our Ghana tours in the right season .Interested in traveling to Ghana? let us start your trip planning now
· If you are travelling overseas, or even domestically, taking out Travel insurance is highly recommended by the Africa Travellers Team. If you require medical attention while travelling, you may be liable for the cost of your treatment if you do not have travel insurance. Even though this isn’t a requirement before traveling we will recommend you purchase a travel insurance for your own safety and coverage.
Accra Ghana-west Africa
Your experience to the lands of History and culture starts right here! Explore a taste of Ghana now with us. This is a 10days 9nights tour exploring major parts of Ghana from south to the northern part of the country
TOTAL COST: $1,680.00
Pay as low as : $200.00 per month
Accra Ghana-west Africa
Your experience to the lands of History and culture starts right here! Explore a taste of Ghana now with us. This is a 10days 9nights tour exploring major parts of Ghana from a cultural ,historical and a traditional lens.
TOTAL COST: $1,750.00
Pay as low as : $260.00 per month