Ghana is sometimes called the Africa for beginners but that suggests this country on the Western coast may be lacking in natural or cultural wonders – which is not the case. In Mole National Park, visitors can walk amongst the elephants and in Kumasi there’s a market selling Ghana’s traditional crafts. Amongst these varied atmospheres the colours of Ghana come alive in the landscapes and the traditional dress of the locals.
A trip to the coast for the beaches is an experience in itself because of the deserted arcs of sand and deep azure waters, but while you’re there don’t miss out on the history left over from colonisation. Explore the ruined European forts, and Cape Coast Castle with its pristine white washed walls in the old British capital.