Who is Ghana?

Ghana is a prosperous nation in West Africa. The diversity of its natural resources is really incredible. This is clearly evidenced by its colonial name: The Gold coast. Ghana owns the Obuasi Goldfields which is still one of the most active on the continent.

Ghana could have been Bauxite coast, Diamond coast, Cocoa coast, Manganese coast and many other names. This breadth of natural resources is acknowledged by the yellow colour found in the national flag.

The red colour of the flag represents the freedom fight led by the Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah. This was after a sustained period of colonial rule and a vibrant hub for the transatlantic slave trade.There are monuments from its upper most tip running to its coastal southern most tip where the final exit points are located. hese exits were mainly forts and castles strategecally locted on the atlantic coast for ease of transportation. Ghana is home to the Elmina and Cape coast castles, both significant slave outlets. These forts and castles present the most compelling evidence of the extent to which the colonialists had to go to defend their wares often from local resistance. They are must go places for anyone of black heritage looking to reconnect with their culture in the most authentic ways.

Elmina has the bragging rights as the oldest of the forts in sub-Saharan Africa. In fact, Ghana has the densest concentration of the slave monuments and must be a point of call for any pan Africanist on their routes discovery tour of Africa.

Accra

Accra is Ghana’s national capital. It is a very vibrant coastal city. Visitors typically arrive into the country via the Kotoka international airport in Accra as it is currently the only international airport in the country.

Accra’s greatest asset is the warmth of the people and the genuine friendship extended by its people to anyone who visits. Akwaaba is the special Ghanaian welcome which offers guests the first taste our warm hospitality. Akwaaba means more than welcome: it means one belongs and is accepted as one of the natives.

The food is unique and presents many options to the discerning guest. Our recommended option is to make a stop at any of the numerous street food vendors selling piping hot delicacies and allowing ones taste buds to experience culinary excellence the Ghanaian way.