Ghana is certainly one of Africa’s top destinations. It’s politically stable, has delicious food, stunning beaches, and pretty great weather year-round. Planning a trip? The best time to visit Ghana is during the dry season from October to April.
Best Time to Visit Ghana
Ghana has 2 seasons – rainy and dry. Regardless of the season, days are generally hot and humid, and nights are generally cooler. The average temperature during the day is 85°F or 30°C and it drops to about 75°F or 24°C at night.
In Southern Ghana, the rainy season is from March to mid-November and in Norther Ghana the rainy season is from April to mid-October. From December to March, a hot dry desert wind from northeast Ghana called the harmattan blows leaving cracked lips and dry skin its wake. However, as a result of the thunderstorms and prevalence of mosquitoes that characterize the rainy season, the best time to visit Ghana is from October to April.
Finding Cheap Flights to Ghana
Here are some websites for snagging great deals on cheap flights to Ghana:
Ghana Entry Conditions
All non-ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) citizens require a visa for entry. Under most circumstances, visas for entry into Ghana must be obtained from the Ghanaian embassy in nearest to your country of residence.
In order to enter Ghana, a visitor must have the following:
- A valid passport with 6 or more months before expiration.
- Proof of a yellow fever vaccination.
- Either a single-entry or multiple-entry visa
For more information: Visit the Ghana Immigration website
What to Do in Ghana
There’s lots to see, eat, drink, and do in Ghana and we’ve listed our top 10 things here. If you’re coming to Ghana for a cultural experience, there are traditional festivals across the country all year round.
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