Sports Film and Media Production Internship in Ghana, Accra

A once in a lifetime opportunity for those who wish to explore an exciting new culture whilst developing their filmmaking and photography skills with some of ...
from
£500
/ person
durations start from
14 days

Football Sports Tour in Ghana, Accra

Embrace Ghana with your school, university or football club sports team on this incredible football sports tour in the capital city, Accra. Experience football coaching and ...
from
£595
/ person
durations start from
7 days

Care Work Volunteer Project Abroad in Ghana, Accra

Volunteer on a care work project at an orphanage and give children the chance to have fun and be loved. Reading lessons, help with homework and ...
from
£500
/ person
durations start from
14 days

Teaching Volunteer Project Abroad in Ghana, Accra

Teach English to Ghanaian children as part of a gap year or career break and educate people that have a serious hunger to learn. Bring with ...
from
£500
/ person
durations start from
14 days

Journalism and Media Internship Abroad in Ghana, Accra

Get first hand experience working alongside some of the countries top media people and journalists. Report on current affairs, test your own creative writing skills and ...
from
£1200
/ person
durations start from
28 days

Medical and Healthcare Internship Abroad in Ghana, Accra

Gain valuable experience in the medical and healthcare field on this incredible placement which gives you an inside view on Ghana’s healthcare system. Whether ...
from
£600
/ person
durations start from
14 days

Multi-Sports Tour in Ghana, Accra

What better way to experience one of Africa’s friendliest and exciting nations than embarking on a 7, 10 or 14 day multi-sports tour ...
from
£595
/ person
durations start from
7 days

Building Volunteer Project Abroad in Ghana, Accra

Our hugely rewarding building projects are dictated by community need. As a result, you may find yourself renovating a school, building a home or constructing a ...
from
£1200
/ person
durations start from
28 days

Art and Craft Volunteer Project Abroad in Ghana, Accra

Volunteer on an art and craft project in Ghana and give children the chance to learn new creative forms of art by bringing new techniques to ...
from
£500
/ person
durations start from
14 days

Swimming Teaching Volunteer Project in Ghana, Accra

Teach children and young people how to swim in Ghana and give back a gift that will most certainly save lives. A truly rewarding experience as ...
from
£600
/ person
durations start from
14 days

Sports Physiotherapy Internship in Ghana, Accra

Gain invaluable work experience in Ghana as a sports physiotherapist and give athletes the chance to receive extra support for injuries. Gain elective and work experience ...
from
£1200
/ person
durations start from
28 days

Hockey Coaching Volunteer Project in Ghana, Accra

Coach hockey in Ghana and give children the opportunity to play and be coached in the sport they love. As a volunteer hockey coach, you will ...
from
£500
/ person
durations start from
14 days

African Boxing Experience in Ghana, Accra

Take a boxing training and coaching experience as part of a volunteer holiday, a career break overseas or a boxing gap year and join a boxing ...
from
£500
/ person
durations start from
14 days

Football Coaching & Playing Project in Ghana, Accra

Work as a volunteer football coach in Ghana and give kids the chance to train and play football in a fun, organised way. Coaching football in ...
from
£500
/ person
durations start from
14 days

Ghana Experience Road Trip (3 weeks)

Discover the beauty of one of Africa’s most captivating countries in this action packed adventure tour. Immerse yourself in this diverse and exciting culture ...
from
£1350 £1250
/ person
duration
21 days

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Quick Facts

Name

Ghana

Population

28 million

Capital

Accra

Language

English

Currency

Ghana Cedi (GHS)

Time Zone

UTC+0

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Climate

Being placed just north of the equator Ghana enjoys warm weather year-round, is mostly tropical and experiences two main seasons (wet season and dry season). In northern Ghana, there are two rainy seasons: April – June and September – November. While South Ghana experiences its rainy season from April to mid-November. The tropical climate of Ghana is relatively mild for its latitude. A dry dessert wind, blows in northeast Ghana from December to March, lowering the humidity and causing hot days and cool nights in northern part of Ghana. Average temperatures range from 21°C to 28°C.

Culture

English is the official national language, and it is widely spoken as a result of the country’s long links with Britain. A total of at least 46 African languages and 76 dialects are spoken in Ghana, generally divided into the Akan, Mole-Dagbani, Ewe and Ga language groups.

West Africa is well known for its vibrant music scene, and arguably Ghana has been a key innovator when it came to styles that combined traditional African sounds with foreign influences. From the 1990’s onwards a new style of Ghanaian music was established referred to as ‘Hip-Life’ which is basically hip-hop in the Ghanaian dialect and lending from traditional Ghanaian rhythms and beats.

Ghana is football crazy. It’s the country’s most participated and watched sport, if you get a chance to catch the ‘Black Stars’ (Ghana’s National football team) play don’t pass it up, the atmosphere is electric! Ghana is 2nd in the Africa Cup of Nations overall rankings after winning the competition 4 times and finishing runner-up 5 times.

Gastronomy

Ghanaian cuisine is typically simple, but flavourful. With many meals consisting of thick, well-seasoned stews usually partnered with rice or boiled yams. One of the most popular stews is okra, fish, bean leaf (or other greens), forowe (a fishy tomato stew), plava sauce (spinach stew with either fish or chicken), and groundnut (peanut), one of the country’s national dishes.

Spices feature heavily in the preparation of most Ghanaian dishes. Cayenne, allspice, curry, ginger, garlic, onions, and chili peppers are the most widely used seasonings. Onions and chili peppers (along with tomatoes, palm nuts, and broth) help to make up the basis for most stews.

Transportation

Plane
All international flights come through Ghana’s largest and busiest Kotoka International Airport based in capital (Accra). Ghana’s other airports include Takoradi, Kumasi, Tamale and Sunyani. A host of international airlines fly direct regularly also, with British Airways and Virgin Atlantic fly direct from London to Accra with a 6 hour 30 minute flight time, Delta serves Accra daily from the New York City (JFK), KLM flies daily from Amsterdam, Lufthansa from Frankfurt and Emirates from Dubai. Additionally Africa World Airlines cover Ghana’s internal domestic flight routes.

Bus
STC is the main coach company. They operate long distance domestic and international services. Probably the safest way to travel long distance, and are also pretty quick compared to other options, although even on these services breakdowns are reasonably frequent. STC operate between Accra, Kumasi, Takoradi, Tamale, Cape Coast and other main cities. ‘Express’ or ‘Air-conditioned’ services are quicker and a lot more comfortable than the ordinary services and are now available on the Accra-Kumasi, Accra-Tamale, Accra-Bolgatanga routes.

Car
Roads are variable. In Accra most are fairly good. Significant improvements are being made on the main road between Accra and Kumasi. Most of the roads outside Accra apart from the major ones are dirt tracks. The road between Techiman and Bole is particularly bad and should be avoided if possible. For travel on most roads in the North of the country a 4×4 is required, a saloon car will cope with some of them in the dry season but is not recommended. Also it should be noted that cars with foreign registration are not allowed to circulate between 6PM and 6AM. Only Ghanaian registered vehicles are allowed on the road at this time.

Train
There are rail links between Accra, Takoradi and Kumasi.

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