Ghana is a country in west Africa bordering Togo, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, and the Gulf of Guinea. Ghana is a safe country with very friendly people and thus the perfect choice for a first time visit to Africa. It offers a wide variety of activities!
The coastal plain has a variety of interesting places including stunning beaches, slave forts, national parks and of course the capital Accra. Just northwest of the coastal plane are forest hills and remains of the ancient Ashanti Kingdom. Lake Volta in the Volta Basis makes up most of the central eastern part and up north are savanna plains. Ghana doesn’t have all the big five but does have a lot of wildlife including lots of birds.
Make sure to read my perfect one-week Ghana itinerary exploring West Africa’s Gold Coast as it covers all sights in Ghana’s coastal plain.