The Republic of Ghana is a developing country situated in West Africa, bordered by Cote d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Togo and the Gulf of Guinea. Since the end of military rule in 1992, the country has largely been a bastion of stability in the region and has often been cited as a model for political reform on the continent.
Ghana has enjoyed sustained economic growth fueled by its wealth of natural resources, including gold, diamonds, timber, cocoa and manganese, as well as the financial and tourism sectors. The discovery of significant oil reserves off Ghana’s southwest coast has provided an additional source of revenue.
While in Ghana, there are a few special attractions to see, including Elmina and St. George’s Castle, the Kakum National Park, Lake Volta and the Paga Crocodile Pond. Some popular outdoor activities within the country include water sports along the beaches, parks for hiking, various eco tours, climbing tours and bike tours. Ghana also has a thriving nightlife with a wide range of bars and nightclubs.