Ghana is rich in culture because of the many tribes of the country, each with its own sense of identity.
Every one of the ten regions (soon to be sixteen) is occupied by different tribal groups, with the predominant being the Akans, who also exhibit the most diverse cultural practices.
The various tribes celebrate different festivals at different times of the year to showcase their history and ancestral lineage. So all year round, one may be able to witness and experience a display of colorful regalia and age-old practices and traditions highlighted through music, dance and assorted cuisine.
Historical sites and monuments, not to mention countless beaches and national parks and a thrilling night life dotted all over the country will leave a craving for more of this beautiful tropical haven.
Several of these language dialects belong to the same tribal groups and are thus intelligible by the different groups.
For example, the Akans comprise several tribal groups including Fanti, Ashanti, Akyem (Achem), Kwahu, Akuapem, among others. A variant dialect of the Akan language is spoken by each of these tribal groups, and yet each can clearly and easily understand the other.
Another example is the Dagbanli and Mampelle dialects of Northern Region, which are mutually intelligible with the Frafra and Waali dialects of the Upper East Region of Ghana. All four are of the Mole-Dagbani ethnicity.
Only eleven (11) languages in Ghana are government-sponsored. These are four Akan ethnic languages (Akuapem Twi, Asante Twi, Mfantse and Nzema) and two Mole-Dagbani ethnic languages (Dagaare and Dagbanli). The rest are Ewe, Dangme, Ga, Gonja, and Kasem.
It is advisable to consult with your physician as soon as you decide on visiting anywhere in the tropics. They will be able to guide you on the necessary pre-departure health measures and also offer counselling on best practices whiles here.
In the event that you are unable to do so, kindly notify us prior to or immediately upon arrival so we may arrange this service for you in Accra.
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You shall be provided, on arrival, with emergency contact information to your country’s high commission or embassy in Ghana or the nearest option, if unavailable locally.