Ghana is bordered by Ivory Coast to the west, Togo to the east and Burkina Faso to the north. Today, Ghana has become a stable democracy and a safe country. The inhabitants offer you a warm welcome, ideal for a first immersion in Africa. Travelers exploring Ghana discover a land of rich culture, unspoiled historical heritage and a local vibe to the sound of Ghanaian music.

A country with a strong cultural identity and the cradle of Pan-Africanism, Ghana was the first African country to gain independence, thus showing its neighbours the path to decolonisation.

In the Ashanti region, north-east of Accra, Kumasi was the capital of the kingdom of the same name. The Ashanti tribe still dominates the region with their legends and customs. Installed within the Cultural Centre, the Ashanti Museum allows visitors to discover the Gold Stool and the Anokie Sword, sacred symbols, and their legends. Northwest of Kumasi, history buffs can reconnect with the heyday of Ashanti culture in the 18th century. Listed as World Heritage by UNESCO, wooden, thatched or earthen houses bear witness to the past of this civilisation. The country has other magnificent sites including Fort Elima, the Mole National Park or Lake Volta.

Its capital Accra is a must-see cultural destination with many sites that have marked the history of slavery in Africa. It can also be proud of the Abura Botanic Garden: a true haven of peace which preserves rare species including several types of butterflies and birds, as well as superb exotic trees with medicinal properties.

Ghana is home to tropical vegetation to the south. In northern Ghana the savannah stretches as far as the eye can see. This attracts many visitors to discover the African natural riches. Elephant troops in the Akwapong hills and various lakes such as Lake Bosuntwi.

On a trip to Ghana, visitors create memorable experiences through cultural events, festivals, entertainment, nightlife and local cuisine.

Why travel to Ghana?

Besides being known for its lush forests, diverse animal life, and miles of sandy beaches along a scenic coastline, Ghana is also famous for its rich history. Lovers of history and culture will be fascinated by the multitude of authentic sites represented in the country. Located in the south-east of the country, Accra, the capital is a former European colony containing many places of culture. Among the most popular are the National Museum of Ghana, dedicated to ethnographic artifacts, and the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park building, commemorating the memory of the first president, which stands proudly in Independence Square.

The visitor also immerses himself in the dynamism of the city in the restaurants and in the various markets with sparkling colors and spicy scents such as the Kumasi market, one of the most important in Africa.

You can visit Ghana all year round. You can prefer the period between October and March, when the climate is slightly cooler and less humid.

Commitment to sustainable tourism

The tourism industry in Ghana is known to promote sustainable tourism which includes among others: cultural tourism, heritage tourism, recreational tourism, adventure tourism and event tourism. Cultural tourism focuses on festivals and events, while heritage tourism focuses on the history of the slave routes.

During the commemorations of the 400th anniversary of the start of slavery, Ghana launched a campaign called “Year of Return” and boost responsible tourism in the country.

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