Solveig writes: I've just returned from a 3-week trip to Ghana (April/May 2013), mostly along the Western Ghanaian coast and to Ashanti region, and would like to mention that the entrance fees for sights (e.g. Elmina & Cape Coast castle, Kakum National Park) have increased quite a bit for foreigners, plus there is now a … Continue reading Admission and photography fees
My husband and I have lived in Ghana for almost a year, working on a voluntary basis with a chain of low-cost private schools west of Accra. In our free time we have travelled to different parts of the country, and I believe we have seen all the major points of interest. We have used … Continue reading Sandie & Ian’s trip report
1. Prices are substantially higher than those in the book. Hotels were about 25% more expensive on average. The Kakum canopy walk is now up to 30 cedi. Also, I was able to do the nature walk without the canopy walk by just saying that I was scared of heights (I'm not particularly, just was … Continue reading Abby’s updates
I just returned from a 3 month period in Ghana. I would like to express my gratitude for the Bradt travel guide. It was a great asset to carry!! To help improve your guide, I would like to make a few comments. - The prices you mention in the guide are in general too low. The … Continue reading Various updates from Helga
It seems that the overcharging virus has spread to most restaurants. While we paid revised bills initially once we discovered the problem, on one occasion we paid nothing at all which resulted in a major standoff. I think a good policy for travellers to adopt is a) check the bills against the menue (even if … Continue reading Overcharging in restaurants
Danielle from Busua Inn has posted this article about preparing for a trip to Ghana on her blog. It is in French and discusses different areas such as visa, malaria, currency exchange, telephone, transport, etc and should be very useful to French speaking visitors.
Just had this very detailed email in, relating to the 4th edition rather than the 5th, but it seems worth reproducing some parts of it anyway We really appreciated having your very helpful Ghana guidebook on our recent visit to Ghana. We wanted to give you a few suggestions for changes and updates, in case … Continue reading Mary & Natalie’s Accra updates
On June 1, 2010, the Electricity Corporation of Ghana raised its rates dramatically. It was the first increase since 2004! Non-residential rates were increased over a whopping 100%. Before June 1, each unit over the first 600 costs 0.195 p. After June 1 each unit over the first 600 costs 0.450 p, representing an increase of 130.77%! In short, travellers … Continue reading Hotel rates in Ghana