Ghana (Bradt Travel Guides)
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|Format: ||Paperback, 440 pages, 5th Edition|
|Other Information: ||16pp colour photos & 58 maps|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 08 July 2010|
Ghana is an ideal destination for first-time visitors to Africa; rich in little-visited national parks, forest reserves, cultural sites and scenic waterfalls, blessed with bleached white beaches and lush rain forests of the Atlantic coastline. This stand-alone guide, the only one available, caters for both the budget backpacker and the luxurious resort wallower. Including authoritative history and wildlife sections, updated accommodation and restaurant recommendations and a wealth of background and practical information, Bradt's "Ghana" covers the country with unrivalled detail and knowledge. Ghana defeated Sudan 2-0 in Accra to become the first African team to reach the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. What better time to catch this friendly, English-speaking and hassle-free country as it revels on a soccer high?
Table of Contents
Introduction Part One: General Information Background Information Geography, Climate, History, Economy, Language, Religion Natural History Vegetation, Wildlife Practical Information When to Visit, Tourist information, Tour operators, Red Tape Ghana high commissions, embassies and diplomatic representatives, Getting there and away, Safety, What to take, Money, Getting around, Accommodation, Eating and drinking, Public holidays, Photographic etiquette, Media and communications, Business, Cultural etiquette Part Two: Accra Accra Getting there and away, Orientation, Safety, Getting around, Tourist information, Tour operators, Embassies and high commissions, Where to stay, Where to eat and drink, Entertainment, Shopping, Other practicalities What to see Part Three: The Coast West Of Accra Towards Cape Coast Kokrobite Beach, Fete and Senya Beraku, Winneba, Apam, Mankessim, Saltpond, Anomabu and Biriwa, Moree Cape Coast, Elmina and Surrounds Cape Coast, Kakum National Park, Elmina, Towards Takoradi Sekondi-Takoradi and the West Coast Sekondi-Takoradi, Basua and surrounds, The coast between Akwidaa and Axim, Prince's Town, Egyambra, Axim, Nkroful, Beyin, Nzulezo and the Amansuri Wetlands, Half Assini, Ankasa protected area, Elubo Part Four: Eastern Ghana The East Coast Tema, Prampram and Ningo, Ada, Songor Ramsar site, Sogakope, Akatsi and Xavi, Keta and the far east coast, Aflao Inland of Accra The Akuapem Hills and Aburi, Koforidua, Boti Falls, The road to Akosombo, Akosombo and surrounds East of Lake Volta Ho, Around Ho, Kpetoe Agotime, The Avatime Hills and surrounds, Kpando, Hohoe, Around Hohoe Part Five: Central Ghana Between the Coast and Kumasi Accra to Kumasi, The Kwahu Plateau, Cape Coast to Kumasi, Takoradi to Kumasi Kumasi Getting there and away, Tourist information, Hassles, Where to stay, Where to eat and drink, Nightlife, Sport, Shopping, Other practicalities, What to see and do, Bia National Park Greater Ashanti Owabi Wildlife Sanctuary, Lake Bosumtwi, Ejisu and surrounds, Bobiri Forest Butterfly Sanctuary, Adanwomase, Bonwire, Wonoo, Effiduase and surrounds, Mampong, Nsuta and surrounds, Ntonso and surrounds From Kumasi to Tamale Sunyani, Wenchi, Bui National Park, Techiman and surrounds, Nkoranza, Baobeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary, Kintampo, The old Tamale road Part Six: Northern Ghana Tamale and Mole National Park Tamale, Around Tamale, Mole National Park and Larabanga Bolgatanga and the Upper East Bolgatanga, Around Bolgatanga, The Gambaga Escarpment, Navrongo, Paga Wa and the Upper West Wa, Around Wa, Lawra, Tumu and surrounds, Around Tumu, Bole Appendices Language Glossary Further Information Index
About the Author
Philip Briggs is an expert on African travel and author of several Bradt Guides, including Tanzania, Ethiopia, Uganda and Malawi.
'Philip Briggs is clearly not only an expert on travel in Africa but also someone who cares deeply about the countries he is visiting.' Traveller Magazine 'Highly informative and rich in local detail' Wanderlust 'The best guidebook to the country.' The Sunday Times 'One of the few comprehensive guides available.' Time Out 'The best guide to Ghana.' Elle 'Contains a wealth of information for travellers of all budgets.' Footloose
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