Like all West African countries, Ghana is a melting pot of tribes and languages, attracting tourists with its colonial forts dotting the coastline, not forgetting Accra's bustling streets and diverse wildlife – you might even see an elephant in Mole National Park.

See our travel suggestions below and contact us if you are interested or need more information about travel in Ghana. It's easy to combine a trip to Togo, Benin, Nigeria or Burkina Faso.

Kameli Travel organises tours to Ghana – whether you're just looking to experience the bustling capital, Accra on the Gulf of Guinea. Or continue along the long coastline to explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed forts of Elmina and Cape Coast and the village of Nzulezo, built on piles on the water. Further north, many national parks await the traveller, including Mole and Kakum.

We can arrange a professional guide and transport services for you or your group, and book your preferred level of accommodation. However, if you wish to travel by public transport, we can arrange for a guide to accompany you on these as well.

Contact us if you are interested or need more information about travel in Ghana. It's easy to combine a trip to Togo, Benin, Nigeria or Burkina Faso.

Tour suggestions

We are organising a guided small group trip in January-February 2025 to Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo and Benin, from 28 Jan to 13 Feb 2025. This trip can also take place at other times:

The Grand Tour of Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo and Benin, 28 Jan–13 Feb 2025

Day 1 - 28 Jan 2025 | Arrival in Ouagadougou, where we will stay overnight
Day 2 - 29 Jan 2025 | Visit to the crocodile lake of Bazoulé and city tour of Ouagadougou, where we stay overnight
Day 3 - 30 Jan 2025 | From Ouagadougou to Tiébélé
Day 4 - 31 Jan 2025 | From Tiébélé to Tengzug in Ghana and on to Tamale
Days 5–6 - 1-2 Feb 2025 | Kumasi and Akwasidae Festival
Day 7 - 3 Feb 2025 | Journey to Cape Coast and Elmina Castles on the coast of Ghana
Day 8 - 4 Feb 2025 | Journey to Accra
Day 9 - 5 Feb 2025 | From Accra to Togoville village in Togo
Day 10 - 6 Feb 2025 | From Togoville via Akodessewa fetish market to Atakpamé
Day 11 - 7 Feb 2025 | From Atakpamé to Koutammakou
Day 12 - 8 Feb 2025 | From Koutammakou to Boukoumbé in Benin and on to Natitingou
Day 13 - 9 Feb 2025 | From Natitingou via Tanéka Koko to Dassa-Zoumé
Day 14 - 10 Feb 2025 | From Dassa-Zoumé via Abomey to Porto-Novo
Day 15 - 11 Feb 2025 | From Porto-Novo via Ouidah to Grand-Popo
Day 16 - 12 Feb 2025 | From Grand-Popo to Cotonou
Day 17 - 13 Feb 2025 | Visit to Ganvié village, city tour of Cotonou and transfer to the airport

Ghana has an area (238 533 km²) roughly the size of the former mother country of Great Britain. Yet it has a population of only 32 million and its capital is Accra. The country thus gained independence from the British crown in 1957 and, as a colonial legacy, the official language is English. The people make their living largely from agriculture; the country exports cocoa, for example, but also coffee. Ghana also has considerable mineral resources, which bring wealth to the country. Tourism is still relatively limited.

Climate: Ghana has a tropical climate. In the north of the country, the dry season lasts from November to March, followed by the rainy season from April to October, which brings the rains. The heaviest rainfall occurs in August and September. In the south, however, rainfall is higher and there are even two rainy seasons along the coast, the first lasting from May to June and again until October. The rest of the year is dry. Temperatures hover in the high 30s throughout the year.

Security: Ghana is a safe country to visit, but in large crowds it's a good idea to beware of pickpockets. There are strong sea currents off Ghana.

Visa: With the exception of some African nationalities, visas are required for everyone. The visa application should be submitted to the Ghanaian embassy via their website well in advance of your trip, after which you should send your passport to the embassy. Please note that visa policies and prices are subject to change without notice. Passports must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival.

Currency: Ghana uses the cedi (GHS) as its currency. You should take euro banknotes and exchange them at your destination or withdraw cash from an ATM.

Vaccinations and malaria: Ghana requires proof of yellow fever vaccination. In addition, hepatitis a and b vaccinations are recommended. Please ensure that your basic vaccinations are up to date. Malaria is prevalent throughout the year in Ghana, so anti-malaria medication is recommended.

Travel insurance: Comprehensive travel insurance is strongly recommended.