GHANA: What you need to know
Do I need a visa to move to the first country to gain independence in Africa? Yes you do. However, if your stay for less than 90 days, you can stay and enjoy a dish of fufu or banku -visa free!
It’s not only the local cuisine you will enjoy in Ghana; from surfing the warm swells in the Atlantic Ocean to walking through the Kakum National park, touring the Elmina castle…there is so much to do!
The capital, Accra is seen as one of the most expensive cities to live in due to the huge gap between earning and spending. As with most countries (Kenya included), there is a large variance in the cost of living between locations and between styles of life. If you are prepared to live in a room without air conditioning, in a noisy neighborhood with no security guard by the gate and without electricity for a good part of the day, Accra shouldn’t be too expensive. However you can find a good rental apartment for about Ksh 16,000 in Abelemkpe, Accra.
Moving around the beautiful West African country is easy. Taxis are everywhere and affordable! You should remember that you’ll probably not be the only passenger in a taxi. The taxi drivers believe that if you are a foreigner, you are rich! It is important to settle the price before you depart. Trotros (the ‘matatus’ of Ghana) offer a cheaper option. Taxi fares start from around Ksh 40 for the shortest journeys, up to Ksh 120 if you travel within the city limits. Bear in mind one Ghanaian Cedi is about 18.82 Kenyan shilling.
If you thought Ebola virus is West Africa’s greatest demerit, well, a vaccine against the dreaded disease was recently developed. Ghana has also taken strict precautions over the years to protect her citizens from the disease. To know the difficulties you would experience in Ghana, you need to ask someone who has been there. You need to contact Diaspora Interlink firstname.lastname@example.org for a comprehensive account from our consultants before you leave. They will be just as happy to bid you bon voyage!