Ghana is uniquely located on the West Coast of Africa in the Gulf of Guinea. In geographical terms Accra, the capital city of this peaceful West African Republic, sits more or less on the equator (latitude ‘zero’) as well as on longitude zero which is also known as Greenwich Meridian Timeline (GMT). This makes Accra just about the centre of the earth !
Ghana has a tropical climate characterised by consistent temperatures between 21-32°C (70-90°F), mild breezes and sunshine throughout the majority of the year. However, there are two rainy seasons, from March to July and from September to October and these are separated by a short cool dry season in August and a relatively long dry season in the south of the country from mid-October to March. To many it would appear that Ghana has an almost all year round summer season !
Ghana is quite new to tourism as part of its economical growth. Historically it has always marketed itself to the Diaspora. In other words Ghanaians (or at least Africans) that are currently living outside of Ghana who would be interested in ‘tracing their roots’ or visiting their greater family. To date the majority of tourists, therefore, are as a result of the old slave trade, primarily to the America, or more recently economic migrants that have settled in the America and Europe.
But Ghana has a lot to offer Europeans and other people of non-African descent. The value of this website is to inform people of what is on offer in Ghana, through photography and general information, as well as give you the opportunity of linking to other relevant information websites.
GHANA .... photo galleries
If you click on any of the above Photo Gallery albums you will be able to check out, via a slide show, what you can see or do in Ghana .... but if there is something specific that you want to search on, or you would like additional information on any of these photos, then just drop down and click on the Photo Gallery heading at the bottom of this page and all will be revealed.
If you want to buy any of these photos then just make a note of the TAg reference number and either send an e-mail with your instructions to email@example.com or simply purchase what you like through the Go Shopping page on this website.
Ghana was to the first African country to gain independence from British colonial rule, when in 1957 it became a republic. The country was then known as the Gold Coast of Africa, because of it large deposits of gold and the pristine beaches that lined the entire coastal belt.
There are some 41 historically significant forts and castles in Ghana, marking the periods in history from the date when the Portuguese first arrived on the coast of Guinea (what is now called Ghana) in 1471. The first Dutch ship docked on the coast about 1650 and subsequently it wasnt until much later when the British took over the Gold Coast .... and officially proclaimed it as an British colony in 1874.
The Lonely Planet Guide on this part of the world, says that if an award were given for the country with the friendliest people in West Africa, Ghana would be a strong contender. Spend a few hours in the breezy capital - Accra, and you will swear that the wind and waves off the Gulf of Guinea have infused the land and people alike with equatorial warmth.
Another way of finding out about Ghana is to check out the Tourist Reviews on this TRAVELagenda website. Just click here to sign up as a new member (its very simple and completely free of charge) or click here to log in as an existing member to either read about what other people have experienced in Ghana and / or add your own Tourist Review .... including a couple of your favourite photos if you like !