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Ghana Visa Requirements to Enjoy Local Culture in Accra

July 10th, 2011
Ecotourism may be the most common form of tourism is Ghana, but that doesn't mean you should overlook the capital city, Accra. The city is busy, and like so many cities in the developing world, it will initially seem dirty to Western eyes. However, as Ghana resident Phil Paoletta wrote in this post for Matador Travel, you're only cheating yourself if you go by your first impression: "I’ve known some travelers to be put off by the haze of diesel fumes on Ring Road, or by the lack of sidewalks and the prevalence of open sewers. But don’t make your judgment in a day, or even a couple. Take your time, watch your step, and don’t be shy." Explore the city with an open mind, and you'll find excellent food, music, shopping, and arts galore. Read the Matador post for some great reco


Ghana Visa Requirements to Visit Mole National Park

April 6th, 2011
When most people think of visiting Africa, they think of going on a safari. The wildlife is definitely not the only reason to visit Ghana, but it's not something you should miss while you're there, either. After all, when are you going to get another chance to see elephants, hippos and baboons in person, outside of a zoo? With 93 species of animals, the best place to see wildlife in Ghana is Mole National Park . You'll be able to check out elephants, hippos, warthogs, water buffalo and more, all in their natural habitat. Some of the elephants will even play games with you. According to, Onipa Nua is a bit of a ham: a wild elephant who poses for photos with tourists. Meanwhile, Action, another elephant, likes to play practical jokes on human visitors: charging cars and


Ghana Visa Requirements to Surf and Swim in Akwidaa

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


Ghana Business Visa Requirements

March 5th, 2010
Economically, Ghana is known primarily for cocoa and for the minerals that lie buried under its surface, including gold, diamonds, bauxite and manganese.  Oil was also discovered into 2007, to the tune of up to 3 billion barrels, and oil exploration is ongoing. If you have a business trip to Ghana coming up, you will need a US passport, which must be valid for at least 6 months after you enter the country. You also need a Ghana business visa. Here's what you need to get the business visa: 4 completed copies of a Ghanaian visa application form. All forms must have your original (non-photocopied) signature on them. 4 passport-sized photos of yourself International Certificate of Vaccination for yellow fever A business letter of responsibility from either your employer or the c


Ghana Embassy Visa Requirements for Tourists

January 13th, 2010
If you are a US citizen and planning to visit Ghana, you need to apply for a travel visa from the Ghana Embassy.  Visa requirements vary depending on the purpose of your trip.  Here are the requirements for tourists: The Ghana Embassy requires you to complete 4 copies of their visa application form. You can photocopy the application, BUT each form must have your original signature on it. So, if you don't want to fill out the form 4 separate times, fill it out but don't sign it, make copies and then sign each copy individually. A copy of your international yellow fever vaccine certificate. Keep the original-you will need to carry it with you to enter Ghana. A copy of your round-trip plane tickets or your travel itinerary. Your US passport, which must be valid for at


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