Feel the rhythm of Africa as you explore one of the most vibrant cities in West Africa. Fall in love with the taste, movement, and sound of the Ghanaian culture through cooking, dance, and drumming classes. Take a look back in time as you set foot inside of a slave castle where slave traders once thrived. Feel the rhythm of the beat in a city where the captivating music sets the tempo for a vibrant walk of life. Walk out on faith as you step along a trail above the rainforest canopy.
Ghana, which means “Warrior King” in the Soninke language, is a country in the subregion of West Africa. Formerly known as the “Gold Coast”, Ghana borders Ivory Coast to the west, Burkina Faso to the north, and Togo to the south. It lies on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Guinea. Ghana was the first sub-Saharan African country to gain independence from Colonialism, and the country celebrates peaceful democracy. Ghana’s official currency is the Ghana Cedi.
Ghana is essentially a tropical country although the capital, Accra, is located in the dry equatorial zones. The rain season in the southern region lasts from April to June and September to October, and is otherwise dry for the rest of the year. The temperature ranges from 74°F-91°F. (23°C-32°C).
Ghana’s most populous city and the capital is Accra, which boasts glistening beaches, monumental buildings, traditional markets, and a lively nightlife. The urban and bustling financial districts contrast clearly with the surrounding residential areas. The architecture of the city reflects its history of colonialism, with modern towers standing alongside 17th century castles.