Ghana

Ghana

 

The coastlines of West Africa boast miles of fabulous sandy beaches, thriving townships, and colourful local markets that serve as authentic centres to learn about the food and culture of the people. With a consistent dry, warm climate, West Africa is an ideal destination to absorb the sights and culture of the continents’ rich and vibrant society. For nature lovers, a wealth of fauna can be found in the national parks, many are accessible and it is possible to arrange accommodation in some.

Ghana, Gambia and Senegal also hold important historical backgrounds, and colonial fortresses are still evident today. Spend some time exploring these haunting monuments to the regions’ horrific past and the museums will give visitors a deeper insight into the tragedies that happened.

Since 1979, the resources and stability of Ghana have greatly improved, making the country easier and safer to visit. The landscape is mostly flat, however the country features the expanse of Lake Volta, an artificial body of water running through the interior, providing many communities with its life source, however it also displaced many in its creation.

Ghana is roughly the same size as Britain, and has a population of fifteen million. The region around the capital of Accra on the coast is fairly dry and desolate due to the unusually isolated local sub-climate. The road that traverses the length of the Ghanaian coast features many alluring beaches you’ll be hard pushed to resist. It is also recommended you schedule in time to explore the many forts and castles in the region.

The main exports for Ghana are gold and cocoa. This affected the colonial name, The Gold Coast, dropped on the gaining of Independence in 1957, for which Ghana was one of the first West African countries to be granted. The major gold fields are located near Obuasi and Tarkwa. Visits are possible, however require advanced planning.

Except in accordance with the traditional festivals, such as the Aboakyer deer-hunt, hunting has been banned, and the wildlife thrives as a result. You will find the Kakum Nature Park and the Mole Game Reserve the best-equipped areas in terms of access and facilities. Other places to catch birds, buffalo, antelope and hippos, among other animals, include the National Parks at Digya, Bia, Bui and Kalakpe.

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