Author(s): Philip Briggs
Bradt's Ghana is the only dedicated guidebook on the market and the most comprehensive source of travel information on the country, written by Philip Briggs, the leading writer of guidebooks to Africa. Catering for all types of visitors, from bar-hoppers to birdwatchers, and covering everything from Ghana's 550km of Atlantic coastline to its remote and sparsely populated northern border, Bradt's Ghana is the most detailed resource for those who want to explore the country's wealth of tropical beaches, national parks, forest reserves, cultural sites and scenic waterfalls. It also includes more than 60 maps and is accompanied by a dedicated updated website run by the author himself. Friendly, safe and inexpensive, Ghana is an ideal destination for first-time visitors to Africa. It is rich in little-visited national parks, forest reserves, cultural sites and scenic waterfalls and blessed with bleached white beaches and the lush rainforest of the Atlantic coastline. Updated throughout, this revised guide includes authoritative history and wildlife sections, accommodation and restaurant recommendations and a wealth of background and practical information.
Written by Africa expert Philip Briggs, it provides unrivalled detail and knowledge of this little-visited nation. This edition has been updated by Sean Connolly, author of Bradt's Senegal and a contributor to several of Bradt's African titles, who has been visiting the continent regularly since 2008. It has been thoroughly updated and carefully tailored to any changes in the Ghana travel scene since the last edition.
Philip Briggs has been exploring Africa since 1986. He has visited more than two dozen African countries and written about most of them for specialist travel and wildlife magazines including Africa Birds & Birding, Africa Geographic, BBC Wildlife, Travel Africa and Wanderlust. His long relationship with Ghana started in 1997, when he researched the first edition of a Bradt guide to the country that is soon to go into its 7th edition. Philip has returned to West Africa regularly since then to update the Bradt's Ghana and to explore neighbouring countries such as Burkina Faso, Mali, Senegal and Gambia.He still spends at least four months on the road every year, usually accompanied by his wife, the travel photographer Ariadne Van Zandbergen, and spends the rest of his time battering away at a keyboard in the sleepy village of Wilderness, on the south coast of South Africa.
Introduction PART ONE GENERAL INFORMATION Chapter 1 Background Information Geography and location, Climate, History, Economy, Language, Religion Chapter 2 Natural History Wildlife Chapter 3 Practical Information When to visit, Tourist information, Itineraries and highlights, Tour operators, Red tape, Ghana high commissions, embassies and diplomatic representatives, Getting there and away, Safety and hassles, What to take, Money, Getting around, Accommodation, Eating and drinking, Public holidays, Media and communications, Business, Cultural etiquette Chapter 4 Health Preparations, In Ghana PART TWO ACCRA AND SURROUNDS Chapter 5 Accra History, Getting there and away, Orientation, Safety, Getting around, Tour operators, Where to stay, Where to eat and drink, Nightlife, Shopping, Other practicalities, What to see and do Chapter 6 Around Accra Teshie-Nungua, Tema, Prampram and Ningo, Atsiekpoe, Aburi, Shai Hills Resource Reserve, Kokrobite, Bojo and Langma beaches, Gomoah Fetteh and Senya Beraku PART THREE THE COAST WEST OF ACCRA Overview Chapter 7 Winneba and the Cape Coast Road Winneba, Apam , Mankessim, Saltpond and surrounds, Anomabu and Biriwa , Moree Chapter 8 Cape Coast and Elmina Cape Coast, Kakum National Park, Elmina, Towards Takoradi Chapter 9 Takoradi History, Orientation, Getting there and away, Getting around, Tourist informatio, Where to stay, Where to eat and drink, Other practicalities, What to see and do, Around Takoradi Chapter 10 Busua and Surrounds Busua, Butre, Akwidaa and Cape Three Points Chapter 11 Axim and the Far Southwest 257 Prince's Town, Axim, Beyin, Nzulezo and the Amansuri Wetlands, Half Assini Ankasa Protected Area, Elubo PART FOUR EASTERN GHANA Overview Chapter 12 Ada and the East Coast Ada Foah, Sogakope, Avu Lagoon, Keta and surrounds, Aflao Chapter 13 Akosombo and Krobo Akosombo, Atimpoku and surrounds, Manya Krobo and Yilo Krobo Chapter 14 Ho and the Volta Interior Ho, Amedzofe and the Avatime Hills, Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary, Kpandu, Hohoe, Agumatsa Wildlife Sanctuary, Mount Afadjato, Nkwanta Chapter 15 Koforidua and the Kumasi Road Koforidua, Bunso and surrounds, The Kwahu Plateau PART FIVE CENTRAL GHANA Overview Chapter 16 Kumasi History, Getting there and away, Orientation, Tourist information, Hassles, Where to stay, Where to eat and drink 363, Bars and nightlife, Shopping, Other practicalities, What to see and do, Bia National Park and Resource Reserve Chapter 17 Greater Ashanti Craft villages northeast of Kumasi, Owabi Wildlife Sanctuary, Lake Bosomtwe, Obuasi, Bonkro Picathartes Site, Ejisu and surrounds, Bobiri Butterfly Sanctuary, Effiduase and surrounds, Bomfobiri Wildlife Sanctuary, Mampong and surrounds Chapter 18 From Kumasi to Tamale Sunyani, Asumura Conservation Initiative, Bui National Park, Techiman and surrounds, Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary, Kintampo PART SIX NORTHERN GHANA Overview Chapter 19 Tamale and Surrounds History, Getting there and away, Getting around, Tourist information, Guides and tours, Where to stay, Where to eat and drink, Nightclubs, Shopping, Other practicalities, What to see and do, Excursions further afield Chapter 20 Mole National Park 429 History and wildlife, Getting there and away, Where to stay and eat, What to see and do, Around Mole National Park Chapter 21 Bolgatanga and the Upper East 443 Bolgatanga, Around Bolgatanga, The Gambaga Escarpment, Navrongo, Paga Chapter 22 Wa and the Upper West Wa, Around Wa, Lawra, Tumu, Around Tumu Appendix 1 Language Appendix 2 Glossary Appendix 3 Further Information Index