Ghana ticks more travellers’ boxes than any other West African nation. It really has the lot: excellent transport and accommodation, a rewarding cultural mix (and tribal traditions that for once really are colourful), fascinating historical sites along the coast, where European slaving forts still stand, and superb beaches. Ghanaians themselves might complain about inefficiency, but since the near collapse of the economy in 1979, conditions have improved out of all recognition. . .

(continued on p. 287)

Cape Coast Castle Started by Swedish traders in 1653, and later adapted by the British for use as a slaving base, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the most moving vestiges of the slave trade in West Africa. For more than 200 years, anything from 2000 to 10,000 slaves per year were shipped across the Atlantic from this and other castles on the Gold Coast. . .

(continued on p. 289)

Links we like

Ghana Review News coverage

Ghana Tourist Board

GhanaWeb Major portal, with news links, directory and classifieds.

International Council of Museums: Ghana Bbasic information about Ghana’s museums.

No Worries Ghana Practical expat and visitor info from the North American Women’s Association.

This page last edited 9 June 2011 © Richard Trillo and Emma Gregg


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