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Considering joining our 2025 cultural tour of Ghana? Consider the following:
July 27th to 28th, 2024.
Akwasidae Festival (Every 6 weeks)
Proper travel document establishing the identity of the holder Pre-pay for COVID-19 Testing in Ghana
All international arriving passengers, including those from the ECOWAS region, will be required to meet the following health requirements prior to admission into Ghana:
(a) Passengers must not have symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 including body temperature ˃38C.
(b) Passengers must possess a COVID – 19 negative PCR test from an accredited laboratory in the country of origin.
(c) The test should have been done not more than 72 hours or not more than 3 calendar days before the scheduled departure time from the country of origin.
(d) Airlines who board passengers without PCR test results or transport and disembark passengers with Positive PCR test results into Accra will be fined US$3,500 per passenger.
(e) Passengers will be subjected to a mandatory COVID-19 test at the airport terminal at a cost of $150 to be borne by the passenger. Payment can be made online at https://myfrontierhealthcare.com/Home/Ghana. Any passenger who is unable to pay online will be required to make payment on arrival for the test.
Proof of Yellow Fever vaccination is required upon arrival in Ghana for anyone over nine months of age.
Foreign nationals who are over six years old and who have been physically present in Ghana for a cumulative period of 90 days or more during a calendar year are required to register with the National Identification Authority (NIA). The NIA will issue registered foreign nationals a non-citizen Ghana card. The non-citizen Ghana card will be necessary for all transactions that require identification, i.e., opening bank accounts, obtaining work permits, acquiring driver’s licenses, etc.
Individuals intending to travel to Ghana must note that:
The possession of the appropriate documents does not confer a right of entry;
Travelers may be refused entry into Ghana if they fall within the category of prohibited immigrants and
If they do not satisfy immigration requirements at the point of entry. The Government of Ghana will not be financially liable for their repatriation.
Flight, accommodation and feeding expense
4000 BC Archaeological evidence indicates that present-day Ghana has been inhabited (the coastal zone and north of the forest zone)
600 BC Phoenician sailors probably also landed on the Guinea coast.
The early Kingdom of Ghana (sometimes known as “Ghanata” or “Wagadugu”) was one of the most powerful African empires for several hundred years. The Ghana Empire was in the Sahel: It included most of present-day Senegal and some regions of Mali and Mauritania but did not reach as far south as what we know as Ghana today.
1471: The Portuguese arrives on the coast of Guinea as the first Europeans.
1482: The Portuguese build their first fortress on the coast. They name it “Elmina” (the mine).
1661: The Danish fort “Christiansborg” (sometimes known as Osu Castle) is built in Osu (modern-day Accra). It becomes the home of the Danish governor and later the centre of Danish slave trade. In modern-day Ghana the fort is the residence and office of the president. More than 350 years of slave trade. With its gold and accessible coastline “Ghana” becomes the centre of all European activity in West Africa.
1700’s: Several of the southern kingdoms are deeply involved in the slave trade while others are almost wiped out. Akwamu, Fante and Asante are among those who benefit from the trade. Through their European connections the Asante gets weapons and uses them to conquer more land and fight other kingdoms. The Asante capital of Kumasi is highly developed and ahead of many European cities. (“Ashante” is the European spelled version of the name “Asante”)
The Europeans trades weapons and manufactured goods for enslaved Africans, who are transported for about five weeks across the Atlantic Ocean to work on plantations in “the new world”. More than two thirds of the Africans died when captured, in the dungeons of the forts or during transport. It is estimated that between 12 and 20 million enslaved Africans are transported across the Atlantic.
1874: The Gold Coast is officially proclaimed a British crown colony.
March 6, 1957: Independence of Ghana.
Western Africa, bordering the Gulf of Guinea, between Cote d’Ivoire and Togo
238,533 sq km; land: 227,533 sq km; water: 11,000 sq km
Burkina Faso 602 km, Cote d’Ivoire 720 km, Togo 1098 km
Tropical; warm and comparatively dry along southeast coast; hot and humid in southwest; hot and dry in north
Mostly low plains with dissected plateau in south-central area.
Highest point (Mount Afadjato 885 m); lowest point: (Atlantic Ocean 0 m); mean elevation: (190 m)
32,372,889 (July 2021 est.) Ghana has a young age structure, with approximately 57% of the population under the age of 25.
Akan 47.5%, Mole-Dagbon 16.6%, Ewe 13.9%, Ga-Dangme 7.4%, Gurma 5.7%, Guan 3.7%, Grusi 2.5%, Mande 1.1%, other 1.4% (2010 est.).
Akan, Ewe, Dagbani, Dangme, Dagaare, Ga, Nzeema, Kasem, Gonja and English.
Christian 71.2% (Pentecostal/Charismatic 28.3%, Protestant 18.4%, Catholic 13.1%, other 11.4%), Muslim 17.6%, traditional 5.2%, other 0.8%, none 5.2% (2010 est.).
The Ghanaian Cedi (Currency sign: GHC; currency code: GHS)
The Ghanaian Cedi (Currency sign: GHC; currency code: GHS)
Bird (Eagle). The flag (Three equal horizontal bands of red (top), yellow, and green, with a large five-pointed black star centered in the yellow band).
A natural rainforest in the Central Region, and a traditional habitat for some 40 species of large mammals including the forest elephant, rare plants, birds and butterflies. A new canopy walkway provides for an adventure and allows visitors a unique view of the forest.
Football (soccer) is the most popular sport in Ghana
Ghana is home to rhythms such as Highlife, Hiplife, Agbadza, Adowa, Kete, Bewe and Kundu.