The wonderful diversity of natural attractions, historical heritage and the vibrant cultural identity offers visitors of Ghana a microcosmic taste of Africa. Known for the hospitality and friendliness of the people, Ghana is an obvious first port of call for especially first time travelers to the African continent and is a pleasant destination for travelers with children. Ghana is one of the few English speaking countries in the region.





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The climate of Ghana is tropical, but temperatures vary with season and elevation; even though the variations in temperature both annually and daily are quite small. Average daily temperature is 30°C (86°F). The coolest time of year is between June and September when the main rainfall occurs, the minimum temperature at this time is around 23 °C and clear skies and lush growth to most of the country.

Accra has a tropical climate that is strongly influenced by the Atlantic Ocean, giving it a reasonably mild climate and is therefore pleasantly warm. Average temperatures range between 21°C and 32°C (70-90°F), with relative humidity between 50% and 80%. Light clothing is suitable.


The official currency of Ghana is the Ghana Cedis (GhC). Major credit cards are accepted in most hotels, shops and restaurants. Travellers cheques and currency can be changed at hotels or at a bank - these are open Monday to Friday from 8:30 to 15:00. Automatic changing and cash dispensing machines linked to international networks are also widely available. Major world currencies can be exchanged for Ghana cedis at banks or Forex Bureaus in cities and towns throughout Ghana.

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British 3 pin sockets with 230 volts AC at 50 cycles are used.


The national language of Ghana is English. The official language of theNaRIC-2014 is English. No simultaneous translation will be provided.


Time Zone

Ghana Standard Time is Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).



There are excellent restaurants as well as fast food eating places all over Accra and other major cities. Many of these restaurants serve both European and Ghanaian dishes. There are also a number of Chinese and Indian restaurants spread throughout Accra and in other major cities. For westerners the Ghanaian food is an interesting experience




Shops typically are open from 08:00 to 19:00 on Working days and Saturdays.