Located on the Gulf of Guinea, Ghana is the British former colony of the Gold Coast that boasts glittering beaches, monumental buildings, museums, libraries, galleries, traditional markets and lively nightlife.
The North of the country is a wide savannah, where you can meet the Gurunsi tribe living in adobe fortified buildings decorated with amazing black, red and white African frescoes; and the Lobi, where elder women still use labial discs and men worship ancestors’ figures.
The Ashanti Kingdom in the central forests is one of the largest kingdoms in West Africa and celebrates unique traditional festivals with hundreds of participants in colourful costumes.
The ocean shores of the south host the highest concentration of ancient castles in Africa, built for the gold and slave trade. With 400 kilometres of palm fringed beaches, tiny fishermen villages, cosy hotels and isolated camping spots the coast is ideal for relaxing beach extensions at the end of tours.
Best time to travel
Best from October to April but good also in July and August.
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