Ghana Trip Planner

Know Your Trip Budget for Your Dream Vacation to Ghana

How to plan a trip to Ghana

Known for its amazing coffee and chocolate, the rugged beauty of this land is sure to get you as high as the caffeine here will. History spelt by old forts, solitude defined by secluded beaches and vibrancy that never dies out because of the large stretch of wilderness is what makes Ghana one of the best lands to visit in Africa. One of the main lands of slave trade, Ghana until now has its tragic history engraved in every corner. A wildlife lover’s haven, the rawness of Ghana is sure to make you fall in love with it. But what truly is beautiful about this nation is Ghanaians who will make your experience even more memorable by welcoming you with a lot of warmth and friendliness.

Visa Procedure

Foreign nationals of ECOWAS countries, Botswana, Egypt, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Singapore, Swaziland, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda and Zimbabwe can enter Ghana visa free. Otherwise, you need to procure a visa well in advance. There is no concept of visa on arrival. Find out about the procedure from the official embassy website. 

When to go

The best time to visit Ghana is in the months of July and August as there is a brief spell of dry season during this time and the flight tickets are fairly reasonable. Other months to travel are December to April as there are no rains during this time and the heat is not unbearable.

Destinations to cover

There is plenty to do and plenty of things to see in Ghana. If you want to absorb the best of Ghana, then the best option is to include in your itinerary are-Cape Coast Castle, Elmina Castle, Busua, National Museum of Ghana, Osu Castle and Manhyia Palace. While drawing out your Ghana travel guide, remember to include Accra, Kumasi, Cape Coast and Mole National Park as well.

Get in and around

If you are thinking of how to reach Ghana, then your best option is to get through Kotoka International Airport at Accra. Most major airports operate in and out of this airport. You can also get in by car via the borders at Aflao and Togo. You can also get in by bus through the most major cities in Africa. You can also take a boat from Tamale. You can get around Africa by plane, by car, by bus and also by train. Also remember to travel by Tro-Tro. 

Hotels and Food

There are many budget options in forms of rustic buildings and various mid range accommodations as well. Being an important centre of trade, there are also plenty of luxury hotels to stay in. For a decent accommodation, it will cost you somewhere in between GH₵ 12 to GH₵ 20. You will also get great food at the road side eateries and the pubs. Some foods that you should definitely try here are Jollof rice, Fante Kenkey (boiled maize dough), Fufu which is basically pounded cassava and plantain or pounded Coco-Yam or Taro. Banku or Akple is another dish you should definitely try.

How much does it cost to travel to Ghana

Plan your trip to Ghana with an estimated budget for your travel. The average daily cost of food in Ghana is USD 43 per person. For a family of four, the cost of eating out is USD 172. For getting around Ghana, you will need a rough figure of USD 53 per day. For detailed Ghana trip cost calculator, use Ghana Trip Planner.

*Based on Food, Accommodation & Transportation

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