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  • Visa for Ghana (december 2011)

    You have to get the visa in the country of your origin or of your residence. In case there is no Ghana embassy in that country you have to find out witch embassy is relevant for you (for Austrians it is Bern, Switzerland, for Irish it is London....).In Bern (quite friendly embassy) it takes 3 working day's (if you call them and explain why you...

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  • GHANA WELCOMES ALL

    my friend tema is very close to accra.as a matter of fact if its nigeria its not a distance.it cant cost you more than 5 cedi maximum it can be less.thats around 350 naira.but for a whole day you can negotiate with the cab driver.it will be reasonable.Ghana is another intersting destination in Africa West because of its numerous tourism and culture...

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  • Changing Money

    A Forex is where you change money. It is kind of intimidating as we are used to going to a bank or ATM. There aren't many ATM's and I would advise against them. Too many horror stories. Forex places have the cash, decent rates and you're out in a flash.

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  • Volunteer with us and will never regret...

    Hi, I must say you are lucky to have falling in the right hands, that is i work with a Registered NGO that deal with your area of interest. we are located in the northern part of Ghana. Actually we have charges but for some reasons i will advice that because this is a chance of meeting you on line i will say in you are interested in coming through...

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  • S.K.E.P. -Tamale-

    Savannah Kids Education Project is a young project, founded with the aim to give underprivileged children in the north of Ghana the possibility to follow primary and secondary education. Unfortunately there are many families in Ghana with the lack of financial means to send their children to school. Because of that many children end up at the...

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  • VERY NICE PLACE TO STAY

    THE PEOPLE OF GHANA ,NIGHTLIFE IN GHANA ,INTERESTING CASTLELS AND SLAVE FORTS ,KAKUM NATIONAL PARKWATERFALLS ,NATURE ,LAKE (AND) RIVER VOLTABUSIA BEACH ( WESTERN REGION )RAILWAY BETW. KUMASI AND TAKORADI...AND MUCH MORE! THE PEOPLE OF GHANA

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  • Ghanaian Cedis

    The local currency in Ghana is the Cedi. One Cedi is close to nothing, so there are no Cedi-cents or something. At the time of writing (begin 2007) the rate was very easy compared to the US Dollar: 10.000 Cedis is about 1 US Dollar. That is why in all my tips, I used this rate to indicate prices.In Ghana, you hardly use coins to pay with, simply...

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  • Ghanaian English

    One good thing about Ghana is the fact that English is widely spoken. Not by everyone, but wherever you come, there will always be someone around who speaks English. BUT: there is a big different in pronounciation between "normal" English and Ghanaian/African English. And it can take a while before you are completely used to it. A few examples of...

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  • Ethnic Group # 3 - Dagomba

    The Dagomba people, although they live in close proximity to the Gonja people, sometimes in the same village, they speak a totally different language: the Dagbani language, which belongs to the More-Dagbani sub-group of Gur languages. The main group of Dagomba people live in Burkina Faso, with subgroups such as this group of about 650,000 Dagbamba...

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  • Ethnic Group # 2 - Gonja

    Gonja is the name of a Kingdom in Northern Ghana, but the name is also used to describe the people of this kingdom. The Gonja kingdom was established in 1675, ruled by the Ngbanya dybasty. The kingdom is also known as Ghanjawiyyu. The Gonja language is spoken by approximately 230,000 and is part of the Kwa group of languages. Traditionally, the...

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  • Ethnic Group # 1 - Dagarti

    We visited a Dagarti village on the way to Mole National Park. The village was small and very primitive by western standards. There was no electricity, nor a well in the village, and the women would walk two miles or more to fecth water, carrying it back in a large container on their head. The huts are built around a small courtyard, with the...

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  • Gold Coast

    In ancient times Ghana was called, Gold Coast and in Obuasi you see why.Large mining elevators, gold dealers, statues and so on.More info: Obuasi

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  • Akwaaba!!!

    Ghana is a great country to visit..especially if you've never been anywhere in Africa. Most people can understand and/or speak English, friendly, and safe. You will feel welcome alsmot everywhere you go. There are many places to go and things to do. From going to the villages (attending festivals), going to the different parks (kakum, mole), major...

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  • see the interesting places...

    see the interesting places like cape coast where you get to see the castles where slavery used to take place.learn about the fishing village of elmina,aburi where you can get to see the garden and some old and ageless trees,the asantehenes palace at kumasi,etc. i miss the kindness of the citizens.

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  • be sure to bring

    Make sure you bring some mosquito repellant and sunscreen. The bugs seemed to be worse in the smaller cities -not too bad in Accra. Most of the locals seemed immune to the humidity but I was sweating buckets, so I had to buy a hankie/bandana to keep with me- if you have some at home be sure to bring them. I loved the slow relaxed pace of life in...

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  • Meeting people

    When you meet people, you don't just shake the hand. When you meet somebody in Ghana, you shake the hand and you also slam the medius with your friend's one.When you meet several people, you must also start greting and shaking hand from the right to the left. Starting from the left is very inpolite.

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  • Post office.

    Post office.Post is very slow in Ghana, but not much than in other African countries.You must have a PO BOX because there is no postman delivering the mail. (there is even no addresses).When you want to send mail, post it at the main post office or at the airport. Else, it takes too long.

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  • Palm Wine

    Palm WineIn West Africa, they drink Palm Wine. Ghanaian are even more drinking this alcohol because they have a lot of palm trees and also because religion does not prevent them from drinking alcoholic beverages from time to time.This alcool is coming from the typical palm tree for production of palm oil.This palm tree is cultivated to give fresh...

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  • An ancient city, but a beautiful one....

    Cape Coast was the capital of the British Gold Coast possessions until the 1870s, when the capital was transferred to Accra. At the port in Cape Coast, they export products of the district, such as frozen fish, cacao, coconuts, citrus fruits, corn, and cassava. Cape coast is also known for its qualitative university.

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  • An ancient city, but a beautiful one....

    Cape Coast is the capital of the Central Region. The area was settled by the Portuguese in 1610. The Swedes built in 1652 the fort of Carolusberg, which passed to the Dutch in 1659 and to the British in 1667.

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  • Accra, djembe playing at a sunday...

    After many hours at a shady terrace of Akuma Village, looking at the blue ocean at a lazy sunday afternoon, Louis, a local boy, invited me to his shop nearby. at the Arts Centre. After he showed me the newly made djembes in his workshop, his friends came in and started to play at the djembes for a long long time. It was real fun.

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  • Listen to the radio!

    Ghanaian FM stations, most of which are less than ten years old, are extremely lively, and if you want to get a sense of what Ghanaians are talking about, you have to listen to the phone-in shows, especially on the influential Joy FM. These radio stations were an important part of the victory of President Kuffour in the elections of December 2000,...

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  • Eating in Ghana

    The most common feature of Ghanaian meals is a soup, more like what Westerners think of a sauce, accompanied by a starch. The most common starch staple is fufu, which is cooked cassava, plantain or yam, mashed up and formed into a ball. Most people barely chew this at all, just letting it slip down. Kenkey is also pretty common, and is corn mash...

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  • Washi washi...

    Please.....learn how to wash by hand before you come to Ghana. They will teach you AND have a good laugh of you....but it is a very social activity, especially for us women....washingtime is girltalk-time :)

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  • Spots and beer

    Sitting on a spot, drinking Guinniss and talking to your friends.... no matter where you are, it is a great activity!

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  • You just HAVE to visit the...

    You just HAVE to visit the Mole National Park, Pagga crockodile park in the north, Volta lake (one of the biggest man made lakes in the whole world), Nzulezo (a village built on poles in the water), and of course all the museums, beaches, cities like Kumasi, Takoradi, Accra and Koforidua, the slave fortresses....I could go on forever.... What I...

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  • Kakum national park

    About one hour by bush taxi from Cape Coast, there is the Kakum National park.It is in an area of rain forest. The main attraction of the park are for sure the swinging bridges up to 40 meters above ground. Ther you can explore the animals living in the higher parts of the immense trees. On ground, you will see, of corse, a lot of different plants....

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  • Ghana

    Ghana is one of the coastal countries in westafrica. In contrast to its neighbours, it was once a british colony what explains why many people there are english speaking.For tourists, it is more or less a easy-going place, as transport seems to be not a big problem, and some places are quite touristy. I've met there more backpackers than in other...

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  • Try the local food. Some of...

    Try the local food. Some of it is down right distgusting, like the smoked rat in the grasslands while the rest of it is an experience. Must try the RED RED (red chilli beans) & plantaine (fried banana like) - my favourtie dish. The children in the villages are the best. I had more fun playing with them and their paper soccer ball than anything...

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  • GO TO VOLTA REGION, IT IS...

    GO TO VOLTA REGION, IT IS BEAUTIFUL...MAKE SURE TO CHECK OUT OKOSOMBO LAKE, CAPE COAST, TAMALE, TECHIMEN, AND FOR MORE WONDERFUL PLACES TO GO SEE AND HIKE TOO...EMAIL ME...OR CHECK OUT THE GUIDE TO GHANA, AS I CAN'T REMEMBER ALL THE NAMES. ALL THE WATERFALLS I VISITED (3 SITES) THE LITTLE VILLIAGE OF NKORANZA...MOUNT ADAKLU, VILLIAGE OF...

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  • Location: Ghana is situated...

    Location: Ghana is situated in West Africa, just above the Equator. The Greenwich Meridian passes through its main industrial city, Tema. It lies between latitude four degrees 45 minutes and 11 degrees 11 minutes North and extends from Longitude one degree 14 minutes east to three degrees 17 minutes west. Ghana shares common boundaries with Togo in...

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  • Ralphy-boy's General Tip

    You have to go to Capecoast to see the castles and the city. I didn't have time to see Elmina and also I was told it's completely empty by now. The castle in Capecost itself is really worth a visit and make sure you get a guided tour because it's more like a history class where you learn all about the past of the Golden cost.

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  • First take a small time to...

    First take a small time to adjust to the climate. You cna start at cocobeach (it is in Accra, between Ngua and Teshi). It is about 20 minutes drive from the airport.Then it depends on yourself. You can stay there to have a beach holiday (not too many obroni , white people).If you like to visit the historic castles you cna visit Cape coast, Elmina...

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  • The Botanical Gardens, they...

    The Botanical Gardens, they are very interesting, although a bit of a drive they're absolutely gorgeous My personal best memory is of going to Pong farms, (located on the way up to the dam)and going horse riding throught the farm, seeing the locals and riding down by the paddy fields and villages

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  • I would take them to Pleasure...

    I would take them to Pleasure Beach which is situated on the Labadie beach Road the atomosphere on the beach is 100-1 the beach has many actives going on day a night from local food being sold to late night beach partys. The people everyone is so helpfull and cheerfull no matter what there background. The weather the glorias Sunshine and the cool...

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  • Travel by boat down the Volta...

    Travel by boat down the Volta river; visit Cape Coast and the 'castles'; check out the Accra discos and nightlife; attend a village festival (one is held almost every week somewhere in Ghana). The great new friends I made. Most Ghanaians are very loving people.

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  • Kakum National Park, Fuller...

    Kakum National Park, Fuller Waterfalls near Kintampo Relaxing on the beach, while listening to good highlife music with a cold star beer.

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  • Kakum National Park near...

    Kakum National Park near Capecoast, Fuller Waterfalls/Kintampo Relaxing on the beach while listening to good highlife music and having a cold star beer.

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  • see the Kukum rain and walk...

    see the Kukum rain and walk through the tree tops. Once you get your 'sea legs' under you the sights are beauty beyond compare. The first morning I awoke to that same desert smell, and the bright morning sun glistening through the window. As consciousness slowly washed over me a roster crowed loudly outside of my window and I heard a goat bleat in...

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