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Ghana

Ghana holidays

Introduction

Unfairly dubbed ‘Africa for beginners', Ghana is a rapidly modernising destination; take a Ghana holiday to discover the wealth of natural attractions and historic sites available to enchant the visitor.

Accra is the main centre and capital of the country; see the Makola Market, Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum and the National Theatre before taking in the bars and clubs with their dynamic music scene.

Kumasi is the ancient capital of the Ashanti civilisation and you can still see the ruins of the Manhyla Palace and the Royal Mausoleum to get an impression of how they lived.

For a sense of the country's colonial past, explore the Gulf of Guinea, dotted with sandy palm-fringed beaches such as Busua, Anomabu or Kokrobite and attractive lagoons, overlooked by faded trade and slave castles. Cape Coast is one of the largest European castles; a poignant reminder of the country's place in the slave trade, today it contains Ghana's best museum. Nearby Elmina is also worth a visit.

The Volta region has been radically altered by the creation of the Akosombo Dam but still boasts a large amount of rainforest. Wildlife spotting though is best at Mole National Park, home to elephants, roan antelope, hartebeest, lions, leopards and hyenas or Kakum National Park, where you can encounter 800 species of bird whilst walking through the forest canopy, 333m above the ground.

At a glance

Flying time from UK
6½ hours

Time zone
GMT ±0

Currency
Cedi = 100 pesewas

Language
English

Travel advice
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African Adventure - Cape Town To Accra

23-day exploration cruise from £9,395 pp incl. flights

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Exploration Cruise Fares

Experience disparate cultures while travelling from the bleak but beautiful Skeleton Coast to the Gold Coast as you follow the trading routes of Henry the Navigator along Africa's west coast. Along the way, you'll enjoy all the luxuries you'd expect from a Silversea Expeditions voyage.

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Top itineraries in Ghana

African Adventure - Cape Town To Accra

23-day exploration cruise from £9,395 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Exploration Cruise Fares

Experience disparate cultures while travelling from the bleak but beautiful Skeleton Coast to the Gold Coast as you follow the trading routes of Henry the Navigator along Africa's west coast. Along the way, you'll enjoy all the luxuries you'd expect from a Silversea Expeditions voyage.

See all itinerary ideas

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