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Major cities and airports in Ghana
- Accra – Kotoka International Airport (ACC)
- Kumasi – Kumasi International Airport (KMS)
- Tamale – Tamale International Airport (TML)
- Obuasi – Obuasi Airport (OBO)
- Sunyani – Sunyani Airport (NYI)
Time and Communication
Ghana is in the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) zone and does not observe daylight saving time. The country has several mobile operators, including MTN, Vodafone, AirtelTigo, and Glo. Call quality is generally good, and cell phone coverage is widespread, particularly in urban areas.
Money and shopping
The local currency in Ghana is the Ghanaian Cedi (GHS). The exchange rate to the US dollar fluctuates; as of my last update in September 2021, 1 GHS was approximately equal to 0.17 USD. Ghana does not usually accept payment in other currencies. Payments by major credit cards are accepted in many urban establishments, but cash is more common, especially in rural areas. Some cards may not be accepted, so it is advisable to carry cash as a backup. Currency exchange offices typically operate during regular business hours, but it is best to check their specific working hours.
Common transportation options in Ghana include buses, shared taxis, and tro-tros (minibus taxis). Intercity buses are a reliable and affordable option for long-distance travel, while shared taxis and tro-tros are popular for getting around in cities and towns. Taxis are also available but can be more expensive than other modes of transportation.
- Cape Coast Castle: This historic fortress on the coast of Ghana played a significant role in the trans-Atlantic slave trade and is now a UNESCO World Heritage site.
- Kakum National Park: A rainforest reserve with a popular canopy walkway, providing a unique opportunity to experience Ghana’s rich biodiversity.
- Elmina Castle: Another UNESCO World Heritage site, Elmina Castle was the first European slave-trading post in sub-Saharan Africa and offers insight into the region’s history.
- Busua Beach: A beautiful and tranquil beach destination on Ghana’s Atlantic coast, perfect for relaxation and water sports.
- Mole National Park: Ghana’s largest wildlife park, where visitors can spot elephants, antelopes, and other African wildlife in their natural habitat.