The beating heart of West Africa
One of West Africa's most prosperous and developed nations, Ghana presents visitors with a dizzying patchwork of modernity and tradition. This is a nation blessed with ample natural wealth: Deep forests hide a network of rivers and lakes, fertile plains play host to all manner of wildlife, and gorgeous coasts – marred by the crumbling ruins of colonial fortresses – greet the oceans. But it's in the cities, particularly Accra, where Ghana truly comes alive. The ideal gateway for further exploration into an underexplored part of the world, Ghana is West Africa at its very best.