Ghana Safari Tours & Holidays
Ghana, officially the Republic of Ghana, is a country along the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean, in the sub-region of West Africa.
Ghana is an ideal destination for a wildlife safari holiday. With its 16 National Parks, resource reserves, and protected areas, it is home to a dazzling array of wildlife.
If you are a lover of all wildlife and would like to mix nature and culture or if you are on a journey to see the worlds mammal species and have specific targets that occur here in West Africa, our expert team of tour planners and local guides are excited to plan that perfect trip for you. Our Upper Guinea rain forests in southern Ghana protect Black-bellied and White-bellied Pangolin, Forest Elephant, Bongo, Chimpanzee, Olive, and Black and White Colobus, Lowes Mona and Spot-nosed Monkeys, Lord Derby and Pel’s Anomalure, Potto, several species of Galago, Duiker, Civet, Leopard, and many more species. As we move northwards through the broad-leaved guinea woodlands of central Ghana to the savannah habitat, we find Mole National Park which alone has over 93 mammal species. These include African elephants, Leopard, Lion, Spotted Hyena, Hartebeest, African Buffalo, and several primate species that include Olive Baboon, Patas and Callithrix Monkey, Bushbuck, Kob, Waterbuck and further north we can enjoy river safaris to see Hippopotamus. Passing through remote locations seldom visited by tourists gives you a sense of isolation from the developed world enhancing your overall experience during your time in one of the finest wildlife regions of the world.
How to get to Ghana
Most travelers to Ghana will arrive at Kotoka International Airport is an international airport in Accra, the main capital of Ghana.
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Passport, Visa, and Entry requirements for Ghana
You must provide your actual signed passport. Your passport must: Be valid for the next six months.
The tourist visa policy of Ghana states that the majority of foreign nationals are required to apply for a visa to visit the country for tourism purposes. … This visa must be applied for in-person at the nearest embassy or consulate of Ghana.
The health sector of Ghana
Health care is very variable in Ghana. Urban centers are well served and contain most hospitals, clinics, and pharmacies in the country. Rural areas often have no modern health care. Patients in these areas either rely on traditional African medicine or travel great distances for health care. In the big cities like Accra, you’re more likely to get very good health care in private hospitals but you will need medical insurance while traveling to remote parts of Ghana as there is no proper medical care.
Malaria and Yellow fever vaccination for Ghana
A Yellow Fever vaccination certificate is required on arrival from all travelers 9 months of age and older.
The vaccination requirement is imposed by this country for protection against Yellow Fever since the principal mosquito vector Aedes aegypti is present in its territory.
Transmission levels have decreased starting when the interventions begin. The total number of reported cases however does not fall below 3.5 million annually during the 10-year period.
Currency of Ghana
The Ghanaian New Cedi was introduced on July 3, 2007, and is equal to 10,000 old (Second) Cedis. It was the highest-valued currency unit issued by sovereign countries in Africa in 2007. One Ghanaian New Cedi is divided into one hundred Ghana pesewas. Ghana is quite a developed nation and ATM machines can be found in the major cities and credit cards will be accepted in most tourist destinations but you should reduce the use of your credit card.
Official Language of Ghana
Ghana is a highly multilingual developing nation in West Africa. It has a population of over 25 million people from different ethnic groups. Ghana has about 50 indigenous languages (Dakubu, 1996), and the major ones are Akan, Ewe, Ga, Dagaare, and Dagbani, with English as the official language.
Best time to travel to Ghana
October to March is the best time to visit Ghana when the climate is marginally cooler and less humid, and you’ll miss the spring and summer rains. Harmattan – the Saharan wind – blows in from December, which causes haze, dust, and very dry skin.
What to wear in Ghana
Ghanaians tend to dress more formally than Westerners. While shorts are fine in Accra, other big cities, and tourist areas, you might feel more comfortable in a long skirt or trousers in more conservative areas, particularly in the north.
What to bring while traveling to Ghana
Before you travel to Ghana, follow this packing checklist for the best experience:
- Mosquito net.
- Malaria pills.
- Insect repellent.
- Imodium, Advil/aspirin, etc.
- Light, breathable clothing, and a rain slicker.
- Good walking shoes/sandals.
Car hire and driving in Ghana
Main roads are generally paved and well maintained with the occasional pothole on more minor routes which can cause oncoming vehicles to swerve across lanes unexpectedly. Some side roads within major cities and many roads outside cities are in poor condition. The road from Accra to the central region tourist area of Cape Coast continues to be the site of many accidents, as it has a number of bends and slow-moving Lorries which tend to encourage dangerous overtaking. Travel in darkness, particularly outside the major cities, is extremely hazardous, due to poor street lighting and the unpredictability of pedestrians, bicyclists, and farm animals.
Accommodation in Ghana
Ghanaian accommodation is pretty well spread across the countries major tourist attractions and if you’re traveling deep into the rural areas there might be nothing fancy but instead of small local guest houses, traveling for tourism purposes may require an advance booking.
Local food of Ghana
In Ghana, fufu, also known as fufuo, is white and sticky (if plantain is not mixed with the cassava when pounding). The traditional method of eating fufu is to pinch some of the fufu off in one’s right-hand fingers and form it into an easily ingested round ball. The ball is then dipped in the soup before being eaten.
Tipping while Travelling in Ghana
Guides should receive a tip. It’s not customary to leave tips in bars and restaurants but a small donation is always welcome.at Wilderness Explorers Africa we will provide you with a tipping Guide upon booking a safari with us.
Further information for Ghana
Ghana is considered one of the more stable countries in West Africa since its transition to multi-party democracy in 1992. Formerly known as the Gold Coast, Ghana gained independence from Britain in 1957, becoming the first sub-Saharan nation to break free from colonial rule.
Safety of Ghana
For the most part, Ghana is a safe country for women travelers. However opportunistic thieves may target lone women travelers so keep your belongings secure and be aware of your surroundings. Ghana is a Christian country, where the locals observe conservative standards of dress and behavior.
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|Digya National Park|
|Kakum National Park|
|Mole National Park|
|Nini-Suhien National Park|
|Kalakpa Game Production Reserve|
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|6 Days Luxury Ghana safaris|
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|14 Days Ghana Explorer Safaris|
OTHER TOURISTS ATTRACTIONS
|Accra city tours|
|Fishing trips in Lake Volta Ghana|
|Hiking Mount Afadjato Ghana|
|Tours to see Waterfalls in the Volta Region|
|Visit Cape Coast Castle|
|Visit Jamestown fishing Port Ghana|
|Visit Labadi beach Ghana|
|Visit Lake Bosomtwe|
|Visit Makola Market Accra Ghana|
|Visit Nzulezo Village Ghana|
|Visit the Cape Coast Castle in Ghana|
|Visit the Larabanga Mosque|
|Visit the Legon Botanical Gardens|
|Visit the Manhyia Palace Museum and the National Culture Centre|
|Visit the Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary|
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