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Ghana, formerly known as the Gold Coast, was the first British colony in Africa to gain independence; on March 6th, 1957.

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British West Africa

Countries neighbouring Ghana are: Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso and Togo.

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Weather in Ghana

View a graphical weather forecast for the week ahead in places around Ghana.

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The ancient Kingdom of Ghana was actually further north; in the Sahelian region of Senegal, Mauritania, and Mali.

Since gaining independence from Britain, Ghana has been subjected to a series of coups; two of which were led by John Rawlings.

English is the official language of Ghana, one of only a handful of Anglo- speaking countries in the predominately French-speaking region of West Africa.

The Ashanti

The Ashanti migrated into the region from the Savanna and formed a lively trade with the sub-Saharan peoples to the north.

A good place to learn more about the history of Ghana. Shame about the flashing home page banner. Open the page you want to read in a new browser window.

Accra Accommodation

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Hotels in Accra

Golden Tulip Accra:
Liberation Road, Accra, Ghana.

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This modern, four-star superior first class hotel has 234 rooms including suites, apartments and chalets decorated in modern African style and set in tropical gardens..

Join the Meta Travel Community to add your reviews Guests at the Golden Tulip Accra enjoyed the fantastic bar, tasty breakfast and clean rooms.

Labadi Beach Hotel:
1 Laby Pass, Accra, Ghana.

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With its private beach, the luxuries of a first-class hotel blend perfectly with a traditional African style throughout. Relax at the Cocktail Bar and Lounge or enjoy a meal at The Restorante Primavera has built up a reputation for its charm and quality.

Join the Meta Travel Community to add your reviews Guests at the Labadi Beach Hotel loved the beach, the stunning pool and tasty breakfast.

Movenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra:
Independence Avenue, Ridge, Accra, Ghana.

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The Lobby Lounge is the place to meet and talk business over coffee and the Sankofa Restaurant offers International and Ghanaian dishes after a drink in the sophisticated atmosphere of the one2one Bar.

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Join the Meta Travel Community to add your reviews Guests at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra rated the stunning pool, comfortable rooms and good location for shopping.

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Ghanian Embassies

Embassy of Ghana in The Hague:
Laan Copes van Cattenburch 70,
2585 GD The Hague, The Netherlands.

Ghana Embassy in Tokyo:
1-5-21 Nishi Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 160-0031, Japan.

Ghana Embassy in Washington DC:
3512 International Drive NW, Washington DC, 20008.

Ghana High Commission in London:
The High Commission operates two offices at 13 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X 8PN and 104 Highgate Hill, London N6 5HE.

Honorary Consul of Ghana in Hong Kong:
610 Wing On House, 71 Des Voeux Road Central, Central, Hong Kong.

Embassies in Accra

Diplomatic Missions in Ghana:
List of addresses of diplomatic missions in Ghana.

Embassy of Switzerland in Accra:
Accredited to Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Togo.

Kingdom of the Netherlands Embassy in Accra:
89, Liberation Road, corner of Ako Adjei Interchange, Accra.

US Diplomatic Mission to Ghana:
US Embassy, Ring Road East, P.O. Box 194, Accra, Ghana.

The Gold Coast

The Portuguese were the first Europeans to visit the the Gold Coast, and set up a trading post where Elmina stands today.

The Dutch replaced the Portuguese by 1642, while the Ashanti controlled the trade routes around Kumasi and expanded their Empire to become predominant among the native states by the middle of the 18th century.

The British also established forts on the coast, and although they lost an early war to the Dutch, they continued to expand their trading.

By 1874 the coast was entirely under English control and was designated a crown colony, not without sporadic bloodshed with the Ashanti.

The restored fort at Cape Coast is well worth a visit.

Busua Beach Resort:
Just ten minute's drive to Cape Three Points - the southern-most point in Ghana - Busua, with its own private island, was voted the best Leisure Hotel in West Africa (2007).


Nearby Kotokraba Market and the Elmina Fishing Harbour offer visitors excellent examples of commerce in present day Ghana.

Kakum National Park offers one of the world's three-rope bridges located in the canopy of the rainforest. The seven linked bridges are only 45 minutes from the hotel by road.

Elmina Beach Resort: JJ Rawlings Street, Cape Coast.
Overlooking a palm-fringed beach in Elmina; about 10 minutes from the historic town of Cape Coast.

The hotel has 106 rooms, including 8 executive and 1 presidential suite. Facilities include two restaurants, floodlit basketball and tennis courts, two outdoor swimming pools, air-conditioned squash court, an ultra modern gym, jogging track and night-club.

Ghana Travel

Ghanaian Festivals

Each region has its own major festivals and the way people respond to them is dependent entirely upon their mood.

Ghana Life:
Frank Boateng's presentation of background information on Ghana.

Virtual Navrongo:
The authors collectively spent six years in Navrongo and Lawra, if you need to find out more about these northern towns.

Visiting Ghana:
Penni Wisner visits Ghana and offers a few tips in her rather long article.

Ghana Tours

Crafts of Ghana:
An interesting page on the Aba Tours site, which serves an educational purpose if you're interested in traditional craftsmanship from Ghana.

Ghana Web

Ghana Web:
The Ghana HomePage is a comprehensive resource about the country of Ghana with lots of news, information and entertaining stuff. It's also the ideal place to keep in touch with fellow Ghanaian people.

No Worries:
The insider's guide to Ghana provides up-to-date information if you plan to travel, do business or live in Ghana - updated regularly by The North American Women’s Association (NAWA) of Ghana.

The Republic of Ghana:
Official Ghana content with latest news updates from the Ministry of Information.

Ghana Maps and Travel Guides

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