Of all the national and world treasures you’re bound to encounter on your trip to Ghana, the most memorable (by far) will be the friendly people. Ghana is known throughout the world for its welcoming and hospitable values and it is not unheard of for expatriates to leave their home countries and retire in beautiful Ghana.
In Ghana, the way you greet people is of paramount importance – as we all know, those first impressions count the most! If done properly, your host will feel honored and go out of their way to make you feel at home. However, if not thought is given to your greeting, your host will know and may not go that extra mile for you.
Ghanaians understand that travelers have their own way of life and respect that. However, many visitors find they have fun trying to come to terms with the Ghanaian mentality, as locals are keen to explain and quick to find humor both with the attempts as well as with themselves.
Nevertheless, Ghanaians (especially those outside of the major cities and towns) are a conservative people and have a very high regard for tradition. So be kind and respectful when venturing out of the cityscapes.