Located in western Africa, Ghana is a stable and middle-class country encompassing both rainforest and savannah regions, making it an ecologically diverse area perfect for a first-time safari. Booking cheap flights to Ghana is easy when you use ebookers to find the best deals on airfares and accommodation for your holiday.
All international flights to Ghana arrive at Kotoka International Airport, located in Accra, about 6 miles north of the city centre. Connecting flights are available from Accra to the country's additional domestic airports. Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, and Lufthansa are among the more than 20 airlines offering flights to and from Accra. The airport offers numerous passenger amenities, including wireless Internet access, dining, currency exchange, and duty-free shopping.
Taxi service is available outside the arrivals terminal. Travel time to central Accra is approximately 25 to 55 minutes, depending upon traffic, and a metered-taxi fare costs about 33 cedi. You can save on your fare by sharing a taxi with another passenger, and you can often negotiate a lower fare with your driver. Several rental car agencies also maintain a presence at the airport, including Avis and Europcar. Be advised before you rent that all rental cars are chauffeur-driven, so you will not be able to drive yourself around to explore the country.
Ghana has a tropical climate, although temperatures vary throughout the country. The south-eastern part of the country is warm and dry, and the south-western area is hotter and more humid. The savanna in the northern part of the country experiences hot, dry weather from November through April and a rainy season from May through October. The average annual temperature in the capital city of Accra is 27Â°C, and August is the coldest month of the year, with average low temperatures of around 22Â°C. When travelling in Ghana, pack lightweight clothing that can be layered and be prepared for sudden rain when travelling during the rainy season.
Ghana is one of the most hospitable countries in western Africa, making it a prime tourist destination. While little is offered by way of organized tours or tourism, visitors often find this is part of the country's unique charm. Most sightseeing in Ghana involves exotic species not normally found outside of Africa.
Ghana includes both rainforests and savannas, offering a wide range of diversity in flora and fauna. Kakum National Park is one rainforest area rumoured to be home to monkeys and elephants, although visitors typically see little wildlife preserve for birds. Mole National Park is a savannah that is home to elephants, buffalo, lions, and antelope, and you may even choose to camp in the park for a night. Shai Hills Reserve, near Accra, offers day tours that can be taken on horseback and is home to parrots and baboons.
Experiencing the unique environment of Ghana promises to be a memorable holiday for any traveller. Using ebookers, you can plan the African safari of your dreams, with cheap flights to Ghana and great prices on lodging for your visit.
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