Ghana

West Africa

Quick Facts

Country

Ghana

Visa Requirements

Visa required

Languages spoken

English

Currency used

Ghanaian Cedi

About Ghana

Formerly known as the Gold Coast, Ghana is renowned for being the first country in Africa to gain independence. Famous for its friendly people and rich, colorful culture, Ghana is often referred to as the ‘Gateway to Africa’. Ghana is certainly a wonderful first port of call as it embodies so many of the great things Africa has to offer.

Ghana’s History
Discover the rich history of the ancient Ghanaian Empire that spans almost 2000 years. Indeed, abundant trade in gold, ivory, salt and kola nuts between the empire and other African nations eventually drew Europeans to the shores of West Africa and to the country then known as the Gold Coast. From the legendary Ashanti Kingdom to the vibrant streets of Accra, you will find virgin beaches, bustling markets, and historical sites steeped in epic histories of tribulations and triumph. In Ghana, you will appreciate exquisite arts and crafts and experience cultural drumming and dancing that will touch your very soul with its intensity.

 

Outdoor Adventures in Ghana
Conquer the heights of Mount Afadjato (the highest mountain in West Africa), view the verdant terrain below and swim in sparkling waters and behold the breathtaking Wli Waterfall cascading from above. Visit the most noted rainforest in West Africa, Kakum National Park, and experience the spectacular views of the rainforest as you cross the 100 foot high canopy walkway (one of only five of its kind in the world).

The park is a prime location to view birds such as the African Hornbill, and in 1993 a butterfly species unseen anywhere else in the world was discovered in the park. Delight in a festival of butterflies at Bobiri Butterfly Sanctuary. Take a stroll through Aburi Botanical Gardens in the Akwapim Mountains and venture to Shai Hills to view West Africa’s savannah animals: antelopes, bushbucks, kobs, baboons and monkeys.

 

Ghana’s Culture
Ethnic groups in Ghana celebrate more than 60 festivals each year. At any given time, you find from two to twelve festivals taking place in a month. The most popular events, the Bakatue Festival and the Akwasidae Festival. “Bakatue” means the opening up of the Benya Lagoon into the sea.

A solemn casting of the net symbolizes the beginning of a new fishing season and is celebrated annually by the people of Elmina. The highlight of the Bakatue festival is the regatta boat race. The Adae and Akwasidae festivals feature the pomp and pageantry of the Ashanti Kingdom and take place every six weeks at the King’s palace. The King is adorned in gold ornament, riding high in a Palanquin carried by his subjects as he comes out to receive the homage of his sub-Chiefs and his people

Featured Tours

10 Day Arts and Music Festival Tour: Afrochella and Afronation

10 Day Culinary Experience, West Africa

10 Day Eco Volta Adventure

10 Day Forts and Castles Tour

10 Day Ghana Culture Tour

10 Day Ghana Independence Tour

10 Day Ghana Sun and Fun Tour

10 Day Ghana, Togo and Benin Tour

10 Day Northern Eco Adventure

10 Day Pilgrimage and Culture Tour in Ivory Coast and Ghana

10 Day Traditional Religion Festival

10 Day Tropical Adventure

11 Day Arts and Culture Tour, Ghana

12 Day Ghana and Senegal Tour

12 Day Ghana Tour

16 Day Ghana Tour

2 Day Kakum National Park and Cape Coast Tour

22 Day West Africa Tour featuring Senegal, Gambia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Sao Tome, Togo and Benin.

3 Day Mole National Park Tour

3 Day Nzulezu Tour

9 Day Akwasidae Royal Tour

Aburi Gardens & Boti Waterfalls Day Tour

Aburi Gardens & Shai Hills Day Tour

Afadjato & Wli Falls Day Tour

Afrochella Tour

Atonement and Homecoming

Black History Experience

Dodi Princess Cruise Day Tour

Kakum National Park & Stingless Bees Centre Day Tour

Living Heritage Experience

Off-the-Grid Nature Experience

Tafi Atome & Wli Falls Day Tour

Tapestry Experience

Wildlife Experience