Ghana is a country in West Africa. It borders the countries of Côte d'Ivoire to the west, Burkina Faso to the north and Togo to the east and the Atlantic Ocean Gulf of Guinea to the south.
Ghana's good infrastructure, political stability and widespread use of English make it a gratifying destination for first time visitors to Africa (sometimes called "Africa for beginners"), the people are generally very helpful and welcoming. While their laid back attitude and lack of organised tourist sights/trips can be a little annoying to begin with, before you have been there for very long you realise that it is one of the delights of this country.
Tourism in Ghana is growing very quickly, and more tour operators are seeing increased requests for Ghana as a travel destination. Ghana has gold mines, and is a stable country with good potential for growth.
Ghana means "Warrior King" and the name of the country is derived from the ancient Ghana Empire.