Where is it?: Ghana is located in western Africa, bordering the Gulf of Guinea and between Cote d’Ivoire and Togo
Why do people go here?: One of the favorite West Africa backpacker destinations, Ghana is said to be one of the friendliest countries in Africa. Besides that, the Atlantic Coast has forts and castles on spectacular beaches.
What are the main entry points?: There are daily flights into Accra.
Currency used: Ghanaian Cedi
Country Code for Phones: 233
Area codes for Major Cities: Accra 21
Religion: Tribal religions 38%, Muslim 30%, Christian 24%
Population: 23.8 million
Ethnic Breakdown: Akan 44%, Moshi-Dagomba 16%, Ewe 13%, Ga 8%
Government: Constitutional Presidential Republic
Languages: English, Akan
Major Cities: Accra
Attractions: Atlantic Coast, Kumasi, Digya National Park
Off-the-Beaten-Path: Mole National Park
Health Issues: Malaria
Tips for Visiting
When to go : July, August and September are the best months.
Common Phrases: Ghana is an English speaking country
Specific Events/Holidays: 4th Republic Day: January 7, Republic Day: July 1, Variable Islamic Holidays
Getting Around: Bus and minibuses services the major cities. There is a train line too.
Cheapest airport to fly into: The cheapest airport to fly into Ghana is the Accra Airport.
Need more information?: Check out the Ghana travel guide for more on what to see, where to stay, and how to get there.