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Am thinking of coming to Ghana in autumn this year, and will travelling solo as a woman. I have read some stuff on the foreign office website, which made we want to just double check what experiences people have had (know the FO website errs on side of caution so not putting me off totally!!)
Any women out there travelled on their own - any hints, tips, places that felt totally fine or to avoid??
Look forward to hearing...
I’m currently working on a travel/volunteer project that will take me on a journey that will begin in the west coast country of Guinea-Bissau and take me through Central Africa to the east coast, ending in Tanzania.
A journey in which I will spend a few months volunteering in Sierra Leone as well as travel through central Africa, meeting people and try to find out their goals and dreams in life.
Do we all share the same dreams?
All the experiences, stories and people that I encounter on this journey during 200 days through Central Africa will end up in the final product - A book called "200 Days of Dreams"
Since this trip is taking me through a lot of countries I am currently doing a Visa review to get as much accurate and updated data as possible.
Should I get a visa to Togo in Accra or possible to get at the border with Togo?
Just want to check if anyone has a... more »
If you're American and got a tourist visa in the US, I would love to hear from you so I have a better idea about the process. I leave for Africa in 4 weeks and I sent my passport in already to the DC Ghanaian embassy. It's now been two weeks and they still haven't sent it back to me according to my USPS tracking number. In addition, nobody answers the phone there. Plus, I've already had problems with African embassies -- several years ago it took 3 weeks of begging to get my passport back from another one, so I'm concerned.
So, would you please let me know how your process went so I know when I really need to worry?
Hello fellow travellers,
I am going to be heading to Ghana's coast in June, and I've been looking at a few of the destinations and accomodation options.
I think I'll head to Butre. I've read great reviews about Ghana Spirit. Unfortunately I cannot find their contact details.
Could anyone who has been there tell me how to book a room for a few nights?
I would appreciate any tips and advice about the region and accomodation :)
My daughter is studying for a month in Ghana this summer. I know she needs a visa, but we are still waiting for the Letter of Invitation from the University in Ghana. She needs her passport back quickly due to a trip she is taking to Brazil May 10th. Her study abroad advisor is telling her to get a tourist visa instead, because of the time issue and no letter yet. Will this cause an issue when she gets to Ghana? Also, has anyone used the consulate in Houston and would you advise this? The advisors have not heard of this option, but are getting no answers when they call the Embassy in D.C.
I'm looking next year to volunteer in an orphanage for about 4 months in Asia/Africa. I've been reading about different organizations and found that people on this site have a lot of negative things to say about the organizations that charge you money to volunteer- and I agree. I think the amount of money they charge just so one can volunteer is pretty ludicrous. But how else can I plan my volunteering before i arrive in the country? Does anyone have any websites that I can be directly in touch with the NGO or orphanage?
Im heading to Tamale this summer for 3-4 weeks to do a study on Ghanaian education. Im 21 years old and have never been to this area before.
Is any one else going to be out there at this time?
Could anyone recommend me some fun things to do in the area?
Hi - I talked this morning with a consulate official at the Ghana Consulate here in Vancouver re: tourist visas. He's happy to help me get a visa, and has indicated all the things I need to provide. One of them is a confirmed flight out of Ghana. I will be leaving overland and won't have a ticket. I might be able to talk my way out of it. If he insists though, it's easy enough to buy an expensive Business Class ticket on BA (or any other airline) and then refund it (with no fee) after having been issued the visa.
My question is, will an immigration official in Ghana know this, and insist on seeing a flight confirmation when I arrive? Or is it a case of once I have the visa they won't care how I got it? I imagine a confirmed ticket would be an easy enough thing to fake as long as it shows an existing flight and looks official. But how strict are they/can they be on that requirement ... more »
I'm planning a four week trip to Ghana between July-August.
I will be travelling by myself and on a budget of around £600-800.
From the research I have gathered, I would like to take the following route:
Accra to the Lake Volta region, staying in Ho, then onto Hohoe, Wli.
Then North to Yendi, Tamale, then onto Bolgatanga, then Wa.
Then head southwards to the Kumasi region then onto the Cape Coast and returning to Accra.
I have adopted this route through research with both the LP West Africa guidebook, the Bradt Ghana guidebook and of course, this throntree forum.
What do you think? Is the route pretty do-able?
What about my budget?
Do you recommend another route?
Lastly, I have honestly heard mixed reviews about the rainy season.
Would it significantly affect my travels? I heard the Wli waterfall is closed during rainy season?
The last time I did a... more »
I'll be in Ghana for the month of May and wonder if I should bring this stack of Canadian $$$ that I've had lying around for ages... where in Accra would I get a fair exchange rate? For Euro and US$ I've been using those hole in the wall black market places on Akasanoma Rd in Adabraka...
I would like to spent 3 or 4 weeks in Ghana from mid july to mid august. I heard about weather, which should be good in south at coast but rainy in inland. Do somebody have personal experience .. how bad it could be?
Do you have any recommendation for nice places for spending 3 weeks - trekking, coast, safari, ... ?
This will be my first time in Africa .., so I hope Ghana is good choice.
Thank you in advance.
I want to buy an airline ticket Kumasi-Tamale-Kumasi by antrak air.
Or is it better to take a bus? I heard that buses running between Kumasi and Tamale are not on schedule and it takes up to 18 hours. Is the bus travel still worth it ?
Will anybody travel to North during Easter(Mar 29 to Apr.1)?
The route is planed as follows:
Accra - - Kumasi
(visits of the Owabi WS and Lake Bosumtwi) - Bolgatanga (visits of the Gambaga Scarp, Tongo Hills, Bongo, and Navrongo) - Mole NP (Larabanga visit)
I am a guy, 26, chinese. Work in Accra. Want to find partners. (I can try to get a car)
Edited to remove private information by: Cosima1
I'm a student and am due to go to Ghana for an internship in May 2013.
I'd just like to ask for recommendation regarding the cheapest means to get to Kumasi from anywhere in Southeast Asia. I don't mind the comfort level etc, so if there are land transport transfers included, that wouldn't be an issue either. Budget is my biggest problem. According to my own research, the cheapest flights with one or two transits cost approximately US$1500 to US$1600. Does anyone have suggestions better than that?
Please help me out. Thanks so much! (:
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