BEFORE YOU DEPART
Although most people travel to the airport in their private cars, taxis and hiring cars are available at the airport for travellers’ convenience.
Most major hotels also have business centres which provide secretarial and courier services. Ghana has six Telecommunications companies which provides 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.
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.
Kotoka International Airport (KIA) is located in Accra. It is the major entry point to the country and is accessible from any part of the globe. KIA also has FAA approval for Category 1 in Safety and Security Oversight. Several international carriers with over 170 weekly passenger aircraft movements to more than 36 international destinations worldwide.
CHOOSING A TRIP
Ghanaian cuisine is the cuisine of the Ghanaian people. Ghanaian main dishes are organized around a starchy staple food, with which goes a sauce or soup containing a protein sauce
Police and Emergency service providers are friendly and tourists should feel free to seek assistance. Modern private and public hospitals and clinics are available in all cities and big towns. Tourists should contact travelers’ medical insurance companies to cover any medical contingencies while away from their home countries.
Emergency (general) – 999
Fire – 192
Ambulance – 193
Police – 191 (18555 – MTN MOBILE)
National Information Contact Centre – 311
– Korle Bu – 0302-665401, 0302-673033-34
-Ridge – 0302-228382
-37 Military hospital – 021-776111-5l
-SSNIT Hospital – 021-776787
-Tema General Hospital – 022-302094, 022-302695
-Accra Psychiatric Hospital – 0302-228688
-Nyaho Clinic – 027775341
– Lister Hospital – +233 302 812 325, +233 302 812 326, +233 244 313 883
– Omni Health Services.