1. Never been to Ghana before? Check any preconceived notions you have about Africans at the door. You’ll be pleasantly surprised.
2. Don’t photograph people unless you ask politely. It’s considered rude to point and click at locals going about their daily lives without permission. Most Ghanians will happily pose for photos if approached politely.
3. Did you know the average Ghanian speaks 3 languages including English by age 8? Rest assured you shouldn’t have any issues being understood.
4. Learn some useful Twi phrases so you can speak to locals. It’s considered respectful for travelers to at least try. Here are several to get you started.
english phrase Twi phrase [pronunciation]
1.How are you? Wo ho te sɛn? [woe HOE teh SANG]
2.I am doing well Me ho yɛ. [mih HOE yeh]
3.What’s up? Ɛte sɛn? [eh-teh SANG]
4.I’m fine. Ɛyɛ. [eh-yeh]
5.Yes. Aane. [aah-NIH]/[ayn]
6.No. Dabi. [deh-BEE]
7.Good morning. Maakye. [mah CHEE]
8.Good afternoon. Maaha. [mah HÃ]
9.Good evening Maadwo. [mah JWO]
5. You probably already have a list going of places you want to visit in Accra. Talk to the locals and find particular places of interest. Yes, there are tourist venues, but see Ghana as the people who live there see it to really experience it.
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The Republic of Ghana attracts tourists because it offers so much to see and do in a stable country.
Rich in history and natural resources with breathtaking beaches and interesting geological formations such as the lake formed by a meteor impact crater, Lake Bosumtwi.
If you are a United States citizen, you will need to have a travel visa to enter Ghana for either business or tourism purposes. We can expedite and handle the processing of your paperwork for you, saving you a trip to the consulate. Get your Ghana visa here.
Passport Requirements for Ghana
You will need your physical passport with 6 months validity beyond trip completion and one blank visa page.
Any Additional Requirements for Business Travel to Ghana?
Yes, An invitation from a host in Ghana is now required.
Immunizations for Ghana
By law, visitors to Ghana must have a written proof of vaccination against yellow fever. It is a disease carried by mosquitoes and prevalent in the country. The CDC also recommends that you should be vaccinated against typhoid, hepatitis A, and diphtheria. Also discuss with your physician receiving anti-malaria medication that will guard against the particular strains of malaria in this country. Ghana has several resident strains of the disease including a chloroquine-resistant strain of malaria.
What About Money in Ghana?
The currency used is the Ghana Cedi (GH₵ ). The Ghana Cedi equals 10,000 old cedis (the old currency discontinued in 2007 when the current change was made). It is important to carefully note if you’re looking at GH₵ or simply cedi pricing. Just ask the merchant if the price is new or old cedis before you buy. Some hotels accept USD but not many, it is very easy to exchange euros and dollars for GH₵.
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It’s not a constant rule, but Ghana frequently requires a yellow fever vaccination for travelers over nine months of age. We can check to see if it is required at the time of your travel.
For travel warnings, the State Department has a portal for Ghana-issued travel warnings.
Sights to see in Ghana
Here is a fantastic overview of just a slice of what you can see in Ghana from the official tourism board.
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We can help you get your passport and Ghana visa in order for entry to the country. Once you’re there, it’s good to know some of the places to hit up for a great meal. The following are a collection of reviews for good restaurants in Ghana gathered from other travelers.
This restaurant got rave reviews for their atmosphere and decor. This upscale French eatery has been host to both Will Smith and Stevie Wonder. Their gelatos got great praise as did the food overall, including their signature dish :Lobster Thermador. Having a large selection of wine was also a frequent talking point among reviewers.
Want to know where to get the best Nebraska-fed beef in Ghana? Hit up the Urban Grill! The menu is a fusion of Nuevo Latino and local ingredients on a menu designed by celebrated New York chef, Andrew DiCataldo. Another unique item found in this restaurant will be found in the bar. Look for their deconstructed Bloody Mary, it is definitely a must-try when you’re visiting Accra.
Yvette Nana Ama Ansah loves two things: good food and travel. She brought her love of both things back to Accra and opened the all-day coffee house and bar: Cafe Kwae. She serves up coffee and juices in the morning, light lunches, and dinner with locally sourced wines.
This is the place to go if you want a great meal at a budget-friendly price. There is a pizza oven that is designed to look like an old Italian truck. This is where they make their signature breakfast pizza made with scrambled eggs, smoked ham, cheddar cheese, and spring onions. Other faves include burgers, salads and fish and chips.
That’s just four of the great places to go in Accra for a great dining experience. Accra travelers, what’s your favorite place to eat there?
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