Ghana

This former British colony of the Gold Coast boasts historic fortresses, glittering beaches, diverse wildlife, vibrant markets and lively nightlife.

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.

When to Go

The best time to travel to Ghana is from October to April, as well as July and August.

Featured Ghana Journeys

Group of 1416 days, from AU$12,875
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West Africa: People, Past & Present - A Limited Edition Small Group Journey (2019)

Be swept up in the colour and movement of local festivals, the healing magic of voodoo, tribal drumming and trance-dances on this enchanting journey to a surprising and still largely untraveled part of Africa that will leave you truly amazed.

Group16 days, from AU$12,875

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