Ghana, 5th

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Ghana is packed with national parks, forest reserves, scenic waterfalls and cultural sites, yet is free of the trappings of mass tourism. It’s an ideal destination for first-time visitors to Africa: rich in little-visited national parks, forest reserves, cultural sites and scenic waterfalls, blessed with bleached white beaches and lush rain forests of the Atlantic coastline. This only stand-alone guide caters for both the budget backpacker and the luxurious resort wallower. Including authoritative history and ...

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Overview

Ghana is packed with national parks, forest reserves, scenic waterfalls and cultural sites, yet is free of the trappings of mass tourism. It’s an ideal destination for first-time visitors to Africa: rich in little-visited national parks, forest reserves, cultural sites and scenic waterfalls, blessed with bleached white beaches and lush rain forests of the Atlantic coastline. This only stand-alone guide caters for both the budget backpacker and the luxurious resort wallower. Including authoritative history and wildlife sections, updated accommodation and restaurant recommendations and a wealth of background and practical information, Bradt’s Ghana covers the country with unrivalled detail and knowledge. Ghana defeated Sudan 2-0 in Accra to become the first African side to reach the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. What better time to catch this friendly, English-speaking and hassle-free country as it revels on a soccer high?

‘The best guidebook to the country.’ The Sunday Times

‘Philip Briggs is clearly not only an expert on travel in Africa but also someone who cares deeply about the countries he is visiting.’ Traveller Magazine

‘One of the few comprehensive guides available.’ Time Out

‘The best guide to Ghana.’ Elle

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“[Philip Briggs] is clearly not only an expert on travel in Africa but also someone who cares deeply about the countries he is visiting” Traveller Magazine

‘The best guidebook to the country.’ The Sunday Times

 ‘One of the few comprehensive guides available.’ Time Out

‘The best guide to Ghana.’ Elle

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841623252
  • Publisher: Bradt Publications UK
  • Publication date: 9/14/2010
  • Series: Bradt Travel Guide Series
  • Edition description: Fifth Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Philip Briggs is an expert on African travel and author of ten Bradt Guides, including Tanzania, Ethopia, Uganda and Malawi.

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Ghana, 5th


By Briggs, Philip

Bradt Travel Guides

Copyright © 2010 Briggs, Philip
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9781841623252

INTERACTING WITH GHANAIANS Ghana has the reputation as the friendliest country in west Africa, a title that is patently absurd, but certainly not unjustified. Taken as a whole, Ghanaians do seem to be remarkably affable and friendly both among themselves and in their dealings with tourists, and I find it difficult to think of any other African country where I felt so safe or unhassled. First-time visitors to Africa or at least those with a white skin, may be surprised at the amount of attention they draw by virtue of their conspicuous foreignness – symptoms of which range from having every passing taxi in Accra blare its horn at you to being greeted by mobs of exuberant children chanting obruni as you walk past. At times, this can be exhausting, but I cannot recall an incident of this type that was underscored by anything approaching malice.



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Table of Contents

PART ONE: GENERAL INFORMATION

Chapter 1: Background information

Chapter 2: Natural History

Chapter 3: Planning and Preparation

Chapter 4: Travelling in Ghana

Chapter 5: Health and Safety

PART TWO: ACCRA

Chapter 6: Accra

PART THREE: THE COAST WEST OF ACCRA

Chapter 7: Towards Cape Coast

Chapter 8: Cape Coast, Elmina and Surrounds

Chapter 9: Sekondi-Takoradi and the West Coast

PART FOUR: EASTERN GHANA

Chapter 10: The East Coast

Chapter 11: Inland of Accra

Chapter 12: East of Lake Volta

PART FIVE: CENTRAL GHANA

Chapter 13: Between the Coast and Kumasi

Chapter 14: Kumasi

Chapter 15: Greater Ashanti

Chapter 16: From Kumasi to Tamale

PART SIX: NORTHERN GHANA

Chapter 17: Tamale and Mole National Park

Chapter 18: Bolgatanga and the Upper East

Chapter 19: Wa and the Upper West

Appendix 1: Language

Appendix 2: Glossary

Appendix 3: Further Reading Websites

Index

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