Ghana, a former British colony, is a beautiful, green and lush country. Since being led to independence on 6 March 1957 by Dr Kwame Nkrumah, the first Sub-Saharan African country to do so, it has seen its reputation as one of the friendliest countries in the area firmly cemented. On the whole Ghanaians are incredibly welcoming and are always keen to ask your name and find out where you are from.
Anyone wanting to explore the country will not be let down either. On the stunning coastlines, poignant reminders of the abhorrent slave trade are still visible. Many of the imposing castles where slaves were held in terrible conditions can still be visited today.