Much of life in Ghana takes place outside on the streets due largely to the stifling heat that creeps its way indoors mid-day. From the windows of hotels in Ghana, you can spot sidewalks crowded by women bedecked in bold patterned cloths, suited businessmen catching up on the days news with tribal chiefs, markets overflowing with local handicrafts, and flowers exploding in vivid bursts of color.
Many of the top hotels in Ghana are located in Accra, the waterfront capital with a modern landscape, congested streets, shanty towns, hip nightlife, gourmet restaurants, and shady suburbs. Take advantage of cheap hotel deals in Ghana, and book rooms overlooking the Gulf of Guinea to catch cool breezes and great views, then spend your days exploring the local markets, National Museum, and white-sand beaches.
Ghana hotel deals near Busua and Dixcove are perfect for sun-worshippers and swimmers. The two fishing villages boast some of the country's best beaches and Ghana hotels, and the waters are also good for surfing. Many Ghana hotel packages in Busua offer special discount rates on tours of the nearby ruins of Fort Batenstein.
To catch a glimpse of traditional life in the country, find a cheap hotel deal in Ghana in Kumasi, once the capital of the powerful Ashanti kingdom. Although Kumasi is now a bustling metropolis, visits to the Manhyia Palace Museum and the National Cultural Centre Complex bring to life Ashanti history and culture. The Cultural Centre even includes a model Ashanti village that offers workshops highlighting traditional crafts like kente cloth weaving, brass working, and batik cloth dyeing.
To delve even deeper in to Ashanti history, take a personalized tour of the Prempeh II Jubilee Museum. The fascinating displays showcase the Ashanti king Prempeh II's war attire, royal insignia, jewelry, ceremonial clothing, protective amulets, and gold art.
If you love shopping, book a cheap Ghana hotel deal near the Kejetia Market in Kumasi. Make reservations at low prices, then spend your savings at the huge market, rumored to be the largest in West Africa. Underneath the rusting tin roofs are hundreds of stalls filled with everything from batik and bracelets to kente cloth, second-hand shoes, foodstuffs, bootleg electronics, and dried chameleons.
When to Go
Ghana is always hot and humid, but the weather is most tolerable from November to April. During this dry season, the roads remain in good shape and the mosquitoes are less bothersome. The animals in Mole National Park tend to congregate around watering holes during this time, creating ample opportunities to spot elephants, warthogs, buffalo, hippos, and colobus monkeys.