KWAABA. It’s an expression you will hear several times daily as you travel around Ghana, one that will ring in your ears at night, and bring a smile to your face for weeks after you leave. Welcome to a haven that combines the charms of a tropical beach idyll with a fascinating historical heritage, rich cultural variety, and some interesting wildlife in the national parks.
The best times to visit
October to March is the best time to visit Ghana, when the climate is marginally cooler and less humid, and you’ll miss the spring and summer rains. Harmattan – the Saharan wind – blows in from December, which causes haze, dust and very dry skin. Culture is what Ghana vacations are al about – with opportunities to meet tribal chiefs, learn about the country’s dark history at the slave forts and join a colourful festival, with drums, dance and kente cloth.