Before you go

Are vaccinations required before travelling to Ghana?

Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to Ghana are available from the NHS website

Is it safe to travel to Ghana?

For up to date information around safety and security in Ghana read the Foreign & Commonwealth Office latest information for Ghana.

Best time to visit Ghana?

The best time to visit Ghana is between November - March, when there is little to no rainfall, and every part of the country is easily accessible. Between April and October, the weather in Ghana is rather wet, restricting the ability to travel. Many places might close down for the low-season as well.

Do I need a visa to enter Ghana?

British passport holders need a visa to enter Ghana. You should note the number of days the Ghanaian immigration service will stamp into your passport upon arrival, irrespective of the validity of your visa.

What currency do i need in Ghana?

The official currency of Ghana is the Ghanaian cedi.

While visiting Ghana

What wild animals live in Ghana?

Ghana is relatively rich in animal life, although it has been reduced by hunting and the spread of human settlement. Large mammals include lions, leopards, hyenas, antelope, elephants, buffalo, wild hogs, chimpanzees, and many kinds of monkeys.

What is the traditional food in Ghana?

Fufu Ghana's National Dish. Fufu is Ghana's national dish, a starchy side dish, and an important accompaniment to various stews and sauce-based dishes.

What Languages are spoken in Ghana?

Ghana is a multilingual country in which about eighty languages are spoken. Of these, English, which was inherited from the colonial era, is the official language and lingua franca. Of the languages indigenous to Ghana, Akan is the most widely spoken.

How much do you tip in Ghana?

The currency in Ghana is the Ghanaian cedi. Tipping is not common in chop houses or cheap eateries, but is more expected in upscale venues (a tip of 10% to 15% should suffice). Porters or bag handlers at the airport and bus stations will often expect or ask for a tip. A cedi or two should be fine.

Where can I find a local travel expert for Ghana?

Local Ghana travel experts are available.

Useful Numbers

Emergency Ghana Numbers?

  • Police: 191
  • Ambulance: 193
  • Fire: 192
  • Embassy: +233 30 221 3250

    Time Difference

    What is the time difference in Ghana?

    The time difference is 0 hours

    Travel Apps

    What is the best travel app for Ghana?

    Ghana Guidebook

    Best Ghana guidebook?

    Stay informed before during and after your trip to Ghana with this Ghana Guidebook .