Renowned for its gold during colonial times, the West African country of Ghana is fast emerging as a popular international tourist destination. Offering the most ideal and attestable introduction to Africa, especially for first time travelers, the local population is generally very friendly and welcoming. Another strong reason for Ghana becoming popular is that English being the official language is widely spoken, understood and used as a medium of instruction. Ethnically diverse, Ghana is located along the Gulf of Guinea is a stable country which has been recognized as the World’s fastest growing economy in 2011.
Comprising of flat plains, low hills and a few rivers spread over a 238,500 square kilometer area, Ghana coastline generally features low sandy shores which are most appreciated by the visitors. Served by the Kotoka International Airport at Accra, Ghana is conveniently accessible from most important cities of Africa, Europe, Asia and the Far East.