BY: STEPHEN A.QUAYE, TORONTO-CANADA
WITH ADDITIONAL FILES FROM MINISTRY OF TOURISM, GHANA
Welcome to Ghana. Welcome to the best in West Africa, Ghana extends from the Gulf of Guinea and miles of sun-dappled beaches to the rugged contrast of the Sahel lands in the far north.
Ghana, the land of Gold offers some of the best travel experiences in Africa.
Few countries in Africa have an appeal that can compare with the attractions of Ghana. Ghana dazzles you with its historic past and charms you with its natural beauty.
Join in our spectacular festivals and discover the friendliness of our people. Revel in our music and dance, and excite your taste buds with our delicious Ghanaian food.
Discover our beaches, our national parks, our bustling village markets and our vibrant towns and cities. Discover why it is great in Ghana.
The people of Ghana are known as the people of smiles. In our land of many people, with many different languages and ethnic groups, we are all drawn together, proud to be modern Ghanaians.
All our people, from whichever ethnic group, honour their chiefs and royal families, cherish their traditional rites and celebrations. These make Ghana a special place in Africa.
Our history stretches back almost 2000 years to the riches of ancient Ghana Empire, where trade in Gold, Ivory, Salt and Kola nuts created one of the most opulent nations in Africa, and attracted kinsmen from all over the continent.
Europeans drawn by the abundance of our land, came to trade and left behind their legacy of 32 forts and castles -more that a country in sub-Saharan African. Our capital city Accra is a vibrant city.
The commercial and political heart of Ghana, Accra is being developed as the gateway to Africa. A rich blend of old and new, Accra, with its bustling markets full of great bargains, a wide choice of hotels with state-of-the -art conference facilities, restaurants that reflect the many cultures of Ghana, and a pulsating nightlife, is the hub for a perfect holiday.
A dark era saw many of people, and those of other African lands, leave our shores for the plantations in America and Caribbean, creating the biggest Diaspora the world has ever seen.
Today, citizens of many states around the world still acknowledge and treasure their family links with Ghana, returning to explore those links and experience the soul of their motherland. Come home to Ghana, gateway to that African heritage.
Nature has been generous to Ghana. Few natural attractions can compare with the land of Ghana. National parks, such as the rainforest of Kakum or the broad savannah of Mole, are havens for the indigenous flora and fauna.
Ghana is a bird watchers paradise and nature lovers delight. Forest walks captivate the senses as butterflies flit from flower to flower and shafts of sunlight illuminate tiny orchids ad other native flowers.
Products of our indigenous trees and plants have enriched medical knowledge throughout the world. The variety of landscape is matched by striking seasonal and regional contrasts.
The greens of the hillsides just after the rains and the gold and ochre of the savannah in the dry season offer a kaleidoscope of visual delight. To discover Ghana is to discover the natural Africa.
Many festivals are celebrated in Ghana. Our celebrations with great durbars of chiefs in gold regalia, full of dancing and drumming, reverberate with images of our rich cultural traditions and reflect the passage of nature’s calendar.
We love to celebrate and the great sights and scenes reflected in these festivals create for every visitor a memory to be cherished.
Ghana is bordered by Cote d’Ivoire to the west, Togo to the east, Burkina Faso to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the south. The country covers an area of 238,000 km sq and has population of 22 million.
Northern part of the country has rainy season from April to October. The rest of the year is hot and dry with temperatures up to 38 degree Celsius. In southern Ghana the rains last from April to June and again from September to October. Generally temperatures are between 21 degrees Celsius and the county is on GMT.
English is the official language of Ghana, although there are many languages based on ethnic groups. The main local languages are Akan, Ga, Ewe, Hausa, Nzema and Dagbani
Ghana, the land of gold offers some of the best travel experiences in Africa so harry and come to experience the best hospitability ever in your life in Ghana.
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