Ghana's warm people, safety, good infrastructure, and widely-spoken English make this a very nice country to visit. Located in West Africa, just barely north of the equator, Ghana is a peaceful country — and the first African state to achieve independence, in 1957.
Accra, the capital of Ghana, has many modern buildings and roads, in addition to the more modest buildings and dirt roads. I've seen more goats living in Accra than in probably any other urban locale.
U.S. President Obama, who visited in Ghana in 2009, is immensely popular there. His image is even printed on textiles available in corner shops.
Religion — a mixture of Christianity, Islam and other beliefs — is very important in Ghana, and many shops are given religious names even if the products sold or services provided are considered secular. Examples include God's Time Enterprise (food), God's Will Enterprise (refrigerator and air conditioner parts), God Is Great (beauty salon), Praise Beauty (motto: Finger of God), Divine Business Ventures (cleaning and pest control), The Lord is my Provider (food), and Have Faith (accommodation agents; not the most reassuring name, in my opinion).
Traffic is horrible in Accra, and vendors take advantage of the congestion by selling goods to idling motorists. You can buy almost everything you could possibly want without ever unbuckling your seatbelt. Examples: bathroom scales, clocks, phone cards, belts, shirts, nuts, fruit, beer, water, bread, model airplanes, balls, end tables, magazines & newspapers, maps, art, toilet paper, sunglasses, phone chargers, vacuum cleaners, sandals, binoculars, tissues, CD cases, wallets, Jesus & Virgin Mary stickers, mirrors, cups, Rubik's Cubes, and candy.
Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park
Kwame Nkrumah was instrumental in securing Ghana's independence from the United Kingdom and served as the country's first president. There's a very interesting museum devoted to his life at the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park. Nkrumah was well-traveled; he met with leaders across the world and lived for years in the United States and United Kingdom. He was a strong advocate of Pan-Africanism, and one of his axioms was: "It has often been said that Africa is poor. What nonsense! It is not Africa that is poor. It is the Africans, who are impoverished by centuries of exploitation and domination."
Jamestown is a coastal part of Accra, with nice views from the top of the lighthouse.
Elmina is a city in Cape Coast, about 160km west of Accra. It has beautiful beaches and a quaint town center and harbor. The most dominant feature of the town is the castle.
This beautiful yet sombre castle was a hub for transatlantic slave trade. People lived here in crowded and squalid conditions while waiting to be shipped off as slaves.