Ghana is gaining traction as an up-and-coming tourist destination. While some travellers come purely for business or leisure, many new visitors are part of the African diaspora seeking to reconnect with their roots. Here are some quick facts to know ahead of your trip:
- Ghana is located in West Africa. It shares a border with the Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso and Togo and has coastline along the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean.
- Around 30 million people live in Ghana, with over 4 million of them residing in Accra, the capital city.
- Ghana is located near the equator, so temperature does not vary much throughout the year. The best time to visit Ghana is during the dry season, between October and March.
- English is the official language and lingua franca. A great many indigenous languages are also present, with Akan being the most widely spoken.
- Top urban sites to visit include the buzzing city of Accra as well as the city of Kumasi and its huge, open-air Kejetia Market. Other important sites are Kakum National Park, Mole National Park, the golden beaches of Cape Coast, and the dungeons of Cape Coast Castle.
Learn more about travelling to Ghana in the articles below.