Ghana is located in West Africa and has so much to offer visitors. While on holiday and travelling around this beautiful country, make sure you enjoy some real African culture. A great place to visit when travelling in Ghana is the Magnori Eco-Village, where most of the homes are made of mud and locals cook food by an open fire. Ghana is hot and humid throughout the year but does have a dry season from November until April, while the wet season is April until June.
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If you’re planning a trip to Ghana which will last 90 days or longer, you will need to register with the National Identification Authority for a non-citizen Ghana card. While in the country you should carry a copy of your passport with you at all times, and keep the original document somewhere secure. Most visits to Ghana are safe and trouble-free. However, there are incidents of crime targeting tourists, especially theft and other street crime. The capital, Accra, is infamous for bag-snatching and pick-pocketing. Keep a close eye on your valuables at all times, avoid walking alone at night and if you’re driving you should keep car doors and windows locked.
Check specific local information for your Ghanaian destination to find out about any curfews, planned demonstrations or other restrictions in place that could affect your trip. Land disputes and political tensions can arise at any time; however, demonstrations are usually peaceful.
Ghana is high risk for malaria and Yellow fever; it is advisable to book an appointment at a travel clinic to get the necessary vaccines, medications and advice before you travel. Cholera is a risk throughout Ghana, with a recent outbreak in Accra, and areas in the north of the country. Drink only bottled water, and be cautious about food and drink preparation.
Outside of the main towns, medical facilities are inadequate. If you need anything other than basic treatment, it will be necessary to evacuate by air; ensure that you have travel insurance in place that will cover this
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