Ghana Travel Facts

The Basics

Country: Ghana

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

Travel Information

Major Cities: Accra

Attractions: Atlantic Coast, Kumasi, Digya National Park

Accommodation: Ghana Hostels, Ghana Hotels

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.

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