Ghana is a West African country bordering Cote d’Ivoire, Togo, Burkina and the Atlantic Ocean. It covers an area of 238,000km.
Ghana’s capital is Accra, with a population of 2,000,000 persons
Overall population: 18,000,000 persons
In Southern Ghana (Accra area) rainy season is between April and June, with a mild period between June and September, then resuming from September to October with temperatures between 70 and 85 degrees, Fahrenheit. The rest of the year is hot and dry, with temperatures reaching as high as 100 degrees, Fahrenheit.
In the Northern region the rainy season last from April to October.
Ghana is on GMT
Kotoka International Airport is situated 12km from Accra city center. Hotel shuttle buses and taxis are readily available.
A departure tax of about 20 USD is payable by all departing passengers on international flights, and 5 USD on all domestic flights. Rates change without notice.
All visitors require a valid passport and visa. These can be secured at the Ghanaian Embassy in your country or neighboring country.
Visitors must provide proof of vaccination against Yellow Fever & Malaria. The officers are not too strict, but it is suggested that you receive at least the homeopathic vaccination if not the injection.
Tourists can bring in personal items duty free, but for details of trade goods and specialist equipment please contact the Customs Excise and Preventative Service, or the nearest Ghanaian Embassy. Customs # 021-666-841 – 4.
Ghana’s currency is the Cedi. Banks and forex bureaus post rates of exchange daily. There are no restrictions on the amount of money that can be brought into the country. It is suggested that you never change more than is necessary for 2-3 days, as the rates change frequently.