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The Best Holiday Advice for Ghana

by The Ghana HIT

Are you planning a vacation to Ghana? If yes, there are a couple of things that you should know so as to prepare for your vacation fully. All regions in Ghana are accessible by road, and hence you can easily explore many regions. Ghana is a taxi nation whereby most of its vehicles are taxicabs. Although private and shared taxis are available at negotiable prices, non-private cabs mainly operate on a cheap fixed-charge basis.

Besides, some buses are inexpensive, slow, safe, and somehow reliable. If you are not interested in buses and taxis, you can hire a car. Some roads in the rural regions are poor with poor lighting; therefore, it is advisable to get a Ghanaian driver to avoid accidents. Additionally, visitors shouldn’t drive at night alone due to robbery risks and accidents.

Ghana has classy and luxurious accommodations in Accra, Kumasi, and other coastal regions. You can choose a wide range of hotels, for instance, modern towers, friendly resthouses, and church hostels. Accommodation hotels are simple, secure, and decent in most parts of Ghana. Most expensive hotels feature private swimming pools, rooms facing beaches, air conditioning, spacious parking, and gyms. There are Camping facilities where visitors can sleep whenever they are moving from one remote park to another.

Most Ghanaian foods have spices. Although many dishes are Startchy, they are taken with sauce or soup with meat, fish, or wild mushrooms. The common dishes include rice, balls of fermented maize cooked in plantain leaves, banku, and fufu. Red red bean stew cooked in red palm oil is also common cuisine. You can choose from various snacks such as fried plantain, fried yams, exotic fruits, ice water, coconut juice, and local chocolate.

Though Ghana is safer compared to other African Nations, there are instances of armed robbery in major cities such as Accra. When visiting Ghana, it is advisable to be cautious and avoid moving around at night. Statistics indicate that most tourists are prone to theft and undesirable sexual advances on beaches. When swimming, be careful of waves and currents to avoid drowning.

The best time to visit Ghana is from October to April because the climate is favourable for exploring various tourist attractions sites. If you are planning to travel to northern Ghana, you should be aware that it is somehow dry and only has a rainy season that starts from April to October. South Ghana experiences rain between April and June and September to October. From December to March is not easy to spot wildlife and birds; therefore, this is not the best time for hikers and bird watchers to go for a trip to Ghana.

Malaria and other water-borne diseases like cholera are very common in Ghana, and therefore, you should visit your clinic two months prior to your vacation to get the necessary vaccinations. Most hotels provide mosquito nets to their visitors, but in case there is no net, you can just purchase one. A yellow fever certificate is required at the Ghanaian borders; otherwise, you can be sent back. Tap water is not safe for drinking, and you should purchase bottled water from supermarkets.

The harmattan wind blows from Sahara from mid-November to March. These winds are very dry; you might experience an itchy throat, dry skin and lips, and itchy eyes. When visiting during this time of the year, you should carry eye drops or even use glasses. Besides, you can buy local shea butter to protect you against dry skin and lips. Homosexualism is prohibited in Ghana; therefore, when travelling as a gay or lesbian couple, you should be decent to avoid trouble.

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