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Ghana Visa Requirements to Surf and Swim in Akwidaa

by admin | March 16th, 2011

Located on Ghana’s scenic West Coast, the tiny fishing village of Akwidaa seems like an unlikely destination. However, this write-up on Matador Travel has me ready to fill out a Ghana visa application immediately.

Here’s how he describes the eco-lodge he stayed at and the surrounding area:

“For Peace Corps workers in West Africa, Green Turtle is Mecca. An untouched beach (one of the most swimmable in the region) lies between two fishing villages and backs up to a rainforest preserve. A ring of beach chalets surround a comfortable open-air bamboo pavilion, where an old fishing boat serves as the bar. The entire place has been built with locally sourced, sustainably harvested materials, solar panels provide electricity, and all of the toilets are composting.”

Plus, the best surfing spot in West Africa, Cape Three Points, is just a short walk away. Guided canoe trips are also available, and if you’re lucky enough to be there during turtle nesting season, you can watch female sea turtles come to shore to lay their eggs.

It’s sounds heavenly, honestly. Plus, the accommodations are reasonably priced and tourism is a boon to the local villagers.

To get there, you’ll need to apply for a Ghana visa ahead of time. The Ghana Embassy recommends submitting your application at least two weeks before you plan to leave, and preferably as early as a month in advance.

To get a tourist visa, first you’ll need 4 completed copies of the visa application form. You can photocopy the application, BUT each form must have your original signature on it. If you’d prefer not to get writer’s cramp from filling the same form out 4 different times, fill it out but don’t sign it, make 3 copies and then sign each one by hand.

You’ll also need:

  • A copy of your international yellow fever vaccine certificate. Keep the original-you will need to carry it with you to enter Ghana.
  • 2 passport-sized photos
  • A copy of your round-trip plane tickets or your travel itinerary.
  • Your US passport, which must be valid for at least 6 more months and have a blank page in the back where the visa can be attached.

Single-Entry visas cost $50 and are valid for 3 months from the date they are issued, while multiple-entry visas cost $80.00. If you require expedited service, the Ghana Embassy charges an additional fee of $30.00.

RushMyTravelVisa simplifies the task of getting a Ghana visa. Our trained visa specialists will assist you with the application and expedite your paperwork with the Ghana Embassy to get it processed as quickly as possible.

Apply for your Ghana visa today!

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