Hints and Tips for Ghana

Hints and Tips for Sudan
April 28, 2016

Hints and Tips for Ghana

Red Tape:
Visas are required for British Nationals. We got our visa in Ouagadougou it took 24 hrs and cost 26000 CFA. Getting into Ghana was a hassle and took two hours at customs, but it was September 11th. There were also curfews in place in Tamale.
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Fuel Costs:
Diesel 2000 Cedis per litre

Road Quality:
Generally good tarmac all over the country

Money:
Cedi 12500 cedis = £1

Beware the largest bank note is 5000, a trip to the bank results in leaving with a plastic bag.

There are Barclays and Standard Chartered Banks in all major towns. There are also ATM’s in Accra

Highlights:

Mole National Park. It is difficult to get to without your own transport, but a beautiful park with some wildlife.  The Coast West of Accra: The beaches are tropical, and the old slave forts are worth visiting.

Places to Stay:

The campsite at Mole National Park cost $1.50 and you can overlook the water hole.

Alaska Beach Resort in Busua, is a quite beach resort on a beautiful stretch of coast next to Dixcove.

Ko-Sa, is further along the coast towards Cape Coast, more expensive but very peaceful.

Kumasi: The Presbyterian Guest House, you can camp in the grounds cheaply.

Accra: The Salvation Army in Osu, is cheap, clean, with good facilites and in a good area

Useful People:
None

Tips:
It is cheap and a wonderful place to relax, it is well worth spending a couple of weeks here.


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