Ghana is a fantastic tourist destination in Africa, with friendly people, delicious cuisine, and beautiful natural treasures. It is a fascinating destination in west Africa that will motivate you to visit Africa frequently. To fully explore all the attractions, it is important to ensure that you visit Ghana during the best time.
The ideal time to plan your holiday is based on a number of factors such as the weather conditions, flights cost, and hotels, peak travel season, among other factors. Ghana experiences a tropical climate due to its nearness to the Equator and its low altitude. During the day, temperatures are very high, around 30 degrees Celsius, while the humidity is usually 80% along the coastline. The temperatures typically remain stable throughout the year in most regions of the country. At night the temperatures drop rapidly in the dry areas, compared to the humid regions. The west African nation does not experience strong seasonal changes.
When traveling to Ghana for a holiday, it is advisable to consider seasonal factors such as rain. The year is divided into two main seasons, a rainy season between April to September and a dry season between October and March. The climate varies in different areas: the season in the southern region is marked by downpours. The rains in the southern region begin from March to May and from October to February. The ideal period of touring the southern area of Ghana is between May and June.
The other seasonal factor to consider before traveling to Ghana is the harmattan winds, which blow during the dry season. The winds blow from the northeast carrying dust from the Sahara Desert. The dust results in reduced visibility of around one kilometer or less than one kilometer. The winds begin towards the end of November or at the beginning of December and last until March. The tourists who visit Ghana during this time are very disadvantaged because most beaches lose their attractiveness. Additionally, the tourists who like hiking miss the Scenic view from the mountains. Passionate photographers do not manage to capture the best moments and the most exciting times as desired.
Although Budget, free time, personal interests also determine the time some tourists visit Ghana. The budget might restrict some tourists to visit Ghana during the low season in order to spend low because, during the peak season, the charges are usually high. Ghana holds some festivals and events; some have specific dates while others happen occasionally. The Dipo festival has a fixed date, while the Ashanti Akwasidae celebrations are held periodically (every six weeks on Sundays), accompanied by drumming, dancing, horns, and singing. Depending on personal interests such as participating in seasonal festivals, some tourists may consider visiting at that specific time because some festivals are held at particular times of the year.
The recommended time to visit Ghana is during the northern hemisphere winter, between October and April. During this time, the climate is neither hot nor cold compared to other seasons of the year. The humidity level is somehow low, and therefore this is the best time to visit Ghana. During this period, there is a lesser mosquito hence the chances o contracting malaria are lower. The tourists who are interested in natural treasures, such as wildlife, should visit during the dry season because it is easier to spot wild animals when the grass is low. The birds are accompanied by all kinds of Seasonal migrants. Ghana experiences long days and short nights in April; therefore, if you want to visit more places during the daytime, it is advisable to plan your visit during this period.
The best time to experience the Coastal climate is during the hot climates (October to April). November is the sunniest month with seven hours of sun each day, during this time you can bask and relax at the beaches.