Cheap Flights to Ghana

Cheap Flights to Ghana

The bright white beaches of Winneba and the lush jungle of Kakum National Park are two highlights of the country of Ghana. The sparkling blue water of Lake Bosumtwi, formed by a million-year-old meteor impact, is outdone only by the wide array of savanna animals. Ghana tops the list of African destinations for its energetic culture and natural beauty. Travelers can fly to Ghana via Kotoka International Airport (ACC), which is located in the country's capital, Accra.

Flights to Ghana

Kotoka International Airport is the main airport for the country and has two terminals connected by a walkway. Those who fly to Ghana internationally will land at Terminal 2. There are duty-free shops, a currency exchange kiosk, restaurants, and VIP lounges. Wi-Fi is available for a small charge. There are car rental kiosks located outside the Arrivals hall. Taxi fare from the airport to Accra will cost around $2 for the 7-mile journey. Privately owned minivans called Tro-Tros can be hired as well.

Attractions in Ghana

As the main airport is just outside Accra, this city makes a natural starting point for exploring the country. A good way to familiarize oneself with Ghana's history and culture is by visiting the National Museum. Here, visitors will find a fascinating array of antique items, tribal finery, handmade pottery, and royal thrones. Accra's location on the Atlantic offers spectacular beaches with Labadi Beach one of the most popular. Makola Market in the city's center offers textiles, handmade goods, street food, and household items.

Mole National Park is one of the finest in Ghana. There are walking safaris where visitors may spy buffalo, elephants, antelopes, baboons, and other wildlife. The nearby Larabanga Mosque is a 400-year-old building constructed in the distinctive Sudanese style. Whitewashed mud, river reeds, and wood timbers comprise the construction materials of this mosque, which is one of the oldest in the country. The spectacular Wli Falls, located in a nature reserve in the Volta Basin region, comprise the largest waterfall in West Africa. It's a short walk from the parking lot to the lower falls with a more involved hike to reach the upper portion.

Travel Tips for Ghana

Ghana's tropical climate consists of a wet and a dry season. It rains steadily from May to November with temperatures in the mid-70s. During the dry season, temperatures rise to the 80s. Every six weeks, the Akwasidae Festival is celebrated by members of the Ashanti tribe. It commemorates their ancestors with singing, food, and dancing. The Homowo Festival is dedicated to planting and is celebrated in May just before the rainy season begins.

Ghanaian cuisine includes a number of starchy side dishes. Cassava root, sweet potato, corn, rice, or beans can be found at almost any meal. Often, meat in gravy is paired with Fufu, which are soft, dough-like balls eaten with the hands. Soups made from peanuts, tomatoes, or taro leaves are popular. Desserts often include fresh fruit or fried cakes made out of sweetened peanut paste called Kuli-kuli. A meal for two in a midrange restaurant will cost around $40.

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