travel Essentials

Travel essentials for all who are planning to visit Ghana

 

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Weather

Climate: Mostly tropical
Temperature: usually between 26°C - 33°C
Be Aware: March to November is rain season affects southern region

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accomodation

There are plenty of options in Ghana including hotels, apartments and resorts in Ghana. Whatever your preference can be found here

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docs & vaccinations

Documents: valid passport for at least six months.
Visas: are required by most non-residents except ECOWAS nationals.
Vaccinations: Yellow fever, Hepatitis A and B, Typhoid, Rabies & Polio
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currency

Currency: Cedi
Payments: Cards and Mobile services.
Forex: Good rates available in Ghana for major currencies.

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Language

Language: Twi, Fante, Ewe and Ga.

Most Ghanaians also speak fluent English.

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culture & history

Ghanaians are a friendly bunch full of culture and traditions. Ghana previously known as Gold Coast gained independence in 1957 under Kwame Nkrumah. It has a population of 30m.

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transport

There are plenty of options to travel within Ghana. Taxi, Coach, Tro Tro, Hiring a driver and via aircraft. More details to decide what your preference may be found here.

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networks

WiFi: Hotels, Apartments and Cafes.
SIM card: you will need a valid passport to obtain one from any of the providers.

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adapters

Plug types: Three round pins
Three rectangular pins.
Power: 230V and 50Hz.
If you’re British you should be fine.

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drinking water

Drinking water is generally safe but we recommend visitors buy bottled water.

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healthcare

There are public and private hospitals across the country. Be sure to map them out as it varies region to region

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smoking

You should make use of designated smoking areas where available.

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emergency services

POLICE 191 - AMBULANCE 193
FIRE SERVICE 192/999