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Ghana is a tropical paradise that offers travellers an extensive range of adventures. Visitors can spend their time swimming in the clear waters, learning about Ghana’s fascinating culture, wading through the tropical forests, or enjoying the delicious Ghanian cuisine.

But how safe is Ghana? The crime rate is low, but some regions experience petty thefts. On a safari vacation, it’s likely you will spend most of your time either at beach or on safari destinations. Nevertheless, visitors should always remain vigilant in your surroundings. There are some safety guidelines that everyone should follow on their visit to Ghana. It includes safety tips about what you should eat, drink, and wear. Some of these safety tips will also help you figure out what one should not do in Ghana.

Travel Safety Tips for Ghana

  • Make sure you are up to date with your vaccinations. You’ll need a yellow fever certificate to enter Ghana plus make sure you have prescription medicines for malaria.
  • In case of emergencies, you can reach the Ghana police at 191. For contacting an ambulance, dial 193.
  • Ghana is a safe place to visit, but you should still be cautious. Visitors should not flaunt wealth and carry what is needed. Avoid wearing expensive jewellery or carrying valuables with you. Ghana isn’t an expensive country, so you’ll need around 200 Ghananian Cedi (approximately $40 or £30). This amount includes transportation, local entertainment, and food expenses. Some safari packages include transport within the city.. To find out how much your Ghana trip could cost you, you can refer to the Budget website.
  • Ghana locals are very friendly and if you are open towards them, they’ll prove to be even more giving. Even the local markets that sell crafts are helpful and will also let you take photographs if you ask.
  • Treat Ghana like you would any foreign country. Avoid walking alone at night and also avoid visiting remote locations alone.
  • Ghana has some beautiful beaches, some of which experience strong currents and riptides. If you are ever caught in a riptide, avoid swimming against the water current, which will only exhaust you. Instead, consider this life-saving advice – swim parallel to the shore to get yourself out of the riptide, then swim back to the shore .
  • Always have travel insurance which covers all the activities you will be doing.

Ghana Safety Tips for Food and Water Consumption

  • The resorts or lodges you stay at will serve Ghana cuisine, which is delicious, but you might need some time to get used to it. Their hot sauce is extremely hot, so be a bit careful. They have other dishes on the menu, such as Fufu and Red Red. Fufu is an acquired taste, but Red Red made from palm oil and beans is more palatable.
  • Avoid drinking tap water in Ghana and drink bottled water instead. Remember that we should not be creating unnecessary plastic waste so it is preferable to carry reusable bottles that can be filled up.

Ghana Travel Advice for What to Wear

  • Ghana is a tropical country.with hot and sunny weather so packlong-sleeved clothing, sunscreen, and a wide-brimmed hat to avoid getting a sunburn. In contrast, the nights are cooler in northern Ghanaso we recommend packing
  • Rural areas in Ghana tend to be very conservative, so visitors should wear modest clothing covering shoulders and knees.

Ghana Travel Advisories