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Ghana, officially known as the Republic of Ghana, is located in West Africa, near the Atlantic Ocean. The country is bordered by Burkina Faso in the north, the Gulf of Guinea in the south, Ivory Coast in the west, and Togo in the east. Ghana came from a Mande language that means “Warrior King”. The country has forests, springs, grasslands, caves, mountains, canals, and harbours. The country was colonised by the British Empire during the early 20th century. It declared independence from Europe in 1957. Ghana is a main producer of petroleum and natural gas since oil reserves are abundant in this country. Other exports of the country include cocoa, gold, and diamond. Its capital is Accra.

What to see & do

There are many forests in Ghana. One of the famous sites in this country is the Kakum National Park, which has a long canopy walk and tree tops. The canopy walk is like a hanging bridge made of ropes and wood. There are monkeys, antelopes, and elephants in this place. Another is the Mole National Park, which has buffalos, antelopes, monkeys, elephants, and lions. Those who are looking for adventure can also camp out in this park.

Paga is another destination for those who want to see tamed crocodiles in pools. Tourists can also go for a daytrip at Shai Hills Reserve to see parrots, antelopes, and baboons. People can give them food like small pieces of bread but are not allowed to hurt them. Aside from interacting with these animals, tourists can also try horseback riding.

Bookworms should go to the Elmina slave castle, which was built by Europeans. It provides a view of slavery when the country was under the British Empire. It is also listed as a World Heritage Site.

Those who want to have a taste of Ghana’s culture should go to Eco Village Sognaayilli, which is located in the northern part of the country. This place is a traditional village. Enjoy the company of the local people and celebrate life!

There are only two seasons in Ghana: the wet and dry seasons. The best time to go to this country is during summer. Rainy season is from March to November.

How to get around within Ghana

There is a railway system in Ghana that links Accra, Takoradi, and Kumashi, Travel from Accra to Nsawam is from Monday to Saturday. It operates four times daily. In 2010, some lines of the train were suspended since the management decided to renovate the coaches and expand the routes of the system.

Taking buses is the safest way to explore Ghana. The main bus company in the country is the STC. The firm offers service to passengers going to international destinations and places like Kumasi, Tamale, Accra, Takoradi, Cape Coast, and other main cities. Tourists are recommended to buy tickets one day in advance to get a seat.

The cheapest option in going to Accra, Kumasi, and Cape Coast is through the Metrobus. Tourists should brace themselves in buying tickets due to the massive crowds at the ticket stations.

How to get there

Kotaka International Airport is the busiest international airport in Ghana. It is a huge airport that can accommodate large aircraft including the Boeing 747-8. It is operated by Ghana Airports Company Limited. It is a major hub for African World Airlines, Antrak Air, Arik Air, and Starbow Airlines. Around 20 airlines operate in this airport including British Airways, Delta Air Lines, EgyptAir, and Tunisair. International destinations include Lisbon, Beirut, Madrid, and New York.

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