Travel Information

Visa Info

Please find comprehensive information about entry visas at the Official Ghana Portal.


Getting In 

Ghana Airways runs a domestic service linking Ghana with other areas of Africa as well as with the wider world in general. Prices are obviously more expensive than overland travel but the service is useful for crossing large distances quickly perhaps as part of a longer African tour.

Getting Around 

The rail network in Ghana is quite small, it is limited to a 1000km loop connecting Accra, Takoradi and Kumasi as well as several smaller towns en route. The service is basic but efficient and trains run from each station at least twice a day. There are two classes of travel but unfortunately neither is air conditioned. Children under 3 travel for free and those between 3 and 11 pay only half fares.


There are state run and private coaches available between all major towns as well as local services linking the cities to outlying villages. The standard of the state run buses has been slipping recently so it is normally better to use a private service where possible. Fares are quite cheap but expect buses to be crowded. There are also police check points on some roads so take this into account when calculating journey times. 





There are a few international standard hotels in Accra but elsewhere you may have to curb your desire for the height of luxury. Good quality hotels are widely available in all major urban areas, as are cheap budget hotels with very basic services. Hostels and guesthouses can be found throughout the country although they are again concentrated mainly in urban areas. The Ghana Tourism Board runs the grading system and can be contacted for more information regarding hotels in the country.


Beach huts are available in the more popular beach resort, these are generally constructed from local materials. Ghana Web can be contacted for more details on this type of accommodation. Camping is possible but it should be noted than in the game parks it can be quite dangerous and you will normally have to be accompanied by an armed guard.


Medical facilities exist in all major towns as well as regional capitals but treatment falls below international standards. Travel insurance is essential for any treatment and you should ideally purchase a policy which covers emergency evacuation should you require treatments which are beyond the facilities and expertise offered in Ghana.


A certificate of vaccination against yellow fever is an entry requirement for Ghana, you should contact your local GP about obtaining this vaccination. Cholera is a risk in the country although you should seek medical advice about the necessity of a vaccination as current medical experts are divided on its effectiveness. Immunization against typhoid is recommended and your GP should be able to administer this vaccination to you for around £40. There is a malaria threat throughout the country including reports of resistance to chloroquine, you should seek medical advice on the most appropriate anti-malaria treatment to take.

Proper Hygiene 

Tap water in the major cities is considered safe to drink but all other water sources should be treated as potentially contaminated and should be sterilized before use for any purpose. Milk is unpasteurized and should be boiled before use, dairy products should be avoided due to the high probability of having been made from improperly sterilized milk. Meat should be well cooked all of the way through and eaten hot, fruits and vegetables should be washed and where appropriate cooked or peeled before consumption.


The climate in Ghana is typically tropical; the temperatures are hot and humid especially in the north. There are four distinct seasons with the two rainy seasons occurring between March to July and September to October with the former experiencing heavier precipitation. Other months are largely dry but slight rains can be experienced throughout the year.



Foreign Exchange & Emergency Details

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Currency: Cedi (¢) = 100 pesewas

Time Zone: GMT

Official Language: English

Telephone Services: Country code +233, International access code 00


Emergency Numbers: To get through to emergency Contact Information CLICK HERE



Places of Interest

ACCRA City Tour


A tour of Accra city brings us to monumental sites like, The Kwame Nkrumah memorial park. Kwame Nkrumah, was the first president of the Republic of Ghana who lead the country to gain independence from the British colony in 1957 and a Pan-Africanist. W.E.B. Du Bois center an American who spent the last three years of his life in Ghana helping Kwame Nkrumah build the nation of Ghana.





Kakum National park

Kakum National park for the wonderful canopy-walkway will be the best experience for the trip.


Elmina castle


A visit to the Elmina castle built in 1482 by the Portuguese will be a wonderful experience. Christopher Columbus is believed to have spent three days in this castle on his way to discover the new world


Cape Coast castle


A trip to the Cape Coast castle, a world heritage monument built in 1665 within which we have the slave dungeons, slave cell, the castle museum and infamous door of no return.

Mountain Afadjato


A trip to the Cape Coast castle, a world heritage monument built in 1665 within which we have the slave dungeons, slave cell, the castle museum and infamous door of no return.





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