Named after the medieval Ghana Empire, the Republic of Ghana was established after the dismemberment of the Empire of Ghana. Ghana has the unique honor to be the first Black African Nation that attained independence from colonial rule in 1957. Accra, the Capital City of Ghana, is replete with unique culinary experiences, colorful nightlife, the beauty of nature, museums, and much more. The Independence Square, known as the Black Star Square, was established to pay Queen Elizabeth – II homage. It is the second-largest city square in the world. Makola Market, National Museum of Ghana, Ussher Fort Museum, Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, Memorial Park, James Town, and Ga Mashie (Old Accra) are some of the best places to visit in Accra city.
AIRPORT CODE(S): ACC(KOTOKA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT)
PASSPORT REQUIREMENTS: Traveling abroad requires a passport valid for six months beyond your travel dates. With 1 empty page per entry (source US State Department)
VISA REQUIRED? Yes (US Citizens)
VACCINE(S) REQUIRED FOR ENTRY? Yes*
HISTORICAL WEATHER TEMPERATURE: 79°F - 88°F
CURRENCY: Ghanaian Cedi (GHS)
Arrive in Accra, Ghana, settle into your hotel and meet us for a welcome dinner and orientation.
Meal(s) Included: Dinner