Have you ever wanted an African adventure…
… outside the safari park?
Then come to Ghana!
Ghana is known as the Black Star, or the hope of Africa. Located in the Gulf of Guinea in West Africa, Ghana prides itself on being a politically stable, democratic country. It is ethnically and religiously diverse. And it’s English speaking, which makes life just a little easier.
Ghana’s history spans the great Ashanti Kingdom, through the horrors of the Slave Trade, to one of the fastest growing economies in the world today.
So while you won’t come to Ghana for big game safaris (although you can see elephants, baboons and monkeys amongst others in the national parks), Ghana gives back in spades. Come for the friendly people, awesome high life music, Kejitia Market in Kumasi (said to be the biggest market in West Africa with a mind blowing 20,000 stall holders).
Explore the equatorial jungle at Kakum National Park, visit the Slave Forts along the infamous (but very beautiful) Gold Coast, meet a real life chief, and find a rich heritage of artisans: be it woodcarving, cloth weaving or basket making.
And if you’re really lucky, try and catch all the passion of a Black Stars football match!
A trip to Ghana lets you experience the heat, the dust, the rain, the mud, the dirt, the smells and the general chaos of African life at the Equator.
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By CHRIS GERAKITEYS, an Australian blogger currently living in Ghana, West Africa; where it is possible to sweat when cutting an avocado.
She blogs at sixdegreesnorth.me
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Wow, this really makes want to visit Ghana! Added to my African travel wishlist…
…and I had a look at your blog, Chris, which is really cool. Definitely adding it to my blog list!
I’ve been to a lot of east African countries but never Ghana. It sure looks like a fascinating place and you’re right about the bonus that it is English speaking.
Yikes, those snail are huge! I’m sure they are tasty with garlic butter though…
That’s exactly how we cook them in Portugal, but the difference is that the snails are 1% the size of those in Ghana! :P Like these: http://instagram.com/p/bpgqWSEkhS/
I would LOVE to visit Ghana! I haven’t heard many travel stories from there before. What a fascinating place to live!
I spent 8 months in Ghana. Apart from Cape Coast, the most fascinating place I visited was Lake Bosomtwe, the crater lake which resulted from a meteor hitting the Earth
Ghana seems to be one of those places whose attraction does not lie primarily in their structures etc but in the whole culture itself!
Agreed, with Ghana it is the whole experience, Refer to my novel “Echoes of ElMina,” under my pseudonym R. Addams which, amongst other things, describes many aspects of day to day life in Ghana
Ghana is simply one of the best places in West Africa.