Ghana

by Philip Briggs 

£14.99£17.99

Ghana Travel Guide – Expert advice and travel information featuring Accra hotels and restaurants, national parks and wildlife tours, music and festivals, birdwatching, chocolate, highland hiking, Busua beaches, elephant and monkey tracking. Also covering Gold Coast and Cape Coast history, Ashanti region, Wli Falls, Kejetia market, mud mosques.

Published :  27th Aug 2019
Size :  135 x 216 Edition :  8
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paperback
ISBN : 9781784776282
17.99
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ISBN : 9781784776916
14.99

About this book

This 8th edition of Bradt’s Ghana remains the only dedicated guidebook on the market and the most comprehensive source of travel information on the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to gain independence and the world’s second-largest producer of chocolate. Covering everything from Ghana’s 550km of Atlantic coastline to its remote and sparsely populated northern border with Burkina Faso, this new edition has been thoroughly updated and is an ideal companion no matter what your interests are. Written by Philip Briggs, arguably the world’s most experienced guidebook writer, it covers everything from inexpensive opportunities to see wildlife to cultural and historical aspects such as the slave trading posts.
Background, practical and health information are complemented by a dedicated, illustrated chapter on wildlife, 63 maps and 18 chapters split across five regional sections, from Accra and surrounds to the coast, through eastern and central Ghana, right up to the north. The popular Cape Coast and the Ashanti regions are both covered, as is the increasingly high-profile Chale Wote Street Art festival.
Friendly, safe and inexpensive, Ghana is an ideal destination for first-time visitors to Africa. It is rich in little-visited national parks, forest reserves, cultural sites and scenic waterfalls and blessed with bleached white beaches and the lush rainforest of the Atlantic coastline. Bradt’s Ghana is accompanied by a dedicated, updated website run by the author himself and caters for everyone from birdwatchers to bar-hoppers. Whether you want to cruise the world’s largest man-made reservoir, Lake Volta, on a pokey old steamer, hike with elephants in Mole National Park, or party all night in Accra’s glittering Osu district, Bradt’s Ghana is an indispensable companion.

About the author

Philip Briggs has been exploring Africa since 1986. He has visited more than two dozen African countries and written about most of them for specialist travel and wildlife magazines including Africa Birds & Birding, Africa Geographic, BBC Wildlife, Travel Africa and Wanderlust. His long relationship with Ghana started in 1997, when he researched the first edition of a Bradt guide to the country that is soon to go into its 7th edition. Philip has returned to West Africa regularly since then to update the Bradt Guide to Ghana and to explore neighbouring countries such as Burkina Faso, Mali, Senegal and Gambia. He still spends at least four months on the road every year, usually accompanied by his wife, the travel photographer Ariadne Van Zandbergen, and spends his rest of the time battering away at a keyboard in the sleepy South African coastal village of Wilderness.
This edition has been updated by Nancy Chuang. From peaceful fishing villages to the country’s busiest festivals, she is fully immersed in all aspects of Ghana. Her cultural education has covered jollof and waakye, highlife and reggae, expat bars and chop bars. From the back of a motorbike or the backseat of a trotro, she dives deep into conversations about solo women travellers and how ‘real Americans’ are supposed to look. After multiple visits around Africa, she sees Ghana as one of the friendliest, liveliest, and quirkiest countries on the continent. Nancy is physically based in Brooklyn where her commute unfortunately doesn’t involve canoeing through Ghana’s mangroves.

Contents

Introduction

PART ONE
GENERAL INFORMATION

Chapter 1
Background Information

Geography
and location, Climate, History, Economy, Culture, Language, Religion

Chapter 2
Natural History

Wildlife

Chapter 3
Practical Information

When to
visit, Tourist information, Itineraries and highlights, Tour operators, Red
tape, Getting there and away, Safety and hassles, What to take, Money,
Budgeting, Getting around, Accommodation, Eating and drinking, Public holidays,
Media and communications, Business, Cultural etiquette

Chapter 4
Health

Preparations,
On the road, Safety and security

 

PART TWO
ACCRA AND SURROUNDS

Chapter 5
Accra

History,
Getting there and away, Orientation, Safety, Getting around, Tourist
information and tour operators, Where to stay, Where to eat and drink, Bars and
nightlife, Shopping, Other practicalities, What to see and do

Chapter 6
Around Accra

Teshie-Nungua,
Tema, Prampram and Ningo, Atsiekpoe, Aburi, Shai Hills Resource Reserve,
Kokrobite, Bojo and Langma beaches, Gomoah Fetteh and Senya Beraku

 

PART THREE
THE COAST WEST OF ACCRA

Overview,
Best of the West Coast

Chapter 7
Winneba and the Cape Coast Road

Winneba,
Apam, Mankessim, Saltpond and surrounds, Anomabu and Biriwa, Moree

Chapter 8
Cape Coast and Elmina

Cape
Coast, Kakum National Park, Elmina, Towards Takoradi

Chapter 9
Takoradi

History,
Orientation, Getting there and away, Getting around, Tourist information, Where
to stay, Where to eat and drink, Bars and nightlife, Other practicalities, What
to see and do, Around Takoradi

Chapter 10
Busua and Surrounds

Busua,
Butre, Akwidaa and Cape Three Points

Chapter 11
Axim and the Far Southwest

Prince’s
Town, Axim, Beyin, Nzulezo and the Amansuri Wetlands, Half Assini, Ankassa
Protected Area, Elubo

 

PART FOUR
EASTERN GHANA

Overview,
Best of Eastern Ghana

Chapter 12
Ada and the East Coast

Ada Foah,
Sogakope, Avu Lagoon, Keta and surrounds, Aflao

Chapter 13
Akosombo and Krobo

Akosombo,
Atimpoku and surrounds, Manya Krobo and Yilo Krobo

Chapter 14
Ho and the Volta Interior

Ho,
Amedzofe and the Avatime Hills, Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary, Kpandu,

Hohoe,
Agumatsa Wildlife Sanctuary, Mount Afadjato, Nkwanta

Chapter 15
Koforidua and the Kumasi Road

Koforidua,
Bunso and surrounds, The Kwahu Plateau

 

PART FIVE
CENTRAL GHANA

Overview,
Best of Central Ghana

Chapter 16
Kumasi

History,
Getting there and away, Orientation, Tourist information, Safety, Where to
stay, Where to eat and drink, Bars and nightlife, Shopping, Other
practicalities, What to see and do, Bia National Park and Resource Reserve

Chapter 17
Greater Ashanti

Craft
villages northeast of Kumasi, Owabi Wildlife Sanctuary, Lake Bosomtwe, Obuasi,
Bonkro Picathartes Site, Ejisu and surrounds, Bobiri Forest Reserve and
Butterfly Sanctuary, Effiduase and surrounds, Bomfobiri Wildlife Sanctuary,
Mampong and surrounds

Chapter 18
From Kumasi to Tamale

Sunyani,
Asumura Conservation Initiative, Bui National Park, Techiman and surrounds,
Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary, Kintampo

 

PART SIX
NORTHERN GHANA

Overview,
Best of Northern Ghana

Chapter 19
Tamale and Surrounds

History,
Getting there and away, Getting around, Tourist information, Guides and tours,
Safety , Where to stay, Where to eat and drink, Bars and nightclubs, Shopping,
Other practicalities, What to see and do, Excursions further afield

Chapter 20
Mole National Park

Fees,
History and wildlife, Getting there and away, Where to stay, eat and drink,
What to see and do, Around Mole National Park

Chapter 21
Bolgatanga and the Upper East

Bolgatanga,
Around Bolgatanga, The Gambaga Escarpment, Navrongo, Paga

Chapter 22
Wa and the Upper West

Wa, Around
Wa, Lawra, Tumu, Around Tumu

Appendix 1
Language

Appendix 2
Glossary

Appendix 3
Further Information

Index

 

 

Reviews

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