Destination Accra / Ghana

Ghana is a country in West Africa, along the Gulf of Guinea, just a few degrees north of the equator.

Ghana, which lies in the center of the West African coast, shares 2,093 km of land borders with the three French-speaking nations of Burkina Faso (548 km) to the north, Côte d’Ivoire (668 km) to the west, and Togo (877 km) to the east. To the south are the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean.

With a total area of 238,533 square kilometers, Ghana is about the size of the United Kingdom, or slightly smaller than Oregon. Its southernmost coast at Cape Three Points is 4° 30′ north of the equator. From here, the country extends inland for some 670 kilometers to about 11° north. The distance across the widest part, between longitude 1° 12′ east and longitude 3° 15′ west, measures about 560 kilometers. The Greenwich Meridian, which passes through London, also traverses the eastern part of Ghana at Tema.

Accra is the vibrant and cosmopolitan capital city of Ghana and the main gateway to Ghana through the Kotoka International Airport. It is situated on the shores of the Gulf of Guinea (Atlantic Ocean), almost on the Greenwich Meridian and covers an approximate area of 225sq km (87 sq miles).

You will find Accra a bustling metropolis; an interesting city of contrasts, where the old blends with the new, where tradition blends with foreign cultures. It is vibrant and unique in its own way and beckons to be explored.

The striking feature of Accra today is a city under construction with the rapid growth of high-rise buildings, overhead road constructions, and new urban investments of shopping malls and residential apartments.

AKWAABA. 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.