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.

Did you know?

Ghana has the oldest European building, the Elmina Castle. It was built by the Portuguese in 1482. The castle was extensively restored by the Ghanaian government in the 1990s.

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History

Before attaining its independence from British Colonial rule on March 6, 1957…

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Coat of Arms

The coat of arms of Ghana pictured here was introduced on 4 March 1957 by Elizabeth II…

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Flag

The flag of Ghana was adopted in 1957. It was replaced with a variant with a white…

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Folklore and Tradition

Of all the national and world treasures you’re bound to encounter on your trip to Ghana…

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Language

Ghana’s national language is English, a heritage of its former colonial status. It is the main…

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Education

Ghana’s educational system was formerly fashioned on the British system. Starting school…

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Electricity

The Electricity Company of Ghana is a limited liability Company wholly owned by the Government…

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Getting Around

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