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Cheap flights from Ghana

Ghana, officially called the Republic of Ghana, is a sovereign multinational state located along the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean, in the subregion of West Africa. It is bordered by the Ivory Coast to the west, Burkina Faso to the north, Togo to the east, and the above-mentioned water forms to the south. The country was known as the Gold Coast because of being the second largest producer of gold and other precious materials next to South Africa, before renaming the country 'Ghana' which means 'Warrior King'. 

Aside from being a top producer of gold, Ghana is also posed to conquer the production of cocoa, to overtake other countries such as the Ivory Coast, and has also been a significant petroleum and natural gas producer since 2010. It ranks as the seventh best governed country, fifth most stable country, and sixth largest on the Africa continent by purchasing power parity in the continent. It also has the tenth-highest per capita income in the region and in the continent, and is one of the five countries in Africa with a free press. 

 

Where to go

Once called as 'West Africa's golden child' and one of Africa's great success stories, Ghana is a country that is reaping the benefits of a stable democracy in the form of fast-paced development. The energy in this country is pulsing and alive, welcoming and alluring, and is really like no other. The people though do not brag – they let their homes and surroundings speak for them – the beaches, the hinterland, the rich culture, the laughing locals, the easy transport modes, the diverse wildlife, and the busy economic centres are enough proof that this is Africa (arguably) at its best. 

Kakum National Park – Located in the Central Region of Ghana, the Kakum National Park is one of the natural reserves in the country. It is established through the initiative of local people in 1931 as a reserve, and was gazetted as a national park after an initial survey of avifauna was conducted. It is covered by tropical rainforest, and is popular for its 266 species of birds in the area. See the white-breasted guineafowl, hornbills, African grey parrots, and new species of butterflies which were discovered in 1993. Check on the densest population of forest elephants (in Ghana) too, and walk the hanging Kakum Canopy Walk. 

Lake Volta – Lake Volta is the largest reservoir by surface area in the world, and the fourth largest by water volume. Contained behind the Akasombo Dam, it is set completely within Ghana, and has a total area of about 8,502 square kilometres. Its primary inflows include the White and Black Volta Rivers, with its primary outflows including the Volta River. Much of the electricity of the country is provided for by the lake, while a percentage of the energy produced are exported to Togo, Benin, and other nearby countries, providing some foreign exchange value to the country. It also serves as an important means of transport, and a good location of a vast population of fish and large fisheries, aside from being a tourism destination. The lake has a few islands in tow, including Dodi Island, which is the most visited island in the vicinity. Other islands include Kporve and Dwarf. 

Labadi Beach – Also known as La Pleasure Beach, the Labadi Beach is the busiest chunk of coastline in Ghana. It is located near Teshie, in the Greater Accra region of the country, and is one of Accra's beautiful beaches maintained by local hotels. On holidays and weekends, especially at night, cultural, reggae, hiplife, Playback, and many other performances can be heard and watched. 

 

See more of vibrant Africa and visit its various regions from Ghana's Kotoka International Airport and its short haul routes and destinations. Flights to Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Sao Tome and Principe, Morocco, and many other African countries are available for the taking. Visit the African Great Lakes region, the colourful and lively savannah, and check on the abundance of endemic animals in the rainforests and other natural reserves. Don't forget to take pictures!

 

From Ghana, travellers may explore long haul destinations in Asia and Europe and experience some change of sceneries. As the Kotoka International Airport, the main international airport in the country, is well connected to many routes and destinations, travellers may go and fly directly to destinations including England (United Kingdom), Germany, Netherlands, Turkey, United States, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates, and many others. Note that a few flights are currently suspended and will be until further notice, so check first if the flights are available.

 

How to get out

To get out of Ghana, travellers may head to the Kotoka International Airport and catch flights. The Kotoka International Airport is the country's main international airport located in Accra, providing premier services with capacities for large aircraft. It is operated by Ghana Airports Company limited, and is the hub for Africa World Airlines, Antrak Air, Arik Air, and Starbow Airlines. The airport provides international and domestic flights to travellers via various commercial airlines including Aero Contractors, ASKY Airlines, British Airways, Ceiba Intercontinental, Delta Air Lines, Gambia Bird, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Rwandair, Royal Air Maroc, Middle East Airlines, and many others, covering routes stretching from Asia, Europe, and the rest of Africa. Currently, the airport does not cover destinations to North and South America and Australia, aside from New York, but will soon be improving their roster. 

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