Ghana is a very accessible and friendly holiday destination. The magnificent beaches located along the coast can rival that of the Seychelles or Mauritius. The clear blue sea and sandy beaches are a major draw to Ghana and once you see them you understand why.
The beaches located in and around Accra are the best and if possible seek accommodation here as the activities available in this area are great. Many of the hotels will have pools and for a safer swim, it might be advisable to use them rather than risk the undertows and riptides in the lagoons of Accra.
Sport fishing is a popular sport enjoyed by both locals and travellers alike and barracuda is prevalent in the area, so if you fancy a wrestle with a barracuda, then this could be your chance. Other water sports you can take part in are Sailing, water skiing, and diving. Lake Volta is a key destination for such sports, but perhaps the best place to take part would be located at Fete. This can be found west of Accra and has for a long time been the most popular water sport target.
For the nature lover then a visit to one of the many nature reserves is called for. Owabi Wildlife Sanctuary, Bia National Park, Bui National Park, Mole Game Reserve and Kakum Nature Park are all well respected and fun options for wildlife and hiking choices. The rainforests in these regions are spectacular and the organised tours are greatly recommended.
Mole National Park located to the North of Ghana is home to such wild animals as the buffalo, baboon, warthog, crocodile and elephant. To visit Mole National Park, you must have your own transport. This can be a drawback, but hiring your own vehicle is fairly inexpensive, especially if the cost is split between a group.
To enter Ghana you must have a Visa. You must also have proof of vaccination against yellow fever upon arrival. Malaria and dengue fever are also major health risks in Ghana and precautions against such diseases are advisable. It is also sensible to drink only treated water and eat fresh, hot food.
The climate in Ghana is very hot and remains this way throughout the year. So it is really up to yourself when you want to visit this country. The tropical climate comes with tropical rain so it might be advisable to try and avoid months of April to June when rain is more common. North Ghana tends to be the hottest area, so avoid it if you prefer a cooler climate or get on up there if you are akin to the hot sticky climate.
The currency of Ghana is the Ghanaian cedi. The cost of living in Ghana is reasonable and can suit even the most tight budget. Accommodation, even the most basic is clean, comfortable and inexpensive. This can make Ghana an ideal destination for all travelers looking for a taste of Africa but without the enormous expense.