Places To Visit

Attractions

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Mole National Park

Located in north-west of Ghana, Mole National park is the largest, oldest and best game park.

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Daboya Fugu weaving village

Daboya is the most famous of Ghana’s fugu weaving communities. Like kente, the fabric is hand-woven but the strips are narrower and have stripes, in contrast to the geometric patterns found in kente.

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Shai Hills Reserve

The nearest wildlife area to Accra and home to 31 species of mammal, 175 species of birds and hundreds of butterfly species.

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Nzulezu Stilted Village

This unique village rests entirely on stilts and platforms. It was founded over 500 years ago and overlooks the jungle-bound Lake Tadane.

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Cape Coast Castle

Cape Coast Castle is the largest of the buildings which contains the legacy of the trans-Atlantic slave trade and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Bonwire Kente Village

Visitors are welcome in Bonwire, which offers guided tours and a chance to buy your very own piece of kente cloth.

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Tafi-Atome Monkey Sanctuary

The Mona monkeys inhabiting the tropical forest surrounding the small village of Tafi-Atome have been protected due to popular belief they were messengers of the gods.

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Asumura Rockfowl Sanctuary

The Asumura area is home to one of Ghana’s last remaining populations of the white-necked rockfowl.

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Paga Crocodile Pool

The area of Paga gives tourists an opportunity to see a remarkably well preserved slave camp, as well as a sacred pool where protected crocodiles can be seen, touched and fed.

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Kakum National Park

Welcome to Ghana’s most visited attraction, tucked away in the Assin Attandanso Reserve with its popular Canopy Walkway that offers visitors spectacular scenery and a fascinating wildlife experience along with modern camping facilities.

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Tengzug Tongo Hills and shrines

The rock formations, caves and sweeping landscape of the Tongo Hills at Tengzug are reason enough to visit, but the village is also home to multiple shrines.

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Sirigu Traditional Pottery

The village of Sirigu is a fascinating example of local women taking action to preserve their art and culture. This village is home to beautiful pottery and basketry, interesting architecture and decorative wall paintings.

Essential Handy Tips

Travel Tips

Getting to Ghana
Several international airlines, including British Airways and Delta Airlines, operate regularly scheduled flights from Ghana to major cities in North America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Tipping

Tipping is permitted in hotels, restaurants, etc. It is rarely added to the bill. Whenever it is not added the quality of service should dictate your generousity to the waiter, taxi driver, porter, tour guide, etc.
Money/Currency
Ghana’s currency is the cedi which comes in denominations of GHC 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1. Coins come in denominations of 1 GHC and also 50p, 20p, 10p, 5p & 1 pesewas. Foreign currency can be freely exchanged at any Forex Bureaux in the country.
Climate
Bounded on the South by the Atlantic Ocean and on the West by La Cote d'Ivoire, the East by Togo and the North by Burkina Faso. Ghana is a tropical country. The South Western part is located within the warm wet forest zone similar to the Amazon. Accra, the capital, is located in the dry equatorial zones. Kumasi is in the wet savanna. It lies between 4° and 11 ° North at the equator and has a coastline of 540 km.
Business Hours
General – 8.00am – 12.00pm ; 13.00pm – 17.00pm
Banks – 8.00am – 12.00pm ; 13.00pm – 16.00pm
Health Requirements
Yellow fever vaccination required by all except infants under one year. Please do not forget to bring your health Certificate which shows that you have a yellow fever vaccination. You are also advised to consult your doctor well in advance of your visit so that you may begin the usual anti-malaria treatment.
Passport
Required by all
Visas
Visas are required by most non-residents except ECOWAS nationals. Ghana Missions and Embassies abroad will assist in issuing individual as well as group visas.
Electricity
If you are bringing along any electrical appliances, they should operate on or be adaptable to 220 / 240 volts. Electric outlets in Ghana accept either 3pronged, or sometimes 2-pronged. British or Continental European type plus or converters.
Packing the Right Clothing
Since the climate is warm and tropical all year round be sure to pack light washable cotton clothing and casual wear. Do not forget your sunglasses and comfortable walking shoes. There are no restrictions on what men and women may wear. Slacks and shorts for both sexes are permissible.
Traveller’s Cheques
All banks and Forex Bureaux accept Traveller”s Cheques although the rate of exchange may be slightly lower than for cash transaction.
Credit Cards
The most widely accepted credit cards are Visa and Mastercard. These cards are accepted in major hotels, restaurants, banks and businesses . Your card may be used for payment at most all airlines, leading hotels and major supermarkets. However be cautious when using your credit to avoid fraud.
Hotels
Ghana offers a wide range of hotel accommodation for her growing economy and tourist industry; cosmopolitan, metropolitan, district town and country hotels and park lodges of varying comfort, elegance and convenience. Ghana”s hotels are classified according to the international star-system with 5-star as the highest and one-star being the minimum international acceptable quality.
Communications
Most major hotels also have business centers which provide secretarial and courier services. Ghana has six Telecommunications companies which provide voice and data services. with a valid Identity card/passport, one can acquire a sim from any of the telecos. You can make long distance telephone calls within the country. Collect calls to the USA, Europe and Asia are also available. USA direct dial is 019900 and UK is 0194.
Entertainment
Most cities and towns have facilities for nightlife such as cultural centers to theatres, cinema houses, discotheques, pubs, street cafes and casinos. Consult your hotel reception for what is on and where to go.
Medical facilities
Modern private and public hospitals and clinics are available in all cities and big towns. Tourist should contact travelers’ medical insurance companies to cover any medical contingencies while away from their home countries.
Emergency Contacts
Emergency (general) – 999 / Fire – 192 / Ambulance – 193
Hospital
Korle Bu – 0302-665401, 0302-673033-34
Ridge – 0302-228382
37 Military hospital – 021-776111-51
Drinking Water
Safe but it is advisable for visitors to use bottled drinking water which is available for sale in hotels and supermarkets.
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