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Ghana is one of Africa’s many treasure chests nestled along West Africa’s Gulf of Guinea. This robust adventure haven is also known for its diverse wildlife, ancient forts, and sparkling beaches.

If you need more reasons to visit Ghana, here are 5 cool reasons you need to explore Ghana soon.

 

People

The Ghanaian population consists of 30 million of Africa’s friendliest and happiest people. Here, you’ll find a vibrant, multilingual society of over 250 languages and dialects. Among these are Twi, Akan, Ewe, Ga, Dagbani, Dangme and Gonja languages.

 

Culture

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Ghana is pretty culturally diverse and literally houses around 100 distinct ethnic groups. The largest are Akan, Moshi-Dagbani, Ewe, and Ga. Others are Gonja, Kusasi, Abron, Krobo, and Dagomba. Just like in India, Ashanti families are matriarchal because lineages are traced through the mother and maternal ancestors. So, if you’re a Bollywood fan, the odds are you’ll likely fall in love with Ghana.

 

Food

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Ghanaians love to eat and so should you. With a vast array of local dishes – Waakye, Banku, Shito, Fufu, Tuo Zaafi, Kenkey, Jollof rice – you’re up for an amazing foodie journey.

 

Wildlife

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Ghana is dotted with abundant wildlife. Here, you’ll find species of Forest and Bush Elephants, Hippopotami, Crocodiles, Monkeys, Lions, Hyenas, Baboons, Antelopes, Leopards, as well as Buffaloes. Mole National Park alone has over 93 mammal species, and Ghana is home to more than 760 species of birds and an astounding 1000 species of butterfly. Another excellent reason to explore Ghana if you ask us.

 

Climate

Source: Borgen Project

Talk about one of the coolest West African countries and Ghana pops in our minds. Ghana’s climate is mostly tropical. However, you’ll find the eastern coastal belt somewhat warm and rather dry, compared with the hot and humid South-western front. This warm climate is occasioned by Ghana’s coordinates – just a few degrees north of the Equator. Not a bad idea to have summer last all year round if you ask us.

So, prepare for some West African adventure. Find information about flights from Nigeria to Ghana here. You can also reach out to us in the comments.

 

About the Author

Ayotunde is an Online Content Writer with a robust research background. A graduate of French Language of the University of Ado-Ekiti, he has a combined 6 years professional and postgraduate experience. After an initial postgraduate volunteering experience as a French Instructor at the Department of European Studies (University of Ibadan), he has worked with Olx.com as a Classifieds Moderator, and with Bookbuilders Edition Africa as a freelance French Editor and Translator. His professional interests include- communications, public relations, and business management. A book lover, cryptology and travel enthusiast, Ayo dedicates his spare time to playing chess as well as a doctoral research he hopes to round up this year.

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