Preparing for the Ghana program

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  • Guidebooks. I suggest that you purchase a guide book for Ghana or West Africa and review it prior to packing. Here are a few possibilities:

Lonely Planet Guide to West Africa

Rough Guide to West Africa

Bradt Travel Guide, the only guidebook dedicated to Ghana, though reviews vary, as you can see.

(By the way, it is easy to withdraw cash from Ghana using bank machines, so you don't have to bring it all with you. More advice of this kind to follow...)

Here's a [,-0.494385&spn=3.322817,3.323364&z=8

map] on which you can find Accra, Cape Coast, Kumasi, and Keta (not far from Dagbamete); Ho is the capital of the Volta Region.  Kokrobite is around 80 kilos west of Accra. Elmina and Kakum are short drives from Cape Coast.